55 firms on Dublin Chamber of Commerce trade mission to London

Monday 20 May 2013 16.00
55 Irish firms to visit London tomorrow with Dublin Chamber of Commerce
55 Irish firms to visit London tomorrow with Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Representatives from 55 Irish based companies will join Dublin Chamber of Commerce on a two day business mission to London tomorrow.

The visit will be the Chamber’s largest ever international business mission and it will include briefings from UK business leaders and a networking reception at the House of Commons, hosted by Tourism Ireland.

Among the companies travelling to London are Arnotts, Hayes Solicitors, Mason Hayes & Curran, the ESB, the GAA, UCD, Dublin Airport Authority, PricewaterhouseCoopers, City Jet, KPMG, PayPal, Fexco, Grant Thornton, CA Compliance City Trust, Acuman, Hayes Culleton and Willis Risk Services.

The two day schedule will include briefings with IAG chief executive Willie Walsh, Paul Caplis of UK Trade & Investment, Bob Doyle of London Partners, Mark Gregory, chief economist for the UK & Ireland with Ernst & Young and Gavin McWhirter, Enterprise Ireland’s UK Manager.

''The level of interest in this business mission has been extremely encouraging and it shows that Irish businesses are keen to engage with the wider business community,'' commented Gina Quin, Dublin Chamber chief executive.

''It will provide them with the opportunity to engage with UK business leaders, seek new business opportunities and to network with their peers,'' she added.