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Cork set for bumper Local Enterprise Week

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 3:52pm

Netwalking, food sustainability and the importance of health and wellbeing for entrepreneurs will all feature in this year's Local Enterprise Week in Cork.

Local Enterprise Week 2020 has been launched by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Cork City and features a schedule that is packed with interesting events ranging from a walking networking session on South Mall to a food event on sustainability.

Local Enterprise Week 2020 will take place from Monday 2 March to Friday 6 March. All events are free. Local Enterprise Week is a national event organised by LEOs around Ireland. As part of this, Local Enterprise Office, Cork City will be running a series of free business related events.

Cork City Council Chief Executive, Ann Doherty said: “Local Enterprise Week is a cornerstone of the business calendar here. The week is jam packed with events and opportunities for businesses in the city to learn more about the supports on offer at the Local Enterprise Office, Cork City.

“SMEs are vital to our local economy and LEO Cork City plays a hugely important role in helping businesses thrive.”

Paul McGuirk, Head of Enterprise at the LEO, Cork City said: “We look forward to Local Enterprise Week each year. This year we have a very exciting and varied line up of events and I would encourage anyone interested in or developing a business to reach out to us and have a chat.”

The week is packed with informative workshops, talks and conferences aimed at supporting owners and managers of small businesses in the city.

One highlight will be a red chair interview in Ballincollig with Kate Hyde of Glencove Group and Peter Coppinger of Teamwork. There will also be health and wellbeing for entrepreneurs on Thursday 5 March at 9am at Republic of Work.

Other events include a workshop on Brexit called Brexit - it hasn’t gone away! which takes place at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on Tuesday 3 March. The workshop, facilitated by Denis Casey of Casey Business Consulting, will outline how small businesses can prepare for Brexit.There are also events targeting specific sectors such as Food Sustainability - Dilemma or Opportunity? Also, On the Starting Line is a start your own business workshop targeting full or part-time sports people interested in entrepreneurship as a career. It features an interview with Derval O’Rourke on Wednesday 4 March at 5.30pm at City Hall.

For more, visit www.localenterprise.ie/corkcity.

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