Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to the Local Enterprise Office, Cork City

Upcoming Events

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26/07/2018Trading Online Voucher Seminar Book online
15/08/2018Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 15th August, 2018... Book online
22/08/2018Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 22nd August, 2018... Book online
05/09/2018Start Your Own Business Book online
26/09/2018GDPR - A Simple Guide for Small Businesses Book online
06/10/2018Start Your Own Business Book online
31/12/2018Expression of Interest - Start Your Own Business courses - 2018... Book online

Latest News

  • 01/06/2018

    Showcase 2019 - open for applications

    Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork City, Cork North & West and South Cork are continuing our support and commitment to the Gift / Craft / Design / Homewares sector by offering a limited number of exhibition spaces to our clients at a subsidised rate of €750.00 for 2m X 2m individual stands located in the Local Enterprise Showcase zone in the RDS Balcony....

  • 18/05/2018

    Cork City Finalist competing for 2018 title at the National Enterprise Awards...

    ‘20 Years of Winners’ are being celebrated by the Local Enterprise Offices, including Local Enterprise Office Cork City, at the 2018 National Enterprise Awards, which will take place on Thursday 24th May at the Mansion House....

  • 25/04/2018

    Practical Help To Navigate Brexit - Páirc Uí Chaoimh - Thursday, 17th May 2018...

    Cork's Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), in partnership with InterTradeIreland (the cross-border trade body), are hosting 'Practical Help To Navigate Brexit' to help local businesses prepare for Brexit....

  • 23/04/2018

    LEAN Programme 2018 for Cork's micro enterprise sector

    Find out more about the upcoming LEAN Programme at our Breakfast Information Meeting on Friday, 4th May 10am-12noon at Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig ......

  • 29/03/2018

    LEO Cork City ... supporting business

    Founded in 2014, and partially funded by LEO Cork City and under the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Fund, OrthoXel is the only orthopaedic trauma company focused exclusively on improving patient outcomes through enhanced fixation to stimulate callus formation with the aim of reducing healing time when the OrthoXel Apex Intramedullary Nailing Systems are implanted....

  • 09/03/2018

    The search is on for Cork City's Best Multi Generational Family Businesses...

    The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald is on the search for Cork City’s best family businesses, calling for nominations for the Multi-Generational Family Businesses Awards 2018. ...

  • 07/03/2018

    Remote Signals to represent Local Enterprise Office, Cork City in the National Enterprise Awards 2018...

    Cork company, Remote Signals ( www.remotesignals.ie ) has been selected by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Cork City to represent it at the 2018 National Enterprise Awards on May 24th in the Mansion House, Dublin....

  • 28/02/2018

    LEO Cork City backs Cork Businesses

    Local Enterprise Week 2018, a national initiative led by the Local Enterprise Offices across Ireland, kicks off on March 4th and runs until March 9th. Throughout the week the Local Enterprise Office (LEO), Cork City has organised a number of events and workshops covering topics such as retail, customer service, digital, GDPR, food, finding customers, funding opportunities and much more, which will be of interest to SMEs and start-ups and those involved in the micro business sector in the city....

  • 23/02/2018

    TAOISEACH AND MINISTER HUMPHREYS MEET IRELAND’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS...

    The bid to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur moves into top gear as candidates prepare for the National Final on 4th March....

  • 22/02/2018

    Local Enterprise Week 2018

    See the wide range of events scheduled locally, covering retail / food / customer service / GDPR / design / finding customers / digital / funding opportunities and many others which will be of interest to those involved in the micro business sector in the city....

  • 05/02/2018

    3,700 new jobs created by LEO-supported companies in 2017...

    3,700 new jobs created in 2017 by Local Enterprise Office-supported companies with 15,000 jobs now created since 2014Preliminary jobs figures for 2017 welcomed by Minister Humphreys and Minister Breen at the Annual Local Enterprise Office and Local Authority Forum in Athlone today...

  • 30/01/2018

    The Social Enterprise Development Fund...

    €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over two years; 2018 – 2020, is now open for applications....

  • 23/01/2018

    Cork design and craft companies in the spotlight at International Showcase event...

    Creative entrepreneurs from Cork city and county are in the spotlight this week, promoting local craft and design to an estimated 5,000 national and international buyers at Showcase in Dublin, Ireland's Creative Expo....

  • 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 ....

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