Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO Fingal) has detailed the local small businesses approved for funding in the first half of 2023.
Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Adrian Henchy, joined AnnMarie Farrelly, chief executive 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 first half of 2023 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.
A variety of sectors feature among those approved, including businesses involved in: food production, financial services, engineering, software, healthcare, human resources, craft & design, training, media and production, interior design, green solutions and many more.
AnnMarie Farrelly commented: “Small businesses in Fingal have displayed strong perseverance in light of the rising energy costs and inflationary pressures. It is great to have members of the local business community in Fingal join us here today and we are honoured to be a part of their journey.”
Oisín Geoghegan said that despite rising costs and challenges to their competitiveness, there are numerous promising start-ups emerging this year.
“It is excellent to witness a significant number of businesses investing in their future growth,” he added. “As a result, the Local Enterprise Office is thrilled to play an essential role in supporting and facilitating this growth.”
LEO Fingal is part of a network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, located within the local authority structure.
The Business Priming Grant is a business start-up grant for qualifying small businesses.
The Business Expansion grant is designed to assist the business in its growth phase after the initial 18 month start-up period. Both the grants are linked to job creation with a prerequisite of each being that the applicant must demonstrate strong prospects for employment growth.
Business Priming and Expansion grants are ordinarily capped at €80,000 per application, while Feasibility Study grants are €20,000 maximum.
The Trading Online Vouchers grant is up to €2,500 to assist companies to develop an e-commerce platform and in so doing increases their market reach by enabling them to trade online.
The Technical Assistance for Micro-Exporters grant provides up to €2,500 in matched funding to businesses who are looking to expand their export lines.
The Agile Grant is provided to assist companies with Research and Development of innovative products and processes.
All funding is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
|G Golf Ireland – Joe Shannon / Frank Gannon|
|MS to Success Ltd – Karen Dwyer|
|EBooks Covers Design – David Prendergast|
|Vistona Ltd – David Byrne|
|Love the Mug Ltd – Pamela & Suzanne Hughes|
|The Wood Factory Bespoke Joinery Ltd – Thomas O’Loughlin|
|Thorn Environmental Ltd – Adam Thorn|
|Passer – Cameron Sheils|
|Accommodate – David Adan|
|Pangea Financial Services Ltd – John Fahy|
|Meadow Hill Oats – Amanda Whyte|
|Keifer Coffee – Myles Garland|
|Hearsay Audio Productions – Paul Walker|
|Gigi Supplements Ltd – Jennie Haire|
|Haystream – Valeriia Kryvoshei|
|Axon Evolution Ltd – Samuel van Eeden|
|Zeas Ltd – Juan Alvarez|
|Capital Kickplates Ltd – Liam Butler|
|Finedeeds Ltd – Rajat Maheshwari|
|Automate Software Solutions Ltd – Alan Gilligan|
|Cozmotec CG Consulting Ltd – Cuty Gupta|
Agile Grants (Research & Development):
|Tetralogy Holdings Ltd, T/A Le Patissier|
TAME (Exporter’s Grant)
|Una O Reilly – Allicano|
|David Byrne – Vistona Ltd|
|Sabine Louet – Armor Media Ltd t/a SciencePod|
|Crede Sheehy-Kelly – Crede Performance|
Trading Online Vouchers
|LJ Complementary Therapies|
|McGrath Scissor Sisters|
|Swipe Cleaning & Maintenance Ltd|
|Francis Cummins & Co Accountants|
|New Approach Training & Recruitment Ltd|
|Zow foods LTD|
|Essar Healthcare Ltd|
|Change is Possible|
|SSI Environmental Ltd|
|Cheeky Chicken Company|
|Sala Building Services Ltd T/A NewSpace Building Services|
|The Wellness Coach|
|Riverbreeze Enterprises Ltd|
|Blue Sky Food Consulting|
|Siobhan Bunni Consulting Ltd|
|Deep Dive Therapy|
|Brookfield and Bond Ltd|
|Colour and Art|
|Dawson Sherlock & Associates|
|Borgo Accounting Limited|
|Install My Kitchen|
|Gluon Insight Limited|
|Black Rose Supps|
|Tensile Enterprises Ltd|
|KP Windows Ltd|
Pic: Orla Murray/Coalesce