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A Spotlight on Entrepreneurial Activities in Kerry

Mar 2, 2018

A Spotlight on Entrepreneurial Activities in Kerry

Kerry-wide Four Week Calendar of Events Launched

The annual Kerry Month of Enterprise was officially launched on Monday, 26th February 2018 at Kerry County Council by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin. Now in its fifth year Kerry Month of Enterprise has gone from strength to strength with the objective of shining a spotlight on just some of the enterprise activities on offer all year round across Kerry. The month is a collaborative initiative between Kerry County Council, Kerry Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, North, East & West Kerry Development; South Kerry Partnership Development, IDA Ireland, Udarás na Gaeltachta, IRD Duhallow and IT, Tralee. The Month gives established businesses and budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to network and discover the assistance available to them in growing and sustaining a business in Kerry. The month has become the annual ‘go-to event’ for entrepreneurs in Kerry.

The calendar of events for 2018 which can be viewed at www.kmoe.ie includes 46 events across the month. The county-wide events cater for all stages of business across many sectors from start-ups to established and growing businesses. All businesses are advised to book well in advance.

Highlights of the calendar of events for Kerry Month of Enterprise include Kerry Local Enterprise Office County Enterprise Awards where some of Kerry’s most innovative small businesses will be acknowledged for their role in the development of a thriving business sector in Kerry. Seminars on Family Succession Planning and Employment Law are generating huge interest with over 60 people registered to attend both so far.

The IT Tralee Cantillon 2018 Conference will focus on the new borders that will be created after BREXIT and how industry must find solutions to bridge them. IT Tralee Cantillon 2018 is in association with FEXCO and will be Ireland’s only one-day fintech forum.

Kerry County Council Chief Executive Moira Murrell said that Kerry Month of Enterprise was the ideal ‘shop window’ to show the wide range of supports on offer to start-ups, sole traders and small businesses in Kerry. She added: “Kerry Month of Enterprise in March is a collaboration on a local level between the Local Enterprise Office, local business communities, IT, Tralee and State support agencies. We hope these events will inspire and motivate hundreds of entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in Kerry.  Small businesses continue to be the backbone of our local economy, with huge potential to grow and create jobs.”

All media enquiries to IT, Tralee at www.kmoe.ie or Kerry Local Enterprise Office at www.localenterprise.ie/kerry