Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO Fingal) shines a light on local small businesses, with 63 Fingal start-ups and growing businesses approved for funding in the first half of 2023, writes Rose Barrett.
Newly elected Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Adrian Henchy, joined AnnMarie Farrelly, CE of Fingal County Council and the Head of Enterprise at LEO Fingal, Oisín Geoghegan to present successful grant recipients with certificates confirming that their businesses are supported by LEO Fingal.
The companies were among 63 businesses approved in the last six months for Business Priming Grants, Feasibility/Innovation Grants, Business Expansion Grants, Trading Online Vouchers, and Export Development Grants, all aimed at stimulating enterprise and job creation. Since the beginning of the year to date, LEO Fingal has approved €594,000 in funding for eligible small businesses.
The approved businesses are located throughout Fingal and many are focused on export markets, with prospects to enjoy continued growth in the coming years. A variety of sectors feature among those approved, including businesses involved in: food production, financial services, engineering, software, healthcare, human resources, craft and design, training, media and production, interior design, green solutions and many more.
Speaking at the event, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Adrian Henchy said “Local Enterprise Office Fingal plays a key role in stimulating economic development in the locality. The supports and advice LEO provides are hugely impactful to the businesses who avail of them. It is promising to see businesses reaching out for support, fulfilling their potential and in turn positively contributing to the county.”