Speakers told of Limerick’s potential for further growth and development

first_img TAGSEdwina GoreLaura RyanlimerickNetwork Ireland Limerick Twitter Advertisement At the Network Ireland Limerick event in the Savoy Hotel was Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing & Communications LCCC, Jillian Mahon, SBCI, Sabrina Amodeo, Tuscany with Edwina Gore, Network Limerick President and Gore Communications and Louise Lawlor, Blink DesignLimerick’s ongoing renaissance and the investment plans unveiled for the city in the Limerick 2030 plan are potential catalysts for further economic growth particularly amongst local businesses according to Laura Ryan, Head of Communications / Marketing at Limerick City & County Council.She was speaking at the Network Ireland Limerick February event that examined the opportunities for local business to grow and what funding mechanisms are available for SME’s looking to expand. The event, which was attended by over 60 women in business from the mid-west region, was sponsored by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).Explaining why Limerick is making the headlines for all the right reasons and receiving international attention as a city in which to invest, Ms Ryan said, “Limerick now has the highest economic growth in Ireland.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jillian Mahon, who is Head of Funding & Strategic initiatives for SBCI, then described how the SBCI is ensuring Irish SME’s have access to flexible and affordable funding. Challenging current perceptions around funding, she introduced a new way of financing for small businesses.“We are here to disrupt the marketplace. We want to power SME growth by helping them access the finance to invest in their businesses.  So far 8,619 Irish SME’s have drawn down SBCI loans, we want more and more businesses to ask their banks about how they can access our competitive funding,” commented Ms Mahon.Supporting the SBCI presentation, Sabrina Amodeo of Tuscany Bistro spoke about how her business has benefited from SBCI funding. Starting out with a small bistro in Castletroy, she explained how she seized opportunities as they arose and now has four businesses including Tuscany at the Granary, Amodeo Dressing (a salad dressing food company) and an outdoor catering company. Ms Amodeo praised the SBCI and AIB for making the funding application process so seamless.Edwina Gore, president of Network Ireland Limerick, said “This event was all about changing perceptions and understanding the opportunities that exist for local companies to grow their business.  It was great to hear about the positive change in our region and how small businesses are seizing the opportunities to grow with support mechanisms like those available from the SBCI.”Network Ireland Limerick’s next event takes place on 8 March 2017 and will mark International Women’s Day. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsSpeakers told of Limerick’s potential for further growth and developmentBy Staff Reporter – February 14, 2017 1490 center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Previous articleUL repeat Ashbourne supremacy over UCCNext articleLimerick Chamber ‘incentives’ submission on National Women’s Strategy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Gigginstown House announce Don Cossack retirement

first_imgGigginstown House has confirmed that they have decided, in consultation with trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Bryan Cooper, to retire Don Cossack.They say the decision has been made due to a combination of his age and a recurrence of the tendon injury which he suffered last April shortly after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup.last_img