LEO Galway to host a Brexit Information Evening & Free 1 to 1 Brexit Health Check

LEO Galway will host a Brexit Information Evening and Free 1 to 1 Brexit Health Check

The Local Enterprise Office is hosting a Brexit information evening on June 14th from 6pm-8pm in the Portershed with Thomas Hunter McGowan, CEO of InterTradeIreland, who will present ‘InterTradeIreland – get your business Brexit ready’. Our second speaker will be John Havel, Business Consultant and Brexit Mentor who will discuss “Brexit: The six key pillars of self-assessment and their impact on business action plans”.

In what is being described as “uncharted waters”, a period of “turmoil and economic uncertainty for Ireland”, the implications of Brexit continues to be a source of uncertainty for business. While there are many areas of potential disruption, there will also be opportunities. But the challenges and opportunities will remain quite unclear until the EU/UK negotiations get underway.

Breda Fox, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office, Galway has said “This is the first in a series of events and measures the Local Enterprise Office Galway is planning as Galway micro enterprises prepare for Brexit. We will be putting supports in place over the coming months to help small businesses identify opportunities and to diversify into other markets. The focus is to immediately prepare for Brexit but it is good practice to do a complete review of threats for your business on an ongoing basis. The six key pillars of Brexit self-assessment which John will talk about are:

  • business strategy;
  • operations;
  • innovation;
  • sales & marketing;
  • finance
  • people & management.

The impact of these six pillars on business action plans are an excellent opportunity for companies to assess both the threats and the opportunities that Brexit presents. InterTradeIreland will also present supports and services available through their new Brexit Advisory Service now live. This event will provide a platform for robust discussion, information and practical advice for those preparing for Brexit.”

If there is an aspect of your business that you want to address with regards to Brexit we are offering a unique opportunity for clients to avail of a free 1 – 1 business health check with John Havel. This will take place towards the end of June. To register for this we will ask you to fill out a simple Brexit checklist, send it back to us and we will arrange a time and day for you to meet with John. This will allow us to assess further supports that we may be able to assist you with.

For more information or to book your free place, please call 091-50 90 90 or email Caroline McDonagh at: cmcdonagh@leo.galwaycoco.ie