Kerry Business Representatives Visit UK To Grow Economic Co-operation

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Joining the Dots – Moira Murrell addressing the Joining the Dots conference in Coventry.

REPRESENTATIVES from Kerry attended the launch a new programme which is led by the British Embassy in Ireland and aims to promote closer links between regions of the UK and the southwest of Ireland.

The delegation included Kerry County Council and major global companies and innovative indigenous firms including Fexco, Liebherr, the Agri-Tech Centre of Excellence and Ken Tobin from Tralee Chamber Alliance.

The UK launch of the British Embassy-led programme ‘Joining the Dots’ took place on Wednesday at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry and is the second phase in the programme, following a successful launch in November 2018 with Cork Chamber.

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The report identifies areas for growth and offers concrete recommendations on how to promote stronger business partnerships and collaboration between the southwest of Ireland and the UK.

Speaking about the event, Kerry County Council Chief Executive, Moira Murrell said: “Regional development and closer links with regions in other countries is a critical part of economic development for rural counties like Kerry. As our closest neighbour and one of our largest trading partners, increased linkages and connections with the regions of the UK are vital at the present time.”

“This event gave us an opportunity to highlight key economic initiatives in the county as well as learning from regions in the UK about what they are doing to create jobs, attract investment and sustain enterprise.”

The report launch was followed by two panel discussions where attendees heard from Moira Murrell, discuss the subject of ‘Creating thriving regional economies’ and from and Pat O’Leary, Liebherr, on ‘Doing business in the Midlands and South West of Ireland.’

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