Local Enterprise Office Westmeath provides a series of training & development programmes that are of benefit to various sectors of the small business community across the county.

A number of core programmes are run every year, like our Start Your Own Business course.This course aims to assist participants to develop an awareness and practical understanding  of the steps involved to become self employed. The course will enable participants to understand the essentials of good business management, analyse day to day trading and plan for further growth. Book your place HERE.

Workshops and clinics are also available on an ongoing basis in areas such as website development, marketing, finances, exports, food safety and much more.

CLICK HERE to see a full list of our upcoming training opportunities.

Terms & Conditions

  • The Local Enterprise Office is committed to its transparency obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection notice, for personal data that is supplied to us by our clients is available at . This notice contains important information about how we process personal data that is supplied to us by clients. We request that you read the notice carefully and that you ensure that it is made available to any data subjects (e.g. your employees) whose personal data you provide to us. By accepting our Terms and Conditions you confirm that: (a) you have complied with your own data protection obligations in respect of the personal data that you supply to us and that you are entitled to disclose such personal data to us; and (b) you will ensure that a copy of our data protection notice (is sent to data subjects (e.g. your employees) whose personal data you provide to us.

  • If your booking is accepted you will be issued with a confirmation note and receipt by email with a unique reference number, please check this confirmation note and contact the Enterprise Office should any details appear to be incorrect or you are booking on an incorrect course.
  • We may take pictures and/or make video and audio recordings at our events and training, in which you may be featured.  By attending the event, you give the organisers the right to use such material for non-commercial purposes, including the posting of photos and/or videos on our website(s).

  • Payment of the full fee is required to secure your booking on the programme. 

  • With regards to Mentoring, you must have your application approved by a member of LEO staff before paying the €70 fee and all three sessions of mentoring must be completed within 4 months of payment date. Any sessions outstanding after this deadline will be forfeited and the mentoring assignment will be closed.
  • You must have a registered business in Westmeath to be eligible to attend our training programmes, with the exception of the Start Your Own Business courses.

Cancellations Policy

In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

All cancellation requests should be made to our office. The following conditions apply to course cancellations:

  • 100% return of course fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 10 working days.)
  • No refund if the participant does not notify us in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.
  • If you are unable to attend the course, you may transfer the course fee paid against the cost of another course as long as you give sufficient notice (not less than 10 working days).

In the event that you book a place and subsequently do not cancel your booking within ten working days of the commencement of the course and do not take up the place no refund or fee transfer will be offered. 

  • Failure to give us adequate notice of cancelling or not showing up for your one to one appointment will result in a fee of €50 being invoiced to you. This is a direct result of people booking clinics and not showing up for their allocated time on a continuous basis.