Local Enterprise Office DLR -  June 2019
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DLR Enterprise News - June 2019
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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting Qualification

With the continued aim of supporting the SME community in DLR, we are delighted to partner with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to offer a 17% discount on the Certificate in Business Accounting Qualification in a highly flexible format. This is a unique offering to SME companies and their employees in DLR and is the first time CIMA has partnered with a support agency globally to provide this incentive to raise the financial skills of its SME population.

Many SME owners do not have good financial literacy, lacking the skills and confidence to make important business decisions that will impact them and their company. This is a practical and broad course aimed at owner managers/key employees of SMEs who want to learn best practice in the areas of:

  • Business Economics
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

On successful completion of the four subject examinations, students are awarded the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, and can use the designatory letters CIMA Cert BA after their name.

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Agile Innovation Fund Information Event

Enterprise Ireland's R&D Core Unit is hosting a number of regional events on their new Agile Innovation, Research and Development funding programmes.

Offering fast-track approval and a streamlined online application process, the new Agile Innovation Fund allows companies to access up to 50% in support for product, process or service development projects with a total cost of up to €300,000. 

The next event is taking place on Thursday, 20th June in the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport.

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Productivity through Digital Transformation
The summit brings together business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, creators and big thinkers for an amazing day of talks and networking in the Royal Marine Hotel in the heart of Dún Laoghaire.

The 3rd Digital Transformation Summit will focus this year on increasing your company’s productivity through digital transformation. During the day we will explore how companies can save time and resources, improve customer service, improve your digital marketing strategy and increase revenue. This year we also have a number of experts in LEAN business practices, which will help you provide more value for customers, increase your productivity and competitiveness. 
As partners in this fantastic event we are delighted to offer you a special discount code, where tickets are only €50, click here to avail of this discounted offer.

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Trading Online Information Seminar - Tuesday 18th June 2019

The Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are hosting a free seminar exclusively for businesses who wish to apply for a Trading Online Voucher. 

The morning has been designed by experienced digital marketing specialists to help participants complete the application form and to understand how to make best use of a Trading Online Voucher.

This information seminar is taking place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire from 9.30am-1.30pm. Attendance is free but advance booking is essential.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must attend this seminar in order to submit an application for the Trading Online Voucher - the next application deadline is Friday 12th July at 4pm.

Digital Dun Laoghaire Presents - Wednesday 12th June

How to make your Company Investor Ready - Everything you need to know

On average digital companies that are well funded grow faster, are more sustainable and employ more staff. Therefore the June meetup brings leading experts together to share their insights on the fund raising process and how to best prepare your company for this critical activity.

Speakers include:

  • Maoiliosa O'Culachain (Linkedin) - Fóla - Capitalising Companies
  • AnnMarie Phelan (Linkedin) - Enterprise & Innovation Manager, IADT
  • Gerry Nolan (Linkedin) - Bank of Ireland
  • Owen Laverty (Linkedin) - Head of Enterprise & Economics, DLR County Council


Invitation to our newly launched Link Network
Link Network meets once a month on a Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Everyone is welcome whether a start up or established business and there is no fee to join.
  • Make connections through networking
  • Raise your profile and get referrals
  • Upskill through workshop content/advice
  • Get expert advice on business strategies from expert speakers
  • Exchange ideas and share experiences with other entrepreneurs
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Next Link Network Meeting
  • Date: Tuesday June 18th
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Venue: Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road
  • Speaker: Wendy Merrigan
Topic: Focus on Profitability - Use Your Numbers
Focus on Profitability - Use Your Numbers

This session will show us how to look at our day to day numbers in a fresh way and their impact on our long term growth.  Wendy will share examples of how to analyse and fix your pricing; assess the value in each sale;  identify your ideal client type and use this information to grow your business.  She will answer your financial questions, share information and ideas with easily understood practical examples to understand your own business growth potential. 

Wendy is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) who has worked in practice since 1999, initially working for a practice for 10 years.  Subsequently setting up her own practice with a partner in September 2009.  During the ten years in her own business, her focus is on helping clients achieve their financial goals with practical, grounded advice and support.

Please book your place via email to


Support Scheme for Renewable Heat - 2nd phase open for applications  
The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is now open for applications.

Businesses that install an eligible biomass, biogas or CHP system will receive an ongoing quarterly payment for 15 years based on how much heat they create and consume.

The tariff is available to businesses in the commercial, industrial, agricultural and public sector and other non-domestic heat users. This includes hotels and leisure centres, office buildings, farms, agri-business and industrial processes.

Benefits for businesses
  • Businesses spend a significant amount of money on heating. Switching to a renewable heating system can help them save money and make their business more resilient to rising energy costs.
  • The tariff is a very attractive financial incentive.
  • It will help businesses reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Customers are embracing green business, and it is increasingly important for businesses to show that they are taking steps to improve their sustainability.
In addition, this support offers new opportunities for business and the agri-sector, and offers the potential to develop local and sustainable supply chains for biomass in Ireland. Businesses that buy their biomass fuel locally, will be directly supporting the local economy as well as businesses and communities in the local area.

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Local Enterprise Office, Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown

Phone: 01 2047083

County Hall, Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday: 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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