Three Enterprise Ireland backed companies yesterday announced significant new contract wins with Scottish partners and expansion in the UK market during Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to Scotland this week.
Led by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, the two-day trade mission to Scotland hoped to support Irish companies to consolidate and sustain exports to the UK.
The trade mission which is the largest trade mission undertaken by Enterprise Ireland to the UK since the Brexit vote, aims to deepen existing relations and grow market opportunities between Ireland and Scotland, particularly within construction, agritech, financial services and off-shore wind sectors. Enterprise Ireland brought 56 Irish companies to participate in trade discussions.
Speaking yesterday, Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said, "I welcome today’s new business and expansion announcements which reflect the strong partnership opportunities for Irish and Scottish business. As Brexit negotiations progress, uncertainties remain for both Scottish and Irish companies and this has reinforced the need for us to strengthen our dialogue and interaction at company and Government level."
She added, "Throughout the mission, we are engaging with senior officials and decision makers to further strengthen ties between our two countries."