Thu 17th Sep 2015
Some of Northern Ireland’s biggest companies ready to buy at ‘meet the buyer’ event
Businesses from across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are being encouraged to come along and ‘meet the buyer’ at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on 10 November 2015 at the latest event hosted by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK.
There are currently fourteen high-profile buyers wishing to meet with local businesses on the day including: Andras House; Aramark; Bank of Ireland UK; CDE Global; Fujitsu; Greiner Packaging; IFA; Lagan Construction; McKeever Hotels; NIE; Queens University Belfast; Sodexo; Texpro and TSM Controls.
The event, which forms part of the NI Chamber and Bank of Ireland UK cross-border ‘Connecting for Growth’ programme, will allow businesses to make a pitch to these buyers whilst networking and developing links with each other through a number of activities including speed networking.
Ann McGregor, Chief Executive at NI Chamber said:
“We are delighted to have secured the support of key buyers from across Northern Ireland and the cross border regions to meet with suppliers. Unlike other meet the buyer initiatives, Connecting for Growth is open to any business that has a product or service our buyers are interested in purchasing. There is no restriction on size, sector or support already received through the public sector. The programme is about creating sales opportunities, building networks and facilitating growth.”
Ian Sheppard Regional Director NI Business & Corporate Banking at Bank of Ireland UK
“Our partnership with the NICCI is delivering the 5th Meet the Buyer event under the highly successful Connecting for Growth Programme. I believe the secret of its success is in providing the opportunity to do valuable networking, gain expert insights and above all pitch to buyers with the real possibility of doing business. At Bank of Ireland the team across our network have experience in supporting some of Northern Irelands’ most successful companies from start up through to global success. We make it our business to develop partnerships to ensure we can support businesses growth ambitions. For us it is about bringing the right people together, sharing new ideas and best practices which create the environment conducive to driving growth through cross border trade.”