Business Supports

 

Monaghan Local Enterprise Office (LEO)

LEOLogoMonaghan Local Enterprise Office (LEO) serves as a first stop shop to provide support and services to those seeking to expand an existing business or develop a new business in Co Monaghan. In terms of financial assistance the key focus of the LEO is on businesses with ten or less employees. The Office also acts as an information source and referral point for all state enterprise agencies.
www.localenterprise.ie/monaghan


Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. Enterprise Ireland provides funding and supports for companies – from entrepreneurs with plans for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing export sales. They also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies. 

Website: www.enterprise-ireland.com
Contact: Anne Caldwell, Regional Development Executive
Email: anne.caldwell@enterprise-ireland.com
Tel: (042) 935 4400


Industrial Development Agency (IDA)

The IDA is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. The IDA offers a range of services and incentives, including funding and grants, are available to those considering foreign direct investment in Ireland. While investment from overseas manufacturing and internationally traded services are the broad focus of IDA Ireland, the agency continues to work with investors once in Ireland to encourage and assist in expanding and developing their business.

Website: www.idaireland.com
Contact: John Nugent (Mob. +353 (0)87 668 9286)
Email: john.nugent@ida.ie
Email: idaireland@ida.ie
Tel: +353 (0)42 9354410


European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (LEADER)

midl-logoThe LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 has a total budget of €7.6 million for County Monaghan. The ‘Local Development Committee’ will be the Local Action Group charged with overseeing this programme and it will be delivered by Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd. It is anticipated that the funding programme will be open to applications in the first quarter of 2016.

Website: www.midl.ie


InterTrade Ireland

InterTrade Ireland supports SMEs across the island of Ireland to develop north/south trade and business development opportunities for the mutual benefit of both economies.

InterTrade Ireland’s programmes offer companies funding and expertise to help them export North/South, innovate by developing their products, processes, services and markets, and; helping early stage companies raise venture capital.

Website: www.intertradeireland.com
Contact: Margaret Hearty, Director of Programmes and Business Services
Email: info@intertradeireland.com
Tel: +44 (0)28 30834100


Bord Bia

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. The Board’s objective is to develop markets for Irish suppliers and bring the taste of Irish food to more consumers throughout the world. Bord Bia is headquartered in Dublin and has a network of overseas offices in Amsterdam, Dusselfdorf, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris and Shanghai.

Website: www.bordbia.ie
Contact: Linda Cullen
Email: info@bordbia.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 6685155


Monaghan Integrated Development

A key element of the Local & Community Development Programme implemented by Monaghan Integrated Development are the enterprise development supports offered to unemployed individuals considering self employment. MID provides tailored pre & post start-up business mentoring and training to assist you in researching and developing your business idea, and, if your business idea shows potential, we will assist you with bringing the business to life.MID administers the Department of Social’s Protection Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Schemes which provide income support for up to 2 years when you start your business, if you are in receipt of certain social welfare payments. 

For further information or to register for support, contact MID or check out the Enterprise Section on our website, www.midl.e

Website: www.midl.ie
Contact Julie Clarke, Enterprise Development Officer
Email: info@midl.ie
Tel: +353 (0)42 9749500