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Miranda Dobson

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North West businesses look to Ireland

Startups in the North West have been encouraged to look at opportunities across the Irish Sea, by Government agency, Enterprise Ireland.

The agency hopes to highlight €10m of funding available from the Irish Government at a seminar in Manchester next month, which Enterprise Ireland has said could help businesses to launch an international footing.

Naghmeh Reilly, senior marketing executive for the agency, said: “Ireland offers a strong eco-system for start-ups which includes availability of finances, strong support from the government, low taxes, generous R&D tax credits, low rents and access to a skilled and competitive skilled force.

“We know that the North-West already has a strong start-up community but feel we can provide hands on support to startups in sectors like IT, financial services, gaming and life sciences to grow a global business from Ireland.

“We can help start-ups relocate, offering up to €500,000 from a €10million fund and also help find other funding if it’s needed.

“But it’s about more than funds, we provide direct support by giving start-ups advice on all the right local contacts, mentoring and training programmes as well as access to our Universities for R+D collaboration.

“We also have a global network of 30 offices which help startups find customers and business partners around the world.”

The Enterprise Ireland event will be held on Wednesday 1 May from 3pm at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Miranda Dobson .

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