During Local Enterprise Week, Enterprise Ireland is running a Brexit Advisory Clinic in Claremorris, Co. Mayo on Wednesday, 7th March.


The free clinic is open to all businesses and Local Enterprise Office Mayo is encouraging all small businesses in the greater Mayo area and neighbouring counties, including Galway, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon to come along and ensure their business is Brexit-ready.

The purpose of the clinic, which is supported by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Mayo and Údarás na Gaeltachta, is to support companies affected by Brexit in Mayo and the surrounding areas to take immediate action to address their exposure. The clinic aims to strengthen their capabilities in 3 key business areas; financial and currency management, strategic sourcing, and customs, transport and logistics.

This full-day event is free to attend and will feature several Local Enterprise Office clients from the region including Donal Byrne from Big Red Barn and Niall McAllister from Quickcrop discussing their approach to Brexit.  John Magee, Head of Enterprise for the Local Enterprise Office Mayo, will be there to discuss the wide range of supports that are available to companies through their Local Enterprise Office. 

John Magee, Head of Enterprise, LEO Mayo, said; “The uncertainty associated with Brexit is one of the key business challenges of our time.  Many small businesses may think it won’t affect them, but Brexit is already having an impact.  Whether selling to or importing from the UK, or buying from a UK-linked supply chain, then the potential impacts from Brexit are significant.


“The Brexit Advisory Clinic is a timely opportunity to bring some clarity to the uncertainty.  Looking at the possible impacts, whilst focusing on the various supports available to businesses, the event will help businesses to prepare for the various scenarios.  Both Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office have a range of supports and it is important that business are aware of these and access them appropriately. I look forward to welcoming businesses from the West to Claremorris for this Local Enterprise Week event.”

Along with seminars throughout the day, the clinic will also give companies the opportunity to speak one-to-one with independent experts, who will provide company-specific guidelines and advice, while allowing company managers, founders and CEOs to privately discuss their circumstances and concerns.

The event will conclude with a panel discussion with local business leaders who will share best practice tips in the 3 key areas, and the actions they have taken as a response to Brexit.

What:             Brexit Advisory Clinic

When:             Wednesday 7th March, 2018 at 8:00am

Where:            McWilliam Hotel, Claremorris, Mayo

Who:               Anne Lanigan, Brexit Unit manager, Enterprise Ireland

                        John Magee, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Mayo

                        LEO Clients –   Niall McAllister from QuickCrop (Sligo)

                                                Donal Byrne from Big Red Barn (Mayo)


Further details and registration for this free event is available via the link below: