Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to The Local Enterprise Office Carlow

What is the Local Enterprise Office?

The Local Enterprise Office is for people interested in starting up a new business or are already in business including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start-ups and business looking to expand.

The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business as part of a network of 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland.

Local Enterprise Offices offer you a wide range of experience, skills and services.  Your Local Enterprise Office in Carlow is based in Enterprise House, O'Brien Road in Carlow Town.

An initiative of the Action Plan for Jobs, Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are committed to delivering an enhanced and more integrated support service for micro and small business in Ireland.

How We Can Help You

Local Enterprise Office - Carlow  will continue to serve as a first stop shop to provide support and services to start, grow and develop micro business in the County Carlow area.

The key objectives of  LEO - Carlow is to provide;

Latest News

Case Studies

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    Christening Generations New Venture All Sewn-Up...

    Sole trader and second-generation dress-maker, Miriam Lloyd, set up her new venture ‘Christening GeneratioMiriam's pull quotens’ in 2016, to customise bridal gowns, making them into heirloom christening robes.........

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    Ireland’s growing reputation as a destination for customer service contact centres has opened-up a gap in the market for local suppliers. Gordon O’ Neill, co-founder of cloud-based telecoms provider Goldfish in County Wicklow, tells us how this industry is providing new opportunities for SMEs.........

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    Carlingford Brewing Company

    After more than a decade working in accountancy and recruitment, Des Goldrick decided to set-up his own craft beer enterprise. Today, he’s brewing up a storm in his own business, as he takes us on a tour of the Carlingford Brewing Company in County Louth.........

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    Applied Concepts

    We meet National Enterprise Award winner, Mark Clendennen of Applied Concepts in Offaly, to hear how he became the country’s only manufacturer of blasting machinery and is now exporting Irish-made industrial equipment around the world from his base in the Midlands.........

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    Áine Hand Made Chocolate

    We talk tactics, taste and truffles with entrepreneur and LEO client, Ann Rudden, as she takes us on a tour of Aíne Hand Made Chocolate...

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    Water2Buy Limited

    We talk new beginnings, break-through moments and European domination with entrepreneurs and LEO clients, Kevin Egan and David Forde, as they show us around Water2Buy Limited....

Our Partners

  • Local Authorities Ireland
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Microfinance
  • Revenue
  • EUGO
  • EGF
  • Bord Bia
  • Dept of Social Protection
  • DJEI
  • Dept of Environment
  • South East Business & Innovation Centre (SEBIC
  • Skillsnets
  • Carlow Libraries
  • Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Carlow Chambers
  • Carlow County Development Partnership