Tipperary TD Noel Coonan has welcomed a major new awareness campaign which will provide valuable information to Tipperary start-up businesses and SMEs on what Government supports are available to them.
There are 80 Government supported programmes in place to support SMEs which are hugely important to local business life in Tipperary.
Deputy Coonan said: “Launched by the Government today, this important campaign will assist Tipperary businesses who create local employment and who want to grow and expand their business. I am frequently contacted by local businesses asking what Government supports are available to them. In many cases, Irish start-ups and SMEs have a low awareness of the many beneficial supports and schemes available. Ultimately we want to create more jobs. SMEs employ 650,000 in Ireland.
“Actionplanforjobs.ie is an initiative of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, led by my Fine Gael colleague and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton which will raise that awareness. The 12-month campaign comprises a number of different elements including national and local radio advertisement campaign, an online advertisement campaign, and a new website – actionplanforjobs.ie.
“Nine business leaders and representatives are acting as ambassadors for the campaign, including heads of successful established Irish businesses, young leaders of new Irish start-ups and heads of SME representative organisations such as Patricia Callan of SFA. Fine Gael in Government is continuing to prioritise job creation in Tipperary and nationwide,” concluded Deputy Coonan.