South Dublin Local Enterprise Office (LEO) named as national European Enterprise Promotion Awards winners

By Maurice Garvey

THE South Dublin Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has been named as national European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) winners for ‘Improving the Business Environment’.

The EEPA competition rewards innovative initiatives from public bodies and public-private partnerships which support entrepreneurship, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

BS1F compressor

The ‘Improving the Business Environment’ category recognises innovative policies at national, regional or local level which promote enterprise startup and growth, simplified legislative and administrative procedures for businesses and implementing the ‘Think Small First’ principle in favour of small and medium-sized enterprises.

South Dublin LEO will now move on to represent Ireland at the SME Assembly in Berlin in November.


The SME Assembly is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe.

The conference takes place once a year during European SME week.

Tom Rooney, Head of the South Dublin Local Enterprise Office, said: “South Dublin LEO are delighted to receive this recognition for the assistance we provide to the development of new small and micro business opportunities through our financial supports for feasibility and employment development.

“South Dublin‘s Sustainable Business programme was the first of its kind in the country. 

The additional supports under our Business Supports Fund that we can offer business owners to sustain and grow their operations in our older business units at this critical stage in its development is a gamechanger.”

By subscribing to The Echo you are supporting your local newspaper Click Here: Echo Online.

Prev Welltel acquires service provider Novi for €3m
Next #ThinkShopSupportLocal
  • Think Shop Support Local
  • DSPCA - Ducklings
  • An American Fire engine received a warm welcome after its long journey from New York to Dublin
  • Taylor Dowling - Winter Blues
  • Txt 2 Connect - South Dublin County Partnership

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.