Target Circular Kick Off

Target Circular - Supporting SMEs to Success’
January 2023

Ludgate is delighted to announce the start of the Interreg NPA project ‘Target Circular – Supporting SMEs to Success’.  Target Circular, which kicked off on January 25th will improve the service that business support organizations offer client SME’s with the aim of increasing their chances of business success. This wide-ranging service includes training to business support organizations in our regions and informing policymakers about how to improve the services they offer to SMEs. 


Target Circular will be led by Niall O’Leary of MTU’s Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence.  The project comprises an excellent team of 7 Partners and 2 Associate Partners from Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland – all actively engaged in supporting businesses. The programme is reflective of its commitment to the region and will run for three years.


Fiona Ryan, Entrepreneurship Manager with the Ludgate Hub, said “ I am delighted on behalf of Ludgate to be part of this consortium, to deliver on the various tasks assigned and to host all partners in Skibbereen when they visit later in the year.  The ultimate aim is to support sustainable based SMEs development and success for our region. The programme has the unique ability to link SMEs within the West Cork region with those in other partner regions.”


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