Range Of Events Planned For Kerry Enterprise Month

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Pictured at the launch of Kerry Enterprise Month were Lisa O’Carroll – Local Enterprise Office, Bridget Fitzgerald – Kerry County Council, Eilish O’Donoghue – Local Enterprise Office, Anne Looney – IT, Tralee, Moira Murrell Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Victor Sheahan – Local Enterprise Office, Michael D O’Shea – Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Donal O’ Liatháin – Udaras na Gaeltachta, Breda ODwyer – IT Tralee, Mike Scannell – Kerry County Council, Fiona Leahy – Local Enterprise Office, Eamon O’Reilly – NEWKD, Noreen O’Mahony – Kerry County Council. Photo: Dominick Walsh

THE annual Kerry Enterprise Month was officially launched this week at the Kerry County Council Chambers by Chief Executive Moira Murrell.

Now in its fourth year, the month of March as Kerry Enterprise Month has gone from strength to strength with the objective of shining a spotlight on just some of the enterprise activities on offer all year round across Kerry.

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The month is a collaborative initiative between Kerry County Council, Kerry Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, North, East & West Kerry Development; South Kerry Partnership Development, IDA Ireland, Udarás na Gaeltachta and IT, Tralee.

The month gives established businesses and budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to network and discover the assistance available to them in growing and sustaining a business in Kerry. The month has become the annual ‘go-to event’ for entrepreneurs in Kerry.

The calendar of events for 2017 which can be viewed at www.ceed.ie orwww.localenterprise.ie/kerry  includes over 40 events across the month. The county-wide events cater for all stages of business across many sectors from start-ups to established and growing businesses. All businesses are advised to book well in advance.

Tomás Hayes of the Kerry Local Enterprise Office said that Kerry Enterprise Month was the ideal ‘shop window’ to show the wide range of supports on offer to start-ups, sole traders and small businesses in Kerry.

He said: “Kerry Enterprise Month in March is a collaboration on a local level between the Local Enterprise Office, local business communities, IT, Tralee and State support agencies. We hope these events will inspire and motivate hundreds of entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in Kerry.  Small businesses continue to be the backbone of our local economy, with huge potential to grow and create jobs.”

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