About Us


Verling Consulting is a management consulting practice based in Blackrock, Co. Louth, Ireland. Its lead consultant Francis Verling has over thirty years’ experience in business. Verling Consulting provides training, mentoring and consulting to entrepreneurs, start-ups and micro-enterprises. Verling Consulting can help you achieve business success.

Over the past 15 years, Verling Consulting has worked with businesses in a wide number of sectors including: Consumer Products, Construction, Creative Industries (Craft, Digital Media, Design, Film, Television,), Education, Engineering, Food & Drink, Health, Leisure & Well Being, Retail and Renewable Energy,

Founder and Principal Francis Verling, established the practice in 2007. He gained his experience and understanding of business development through his various roles working in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. He has worked in Management Consulting, Economic Development and Manufacturing.

The approach taken to all interactions, whether in training course delivery, mentoring consultations or business consulting, is customer centered. It’s all about helping you and your business succeed. To help you succeed, strategies are identified and clarified, practical actions for implementation are discussed and defined and measures put in place to monitor progress.

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Why Choose Us

Business Experience
Francis has over 30 years experience in business, 15 of these in running his own business. He has mentored over 500 business owner / managers and entrepreneurs as a result he is aware of the many pitfalls and challenges they encounter and help them to overcome succeed.
Business Supports
Francis has an extensive knowledge of the enterprise support network and agencies. He has helped these business create robust business plans and strategies to attract funding and support.
Francis' extensive business network allows him to put business people in touch with the right people at the right time so that new relationships are formed and sales opportunities presented.

What Our Clients Say

  • “I have been on the Louth County Enterprise Accelerator Programme 2012/2013 and it has been tremendous in every aspect particularly the structure, the methods used to promote interaction and topped off with a fantastic mentoring agenda. Francis has been truly attentive, non-judgmental, his supportive engagement is exemplary in every aspect and he delivers a thoroughly professional service. A great experience, sadly coming to an end shortly!” Eamon Brennan – CEO, ID Detail Ltd.

    ID Detail Ltd. (The Plant Files)
  • I was first introduced to Francis during the Accelerate – Management Development Programme in 2014. Francis delivered the programme over a 6-month period, which has empowered myself to initiate a number of strategic company programmes to expand & develop the business.”  Felim Wakely – Wakely Engineering

    Wakely Engineering
  • “I am very pleased to feedback that our programme participants were very satisfied with Verling Consulting’s training courses in terms of course content, trainer delivery, course materials & handouts and overall enjoyment.” Frederic Herrera, Programme Manager – CREATE Digital Media Enterprise Platform Programme.

    IADT Dun Laoghaire
  • “LEO Cavan have engaged Verling Consulting to deliver training and mentoring supports to our clients. We have found Verling Consulting to be highly professional, approachable and flexible in their delivery methods. The feedback which we received from our clients was extremely positive, rating the quality of training and service as excellent.” Marcella Rudden – Head Of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Cavan

    Local Enterprise Office Cavan
  • “The training approach and delivery provided by Verling Consulting has been of a high quality and relevance to ‘Making It Programme’ (a 2-year start-up programme for craft entrepreneurs) participants. Craft NI evaluation of the ‘Making It Programme’ indicates that Francis’ ability to develop rapport with programme participants, provision of insight and practical advice specific to their business and his understanding of the fundamentals of what makes a business work, are highly valued by programme participants. He is always professional and innovative in his approach to meeting the needs of programme participants and these of Craft NI.” Declan Campbell- Development Officer Craft NI

    Craft Northern Ireland
  • “Verling Consulting is professional in every way with the added bonus of being very approachable. I have no hesitation in using their services in the future.” Noleen Murray, Programme Manager – Creative Enterprise Office, Louth County Enterprise Board.

    Local Enterprise Board Louth

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