West Cork business invited to join Local Enterprise Week 2023

20th February 2023: PIctured is the Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Danny Collins and Kevin Curran, Head of Enterprise at Cork County Councils Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West with Lisa Finn, Business Advisor, LEO Cork North & West, Joan Kelleher, Business Advisor LEO Cork North & West and Jamie Cuthbert, Business Advisor LEO Cork North & West for the Launch of National Enterprise Week 2023 on 20th February at The Spa House, Mallow. Photo by Sean Jefferies Photography.

Businesses across North and West Cork are being encouraged to take advantage of the array of events and topics at this year’s Local Enterprise Week, taking place from the March 6-10. In Cork County, over 31 events are scheduled to take place in person and online, covering themes such as digital, resilience, productivity and inspiration.

The theme this year is ‘Making It Happen’ and will focus on helping businesses to look forward and to future proof for the years ahead. 

In addition to local events, Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are offering five national ‘Spotlight Events’ online. Taking place daily during Enterprise Week, the events are open to all small businesses and entrepreneurs, are free to join and cover everything from digitalisation and exporting to future proofing and boosting your business online.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins invites Cork businesses to take advantage of the weeklong series of events, “Local Enterprise Week is the perfect opportunity for businesses to immerse themselves into a specific area of interest and gather information on a topic that may be important to their business now or in the future. Our LEO’s in Cork North and West and South Cork offer a range of supports for small businesses and start-ups. I would encourage our business owners and entrepreneurs in Cork County to take engage with their LEO and to take a look at the Local Enterprise Week programme to help start or grow their business.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey detailed how Cork County Council’s Local Enterprise Offices are supporting homegrown businesses, “Our Local Enterprise Offices have supported thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cork County. Figures released for 2022 show that our Local Enterprise Offices Cork North and West and South Cork financially supported 433 small businesses in their portfolio across the county, these companies in turn employ 2,272 people.  Since their establishment in 2014 they have provided a suite of supports to small businesses including mentoring, training, sector specific expert consultancy and financial supports to help guide businesses at any stage of their development.”

For more information on Local Enterprise Week and to find information on the National Spotlight Events and specific events taking place in Cork County, visit www.localenterprise.ie 

Local Enterprise Week is an annual initiative from the Local Enterprise Offices and supported by Enterprise Ireland, Local Authorities and the Government of Ireland.

WCP Staff

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