As the Irish economy continues to grow, so too does the energy requirements of SMEs and the agricultural sector throughout the country. Ireland is transitioning to a low carbon economy in an effort to meet both Government and international targets and to reduce the economy’s dependence
According to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) the scale of these challenges is significant, and it will require a coordinated interplay of technology, infrastructure and actions by organisations and individuals to shape Ireland’s energy future. For the past number of years, SEAI has been supporting Irish businesses, large and small, as well as the Irish agricultural industry, to shift to more sustainable energy use by providing a range of support services. This includes mentoring, training, standards development and a number of financial supports to help companies to become more energy efficient, deliver measurable savings and reduce their energy bills. There are six main grants available from SEAI that would be of great interest to SME’s and the agricultural sector.
The Credit Review Office provides an independent review process for SMEs, sole traders and farm enterprises that have had requests for credit refused or had existing credit facilities reduced or withdrawn from the banks that were, at the time, participating in the NAMA scheme. Since it started in 2010, other banks have voluntarily joined the process. The banks currently covered are Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, PTSB and Ulster Bank.
The Credit Review Office aim is to form an independent, impartial opinion on whether your business is viable and will generate enough cash to repay the loan.
We have moved offices from Ranelagh to Sandyford. Hope you can pop in and have a tour of the new offices. Jim still making great coffee!
The new address is:
Unit 3A, Block 3
Bracken Business Park
The UK Prime Minister has indicated that Britain could opt for no deal at the end of its exit negotiations with the EU on the basis that “no deal is better than a bad deal”. In such circumstances, the UK would have to fall back on WTO rules, which would involve tariffs. It would also lose free market access to countries with which the EU currently has trade deals.