LEO offers new kind of training support to Limerick businesses

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Blaise Brosnan of the Management Development Institute

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick is offering a new type of training support for established businesses in Limerick this February.

The Management Development Programme (MDP) is facilitated by business mentor Blaise Brosnan who combines training and mentoring in a unique customer-focused training course. Core modules include best practice in general management, HR, management level finance and sales management.

The programme was piloted last year with the LINC engineering network and received excellent feedback from participants, most stating that it is the best thing they ever did for their business.

The programme is restricted to the owner-managers of established and growing businesses to maximise the benefits and opportunities in the economy.

Running over a 15-week period, it starts at 7:30am so owners can go straight to the programme before they get caught up in the day’s business.

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Mike Cantwell, Head of LEO Limerick, said it was their most comprehensive offering for SME’s in Limerick.

Blaise Brosnan is skilled in ensuring companies are stabilised, ready for growth and increased competitiveness. Many owner-managers have worked hard through the last two years and this is an opportunity to take stock and set new goals.”

“There is an appetite to get out and meet other owner-managers who share the same challenges despite being in different sectors. We invited Blaise to speak at our Reignite conference in November and had outstanding feedback from our local businesses about his practical advice to always watch the bottom line.

“I was very struck by his advice to ‘Come outside and look inside’ to ensure businesses can see exactly what the customer sees and adapt to fulfil their needs, which is more relevant than ever in the cycle of economic change,” Mr Cantwell explained.

Applicants are asked to complete an expression of interest form on localenterprise.ie/limerick or telephone LEO Limerick on 061 557499 for more details.