Looking to the future with confidence


CAUSEWAY: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange are looking ahead to a busy schedule of events, including their annual awards dinner, as they draw on the experience and expertise of a new board member and Premier Partner.

Eamon Fallon, Financial Adviser with True Potential Wealth Management brings his 25 years of experience to the Causeway management board.

Mr Fallon has carved out a successful career for himself, firstly with Lloyds TSB and since 2013, with the award-winning True Potential Wealth Management, and has been building Scottish-Irish business connections for many years. Based in Ayrshire, he has been a member of Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange since the Glasgow launch of the not-for-profit membership network in September 2016, under its previous name Irish Business Network Scotland and following the inaugural launch of the network at Edinburgh Castle in June 2016.

Like many in Scotland, Eamon has Irish roots and is proud to be part of the Irish diaspora community living and working in Scotland. His father was from Collooney, County Sligo, and Eamon heads back to Ireland and Yeats Country as often as possible to see Irish family, enjoy performances at the Hawk’s Well Theatre and to watch his beloved Sligo Rovers in action.

Commenting on joining the Causeway management board and his ambitions in growing Irish-Scottish business connections, Eamon welcomed his new role.

“I am delighted to be joining the management board of Causeway,” he said. “I share the board’s desire to connect businesses and create opportunities for professionals on both sides of the Irish Sea, and I hope I can help introduce more businesses and diaspora in the west of Scotland and beyond to this growing membership network.

“Through attending engaging Causeway networking events, nurturing strong partnerships and meeting great people along the way, being a member of Causeway has undoubtedly helped in growing my business. In addition, the Causeway network also provides a sense of community to be part of an Irish-Scottish network that shares ambitions to promote and celebrate connections between Scotland and Ireland, be it in business, heritage or culture.

“Causeway’s growing membership network represents people and businesses from a diversity of sectors and at various career stages, and I look forward to contributing towards Causeway’s key aim of supporting and encouraging business growth and collaboration.”

Also expanding their impact with Causeway are BeyondHR, who support businesses across Great Britain and Ireland by providing expert advice on HR and health and safety. With a large client base in Scotland the opportunity to become a Premier Partner with Causeway Exchange will allow them to deliver further HR assistance for businesses across Ireland and Scotland. BeyondHR has been a member of Causeway Exchange network for the past couple of years, and knowing the impact the organisation is having Neil McLeese, Managing Director of BeyondHR, spoke about his excitement of becoming a partner.

“Causeway Exchange puts us in touch with likeminded entrepreneurs who are trying to promote and grow their businesses across Ireland and Scotland,” he said. “The network is very active with well-attended face to face events. We are thrilled to be joining Causeway Exchange as their latest Premier Partner and delighted to be working with the Causeway Exchange team at this level, helping to support more businesses with their HR and Health and safety needs. Our support will benefit businesses working across Scotland and Ireland.

“We look forward to working alongside Causeway Exchange in this partnership for businesses to benefit from our services.”

Among the upcoming events for Causeway are Social Networking events in Glasgow, which will take place in Malones, Sauchiehall Lane at the start of next month, and Dublin at the end of October.

While these events form a central part of Causeway’s efforts, the showpiece gathering in Causeway’s annual calendar is also nearing, and excitement is building for the annual Gala Black Tie Celebration of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland Awards Night 2022 (above).

The awards will take place in the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh and offer a chance for businesses to share their stories and build key connections, as well as honouring those organisations and individuals who ave achieved so much over the past year.

Already a favourite event, the awards continue to develop and grow and show the energy and life as Causeway’s reach continues to expand at a vital time for Scottish-Irish relationships.

With unprecedented challenges facing trade across the Irish Sea, Causeway has been vital part in deepening and developing business ties and connecting businesses to opportunities, and those who have been so vital to that crucial effort will be honoured on the night.

“As our Causeway membership numbers and network continue to grow, our annual flagship Awards have become a high-profile, prestigious event, attracting industry leaders and decision-makers from across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and beyond,” Causeway explain. “As a not-for-profit organisation, our annual Awards Celebration is also a key fundraising event for Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange. We hope you can join our members, partners and supporters from across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland for an enjoyable evening of celebration and laughter, as well as have some great networking opportunities to connect and collaborate with a diversity of
professionals from a variety of sectors.”