The impact of currency fluctuation and foreign exchange (FX) on Munster’s SMEs tops the agenda as businesses gather at the Imperial Hotel in Cork for a special event, hosted by CPA Ireland, and sponsored by Bibby Financial Services Ireland, a leading provider of financial support and funding solutions to Irish SMEs.
The event brings together leading speakers from academia and Ireland’s SME sector to discuss the current and future landscape for SMEs as they continue to face significant challenges in the face of Brexit, and ahead of the upcoming budget. Speakers at the event include:
- Dr Aisling Conway Lenihan, Lecturer in Economics, Cork Institute of Technology
Dr Conway Lenihan will deliver an economic update for the region and the challenges and opportunities for SMEs operating in Munster
- John Finn, Managing Director, Treasury Solutions Ltd.
Treasury Solutions provides niche treasury and corporate finance services to businesses, and John will discuss the future of FX and interest rates and how these will affect SMEs
- Stephen McCarthy, Head of Sales for Munster, Bibby Financial Services Ireland
Stephen will discuss the role of trade finance in helping SMEs safeguard and improve cashflow, as well as growing their business in new markets
Bibby Financial Services Ireland recently announced the opening of its new Cork office, located at Unit 10, South Bank, Crosse’s Green in Cork city centre, to offer bespoke financial assistance and a range of products tailored to support small and medium-sized businesses.
The latest SME Ireland Confidence Tracker, published by Bibby Financial Services Ireland, found that 63% of SMEs believe the government should do more to assist the sector, with 71% identifying the need for additional tax breaks.
Bibby Financial Services Ireland is part of Bibby Financial Services Group, a leading global financial services partner operating in 40 locations across 14 countries. With 40 years’ experience, the business has a funding capability that exceeds £1 billion and an annual collective client turnover of £10.1 billion.