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Cross Border Business Support Expo 2017
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Cross Border Business Support Expo 2017

11 Jan 2017

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 Wednesday 25th January in the Carrickdale Hotel between 9am until 12pm. InterTradeIreland will also host a free seminar on Public Procurement between 12pm – 1pm for registered delegates.

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!

This is event is joint hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade and Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and is supported by InterTradeIreland and Louth Local Enterprise Office.

President Michael McKeown, Newry Chamber of Commerce stated, ‘we are delighted to co-host this joint Chamber Cross Border event with InterTradeIreland and Louth Local Enterprise Office once again. There is an array of business support programmes currently offered to small businesses; however, there is some confusion within the business community about where to look for this support and exactly what they can avail of. In this challenging economic climate local businesses need to take advantage of all support opportunities afforded to them. 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’.

Mr Paddy Savage, Operations Manager, 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 Dundalk and 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, Louth Local Enterprise Office Invest NI, Newry & Mourne District Council, Louth County Council, Newry & Mourne Enterprise Agency, Southern Regional College, Department of Employment & Learning, Regional Development Centre, Enterprise Ireland, 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 9am to 12pm on 25th January. InterTradeIreland will facilitate a free public procurement workshop at 12pm. To register for the event or if you require further information, please call Mary Meehan in Newry Chamber on Tel: 028 30250303 or email

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