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€150,000 investment fund allocated as Local Enterprise Offices announce Cork’s Young Entrepreneurs of the Year

NINE of Cork’s ‘Best Young Entrepreneurs’ were officially announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Cork’s three Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) on Thursday, 9th October in Vertigo, County Hall. The nine winners were chosen from almost 40 young entrepreneurs who were shortlisted from almost 150 applicants in the competition launched this summer by the LEOs in Cork, as part of a nationwide search to find ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’.

Reflecting on West Cork’s economy

A FORUM organized by West Cork Development Partnership, will take an in-depth look at employment, economic development and innovation in West Cork at Kilmacsimon on 17th October 2014. The impact of the contraction of the economy, increase in emigration, the return to high unemployment, broadband connectivity and the business proposition of the Region will be closely reviewed by participants as well as expert speakers.

Clonakilty Black Pudding is a model for local sustainable jobs says MEP

Deirdre Clune, Ireland South MEP, last week met with the owners of Clonakilty Black Pudding at the National Ploughing Championships and has praised the company as an example of how we can create local sustainable jobs in Cork. “Clonakilty Black Pudding is going from strength to strength. They are one of a growing number of food producers from the Cork area that are creating jobs, opening export markets and driving

It’s a case of “digital first” for West Cork

NEXT Monday (Sept. 29th) influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). OFFSITE is a unique business and technology event aimed to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in West Cork. This year the conference, which is taking place at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery on 29th September, will focus on digital innovation in

West Cork lady launches website to bring emigrants closer to home

LOCAL retailers throughout West Cork can celebrate the dawn of a new era for their business thanks to a new Irish company, Local Gift Cards which has been launched by Clonakilty based Maria Carolan. Givealocalgiftcard.ie provides retailers and service providers with the opportunity to offer gift cards to customers from all over the world. The service has already been rolled out to towns throughout west Cork with this due to

LEO Microfinance Loan means business in West Cork

LOCAL Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and Microfinance Ireland have announced a new collaboration designed to support small businesses across the country. The LEO Microfinance Loan will see credit on offer to small companies employing 10 people or less, at a reduced rate of interest. West Cork TD Noael Harrington has welcomed the announcement saying, “I strongly welcome the introduction of the LEO Microfinance Loan, which could be extremely beneficial to sole