All In A Days Work

A new campaign launched by Neale Richmond, T.D., Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail is encouraging small businesses in Kilkenny to avail of supports that will help them save time, money and energy.


The “All In A Day’s Work” campaign by the Local Enterprise Offices is focused on highlighting the supports that will enable small businesses to make significant changes to the way they work that will help them now and in the future.  These supports include the Lean, Green and Digital programmes, all of whom enable small businesses to become more competitive and productive in how they work.

Figures from the Local Enterprise Offices show that the Lean for Business programme, running since 2015 with Enterprise Ireland, has helped save businesses an average of €34,000 by helping them work more efficiently and improving their processes.

The programme has saved Irish companies over €28million since it began and is free to all small businesses through their Local Enterprise Office, who are based in the local authorities across the country.  The figures also highlighted that the businesses that did avail of these programmes had an average 31% increase in their output or production. 

The “All In A Day’s Work” campaign aims to encourage small businesses in Kilkenny to link in with their Local Enterprise Office to find out what support is best suited to them at their stage of businesses and how it can benefit them. 

Minster Neale Richmond T.D.; “While starting a business is an exciting time, without mentorship and advice, it can also be very hectic. Local Enterprise Offices offer both the financial supports and mentorship programmes that help businesses to save time and money by being more efficient. Local Enterprise Offices can have a significant impact on a business; that businesses are saving an average of €34,000 thanks to the Lean for Business programme is a testament to this. Local Enterprise Offices are a fantastic resource, and I would encourage any small business who has not reached out to them yet, to do so today.”

The campaign features six Local Enterprise Office clients that have availed from these supports and reaped the benefits including Rascal’s Brewing (supported by LEO Dublin City), Bon Chocolatiers (supported by LEO Westmeath), Hatched Analytics (supported by LEO Dublin City), AIP Thermoform (supported by LEO Clare), Kerrigan’s Butchers (supported by LEO Fingal) and Juspy (supported by LEO Limerick).

Aileen McGrath, Acting Head of Enterprise for LEO Kilkenny mentions “It’s been a challenging few years for small businesses and those challenges will continue.  That is why any business should be looking to make themselves more efficient, more productive, and more sustainable for now and the future.  The figures speak for themselves on the impact these supports can have.  We hope that this campaign will emphasise those benefits and encourage more small businesses to look at how their businesses can save time, money and energy by becoming more efficient and more sustainable.  These are choices that will impact them positively both now and in the years ahead.”

The campaign will be running across a range of national media including a new dedicated website where businesses can hear from Local Enterprise Offices clients that have availed of these supports and the impacts that they have had for them and register their interest in finding out how it can work for them. 

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