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Nick Munier and Happy Pear duo for Local Enterprise Week

March 6th, 2016 6:25 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

At the launch of the Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West programme of events for Local Enterprise Week was Pam Sheehan of Burke By Design, with Neil O'Neill, operations manager, Fernhill House Hotel in Clonakilty, which is hosting an International Women's Day event on March 8th, and Christi

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THE Local Enterprise Office for Cork North and West has unveiled its Local Enterprise Week events, taking place from March 7th-11th, including a seminar by The Happy Pear brothers, and a panel discsussion including Masterchef judge Nick Munier. 

Local Enterprise Week is a national event across all 31 LEOs and is aimed at anyone thinking of starting a business, new start-ups and growing SMEs, and a week-long schedule of events will include workshops, seminars, networking evenings and business advice clinics.

Among the events being hosted throughout Local Enterprise Week will be the unique ‘Well Seasoned; Building a Better Business’ event which will feature The Happy Pear brothers from Greystones, Steven and David Flynn, who are soaring in the Irish food business stakes as well as restaurateur, TV personality and Masterchef judge Nick Munier. 

Five local businesses will also partake in an open forum panel discussion with Nick Munier which takes place on March 10th in Inchydoney Lodge & Spa in Clonakilty, with pre-booking advised.

Other events throughout the week include a Trading Online Vouchers seminar in Carrigaline, an intellectual property seminar,  networking events,  and a special craft event ‘Making It in Craft –  maximising your sales’ which will take place in Skibbereen. 

As part of International Women’s Day on March 8th, a new Women in Business programme will also be launched with an information morning in Fernhill House in Clonakilty. 

The launch of a Network for Cork’s Young Entrepreneurs will also take place on Thursday 10th March in Cork City Gaol. 

The West Cork LEO aided more than 120 local businesses in 2015 alone through grant approval and clinics and guided dozens of entrepreneurs who are just at the beginning of their business journey. These figures have been increasing year-on-year.

Most events are free of charge and early booking is recommended through the website. See www.localenterprise.ie for more. 

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