New Campaign Encourages Mayo Businesses To Save Time, Money & Energy

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

The All In A Days Work campaign by the Local Enterprise Office is focused on 3 distinct supports that enable small businesses to improve the way they work.

These 3 support programmes are:
1. Lean for Business;
2. Green for Business; and
3. Digital Start,

all of which enable small businesses to become more competitive and productive in how they work.

The All In A Days Work campaign aims to encourage small businesses in Mayo to link in with Mayo Local Enterprise Office to find out which support is best suited to them at their stage of business and how it can benefit them.

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 28 million since it began and is free to all small businesses through their Local Enterprise Office. The figures also highlighted that the businesses that did avail of these programmes had an average 31% increase in their output or production.

Minister 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 All in a Days Work campaign features six Local Enterprise Office clients that have availed of these supports and reaped the benefits - including Rascals 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), Kerrigans Butchers (supported by LEO Fingal) and Juspy (supported by LEO Limerick).

John Magee, Head of Enterprise, Mayo County Council: All businesses want to make themselves more efficient, more productive, and more sustainable. The figures speak for themselves on the impact these supports can have. We hope that this campaign will encourage more small businesses to look at how their businesses can become more efficient and more sustainable. These are choices that will impact them positively both now and in the years ahead.

The campaign will run across a range of national media including a new dedicated website where businesses can hear from Local Enterprise Office 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.

Carol Gibbons, Head of Regions and Local Enterprise, at Enterprise Ireland: "A key goal for Enterprise Ireland is to support companies to make the transition to the low-carbon, resource-efficient economy of the future and the All in a Days Work campaign is a key part of supporting this critical agenda. The campaign aims to place a firm spotlight on the numerous supports available to small businesses to enable them to take the next step on their sustainability journey. Increasingly, sustainability is seen as a core driver of future growth for small businesses, aligning them to changing consumer demands. The business supports offered by the Local Enterprise offices from Digital to Green for Business are a key enabler for business, and I would encourage all small businesses to reach out to their LEO and start this journey together."

Local Enterprise Offices across the country cooperate to run a number of enterprise friendly initiatives. These include Local Enterprise Week, the National Enterprise Awards, the Student Enterprise Programme, National Womens 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 on the campaign