Enterprise Ireland helps Irish manufacturing and internationally traded services companies to start, scale, and grow their businesses in international markets. We work with export-focused companies across all regions and across all sectors of the economy, predominantly with SMEs, supporting them to improve their competitiveness and productivity, to increase innovation, to help them achieve their full growth potential. This growth results in direct and indirect employment and economic growth across all regions of Ireland.
Together with our colleagues in the Local Enterprise Offices we work with Ireland’s leading family businesses – from established global brands to ambitious start-ups and we are proud to be a sponsor of the Irish Family Business Awards.
Last year, Enterprise Ireland client companies employed more than 218,000 people, with 68% of these jobs outside Dublin. These companies contributed more than €35 billion to the local economy. in the form of wages and salaries, purchasing materials produced in Ireland, and using Irish services.
We work closely with our companies to realise their growth and scaling ambitions, while also focusing on the key structural challenges facing companies such as the transition to a low-carbon economy, digitalisation and future skills.
We are confident about the future of Irish enterprise and the role that family businesses will play in that future and we wish everyone involved in the Irish Family Business Awards every success.