Free event to help Galway businesses Brexit proof their companies

brexit advsory workshop

A special Brexit event will take place at the Clayton Hotel on October 2nd for Galway business owners who want to learn more about the possible impacts of the UK's exit from the EU.


Businesses can also get information on practical supports and book a meeting with an independent expert.

The event is taking place as part of a nationwide series of workshops being hosted by Enterprise Ireland. The core objective of the Advisory Clinics is to provide information and practical support to companies all around the country to allow them take action to address their exposure to Brexit. Along with a series of practical seminars, the clinic provides the opportunity to get personalised advice specific to your business. This is delivered through one to one meetings of 40 minutes with independent experts across a number of business areas.


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Full agenda below.




Agenda – Galway Clinic

8:00     Registration and Tea/ Coffee

8:15     Pre-booked one to one meetings commence.

8:30     Welcome & Opening Remarks by Barry Egan, Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland

8:40     Financial and Currency Management

Addressing the need through the use of a case study for strong currency and financial management in light of Brexit, insights into best practice and what immediate actions you can take to protect your business. - Moira Creedon, Author & finance faculty at several universities incl. IMI and Ryan Academy

9:40     Overview of Agency Supports – SBCI

An insight into the Brexit Loan Scheme – a €300 million fund available to eligible companies exposed to Brexit - John Madigan, Head of Marketing & Research, SBCI

9:50     Strategic Sourcing

Understanding and reviewing your Brexit sourcing arrangements to reduce costs, increase efficiency and potentially identify the need for alternative supplier - Mike McGrath, Managing Director, Arvo ‘Effective Procurement Delivered’

10:35   BREAK

11:00   Overview of Agency Supports – Enterprise Ireland

A summary of the various supports from Enterprise Ireland to support clients exposed by Brexit - Jonathan Mc Millan, Brexit Unit Manager, Enterprise Ireland

11:10   Market Development meets Market Diversification

SME Panel Discussion – Insights into the market tactics and lessons learnt from SMEs as they look to build on their UK business but also diversify into new high growth markets and sectors.

11:40   Overview of Agency Supports – Local Enterprise Office - A summary of the various supports from the LEO to support clients.


11:50   Customs

Insights into trading with a third country and what this means in practical terms for business - Carol-Ann O’ Keeffe, Assistant Principal, Revenue Irish Tax and Customs

12:35   Overview of Agency Supports – Údarás na Gaeltachta

A summary of the various supports from Údarás na Gaeltachta to support clients exposed by Brexit - Miriam Ní Néill, Enterprise & Employment Executive, Údarás na Gaeltachta

12:45   Closing Remarks & Lunch