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SECAD Sustainable Food Training Programme

SECAD’s Sustainability for Food and Drink Businesses programme aims to provide practical training support to food...

Food Waste Initiative

SECAD Partnership is working with Savour Food, a food waste reduction initiative working with food processors, restaurants and food retailers across East Cork to reduce food waste and associated costs.

Wild Work - Biodiversity Services for Business

Wild Work creates connections, ecologically, and between business and community; while bringing wonderful wildness back into people’s everyday lives.

Agri-diversification

SECAD Partnership works with farmers and farm families through enterprise training and capital assistance programmes to enable farmers to upskill, and to diversify activities on or off farm. Farmers possess a unique set of skills and resources which often make them well suited to enterprise development.

Supporting Female Entrepreneurship

WREN is a training and mentoring programme for women who wish to become self-employed or who are already in the early stages of business development.  The online, interactive workshops, are delivered via Zoom and provide the essential skills to develop the Good Business Practices necessary for the development of a sustainable business. 

Social Enterprise

A ‘social enterprise’ differs from a ‘private enterprise’ in that it is established to meet a social challenge or need and generally, will reinvest profits back into expanding its socially or environmentally orientated support and services.

Rural Tourism & Ring of Cork

Rural Tourism is critical to the economy of County Cork. Tourism is boosted by the region’s close proximity to traditionally strong tourism routes and a ready market of over one million people, nearby access to an airport and ferry port as well as a growing cruise-liner business.

Start your own business support

Are you thinking about setting up your own business? Through group workshops and working with a dedicated enterprise advisor we can help you to: