Brexit : Are you ready ?

Brexit: Are you ready ?


Carlow County Council & County Carlow Chamber have teamed up to present a with Brexit Preparedness and Business Support event during October 2019.
Local County Carlow companies are invited to attend the “Brexit Preparedness & Business Support Event”, which will be held from 11.30am - 2.30pm in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, on 16th October 2019. Hosted by Jonathan Healy, this event will focus on identifying exposure to Brexit, winning international sales and other strategies to address Brexit challenges and opportunities. The event will include exhibitors from key support agencies and also a panel event over an informal lunch.
Discussing the event, Kathleen Holohan Chief Executive with Carlow County Council said
“we need to work together to support each other in the challenges that may arise from Brexit but also the opportunities it presents”, Holohan continued to say “we have worked with County Carlow Chamber to design this event which brings together over 15 support agencies and expert panels to present this to the business community in a digestible format”
Speaking about the benefits of the event, Brian O’Farrell, Chief Executive of County Carlow Chamber said
“we know that there are a variety of supports available for companies, but companies sometimes are challenged to understand the wide range of supports and services available and then to take the time to avail of these supports. This event has been designed so companies can get the maximum output from their attendance and we would encourage the business community to attend”
Kieran Comerford, Head of Enterprise at Local Enterprise Office, Carlow County Council added
“Amid all the noise about Brexit and speculation about its potential economic impacts, many small businesses are finding it difficult to know exactly what they should be doing to prepare for it. Whilst the immediate response may be to batten down the hatches and wait for it all to blow over, it is vital that Carlow businesses are pro-active in their preparations. As hubs of expert advice, information and practical supports, the dedicated Local Enterprise Office Carlow team can help business manage their Brexit response through and we urge all businesses across sector and size to contact the Local Enterprise Office on www.localenterprise.ie/carlow to start their Brexit preparedness journey”.
Brexit Assistance for businesses includes Scorecards and checklists to help with planning; Brexit Advisory Clinics, Growth Mentoring, LEAN, Sales Development Programmes and Management Development training.

Further information can be found on www.localenterprise.ie/carlow or by calling the Local Enterprise Office on 059-9129783
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For further information contact Kieran Comerford on 086-8252037 or e-mail kcomerford@carlowcoco.ie

Editors Notes


Brexit Preparedness and Business Support Event
County Carlow Chamber & Carlow County Councils Local Enterprise invite you, your key staff and your team to attend the “Brexit Preparedness & Business Support Event”, which will be held from 11.30am - 2.30pm in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, on 16th October 2019. Hosted by Jonathan Healy, broadcaster, this event will focus on identifying exposure to Brexit, winning international sales and other strategies to address Brexit challenges and opportunities. The event will include exhibitors from key support agencies and also a panel event over an informal lunch.

11.30am Registration, Networking & Exhibition
The Exhibition will include stands from key support agencies who will give an overview of the supports available and how to best access same.

12.20pm The Brexit Panel Event
MC: Johnathan Healy - A light lunch will be available during the panel event.

12.30pm Welcome and Introduction by Kieran Comerford Head of Enterprise,
Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office

12.40pm The Panel Event
The Panel Events includes 3 panels which will discuss challenges and opportunities around Brexit and competitiveness in your business.

1.00pm The Innovation Panel
The Innovation Panel will discuss the importance of innovation in business development and in particular innovation and Brexit. The panel will include experts in
ecommerce, innovation and lean.

1.20pm The Brexit Panel
The Brexit Panel will discuss the current challenges and supports in place for Brexit and will include Brexit Advisors from the Local Enterprise Office & Intertrade Ireland.
Panel Members: Denis Casey, Padraig Briody and Bobby Connolly.

1.40pm The Finance Panel
The Finance Panel will discuss challenges around cost of business, access to finance,
scaling and the importance of business planning.

2.00pm Closing Words by Brian O’Farrell Chief Executive, County Carlow Chamber

2.10pm Support Journey and Exhibition
Following the panel event, attendees will have a chance to meet with executive
members of the Local Enterprise Office to book a one-to-one meeting with a Brexit
Advisor in order to prepare an individual plan for Brexit and hear more about LEO
Services, such as Lean for Micro, Trading Online Vouchers and other supports.
The exhibitors will be available for further consultation.

2.30pm Event Close


Jonathan Healy

After graduating with a degree in law from University College Cork, Jonathan Healy worked in radio, television and online media for two decades. He has been a presenter with Newstalk 106-108fm and a senior correspondent with Sky News, with his work featuring prominently on both stations. Jonathan also has experience working with TV3, RTE, FM104, The Cork Independent and Cork’s 96fm. Having conducted thousands of interviews with people from all walks of Irish life, he is a skilled interviewer and proven cross-platform content creator with extensive contacts across politics, business and public relations throughout the country.

Jonathan is also a proven event facilitator and engaging MC. He has also delivered high impact voice-over work for corporate videos and campaigns. In a shifting world of communications, he can help make your story stand out and ensure your message is heard.

Wednesday 16th October, 2019
11.30am - 2.30pm
Woodford Dolmen Hotel,
Kilkenny Road, Carlow
Link: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Carlow/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Brexit-Preparedness-and-Business-Support-Event.html

Click on link to view brochure:  Brexit - Are you Ready?

 

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