Tipperary expo to highlight grants and supports for job creation

29 May 2012

The ‘Who to talk to’ expo takes place tomorrow in Tipperary, and grants, cross-border trade incentives, mentoring and enterprise supports will all be at the top of the agenda.

Co-ordinated by the North Tipperary County Development Board in collaboration with various State and community support organisations, this event will be held at the County Council Civic Offices in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, from 4pm to 8pm on 30 May.

In all, 40 State support agencies, educational bodies, business organisations, financial institutions and chambers of commerce will be on hand to offer information, guidance and advice to small business owners and budding entrepreneurs, and one-on-one meetings can also be scheduled during the event.

Representatives from seven State agencies will be there to outline the range of grants and supports available for enterprise and job creation in the region, particularly those pertaining to exports, cross-border trade, research and development, micro-enterprise, rural development and tourism.

“The most common query we receive from new start-ups and those already in business, is around the whole area of grants and financial assistance,” said Rita Guinan, CEO of the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board and one of the speakers at the event. “The relevant State agencies are being given an opportunity to highlight all the grants and supports available to SMEs for enterprise and job creation.”

Further information on the event is available online.

Image of ‘funding growth‘ via Shutterstock

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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