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24/09/2019LEO191016 - START YOUR OWN BUSINESS - 10 NIGHTS - 24th September 2019 (Every Tuesday Evening) ... Book online
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04/09/2019Reviewing Your Business Performance Workshop Book online
11/09/2019Sales & Marketing Workshop Book online
23/09/2019Local Enterprise Office Brexit Customs Workshop Book online
25/09/2019Educational Trade Mission – 25th-26th September 2019 – London... Book online
09/10/2019BUSINESS MODELLING & VALUE PROPOSITION DESIGN WORKSHOP... Book online

Latest News

  • Creative Start UP's with new inCarlow Development Programme

    16/08/2019

    Creative Start UP's with new inCarlow Development Programme...

    Academy for Creative Start Up’s with new inCarlow Development Programme Carlow County Council’s – Local Enterprise Office – Calls for Creative Start Ups...

  • Enterprise Village Catalyst

    15/09/2019

    Enterprise Village Provides a Catalyst for International Innovation Connections...

    This year’s Local Enterprise Village at the National Ploughing Championships will feature innovative enterprises who have participated in Catalyst, which is supported through the EU’s Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme. ...

  • Carlow County Council logo

    06/09/2019

    Chamber Connections: Export to Netherlands Programme...

    As part of our Autumn/Winter Programme 2019 , Carlow County Council – Local Enterprise Office & County Carlow Chamber are partnering to host the “Chamber Connections: Export to Netherlands Programme”. The programme is a supported trade mission designed to help companies to build connections in the Netherlands for sales or business development....

  • Carlow County Council logo

    31/12/2019

    IRELAND SOUTH EAST: ECONOMY AT A GLANCE...

    The Ireland South East ‘Economy at a Glance’ report monitors economic development in the South East region using a range of relevant data sources, and including industrial and infrastructural activity. Ireland South East Development Office works with leaders of the major regional industries as well as the chief executives of the councils of the five counties in the South East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford). Its priority is to make the South East the first choice for business, careers, inward investment and tourists....

  • 31/12/2019

    Council awarded €45,000 to support Bio-diverse awareness of County Carlow’s Development...

    Carlow County Council has been awarded €45,000 to design and implement a project as part of the National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) 2019-2021 funded by National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. ...

  • Town Center

    25/07/2019

    Council invites engagement in development of Carlow Town Regeneration Vision & Implementation Strategy...

    Carlow County Council today (12th July 2019) announced the first public consultation in the development of Carlow Town Regeneration Vision & Implementation Strategy (RVIS) which is supported under Government of Ireland – Project Ireland 2040 which will be held in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow on 25th July 2019 from 6.30pm-9.30pm....

  • Carlow County Council logo

    11/09/2019

    Opportunity for community and business groups for EU funding...

    OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 The purpose of the programme is to support Community Groups, Business Development Groups, Education and Research Bodies to gain a better insight into European affairs and understand the various funding mechanisms available. The aim is to create a more effective network in County Carlow of skilled personnel adept at leading and becoming part of EU funding applications....

  • 15/07/2019

    Are you interested in the future development of Carlow Town ?...

    You are invited to a Public Consultation Workshop Date & Time: 25th July 2019 6.30pm-9.30pm Location: Seven Oaks Hotel , Athy Road , Carlow Carlow County Council would like to invite you to an information session and initial workshop where those attending will have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the project brief, express their views and be part of a highly interactive event in order to form a vision for Carlow Town. We Want to Hear Your Views To register your attendance e-mail enterprise@carlowcoco.ie or call 059 - 9129783. All Welcome...

  • David Bambrick IBYE Regional Winner

    21/06/2019

    Best Established Business , David Bambrick of Equireel to compete for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur National title...

    Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in the upcoming national final will be David Bambrick from Equireel representing Carlow on Sunday 15th of September 2019. ...

  • Arc LABS Picture 1

    13/06/2019

    ACCELERATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE REGION ...

    NDRC at ArcLabs is seeking early-stage digital technology businesses who are motivated to accelerate their businesses to the next level. ...

  • Carlow County Council logo

    13/06/2019

    UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF CARLOW'S TOURISM SECTOR ...

    Public workshops are being facilitated by tourism consultants Future Analytics Consulting and promise to be engaging and informative with a firm focus on giving all a voice on their priorities for the future development of tourism at county level. ...

  • 06/06/2019

    Building a Craft and Design Enterprise South East

    Over the course of seven months you will undertake: • Research mission to a London trade show & retail visits. • Enhancing your design and product • Developing your Branding. • Costing and promoting your product in the marketplace • 8 days training • Bespoke 1-2-1 mentoring sessions • Considered research into future markets....

  • Carlow Toolmaking picture

    28/05/2019

    COUNTY CARLOW COMPANY AIMING FOR NATIONAL SUCCESS AT ENTERPRISE AWARDS...

    Carlow Toolmaking represent Carlow at the National Enterprise Awards on the 29th of May in the Mansion House in Dublin and feature businesses from a variety of sectors....

  • Business Picnic Launch 2019

    16/05/2019

    #businesspicnic serves up recipe for business success ...

    free event designed to encourage professional connections in an informal setting.The Business Picnic takes place on Wednesday 12th June 2019 in Arboretum, Home and Garden Heaven, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow from 5.45pm to 9.30pm....

  • Starga

    16/05/2019

    Stargazers leaving Carlow recharged and revived, Blackstairs Eco Trails’ Mary White says...

    Stargazing in the Blackstairs’ is Blackstairs Eco Trails’ latest digital detox offering and the early feedback is nothing short of phenomenal, according to sustainable ecotourism champion and former Green Party Minister, Mary White....

  • 04/09/2014

    Local Enterprise Office Launches New Loan Partnership

    The Local Enterprise Office Carlow is teaming up with Microfinance Ireland, to launch a new type of loan support aimed at the small business community in the region....

  • 18/08/2014

    Showcase 2015

    Local Enterprise Office –Carlow is seeking expressions of interest from clients engaged in the craft, design and gift sector interested in taking a stand in the Enterprise Zone at Showcase 18th – 21st January 2015. ...

  • 14/08/2014

    New Frontiers Programme 2014

    Waterford Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Carlow are currently recruiting for their next New Frontiers Programme....

  • 25/07/2014

    Form Group to Exhibit at Kilkenny Arts Festival...

    FORM is a group of designer makers and craftspeople living and working in the Carlow region of Ireland...

  • 03/07/2014

    Applications open for national scheme to help Small Businesses trade online...

    From today, 1 July 2014, small businesses throughout Ireland can apply to the government for digital vouchers to the system in helping their businesses trade online....

  • 30/06/2014

    Gothic Castle stages Business Picnic to make connections happen...

    Duckett’s Grove Castle just outside Carlow Town will be the venue for the second Business Picnic being held on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 hosted by Carlow & Wexford Local Enterprise Offices and partners....

  • 13/06/2014

    Time to GROW your Business

    ManagementWorks is an initiative from the State Company Skillnets, under the Governments Action Plan for Jobs, aimed at providing Owners Managers/Managers of Small and Medium size Businesses with practical, impactful programmes that will make a real difference to them and to that of their business....

  • 13/06/2014

    Minister Rabbitte rolls out whole of Government scheme to support local businesses trading online...

    Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte T.D., this evening brought together Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) from around the country for the first time to upskill their Staff, Mentors and Business Advisors on the important aspects of small business trading online....

  • 23/05/2014

    New craft network launched in Carlow...

    A new craft network, called FORM, was launched this week (14/05/2014) at a reception at VISUAL, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow. The network consists of 12 established designer makers, who create high quality home ware, gifts and wearable pieces. ...

  • Enterprise Logo

    14/04/2014

    Local Enterprise Office opened for business...

    The Local Enterprise Office is a new national resource, staffed with professional people with business training, to assist budding entrepreneurs and existing businesses in every county in Ireland....

Case Studies

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    21/12/2017

    Smyth and O'Reilly

    Silver Spear Gin is the inaugural product by Artisan Irish Distillers Smyth & O’Reilly which they launched to market in 2017. The distillery is located at Ballydarton House in Carlow and it is run by Gavin O’Reilly and husband and wife team Charles and Dawn Smyth. The brand is built on an extremely interesting and unique history which adds authenticity, prov- idence and heritage to their brand story and with the support of Local Enterprise Off ice Carlow and others along the way they are now successfully exporting this fantastic artisan product internationally from their base here in Carlow....

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    21/12/2017

    Valg Studio

    Valg Studio is the brainchild of Liga Valge who first began working with polymer clay in 2011, quickly becoming fascinated by the possibilities that this versatile medium had to offer. Since then Liga has set up Valg Studio and designs jewellery and homeware pieces, each designed and made by hand. Liga Valge is a member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and the International Polymer Clay Association while also being a member of FORM Carlow. FORM Carlow promotes Carlow as a destination for high-quality design and craft and provides a forum for the exchange of views, common objectives, collective activities, constructive criticism and feedback amongst highly skilled designer-makers and craftspeople. This is a really interesting profile for anyone interested in design, crafts or indeed anyone with a family to care for who is thinking about returning to work and...

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    20/12/2017

    Payzaar

    Payzaar is a new, revolutionary approach to global payroll. Their philosophy is simple; allow customers to leverage what works (i.e. the existing local payroll expertise) and augment it with what is lacking (i.e. the integration and harmonisation across the local payrolls). Rather than forcing customers to rip and replace their local payroll solution in order to benefi t from an integrated global solution, they decided to leverage those existing local solutions and build around them. It is a powerful platform that helps to streamline global payroll operations and gain unparal- leled insights into your organisation’s global employee bases and payroll data. No matter how far reaching your business operating territories are, Payzaar brings it all together for you. This is an interesting Q&A with Trevor Townsend, Co-Founder and COO of a relatively new company, this is certainly a company to watch and one we can all learn from....

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    20/12/2017

    CGL - Bringing brands to life

    CGL Retail Solutions formerly Carlow Graphics is a really exciting business that provides fi tting, printing, sign making, display and creative design solutions and they are based here in Carlow for over 23 years. CGL Retail is a superb company to read about as they started out as a small printing and sign making business back in 1994 and through hard work, adapt- ability and exceptional standards CGL Retail Solutions has grown to the exciting entity it is today. We love their mantra “Dream Big” and we hope you enjoy this Q&A with company owner Mark Dowling....

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    20/12/2017

    BioLogiq Solutions

    BioLogiQ provides expert, up-to-the-minute and customised management system consultancy, auditing services and training courses that are both comprehensive and practical. They work with public and private sectors to assist them in meeting their environmental, health and safety, laboratory, quality, energy management, social responsibility and sustainability requirements as well as ecological studies and screening reports....

Our Partners

  • Local Authorities Ireland
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Microfinance
  • Revenue
  • EUGO
  • EGF
  • Bord Bia
  • Dept of Social Protection
  • DJEI
  • Dept of Environment
  • South East Business & Innovation Centre (SEBIC
  • Skillsnets
  • Carlow Libraries
  • Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Carlow Chambers
  • Carlow County Development Partnership