Join DesignPro Automation at The Manufacturing Solutions Conference Main Hall, STAND H16, organized by the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and GTMA – Manufacturing Resource Centre, which is set to be a focal point for manufacturing technologies and engineering solutions. This event brings together over 100 advanced providers of metrology, inspection, machine tools, workholding, cutting tools, and Cad/Cam/PLM manufacturing software and ancillary products and services.

By uniting the leading technology suppliers, GTMA and TUS create an ideal conduit for the transfer of technology from specialist suppliers to the practical industrial landscape. This allows for the uptake and practical application of these innovations, ultimately offering a competitive business advantage.

For the convenience of Manufacturing Solutions visitors, free parking and refreshments will be provided. In addition, there will be a Gala Dinner open to both exhibitors and visitors. The dinner, held on the evening of June 14th at The Shannon Suite in The Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick, is a fantastic opportunity to network and enjoy a relaxed evening with a fabulous three-course meal.

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We recently had an exceptional LINC Member Meeting at DesignPro Automation where we delved into a practical case for robotic welding. Viska Systems and Allenweld Ltd. showcased their expertise and cutting-edge solutions in the field. The ROI from implementing robotic welding technology speaks for itself!

By leveraging robotics in welding, our LINC members can achieve significant improvements in productivity, efficiency, and quality. The precision, speed, and consistency offered by robotic welding processes have revolutionized their businesses. The tangible impact on their bottom line reinforces the transformative power of embracing automation.

We express our deep appreciation to Viska Systems, DesignPro, and Allenweld for their invaluable contributions. Their expertise and commitment to driving advancements in robotic welding have propelled our community forward. The successes shared during the meeting have inspired us all to explore the untapped potential of robotics in our respective fields. Together, we are harnessing the power of robotics and driving innovation in our industries, embracing a future filled with endless possibilities.

Declan Hughes has been appointed as the Secretary General of the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment, succeeding Dr Orlaigh Quinn. Currently serving as Assistant Secretary in the department, Hughes is responsible for overseeing inward investment and driving innovation in the enterprise sector.

Throughout his tenure, he has played a pivotal role in formulating and executing various national and regional enterprise policies, sector-specific strategies, and funding initiatives.

In his new position, Hughes will provide strategic counsel to the government and assume leadership responsibilities for the department, its offices, and agencies. He will contribute to employment promotion efforts by supporting research activities and engaging in negotiations for international trade agreements, among other duties.

Hughes brings extensive experience to his role, having served as a board member of IDA Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland. He has previously held positions on the boards of Enterprise Ireland, the National Competitiveness Council, the Interim Public Procurement Reform Board, and the Food Wise Implementation Committee.

Do you have a business idea or multiple ideas? Have you always dreamed of being an entrepreneur and starting your own business? If yes, then Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West’s short 2-morning programme is perfect for you. It’s recommended for clients considering our intense “Start Your Own Business Programme.” By the end of this programme, you’ll be able to determine if self-employment and entrepreneurship are right for you. If you decide to pursue your business idea, the next step would be to participate in one of LEO’s intensive “Start Your Own Business Programmes.”

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore your entrepreneurial aspirations! Sign up now and unlock your potential.

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Congratulations to EPS Group who were recently presented with the 2022 European Partner of the Year Award at the Trojan Technologies Channel Partner Summit in London, Ontario!

EPS are proud distributors of Trojan, Aquafine and VIQUA and Salsnes Filter products and is a trusted provider of innovative, progressive and future proof products, solutions and services to the water sector. With 50 years expertise, EPS pride themselves on client focus, embracing a can-do attitude; reliability, certainty of performance and delivery to clients.

Today is the opening day for the national Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition. An exciting lineup is set for day one, including IoT, Industry 4.0 – AI & 5G, 3D Printing, Robotics & Automation, Procurement, Lean, Productivity & Continuous Improvement, Research & Innovation, Electronics Manufacturing & Cybersecurity and Enterprise Ireland’s Technology Centre.

An impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates have been assembled. The event will also feature an extensive exhibition showcasing the latest technological solutions and business services.

Don’t miss out!

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has published its Annual Report for 2022

Key highlights include:

– 28% increase in hearings, with 4,253 cases heard by the Adjudication Service.

– Nearly 6,000 inspection visits conducted, including 700 to ensure compliance with the Tips and Gratuities Act.

€1.4 million recovered in unpaid wages.

– Recognition and appreciation for former Director General, Liam Kelly.

– Restoration of face-to-face engagement in the workplace

Dont miss out! Visit the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition on May 23rd & 24th at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. A panel of experts will discuss “Accelerating Irish Manufacturing: The Government of Ireland’s Support for Advanced Digital, Physical, and Sustainable Technologies”.

Panelists include:

– Dr Toby Sainsbury, Director, Future Manufacturing Ireland Unit, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

– Emma Callinan, Director of Manufacturing Technologies, Enterprise Ireland

– Ruairí Ó hAilín, Manager, Operational Excellence and Digital, Enterprise Ireland

– Lorcan Brennan, Life Science Technologist, IDA Ireland

This enlightening panel discussion will be moderated by Alec Drew – The Business Expert, Founder of The Business Expert.

Don’t miss this networking and learning opportunity! Register today:

Learn how to write a winning tender and boost your business with Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West!

This comprehensive course will provide you with the skills to identify and judge tenders effectively, enabling you to write bids that stand out from the competition.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to judge tenders effectively and write winning bids.

Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to enhance your tendering capabilities! Secure your spot today.

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There is increasing pressure on businesses from the public, consumers, shareholders and governments to show that they operate in a responsible manner.

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is hosting a webinar on responsible business initiatives which may soon lead to new obligations for businesses.

The webinar will be opened by Simon Coveney and will include information on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.

Register here:

Join Local Enterprise Office Limerick for a FREE Virtual one-to-one mentoring session with a designated LEO Limerick Mentor on Thursday, May 25th. Business Advice Clinics have been developed to assist those who are thinking about starting out in business or those who have an existing business and are at a stage where they need some direction and advice. The clinics are often the first stop before being referred to our more intensive mentoring programme.

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The 8th National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition is coming to the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin on May 23rd and 24th, 2023.

Free registration is now open for this must-attend event, which will cover a range of topical themes such as Industry 4.0, Digital Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation, Sustainability, and much more. With the manufacturing sector employing 260,000 people in Ireland, this event is a great opportunity to learn from manufacturing leaders, academics, and government agencies.

The manufacturing sector has ascended to a new peak with record rates of growth in output and new orders. At this event, you’ll hear from experts on the challenges and opportunities provided by changing customer demands, technological advances, environmental concerns, and competition both domestically and in international markets.

Don’t miss out on the chance to improve your business’s performance by listening to case studies and technical presentations from global and local manufacturing experts, and meeting with providers of cutting-edge technology.

Register for free now and join for a stimulating blend of keynotes, debates, and an extensive exhibition showcasing the latest technological solutions and business services.

Attention all businesses in Limerick, Clare, and Tipperary!

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is hosting a free event on May 26th at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Castletroy. Join for discussions on digital transformation and the transition to a low carbon economy, as well as insights into the business supports available from the Government. Network with like-minded professionals and take your first steps towards building a better business. Register now to secure your place!

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Dublin on the 23rd & 24th of May is quickly approaching!

Don’t miss LINC member company Viska Systems who will be exhibiting. Viska Systems thrive on innovation and have grown to become a market leader of automated machine vision solutions with strong diverse partnerships. Viska Systems work with the most successful names in the machine vision, robotics, and software development sectors.

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Exciting news! EPS Groups managing Managing Director, Patrick Buckley, is currently serving as President of the Water Services Operators Group (WSOG). WSOG is a group of Civil Engineering Contractors Association and Construction Industry Federation (CIF) members who specialize in water and wastewater treatment plant operations.

Since 2000, WSOG members have designed, operated, and maintained water and wastewater treatment and pumping assets in Ireland and worldwide, delivering value on their operation and maintenance. EPS and fellow WSOG members play an important role in the current investment and transition of water services in Ireland. Check out this month’s Construction magazine to learn more about the WSOG’s views on the future of the water sector.

Flow Technology Ltd Technology is a leading process engineering solutions provider based in Charleville, Co. Cork, Ireland. With over 40 years of experience, Flow Technology has grown from its roots in the Dairy industry to become a specialized service provider for various industries, including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Distillery, Food, and Beverage.

Flow Technology’s range of services includes turnkey process engineering systems, site support services, and equipment and component solutions. The company’s goal is to deliver a ‘right first time’ solution by working closely with customers to understand their needs and problems.

Flow Technology’s team consists of mechanical, chemical, and process engineers, master craftsmen, equipment sales specialists, and other professionals. The majority of the team have worked with the company for most of their careers, with the company typically hiring, training, and developing engineers and craftsmen at graduate/apprentice level.

Flow Technology’s Leadership Team brings together a wealth of multi-sectoral and international experience to the business. The team represents a mix of people who have worked with the company for many years and others from new sectors, enabling the company to maintain its core culture and strengths while leveraging the experience and expertise of others.

Flow Technology is committed to maintaining an incident and injury-free environment for all employees, contractors, visitors, and anyone impacted by its activities. The company has achieved the Occupation Health and Safety Accreditation ISO 45001:2018, recognizing the highest standards in employee health and safety.

To learn more about Flow Technology and its range of services, please visit the company’s website at or contact them at

Are you up to date on your data protection and GDPR legal requirements? Join Local Enterprise Office Limerick for an upcoming workshop, designed to provide you with the essentials of Data Protection in a jargon-free way. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the implications of data protection for your business and ensure you’re fully compliant with GDPR. Register now and stay ahead of the curve!

Exciting news! Unison Process Solutions is proud to announce their latest collaboration with API Heat Transfer HR, a leading provider of heat exchangers. API offers a range of top-quality products, including shell and tube heat exchangers, gasketed plate heat exchangers, semi-welded and fully welded heat exchangers, and more. Together, Unison and API will bring API’s innovative and reliable solutions to the Irish process industry, helping their clients improve efficiency and reduce downtime.

Contact Unison today to learn more about the partnership and how they can provide tailored solutions to meet your unique needs.

Contact at or call +35361422224 for more information or pricing.

For information on API’s full range of products see:

Great news for Irish engineering companies!

According to a recent report, exports by Enterprise Ireland-supported companies grew by a record-breaking 19% to reach €32.1bn in 2022. Notably, the engineering industry experienced a 21% increase in exports, totaling €2.33bn. This growth signals a tremendous opportunity for Irish engineering firms to expand their reach and showcase their expertise on a global scale.

For more information visit:

Check out this amazing “Day in the Life” video from one of our members EPS Group! Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the daily operations of Graduate Project Engineer Shaun Burke of the Ballyhaunis branch and see how EPS go above and beyond to provide exceptional products and services to their customers. We’re proud to be associated with such a dedicated and hardworking team. Watch the full video now and be inspired!

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment provides a range of tailored supports for enterprise of all sizes in Ireland. Supports include access to finance, management development, mentoring supports, business development programmes, market supports and trade promotion.

Check out available supports SMEs to grow through digitisation, exports & innovation here:

Join Irish Manufacturing Research on May 8th for 4 week “Innovation through Robotics” training course in partnership Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence.

On completion of this self-paced, virtual class and lab visit experience, participants will be able to identify and evaluate deployment opportunities for robotics and automation in their organization.The course is intended for anyone planning their automation strategy and interested in understanding and using Robots; it covers the core concepts plus state-of-the-art approaches, planning and evaluating robotics, plus outlining the pitfalls involved.

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Join Enterprise Ireland at the Spencer Hotel, Dublin 1 Wednesday 26 April, 10am – 1pm to learn more about the latest tax policy matters relevant to Irish enterprise and especially those most relevant to ambitious scaling Irish exporters.

With expert insights from the Institute of Tax, the Revenue Commissioners and the Commission on Taxation and Welfare, this event will provide practical and informative advice for business leaders.

Limit spaces available register now:

The Local Enterprise Office Limerick Data Protection for small business workshop will provide small and enterprises with a solid understanding of the implications of data protection and GDPR for their business and help ensure they are fully up to date on all their legal requirements. It is designed to give small businesses the essentials of Data Protection, in a simple and easy to understand manner and deal in a jargon-free way the real impositions of the GDPR legislation.

Would you like to create marketing videos but you don’t want to edit the video using your PC or your Mac? Have you recorded video clips on your phone and now you would like to edit them directly on the phone but you still want to be able to do all the whizzy editing techniques that you can do on a PC?

Join Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West for their How to create marketing videos using your phone and the Inshot app course which will take place on Monday 24th of April. In this live online course you can learn how to use the Inshot app. Inshot is used by over 100 million people and is one of the best video editing apps for your phone. It allows you to do all the things you would want to do in your marketing videos and is very easy to use.

Sign up:

Digital Manufacturing Ireland (DMI) has officially been opened. Located in the IDA Ireland National Technology Park in Limerick, DMI is the national centre of excellence designed to support Irish based manufacturers, both multi-national businesses and SMEs, to access, partner and accelerate their adoption of transformative digital technologies and to drive their future competitiveness.

The new Enterprise Ireland Post-Brexit : Market Growth & Diversification Grant is set to help clients that have been impacted by Brexit to identify new market opportunities, develop a market entry plan and grow exports in markets outside of the UK.

The grant will be provided at a rate of 80% subject to a maximum grant of €36,000.

The aim of the Post-Brexit : Market Growth & Diversification Grant is to help clients that are impacted by Brexit to identify new market opportunities, develop a market entry plan and grow exports in markets outside of the UK.

In order to be eligible, companies must demonstrate that they have been negatively impacted by Brexit. Each company must demonstrate that they suffered a 5% reduction in UK sales in 2020, 2021 or 2022 compared to 2019 levels.

This new grant will help the clients mitigate the impact of Brexit by developing the strategic capability to grow in existing markets and diversify into new markets, outside of the UK through research, developing their own messaging, value proposition and market entry strategy.

Eligible costs include the cost of hiring a consultant(s) to undertake research into new or existing markets to identify opportunities for business development. This support is against eligible De Minimis Costs.

Check out this great interview with Managing Director of EPS Group Patrick Buckley by Business Focus as part of a series of interviews which will form the basis of a report entitled “Ireland – A nation inspired by change”.

Patrick discusses the company’s history, sustainability and development. A very interesting read!

The key trends we’ve seen over the last fifteen to twenty years in Ireland are European Water Framework directives, phosphorus regulations, nitrate directives and bathing water and shellfish water directives, resulting in massive improvements in potable drinking water, with an emphasis on disinfection and source protection. This environmental focus has ensured that the government has had to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure across the country, in turn creating increased awareness in people, companies and communities regarding water, its protection, micropollutants, poly-fluorinated substances, and how they all link back to our environment.

Patrick Buckley (Interview with Business Focus)

Logistics Week is now live!

The Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group are proud to announce the first national Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week (#LogisticsWeek). The key aim of the Logistics Week is to promote careers and educational opportunities in the Irish logistics and supply chain sector.

Logistics Week will take place from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April. It will consist of a mix of in-person and online events at both national and regional levels and will be formally launched in Rosslare Europort on 27 March by Jack Chambers, Minister of State at the Department of Transport with special responsibility for International and Road Transport and Logistics.

Logistics Week is an initiative of the Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group (LSCSG), founded in 2019 to develop and deploy practical actions to address the skills needs of the logistics and supply chain sector. The Group provides a forum for practical action and collaboration aimed at addressing the skills needs of the sector. The membership of the LSCSG includes key stakeholder representatives from government, academia and industry, and is currently chaired by the Department of Transport, on the basis of the department’s links to the wider transport industry. The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Department of Social Protection also play a key role in the work of the Group.

A number of events will be held, including in-person, hybrid and online events organised in co-operation with stakeholder representatives from academia, and industry.

To view a full schedule of events taking place and for further information on the logistics and supply chain sector in Ireland see:

Check out Unison Process Solutions brand new website! The new site is easy to navigate, gives detailed user friendly information and it looks great too!

Unison Process Solutions is a leading manufacturer and supplier of liquid processing technology. Combining generations of experience with a passion for innovation, enabling them to deliver unrivalled solutions to their clients worldwide.

Whether you’re in the dairy, beverage, beer, food or pharmaceutical industry, Unison Process Solutions have the equipment and expertise to help you to optimize your processes and maximize your productivity. Offering a wide range of pasteurizers, homogenizers, separators, heat exchangers, filling and packaging equipment, water recycling systems, chillers, CIP Skids, Filtration skids, pumps, valves and much more.

Check out the Unison Process Solutions website:

DesignPro Automation are searching for an Assembly Technician!

The successful candidate will have a trade qualification with at least three years’ experience in a toolmaking environment, maintenance technician or tooling assembly role. Working knowledge of pneumatics, sensors, and exposure to interpreting technical drawings, is required. The successful candidate will work as part of a team in a busy environment and will be exposed to the most up to date technologies and systems in the machine build industry. A high level of initiative and adaptability is required.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in a highly progressive, dynamic and team orientated environment, please submit your CV to or contact the HR Department at +353 (0)69 63842 Ext 312

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The €200 million Ukraine Enterprise Crisis Scheme has been extended and amended to continue assist businesses with ongoing trading challenges and high energy costs.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, announced the changes to the €200 million Ukraine Enterprise Crisis Scheme.

The scheme consists of two streams of funding to enable viable but vulnerable firms of all sizes in the manufacturing and internationally traded services sectors to continue contributing to the success of the Irish economy.

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment will host an online event for business and industry representatives on Friday, 24 March 2023.

This online seminar will provide an introduction to compliance inspections. It will focus on what inspection visits look like, what Authorised Officers will be looking into and how exporters should prepare for an inspection visit.

Authorised Officers will also discuss common errors that they encounter while conducting onsite compliance inspections as well as steps to prevent these issues arising.

Who should attend this seminar? Any staff involved in day to day export control such as applying for authorisation or classification of items as well as the person in the company who has ultimate legal responsibility for compliance with the controls.

Register here:

Enterprise Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with series of trade events across the world on the back of a record year for Irish exports! Demand for Irish innovation is currently at an all-time high as exports for Enterprise Ireland client companies increase to a record €27.29bn.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D., and Tánaiste Micheál Martin will lead Enterprise Ireland’s programme of events to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and mark the enormous impact Irish businesses are making globally.

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The next Local Enterprise Office Limerick Social Media Marketing Bootcamp takes place over four online sessions and is ideal for businesses who want to sell their products or services using Social Media.

It is an intensive course on the main aspects of Social Media Marketing including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok plus you will learn how to shoot and edit your own marketing videos and how design eye-catching graphics for social media using Canva.

Sign up here:

The LED Tecoled illumination’s production technology enables significant cost reduction.

Tecoled LED Lighting significantly lowers maintenance expenses and the cost of energy through the use of specific components and creative solutions.

We are fully focused on supplying you with the most up to date, premium LED technology


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LINC Members meeting held at CPH – Charleville Plant Hire last Friday February 24th, Martin Hanley MD of CPH gave a tour of the very impressive new premises in Charleville. It was great to have the group together in person, and see how this business is making changes toward sustainability for the future.

Thanks to all who attended and especially to CPH for hosting us!

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Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney TD, and Enterprise Ireland have today launched two new programmes with funding of over €63M, focused on supporting Irish innovators and research.

The Innovators’ Initiative is a new €30M national initiative with the objective of developing a series of immersive, needs-led innovation training programmes. These training programmes will create cohorts of highly skilled innovators, who can identify unmet market needs within specific sectors of growth in Ireland.

KT Boost is a new four-year, €33.4M knowledge transfer funding programme for Irish universities and technological universities. Its objective is to support an increase in research commercialisation outcomes from within this sector – both regionally and nationally – and to develop consistent practices across the knowledge transfer sector.

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This Local Enterprise Week, join North-East LEO Offices for Exploring overseas markets from local to global – a dynamic session on key tips on how to take your business  from a domestic audience to different international markets. At this one hour session, export development accelerator, Conor Hyde, promises to provide you with all the information to begin exploring the huge opportunities in selling overseas.

Ireland is renowned globally for being a strong and welcoming location for aspiring entrepreneurs to start a business.

The latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report, one in seven people in Ireland aspires to start a business in the next three years.

Enterprise Ireland’s Anna-Marie Turley discusses the network of supports and capability development programmes those thinking of launching a new business could potentially avail of and Enterprise Ireland’s new initiative, the ‘Chart your Journey to Entrepreneurship in times of change’ webinar, that is being held in partnership with IDA Ireland on March 2.

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Are you interested in a career in engineering?

Join Explore Engineering on 2nd March between 5pm and 9pm at Shannon airport for their Engineering Showcase 2023.

Meet with over 60 Engineering companies, Organisations and Academic instiutions, including LINC member companies Takumi Precision Engineering Limited and DesignPro Automation

This event will be a great opportunity to gain an insight into the various fields of Engineering and experience the amazing array of career opportunities within the Mid-West region.

Green for Micro is a FREE programme that helps small businesses take the first step towards becoming more sustainable, giving you access to a green consultant who’ll show you the small changes that can have a big impact on your company – and the world around you.

Developing a ‘greener’ policy can offer many benefits to your business, including:

• Increased cost savings

• Improved resource efficiency (for example: using less energy, water, and materials)

Reduced environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions

• Opportunities for higher and additional value on products and services

• Increased access to customers, improved corporate image and reputation.

• Increased resilience to climate change impacts

Congratulations to EPS Group who have been shortlisted for not one, but two Health & Safety Excellence Awards. The group will be competing in the Utilities and Construction categories.

EPS featured a series of safety talks across the country to try and bring awareness to dangers that can be avoided with careful planning and preparation. The team also outlined their innovative approach to H&S using an evacuation procedure that they developed alongside Uisce Éireann Irish Water at Easkey WTP.

The Government has set up the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme to assist businesses with electricity or natural gas costs this winter.

The deadline for September claims is 31 January 2023. Qualifying businesses can claim for 40% of the increases in their energy bills. The increase in energy bills must be between the ‘claim period’ and the ‘reference period’.

A claim period is a calendar month from September 2022 to February 2023. A reference period is the corresponding calendar month in the previous year. For example, September 2021 is the reference period for the September 2022 claim period.

Check out this cool video of DesignPro Automation latest installation!

It’s always so interesting for us to watch the process of getting things done. DesignPro Robotics specialises in providing robotic welding solutions and support services to the industrial engineering sector. Adopting automated processes is crucial and the first step for small and medium-sized enterprises to remain competitive.

Don’t miss Local Enterprise Office Limerick Marketing Workshop hosted by Theresa Mulvihill of Smart Marketing Limited taking place in The Engine Upper Cecil Street on Jan 23rd.

This workshop will cover traditional techniques and digital marketing looking at how they support each other. If you are one of the many business owners feeling overwhelmed by the many options for promotion, this programme is for you.

Book your spot here:

Do you want to increase your sales, win more customers or improve your branding?

The 4 session Digital Marketing Programme provided by Local Enterprise Office Limerick will help you decide your social marketing strategy and through weekly workshops introduce a range of free and low-cost tools to grow and develop your business. Each workshop will give you hands-on experience of using a range of free and low-cost digital tools.

Book your spot here:

Manufacturing continues to be a key driver of Ireland’s economic success.

“Over 70 years, Ireland’s manufacturing industry has earned its reputation as a trusted destination for a global supply of products ranging from life-changing medical devices and pharmaceutical products to advanced microprocessors and large-scale industrial equipment. “

Rachel Shelly, Head of Medical Technologies, IDA Ireland writes about the factors that made the manufacturing industry so strong in Ireland and where it could be moving towards in the future.

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Don’t miss out on Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West “LEO Finance & Grant Information Webinar” taking place Thursday 12th January 2023.

This Webinar will provide you with information on the LEO Grant & Financial Supports available to your Business

Including the following:

The Feasibility Study Grant

The Priming Grant

The Business Expansion Grant

Eligibility of Businesses

Rates of Grant Aid

What can be Funded

How do I apply?

Sign up here:

Brexit has presented new challenges for Irish businesses trading with the UK. New customs procedures, increased logistics costs and volatile currency markets have all contributed to a tougher trading environment.

Enterprise Ireland have introduced the Brexit Adjustment Initiative to help Enterprise Ireland companies cope with some of these costs. The initiative is supported by the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve and brings together eleven proven and effective Enterprise Ireland supports intended to assist Irish Business to maintain and enhance their competitiveness as they continue to trade with the UK.

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Don’t miss out on the “Breakfast Briefing” with economist and author David McWilliams hosted by Local Enterprise Office Limerick. “These are extraordinary times that require a good understanding of economic trends when developing a strategy to deal with inflationary pressures on your business.” Gain an understanding of economic trends and how to deal with inflationary pressure on your business.

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The Brand new DesignPro Automation website is now live, and it looks great!

The new state of the art website makes it so easy to see why DesignPro Automation are leaders in the MedTech sector. It now showcases the full range of industrial automation expertise that they can provide. As bespoke machine builders, DesignPro stays at the forefront of the latest technology so they can deliver smart, innovative designs to improve your output.

LINC member Keltec Engineering provides a wide range of design, development and manufacturing services – from concept development to volume manufacture. Since their foundation in 1988, Keltec has diversified from agricultural based products into products for the construction, water treatment and horticultural industries.

The Company’s ability to develop new products that benefit clients in terms of increased productivity and significant cost savings, have established Keltec Engineering as a unique engineering company in Ireland.


Meet LINC member company Tecoled Ltd.!

Tecoled design and produce LED Lighting to minimise power consumption and maximise the lifetime of the luminaries. All their fittings come with a minimum 5 year warranty.

The highest standard of service is achieved by using innovative solutions, selecting market leading components and assembling them under the correct conditions. Once you change over to LED lighting you will see a huge improvement in your light quality!

Tecoled Website

Great to hear from EPS Group Managing Director Patrick Buckley on this weeks Red Business Podcast. Patrick talks about growth, expansion, data centres, family businesses and what the future holds for EPS.

If you’d like to hear about EPS give a listen to episode 257 from about 14 minutes in!

Listen to the full Podcast here:

Great to hear from EPS Group Managing Director Patrick Buckley on this weeks Red Business Podcast. Patrick talks about growth, expansion, data centres, family businesses and what the future holds for EPS.

If you’d like to hear about EPS give a listen to episode 257 from about 14 minutes in!

Tackling our carbon emissions is good for our planet, our economy and your business. The #ClimateToolkit provides you with practical ways to start taking action.

The ClimateToolkit allows SMEs to input some simple information and get an estimate of their carbon footprint and a personalised action plan to reduce it. Each tailored action plan will include straight-forward, practical instructions and highlights the relevant help that is available from Government, through agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, the Local Enterprise Offices and the SEAI

For more information visit:

General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, have overhauled how businesses process and handle data.

Local Enterprise Office Limerick are running a workshop which will provide SME’s with a solid understanding of the implications of data protection and GDPR for their business and help ensure they are fully up to date on all their legal requirements. It is is designed to give small business the essentials of Data Protection, in a simple and easy to understand manner and deal in a jargon-free way the real impositions of the GDPR legislation.

Book your place here:

Small businesses need to maximise every advantage, and implementing a digital strategy can give businesses a real edge. Digital Start is a pilot initiative from the Local Enterprise Offices designed to give Local Enterprise Office funded clients that digital edge. From optimising processes to delivering a seamless digital customer experience, the aim is to help businesses prepare and implement a plan for the adoption of digital tools and techniques across the business.

For full information on eligibility and to discover how Digital Start can give you the edge contact your Local Enterprise Office advisor today or visit here for more information:

Check out LINC member company Unison Process Solutions who have been featured in this weeks Business Post as part of the Making it Work series with Enterprise Ireland.

Unison manufacture and supply state of the art machinery and systems specialising in pasteurisers, homogenisers, separators, heat exchangers, pumps and valves. Unison is also revolutionising heat exchanger testing with their groundbreaking Heat Exchanger Integrity Self-Testing (HEIST) system, the world’s first fully automatic system for testing heat exchangers.

Read full article here:

Only 3 days to go until Ireland’s largest female enterprise event brought to you by the Local Enterprise Offices.

National Womens Enterprise day takes place on the 13th of October countrywide to promote, encourage and stimulate female entrepreneurship. It opens the prospect of entrepreneurship to women who may not have considered it before.

Check out all Regional NWED Events here:

Local Enterprise Office Limerick is hosting an Introduction to Bookkeeping and Taxation Course for those who have never used a bookkeeping system before or those looking to refresh their knowledge of how a simple book-keeping system works.

You will cover the basic principles of bookkeeping, design and construct a book-keeping package on excel incorporating sales, purchases & expenses ledgers.

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LINC member company Stainless Quality Fabrication – SQ Fabs are a stainless steel fabrication company that specialise In the production of a wide range of stainless products. With over 20 years experience within the fabrication industry we are a ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ engineering service with clients ranging from the Food, Dairy & Pharmaceutical Plants, Water Treatment and Construction Industries, also specialising in various custom designed projects and general bespoke items.

SQ Fabs’ highly skilled team of engineers and fabrication team insist that their product quality and service has been the cornerstone of the company’s development.

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The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar T.D. has announced a Budget package to help businesses with escalating energy costs and to plan for the future.

Overall funding allocated to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Budget 2023 has increased by €36 million, to €940 million. This aims to help businesses of all sizes to deal with escalating energy costs and make them more sustainable through five new targeted supports.

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Now in its 16th year, National Women’s Enterprise Day celebrates female entrepreneurs success and inspires female start ups. Join Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West for a National Women’s Enterprise Day event, “Our Future, Our Way” in The Brehon Hotel Killarney on 13th October.

Hear from female entrepreneurs from across the southwest region for a day of exciting speakers, networking, inspiration and motivation!

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Since people use search engines to find products both online and locally, it is important that a company gets found at the top of search results for words that relate to their product or service. Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West are hosting a Search Engine Optimisation Seminar to inform you how to compete with larger companies by being visible on search engines.

The course will take place on 29th September from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

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We are delighted to announce that we won the Agri-Engineering Award and the AgriTech Centre of Excellence (ACE) at the Enterprise Ireland 2022 Innovation Arena Awards at the National Ploughing Championships yesterday 🎉 Congrats to all the other winners! 🎉

Huge thanks to Enterprise Ireland and all the judges: James Maloney(Enterprise Ireland), Hughes TJ (Enterprise Ireland), Alfie Cox (Consultant), Kieran O’Donoghue (@AgriTech Ireland /AgriTech Centre of Excellence (ACE)) ,Dermot Forristal(Teagasc), David Leydon (Ifac Ireland), Karina Pierce (University College Dublin) and Niamh Collins (AgTechUCD Innovation Centre).

To find out about our Smart Microdairy and other milk vending solutions visit us at the Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Association / Championships or get in touch at

Local Enterprise Office Limerick
Local Enterprise Office Cork and North and West
Cork County Council
Limerick City and County Council
Regional Skills Midwest
Regional Skills Southwest