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Network Ireland Fresh Thinking on Limerick, Fresh Thinking on Finance event

Network Ireland Fresh Thinking on Limerick, Fresh Thinking on Finance. Richard Lynch and Laura Ryan. Photo: Dolf Patijn

Network Ireland Fresh Thinking on Limerick, Fresh Thinking on Finance is an event is all about changing perceptions and understanding the opportunities that exist to grow your business. This event will commence with facilitated networking.

In the last two years, the number of investment and job announcements has been phenomenal. How has this sea-change come about? What else is in store? And what opportunities exist for local businesses? Laura Ryan, Head of Communications/Marketing with Limerick City & County Council, will provide an update on what’s happening, how this rejuvenation has come about and what’s in the plan for the future (Limerick 2030).

Marianne Lynch

At the Network Ireland Limerick, networking event in the Savoy hotel was Network Ireland Limerick President, Louise Lawlor, Blink Design, Gillian Horan, The Pudding branding agency, Ann Morris, Skillnet and Edwina Gore, Gore Communications




Jillian Mahon of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) will be bringing their roadshow “Fresh Thinking on Finance” around the country. Jillian will explain how the SBCI is ensuring small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have access to flexible and affordable funding. Challenging current perceptions around funding, she will introduce a new way of financing for small businesses.

The SBCI was set up in 2014 as a national promotional institution, to enable businesses and the farming community to access vital funding for their businesses. With initial support from KfW Development Bank, the German national promotional bank and the European Investment Bank, the SBCI has been modeled on a number of successful similar entities across Europe, with a mandate to address financial market failures. Since it began lending in March 2015, the SBCI has lent €347 million to 8,619 SMEs across all regions and a variety of business sectors.

The Network Ireland Fresh Thinking on Limerick, Fresh Thinking on Finance event will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 6.00pm – 8.30pm in The Savoy Hotel, Limerick. This event is FREE for Network Ireland Limerick Members & Non-Members including employees, entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals, not for profit and public sector. Please book early as places are limited and bring plenty of Business Cards for Networking.

Wine and finger food will be served on arrival.

Come along to this event to network with like-minded people and learn what the future holds for the Limerick region, how this could have a positive impact on your business and if you’ve big plans for your small business, then find out about the funding mechanisms that are available to help you achieve them.

To register for the Network Ireland Fresh Thinking on Limerick event click here

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.