Geoscience Ireland (GI) and four of its member companies participated in a Trade Mission (TM) to Scotland on 8th & 9th November.
Led by Minister Joe McHugh TD, (Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid), and organised by Enterprise Ireland, the TM involved 21 Enterprise Ireland (EI) client companies active in construction, energy and water services. Scottish agencies represented were the Scottish EPA, Scottish Development, Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Energy Association and Home Energy Scotland.
The companies and agencies held a one-day seminar in Edinburgh followed by a Networking Reception. This was followed on 9th November by site visits in Glasgow to Scottish Water Horizons Development Centre and a bridge project by Coffey Construction on 9th November.
In addition to a presentation from GI Director Sean Finlay, the seminar heard presentations from GI members Gerry O Sullivan of GDGEO and Marcus Fagan of JB Barry & Partners. Also present were Danny Glynn of ByrneLooby and Colm Moloney of Rubicon Heritage. Colm is also Chair of the recently formed Ireland Business Network Scotland.
Commenting on the event, Sean Finlay of GI said:
“Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) through its Consulate in Edinburgh have, over the past three years, progressively advanced the introduction to Scottish markets for Irish companies with expertise in construction, energy and water services. Earlier events involved small focussed groups of five or six companies engaging with Scottish agencies together with Networking Receptions. Earlier this year, Minister Joe McHugh launched the Ireland Business Network Scotland which has extended the reach of Irish companies in Scotland, as clearly seen by larger number of companies in this Trade Mission. GI and its members are very pleased to be part of this expanding market and looks forward to continued involvement in Scotland.”