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Upcoming Events

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23/11/2017Business Advice Clinic - Thursday 23rd November, 2017... Book online
28/11/2017 BREXIT Clinic - Tuesday 28th November, 2017 Book online
29/11/2017Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 29th November, 2017... Book online
06/12/2017Trading Online Voucher Information Seminar Book online
06/12/2017Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 6th December, 2017... Book online
13/12/2017Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 13th December, 2017... Book online
31/12/2017Expression of Interest for Mentoring Support Book online

Latest News

  • 12/10/2017

    Cork & Kerry LEOs celebrate National Women's Enterprise Day 2017...

    Organised by Local Enterprise Offices in Cork and Kerry, National Women’s Enterprise Day for the South West will be of interest to businesswomen across all sectors. The event will celebrate the success stories of female entrepreneurs and encourage more women across the region to access enterprise supports for starting or growing a business....

  • 15/08/2017

    Autumn Training Schedule commences on 30th August

    Do you own/manage a small business? If you do, then our upcoming courses might be of interest to you ....

  • 10/08/2017

    Are you working in a family business?

    If you're working in a family business, then our Succession Planning programme commencing this September may be of interest to you....

  • 16/06/2017

    Be part of Showcase 2018

    Showcase 2018 will take place from 21st – 24th January 2018 at the RDS, Dublin. (www.showcaseireland.com). This strictly trade-only event is recognised as the annual leading Gift Show in Ireland with more than 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent. The four –day event attracts over 5,000 domestic and overseas buyers. ...

  • 30/05/2017

    Brexit SME Scorecard’ now available for LEO clients– Minister Breen ...

    Local Enterprise Offices will be the “first-stop-shop” for micro and small businesses for Brexit guidance and supports Minister Breen urges LEO clients to be Brexit ready and announces suite of Brexit supports for micro and small businesses totaling €3.4 million 30th May 2017 ...

  • 18/05/2017

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches InterTradeIreland’s Brexit Advisory Service...

    A dedicated InterTradeIreland advice service aimed at helping SMEs navigate the challenges of Brexit was unveiled by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (15/5/17). ...

  • Rebel Chilli

    09/05/2017

    Rebel Chilli, Cork City Finalist at National Enterprise Awards - 25th May, 2017...

    Rebel Chilli, representing LEO Cork City, has been officially announced by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. as a finalist in this year’s National Enterprise Awards....

  • Student Enterprise Awards

    04/05/2017

    Local students win enterprise award at National Final...

    Teenage entrepreneurs from Cork City have won 2 awards at the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals this week, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) for secondary schools. ...

  • Student Enterprise Awards

    28/04/2017

    Cork City students ready for Croke Park National Final...

    The Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D., met with several enterprising teenagers ahead of the National Final of the Student Enterprise Programme next Wednesday, which is organised and run by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) across the country. Now in its 15th year, an estimated 22, 000 pupils from 620 secondary schools nationwide participated this year. The aim of the LEO-run programme is to develop links between the education system and the real economy, so that school leavers gain the skills and practical knowledge of running a business, enabling more of them to consider self-employment as a future career option. ...

  • 25/04/2017

    Prepare for Brexit .... upcoming Breakfast Seminar

    Join Enterprise Ireland on 3rd May (08:00-10:30) in the Maryborough Hotel, Cork, for a panel discussion to include Jim Woulfe, CEO of Dairygold and Katherine O'Sullivan, General Manager, O'Donnell Furniture. Hosted by Jonathan Healy, Broadcaster, this event will focus on identifying exposure to Brexit, winning international sales and other strategies to address Brexit challenges and opportunities. With contributions from Anne Lanigan, Manager of the Enterprise Ireland Brexit Unit; Marina Donohue, Manager of Enterprise Ireland Northern Europe and UK and the opportunity to pose your own questions, it promises to be a must attend for those serious about preparing and planning for Brexit. This event is suited to companies who may have an exposure to Brexit on the export or supply side or are concerned about competition in the market place. Attendance is free but registration necessary. To register, please click here Queries to: Brexit Unit Enterprise Ireland T: +353 (0) 1 727 2727 E: Brexitunit@enterprise-ireland.com www.enterprise-Ireland.com ...

  • 25/04/2017

    Aged Living Technology Competition

    Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway Initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance launched the €80k Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland on 13/4/17. Through this Challenge call, Cork County Council wishes to explore low cost, innovative and accessible solutions that will help all of its older citizens to maintain a good quality of life and enable them to remain and feel secure in their home. Solutions sought should address one or more of the effects of being / feeling isolated and insecure and in particular increase the resilience of older people to respond to the impacts of critical events. The competition is open to any organisation, university and service providers. Interested parties can apply on eTenders, closing date 2/6/17. For details of the information session on 28/4/17 and other queries, contact claire_davis@corksmartgateway.ie ...

  • 04/04/2017

    Prepare for Brexit with the Enterprise Ireland Brexit SME Scorecard...

    Early planning and preparation is a critical factor in a company's ability to respond to the business challenges that Brexit presents. ...

  • 20/03/2017

    Local Enterprise Week 2017 “a big success” in Cork City

    Local Enterprise Week (5th-10th March) has been a big success in the city, especially in raising awareness of supports for small businesses, according to Local Enterprise Office, Cork City....

Case Studies

  • 08/06/2016

    The Stories Behind our Clients

    European domination with entrepreneur and LEO client, Kevin Egan, and David Forde as they show us around Water2Buy Limited and Ann Rudden of Aine Hand Made Chocolate had to completely change strategy ...

Our Partners

  • Microfinance Ireland
  • Futurallia
  • UCC
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • CIT
  • Bord Bia