Belfast Telegraph

Bank of Ireland launches Enterprise Week programme

By Staff Reporter

Bank of Ireland has launched its latest Enterprise Week programme - aimed at boosting small businesses in Northern Ireland.

Enterprise Week, which will run from May 13 to 20, will see the bank host a week-long series of events to help firms network, showcase innovation and inspire new ideas.

Sean Sheehan, regional director of Bank of Ireland UK, said: "Enterprise Week 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.

"After a number of challenging years, the size of the business market is growing as evidenced in recently published research and the increase in our small business account numbers is consistent with this recovery.

"Our week-long initiative will focus on providing businesses with new and innovative ideas.

"Small businesses are essential to delivering Northern Ireland's export growth ambitions and we will be hosting a round table with industry experts and business customers to explore the challenges businesses are facing and the supports they need."

One of the firms which Bank of Ireland has previously supported is Belfast-based snow ploughing and gritting business Works Services.

Philip Tasker, business development manager at Works Services, said: "It would have been very difficult to grow as we have over the last couple of years without the support of Bank of Ireland UK. Commercial finance has had a massive impact on cash flow and it's been critically important to our growth and success."

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