Local Enterprise Week 2023 Events

Local Enterprise Week Banner Local Enterprise Week Events 2023

All events for Local Enterprise Week are taking place from Monday, March 6th to Friday, March 10th!

This year’s schedule includes these five ‘Spotlight’ events below, which are organised by individual Local Enterprise Offices and open to every business – wherever you’re based.

So, find out what supports and programmes are the best fit for your business to help face the challenges ahead and book your place today!



Event Title


Cost & More Info

Monday 06 March 

09.30 – 11.30am

First Steps to Export Success

If you are considering expanding into international markets, or if you are an early stage exporter, the First Steps to Export Success webinar is for you.

This webinar organised by the Local Enterprise Offices, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia, will heighten your awareness of market opportunities and supports available. It will examine challenges to internationalisation and feature case studies drawn from both Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland clients.

The event aims to support companies with potential for export or who are at the early stage of exporting and provide information and encouragement to guide your company into market diversification opportunities.

Designed to outline the steps to export success, this session is packed with practical advice, supports and case studies of businesses who are already on the export journey.

Participants will gain expert advice on market opportunities and insights from Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Director UK, Nordics, and Global Procurement, Deirdre McPartlin and Anne Lanigan, Regional Director of the Eurozone for Enterprise Ireland.

Bord Bia’s,Claudia Saumell, Client Engagement Manager, willBord_Bia_Logo_Gradient - Marketing Hub.png speak about how Bord Bia engages with potential food exporters.

While Tracey Tallon of the Local Enterprise Office plus Bernadette Mooney and Naghmeh Reilly of Enterprise Ireland will outline supports available.

Richard Curran
Hosted by Richard Curran, presenter of RTÉ’s “The Business”, this is a must attend webinar for anyone planning on developing export markets.



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Open to all & organised by Local Enterprise Office Westmeath 

Tuesday  07 March 

09.30am – 1.00pm

You're the Business @ Local Enterprise Week

No matter where you are on your digital journey, You're the Business is the programme to help you go further. As part of Local Enterprise Week, Google are hosting three online trainings, live from Google in Dublin, for businesses that are looking to Get Online, Grow Online, or Go Global.

Our expert trainers will cover each of the topics below:

GET ONLINE 9.30am-10.30am
• How to build a website
• How to be found online

GROW ONLINE 10.50am-11.50am
• Optimise your website
• Reach new customers
• Build customer relationships

GO GLOBAL 12pm-1pm
• Plan your international growth strategy
• Build your export operations
• Scale your brand and advertise across borders

Join one session, or all three, whatever your business needs and allow Google’s You’re The Business programme to take your business further!

Hosted by John Gallagher, Google


Book here

[Open to all. Organised by Local Enterprise Offices and Google]

Wednesday 08 March

11.00am – 12.30pm

The Green Panel:
10 ways to address sustainability and drive competitiveness

The Green Panel aims to inform, inspire, and engage owner managers and their key staff in how they can implement Green technologies, processes and products to their business in order to be more competitive.

Facilitated by journalist, broadcaster and presenter of RTE's Ear to the Ground, Helen Carroll, the event will feature a lively and dynamic discussion with leading entrepreneurs and experts in this sector:

Ronan Murphy from Vision Green Consultancy who has implemented Green and Circular Economy projects for some of Ireland’s best-known brands,
• Manufacturing Entrepreneur, Pat Almond of Carlow Toolmaking Services and,
• Tourism & Hospitality Entrepreneur, Mary White of Blackstairs Eco Trails.

Event Agenda:

• Welcome by Kieran Comerford - Head of Economic Development & Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Carlow.

• The Green Panel with panellists sharing practical tips for small business and discussing about how Green for Micro has changed for business

• The Green Discussion
• Summary & Closing Words - Jim Woods - Business Advisor, Local Enterprise Office Carlow


Book here

[Open to all & organised by Local Enterprise Office Carlow]

Thurs 09 March 

2.30 – 3.30pm

Drive Cost Savings with LEAN

Drive Cost Savings with Lean

Looking for ways to improve competitiveness and productivity in your business?

This online panel discussion, facilitated by Allyson English of Jigsaw Better Business, will examine how Lean for Micro can help:

  • Improve competitiveness and productivity
  • Achieve Cost Savings by adopting a Lean Approach
  • Enhance team performance and allocation of resources

In this session, you will learn about "Lean" principles and discover how the Local Enterprise Office can support you using the Lean for Micro programme.

Three LEO client companies:

  • Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School
  • NearlySisters
  • Senco Sensory Solutions

will share their stories of how Lean for Micro helped drive improvement in their businesses.

Local Enterprise Offices recognise the importance of skills development as part of running a successful business. Embracing LEAN principles in your organisation can provide you with cost efficiencies, improvements in productivity and profitability which improve competitiveness.

Hosted by Local Enterprise Office Dublin City, this Spotlight event is a must for all businesses ambitious for growth.



Book here

[Open to all. Organised by LEO Dublin City]

Friday 10 March

10.00 – 11.30am

Innovate for Business Success

Innovate: to introduce improvements through new methods, ideas or products.

A key factor to any successful business, regardless of size, is innovation. Developing new ideas is the fuel that will keep your business up to date. Innovation keeps operations, products, and services fresh. Adding this fuel will make your business more competitive.



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[Open to all. Organised by LEO Kilkenny]