FAQs about Local Enterprise Office Wicklow

Who or What is the Local Enterprise Office (LEO)?

The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business.

With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices offer you a wide range of experience, skills and services.

Our main target clients are micro-enterprises i.e. businesses that employ less than 10 people. Micro-enterprises are an integral part of the local economy, but many face a range of obstacles that adversely affect their ability to start-up, to survive, and to grow. Our objective is to provide a full range of supports and to help create a supportive environment, which facilitates the establishment of micro-enterprises and assists owner-managers in overcoming the obstacles they face, so that they can grow their businesses to their full potential. 

What support can the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow offer to small businesses?


We can provide a range of complimentary supports to enterprises including:

  • a locally accessible informal first stop shop for people starting or planning to start their own business;
  • a range of soft supports for businesses such as business information, advice, management training and mentoring; For details of current training and events click here.
  • Financial supports including the provision of feasibility, employment and capital grants to eligible projects.

Is LEO support for Start-ups only?

We work with both start-ups and existing businesses looking to expand. Anyone with a business idea or who already has an established business that is looking for information, advice, referral to other supports, or may need training, mentoring or financial assistance (subject to certain criteria) is welcome to contact us