Local Enterprise Office

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    16/11/2017

    Press Release for Immediate Release - #Carlow Photography Shortlist announced ...

    Carlow County Council’s – Local Enterprise Office has announced the Shortlist of 12 individuals who have been selected for shortlist as part of the #Carlow Digital Photography Competition....

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    14/11/2017

    Green Business Breakfast on 28th November...

    Businesses of all sizes can make significant cost savings by focusing on waste in their business. Every business creates unnecessary waste. This can often be due to complacency and bad habits....

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    09/11/2017

    Celebrating Excellence key business event for Business Community ...

    Companies throughout County Carlow are invited to “Celebrate Excellence” an evening event on 5th December 2017 in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, a showcase end of year event by Carlow County Council’s – Local Enterprise Office which aims to celebrate excellence of County Carlow companies and create connections....

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    08/11/2017

    Partnership approach will result in greater resources for Rural Development ...

    “A partnership approach will result in greater resources for development of Towns & Villages and result in greater economic prosperity for all” was the key message from the executive of Carlow County Council at the Town & Village briefing session which kicked off the delivery process of over €900k worth of projects in 11 communities under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme....

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    07/11/2017

    Council announces final 32 in Student Concept Competition ...

    Today, Carlow County Council’s – Local Enterprise Office has announced the 32 finalists in the Student Concept Competition from over 600 entries from Primary Schools across the County....

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    02/11/2017

    Carlow’s Culinary Festival - A taste for all the family...

    The Carlow Culinary Christmas Food and Drink Festival returns this year to the George Bernard Shaw Theatre at VISUAL in Carlow Town from 7th-9th December. Details of the festival were announced at a launch event last week when Chathaoirleach William Paton was joined by Chief Executive of Carlow County Council , Kathleen Holohan , Head of Enterprise Kieran Comerford , Visual Chief Executive – Ann Mulrooney and Food Producers from across the County. ...

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    31/10/2017

    CARLOW LEO TO SHOWCASE SUCCESS OF SOUTH EASTERN CREATIVE CORRIDOR ...

    Six Local Enterprises Offices to host premier industry conference for independent businesses in the AV industry to celebrate the success of the South Eastern Creative Corridor initiative....

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    31/10/2017

    Town & Village Renewal Scheme - Community and Business Information Meeting...

    Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2017/18 Community & Business Information Meeting - Tuesday 7th November 2017 @ 7.00pm Mount Wolseley Hotel , Tullow , Co. Carlow ...

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    31/10/2017

    Digital Showcase finds out who tells County Carlow Story Best ...

    Three International students from Institute of Technology (Carlow) with their pitch “International Students Carlow” were declared the #Carlow Project Winners for the Third Level Digital Design Challenge as part of the #Carlow Digital Story Telling Project. Khai Lin Teen , Suet Fang Low , Shashi Kumar Aylasomyajula with their project International Students Carlow pitched to the judging panel in front of 70 of their Peers in IT Carlow....

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    31/10/2017

    Raise a glass to Carlows Rural Pub Experience ...

    Today (26th October 2017) publicans from across County Carlow joined Carlow County Council & Carlow Tourism to launch “County Carlow – A Rural Pub Experience” marketing production which features stories from public houses urban and rural. ...

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    26/10/2017

    Carlow Businesses Urged to Plan for their Survival...

    Carlow is first county in Ireland targeted by The Family Business Unit...

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    17/10/2017

    Sales Academy Programme

    The Local Enterprise Office – Sales Academy Programme has been designed helps businesses realize better results by improving conversion rates by development of sales techniques via Training and Mentoring of owner managers and their key staff. ...

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    12/10/2017

    Back for Business has been launched

    Back for Business, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, was launched yesterday. It is designed to support returning emigrants, men and women, who are becoming entrepreneurs through setting up or acquiring a business on their return.........

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    05/10/2017

    Community Partnership key to County Carlow’s €884,487 Town and Village Allocation ...

    “Working in partnership has provided a great result for County Carlow this week” was the key message from Carlow County Council’s Chief Executive Kathleen Holohan welcoming the announcement of funding to eleven areas under the Town & Village Scheme 2017....

  • 04/09/2014

    Local Enterprise Office Launches New Loan Partnership

    The Local Enterprise Office Carlow is teaming up with Microfinance Ireland, to launch a new type of loan support aimed at the small business community in the region....

  • 18/08/2014

    Showcase 2015

    Local Enterprise Office –Carlow is seeking expressions of interest from clients engaged in the craft, design and gift sector interested in taking a stand in the Enterprise Zone at Showcase 18th – 21st January 2015. ...

  • 14/08/2014

    New Frontiers Programme 2014

    Waterford Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Carlow are currently recruiting for their next New Frontiers Programme....

  • 25/07/2014

    Form Group to Exhibit at Kilkenny Arts Festival...

    FORM is a group of designer makers and craftspeople living and working in the Carlow region of Ireland...

  • 03/07/2014

    Applications open for national scheme to help Small Businesses trade online...

    From today, 1 July 2014, small businesses throughout Ireland can apply to the government for digital vouchers to the system in helping their businesses trade online....

  • 30/06/2014

    Gothic Castle stages Business Picnic to make connections happen...

    Duckett’s Grove Castle just outside Carlow Town will be the venue for the second Business Picnic being held on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 hosted by Carlow & Wexford Local Enterprise Offices and partners....

  • 13/06/2014

    Time to GROW your Business

    ManagementWorks is an initiative from the State Company Skillnets, under the Governments Action Plan for Jobs, aimed at providing Owners Managers/Managers of Small and Medium size Businesses with practical, impactful programmes that will make a real difference to them and to that of their business....

  • 13/06/2014

    Minister Rabbitte rolls out whole of Government scheme to support local businesses trading online...

    Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte T.D., this evening brought together Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) from around the country for the first time to upskill their Staff, Mentors and Business Advisors on the important aspects of small business trading online....

  • 23/05/2014

    New craft network launched in Carlow...

    A new craft network, called FORM, was launched this week (14/05/2014) at a reception at VISUAL, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow. The network consists of 12 established designer makers, who create high quality home ware, gifts and wearable pieces. ...

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    14/04/2014

    Local Enterprise Office opened for business...

    The Local Enterprise Office is a new national resource, staffed with professional people with business training, to assist budding entrepreneurs and existing businesses in every county in Ireland....

Case Studies

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    17/08/2017

    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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    17/08/2017

    Goldfish

    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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    17/08/2017

    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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    17/08/2017

    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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    17/08/2017

    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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    16/08/2017

    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....

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  • Dept of Environment
  • South East Business & Innovation Centre (SEBIC
  • Skillsnets
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  • Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Carlow Chambers
  • Carlow County Development Partnership