Pictured: Honor Deevy, Laois LEO; Evelyn Reddin, Laois LEO; Maryrose Simpson, President of Network Ireland Laois Branch and Becci Harrison, President Network Ireland.

Building on the success of it’s Enterprising Women’s Network, the Local Enterprise Office Laois is delighted to announce it’s partnership with Network Ireland to offer the business women of Laois access to a nationwide business network where they can exchange ideas, increase business contacts and network with likeminded people.

Speaking about the partnership, Evelyn Reddin, Head of Enterprise with the Local Enterprise Office said “We know that networking is a crucial part of business growth and combined with our focus on building and supporting the female led businesses in Co. Laois it made sense to partner with an organization who’s whole focus is this”.

Rebecca Harrison, President of Network Ireland said  “We are absolutely delighted to partner with the Local Enterprise Office.   Our aims of promoting female entrepreneurship are completely aligned so it makes sense to pool our resources and offer the best to the business women of Laois. Network Ireland is in a growth phase and new members in Laois are going to have access to a world class schedule of events both locally and nationally as well as to opportunities for collaboration, support and new business growth”

Acting President of the Network Ireland Laois branch is Maryrose Simpson of the successful business MyLadybug.ie. “Networking has been vital to my business and I have learned and achieved so much by collaborating with other business women. I am delighted to be bringing an even greater focus on Networking to my colleagues in Laois.”

The first event “How to Network Like a Natural” will take place on Tuesday 19th September at the Midlands Hotel & Conference Centre. The workshop facilitator will be Barbara Moynihan of On Your Feet – an award winning trainer and successful businesses woman in her own right. She will share tips on how to feel comfortable networking and share her secrets on how to build strong business relationships.   October’s event will be all about maximizing sales and November will be the inspirational story of Goatsbridge Trout Farm with Mags Kirwan.

All of the events can be booked online at www.networkireland.ie or search on www.eventbrite.ie. Anyone wishing to become a member of our network, you can do so by logging onto www.networkireland.ie.

Photographed at the announcement of the partnership between   Local Enterprise Office Laois (LEO) and Network Ireland were Honor Deevy and Evelyn Reddin of Laois LEO and Rebecca Harrison and Maryrose Simpson of Network Ireland.

Network Ireland is a progressive, dynamic organisation for professional women of all walks, supporting the professional and personal development of women. With key pillars of Leading, Supporting and Collaborating, the organisation has developed both a reputation and a quality distribution system for ideas and information. Network Ireland has 13 branches around the country, with nearly 1,000 members nationally. Branches include Dublin, Louth, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary (North), Kildare, Galway, Mayo, Wicklow, Waterford and Kilkenny, Laois and Meath. They hold monthly meetings in each location. www.networkireland.ie

Laois Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business. Laois Local Enterprise Office offers you a wide range of experience, skills and services. The Local Enterprise Office is for people interested in starting up a new business or already in business including; entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start-ups and small business looking to expand. www.localenterprise.ie

For more information contact: Rebecca Harrison, president@networkireland.ie or 087 9874922