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Leitrim business, Pathfinders Custom Conversions got the chance to exhibit to over 200,000 people at the National Ploughing Championships last week as part of the Local Enterprise Village.

Pathfinders Custom Conversions who are supported by Local Enterprise Office Leitrim are specialist vehicle conversion experts that offer vans to luxury camper conversions, camper maintenance and upgrading, restoration of caravans and vintage Land Rover jeeps and much more. This family run business can facilitate any ask or potential design that you need.

The initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) saw over 30 small businesses from across the country take a stand in the Local Enterprise Village in the heart of the Ploughing Championships, opening their businesses up to over 200,000 prospective customers across the 3 days of the event. And the Local Enterprise Village was very much the place to visit across the week as it welcomed well known faces from Nevin Maguire and Minister Simon Coveney to President Michael D Higgins and An Tanaiste, Micheal Martin.

“The Local Enterprise Village is an excellent opportunity for small businesses to showcase their products and services to a large audience. We were delighted to represent Leitrim this year and found the experience very worthwhile. We had a great response to our VR headset which gave people the opportunity to experience one of our bespoke conversions and have a huge number of solid enquiries to follow up on. Thank you to Joe, Lisa and the Local Enterprise Office Team for asking us to attend and for their continued support.” – Breffni Kearns, Pathfinders Custom Conversions.

Joe Lowe, Head of Enterprise in Leitrim Local Enterprise Office saidLocal Enterprise Office Leitrim are delighted to support Pathfinders Custom Conversions as they are a fantastic example of a growing family business. Their work and craftsmanship is second to none and they produce top quality converted vehicles. We hope they found the Local Enterprise Village at the Ploughing Championships beneficial, and we wish Elliot, Breffni, Lorcan and the team continued success.”

The Local Enterprise Village is just one of a number of initiatives that the Local Enterprise Offices run, to foster entrepreneurship across the country. Others include Local Enterprise Week, the National Enterprise Awards, the Student Enterprise Programme, National Women’s Enterprise Day and Local Enterprise Showcase. The Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities are funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland.

Established in 2014, the Local Enterprise Offices are the essential resource for any entrepreneur looking to start a business or any small business that is looking for support or advice to help them grow. Since their inception eight years ago, the Local Enterprise Offices have helped create over 25,000 jobs across the country. The LEOs work with thousands of client companies across Ireland in a diverse range of sectors offering mentoring, training, expert advice and financial supports to small businesses. For more information see

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