Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to Local Enterprise Office Fingal

About the Local Enterprise Office

Fingal Local Enterprise Office is one of 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland. It is for people interested in starting up a new business or already in business including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters and small businesses looking to expand. The team at Fingal comprises a wide range of experience, skill and services to offer you advice, information, training and support in starting up or growing your business.

Our Mission

We aim to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high quality supports for your business ideas

How We Can Help You

Local Enterprise Office Fingal serves as a 'first stop shop', providing entrepreneurs in Fingal, North County Dublin with advice on starting and growing a small business, high-quality business training and financial support. 

We provide the following services:

 

Upcoming Events

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19/10/2021Prepare Your Business for Customs - Tuesday 19th October 2021... Book online
26/10/2021Start Your Own Business - Tuesday 26th October 2021... Book online
28/10/2021Instagram for Aces - Thursday 28th October 2021 Book online
01/11/2021QQI Cert in Social Media and Digital Marketing - Monday 1st November 2021... Book online
02/11/2021Consumer and Market Research - Tuesday November 2nd 2021... Book online
05/11/2021Trading Online Voucher Webinar - Friday 5th November 2021... Book online
31/12/2021Pre-MFI COVID-19 Business Loan Application Advice Book online

Latest News

  • 05/08/2021

    The Green Economy: What's in it for your business?

    Fingal based businesses that are re-opening during the Summer months are urged to check their entitlements under government-funded schemes to help them to re-open. Local Enterprise Office Fingal is actively promoting the schemes to ensure that local businesses are aware of the funding that may be available to them. Meanwhile, the drive to Look for Local has gained momentum in Fingal, with consumers buying in to support local enterprises....

  • 05/08/2021

    Re-opening Businesses urged to apply for Funding Schemes as the Summer "Look for Local" drive continues...

    Fingal based businesses that are re-opening during the Summer months are urged to check their entitlements under government-funded schemes to help them to re-open. Local Enterprise Office Fingal is actively promoting the schemes to ensure that local businesses are aware of the funding that may be available to them. Meanwhile, the drive to Look for Local has gained momentum in Fingal, with consumers buying in to support local enterprises....

  • 16/07/2021

    Look for Local Campaign urges consumers to Shop Fingal!

    A new campaign by Fingal Local Enterprise Office, which was launched this week, is asking consumers to look local when they are shopping for products, services and experiences this Summer. The Look for Local & Shop Fingal campaigns, supported by Enterprise Ireland and Fingal County Council, aim to raise awareness of the benefit of spending in your local area....

  • 16/07/2021

    Senior Enterprise Development Officer

    The Senior Enterprise Development Officer (SEDO) is a specialist role within the Local Enterprise Office in Fingal. The SEDO will facilitate the delivery of a high standard quality system of co-ordinated and cohesive State support to the micro and small business sector. The successful candidate will be required to make a significant contribution to the implementation of a strategic plan to support enterprise, entrepreneurship and job creation at a local level. Success will be measured by the impact of LEO supports provided to small businesses and the extent to which micro business and start-ups in the region are developed. The position will be whole-time and permanent. The appointee will be prohibited from engaging in or having any connection with any outside business or activity that would interfere with the performance of the duties of the position and/or lead to a conflict of interest. The primary role of the Senior Enterprise Development Officer is to support the Head of Enterprise in Fingal, in the management of operations and in the achievement of the LEO’s business goals. ...

  • 02/06/2021

    Look for Local Campaign

    With many elements of the economy reopening over the coming weeks and months, the Local Enterprise Offices are working closely with their clients to ensure they are best prepared to make the most of it. To compliment the training and mentoring that each Local Enterprise Office is engaged in to assist their clients with the reopening, the LEOs have agreed a partnership with Google Digital Garage to deliver a series of webinars. These five expert led webinars will cover a range topics that are vital to a businesses online success from Search Engine Optimisation to your Digital Strategy. This will enable LEO clients to best position their business online as the economy continues to reopen. The training is the first element of this year’s Look for Local campaign by the Local Enterprise Offices. Having run initially in November & December 2020 the Look for Local campaign encouraged people to look in their own locality for goods and services. The new campaign which is being developed will run in July and will again spotlight LEO clients across the country. The training will ensure LEO clients are in the best possible position to maximise the exposure that the campaign will bring across the country. ...

  • 02/06/2021

    Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID(SBASC) Q2

    With many elements of the economy reopening over the coming weeks and months, the Local Enterprise Offices are working closely with their clients to ensure they are best prepared to make the most of it. To compliment the training and mentoring that each Local Enterprise Office is engaged in to assist their clients with the reopening, the LEOs have agreed a partnership with Google Digital Garage to deliver a series of webinars. These five expert led webinars will cover a range topics that are vital to a businesses online success from Search Engine Optimisation to your Digital Strategy. This will enable LEO clients to best position their business online as the economy continues to reopen. The training is the first element of this year’s Look for Local campaign by the Local Enterprise Offices. Having run initially in November & December 2020 the Look for Local campaign encouraged people to look in their own locality for goods and services. The new campaign which is being developed will run in July and will again spotlight LEO clients across the country. The training will ensure LEO clients are in the best possible position to maximise the exposure that the campaign will bring across the country. ...

  • 20/05/2021

    National Merit award for Fingal Students

    Ireland’s Finest Young Student Entrepreneurs Celebrated at National Finals in Virtual Ceremony at Croke Park.

  • 25/03/2021

    Local Enterprise Office Fingal to Host Free Digital Skills Webinar in Partnership with Google’s Digital Garage...

    Local Enterprise Office Fingal, in partnership with Google’s Digital Garage will host a series of five free digital skills training webinars for small local businesses in the Fingal Region....

  • 05/03/2021

    First Virtual Local Enterprise Week a Success for Fingal...

    Over 2,000 budding entrepreneurs and business owners in Fingal have taken part in online events this week, marking Local Enterprise Week, which has been hailed as a success by LEO Fingal....

  • 01/03/2021

    Fingal’s Businesses Encouraged to Go Green with Two New Programmes...

    Fingal’s small businesses are being encouraged to become more sustainable this year following the launch of two new programmes to green your business....

  • 18/02/2021

    Countdown to the First Virtual Local Enterprise Week Continues...

    An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. has announced the full programme of events for Local Enterprise Week (LEW), which is taking place online from Monday, March 1st to Friday, March 5th...

  • 12/02/2021

    Kianda Technologies Wins at National Enterprise Awards

    Blanchardstown based Kianda Technologies, who are supported by Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal, were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards (NEA). The awards, which took place virtually were broadcast online from the Mansion House in Dublin, are in their 22nd year and run annually by the LEOs....

  • 09/02/2021

    Looking to the Future: The First Virtual Local Enterprise Week is Launched!...

    LEO Fingal has launched a series of exciting business events and initiatives to take place completely online during Local Enterprise Week (LEW), which is happening between the 1st and 5th of March 2021....

Case Studies

  • Kianda Technologies

    14/11/2020

    Kianda Technologies: Fighting the Virus with Both Human and Virtual Expertise...

    Meet the Fingal Enterprise Awards 2020 Winner: Kianda Technologies; supporting companies around the world through COVID-19 with fast-build digital solutions such as employee health assessment forms and remote workforce collaboration workflows....

  • Tracy Gilbert Design

    29/04/2020

    Tracy Gilbert Designs

    Jewellery designer Tracy Gilbert, based in Donabate, Dublin, has had to adapt her business to deal with the age of COVID-19....

  • myPatientSpace

    06/12/2019

    myPatientSpace

    Meet Fingal Enterprise Awards 2019 Finalist: myPatientSpace; a next-generation digital patient engagement and relationship management platform for healthcare providers to streamline and improve management of patients during care....

  • Hidramed Solutions

    06/12/2019

    Hidramed Solutions

    Meet Fingal Enterprise Awards 2019 Finalist: Hidramed Solutions; a wound care company developing wound care solutions for people living with Hidradentitis Suppurativa and chronic wounds....

  • 24/10/2019

    Frequency

    Meet the Fingal Enterprise Awards 2019 Finalist: The Wriggler by Pluxty Ltd; the first portable changing mat designed specifically for babies and toddlers who wriggle at nappy changing time....

  • 24/10/2019

    Pluxty

    Meet the Fingal Enterprise Awards 2019 Finalist: The Wriggler by Pluxty Ltd; the first portable changing mat designed specifically for babies and toddlers who wriggle at nappy changing time....

  • Celtic Candles

    11/09/2019

    Celtic Candles

    Meet the Fingal Enterprise Awards 2019 Finalist: Celtic Candles; a manufacturer and supplier of scented candles and aromatic products to the Irish and UK market. They also wholesale bulk tealights and catering candles to the catering and wholesale market....

  • Busterbox

    03/07/2019

    BusterBox

    Meet the Fingal Enterprise Awards 2019 Runner-up: Busterbox; a subscription service for dog owners sending a box of fun, exciting toys and healthy treats to thousands of subscribers in Ireland and the UK....

  • Cult Drinks

    19/06/2019

    Cult Drinks Fly the Flag for Fingal

    Meet the Fingal Enterprise Awards 2019 Winner: Cult Drinks an established diversified portfolio of owned and agency Alcoholic Beverages which are distributed into domestic and international markets....

  • WeBringg_Thumnail

    22/11/2018

    Making It Happen: LEOs bring it for WeBringg...

    ‘The difference between an idea and a successful start-up? A priming grant". Working with LEO Fingal has helped WeBringg connect retailers and consumers around the globe. ...

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    22/06/2017

    DropChef give food for thought

    DropChef is the smartest way to cook to healthy dinner! We deliver all the ingredients you need, in exactly the right quantities, along with an easy to follow step-by-step recipe card....

  • HB

    26/05/2017

    Hope Beer share their Story

    Hope Beer is a range of premium craft beers brewed at Howth Junction, Dublin 5. We are the only microbrewery in Fingal and one of only a handful in Dublin....

  • 24/06/2016

    Water2Buy-Limited

    We talk beginnings, growing and European domination with entrepreneur and LEO client, Kevin Egan and David Forde as they show us around Water2Buy Limited....

  • 29/08/2014

    Happynest - Premium Nursery Products & Babywear

    Christine Carolan, talks to us about her journey in founding Happynest which provides a unique range of premium quality reversible nursery products and babywear...

  • 22/07/2014

    Patel's - Innovative Curry Company

    Patel's, an innovative curry company based in Dublin, with one main goal - to make cooking curry authentic and convenient at a good price....

Our Partners

  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Dublin Food Chain
  • Bord Bia
  • Plato Dublin
  • Microfinance Ireland
  • Skillnets
  • IE Domain Registry
  • Department of Social Protection
  • Failte Ireland