What is the Student Enterprise Programme?

  • Enterprise education programme run by the Network of Local Enterprise Office of Ireland (LEOs)
  • LARGEST & MOST SUCCESSFUL student enterprise programme with over 25,000 STUDENTS taking part each year.
  • Runs from September to May each year
  • Students get to set up their own business and do everything a real life entrepreneur would do….. from coming up with the business idea to marketing & writing a business plan
  • County Finals take place in February/March each year in each county
  • One student team goes forward to take part in the National Final in May 2023 to be named Student Enterprise of the Year


  • Junior Category: 1st year students
  • Intermediate Category: 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Senior Category: Transition Year, 4th year, 5th year, 6th year, LCA, LCVP and Youth Reach students*.

*Each student must be no older than 18 years old on the day of the National Final.

What are the benefits of the Student Enterprise Programme?

  • Enhances creativity
  • Improves communication skills
  • Provides practical uses for business studies topics
  • Encourages students to consider self-employment as a career choice
  • Equips students with the skills to set up and run their own business
  • Combines classroom learning with real life experiences
  • Opportunity to meet and learn from entrepreneurs in the local community
  • Excellent PR opportunities for schools
  • Excellent support tools for teachers, students and schools
  • On-going support from local Schools Co-ordinator

Your own designated Student Enterprise Co-ordinator

  • Each county has their own designated Schools Enterprise Co-ordinator.
  • In-school workshops
  • FREE teacher and student resources
  • Visits by local entrepreneurs

Find My Local SEP Co-ordinator

LEO RegionSEP Co-ordinatorContact Details
CarlowJim WoodsEmail: enterprise@carlowcoco.ie
CavanColm FinneganEmail: colm@performancesolutions.ie
ClareTheresa MulvihillEmail: localenterprise@leo.clarecoco.ie

Email: theresa@smartmarketing.ie
Cork CityTheresa MulvihillEmail: info@corkschoolsenterprise.ie
Dun Laoghaire-RathdownGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
DonegalGrace KorbelEmail: Grace.Korbel@leo.donegalcoco.ie
Dublin CityAmy DurkinEmail: dublinsea@gmail.com
FingalAmy DurkinEmail: fingalsep@realnation.ie
GalwayPJ MullinEmail: pj@whizzkids.ie
KerryCaitriona P CollinsEmail: info@cpcmarketingconsultants.com
KildareGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
KilkennyRosie DunneEmail: sepkilkenny@gmail.com
LaoisHonor DeevyEmail: hdeevy@laoiscoco.ie
LeitrimSheena CannonEmail: sheena.cannon@leitrimcoco.ie
LimerickGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
LongfordAnna LaneEmail: alane@longfordcoco.ie
LouthFionnuala Rogers

Francis Verling
Email: fionnualarogersconsulting@gmail.com

Email: info@verling.ie
MayoGarry LoweEmail@ garry@whizzkids.ie
MeathSerena BryansEmail: Serena@aboutcommunications.ie
MonaghanFionnuala RogersEmail: fionnualarogersconsulting@gmail.com
North CorkGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
OffalyGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
RoscommonEilis MuloolyEmail: localenterprise@roscommoncoco.ie
SligoBrian DolanEmail: studententerprisecalendar@gmail.com
South CorkGrainne CarmodyEmail: sep@carmodyconsultancy.com
South DublinAmy DurkinEmail: sepleodublinsouth@realnation.ie
TipperaryTina MulhearneEmail: tina.mulhearne@tipperarycoco.ie
WaterfordJonathan EarlEmail: jonathan@b2bcommunications.ie
West CorkChristine DugganEmail: christine@dmpr.ie
WestmeathAmy DurkinEmail: leowestmeathsep@realnation.ie
WexfordColm KavanaghEmail: colum@paperjuice.ie
WicklowAmy DurkinEmail: leowicklowsep@realnation.ie