Business Expo brings together entrepreneurs and finance

By David Tucker

Published 14/05/2016 | 00:00

At the South East Business Finance Expo in County Buildings, from left: Tom Banville (Local Enterprise Office), Tom Bermingham (Wexford Local Developement), Karl Fitzpatrick (President Wexford Chamber) and Dr Pat Lynch (Rikon WIT).
At the South East Business Finance Expo in County Buildings, from left: Tom Banville (Local Enterprise Office), Tom Bermingham (Wexford Local Developement), Karl Fitzpatrick (President Wexford Chamber) and Dr Pat Lynch (Rikon WIT).

The South East Business Finance Expo, the first gathering of its kind, brought together ambitious entrepreneurs and leading finance providers who have a proven track record in supporting SMEs.

The day-long expo at the County Hall provided an opportunity for those attending to liaise with representatives from the various financial institutions to discuss their funding options and growth pathways.

In addition to providing SMEs with an overview of the ever-changing finance landscape, the South East Business Finance Expo also informed business owners about the availability of new finance products. Some of these products include: Trade Finance, Invoice Finance, Invoice Trading, Term Lending and Equity Finance.

Exhibitors included: Allied Irish Banking (AIB), Bank of Ireland, Bibby Financial Services, Bridge & York Capital Partners, Close Brothers Limited, Convertibill, Credit Review Office, Finance Ireland Leasing, Grenke Limited, Grid Finance, IntertradeIreland, InvoiceFair Limited, Linked Finance, the Local Enterprise Office, Merrion Fleet, Microfinance Ireland, Money Corp, PermanentTSB, Rikon, SME Finance & Leasing Solutions, South East BIC / Halo Business Angel Network, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, Transfermate, Ulster Bank, Wexford Chamber and Wexford Local Development

speakers were: Karl Fitzpatrick - Wexford Chamber, Dr Patrick Lynch, Tom Banville - Wexford LEO, Tom Bermingham - Wexford LEADER, Aidan Shine - South East BIC, Paul Christie - Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, Grainne Lennon - Intertrade Ireland, Patricia Delaney - Department of Social Protection, Kevin Kelleher - Microfinance Ireland and Catherine Collins - Credit Review Office.

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