Former Dubs boss to kick off Local Enterprise Week

By William O'Connor

FORMER Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin will kick off events at the South Dublin Local Enterprise Week 2020 next week. 

The Round Tower clubman will be the keynote speaker at the opening event on Monday, March 2 to an audience of promising entrepreneurs and business owners, as part of LEO South Dublin’s Local Enterprise Week 2020 Programme.

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Former Dublin manager Jim Gavin of Round Tower GAA Club

Jim will be sharing his experience and advice on developing a High Performing Team for your business.

This first event of Local Enterprise Week 2020 is being hosted in Áras Chrónáin in Clondalkin, not far from where Jim was raised in South Dublin.

The announcement came from South Dublin Local Enterprise Office (LEO), as part of the release of a jam-packed schedule of events between March 2-6.

The purpose of Local Enterprise Week is to highlight the range of services and supports available to existing and potential entrepreneurs and micro and small enterprises.

The mission is to promote entrepreneurship, foster business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high-quality supports for businesses in South Dublin.

 Other highlights of LEO South Dublin’s Local Enterprise Week include presentations and workshops for:

‘How to improve your online presence and increase sales’, ‘How to make your business more attractive to staff by offering agile working solutions’, and ‘Implementing Operational Excellence in your business’, along with ‘Expert advice on how to get the most from LinkedIn whether recruiting staff or finding new customers’, amongst many.

Throughout the course of the week, entrepreneurs of all ages will have the opportunity to book a place to participate in both paid and free-of-charge group sessions and one-to-one mentoring.

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Tom Rooney (Head of Enterprise, SDCC), Frank Nevin (Director Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development SDCC), Mayor Vicki Casserly, Danny McLoughlin (Chief Executive SDCC) and Justin Mulhern (Local Enterprise Office, SDCC)

 Tom Rooney Head of Enterprise, LEO South Dublin said that Local Enterprise Week was the ultimate opportunity for small businesses and start-ups to familiarise themselves with the services their local LEO provide by way of support and education.

It also gives entrepreneurs and owner managers the opportunity to network and learn not only from experts and speakers but also from each other.

“Local Enterprise Week is a collaboration between local and Government support groups, with a common goal to help small and micro businesses to exceed in today’s competitive marketplace, to expand job opportunities and strengthen the backbone of our local economy.

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Programme of events

Our exciting programme of events is designed to inspire and motivate hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs to follow their dreams,” said Mr. Rooney.

The full programme, venues and ticket prices are available at and LEO South Dublin is strongly advising businesses to book their place in advance to avoid disappointment.

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