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Food Business Enterprise Programme for Women

W.R.E.N. – 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

Food Businesses Enterprise Programme for Women

The next WREN Programme will focus on food related businesses and the modules include:

  • Practical Business Skills Training
    – Analysing your product range
    – Marketing your product
    – Costing & pricing your product
    – How to be tax compliant
    – Planing strategically for the future development of your business
  • Digital Marketing
  • Photography & Video for Social Media
  • Personal Development
  • Women in Business Networking Events
  • On-line learning supports
  • One to One Mentoring with a subject matter expert
  • Female “role model” sharing of experience & support
  • Facilitated Networking sessions
  • Many other supports


  • FREE online, interactive workshops
  • Delivered via Zoom
  • 2 mornings per week for 3 hours until the end of June
  • One to one & group supports

Who can take part?

SECAD is working in partnership with Ballyhoura Development in Limerick on the delivery of this project and applications are sought from women who are interested in starting or developing a food business.

How to secure you place?

Please click here for the link to apply for a place on the programme.

If you would like to enrol or have a chat to find out more,
contact Frances Doyle:

E: fdoyle@secad.ie
T: 021 461 3432

Funding for WREN

The WREN project is co-funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 to promote entrepreneurial skills and business start-up amongst women in the region.

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Before I did the course I was at a standstill  with my business idea. The expertise provided on the course enabled me to focus on my business plan, and helped put everything in place to get it off the ground and on a good footing”
Dorothy O' Tuama

Founder, Lee Valley Taste Trails