Local Enterprise Office

Export for Growth Programme

What is this Programme all about?

New sales are the lifeblood of any business and this Programme is all about providing participants with both the skills and confidence to go after new sales opportunities in markets outside Ireland.

In a nutshell, we want to assist you to export more, more quickly and make more profit than would otherwise be the case.

What will it involve?

You will:

  • Attend 5 practical export sales workshops whose purpose is to give you both the skills and the confidence that you will need to identify, target and exploit new business opportunities in markets outside Ireland successfully.
  • The 1st workshop will commence on 15th February 2017 in Monaghan
  • Be allocated an experienced mentor who will work with you on a one to one basis to assist you to develop a practical export growth plan. This export growth plan will serve as a roadmap for your business as it seeks to grow sales in markets outside Ireland.
  • Have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance through the Programme to support your efforts to grow sales in markets outside Ireland.


Who should apply?

You should apply if:

  • Your business has been trading for at least 18 months.
  • Your business is based in Louth.
  • Your business employs up to 25 people.
  • Your business has growth potential outside Ireland – you may already be exporting or wish to start.
  • Your business either manufactures or provides a tradeable service.
  • You consider that you can realistically gain a foothold in markets such as NI, GB or further afield

Please note that LEO Louth will review each Expression of Interest on its own merit and will assess the suitability for the Programme of each applicant accordingly

How much will it cost?

LEO Louth is committed to supporting the export sales growth aspirations of SMEs in the area. Consequently, the Programme is heavily subsidised.


Benefits of the Programme:

We understand that you are very busy running your business and may be concerned about how you can free up time to participate on the Export for Growth Programme. We have therefore listed below some of the benefits of the Programme that you are likely to experience through participation:

  • You will develop both the skills and the confidence necessary to identify, target and exploit new sales opportunities outside Ireland effectively. 
  • You will develop a practical export sales growth strategy that will map out clearly what you need to do and how you need to do it to grow sales outside Ireland.
  • You will give yourself some ‘head-space’ to reflect on how to get better results for your business.
  • You will meet like-minded business people and will have the opportunity to learn from them – how they run their businesses, the challenges that they have overcome etc.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance through the Programme to support your efforts to grow sales in markets outside Ireland.

How do I apply?

Simply contact LEO Louth at 1890 202 303, or Shannon O’Neill in Full Circle at 048 90 691027 for more information or email shannon@fullcircle.eu.com

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