InterTrade Ireland

Vennetics, an innovator of telecommunications and IT applications, has been recognised as an InterTradeIreland Business Ambassador at a special event hosted by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. Over 80 TDs and Senators were also in attendance at the event which recognised SMEs that have excelled through trade and innovation. Local representatives in attendance on the day included Gerry Adams TD and Gerald Nash TD.

As part of the exclusive event at Áras an Uachtaráin, President Mary McAleese described the InterTrade Ireland Business Ambassadors as ‘Champions of the future and leaders of change.’

Mr. Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation commented, “Government does not create jobs, people and businesses do; and the role of government is to create an environment in which those businesses can prosper. I am determined to do everything I can to reduce costs, improve access to finance and encourage innovation so that good businesses can expand and create the jobs that our economy and society so badly need. If there is one thing Ireland – north and south – does not lack it is enterprising, creative, hardworking people, and I look forward to working with them to discuss what government and small business together can do to get people back to work”.

Also speaking at the event, InterTradeIreland Chairman Dr David Dobbin said: “We have supported companies right across Ireland, in every county and constituency and we are extremely proud of the examples of enterprise and innovation that are represented by our group of InterTradeIreland Business Ambassadors. We hope that through highlighting the achievements of successful local SMEs, we will inspire other businesses to take advantage of trade opportunities.”