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Aidan Gough: Now time to make up the ground we lost in lockdown

Aidan Gough of InterTradeIreland tells Margaret Canning about helping firms in a 'catastrophic' time and possible recovery

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Aidan Gough, designated officer and director of strategy and policy at InterTradeIreland

Aidan Gough, designated officer and director of strategy and policy at InterTradeIreland

Firms which say they've benefited from E-Merge include the Armagh Cider Company, which used the package to increase sales for some of its products

Firms which say they've benefited from E-Merge include the Armagh Cider Company, which used the package to increase sales for some of its products

Aidan Gough, designated officer and director of strategy and policy at InterTradeIreland

Businesses of all kinds have been on a rocky road over the last few months due to the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown.

For the large numbers trading across the border, angst had already been building up over the last four years following the UK's vote to leave the EU, which has left businesses in turmoil over what the future holds.

InterTradeIreland, which was set up under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement to encourage cross-border trade, had already been helping companies cope with the Brexit challenge before springing into action over Covid-19.