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NI firms urged to exploit Scottish games bonanza


Support: Dr Vicky Bell

Support: Dr Vicky Bell

Support: Dr Vicky Bell

Northern Ireland companies could get a share of the £2.4bn worth of export opportunities arising from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Invest NI has said.

The extravaganza is billed as the biggest multi-sports event in Scotland's history and will require goods, workers and services over the next four years.

Around 70 Northern Ireland businesses attended an Invest NI information seminar in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, to find out how they could compete for contracts.

Speakers included Chris Bell of Business Information Publications (BiP) Solutions, Brian Furlong, Interserve director of business development for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Janis Simpson Mahoney of Global Education Limited and Invest NI trade director Dr Vicky Kell.

Dr Kell said: "This presents Northern Ireland companies with a unique opportunity to win new business, supplying Glasgow 2014 contractors with a wide range of services.

"Invest NI is committed to helping local companies take maximum advantage of this opportunity.

"Our support is designed to build the skills and capability of those interested firms, to enable them to compete effectively for Glasgow 2014 business and for future export contracts."

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For more information on Glasgow 2014 opportunities, go to the Commonwealth Games Procurement Portal at: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/ businessportal