Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to Local Enterprise Office CAVAN

What is the Local Enterprise Office?

The Local Enterprise Office is for people who are interested in starting up a new business and for existing businesses who are looking to grow.

We work with entrepreneurs, early-stage promoters, start-ups and expanding businesses.

The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to business and start-ups, as part of a network of 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland.

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 businesses in Ireland.

Your Local Enterprise Office, LEO Cavan, offers a wide range of services, experience and skills to help you get started or to grow your business.

How Can We Help You?

Local Enterprise Office Cavan serves as a first stop shop to provide support and services to start, grow and develop micro business in Cavan.

The key objectives of LEO Cavan are to provide;

Upcoming Events

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28/01/2020Start Your Own Business Programme - No. 1 Spring 2020... Book online
06/02/2020Start Your Own Business Programme - Evening No. 1 - Spring 2020... Book online
27/01/2020Customs Training Workshop Book online
06/02/2020Using Facebook and Instagram for Your Business (Beginner) _ Spring 2020... Book online
25/02/2020ROS_Revenue Online Services_Spring 2020 Book online
12/03/2020Bookkeeping & Taxation for Small Business (Daytime)_Spring 2020... Book online
26/03/2020Marketing for Small Business (Day)_Spring 2020 Book online

Latest News

  • 14/01/2020

    Spring 2020 Training Schedule Launched

    Whether you are looking to start, have recently started, or plan to grow your business in 2020, you can kick-start your business dreams and avail of our many short and practical training programmes....

  • 20/12/2019

    Cavan Calling

    The unmissable homecoming festival for Cavan’s Diaspora, which takes place from 20-23 August 2020.

  • 19/12/2019

    Diaspora Open Day

    Local Enterprise Office Cavan and Cavan Digital Hub are holding an Open Day for Diaspora who are home visiting family or friends in Cavan over the Christmas holiday period and are interested in returning to Cavan to work or do business in 2020. ...

  • 24/10/2019

    Inaugural Prosper Cavan

    A snapshot of the recent Prosper Cavan event held in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin. The mission for Prosper Cavan is to develop a network of support among Cavan’s business diaspora to enhance prosperity in the county through co-operation, knowledge sharing, creativity, inspiration and a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem. ...

  • 17/10/2019

    Food eirEEN Meet the Buyer & Matchmaking Event

    Enterprise Europe Network, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices in Ireland and Invest NI, is hosting Food eirEEN, a food “Meet the Buyer” event which offers participants a unique opportunity to engage in face-to-face sales meetings with senior food buyers from throughout Ireland and the EU....

  • 15/10/2019

    Business Supports for Start-Ups and Expanding Businesses in Preparation for Brexit...

    Local Enterprise Office Cavan, in association with Ballyconnell Credit Union, invite you to an open evening to learn about specific business supports and financial assistance for starts up and expanding SME's. Information will also be provided on supports available in preparation for the risks and opportunities associated with Brexit....

  • 11/10/2019

    CNET Network Event - Human Resources & The Digital Transformation...

    The penultimate Cavan Employers & HR Skills network event for 2019 is to take place on Wednesday 23rd October in the new Cavan Digital Hub. The theme for this event is Human Resources & The Digital Transformation....

  • 16/09/2019

    Student Enterprise Programme 2019/2020 Commences

    We are delighted to announce that the Student Enterprise Programme for 2019/2020 has commenced! This educational and fun-packed initiative teaches second level students what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur and set up and run their own business over the course of the academic year....

  • 15/07/2019

    Making It Happen: LEO Cavan helps food company respond to Brexit challenges...

    Sometimes, changing a business model is not enough, it’s the whole business that has to change.

  • 21/06/2019

    Customs Training Workshop in Preparation for Brexit

    Are you planning to move goods to, from or through the UK after Brexit? Prepare your business for customs at this one-day interactive workshop, run regionally by the Local Enterprise Offices....

  • 18/06/2019

    Cavan Digital Hub Invites Expressions of Interest for Workspace...

    Cavan Digital Hub is now open and welcomes expressions of interest for work space. Offering a range of office solutions: hot desks, dedicated desks, private offices and meeting rooms....

  • 17/06/2019

    Riverside Spa to compete for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur National Title...

    Competing for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in the upcoming national final will be Caroline Thompson of Riverside Spa in Cavan. The company was founded by Caroline in 2009 and currently employs 25 staff with further planned expansion expected to bring this figure to 70 by 2020. ...

  • 05/06/2019

    Cavan Ice-Cream Maker wins National Innovation Award

    Ice-cream manufacturer, Ice Cream Treats, won the ‘Innovation’ award at this year’s National Enterprise Awards, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate Ireland’s best small businesses....

Case Studies

  • 14/01/2019


    See How LEO Cavan Help in Making It Happen. Meet Jess Kavanagh of Olann, based in Drung, Co. Cavan, who exports 99% of her hand-dyed yarns around the world and employs 7 staff. ...

  • 24/01/2017


    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 ...

  • 24/01/2017

    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 ...

Our Partners

  • Enterprise Ireland
  • CITC
  • Dept. of Jobs, Enterprise, & Innovation
  • Intertrade Ireland
  • Microfinance Ireland
  • Bord Bia
  • National Association of Community Enterprise Centres
  • Companies Registration Office
  • Department of Social Protection
  • Revenue Irish Tax and Customs
  • Education and Training Boards Ireland