Riona McCoy, Acting Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Louth.
Local Enterprise Office Louth announces 2022 results
Local Enterprise Offices across the country are the support agency for anyone in business or thinking of starting a business. The Local Enterprise Office in Louth, part of Louth County Council, provides a wide range of training, mentoring, management development, and grant aid supports to companies as they start and scale.
This week the team at the Local Enterprise Office Louth were proud to publish their end-of-year results for 2022.
Acting Head of Enterprise, Riona McCoy explained “We supported 26 high-potential local companies with grant aid or financial supports in 2022, while LEO Louth supported companies in the county created 61 new local jobs during this time.”
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She continued “Our services delivered results for local businesses in a whole variety of ways over the last year. 1,637 clients took part in our training programmes. We assisted 44 companies to get their business online through our Trading Online Voucher Scheme. 16 companies developed tailored sustainability plans through our Green for Micro programme. 504 of our clients availed of mentoring supports, helping them to develop strong business strategies to innovate and grow.”
Speaking about Start-Ups, Riona outlined “The future is also bright for Louth with 157 people taking part in our Start Your Own Business programme last year.”
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney T.D. praised the work of the Local Enterprise Offices. “These results show the significant role the Local Enterprise Offices are playing in not only creating new businesses and jobs but also in sustaining them. On the back of some of the most difficult years for small businesses, it is heartening that we are still seeing growth across the country.”
Riona concludes “Our role is to support the start-up and established businesses of Louth and we have a range of supports for every stage of business. Discover how we can support your business by visiting: www.localenterprise.ie/louth and talk to us today.”