LEO South Dublin urges small businesses and entrepreneurs to join them for Local Enterprise Week 2020.


– Former Dublin GAA Manager Jim Gavin and author Siobhan Murray part of 2020 line-up –

Developing a high performing team, managing ‘burnout’ and readying businesses for post-Brexit customs procedures. These topics are just part of a series of events on offer to local businesses and budding entrepreneurs in South Dublin as part of the Local Enterprise Office South Dublin programme for Local Enterprise Week 2020, running from the 2nd to 6th March.

Local Enterprise Week, an initiative by Local Enterprise Offices aimed at supporting small businesses and fostering entrepreneurship, is expected to attract thousands of attendees to over 300 events nationally.

Launching the programme of events, Tom Rooney, Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office in South Dublin said: “Local Enterprise Week is a great opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to sample the range of supports on offer from LEO South Dublin. From financial support, networking and mentoring opportunities, Brexit support, workshops on social media and sustainability – we have something for everyone looking to start or grow their business.

“We’re delighted to welcome a variety of speakers from local enterprises, big business and the sporting world to share their experience and expertise as part of this year’s programme of events in South Dublin.”

LEO South Dublin’s Highlights of Local Enterprise Week 2020

In South Dublin, the Local Enterprise Office will open a busy week of events on Monday, 2nd March with a rare insight into maximising team performance from former All Ireland-winning Dublin Manager and Assistant Director with the Irish Aviation Authority, Jim Gavin.

Mr Gavin will sit down with Off the Ball broadcaster Nathan Murphy at Áras Chrónáin, Clondalkin, to discuss how his ‘man management’ style translates from the pitch to the boardroom to maximise a team’s performance.

The Network of Enterprising Women (NEWS), which provides mentoring, training and networking opportunities to women entrepreneurs and women in business in South Dublin, is issuing an open invitation to an evening with guest speaker Siobhán Murray, founder of Twisting the Jar and author of The Burnout Solution.

Ms Murray will discuss the importance of resilience, personal wellbeing and how to combat ‘burnout’ at Round Tower, Clondalkin, on Tuesday 3rd March.

Other events include:

  • Entrepreneur Talks with Mark Baldwin, founder of virtual reality education company Globopod/SchooVR; Jessica Conlon, Co-founder of TWIGS After School Care for children with autism; and Niamh Sherwin Barry, founder of the Irish Fairy Door Company.
  • ‘Implementing Operational Excellence in your Business’ with William Fahey, Operational Excellence Manager at Pfizer and Bill Cody, LEAN Consultant at Leading Edge Group.
  • LinkedIn for Business with Lesley Ronaldson, Head of New Business Sales Solutions at LinkedIn.

The best and brightest from the business community in South Dublin will be recognised at the Local Enterprise Awards at Louis Fitzgerald Hotel on Thursday, 5th March. The evening will be hosted by television presenter and entrepreneur Kathryn Thomas and the overall winner will go forward to represent South Dublin at the National Finals to be held at the Mansion House, Dublin, in May, 2020.

Booking is open and the full programme of Local Enterprise Week events from LEO South Dublin is available at www.localenterprise.ie/SouthDublin/Training-Events/Local-Enterprise-Week-2020/.


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