Free Brexit Advisory Clinic coming to Waterford

SMEs in South-East encouraged to attend free event to help prepare for Brexit risk


Enterprise Ireland will host a Brexit Advisory Clinic in WIT, Waterford on Thursday, 8th November and Local Enterprise Office clients in Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary are being encouraged to attend.
The purpose of the clinic is to support companies exposed to Brexit to take action and safeguard their business in key risk areas.
This event, run with Local Enterprise Office support, is the third in the new series of Enterprise Ireland advisory clinics taking place nationwide, with an event in Limerick to follow in November.
Almost half (54%) of respondents to an audience participation poll at the last tranche of Brexit Advisory Clinics ranked customs and logistics as their greatest concern and as a result, this area will be given particular focus and will feature a presentation by Revenue, Irish Tax and Customs.
Commenting, Martin Corkery, Regional Director – South East, Enterprise Ireland said, “Enterprise Ireland is encouraging all companies in Waterford and the surrounding area to take immediate action to mitigate the risks associated with Brexit. The first step for many companies will be getting valuable advice from experts, or hearing from other companies of similar size, or in the same sector, and these opportunities are available at the Brexit Advisory Clinics. The Brexit negotiations are reaching a crucial juncture and regardless of the outcome of discussions, taking action should be a priority for Irish businesses in the weeks leading up to March 29th 2019.”

Richie Walsh LEO Waterford
The clinic will also feature expert presentations, one-to-one consultations and panel discussions in the areas of finance and currency management, strategic sourcing and market development and market diversification. This event is free to attend and will also give companies the opportunity to speak one-to-one with independent experts, who will provide company-specific guidelines and advice, while allowing company managers, founders and CEOs to privately discuss their circumstances and concerns.
Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Waterford said, “Preparing for Brexit should be at the top of every business owner’s agenda here in Waterford. The Local Enterprise Offices are the ‘first stop shop’ for small businesses looking for supports to help them plan and prepare for the challenges ahead. Enterprise supports are not just useful for Brexit planning, they’re also useful for business planning in general, helping you identify new opportunities, new markets and new ways of working. We’re encouraging all small business owners in the Waterford region to sign up for the free Brexit Advisory Clinic on November 8th and find out how simple steps can help a business become better prepared.”

Brexit Advisory Clinic Details


Date: Thursday, 8th November

Location: WIT Arena, WIT West Campus, Carriganore
Featuring: Jonathan McMillan, Brexit Unit Manager, Enterprise Ireland
Martin Corkery, Regional Director – South East, Enterprise Ireland
Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office, Waterford

Places are free and small businesses can register here : www.prepareforbrexit.com/events

 

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