Doctor John Teeling, Founder of the Great Northern Distillery and numerous stock exchange listed oil and mining ventures will give the keynote address at this year’s Limerick Local Enterprise Week 2017 which begins on the 5th of March.
Dr Teeling is widely regarded as the father of the Irish Whiskey renaissance, having studied the almost entire collapse of the industry before using his skills and business knowledge to set up a new distillery, leading the charge in the fightback of Irish Whiskey around the world.
He will deliver the keynote address at the official opening of the Local Enterprise Week in Limerick on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Strand Hotel at 6.00pm.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Dr Teeling said he is looking forward to speaking to Limerick’s entrepreneurs: “Ireland’s future economic success will rely on native entrepreneurs. Events like Local Enterprise Week in Limerick give support, encouragement and tools to the risk takers who will create wealth.”
His address will kickstart a range of free events taking place across the city and county for start-ups, aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Entrepreneurs of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the 20 workshops, seminars, advice clinics and one-to-one mentoring in areas such as: starting a business, trading on-line, marketing and sales, growing a business through effective leadership and digital marketing, making your business ‘lean’ and being Brexit-ready.
Limerick Local Enterprise Week 2017 begins on Sunday 05 March 2017 with the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in Google Headquarters in Dublin. IBYE, which is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices and supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland, achieved an unprecedented number of entries across all 31 LEOs with more than 1,800 young people competing for the €2 million IBYE investment fund.
Local Enterprise Office Limerick is represented by Adrian Fleming of Accuvio Sustainability Software Ltd in the Established Business category.
Head of Enterprise for LEO Limerick, Eamon Ryan said: “Limerick Local Enterprise Week 2017 is the ideal ‘shop window’ to show the wide range of supports on offer to start-ups, sole traders and small businesses in Limerick city and county.”
“We hope these events will inspire and motivate hundreds of entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in Limerick. Small businesses continue to be the backbone of our local economy, with huge potential to grow and create jobs.”
Limerick Local Enterprise Week 2017, which takes place from 05 to 10 March is a collaboration on a local and national scale between LEOs, local business communities, government departments, other units within the Local Authorities, and state support agencies.
Details on all the events can be found here.
To read about other Limerick Local Enterprise Weeks, click here.