Enterprising students have Christmas all Wrapped Up!

A Waterford City Student Enterprise Village will take place over two days in the Granville Hotel’s function room on Thursday and Friday December 11th and 12thfrom 10am to 4.30pm.Since the start of September, 350 transition year students from Waterford City and six Youth Bank community groups have been busy setting up small businesses and creating products to … Continued

Fund Recs co-founder through to National IBYE final.

A young Waterford entrepreneur has won a place at the first ever national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund. Padraig O’Scanaill of Fund Recs will represent the Munster region in the Best Start-up category at the national final in Dublin this December and has … Continued

Waterford food producers to create 30 new jobs in 12 months

There is a quiet food revolution taking place in Waterford City and County. From the traditional and famous Blaa to exotic seaweed based breads, the return of hand roasting coffee in the region to locally famous ice cream makers, these and more local food producers will be pitching their tents in Cathedral Square, Waterford City … Continued

Two Waterford City family businesses to feature at the Local Enterprise Village

Paul Lenehan of Sienna Home Furnishings Over 30 indigenous companies from the South East will participate in the “Local Enterprise Village” as part of the National Ploughing Championships 2014, hosted by the Local Enterprise Offices. Included in the Local Enterprise Village are Sienna Home Furnishings and The Coffee Warehouse from Waterford City. The Coffee Warehouse … Continued

Food Academy gives small food producers a big chance

What began as a collaboration between SuperValu, Bord Bia, 31 Local Enterprise Offices and hundreds of small food producers, has seen the first ‘class’ of food producers graduate from the Food Academy Start programme. Local producers from Waterford City and County; Gino’s Ice-cream, Ponticelli Coffee, The Early Bird Egg Company, Edelicious and Sea of Vitality … Continued

Local Enterprise Board networking lunches continue

Louise Grubb of Q1 Scientific Following the success of WLRfm’s Des Whelan ‘Top Ten Tips on Branding’, Waterford Local Enterprise Office is looking forward to welcoming Louise Grubb to give her ‘Top Ten Tips on Business Expansion’ on Thursday, July 3rd. These events called ‘Top Ten lunches’ are a series of networking lunches on the … Continued

Local Enterprise Office to host event for trading on line voucher scheme

Pictured at the launch of the Digital Voucher Scheme, Margaret Durand (Dungarvan Enterprise Centre Manager), Tom Banville (Head of Wexford LEO), Pat Rabbitte TD (Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources) and Ciaran Cullen (Waterford LEO) The Trading Online Voucher scheme is designed to help small companies to access the opportunities open to them through … Continued

Are you Waterford’s Best Young Entrepreneur?

L-R; Vincent Reynolds, Chairman of Local Enterprise Office, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister Richard Bruton for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation,  & Minister John Perry for Small Business New competition launched to find Waterford’s Best Young Entrepreneur (Under 30) with investment of up to €25,000 available for winner. Winners in Waterford will proceed to regional and … Continued

Top Ten Tip Lunches served up in Waterford

Mr. Ciaran Cullen, LEO Waterford and Mr. Des Whelan, WLRfm ‘Top Ten Lunches’ are a series of networking lunches on the theme of ‘Top Ten Business Tips’ delivered by successful Waterford business people and occurring once per month. These lunches take place in the Tower Hotel Waterford from 12.30pm to 2pm with the inaugural  lunch … Continued