May 12 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

Bank of Ireland to launch programme for small businesses

Bank of Ireland will be launching its Enterprise Week programme this week to help small businesses in Northern Ireland.

The event will support SMEs and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their business and receive advice from experienced entrepreneurs.

Support

The initiative will include a number of events enabling businesses to network and be provided with new and innovative ideas. The event will run for a week from 13th to 20th May.

Works Services, a snow ploughing and gritting service based in Belfast, had previously been supported by Bank of Ireland. Works Services Business Development Manager Philip Tasker praised Bank of Ireland UK, stating that it would have been “very difficult” to grow without the support provided by the company.

As part of Enterprise Week, Bank of Ireland will also be partnering up with City Centre Initiative and the Chamber of Commerce for the North West Business Awards.

The awards, which will be held at the start of Enterprise Week, will be celebrating the best of local businesses in the region.

Growing

Bank of Ireland UK Regional Director Sean Sheehan commented on Enterprise Week, stating that it is taking place “at a time when we are seeing both resilience and a measure of confidence in small businesses, despite a climate of uncertainty.”

He added that recent research has shown that the size of the business market is still growing after a number of challenging years, and that the increase in the company’s small business account numbers is “consistent with this recovery.”

Erin O’Neill

Erin O’Neill is an LSBF News Writer who reports on small business, careers, technology and education news.

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