Local Enterprise Week 2021

Local Enterprise Week

Spotlight Event


Tuesday March 2nd 10am - 1pm

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The Local Enterprise Office Galway is hosting a spotlight event for Local Enterprise Week 2021 – this event will focus on new businesses that have emerged because of the pandemic and current businesses that have used innovative ideas to increase sales and visibility through the pandemic.


Facilitator and speaker: Damian Young: Commercial Manager; National Design Innovation Hub; Centre 4 Design

  • Dough Bros – Eugene Greaney - Founder - Restaurant which pivoted to DIY kits, collection and delivery.
  • Gra Chocolates – Grainne Mullins – Founder - luxury, handmade and hand painted chocolates – the business grew out of COVID
  • Micil Poitin – Pádraic Ó Griallais - Founder  - using current equipment and knowledge to produce hand sanitiser instead of Gin as a response to community need
  • Galmont Hotel – Stefan Lundstrom – General Manager  - using innovative technology to provide professional conferences for their clients.
  • Blackrock Beachwear – Louise Griffin - Founder  - a new businesses idea that emerged from the popularity of sea swimming this year.
  • Gourmet Tart Company – Michelle O’Donnell - Founder  - Pivoted from a restaurant/take away to offering customised gift boxes to suit all occasions, from business gifts to corporate gifts and luxury ideas for clients, family and friends. Contents include their own products and locally sourced produce to include in the hampers. The Gourmet Tart company won the Medium Business Category at the Irish Business Design Challenge supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the 31 LEOs
  • LEO Galway – Breda Fox – Head of Enterprise, Galway

The event will be live streamed and followers can engage live via the events live link and social media.

Free Event. Register Below:

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates”

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