National Women's Enterprise Day Border Region event takes place in Cavan

On Wednesday October 19th more than 130 business women from Counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Monaghan and Louth attended National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) in the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel to share their “road to success”. The event was organised by the Local Enterprise Office Cavan and held in association with the Cavan Business Women’s Club.

Guest speakers, including Margaret Reilly of CTR Manufacturing Ltd and Grand Designs Kitchens & Bedrooms in Drogheda, Mairead Lavery, Editor of Irish Country Living magazine and Patricia Callan, Director of the Small Firms Association, revealed to a packed room their business success secrets, and gave inspired and motivational presentations on how women can make it in the business world.

Last year, Local Enterprise Offices all over Ireland supported over 11,000 female entrepreneurs through training, mentoring, direct financial assistance and networking. Local Enterprise Office Cavan encourages even more local businesswomen to access enterprise supports available to them in 2016.

Niamh Smyth TD with NWED Speakers _ Marcella Rudden LEO Cavan

Marcella Rudden, Acting Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Cavan said:

We want local women entrepreneurs to truly believe in themselves and to succeed. We are here to encourage and to help businesswomen in the county along their entrepreneurial journey. The theme of this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day was ‘road to success’ and at our event we heard inspiring stories from women who have achieved great success and who generously shared their stories.”

Marcella continued “Patricia Callan, Director of the Small Firms Association gave some interesting statistics in relation to the SME sector. She said that one third of the total Irish Economy comes from SMEs, they provide more than 50% of the total employment in 17 counties in Ireland and account for 49% of private sector employment”.

National Women’s Enterprise Day is an annual initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices and is supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Local Authorities Network.

Further information on the supports available to small businesses and start-ups is available on our website