Local Enterprise Office Limerick link to promote business among young

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Photographed at the launch of a partnership between BizWorld and the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick  were  Fiona McKeon, Maeve Liston, Mayor Liam Galvin, and Eamon Ryan [Picture: Press22]
A PARTNERSHIP between Biz World Ireland and Limerick’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has been launched by Mayor Liam Galvin.

A PARTNERSHIP between Biz World Ireland and Limerick’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has been launched by Mayor Liam Galvin.

BizWorld Ireland is a national organisation that promotes entrepreneurship skills among young people.

It delivers tailored workshops for children aged 10 to 13, teaching them about money management, critical thinking and enterprise in fun and creative ways.

For a third year in a row, it is teaming up with LEO, based in Patrick Street, which exists to support small to medium sized businesses, and fledgling entrepreneurs.

At the launch this Monday, the two groups outlined their programme for the coming academic year.

A number of students from Gaelscoil Sairséal in Bridge Street, Limerick, who participated in BizWorld Ireland workshops earlier this year, attended the launch.

McKeon, CEO of BizWorld Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be returning to Limerick for the third year in a row – to offer our entrepreneurship workshops to Limerick school-children. We have a really exciting programme of activities lined up for the coming school year, and we look forward to delivering this in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick.

Mayor Galvin added: “In order to ensure sustainable economic development, we must ensure all areas and all members of society have access to enterprise supports and an understanding of entrepreneurship.”