Owner-Manager Development Programme (OMDP)

Business Advice

The Owner-Manager Development Programme (‘OMDP’) is LEO Wicklow's ‘flagship’ course. This in-depth programme has been running in Co. Wicklow for the past 24 years.

Please note this programme is designed for businesses that are established (at least a year or more), and based in Co. Wicklow. Sole traders, partnerships and limited companies may apply. 

The 2021- 2022 Programme is now FULLY BOOKED OUT.

To register your interest for the September 2022 intake, please email 

Mr. Blaise Brosnan, MD of The Management Resource Institute will be the trainer/facilitator of this programme in 2022/2023.

Food Academy


The Food Academy Start programme is primarily targeted at food businesses looking to scale up, and current Local Enterprise Office clients. The content for Food Academy Start was designed by Bord Bía in partnership with Musgraves, through the SuperValu brand. Modules cover The Market, The Consumer, Production, Financing, Distribution & Marketing, all through classroom-based learning in addition to one-to-one mentoring.

Innovate Wicklow! - Business Innovation Support Programme

Innovate Wicklow!

Innovate  Wicklow!  provides an opportunity for innovative Wicklow business owners, to re-assess their business and develop innovative strategies for adapting to market challenges and opportunities - whether that be new products, new processes or new approaches to markets and distribution channels.

Innovate  Wicklow!  is new Business Innovation Support Programme based on Strategic Design Thinking, which is applied in a practical and bespoke manner to your business. It is designed for established businesses with between 3 - 50 employees, based in Wicklow.

Find out more HERE

Export Development Programme

Wicklow and Kildare Local Enterprise Offices have partnered with OCO Global to deliver an 8-week capability building programme to support you in scaling your export potential.

This high value, high impact programme is specifically designed for businesses with export growth ambitions:  whether they are first time exporters, early-stage exporters or experienced exporters exploring new markets.

Programme commences 4th April 2022 , closing date for Expression of Interest 30th March 2022.

Hear what previous participants have to say in video above!

Find out more HERE



The Hi-Start ‘Get your Business Investor Ready’ Programme is a short, highly focused workshop and one-on-one support process aimed at ambitious start-ups who are targeting international markets. If your business requires high level support to build a platform for successful long-term development and to crystallize and deliver a powerful investor pitch then Hi-Start is for you.

Hi - Start has been developed and part-funded by the Dublin & Wicklow Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland.