Local Enterprise Week 2019 is here!

 

WEXFORD ENTERPRENEURS & SMALL BUSINESSES GATHER FOR A WEEK OF TALKS, TRAINING & NETWORKING FOR LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK 2019

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Wexford’s small businesses and entrepreneurs will gather next week for Local Enterprise Week, an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices across the country, which is now in its 5th year.  With over 11,000 expected to attend the 370 events nationwide, and the threat of Brexit looming for small businesses, this will be the most significant Local Enterprise Week to date. 

Run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEO), events will be taking place from Monday 4th March to Friday 8th March, and are open to all, particularly entrepreneurs and those with small businesses.  The events will cover a whole range of topics from preparing for Brexit, building a brand and dealing with tax to, making your business age friendly, pitching your business and getting investment.

Some of those taking part in Wexford’s Local Enterprise Week 2019 include Janet Johnstone BNY Mellon: Chief Administrative Officer EMEA, Colin Keogh Designer & Innovator (Also Forbes 30 Under 30), Liz Cummingham, Google: Director of Tax for EMEA, and Owen Clifford Head of Retail Convenience at Bank of Ireland.

The Local Enterprise Offices support over 7,000 small Irish businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide who employ in excess of 36,000 people. The LEOs supported the creation of 3,600 jobs in 2018 with funding to small businesses and provide a range of supports such as mentoring, training and industry specific expert advice to assist businesses who are at any stage of their development.  The Local Enterprise Offices are funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland in partnership with the Local Authorities.    

Tom Banville, Head of Enterprise emphasised what a unique opportunity this is for businesses and entrepreneurs around the country; “The Local Enterprise Office are an essential resource for any entrepreneur or small company in Ireland and Local Enterprise Week offers everyone the opportunity to understand what the LEO offers.  It is also a fantastic chance for people to learn from the array of great speakers and to network with other likeminded entrepreneurs and business people in their area.  Small Irish businesses rely on the support of those in their communities, particularly in those tough first years and with the uncertainty of Brexit looming.  Local Enterprise Week is the perfect opportunity to learn what resources are available on your door step and who in your network can help your business to plan, start and grow.”

For more information on Local Enterprise Week and how to find events in each of the 31 Local Enterprise Office areas log on to www.LocalEnterprise.ie/LocalEnterpriseWeek and you can join the Local Enterprise conversation on social media with #MakingItHappen.

 

 

 

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