Your Waterford, your opportunity to shop local

Your Waterford, your opportunity to shop local

Your Waterford, a website showcasing Waterford’s best products and services.

Now at the end of its 2nd year, ‘Your Waterford’, has grown from strength to strength. Created by the Local Enterprise Office, it’s an initiative for assisting businesses in Waterford. It showcases some of the best quality products and services designed or produced in Waterford and provides a platform which many businesses did not previously have access to.

For years the Local Enterprise Office Waterford has encouraged Waterford shoppers to support local business in the run up to Christmas. It has aimed to put the spotlight on the vast array of retail and gift options within our county. From artists to designers, food producers to craft makers and everything in between that makes Waterford the first and last stop for Christmas shopping.

Aimed at shoppers and business customers, ‘Your Waterford’ is a meeting place to identify and develop relationships with suppliers, foster local contacts and display the vast array of products and services available in our county. ‘Your Waterford’ gives shoppers the opportunity to explore a range of diverse and unique products, which they can buy online directly through specific companies’ websites.

Your Waterford Christmas

Gareth Evans, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Waterford, believes this site has great potential, ““People today are busy and don’t have time to research to find small local businesses. But we can’t have a vibrant City if we don’t support these businesses, not just at Christmas but throughout the year, so they can survive and thrive.

“Small business is the backbone of any flourishing community, and the Local Enterprise Office wants to create an elevated online experience so shopping locally becomes the go-to solution when trying to find great products easily.

“With the ‘Your Waterford’ website we’re giving these businesses access to sales, vitality, and exposure, doing some of the heavy lifting for business and the consumer. We want more small businesses to join the website’s team, that’s why we continually push our Trading Online Voucher scheme.”

The Trading Online Voucher scheme is a matched-funding opportunity with up to €2,500 available. Funding can be used towards eligible costs such as Digital Marketing strategies, developing or upgrading e-commerce websites, SEO, Google Adwords, App development etc

To find out more about the supports available from Local Enterprise Office Waterford to help your business plan for and thrive in 2023, call 051-849905 or visit