64 new jobs to be created with €262K in Grants to Fingal Businesses

64 new jobs to be created with €262K in Grants to Fingal Businesses

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Sixteen Fingal businesses approved for financial supports from the Local Enterprise Office Fingal will create twenty two new jobs immediately, growing to sixty four within the next twelve months.

Sixty-four new jobs and over €262,500 in financial supports have been announced for Sixteen Fingal start-ups and growing small businesses, in the latest announcement of job-creation grants by the Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO) this week.

The sixteen local businesses were approved for business priming grants, business expansion grants and innovation grants by the Evaluation Committee of the Fingal Local Enterprise Office this month. The Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Darragh Butler and the Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid presented grant approval letters to each of the 16 businesses at a specially convened awards event in County Hall today, 5th July.

Mayor Darragh Butler, who himself served for several years previously on the Fingal County Enterprise Board is very familiar with the importance of supporting start-ups, commenting:

“Local business is the lifeblood of our economy and the local authority has a crucial role to ensure that small businesses and start-ups are given every opportunity to succeed. I am delighted that our Local Enterprise Office in Fingal is proactively and successfully encouraging and incentivising entrepreneurship”.

Oisín Geoghegan, Head of Enterprise with Fingal County Council, confirmed that the small businesses approved for funding are creating at least twenty two new jobs immediately, a figure that will increase to sixty four new jobs within the next 12 months. This LEO investment is worth €262,500, bringing the total approved this year to €490,000.

Announcing the latest series of grant approvals for the Fingal Businesses, Geoghegan said: “Financial supports provided by the Fingal Local Enterprise Office can be crucial in helping start-ups to flourish in their first year of operation. This month we have a range of exciting new small businesses that have great potential to create further jobs in Fingal in the coming years.”

The sixteen start-up companies (located in Swords, Balbriggan, Howth Junction, Portmarnock, The Ward, Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Skerries, The Naul, Malahide and Lusk) were approved for Business Priming and Business Expansion Grants. Included in this “crop” of exciting businesses are six food and drink start-ups, including Fingal’s first substantial Craft Beer brewery, a ready to cook vegetable meal producer and a ready to go healthy breakfast producer. In addition the Local Enterprise office approved funding for new jobs in international corporate tourism, an export-oriented craft producer, a cloud based business intelligence company specialising in hospital services, an engineering company producing solutions for food production, a ceramics manufacturer, a precision engineering company, a chemical product provider, and an Android tablet developer creating products for the over 65’s.

Presenting letters of offer to each of the 16 grant approved businesses, Paul Reid, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council said: “In the first two quarters of 2016 we have seen increasingly strong demand for services provided by our Local Enterprise Office. On the back of continued improvement in our economy, the Local Enterprise Office has reported an acceleration in actual job creation and investment among small businesses in Fingal”.

Reid continued: “In the first six months of 2016 we have provided one to one business support services to more than 500 businesses and would-be entrepreneurs, not to mention the many hundreds of others that have availed of all of the wide variety of business support programmes, financial assistance and management development training programmes that the Fingal Local Enterprise Office has organised. All of this is having a profoundly positive impact on our local economy and continued growth.”

A Business ‘Priming Grant’ is a business start-up grant for qualifying small businesses.  The Business ‘Expansion grant’ is designed to assist the business in its growth phase after the initial 18 month start-up period. Feasibility Study Grant assistance is provided to individuals or businesses that wish to develop new products or services or explore international markets. Business Priming and Expansion grants are capped at €80,000 per application, while Feasibility Study grants are €20,000 maximum.

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List of businesses approved for funding:

 

Company   Name

Product

Location

Type of   Grant

1

Howth Beer Ltd.       T/A Hope   Beer

Craft Beer Manufacturer

Howth Junction

Business priming Grant

 

2

Kennedy's Convenient Foods Ltd.

Ready to cook Vegetable meals

The Ward

Business priming Grant

3

Discover XT Ltd         T/A Bear   Grylls

Premium outdoor adventure and teambuilding agency

Swords

Business Expansion Grant

4

MW Control Solutions Ltd.

Specialised in developing automated systems for the food &   beverage industry

Lusk

Business Expansion Grant

5

Delvin Studios Ltd

Design Manufacture and distribution of home décor, garden and gift   items

Balbriggan

Business Expansion Grant

6

DMGM Ltd.               T/A Med   Modus

MedModus   provides   business intelligence services to hospitals and other healthcare organisations   through its cloud based BI platform

Portmarnock

Business Expansion Grant

7

The Lo-Cal Kitchen Ltd

The first to introduce Juice Shots to the Irish market in the form of   their potent duo, the Flu Shot and Liver Shot.

Castleknock

Business priming Grant

8

Irish Gold Potatoes Ltd.

Manufactures a Potato Flake Convenience Meal

Lusk

Business priming Grant

9

Everest Granola Ltd.

Manufactures tasty Granola Cups

Blanchardstown

Business Expansion Grant

10

Radek Zemlicka       T/A Touch   Design Ceramics

Design and production of a range of high quality handmade stoneware   table ware

Balbriggan

Business Expansion Grant

11

MAC Precision Engineering Ltd

MAC Precision is the leading Manufacturer of kick plates and finger   plates in Ireland

Skerries

Business Expansion Grant

12

Cliffrun Media Ltd.

Development of a new android Tablet for Seniors (65+)

Malahide

Feasibility Study/Innovation

13

Sidline Enterprises Ltd T/A Sani Crop Protection

Manufactures and markets a range of agricultural spray adjuvants for   the Irish Market

Skerries

Feasibility Study/Innovation

14

Catriona Whyte       T/A Naul   Brewing

Gluten Free Craft Beer

The Naul

Feasibility Study/Innovation

15

Pluxty Ltd

Innovative Baby Changing Mat

Malahide

Feasibility Study/Innovation

16

Webringg Ltd

Delivery drivers app and platform for the retail sector

Castleknock

Feasibility Study/Innovation

 

 

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