Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to Louth Local Enterprise Office

Business Continuity Voucher available now

The new Business Continuity Voucher, available through Local Enterprise Offices, is designed for businesses across every sector that employ up to 50 people.

The voucher is worth up to €2,500 in third party consultancy costs and can be used by companies and sole traders to develop short-term and long-term strategies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The goal is to help companies make informed decisions about what immediate measures and remedial actions should be taken, to protect staff and sales.

If your application is successful, a qualified expert will be selected by your Local Enterprise Office to work with you on your business continuity plans. The value of this service is up to a maximum of €2,500.

To apply for the Business Continuity Voucher, companies submit a short application form to their Local Enterprise Office. Forms are available to download from www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Response 

To download the application click here

Business Advice Clinics and Mentoring

Our business advice clinics and Mentoring sessions are running as normal and indeed may be more essential than ever.

Sessions will take place over the phone or via Zoom and are available to book now.

email Mentoring@leo.louthcoco.ie to book your place.

Mentoring application forms available to download here

Microfinance Ireland Supports for COVID-19

The COVID 19 Business Loan from Microfinance Ireland (MFI) is a government funded initiative to support small businesses through the current period of  uncertainty and protect job creation/sustainment in Ireland.  

If any micro-enterprise is impacted or may be impacted negatively by COVID-19 resulting in a reduction of 15% or more in turnover or profit, AND they are having difficulty in accessing Bank finance, the MFI COVID-19 Business Loan may be an alternative funding solution for them

For more information, click here.

Details of other Business Supports

Details of other business supports available from the Department of Enterprise, Business and Innovation can be found at https://dbei.gov.ie/en/

A full range of Local Enterprise Office Supports can be found at https://www.localenterprise.ie/response

Upcoming Events

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14/04/2020Leading your Small Business through Covid19 Virtual Coffee Break... Book online
23/04/2020Postponed: Finance and Book-Keeping for small business... Book online
30/04/2020Postponed: Creating an Online Business Book online
07/05/2020Postponed: Costing & Pricing for Your Business Book online
13/05/2020Postponed: Successful Tenders Book online
14/05/2020Postponed: Advanced Wordpress Tools - Supercharge Your Website... Book online
21/05/2020Postponed: Marketing for Small Business Book online

Latest News

Case Studies

  • 21/05/2019

    DUNDALK-BASED OVVO® WINS GLOBAL ACCOLADE AT INTERZUM 2019...

    Co. Louth-based company OVVO® has been recognised for design expertise at the global Interzum Awards for the third consecutive time. ...

  • 24/01/2017

    Goldfish

    Ireland's growing reputation as a destination for customer service contact centres has opened up a gap in the market for local suppliers. Gordon O'Neill, co-founder of cloud-based telecoms provider Goldfish in County Wicklow, tells us how this industry is providing new opportunities for SMEs ...

  • 24/01/2017

    Carlingford Brewing Company

    After more than a decade working in accountancy and recruitment, Des Goldrick decided to set-up his own craft beer enterprise. Today, he’s brewing up a storm in his own business, as he takes us on a tour of the Carlingford Brewing Company in County Louth ...

  • 23/01/2017

    Applied Concepts

    We meet National Enterprise Award winner, Mark Clendennen of Applied Concepts in Offaly, to hear how he became the country's only manufacturer of blasting machinery and is now exporting Irish-made industrial equipment around the world from his base in the Midlands ...

  • 06/07/2016

    Christening Generations: New Venture All Sewn-Up...

    We find out how second time around has its business advantages when we meet entrepreneur and LEO client, Miriam Lloyd of Christening Generations, as she takes us on a tour of her dressmaking and design studio....

  • 11/05/2016

    Water2Buy Limited

    We talk beginnings, growing and European domination with entrepreneur and LEO client, Kevin Egan and David Forde as they show us around Water2Buy Limited. ...

  • 08/06/2016

    Áine Hand Made Chocolate

    Áine Hand Made Chocolate: Right Recipe for Business Success We talk tactics, taste and truffles with entrepreneur and LEO client, Ann Rudden, as she takes us on a tour of Aíne Hand Made Chocolate ...

Our Partners

  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Microfinance Ireland
  • InterTrade Ireland
  • Dept of Jobs
  • Bord Bia