LEAN for Micro Programme

LEAN for Micro Programme


Could your business benefit from learning simple ways to save production time, improves on efficiencies, boost productivity and reduce stress?

Then you should consider participating on the LEAN for Micro Programme

What is LEAN?

LEAN is about being effective and efficient - doing things quicker, better and cheaper. LEAN strives to stamp out waste and to continually improve. LEAN tools and techniques are helping companies across all sectors and all sections from e.g production, business processes but also sales and financial strategy. It is NOT just for manufacturing businesses!

Local Enterprise Office Mayo recognises the importance of the continual development of the promoter of a business, as well as the overall productivity and profitability of a business. As such, LEO Mayo organises specific training on the topic of LEAN to assist business owners achieve more in their business.

Paula McNicholas delivers the training on behalf of LEO Mayo and she is a very hands-on business consultant, who has a great passion for implementing LEAN principles & practices and has done so successfully in both SME's and MNC's for 20 years.

What are the objectives?

Participants will have the knowledge and skills to enable them undertake small lean projects resulting in continuous cost reduction improvements in their businesses. This programme will help to:

  • Identify issues and potential improvement areas
  • Provide support to implement
  • Achieve savings and improvements in capability and capacity to deliver

What does the programme involve?

The programme is delivered through a mixture of workshops for owner/managers, as well as specific mentoring supports on site to illustrate how LEAN principles can be implemented in practice.

Liam Horan of Sli Nua Careers participated on the 2017 programme and found the process a huge benefit to his business, saying:

"Autumn 2017, I signed up for the LEAN training programme with Paula McNicholas of LEAN Team Strategies. Quite simply, it was the most important business programme I have ever done. My profitability improved almost immediately as Paula led me ever so gently to focus on what really counts in a business."


Local Enterprise Office Mayo is accepting applications for its current LEAN for Micro Programme. Please contact Nicola Kennedy on nkennedy@leo.mayococo.ie or call 094 9064299 to discuss the programme in further detail.

Case Studies

Read these case studies to find out how two Mayo businesses, Morans Artisan Butcher and HealthWest Community Pharmacy used LEAN to improve productivity and grow their businesses.  

Click here for more details on Lean Implementation in Micro & Small Enterprises Book of Cases 2020