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Brexit Advisory Clinics

Enterprise Ireland is running a number of Brexit Advisory Clinics across the country. 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.

 

Agenda – DUNDALK CLINIC

8:00 Registration and Tea/ Coffee
8:15 Pre-booked one to one meetings commence. Continued throughout the day.
8:20

Welcome Address

Aidan McKenna, Regional Director – Borders, Enterprise Ireland

8:45 – 9:45

 

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 IMI and Ryan Academy

9:45 – 9:55

Overview of SBCI Supports
An overview of the €300m Brexit Loan Scheme designed for Irish companies to implement the necessary changes to address the challenges of Brexit.

John Madigan, Head of Marketing & Research, SBCI

9:55 – 10:25 Market Development meets Market Diversification
SME Panel Discussion – Insights into on 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.
   
  COFFEE BREAK
10:45- 10:55

Overview of EI Supports
An overview of the various supports available from the LEO and EI to mitigate some of the risks of Brexit but also take advantage of any opportunities.

Jonathan Mc Millan, Brexit Unit Manager, Enterprise Ireland

10:55 – 11:40

Brexit, the Movement of people and the EU Settlement Scheme
With the UK taking greater control on the movement of people across borders, what does this mean for me, and what are the options for my business?

Philip Mc Nally, Corporate Immigration Manager, KPMG 

   
11:40 – 11:50

Overview of LEO Supports
An overview of the various supports available from the LEO to support businesses through Brexit.

Thomas Mc Evoy, Head of Enterprise, Louth LEO

   
11:50 – 12:40

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

CLOSING REMARKS & LUNCH

 

One to One Meetings

Pre-Booked 1:1 meetings with independent experts. These 40-minute meetings continuing throughout the day will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your capabilities in the following areas and how you might improve them in light of Brexit:

1) Financial & Currency Management  

2) Strategic Sourcing 

3) Customs, Transport & Logistics

4) People

5) Health and Safety Authority

 

The knowledge we gained at the clinic enabled us to take some immediate action to prepare for Brexit. This included working more closely with our critical suppliers, as well as sourcing European components directly from Europe. These actions will make us more efficient by streamlining our sourcing arrangements and reducing costs Nicola Lawless

CEO, Kerry Flyer

Attending the Brexit Advisory Clinic was invaluable to our company as it gave us an opportunity to listen to, discuss and evaluate our company’s specific ‘Brexit’ challenges with financial and logistics experts within SME’s sector. The meetings provided us with confidence that the commercial and financial decisions that we have taken to date are both timely and appropriate in response to our company’s exposure to Brexit. More importantly however, the meetings  specifically identified a customs compliance challenge, that we previously were unaware of, that will arise post Brexit. Cathal Doherty

CFO, Nomadic Dairy

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