North Cork tourism providers are being encouraged to attend a free breakfast workshop to raise awareness of the tourism supports available from the Councils Local Enterprise Offices and Local Development Companies, according to Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea.
The workshop is taking place as part of the Destination SMEs Project, an Interreg Europe co-funded project of which Cork County Council are partners. The aim of the project is to improve the competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Tourism sector within the project partner regions.
The following topics will be discussed:
- The Role of Cork County Council’s Local Enterprise Offices and Supports Available
- LEADER Capital Funding Supports
- Ring of Cork and SECAD Tourism Skills Programme
- “Save Your Food” LEADER Food Funding Initiative
- Accelerate Programme Best Practice Success Story – Leahy’s Farm
- Cork Harbour Islands Destination Brand
- Cork County Council Tourism supports
Cllr. O’Shea said: “It is right that Cork County Council is hosting this event to help raise awareness of the extent of supports available for SME’s in the tourism sector and I would particularly encourage North Cork tourism providers to attend. Cork has huge tourism potential – we are already seeing this throughout the county – and Cork County Council is a strong partner for tourism providers in the county.”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey commented: “I fully support the hosting of this workshop which has come to fruition from the Destination SMEs EU project, where Cork County Council is a key partner. Destination SMEs enables inter-regional learning about tourism for SMEs between 7 EU countries. Initiatives such as this can be instrumental in ensuring that Cork maintains its’ position as a leader in the development of tourism and likewise the hosting of this workshop will equip SMEs in the sector with the supports needed to ensure that tourism continues to thrive in the County of Cork.”
The “Tourism Supports – Let’s Talk Business” briefing takes place in the Radisson Hotel, Little Island, from 7.30am -10.15am on Monday, 2nd of December.
If interested, please register your attendance at: https://www.