The Local Enterprise Office is a first stop shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland.
The 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) were established and open for business on 15th April 2014 following the dissolution of the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) on the same day. The reformed structure provides a service which amalgamates national enterprise policy and local business supports in order to strengthen the local business culture and environment. The LEO structure combines the expert knowledge of the former CEBs, the Business Development expertise of the Local Authorities, overseen by a dedicated National Centre of Excellence in Enterprise Ireland which will ensure that ‘best-practice’ will prevail across the LEO network.
With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices offer you a wide range of experience, skills and services.
The Local Enterprise Office is for people interested in starting up a new business or already in business including; entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start-ups and small business looking to expand.
The LEOs are about promoting entrepreneurship and self-help and are now a first stop shop for those beginning a new business as well as those wishing to expand their existing one.
In accordance with the Service Level Agreement (SLA) between Enterprise Ireland and each Local Authority, the LEOs provide services under four headings:
- Business Information and Advisory Services;
- Enterprise Support Services;
- Entrepreneurship Support Services, and
- Local Enterprise Development Services.