Local Enterprise Offices Must Be Implemented On Time

May 20, 2013

Chambers Ireland has today (20/05/13) welcomed the launch of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) as a replacement for County Enterprise Boards and Business Support Units of Local Authorities.

Speaking this afternoon, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said “We welcome the introduction of Local Enterprise Offices and the increased efficiencies and cost savings associated with their establishment. If executed properly, these ‘one stop shops’ have the opportunity to provide real benefit to SMEs and start ups. The enterprise start up function in particular is key and this should be strengthened and reinforced in the new LEO structure.”

“However, this benefit will only be realised when they actually open their doors for business. If the timeline of having all offices open by the end of the year is achieved, the LEOs have the potential to become another important resource for business.”

“The Chamber Network is committed to working closely with Local Enterprise Offices to ensure the best service for business and encourages them in turn to work closely with their local Chamber.”


For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email amy.woods@www.chambers.ie 

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