Cork City Council’s Retail – Reboot Support Programme


5th October 2021

Cork City Council’s Local Enterprise Office is running a short programme for owners/managers of small/micro retail and consumer-facing businesses (up to 10 employees) in Cork City providing expert advice and strategic focus on 20th October,08:00-11:00, followed by onsite visit and assessment. 

According to Paul McGuirk, Head of Enterprise “We are delighted to have James Burke, who is one of Ireland’s leading food and retail business advisors, to help these businesses to look at new ways to improve their sales growth and profitability.”


Cork City retailers have had a challenging 24 months with some businesses having to reinvent their model completely.  In the midst of all the challenges, retail opportunities have also surfaced with new online routes to market and alternative consumer shopping models being explored.  This programme will help owners/managers to stand back and take a strategic look at their business. 


The programme involves a short three-hour online workshop which will explore the latest retail and foodservice trends, and will help owners/ managers identify new business opportunity areas.  Each participating business will also receive a site visit from James Burke, who will undertake a thorough business assessment designed to flush out opportunities for 2022 and beyond.  “For any retail or foodservicebusiness owner seeking an outside view on their business while being facilitated to take a strategic look at the future, James Burke recommends, that this is a perfect short input programme.”


The programme is open to traditional retailers / retailers with an online presence, cafés, eateries, beauticians, gyms hairdressers, barbers, opticians etc.


Places on the programme can be booked by click here