The Business Ambassador initiative was developed because it was felt that it is important now more than ever to tell the stories of the SMEs from across Ireland that are embracing innovation, developing new markets and raising venture capital to help drive economic growth.
As an Ambassador, it is Intertrade Ireland’s hope to tell our story and in doing so, inspire other SMEs to seek the support they need to grow and develop their business.
Mr. Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation commented,
“Government does not create jobs, people and businesses do; and the role of government is to create an environment in which those businesses can prosper. I am determined to do everything I can to reduce costs, improve access to finance and encourage innovation so that good businesses can expand and create the jobs that our economy and society so badly need. If there is one thing Ireland - north and south - does not lack it is enterprising, creative, hardworking people, and I look forward to working with them to discuss what government and small business together can do to get people back to work”.
InterTradeIreland Chairman Dr David Dobbin said:
“We have supported companies right across Ireland, in every county and constituency and we are extremely proud of the examples of enterprise and innovation that are represented by our group of InterTradeIreland Business Ambassadors. We hope that through highlighting the achievements of successful local SMEs, we will inspire other businesses from across Dublin to take advantage of cross-border trade and collaboration opportunities.”