Guidelines for Use of Service Providers Directories

  • If you know the name of the service provider type in the name of the service provider in the Search for Service Provider box and click search
  • The service provider’s profile details will appear on the screen

To search for a Service Provider

  • Pick Lean Service Providers / Green Service Providers / Specialist Service Providers from the Provider Type drop-down list
  • Pick Sector from Sector Type drop-down list (this applies only to the Lean and Green Service Providers not to the Specialist Service Providers)
  • Pick Lean / Green / Specialist Functional Experience from the Functional Experience drop-down list, e.g. Lean – Agile Business
  • Service providers meeting your search criteria will appear on the screen

In choosing a potential service provider, users of the directory should take into account the relative importance of:

  • Specialist sectoral knowledge and experience
  • Breadth of experience across a range of sectors
  • Range of professional disciplines which the provider can offer
  • Proximity of the service provider
  • Experience with competitors or similar businesses
  • The fee rate per day, for short term and longer term assignments
  • Current availability
  • Recent client project list
  • References to contact

It is advisable that in addition to contacting and interviewing potential service providers, three quotations for the same work are sought from different service providers.


The directory is compiled using the content submitted by service providers to Enterprise Ireland on their directory application. To be included in the directory, applicants must have demonstrated in their application the following characteristics:

  • a proven track record in providing business development consultancy services
  • experience in implementing and managing Lean programmes
  • expert knowledge of Lean business systems and practices
  • experience in developing and embedding company capabilities and skills in Lean principles
  • effective methodologies for delivering Lean assignments
  • detailed sectoral knowledge and experience in one or more of the following business sectors – Food, Manufacturing, Services, Software
  • the full-time resources and the capacity to deliver assignments for Enterprise Ireland clients participating on the Lean programme.
  • a broad range of specialist business development and transformation skills as may be required by client companies for larger assignments.