As part of a nationwide Brexit roadshow, Enterprise Ireland hosted a ‘Prepare for Brexit’ forum at Thomand Park in Limerick on Thursday, 8 June.
Part of Enterprise Ireland’s #PrepareforBrexit campaign, speakers at the Limerick event were Frank Keane, General Manager, Vitalograph; Clodagh Cavanagh, Managing Director, Abbey Machinery, and Niamh Treacy, Financial Accountant, Woodco Energy Ireland. Members of Enterprise Ireland’s Global Team and Brexit Unit were also in attendance and the event was moderated by RTE broadcaster, Brian O’Connell. Designed to encourage SMEs to prepare for a hard Brexit, the event provided a platform for robust discussion, information sharing and practical advice around the key issues facing Irish companies.
Central to the roadshow was Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Brexit SME Scorecard’, a new interactive online platform which can be used by all Irish companies to self-assess their exposure to Brexit under six business pillars. Based on answers supplied by the user, the Scorecard generates an immediate report which contains suggested actions and resources, and information on events for companies to attend, to prepare for Brexit.
Over 800 companies have completed the Brexit SME Scorecard since it was launched.