Wed 25th Mar 2015
Cross border networking with Connecting for Growth programme
Over 200 businesses from across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland joined Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Bank of Ireland UK for a major cross border networking event at Titanic Belfast this morning.
The event, which also featured a key note speech by Michael Murphy, Chief Executive of Irwins Bakery, formed part of the Connecting for Growth programme which is designed to facilitate increased business between companies from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
Commenting on the programme, Ian Sheppard, Regional Director NI, Business & Corporate Banking at Bank of Ireland UK said:
“Bank of Ireland UK partners on this programme as it is one which is real, tangible and interactive for businesses. It’s designed to facilitate increased business between companies from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland; business participants have the opportunity to network, learn from key experts, make a pitch to buyers from a range of sectors and explore the potential for doing business together. We are delighted with the turnout and the quality and breadth of businesses at today’s event and anticipate a strong demand for the upcoming Meet the Buyer event in the Armagh City Hotel on 12th May.”
Pictured at the event are Ian Sheppard (Regional Director NI at Bank of Ireland UK); Ann McGregor (Chief Executive NI Chamber) and Michael Murphy (Chief Executive of Irwins Bakery).