Local Enterprise Office

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Upcoming Events

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22/02/2018Business Advice Clinic - Thursday 22nd February, 2018... Book online
24/02/2018Start Your Own Business Book online
05/03/2018Customers First - Setting Cork Apart Book online
05/03/2018Customers First - Setting Cork Apart. Front-line Staff Customer Service Training Session... Book online
07/03/2018Trading Online Voucher Seminar Book online
07/03/2018Books for Business - Titles to Inspire Book online
07/03/2018Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 7th March, 2018... Book online

Latest News

  • 05/02/2018

    3,700 new jobs created by LEO-supported companies in 2017...

    3,700 new jobs created in 2017 by Local Enterprise Office-supported companies with 15,000 jobs now created since 2014Preliminary jobs figures for 2017 welcomed by Minister Humphreys and Minister Breen at the Annual Local Enterprise Office and Local Authority Forum in Athlone today...

  • 30/01/2018

    The Social Enterprise Development Fund...

    €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over two years; 2018 – 2020, is now open for applications....

  • 23/01/2018

    Cork design and craft companies in the spotlight at International Showcase event...

    Creative entrepreneurs from Cork city and county are in the spotlight this week, promoting local craft and design to an estimated 5,000 national and international buyers at Showcase in Dublin, Ireland's Creative Expo....

  • 12/10/2017

    Cork & Kerry LEOs celebrate National Women's Enterprise Day 2017...

    Organised by Local Enterprise Offices in Cork and Kerry, National Women’s Enterprise Day for the South West will be of interest to businesswomen across all sectors. The event will celebrate the success stories of female entrepreneurs and encourage more women across the region to access enterprise supports for starting or growing a business....

  • 15/08/2017

    Autumn Training Schedule commences on 30th August

    Do you own/manage a small business? If you do, then our upcoming courses might be of interest to you ....

  • 10/08/2017

    Are you working in a family business?

    If you're working in a family business, then our Succession Planning programme commencing this September may be of interest to you....

  • 16/06/2017

    Be part of Showcase 2018

    Showcase 2018 will take place from 21st – 24th January 2018 at the RDS, Dublin. (www.showcaseireland.com). This strictly trade-only event is recognised as the annual leading Gift Show in Ireland with more than 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent. The four –day event attracts over 5,000 domestic and overseas buyers. ...

  • 30/05/2017

    Brexit SME Scorecard’ now available for LEO clients– Minister Breen ...

    Local Enterprise Offices will be the “first-stop-shop” for micro and small businesses for Brexit guidance and supports Minister Breen urges LEO clients to be Brexit ready and announces suite of Brexit supports for micro and small businesses totaling €3.4 million 30th May 2017 ...

  • 18/05/2017

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches InterTradeIreland’s Brexit Advisory Service...

    A dedicated InterTradeIreland advice service aimed at helping SMEs navigate the challenges of Brexit was unveiled by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (15/5/17). ...

  • Rebel Chilli

    09/05/2017

    Rebel Chilli, Cork City Finalist at National Enterprise Awards - 25th May, 2017...

    Rebel Chilli, representing LEO Cork City, has been officially announced by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. as a finalist in this year’s National Enterprise Awards....

  • Student Enterprise Awards

    04/05/2017

    Local students win enterprise award at National Final...

    Teenage entrepreneurs from Cork City have won 2 awards at the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals this week, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) for secondary schools. ...

  • Student Enterprise Awards

    28/04/2017

    Cork City students ready for Croke Park National Final...

    The Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D., met with several enterprising teenagers ahead of the National Final of the Student Enterprise Programme next Wednesday, which is organised and run by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) across the country. Now in its 15th year, an estimated 22, 000 pupils from 620 secondary schools nationwide participated this year. The aim of the LEO-run programme is to develop links between the education system and the real economy, so that school leavers gain the skills and practical knowledge of running a business, enabling more of them to consider self-employment as a future career option. ...

  • 25/04/2017

    Prepare for Brexit .... upcoming Breakfast Seminar

    Join Enterprise Ireland on 3rd May (08:00-10:30) in the Maryborough Hotel, Cork, for a panel discussion to include Jim Woulfe, CEO of Dairygold and Katherine O'Sullivan, General Manager, O'Donnell Furniture. Hosted by Jonathan Healy, Broadcaster, this event will focus on identifying exposure to Brexit, winning international sales and other strategies to address Brexit challenges and opportunities. With contributions from Anne Lanigan, Manager of the Enterprise Ireland Brexit Unit; Marina Donohue, Manager of Enterprise Ireland Northern Europe and UK and the opportunity to pose your own questions, it promises to be a must attend for those serious about preparing and planning for Brexit. This event is suited to companies who may have an exposure to Brexit on the export or supply side or are concerned about competition in the market place. Attendance is free but registration necessary. To register, please click here Queries to: Brexit Unit Enterprise Ireland T: +353 (0) 1 727 2727 E: Brexitunit@enterprise-ireland.com www.enterprise-Ireland.com ...

Case Studies

  • 08/06/2016

    The Stories Behind our Clients

    European domination with entrepreneur and LEO client, Kevin Egan, and David Forde as they show us around Water2Buy Limited and Ann Rudden of Aine Hand Made Chocolate had to completely change strategy ...

Our Partners

  • Microfinance Ireland
  • Futurallia
  • UCC
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • CIT
  • Bord Bia