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New 'Look for Local' campaign urges consumers to support their local businesses

A new campaign by the Local Enterprise Offices, launched by the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar today, is asking consumers to look local when they are shopping for products, services and experiences this Summer. The Look for Local campaign, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Local Authorities, aims to raise awareness of the benefit of spending in your local area.

Research that was carried out as part of the first Look for Local campaign in November 2020 showed that Irish consumers were 83% more likely to look local for products and services in 2021. This campaign aims to strengthen that sentiment and to educate consumers on the domino effect that local spending has throughout their community. Every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the local community in terms of employment*.

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, said:

"It’s more important than ever to look for local and support the small businesses in your community. Whether you’re thinking of buying a gift, new clothes, a service of some sort – whatever it is, your local business would be delighted with your custom.

"It’s wonderful to see so many small businesses reopen recently, after what has been an exceptionally difficult period and as our vaccine programme ramps up further, we hope to see many more open their doors.

"Thank you to our Local Enterprise Offices for all they have done to help companies over the last 16 months. No matter what challenge your business is facing, your nearest LEO is on hand with advice and financial support.

"We’re hoping for a really busy summer for our small businesses across the country. Over one million people are employed by a small business in Ireland more than the public sector and multi-nationals combined. I encourage everyone to support these jobs and look for local in their own community."

The Local Enterprise Office’s “Look for Local” campaign, which is funded by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities, will run across the summer on national, local and online / digital media and will promote small businesses across the country and the benefit of spending with them.

Padraic McElwee, chair of the network of Local Enterprise Offices, said:

"Since the onset of COVID-19, the Local Enterprise Offices have been working closely with small businesses across the country to help sustain them with financial supports, training, mentoring and consultancy for all areas of their business. Now it’s our turn as consumers to Look for Local with the economy reopening.

"Every Euro you spend with a local business is an investment in the community around it and the quality of goods, services and experiences on our doorstep is second to none. Not only that but it makes a positive environmental, economic and societal impact. This Summer we are asking everyone to Look for Local and support businesses and jobs in their community."

In 2020 the Local Enterprise Offices approved over 13,000 Trading Online Vouchers which enabled small businesses to set up an online trading presence. This was up over 950% from the year previous (1,218) and helped small businesses to keep the virtual doors open, when the physical ones were shut. This supplemented with training, mentoring, sector & issue specific consultancy and financial supports helped thousands of businesses to continue to trade and sustain themselves ahead of this Summers reopening.

Mark Christal, Divisional Manager, Regions and Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland, said:

"The “Look for Local” campaign aims to place small Irish businesses in the spotlight, asking people to support businesses in their region. Over the last 15 months, many Enterprise Ireland companies have adjusted and pivoted to ensure that local services remain in business. This resilience is particularly evident in the regions and within local communities and Enterprise Ireland is committed to supporting these businesses. Recently we announced €5m in grants to the retail sector through a third call of the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme. The last funding round saw more than two thirds of grants going to companies outside Dublin.

"It is an important measure as the country continues to reopen and provide a safe and secure shopping environment for customers, both in store and online. Despite the pandemic, the resilience shown by local businesses is a clear indicator that innovative and entrepreneurial activity will continue to drive our country forward. Now more than ever these businesses deserve our support and I would encourage both businesses and consumers alike to Look for Local when shopping around for products and services this summer."

Ann Marie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council and Chair of the CCMA Business, Enterprise and Innovation Committee said:

"Local authorities are providing a range of supports for businesses to help them get back on their feet but the support of the public is crucial for those businesses and for our local economies. Small businesses and retailers are the lifeblood of our cities, towns and villages, providing vital economic activity and employment opportunities. Local enterprise has so much to offer from top quality products to unique experiences, and the coming months are a great opportunity to take advantage, so please ‘Look for Local’, if you can."

The campaign will run for across the Summer on media and profiling will continue until the end of the year to help spotlight local businesses across the country and encourage people to Look for Local. For more information on the campaign go to www.LocalEnterprise.ie/LookforLocal and agencies, businesses and consumers will also be encouraged to use #LookforLocal on social media to help support the campaign.

*ISME Shop Local Report 2020

If we all #LookForLocal in Westmeath this Summer, we’ll be supporting jobs, businesses and communities.

You’ll find loads of great examples of local businesses below along with their website addresses. You can search by name or by category.

So let’s all #LookForLocal this Summer, it works for everyone!

 

 

Company NameCompany WebsiteCategory
5th Avenue Face & Body Clinic Ltdwww.fifthavenue.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Agnes Burke Hairdressingwww.agnesburkehairdressing.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Aura hair Designaurahairdesign.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
Beautique Beautybeautiqueskinshop.comBeauty, skincare & wellness
Carrie's Beauty Salonwww.carriesbeautysalon.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Cathriona Hodgins Nutritionwww.cathrionahodgins.comBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Discovering Mindfulnesswww.discoveringmindfulness.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Face Brow Barwww.facebook.com/facebrowbar/Beauty, skincare & wellness
Fitness 4 Uwww.facebook.com/Fitness4UHUB/Beauty, Skincare & Wellness
Hair by Maureenwww.facebook.com/HairByMaureenKinnegad/Beauty, skincare & wellness
Hairloomwww.hairloom.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Havana Sunwww.havanasun.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Keilidh Cashell Limitedkeilidhmua.comBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Lash & Brow Studiolashandbrowathlone.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
Medussa Hair Studiowww.medussa.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
MJ Maguire Mullingar Dental Ltdwww.familydentist.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
Mullingar Medical Centrehttps://mullingarmedicalcentre.com/ Beauty, skincare & wellness
Profile Hair Design Ltdwww.profilehairdesign.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
Sangoma Therapies & Trainingwww.sangomatraining.ie/Beauty, skincare & wellness
Shape Up with Sharry Limitedwww.shapeupwithsharry.comBeauty, skincare & wellness
Swallow Hill Vital Centre for Wellbeingwww.swallowhill.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Synergy and Lightwww.synergyandlight.comBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
T/a Maurce Looby Fittnesshttps://mauriceloobyfitness.ie/ Beauty, skincare & wellness
The Beauty Institutewww.thebeautyinstitute.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
The Naturopathy Clinicwww.naturopathyclinic.ieBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
The Salon MentorSalonmentor.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
The Vibewww.thevibeireland.comBeauty, Skincare & Wellness
Urba Skin and Beautywww.urbabeauty.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
Wolfhound Fitness Ltdwww.facebook.com/wolfhoundfitness/Beauty, skincare & wellness
Midlands Physio Clinic Limitedmidlandsphysio.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
Custom Cutswww.customcuts.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
The Skin Shopwww.skinshop.ieBeauty, skincare & wellness
Ace Training Ltdwww.aceprobusiness.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
AD&D Partners Ltd T/a Advent Financial Servicesadventfinancial.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
ARC Studiosarcstudios.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Balanced by Shirleybalancedbyshirley.comBusiness-to-Business Services
Blackhall Financial Services Ltdblackhallfinancialservices.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Ciarán Leech & Associates Ltdwww.ciaranleech.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Cleanpass Ltdwww.cleanpass.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Clearcut Consultingwww.clearcut.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Countrywide Forklift Hire & Sales Ltdwww.forklift-hire.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Dowling Crane Services Ltdwww.dowlingcraneservices.comBusiness-to-Business Services
Eaton Nearywww.eatonneary.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Fox Financial Facilities Lts T/a File My Taxeswww.filemytaxes.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Fresh Perspectives Market Research Ltd T/a Stomp Social Media Trainingwww.stomp.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Gerry Duffy Training International Limitedgerryduffyacademy.comBusiness-to-Business Services
Intersearch Ireland Ltdwww.intersearch.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Jarlath Duffy Associateswww.jarlathduffy.comBusiness-to-Business Services
Jez Financial Ltdwww.mylifefinancial.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Jigsaw VAEhttps://jigsawconsulting.eu/ Business-to-Business Services
Kevin Fahey & Associates Ltdwww.essenceofleadership.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Lift Hire Irelandwww.lifthireireland.comBusiness-to-Business Services
Manning Financialmanning-financial.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Martin Horanmartinhoran.comBusiness-to-Business Services
Midland Sport Surfacesmidlandsportsurfaces.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Midlandjobs.iemidlandjobs.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
O'Leochain & Associateswww.financial.ie/Business-to-Business Services
O'Farrell and Co.ofarrellandco.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Ideation Marketingwww.ideationmarketing.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
VAE Consultancy Ltdwww.VAEconsultancyltd.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Anna Allen Photographywww.annaallenphotography.ieCommunications, Media & Entertainment Services
Midland Print & Signswww.midlandprint.ieCommunications, Media & Entertainment Services
Sequenceswww.breakingtunes.comCommunications, Media & Entertainment Services
The LOLS Wedding Bandwww.thelols.ieCommunications, Media & Entertainment Services
ABC Bouncy Castleswww.alansbouncycastles.comCommunicatons, Media & Entertainment Services
Athboy Karting Centre Ltdwww.athboykartingcentre.ieCommunicatons, Media & Entertainment Services
Boycey Sportswww.boyceysports.ieCommunicatons, Media & Entertainment Services
Lakeland Shooting Centre Ltdwww.lakelandshootingcentre.ieCommunicatons, Media & Entertainment Services
Focus Busterzwww.focusbusterz.ieCommunications, Media & Entertainment Services
SJF Productionswww.sjfproductions.ieCommunications, Media & Entertainment Services
Little Laughswww.littlelaughs.ieCommunicatons, Media & Entertainment Services
Mellowes Adventure & Childcare Centrewww.mellowes.ieCommunicatons, Media & Entertainment Services
Athlone City Photographywww.athlonecityphotography.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Bastion Gallerywww.bastiongallery.com/Craft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Button Studiowww.buttonstudio.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Cre Craftswww.crecrafts.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Dunnes Joinerywww.dunnesjoinery.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Ivory Tower Cards Ltdwww.ivorytowercards.ie/Craft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Liam Kidney Photography Limitedwww.liamkidney.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Meab Enamelswww.meabenamels.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Moran Hurleyswww.moranhurleys.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Will Design Studiowww.willdesign.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Donnelly Antiqueswww.donnellyantiques.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Claire Guinanwww.claireguinan.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
George Sheffield & Sons Ltdwww.sheffieldjewellers.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Jasmine Designwww.jasmine.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Kadee Bridewww.kadee.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Left Bank Antiqueswww.lbantiques.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
My Name Is TED Limitedmynameisted.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Ogham Treasurewww.oghamtreasure.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Seanachai Motion Pictures Ltds T/a Discount Photographicwww.Fineartframed.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Mullingar Pewterwww.mullingarpewter.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Thomas Burgess & Sons Ltd TA Burgess of Athlonewww.burgessofathlone.ieCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Walker & Huntwww.walkerandhunt.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Galvin For Menwww.galvinformen.comCraft, Design, Fashion & Gifts
Skyfabwww.skyfab.ieElectronics
Torc Electric Ltd T/a Bright Ideaswww.torcelectric.ieElectronics
Byte & Bitwww.byteandabit.ieElectronics
Ciaran Mannion & Sons Ltdwww.mannengineeringltd.comEngineering
More Architecturewww.morearchitecture.ieEngineering
Padraig Connell Consulting Engineerswww.pc-ce.ieEngineering
Solar Elitewww.solarelite.ieEngineering
Millennium Machinery Ltdwww.millenniummachinery.ieEnvironment & Green Technologies
Rohan Agri Supplieswww.agriexpress.ieEnvironment & Green Technologies
Watt Footprintwww.wattfootprint.ieEnvironment & Green Technologies
Easy Eco Steps Ltd T/a My Eco Hubwww.myecohub.comEnvironment & Green Technologies
Ecozy Compostableswww.ecozycompostables.comEnvironment & Green Technologies
2210 Patisserie2210patisserie.ieFood & Drink
A Slice of Lifeasliceoflife.ieFood & Drink
Ardnapondra Ltd TA Thyme Restaurantwww.thymerestaurant.ieFood & Drink
Catoca Mullingar Ltdwww.catocafinefood.comFood & Drink
Clarke's Barclarkesbar.ieFood & Drink
Dead Centre Brewingdeadcentrebrewing.comFood & Drink
Durrow Mills Ltddurrowmills.comFood & Drink
Food Safe Reportswww.foodsafereports.comFood & Drink
Fujifuji.ieFood & Drink
Lotus Chinese Takeawaylotuschinesetakeaway.ieFood & Drink
Multyfarnham Cookery Schoolmultyfarnhamcookeryschool.ieFood & Drink
Rosaleen's Kitchen Ltdwww.rosaleenskitchen.ieFood & Drink
The Vintage Parlourwww.thevintageparlour.ieFood & Drink
Trevor Byrne Pubs Ltd T/a Scanlons Bar Kinnegadwww.scanlonsbarandrestaurant.ieFood & Drink
Weirs Barwww.weirsmultyfarnham.ieFood & Drink
Wholesome Kitchen Ltdwholesomekitchen.ieFood & Drink
Bell Lane Limitedwww.belllane.ieFood & Drink
Fox'x Fruit & Veg Ltdfoxsfruitandveg.ieFood & Drink
Moate Meatsgillivansmoatemeats.ieFood & Drink
Uisneach Catering Ltd.www.uisneachcatering.ieFood & Drink
Becausesleepmatters Ltd T/a The Sleep Shopwww.thesleepshop.ieFurniture & Homeware
Dunne & Nugent Blindswww.dunneandnugent.ieFurniture & Homeware
Linen Sales Ltdwww.linensales.ieFurniture & Homeware
Mulberry Lanehttps://mulberrylaneinteriors.ie/Furniture & Homeware
Andean Alpacasandeanalpacas.ieHospitality & Tourism
Casa Rizzini Irlanda Ltdwww.casarizzini.comHospitality & Tourism
Gopack Ltd T/a The Newbury Hotelwww.newburyhotel.ieHospitality & Tourism
Railway House B&Brailwayhouse.ieHospitality & Tourism
Colm Arthur Limited T/a WireTechwww.writechltd.comManufacturing
Derravaragh Design Ltd T/a 92 Northderravaraghdesign.ieManufacturing
Donal Murtagh Mobility Ltdwww.dmmobility.ieManufacturing
E. SHARRY MULTY DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED T/a Easy Bakewww.easybake.ieManufacturing
Kender Bearings Ltdwww.kender.ieManufacturing
Midland Industrial Maintenance Ltdwww.midlandindustrialmaintenance.ieManufacturing
Celtic Showscelticshows.comOther Sector
RVB Sapphire Recruitmentwww.sapphirerecruit.ieOther Sector
Finnimaje at FIONNAIN Creative Artswww.finnimaje.ieOther Sector
A1 Cleaning Ltdwww.a1cleaning.ieOther Sector
Achieve Sportswww.osaatsport.comOther Sector
Actualise Academy Ltdwww.actualiseacademy.comOther Sector
Aine Connaire Counselling and Psychotherapywww.aineconnaire.ieOther Sector
Athlone Counselling and Therapywww.athlonecounselling.ieOther Sector
Auctionroom Enterprises Limited T/A Beagel.www.auctionroom.ieOther Sector
Bill Collentine Ltdbillcollentineplumbing.ieOther Sector
Bright Beginningsbrightbeginningsmullingar.ieOther Sector
Colm Arthur Personal Insolvency Practitionercapip.ieOther Sector
D. Murray Veterinary Services Ltd T/a Moate Vet Hospitalmoatevethospital.ieOther Sector
Forus Trainingwww.forustraining.ieOther Sector
Green Fingers Landscapingwww.greenfingerslandscaping.ieOther Sector
HB Safety Services Ltdhbsafety.ieOther Sector
Hennessy Coaches Ltdhennessycoaches.ieOther Sector
Hugh Flynn Funeral Directorshughflynnfuneraldirectors.ieOther Sector
Joe Naughton Auctioneers Limitedwww.joenaughton.ieOther Sector
Kids Kottage Care & Education Centre Limitedwww.kidskottage.ieOther Sector
KM Driver Training Ltdwww.facebook.com/KmDriverTraining/Other Sector
Little Scholars Pre-School Childcarehttps://littlescholarsathlone.ie/Other Sector
M4 Direct Travel Ltdwww.m4direct.ieOther Sector
Maureen Whyte Veterinary Services Limitedmaureenwhytevet.comOther Sector
Murtagh Broswww.murtaghbros.ieOther Sector
Protential Resources Ltdwww.protentialresources.comOther Sector
Reach Children's Servicesreachchildrens.comOther Sector
Shannon Academy of English Limitedwww.shannonacademy.comOther Sector
Sports Venue Business Ltdsportsvenuebusiness.comOther Sector
WF Aviationwww.wfaviation.comOther Sector
ACS Drives & Controls Ltdwww.acsdrives.ieOther Sector
Elliott Opticianswww.elliottopticians.ieOther Sector
Moran Court Vets Athlonewww.morancourtvets.ieOther Sector
Lighter Lifelighterlife.ieOther Sector
Bevcraft Limited t/a Packsource.iewww.packsource.ieRetail
Flynn Wood 2 Go Ltdwood2go.ieRetail
A Room in Bloomwww.aroominbloom.ieRetail
Agri-Promotionswww.farm-wardrobe.comRetail
Amber College Ltd TA Betterplants.iebetterplants.ieRetail
Angel Artwww.angelart.ieRetail
Athlone Joke Shopwww.jokeshop.ieRetail
Bambrewgobambrew.comRetail
Boycey Sports Ltdwww.boyceysports.ieRetail
Brosna Paints Limitedwww.brosnapaints.ieRetail
Buckley Cycles Ltdwww.buckleycycles.ieRetail
Dumper Depotwww.dumperdepot.ieRetail
Equiniche Sciences Ltd.www.harmonyfeeder.comRetail
IPI Teorantawww.ipilimited.ieRetail
JHK Millinerywww.facebook.com/JHKMillineryRetail
Kennys Koal Kabinecohomefuels.ieRetail
Kid 2 Kidwww.kid2kid.ieRetail
KK Printwww.athloneprinting.ieRetail
Little Green Shopwww.littlegreenshop.ieRetail
LR Active Ltdwww.wildhunter.euRetail
McGorisk Pharmacywww.mcgorisks.ieRetail
Melamp Ltd T/a Swarbrigg Shoesswarbriggshoes.comRetail
Midlands Outdoor Sports Adventure Ltd T/a Outdoor Sportsoutdoorsports.ieRetail
Mullingar Equestrian Horse Sales Ltdwww.mullingarequestrian.comRetail
Mullingar Salesroomwww.mullingarsalesroom.comRetail
O Mearas Nursery & Garden Centre Ltdwww.omearasgardencentre.comRetail
O'Rourke Fireplaces Ltdwww.myfire.ie/Retail
Outdoor Escape Ltdwww.oebikes.ieRetail
Over The Groundwww.overtheground.ieRetail
Reynolds Commercialsreynoldscommercials.ieRetail
RTP Supplieswww.rtpsupplies.ieRetail
Serchekwww.industrialdoors.ieRetail
Shadow Brand Ltdhttps://www.shadowbranded.com/ Retail
Sheridan Windows LtdSheridanwindows.ieRetail
Stove & Chimney Solutions Ltdwww.stoveandchimneysootlutions.comRetail
The South African Shopwww.thesashopireland.comRetail
Uniform Boutiquewww.uniformboutique.ieRetail
Whelehans Pharmacywww.whelehans.netRetail
Cunningham's Pharmacywww.cunninghamspharmacy.comRetail
Fernhill Garden Centre Limitedwww.fernhill.ieRetail
Heavins Hardware Centre Limitedwww.heavins.ieRetail
World Of Tileswww.worldoftiles.ieRetail
Eirtrack Ltdwww.eirtrack.ieSoftware & IT
Mobility Mojowww.mobilitymojo.comSoftware & IT
PlacePointwww.placepoint.ieSoftware & IT
RF Solutions Ltdwww.capip.ieSoftware & IT
Town Apps Ltdwww.townapps.ieSoftware & IT

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Lambert Pest Controlwww.lambertgroup.ieOther Sector
Gateway Insurance & Investmentshttps://insurancequote.ie/Other Sector
Lir Insurance Ltdwww.lirinsurance.ieBusiness-to-Business Services
Skyclad Ltdwww.skyclad.ieManufacturing

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