Rural development

Roscommon County Enterprise Board (RCEB) | DERREG

Name / Title

Roscommon County Enterprise Board (RCEB)

Case Study Region

BMW, West of Ireland – Roscommon

Geographical coverage

National, with county-level branches.


Government; funding scheme; advice service; research; training scheme; project

Main activity / focus

Provision of business supports to micro-businesses (less than 10 employees).

Target beneficiaries / market

Members of the public/community involved in small business and enterprise creation.

Year established


Current Funding source(s)

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation


Members of the public/community involved in small businesses; community groups involved in enterprise-related development activities, e.g. provision of information seminars, facilitation of business networks, etc.



This is one of 35 Enterprise Boards set up as the statutory agencies to develop « Micro Enterprise » at local county level; it provides business support in two areas: Grant assistance to new and existing micro businesses (less than 10 employees) and also a range of supports to the wider business community such as: business start up advice, business plans, management and staff training, mentoring, enterprise awards and business audits. Its Mission Statement is: To stimulate and support the development of local, micro enterprise activity throughout the county of Roscommon by:

  • Promoting an enterprise culture and entrepreneurship at all levels
  • Assisting promoters to start new micro enterprises
  • Assisting the expansion of existing micro enterprises
  • Encouraging enterprises to use innovation and R&D to
  • improve efficiencies

Roscommon County Enterprise Board operates under the auspices of Roscommon County Council. It co-operates with other development agencies such as WESTBIC and the Roscommon Integrated Development Company. 

Contact details

ceb@roscommon.ieGovernment Offices, Ground FloorGolf Links Road, RoscommonCo Roscommon

Chief Executive Officer: Ms. Louise Ward