Causeway pops Cork on exciting new partnership

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CAUSEWAY: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange recently announced that it has partnered with Cork Chamber, which will allow its members the opportunity to grow connections to support business growth in Cork and over the Irish Sea.

Cork Chamber, which is committed to making Cork the best place for business, is the leading business organisation in the south of Ireland, supporting and representing the interests of almost 1200 businesses employing over 100,000 people across the region. Founded in 1819, Cork Chamber is one of Ireland’s largest and longest established Chambers and is the nation’s number one regional lobby group. Supporting sustainable development in the region, Cork Chamber is championing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through which the Chamber priorities and activities are framed.

As part of this new partnership, both membership organisations have agreed to work together in supporting each other’s activities for attracting investment and local business development, and to work in collaboration in promoting and each other’s local and international activities.

In addition, both organisations have agreed to promote and collaborate, where appropriate, key events, such as bilateral trade missions, cross-networking workshops and annual business awards, that help promote business in Cork and open up opportunities for Irish-Scottish business relationships to be developed, to ultimately lead to enhanced trade on both sides of the Irish Sea.

“From Cork to Coatbridge, our Causeway membership is growing across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland and we recognise that key to the success of our network is partnering with organisations with similar activities, goals and ambitions to give added value and enhanced networking opportunities for our shared members,” Causeway Chair Mr David Greenlees explained. “With ambitions to grow our membership network further in Ireland, we recognise working in collaboration with Irish Chambers of Commerce is key, and we are delighted to be formally partnered with the Cork Chamber and look forward to collaborating to promote business in Cork and shared opportunities that support and improve trade across the Irish Sea.”

Speaking about the partnership, Katherine Fitzpatrick, Director of International Relations at Cork Chamber, said:  “The Chamber is committed to developing relationships with diaspora, trade and business networks across the globe, that will give our members access to potential new clients and contacts in new markets.

“Following the publication earlier this year, of the Ireland-Scotland Joint Bilateral Review document, both governments have committed to enhancing our relationship in the areas of community and diaspora; culture; academic and research links, as well as the development of an Ireland-Scotland Trade Taskforce. By creating deeper links with organisations such as Causeway, Cork Chamber hopes to play our part in strengthening the connections between the business communities in both regions.”

For further information about this partnership, or how you can get involved with Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange, contact Events and Communications Manager Aoife O’Sullivan on: aoife.osullivan@causewayexchange.net

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