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12 local businesses press the Accelerator

Published 13/06/2013 | 05:26

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Caroline Sheehan of Katie’s Mallow, who participated in the programme.

TWELVE local small businesses are looking to accelerate their growth prospects after completing a new management development programme in Mallow.

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TWELVE local small businesses are looking to accelerate their growth prospects after completing a new management development programme in Mallow.

The new 'Accelerate Management Development Programme' is geared towards owners and managers of Irish micro-enterprises in North Cork which commenced on September 2012 last

Through a series of specially-designed modules and one-to-one mentoring sessions, 12 small business owners in North Cork learned new management, leadership and business skills to carry over to their 'Accelerate' areas.

The 12 participants from North Cork were Jeremy Murphy, Dewlands Service Station, Drumcummer, Kanturk; June Rahilly, Philips Bookshop, Mallow; Jason McNamara, Solastech Home Insulation, Fermoy; Shane Murphy, Ashgrove Engineering, Kanturk; Liam O'Sullivan, Halcon Cladding, Bweeng; Maria O'Donoghue, Office Assist, Charleville; Sharon Cregg, Park West Flowers, Mallow; Trina Fitzgerald, Dan Joe Fitzgeralds, Mallow; Mattie Taylor, Food Capers, Mallow; Caroline Sheehan, Katies Newsagents, Mallow; Deirdre Duffy, Luna Bella, Mallow; Donal Murphy, Donlouco, Mallow and Jonathan O'Grady, Coolmarket, Mitchelstown.

Mr Michael Hanley, presented the participants with their certificates on completing the programme and praised their efforts.

"'Accelerate' has been designed to help local small business owners address the business challenges that might be hindering their growth prospects, said Mr Hanley. "After completing the initial start-up phase of setting up a new business, it's vital for micro-enterprises to keep investing in continuous improvement, to help develop their business and to enable them to sustain and grow local jobs.

"All around the country, we expect that the County and City Enterprise Boards will be providing enterprise training to around 27,000 owners and managers of small businesses again this year and the 'Accelerate' Programme is a strategically important addition to our range of programmes and initiatives for Ireland's micro-enterprise sector."

Further information around the 'Accelerate Management Development Programme' is available by contacting the North Cork County Enterprise Board and at www.nceb.ie

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