Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West announces exciting line-up of events for October

Posted on: 5th October, 2015

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

The Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West FREE networking event will take place at the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa Hotel on the morning of Tuesday, October 6.  It will run in conjunction with the Start Up Gathering week www.startupgathering.ie. A  large gathering of men and women in business is expected at this interactive networking event. The keynote speaker will be Caitlin O’Connor who is a networking guru both in Ireland and Internationally. Don’t miss out on this exciting free event with plenty of opportunities to network. Pre-registration is a must from our website.

The very popular Start Your Own Food Business Programme is returning this October and will take place on October 15 and 29 in Ballincollig. The trainer is food and retail expert James Burke. If you have a food business idea and want to look at how to get started or what to do with your food idea, sign up today for this two day training course.  Places are limited.

A ‘new’ training programme running on October 22 in Rosscarbery is Email Marketing. This is an ideal one-day training course for beginners who want to create email marketing campaigns for their business. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

National Women’s Enterprise Day 2015 will take place in Galway this year on October 21 and 22. The event is aimed at encouraging and helping women in business, from start-ups to well established companies. As part of our continued support to women in business, we are offering a €100 participation fee re-imbursement, to West Cork based women in business, from micro-enterprises (those employing one to 10 employees) who attend the event. Take a look at the LEO website for more information.

The free business advice clinics continue weekly at the Enterprise offices in Clonakilty, pre-registration is a must for these from the website, as they can be heavily booked out well in advance. The clinics are open to those with a business idea who are thinking of setting up on their own as well as to already established small businesses. At the clinics you have the opportunity to discuss your business confidentially with one of our business advisors for over an hour.

LEO is currently recruiting for West Cork based craft and design producers, who are interested in applying, to exhibit at Showcase 2016 (January 24 to 27, Dublin).  It is recognised as the leading Gift Show in Ireland, with more than 450 exhibitors from craft makers to designers. The four-day initiative attracts over 5,000 domestic and overseas buyers. As part of our continued support of the Gift/ Craft/ Design and Home ware sector, the Local Enterprise Offices Cork are offering a limited amount of exhibition space to clients at a highly subsidised rate. Express your interest through the website (see advert) and you will be sent a detailed application form.

Coming up in November….Start Your Own Business Programme Clonakilty, Start Your Own Business Programme Kinsale, Email Marketing, Sales and Marketing Programme. More details are available on www.localenterprise.ie/


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Visiting restrictions in place at Bantry General Hospital due to Flu Presentations

Strict visitor restrictions have been put in place with immediate effect at Bantry General Hospital due to the number of patients who have presented with flu like symptoms.

In the interest of patient care and in order to restrict the spread of the flu virus within the hospital, it is necessary with immediate effect to ban all visitors to Bantry General Hospital, with the exception of following: critically ill patients are restricted to one visitor per critically ill patient and confined to visiting times only, and attendance at the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) and Local Injury Unit (LIU) should only take place if absolutely necessary, only one relative per patient attending these areas.

The elderly, children, pregnant women or young adults, those with chronic illnesses or vulnerable others are advised not to visit. Outpatient, Day care services and routine hospital admissions are not affected.

All infection control measures are in place and every effort is being made to manage and contain the spread of the flu virus.

People with flu like symptoms are advised to contact their GP by phone in the first instance and avoid presenting at the Emergency Department at Bantry General Hospital.

Bantry hospital staff are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options and keep ED services for the patients who need them most. Others with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP or out of hours GP service where their GP can refer them to an Assessment Unit the following day if required.
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