Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) at Cork Chamber, in association with Local Enterprise Offices, Cork, are delighted to host ‘Brexit-proof your business’ which will take place during Local Enterprise Week 2017.
The impending Brexit will mean that companies will face changes, opportunities and challenges over the next few and consequently, companies will need to address their Brexit strategy accordingly. Brexit-proof your business will focus on:
‘Brexit in the context of the Irish political environment: the political system, timings and economic model’, Dr Mary C. Murphy, Lecturer in Politics, Department of Government, University College Cork
‘Brexit and the financial ramifications: business planning; the currency challenge; exchange trends; hedging currency’, John Finn, Managing Director, Treasury Solutions
‘Making your business more competitive’, P.J. Timmins, CEO, The Alternative Board
'Enterprise Ireland's post-Brexit Advice for Exporters', Martin Corkery, Regional Director, South & East Regions, Enterprise Ireland
‘Expanding your business in international markets with EEN’, Eimear O’Mullane, Enterprise Europe Network at Cork Chamber
About the speakers: Dr. Mary C. Murphy is a lecturer in politics with the Department of Government, University College Cork. Mary’s primary area of research interest is Northern Ireland and the European Union and the dynamics of the relationship between sub-national and EU politics. Her research has also been published in a number of leading political science journals, including British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Ethnopolitics, Irish Political Studies, Parliamentary Affairs and Regional and Federal Studies, and she has contributed book chapters to a number of edited volumes.
John Finn is Managing Director of Treasury Solutions Ltd., an independent entity providing debt advisory (including restructuring) and corporate treasury risk management. The company was established in 2001 as an independent entity providing debt advisory (including restructuring) and corporate treasury risk management services to the corporate market. It has a broad base of domestic and multinational clients covering both public and private sectors. John is a regular contributor to the media on treasury and banking matters and in more recent times, on the topic of Brexit, his work included the production of the webinar for Enterprise Ireland on the financial ramifications of Brexit. Prior to establishing Treasury Solutions, he held senior management roles with Musgrave Group Ltd., Borden Foods and Ryanair. A commerce graduate of UCD, John is also a Fellow of both Chartered Accountants Ireland the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Martin Corkery is Regional Director, South & East Regions, Enterprise Ireland. Martin leads the development and implementation of Enterprise Ireland’s strategy for indigenous industry in the South and South East region. Martin has previously held the roles of Regional Manager and Senior Development Advisor, also with Enterprise Ireland, and has much advice and expertise to offer the start-up or established Irish company looking to grow internationally.
P.J. Timmins is CEO of The Alternative Board (TAB). P.J. will outline some key insights arising from the collective wisdom of the TAB Boards over the past 30 years. TAB has worked with over 20,000 businesses in the past quarter century and these nuggets of wisdom will assist Irish SME’s to face the uncertain times ahead. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC, he has been director in companies trading in software, property, retailing, healthcare and music industries in addition to not-for-profits. A former, President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce, CEO of Clerys, Founder director of: Dublin City Bid Company Ltd, and Retail Ireland. He is a Non-Executive Director of GS1 (Ireland) and Chair of DrinkAware and Chair of Youbloom PLC and O’Leary Opticians Ltd. He holds a Smurfit Diploma in Corporate Governance, is a certified analyst in Behaviours, Motivators and Trimetrix and a qualified Triadic Coach. He became a mentor to Inner City start-up enterprises over 23 years ago and in 2013 brought The Alternative Board to Ireland to help indigenous businesses succeed. PJ discovered the power of a peer advisory Board over a decade ago and continues to facilitate his founding TAB board in Ireland.
Participants will have the option to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the seminar.