Longford businesses encouraged to save time, money and energy with ‘All In A Day’s Work’

Campaign highlights lean, green and digital supports for small businesses

Press Release: 24 October 2023

The Local Enterprise Office Longford is encouraging small businesses in County Longford to save time, money and energy with new supports that have come on stream.

Launched by Neale Richmond, T.D., Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, the “All In A Day’s Work” campaign by the Local Enterprise Offices is focused on highlighting these supports.

They include the Lean, Green and Digital programmes, all of which enable small businesses to become more competitive and productive in how they operate.

Figures from the Local Enterprise Offices show that the Lean for Business programme, running since 2015 with Enterprise Ireland, has helped save businesses an average of €34,000 by helping them work more efficiently and improving their processes. The programme has saved Irish companies over €28million since it began and is free to all small businesses through their Local Enterprise Office, based in each local authority.

The figures also highlight that businesses that availed of these programmes had an average of 31% of an increase in their output or production. 

Minster Neale Richmond T.D. said, “While starting a business is an exciting time, without mentorship and advice, it can also be very hectic. Local Enterprise Offices offer both the financial supports and mentorship programmes that help businesses to save time and money by being more efficient. Local Enterprise Offices are a fantastic resource, and I would encourage any small business who has not reached out to them yet, to do so today.”

Chief Executive, Longford County Council, Paddy Mahon is encouraging businesses to avail of the supports from their Local Enterprise Office, “Everyone in business is busy, and it can be difficult to find the time to stand back and evaluate how you’re doing things and how you might improve efficiency and productivity. That’s where these supports come in. I would strongly encourage local businesses to connect with the Local Enterprise Office in Longford County Council and find out what supports will work for them.”

Michael Nevin, Head of Enterprise with Longford Local Enterprise Office says, “These figures speak for themselves on the impact these supports can have. It’s been a challenging few years for small businesses and those challenges will continue, so becoming more efficient and more sustainable, both now and the future is a great step forward.”

Small businesses in County Longford should link in with their Local Enterprise Office to find out what support is best suited to them at their stage of businesses and how it can benefit them. 

Carol Gibbons, Head of Regions and Local Enterprise, at Enterprise Ireland said; “A key goal for Enterprise Ireland is to support companies to make the transition to the low-carbon, resource-efficient economy of the future and the ‘All in a Day’s Work’ campaign is a key part of supporting this critical agenda. The campaign aims to place a firm spotlight on the numerous supports available to small businesses to enable them to take the next step on their sustainability journey.  Increasingly, sustainability is seen as a core driver of future growth for small businesses, aligning them to changing consumer demands. The business supports offered by the Local Enterprise offices from Digital to Green for Business are a key enabler for business, and I would encourage all small businesses to reach out to their LEO and start this journey together.

For more information on the campaign – www.AllInADaysWork.ie

For further information, check out Localenterprise.ie/Longford or follow LEO Longford on social media.