Developing Your Cross Border Business

The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with the North South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat manages the Border People website – Border People provides an online signposting service for people who wish to move across the Irish border to live, work or study. This website includes information on issues such as taxation, social security, job seeking, health, banking, education, housing and telecommunications. 

As part of this initiative we hold regular seminars which address particular barriers to cross-border mobility which previously have included statistics on cross-border mobility, cross-border banking and consumer issues.

The next event in association with the IBEC CBI Joint Business Council and Morgan McManus Solicitors entitled “Developing Your Cross Border Business” will take place on 15 June, 2011, from 9am – 2pm at the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. Attendees will benefit from free advice from cross-border professional advisors and learn from the experiences of other business owners.

Keynote speaker Simon Murray, managing director of Universal Graphics in Monaghan whose business has expanded as a result of trading in both jurisdictions, will provide an insight into the opportunities available to businesses wishing to expand throughout the island of Ireland.  The conference will also feature speakers from the Credit Review Office Ireland, FPM Accountants, InterTradeIreland, as well as businesses already operating North and South.

Topics will include Sourcing Bank Finance for a Cross-Border Business; Debt Collection; Accessing Business Grants in each Jurisdiction; Public Tendering and Procurement Procedures; Cross-Border Business Succession and related Tax Issues; Cross-Border Employment Law; Challenges facing SMEs and Support Mechanisms.  For further information and a programme see here

Attendance at this event is free but please register with or call +44(0)28 9010 1108.