Local Enterprise Office

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Upcoming Events

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25/04/2018Trading Online Voucher Seminar Book online
26/04/2018Business Advice Clinic -Thursday 26th April, 2018 Book online
10/05/2018Managing the Money in the Small Business Book online
12/05/2018Start Your Own Business Book online
15/05/2018Business Advice Clinic - Tuesday 15th May 2018 Book online
16/05/2018Results-Focused Marketing Book online
22/05/2018Business Advice Clinic - Tuesday 22nd May 2018 Book online

Latest News

  • 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 ....

  • 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 ...

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