Name / Title

Roscommon County Enterprise Board (RCEB)

Case Study Region

BMW, West of Ireland – Roscommon

Geographical coverage

National, with county-level branches.



Government; funding scheme; advice service; research; training scheme; project

Main activity / focus

Provision of business supports to micro-businesses (less than 10 employees).

Target beneficiaries / market


Members of the public/community involved in small business and enterprise creation.

Year established


Current Funding source(s)

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation


Members of the public/community involved in small businesses; community groups involved in enterprise-related development activities, e.g. provision of information seminars, facilitation of business networks, etc.





This is one of 35 Enterprise Boards set up as the statutory agencies to develop “Micro Enterprise” at local county level; it provides business support in two areas: Grant assistance to new and existing micro businesses (less than 10 employees) and also a range of supports to the wider business community such as: business start up advice, business plans, management and staff training, mentoring, enterprise awards and business audits. Its Mission Statement is: To stimulate and support the development of local, micro enterprise activity throughout the county of Roscommon by:

  • Promoting an enterprise culture and entrepreneurship at all levels
  • Assisting promoters to start new micro enterprises
  • Assisting the expansion of existing micro enterprises
  • Encouraging enterprises to use innovation and R&D to
  • improve efficiencies

Roscommon County Enterprise Board operates under the auspices of Roscommon County Council. It co-operates with other development agencies such as WESTBIC and the Roscommon Integrated Development Company. 


Contact details
Government Offices, Ground Floor
Golf Links Road, Roscommon
Co Roscommon
Chief Executive Officer: Ms. Louise Ward