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05/10/2020Better Together for Service Businesses Book online
05/10/2020Better Together for Manufacturing Engineering Businesses... Book online
05/10/2020Start Your Own Business - Online Course Book online
05/10/2020Start Your Own Business - Online Course Book online
06/10/2020Business Growth Programme: Equine Sector Book online
07/10/2020The Mindful Business Series: Integrate mindfulness into the workplace... Book online
08/10/2020Prepare your business for Brexit: Customs Export and Import Training... Book online

Latest News

  • 01/10/2020

    Kildare Launches Better Together Mastermind Groups

    Better Together brings together and supports businesses in the services, and manufacturing, and engineering sectors in Kildare to connect and collaborate in a safe controlled space, to share challenges, solutions, and support to each other. ...

  • 24/09/2020

    National Women’s Enterprise Day

    National Women’s Enterprise Day announced as new figures show 20,500 female entrepreneurs have taken up supports this year New 2020 figures*: Over 20,500 female entrepreneurs have taken part in Local Enterprise Office training programmes and more than 3,560 have benefited from business mentoring so far in 2020 As Covid-19 restrictions continue, key themes of resilience, self-care, innovation and opportunity to feature under ‘Stronger Together’ message “We’re stronger together” is the message from the Local Enterprise Offices, at the announcement of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day on Wednesday, October 14th....

  • 17/09/2020

    Student Enterprise Programme - CALL FOR QUOTATION

    You are invited to submit tender proposals for the coordination and delivery of the Student Enterprise Programme (SEP) for the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Kildare on a live virtual basis. ...

  • 16/09/2020

    Brexit Mentoring and Customs Training Available

    Kildare businesses urged to engage with Kildare Local Enterprise Office in preparations for Brexit.

  • 15/09/2020

    Kildare open for business - Tánaiste announces additional funding for small businesses ...

    Tánaiste announces additional funding for small businesses. Up to 2,000 businesses nationwide eligible.

  • 15/09/2020

    Fully Funded Mentoring Service for Family Businesses

    Kildare Local Enterprise Office have recently collaborated with The County Kildare Chamber to provide an independent confidential mentoring service for family businesses in the Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure and Retail sectors. ...

  • 15/09/2020

    Tourism Sector SMEs can avail of up to €2,500 to support getting customers engaged online...

    Tourism SMEs across the county are being encouraged to avail of the Online Trading Voucher available from Kildare Local Enterprise Office with an application workshop being held on Monday 21st September, 3pm - 5pm. ...

  • 09/09/2020


    After what has been an already challenging year for companies, small businesses are being urged to refocus their minds on Brexit ahead of the December 31st deadline. Irrespective of what happens in talks between the UK and the EU before the end of year cut off, the transition period expires and that will change Ireland’s trading position with the UK. This means any company who exports or imports with or through the UK will be affected and will have to change their processes....

  • 23/08/2020

    Request for Recommendations for Government

    Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has requested that the Kildare Local Enterprise Office make a list of recommendations for further measures that government can take to help you through the next two weeks and beyond....

  • 21/08/2020

    A Note from the Head of Enterprise

    An update from the Head of Enterprise Jacqui McNabb.

  • 21/08/2020

    Further Supports for Kildare Businesses Announced

    On Friday 21st August, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar announces further supports for Kildare businesses following the decision to extend Kildare lockdown....

  • 19/08/2020


    The official support hub for Kildare business during Covid19 pandemic.

  • 18/08/2020

    Restart Grant PLUS

    Grants available to businesses to aid them in re-opening. Businesses must be registered rate payers.

  • 07/08/2020

    A Note from the Head of Enterprise: Regional Restrictions ...

    An update from the Head of Enterprise Jacqui McNabb.

  • 07/08/2020

    Management Development Programme with Blaise Brosnan

    Opportunity for Kildare owner-managers to work closely with renowned Blaise Brosnan - management consultant of the Management Resource Institute....

Case Studies

  • 09/08/2020

    The Nude Wine Company - Wine as Nature Intended

    The Nude Wine Company specialises in award winning organic, natural and vegan wines, and provides an engaging and dynamic experience for those who buy wine online and want to learn more. ...

  • 14/06/2020

    Digital-Motorsports.com - Kildare Good News - Covid 19

    Digital-Motorsports.com build world-class racing simulators and provide the best online racing services in Ireland. The seriousness of COVID-19 has resulted in nearly every Motorsport event being postponed globally. Digital-Motorsports.com was on hand and ready to provide a solution which enables drivers to stay home and race without breaching any social distancing. ...

  • 31/05/2020

    Prokulture Kombucha - Kildare Good News - Covid 19

    Based in Sallins, County Kildare, Barry Flanagan and Rob Rainsford hand craft small batch Organic Kombuchas and have recently been accepted to the Aldi Grow Programme 2020, with two products from ProKulture Organic Kombucha. ...

  • 25/05/2020

    Babogue Sleep Solutions - Kildare Good News - Covid 19

    Babogue Sleep Solutions is a Sleep Consultancy service provided by Certified Child Sleep Consultant Erica Hargaden.

  • 17/04/2020

    PS Coffee Roasters - Kildare Good News - Covid 19

    Our next good news story comes from brothers Peter and Simon from PS Coffee Roasters. Winner of the Gold standard Going Plastic Free award 2020. The company imports and roasts high speciality grade coffee that is bagged into Ireland's first fully customised compostable bags. PS Coffee Roasters supply to wholesale and retail customers and operate two cafes in Kildare. ...

  • 17/04/2020

    Lonergan Group - Kildare Good News - Covid 19

    Lonergan Group are specialists in strategic gifting, based in Celbridge, County Kildare. In response to Covid-19, CEO Louise Lonergan has acted fast and diversified her business. She is now supplying Health & Safety products to support her clients in looking after their staff and customers. ...

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    Equine MediRecord

    Kildare leads the way with global innovations in the equine industry ...

  • Start up stories


    SAR Consultancy

    Startup Success: Sheelagh Brady of SAR Consultancy....

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    Pestle & Mortar

    LEO Kildare helps skincare company glow – and grow...

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    CarveOn: Q&A with Alan McCormack creative director and co-founder of CarveOn...

    CarveOn design and make premium personalised leather accessories. ...

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    Odyssey Validation Consultants

    Oisín Curran co-founder of OVC who provide innovative fully integrated GxP Cloud & Computerised System Lifecycle Management Services to regulated companies discusses his business start up , challenges faced and how the Local Enterprise Office Kildare has helped them. ...

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    SweetSpot Sourcing

    Video Q&A with Sue Dempsey and Fiona Craul Directors of Sweet Spot Sourcing in Naas, who came from humble beginnings to providing marketing solutions for some of the worlds biggest brands all from there HQ in Naas. ...

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    Seachange Ltd: Q&A with Paul Cummins...

    We chat with Dr Paul Cummins Managing Director of Seachange about the journey from start up to successfull established business. ...

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    Fabucci: Trading Online Voucher

    Q&A with Deirdre O’Hara, owner and chief buyer for Fabucci Footwear about the Online Trading Voucher...

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    Ecokem: Trading Online Voucher

    Seamus Brady MD of Ecokem discusses his experience of the Online Trading Voucher...

Our Partners

  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Kildare County Council
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
  • Department of Environment, Community & Local Government
  • Microfinance Ireland
  • County Kildare Chamber
  • Maynooth University
  • Revenue Irish Tax and Customs
  • NetworkIreland
  • een
  • Skillnets
  • dsp
  • BordBia
  • FailteIreland
  • EGF