worry about that. We have been looking at the website and how it serves our members. We are currently implementing some ideas!
We will shortly be launching some new features and focus on our website. We will be featuring new members and what they bring to the Chamber. We will also be showcasing existing members and how they can help you get more business. Every Owner/Manager business is unique because of the unique Owner/Manager! Our Corporate members also bring a new dimension to the Chamber and we will talk a bit about them. These feature articles will the become a part of the members directory.
The DLR Chamber County Business Awards are open for nominations. If you can't make the deadline of June 28, then contact us!
Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Text - Synopsis
15 November 2018
Following yesterday’s approval of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by the UK Cabinet as well as it’s subsequent publication, the European Commission’s Article 50 Taskforce, the negotiating team responsible for conducting the Brexit negotiations with the UK, has published a synopsis of the 600-page long Withdrawal Agreement text, summarising the key details of the text.
You can access the synopsis by clicking here.
You can find Chambers Ireland press release on the announcement of yesterday’s approval of the text by clicking here.
You can find the complete version of the Withdrawal Agreement text by clicking here.
If you have any further queries,
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Communications & Public Affairs Executive
As 29 March 2019 approaches, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce recommends that all its members get Brexit ready.
To assist in this, the Chamber has compiled a list of supports and advice available to help businesses plan and prepare for every possible Brexit outcome.
The full list of supports is available on the Chamber's website at the following link here.
Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Executive Assistant, Policy
British Irish Chamber of Commerce
13 Merrion Square North, Dublin D02 HW89
T: +353 1 634 3053
The Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) scheme encourages people getting certain social welfare payments to become self-employed. If you take part in the BTWEA scheme you can keep a percentage of your social welfare payment for up to 2 years. BTWEA is a payment made by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) to people aged under 66.
There is also a separate Back to Work Scheme called the Short-Term Enterprise Allowance, which supports people on Jobseeker's Benefit to start their own business
For more information - http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Enterprise-Allowance-Self-Employed.aspx
This year's DLR chamber County business Awards was held in Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney on the 27th September.
Over 270 people joined us for an amazing night, celebrating the many achievements of businesses operating within the county.
Photography by Paul Sherwood
The Awards Video 2018!!
Video was Filmed & Produced by Vivify Multimedia
Congratulations once again to all of our winners, and a big thank you to everyone who attended this year's awards. We are already looking for forward to next years event on the 3rd October 2019. Be sure to keep an eye on our website on social media for more information on how to enter next year's awards.
Sponsors, Award Nominees & Winners
Chambers Ireland have now partnered with Olive Media (GDPRcourse.com) to bring to you an easy and cost-effective solution to your compliance challenge.
The course outlines the steps needed in order to ensure your business is in compliance with the regulations.
Course cost is €35 per person
To begin your GDPR compliance solution please just simply clink on this link which will take you to a registration and payment page.
You will then be sent a link to begin your training.
You can also offer this service to your members and Chambers will receive an 8% commission on every member’s employee that uses the training. Chambers will have their own system to track the usage by members, illustrated in the link above. Please let me know that you will be making this service available to members and we can talk you through the service.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com
Efforts are currently underway to reach an agreement to ensure the withdrawal of the UK from the EU occurs with minimum disruption and to put in place a framework for a future relationship which will enable the closest possible EU-UK relationship post Brexit.
However, the UK’s notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU has created significant uncertainties. The European Commission has therefore sought to clarify what the situation will be for a number of business sectors in the event that no agreement is reached to mitigate the impacts of the UK’s withdrawal.
Notices have been issued in respect of industrial products, company law, trademarks, auditing and import and export licenses as well as a range of other areas. A list of the notices published to date are available to view on the Commission’s website at the following link: European Commission Brexit Preparedness
The Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation (DBEI) is encouraging firms to review these notices and consider relevant actions that may be required to mitigate any potential negative impacts that may arise for them in terms of Brexit.
If you have any queries regarding these Brexit Preparedness Notices or the industrial sector which your business operates in, with regards to preparing for Brexit, please contact our EU & International Affairs Manager Emma Kerins, via her email address: Emma.Kerins@chambers.ie
Following a meeting between Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot and the Ambassador of Lithuania to Ireland, Egidijus Meilunas, the Ambassador has provided us with a message to share with the network highlighting the opportunities of Lithuania’s different industries as well as the potential of Lithuania’s economy.
Please find below a series of links providing a sector by sector overview of Lithuania’s industries as well as an economic outlook for the country:
Life sciences biotechnology:https://www.flandersinvestmentandtrade.com/export/sites/trade/files/market_studies/Life%20science%20and%20biotech%20industry_Lituania_2016.pdf
Global business services: https://investlithuania.com/key-sectors/gbs/
Economic outlook 2017-2020:
An initiative of the Government of Ireland, and run by Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in conjunction with the Health and Safety Authority and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Taking Care of Business will bring together more than 25 State bodies, agencies and units for a half-day event aimed at benefitting people considering starting a business as well as SME owners and managers. In the context of Brexit, it is also an opportunity for businesses to seek advice from a range of experts on how to diversify and expand into new markets.
The State offices and agencies represented will provide information across a wide range of areas, including:
Please find attached a document providing further information on the event.
More information on the event will be circulated in the coming months.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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