Leading the Trade Mission to Scotland

The Local Enterprise Office Kildare - Committed to Supporting Kildare Based Companies through the Challenges of Brexit

Local Enterprise Office Kildare in association with the Kildare Chamber of Commerce led a trade mission to Scotland on Wednesday 3rd April to assess the dynamics for doing business in the UK post Brexit. The three day visit saw 15 Kildare companies join the Local Enterprise Office and the Kildare Chamber on the first trade visit of the year.

Jacqui McNabb, Head of Enterprise at Kildare County Council closed the seminar saying “The Local Enterprise Office is committed to supporting Kildare based companies in mitigating the potential risks and positioning themselves to take advantage of the opportunities posed by Brexit.” Jacqui continued “If you have ambitions to grow your business by scaling your exports, we are also here to support you in your expansion into overseas markets.”

There are plans for a second trade visit to Boston in October this year, where Local Enterprise Office Kildare clients looking to expand their offering into the US are invited to meet with US companies that are looking to import from Kildare.

If you have concerns about how Brexit will affect your business, our SME Brexit Scorecard will help you assess your organisation’s readiness for change. Click here to take the first step toward preparing for Brexit.

If you plan to under-take export projects this year, please review the eligibility criteria for our Export Grant, you may be eligible to avail of up to €2,500 in grant support. This export grant may be used by eligible clients selected to travel on the Boston Trade Mission in October. Please email expressions of interest to localenterprise@kildarecoco.ie with Boston EOI in the subject line and a description of your business, export progress to date and full contact details.

If you who have not availed of a Trading Online Voucher and are focusing your export strategy online, the next seminar takes place on 14th May.

Kildare County Council’s Local Enterprise Office, in collaboration with the Kildare Chamber of Commerce welcomed over 50 clients to the Osprey Hotel for ‘Exporting Success’ - a global exporting seminar for those with ambitions to expand into overseas markets. You can read copies of slides from guest speakers Kilian Duignan, Director of Gateway Consulting, and JP Kalmeijer, co-founder of Cognegy here.

And finally, we are running Customs Exporting and Importing training - a one day interactive workshop where you will learn about the potential impacts, formalities and procedures to be adopted when trading with the UK post Brexit. You can book your place here.



Head of Enterprise, Kildare Local Enterprise Office Jacqui McNabb, with CEO, Kildare Chamber of Commerce Allan Sheine at the Trade Mission to Scotland April 2019.