Longford chosen to pilot new business mentoring and support programme

One of the largest midlands accountancy firms has announced details of an exciting new business support and mentoring programme that will be piloted in Co Longford.

One of the largest midlands accountancy firms has announced details of an exciting new business support and mentoring programme that will be piloted in Co Longford.

The project is being pioneered by the firm’s business consultant, James Morgan, who is based at their Longford office and he explained that the Business Essentials programme offers small businesses a unique opportunity to tap into leading business expertise and affordable marketing.

Central to the project is the support of Longford Co Enterprise Board and also the Longford Leader. Along with a number of other specialists, they will ensure that the programme provides participating business owners with timely advice for managing their businesses, improving profitability and perfecting their marketing strategy.

The programme will run for 12 months and brings the knowledge of recognised experts in key disciplines direct ot your business. “Through a series of seminars and also one-to-one mentoring, the businesses have unrivalled access to leading experts,” James Morgan explained.

He went on to explain that one of the highlights of the programme will be ten keynote seminars which will bring some of the leading names in Irish business to Longford.

He added: “The seminars are designed to develop and challenge your business plans whilst ensuring that you capitalise on new opportunities and also address cost and legacy issues relating to the business.”

In addition, each seminar will also be an excellent opportunity for the participating businesses to network. Also each of the businesses will be invited to deliver a short presentation on their own business and how it could benefit the other programme members.

The programme of keynote speakers for the the inaugural programme is being finalised but some of the names mentioned have includes Sean Gallagher, David McWilliams, Pat McDonagh of Supermacs and Fergal Quinn. Explained James Morgan: “We are keen to see the mix of businesses who sign up for the programme as obviously we will try to tailor the speakers to suit specific needs.”

He went on to say that there has already been extensive interest in the programme which will be formally launched in Longford in the coming weeks.

“You cannot get enough good advice and when it come with added value and fringe benefits then it is difficult to ignore.” To register your interest in the Business Essential programme, contact James Morgan at 086 176 3015.