Competitiveness Benchmarking

Overview of Benchmarking Company Competitiveness Initiative

The Company Health Check service involves benchmarking your company against some of the largest SME databases in the world.  It identifies how competitive your company is across a range of business functions and metrics including profitability, marketing, operations, innovation, productivity and human resources. 

It examines the practices in place and the performance being achieved from those practices by;

  • measuring your company’s performance compared to the competition. 
  • identifying strengths and weaknesses of your company.
  • acting as a springboard for improving your competitiveness and growing your business.

It is helpful to companies that are embarking on a Lean Business initiative and need some help in identifying what parts of the business need to be worked on first and to develop an action plan.  Companies that are embarking on a review of their strategic plan (or starting one) and want an independent review of the company’s strengths and weaknesses can also benefit.   


Benchmarking Tools


Am I eligible?

This service is available to all Enterprise Ireland clients.  It is available for both manufacturing and eligible internationally traded services companies.


What is the maximum funding available?

The cost of this service can be funded under the Strategic Consultancy Grant, up to 3 days for a full competitiveness benchmarking exercise to be completed by an approved benchmark facilitator, with an additional 2 to 3 days for the company to develop a strategy to address the improvement opportunities highlighted by the exercise.

The costs of accessing international databases are borne by Enterprise Ireland. 


How do I apply?


Key contact/more information

Enterprise Ireland clients should contact their Development Adviser.

For more information on the Benchmarking Competitiveness Service, contact:

Jan Gallagher

Enterprise Ireland

+353 1 7272557

Jan Gallagher

For more information on how Enterprise Ireland can assist you in improving competitiveness and efficiencies in your business, go to our Competitiveness Section.