Local Enterprise Office Monaghan (LEO)
Monaghan 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.
Has over 30 years providing affordable workspace for businesses and entrepreneurs in the county. It currently owns or manages 5 enterprise facilities within the county, home to 46 enterprises and organisations that employ over 300 people. Businesses which operate out of these facilities include: an airline industry recruitment agency; business and financial consulting services; an online food business; medical and care services; international freight clearance agent; horticultural consultancy and IT specialists.
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
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.
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (LEADER)
The 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. Applications offering up to 50% grant aid to rural enterprises are available under the programme. For details see:
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.
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.