Local Enterprise Week 2020

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Local Enterprise Week Shines a Light on Doing Business in Donegal


Donegal County Council’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) launched a jam-packed programme for Local Enterprise Week at an event in Rockhill House this morning. Running from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th March, Local Enterprise Week is a great opportunity for Donegal business owners and start-ups to learn from, listen to and network with leaders in their field. 2020 Vision is the theme for the week, which will see a host of industry experts, including Gina London, George Latella and hurling legend Brian Cody, visit Donegal to share their knowledge and top tips with businesses in the county.


Speaking at today’s launch, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise with Donegal County Council said: In business, having a clear vision is critical to helping you achieve the results you want, so our theme for this year’s Local Enterprise Week is 2020 Vision and we’ve put together a full programme of great speakers and events that will help bring inspiration, clarity and focus to your business, whatever sector you’re operating in. From machine automation, to digital marketing expos, food marketing and branding and leadership lessons from sport, there is a lot of knowledge to nurture your imagination and long-term vision. Together with local talent, we have a great mix of national and international speakers sharing their expertise with us, so I’d encourage you to get involved and make the most of this opportunity to drive your business forward.”


Kicking off Local Enterprise Week 2020 is keynote speaker Gina London, a renowned global expert on leadership communications, who will host ‘Achieving Your Vision – Taking Your Business To The Next Level’, in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Monday 2nd March from 10am – 12noon.  Gina works with some of the top companies and executives in the world and will share her key insights into developing leadership. Day two of Local Enterprise Week focuses on digital marketing, the future of manufacturing and performance management for SME’s.


On Wednesday, food businesses will gain unique and practical insights into the world of food marketing and branding from George Latella of St. Joseph’s University at an event in Castle Grove Country House. Business journalist and TV presenter Richard Curran will host a Business Engagement Breakfast in the Radisson Blu Hotel, providing his thoughts and observations on how Donegal businesses can position themselves to maximize the opportunities arising from Brexit.


As part of the Creative Coast, one of Ireland’s leading stylists, Paula Hughes will deliver a creative styling workshop in Lough Eske Castle on Thursday 5th March. On the final day of Local Enterprise Week, three record breaking managers in GAA and hockey, Brian Cody, Arlene Boyles and Martin Mc Hugh will participate in a business conference with a difference, sharing some of the secrets and sacrifices that made them champions in their field and discussing the parallels their leadership, sporting approach and achievements have with the business world.

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To discover the full programme of events and book tickets, visit www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or call the Donegal Local Enterprise Office on (074) 916 0735.