E&I’s O’Doherty to speak at export workshop

One of Ireland’s most successful exporting entrepreneurs is to address a major Enterprise Ireland workshop at CoLab, LYIT Campus, Port Road, Letterkenny on Wednesday next.

Philip of Doherty’s E&I Electerical Enginnering plant at Bunrnfoot has undergone rapid expansion despite the recession with major exports across the globe particularly to the Middle East.part

The highlight of the event will be the presentation by Mr O’Doherty, who is Founder and CEO of the company, who will talk about his experience of building an export business and expanding into new markets.

The event, which is free to attend, will also include information on the supports available to companies that are looking to export and the opportunity for one-one clinics with Enterprise Ireland executives; these must be booked in advance.

Inishowen companies wishing to explore potential export markets can also get help and guidance through the dedicated Get Export Ready Help Desk, Tel: (01) 727 2829 and through the Enterprise Ireland website: www.enterprise-ireland.com/getexportready

The website with ‘how to’ guides, links to relevant information, self-assessment tools and templates, outlines the new supports.

These include: Workshops, seminars and training across the country; Mentoring and advocate support; Access to market information; A dedicated helpdesk; Access to advice from successful exporting companies; Access to a range of Enterprise Ireland financial supports
Frank Ryan, CEO Enterprise Ireland commented:  ‘Exporting can be a valuable new source of business for companies with ambition and we know there are many Irish companies operating successfully in the Irish market that can grow new business through finding new customers overseas. I am optimistic that there is enormous entrepreneurial talent in the Irish business community: talent and energy that can add value to businesses and contribute to our economic recovery and the creation of jobs through new business from exporting’.  

Visit the Get Export Ready website on www.enterprise-ireland.com/getexportready for more information.   
The workshop will commence at 9 a.m. and run until 1 pm.