Event to help Clare businesses expand global footprint

Event to help Clare businesses expand global footprint

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Birgitta Hedin Curtin of The Burren Smoke House with Andy Smith - UPS Country Manager and Christopher Deans - UPS Country Sales Manager along with John Doyle - Business RM AIB, Niamh Naughton, Martina Clancy amd Karen Andrews - UPS, Tina O' Dwyer - Burren Food Trail and Marie Slattery - Group Head of Marketing Shannon Airport in Lisdoonvarna. Photography by Yvonne Vaughan Photography.
Birgitta Hedin Curtin of The Burren Smoke House with Andy Smith – UPS Country Manager and Christopher Deans – UPS Country Sales Manager along with John Doyle – Business RM AIB, Niamh Naughton, Martina Clancy amd Karen Andrews – UPS, Tina O’ Dwyer – Burren Food Trail and Marie Slattery – Group Head of Marketing Shannon Airport in Lisdoonvarna. Photography by Yvonne Vaughan Photography.

A business event featuring expert advice and solutions business owners on how to grow their footprint internationally will take place at the Burren Storehouse, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, on Tuesday, November 17th, from 10am to midday.

Helping Small Businesses Go Global, hosted by global logistics company UPS and The Burren Smokehouse, will present companies with an opportunity to hear from experts at leading global logistics company UPS and how their collaboration with The Burren Smokehouse has helped the family-run Clare business to capture the full benefit of growth opportunities abroad.

UPS and the Burren Smokehouse will be on hand to discuss the programmes available to support new and early stage exporters.

There will also be the opportunity for local business operators to speak with the UPS team about their business and the steps that are required to improve customer experience and support a business both in the domestic and global market.

The Burren Smokehouse signed a contract with global logistics company UPS in August 2015 as part of plans to broaden its overseas footprint and to ensure the Lisdoonvarna company’s products sold online can be efficiently delivered to their customers in Ireland and overseas. The deal coincided with an announcement by the producer of Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout and Mackerel products to invest €150,000 in its existing operations and to create new jobs at its production facility in Lisdoonvarna.

Agenda:
10:00 – Attendee Arrival/ Refreshments and Attendee Networking
10:30 – Welcome and Introduction
10:40 – Andy Smith – First steps on entering global markets
10:50 – Brigitta Hedin-Curtin – The Story of Burren Smokehouse
11:00 – Christopher Deans, UPS – Helping to Grow the Burren Smokehouse’s Global Footprint
11:10 – Q&A
11:30 – Breakout Session
12:00 – Session Ends

Burren Smokehouse Ltd. was set up in 1989 by Birgitta and her husband Peter. The company sources 100% Irish quality raw materials for its Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout and Mackerel products. The Smokehouse currently employs a staff of 18, and ships Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon within Ireland and to countries all over the world.

For more visit www.burrensmokehouse.ie and www.ups.com/ie

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