Meath Enterprise and Meath Association of Chambers & Business Councils Business Breakfast

On Friday 24th November Meath Enterprise and Meath Chambers hosted a business breakfast in the Ardboyne Hotle in Navan, Co. Meath. It was an excellent opportunity for members of the chambers in Meath and visitors to network and discuss relevant issues. Throughout the course of the morning we heard several excellent speakers shed light on topical issues. John V Farrelly of Meath Chambers was MC for the morning and first up was Sven Spollen Behrens from the Director of Small Firms Association IBEC and Sven shared several interesting statistics on Meaths enterprise KPI’s and gave his advice on what small companies should be doing in preparation for Brexit- to prepare for the worst, hope for the best and to start creating a Brexit strategy now.

Gerard Corcoran then informed us of how AIB was supporting businesses in various ways and making supporting SMEs a priority. Pascal Comerford – Tax Director in Grant Thornton updated everyone on his thoughts on Brexit. 

The final guest speaker was Minister Damien English who brought us up to date with the emergency in government with the Tanaiste scandal that occurred the night before and also with his thoughts on Brexit and what the government are doing to combat the effects for SMEs.

An enjoyable and informative morning was had by all in attendance and we would like to thank the guest speakers who shared their insights with us as well as those who supported the event and the dedicated work that Meath Association of Chambers and Business Councils does for enterprise development in Meath.

A small bit of information on Meath Enterprise. Our goals are to-

  • To establish business clusters by providing infrastructure to enable new and existing businesses to scale and succeed.
  • To facilitate enterprise development, collaboration and innovation through effective learning, mentoring and networking.
  • To collaborate with local, regional and national bodies to drive entrepreneurship, innovation and business development.

We manage an 85,000 sq. foot facility in Navan which is home to new and existing businesses across multiple sectors such as food, digital and tech. We also manage a 25,000-sq. foot high spec office space in Kells which will become the home of the new international Technology Startup and Scale up Hub known as Kells Tech. Meath Enterprise is proposing to develop the Navan Digital Hub alongside the existing Meath Enterprise Centre in Navan. The proposed Boyne Valley Food Innovation District is being project managed by Meath Enterprise. The BVFID aims to be to food what Silicon Valley is to technology. Our purpose is to facilitate the scalable expansion of new and existing food companies to exploit the global opportunity in the food sector by providing guidance, support, resources and facilities which will enable economic and social benefits for Ireland at a regional and national level.

For more information on Meath Enterprise please contact us-

+353 46 9073753