Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to Louth Local Enterprise Office

Business Advice Clinics and Mentoring

Our business advice clinics and Mentoring sessions are running as normal and indeed may be more essential than ever.

Sessions will take place over the phone or via Zoom and are available to book now.

email Mentoring@leo.louthcoco.ie to book your place.

Mentoring application forms available to download here

Trading Online Voucher Scheme

The current Trading Online Voucher scheme was launched in April 2020 in response to COVID 19. LEO Louth has experienced significant response to this e-commerce support and at the moment we have received applications in excess of our current allocation of vouchers..

As a result of this, we are pausing the scheme and not in a position to accept any further applications until we receive notification of a further allocation.

We regret this situation and will advise as soon as possible when we are in a position to accept applications subject to receiving further funding.

If you would like to register an Expression of Interest in the scheme should we receive a further allocation, please email your name and company details to amy.smyth@louthcoco.ie. Further details on the scheme can be found here and there is a copy of the application form which you are welcome to review to see the details required.

Attendance at an Online Training Seminar is a pre-requisite of applying to the scheme and if you register your Expression of Interest, we will email you on available training dates.

 Please note that we still have further supports available, including mentoring providing you with free 1 to 1 advice. For clients already booked on to the training sessions we will be in touch directly

Microfinance Ireland Supports for COVID-19

The COVID 19 Business Loan from Microfinance Ireland (MFI) is a government funded initiative to support small businesses through the current period of  uncertainty and protect job creation/sustainment in Ireland.  

If any micro-enterprise is impacted or may be impacted negatively by COVID-19 resulting in a reduction of 15% or more in turnover or profit, AND they are having difficulty in accessing Bank finance, the MFI COVID-19 Business Loan may be an alternative funding solution for them

For more information, click here.

Business Re- Start Grant

Louth County Council are administering a Grant scheme which will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures, equivalent to the businesses rates bill of 2019.

For more information on the scheme click here

For application forms click here

Details of other Business Supports

Details of other business supports available from the Department of Enterprise, Business and Innovation can be found at https://dbei.gov.ie/en/

For a full list of supports from DBEI click here to download

A full range of Local Enterprise Office Supports can be found at https://www.localenterprise.ie/response

Contact Us

During this time, the best way to contact us is at info@leo.louthcoco.ie and a LEO representative will be back to you as soon as possible

Upcoming Events

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02/06/2020Trading Online workshop 11 Book online
03/06/2020Getting back to Business - Webinar for Retail Book online
18/12/2020Border Region Capability Building Programmes - Expressions of Interest... Book online

Latest News

Case Studies

  • 21/05/2019

    DUNDALK-BASED OVVO® WINS GLOBAL ACCOLADE AT INTERZUM 2019...

    Co. Louth-based company OVVO® has been recognised for design expertise at the global Interzum Awards for the third consecutive time. ...

  • 24/01/2017

    Goldfish

    Ireland's growing reputation as a destination for customer service contact centres has opened up a gap in the market for local suppliers. Gordon O'Neill, co-founder of cloud-based telecoms provider Goldfish in County Wicklow, tells us how this industry is providing new opportunities for SMEs ...

  • 24/01/2017

    Carlingford Brewing Company

    After more than a decade working in accountancy and recruitment, Des Goldrick decided to set-up his own craft beer enterprise. Today, he’s brewing up a storm in his own business, as he takes us on a tour of the Carlingford Brewing Company in County Louth ...

  • 23/01/2017

    Applied Concepts

    We meet National Enterprise Award winner, Mark Clendennen of Applied Concepts in Offaly, to hear how he became the country's only manufacturer of blasting machinery and is now exporting Irish-made industrial equipment around the world from his base in the Midlands ...

  • 06/07/2016

    Christening Generations: New Venture All Sewn-Up...

    We find out how second time around has its business advantages when we meet entrepreneur and LEO client, Miriam Lloyd of Christening Generations, as she takes us on a tour of her dressmaking and design studio....

  • 11/05/2016

    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. ...

  • 08/06/2016

    Áine Hand Made Chocolate

    Áine Hand Made Chocolate: Right Recipe for Business Success We talk tactics, taste and truffles with entrepreneur and LEO client, Ann Rudden, as she takes us on a tour of Aíne Hand Made Chocolate ...

Our Partners

  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Microfinance Ireland
  • InterTrade Ireland
  • Dept of Jobs
  • Bord Bia