About Us

Midlands Blog is an initiative of the Enterprise Ireland Midlands Region team based in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.  Enterprise Ireland is the organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises across the world. The Midlands region covers counties Laois, Longford, Offaly & Westmeath.

The Midlands regional team assist startup entrepreneurs with advice, guidance and direction to appropriate resources.  We support early stage startup companies and entrepreneurs across all sectors. By working closely with our colleagues in the EI High Potential Startup Division, we aim to assist in the rapid growth of midlands startups.

The Regional team works very closely with the four Local Enterprise Offices wthin the Region in the development of the entrepreneurial eco-system of the Midlands.

The Midlands team is led by Dr. Michael Brougham, Regional Director.  Mark Atterbury & Denis Duggan support early stage startups within the Region and Eileen Mallon provides administrative support to the team.


Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government agency responsible for the development and promotion of the indigenous business sector. Our mission is to promote Irish Exports and Export led jobs. Looking to get in touch? See the Enterprise Ireland Midlands Region Contact Us page.

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