8th Cycle of Going for Growth Launched
On Thursday, Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation launched a new cycle of the Going for Growth Initiative at the Marker Hotel, Dublin.
Sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG, the award winning programme will support 95 female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses over the next six months. Drawn from across Ireland, between them these ambitious women entrepreneurs already have annual sales of €58 Million, 1,060 employees and 43% are currently exporting. The participants aim to significantly increase their turnover and expect to make considerable additional economic impact in terms of jobs creation and export sales over the next few years. Going for Growth was recently announced as the Winner of the European Enterprise Promotion Award 2015, investing in entrepreneurial skills.
From left to right: Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland (Going for Growth Sponsor), Olivia Lynch, Tax Partner, KPMG (Going for Growth Sponsor), Richard Bruton TD, Cora Murphy, The Care Team (Past participant), Heather Reynolds, Eishtec (Lead Entrepreneur)
For more information visit the Going for Growth website
About Going for Growth
Going for Growth is the brain child of Paula Fitzsimons who put it forward in response to an initiative on women and entrepreneurship proposed by the NDP Gender Equality Unit in the then Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
“The idea came from recognition that while more women are being encouraged to start new businesses, there is a need to move beyond just starting into growing. My mission in Going for Growth is to support women entrepreneurs to achieve their growth ambitions and to get more women entrepreneurs into a growth frame of mind.”
The Going for Growth initiative is funded by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG. Their continual support goes far beyond financial contribution and is very gratefully acknowledged.