Local Enterprise Office DLR -  April 2019
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DLR Enterprise News - April 2019
In this month's edition.........
Plato Dublin - 18 Month Business Development Programme

Grow your business by learning from other SME Owner Managers at monthly meetings facilitated by Industry Experts!

It is not easy running a business on your own. Would you like to meet business people just like you and solve your business problems at monthly group meetings for 18 months?
PLATO offers owner managers a business support forum where they can tackle the challenges and issues of today’s business world. Through a unique partnership with large “parent” companies, PLATO creates a confidential and safe environment where SMEs can benefit from:
  • Facilitated peer-to-peer group learning
  • Business counselling from expert speakers and trainers in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Strategy
  • Large Company insights into their systems and practices
Large companies involved in the initiative include Ericsson, IBM, Paypal, Microsoft, Pfizer etc.
If you are interested in joining the new Programme starting in April 2019 please contact Marion Walshe - / 086 8234309 or for further details go to Plato Dublin Website


Dublin Food Chain Event - Wednesday 10th April

Succeeding in the Food & Beverage Sector - 'The Teeling Story'

This breakfast morning event will see Jack Teeling of Teeling’s Distillery share his journey of success with the audience. Jack will examine pitfalls that the Teeling family faced along the way, key tips on what to avoid, what to embrace, and most importantly how to succeed in the food and beverage sector.   

This event is open to food and beverage producers and other food stakeholders throughout Dublin.

Regardless of which food or beverage category you are in, this event offers a unique on-site food manufacturing premises experience combined with an intimate learning session with the founder.

The maximum capacity at the distillery for this event is 60 people, so we advise booking immediately.

This event is being led by LEO Dublin City and is taking place in Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Dublin 8. 


Brexit - Prepare Your Business for Customs Training Workshop - Thursday 25th April

Regardless of a hard or soft Customs Brexit, goods to/from the UK or transiting through the UK, will be subject to strict compliance and documentation requirements.

This workshop will cover how export and import customs procedures on trade with ‘Third Countries’ apply, how tariffs work and the need to correctly classify your goods.

There is now an urgent need to prepare your company for customs with this one-day interactive workshop. These workshops are fully funded by DBEI, through Enterprise Ireland and are delivered by Export-Edge Training, on behalf of Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown for the Dublin Region.

Attendance is free but earliest booking is essential, as these Customs Courses have been in urgent demand and immediately booked out elsewhere.


Invitation to our newly launched Link Network
Link Network will meet 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
Next Meeting:
Setting Business GPS Co-ordinates
G – Goals Create and define your business goals
P – Plan Develop a clear plan and map to follow so you reach those goals
S – Strategy = Success Design your strategy to succeed. Have clearly defined plan to keep you on track and stay focused
As a qualified business coach and trainer Lorraine Murphy is the person to help you unearth the hidden potential within your business.  Lorraine has a specific interest in supporting Women in Business and was President of the Louth Meath branch of Network Ireland 2013-15. Lorraine was awarded the Global Essence Entrepreneur Award in 2015 for her support to women in business and the community.


6:30pm Registration and Networking
7:00pm Introductions
7:20pm Setting Business GPS Co-ordinates, Lorraine Murphy
8:30pm Finish
Please book your place via email to

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LEAN Business Programme

This program is for established businesses looking to improve their processes and provides businesses with 5 x 3.5 hour on-site 1:1 mentoring sessions from qualified LEAN practitioners and an introductory deep dive into the principles driving LEAN and its benefits.

If you want to;
  • Understand the methodologies driving completeness and growth in organisations of all sizes across the globe
  • Help prepare you for Brexit
  • Make real improvements
  • Learn simple tools that can be used immediately to improve your processes and more
Then the LEAN program is for you.
The programme will consist of three half days of workshop training and 5 x 3.5 hour on-site 1:1 mentoring sessions. The deadline to apply for the next programme (starting on Thursday 18th April) is 5pm on 5th April 2019. The cost per participant is €500.

Food Starter Programme - 12th & 26th April

This ‘Food Starter programme’ is a short two day programme designed to help those with a food idea, or those at a very early stage of starting up a food business (typically the first 24 months). The objective of the 2 days is to provide the participants with a base knowledge of what is involved in setting up a food business.

The content is designed to provide you with information which will allow you to avoid the pit falls normally associated with this journey. While certain aspects of the programme are relevant to those setting up cafes/restaurants, the core programme content is designed for those producing food to be sold through third parties i.e. food producers.

For those considering applying for the Food Academy Programme in the future, this programme will provide an excellent opportunity to boost your chances of securing a place.


Trading Online Information Seminar - Tuesday 7th May

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 deadlines are Friday 7th June at 4pm.


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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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