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Wicklow County Enterprise Board

Wicklow County Enterprise Board promotes the development of enterprise in County Wicklow by focusing on the creation of enterprise awareness, providing management training and mentoring services for small business and by providing a range of financial incentives.

Wicklow County Enterprise Board is one of 35 Enterprise Boards established by the Government under the Operational Programme for Local Urban and Rural Development 1994 to 1999. The Board, which was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 8th June 1995, is a Statutory Agency established under the 1995 Industrial Development Act.

The remit of Wicklow County Enterprise Board is to develop indigenous enterprise potential and to stimulate economic activity at local level. This is done primarily through the provision of financial support, advice and training for the development of small businesses. The County Enterprise Board supports both individuals and companies provided that the projects have the capacity to achieve commercial viability.

Our Objectives

The focus of the Board is strategic and its key objectives are:

Excellent Service
To provide an excellent level of service to all who come into contact with the Enterprise Board

Fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship
To encourage the strengthening of a pervasive entrepreneurial climate that will inspire the creation of new enterprises and provide a supportive environment for business in County Wicklow
Supporting new enterprises
To appropriately support entrepreneurs to create dynamic new enterprises within the county, particularly those which have the capability to grow and develop
Developing existing enterprises
To address the needs of existing enterprises to increase their competitiveness, innovation and management capability, and
Supporting growth
To support those owner managers, who wish to grow their businesses, to achieve the full potential of their enterprises