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Longford Business Success Stories

Longford, despite the small size of our county, punches above its weight with a strong and confident indigenous business sector, as well as being home to many international companies. Our homegrown business leaders include:  

Longford is also home to many Multinational Companies and International Brands, including: 

Start-Up Your Business in Longford

Longford provides an excellent location for Start-Ups, as evidenced by our Start Up Story on Lir Analytical, an indigenous Bio-Security Business working within the Food Processing Sector. Lir Analytical, spotting a gap in the food manufacturing industry, worked with their Local Enterprise Office in Longford to get the financial help and practical advice and mentoring needed to get set up and grow in Longford. 

Click here to learn more about Lir Analytical and their Longford Start-Up Story

Innovative Green Companies and Sustainable Property Solutions in Longford

Longford County Council is committed to support the Climate Change Agenda and are delighted to see the emergence of responsible, dedicated green companies who are sympathetic to the environment and determined to make a positive difference. 

Also off-site construction is becoming increasingly popular and the attached Longford firms are an important part of the solution to this method of construction.  Included below are a sample of companies that are leaders or potential leaders in their field in Ireland.

Green Companies - Longford           Sustainable Property Solutions-Longford



CIRTEX Ltd who are supported by Local Enterprise Office Longford, were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The awards, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin, are in their 23rd year and run annually by the Local Enterprise Offices.

CIRTEX Ltd is a manufacturing company that has created a closed-loop manufacturing business that upcycles the materials from duvets and mattresses, most of which are imported, to be reused in new products, took home the Green/Sustainability award. 

This award recognises companies who have incorporated sustainable practices into the day-to-day running of their business, to improve resource efficiency and direct cost savings, getting better access to customers who are increasingly demanding more environmentally friendly products and services.

Michael Nevin of the Local Enterprise Office said that he was delighted that Cirtex was recognized on the night and it was a just reward for the two promoters who had seen opportunity in recycling and gone to great lengths designing and installing a production line that allows for the upcycling of very large volumes of waste fabric. 

Paddy Mahon Chief Executive of Longford County Council, expressed his delight at the companies win and said it was great to have a Longford Company supporting our efforts to address the Climate Change Agenda. He added that the Circular Economy is set to become a cornerstone of business and community life in the near future and that Cirtex are pioneers in this space which should give them competitive advantage.

Congratulations to CIRTEX from all the team at LEO Longford!



Pictured at the Nigeria Ireland Trade & Investment Summit in Dublin which held on Friday 1st July are:   Michael Nevin - Head of Enterprise, Cllr Ureumu Adejinmi, Aliyu Adu - President Irish Nigerian Business Alliance & John McDermott - Midland Engineering Profiles Ltd


Free ONLINE Information Session - Green For Micro

The Local Enterprise Office Longford is delighted to be hosting a Free ONLINE Information Session where you can learn all the benefits and tips of 'Greening' your business on Tuesday 19th July at 3pm. 

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Green for Micro is a FREE programme that helps small businesses take the first step towards becoming more sustainable, giving you access to a green consultant who’ll show you the small changes that can have a big impact on your company - and the world around you.

Green for RETAIL: Free Online Information Session for Longford Retailers

Is your RETAIL business located in Co. Longford? Do you need some expert advise on:
• Cost Savings
• Resource Efficiency
• Reduced Carbon Footprint
• Improved Corporate Image
If the answer is Yes, then register for the FREE Online Information session on 19th July from 3pm - 4pm. Get booked in at

Our Rural Future - Streetscape Enhancement Measure 2022

Owners of commercial, residential or unoccupied buildings in Granard can now apply for Streetscape Enhancement Measure 2022 funding. Applications close 23 Sept 2022!
For further details and to apply go to

This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, "The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas" and the Department of Rural & Community Development.       The European Commission.

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