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Cross Border Business Support Expo 2015 – FREE EVENT FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Calling all Business Owners/Managers and New Starts-ups

Are you in business and want to know about the support you can obtain? What business grants you can apply for? Which funded programmes will help you grow your business?  Do you need to secure finance?  Thinking of entering new markets?  Do you need help on how to survive?  Are you looking to expand and/or recruit?  Want to start your own business?  Are you unsure of where to look for guidance, support and advice?

If the answer is ‘YES’ to any of these questions come to the Cross Border Business Support Expo taking place on the 29th  January in the Carrickdale Hotel between 9.30am-12.30pm.

All the Business Support Agencies catering for the needs of businesses located within the Newry Dundalk region will be exhibiting at this unique event.  This event will provide an ideal opportunity for local businesses to speak to all relevant Business Support Agencies in one morning, on a one-to-one basis, under one roof!  The event will also feature a workshop on writing tenders and a presentation from Slender Choice on how they successfully sourced and secured grant funding and support to help grow their business.

This is event is joint hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade and Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and is supported by InterTradeIreland and the Louth County Enterprise Board

Orla Jackson, Chief Executive of Newry Chamber of Commerce stated, ‘we are delighted to co-host this joint Chamber Cross Border event with InterTradeIreland once again.  There is an array of business support programmes currently offered to local businesses; however, there is some confusion within the business community about where to look for this support and exactly what they can avail of.  The aim of this event is to provide a forum where businesses can find out all they need to know about the support they can and should avail of’.

Grant Gilmore, Acting Director of Business Services and Programmes, InterTradeIreland, stated,

‘Cross-border trade presents businesses with an invaluable opportunity to increase their sales, develop new markets and benefit from all-island expertise and innovation.

We encourage all SMEs from Newry and Dundalkand the surrounding areas to attend this event to see exactly what opportunities are available and how to access them.’

Confirmed exhibitors at the event include, InterTradeIreland, Invest NI, Newry & Mourne District Council, Louth County Council, Newry & Mourne Enterprise Agency, Southern Regional College, Department of Employment & Learning, Louth Regional Development Centre,EnterpriseIreland, EURES, Employability Louth, all of the main lending institutions, plus many more.

This event is open to all businesses in the Newry Dundalk region.  Entry is free of charge.  It will operate on a ‘business drop-in clinic’ format; whereby business representatives can call in to the event at any stage between the hours of 9.30am to 12.30pm on the 29 January.  To register for the event or if you require further information, please email, Newry Chamber: info@tng1.arrowhitech.net