Here in Enterprise Ireland we work with the full range of Irish Companies – from startups, to more established companies, to those ready and able to scale rapidly in global markets. Our clients have also demanded that we fill a gap in our portfolio; Companies that have been trading in the Irish Market for a number of years, who are ready and able to take the next step and win sales in export markets.
After a lot of work, we’re proud to announce the addition of a new Potential Exporters Division and a new programme of supports to get more Irish companies exporting. In this new group, we will
- Identify more exporters and providing focussed targeted supports to these companies
- Provide supports for 1800 companies in 2012
- Achieve an increase of 60% in the number of companies which will receive the Going Global grant in 2012, compared with 2011
Our “Get Export Ready” range of supports are aimed specifically at pre-export and early stage exporting companies and include the new supports for exporting companies:
- Workshops, seminars and training across the country
- Mentoring and advocate support
- Access to market information
- A new website with “how to” guides, links to relevant information, self-assessment tools and templates
- A dedicated helpdesk
- Access to advice from successful exporting companies
- Access to a range of Enterprise Ireland financial supports
At the Launch in Dublin Port, Minister Bruton said:
If we are to see the jobs recovery we so badly need, we must create a powerful engine of indigenous enterprise. While exports continue to grow strongly, we must ensure that we achieve a substantial improvement in the export performance of Irish businesses. That is why, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, we are overhauling the way Government supports companies who have potential to trade in foreign markets, creating a new Potential Exporters Division to focus on improving export performance, and implementing a range of new supports to help these companies as they seek to export more.
For more information, visit the Enterprise Ireland Get Export Ready website.