Irish business association to celebrate 30years

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

The Irish SME Association will mark its 30th anniversary with over 300 business owners and their staff at a lunch in the Clontarf Castle Hotel Dublin this November.

The event, which will take place this November 17, will herald the completion of three decades of front-line advocacy for the small and medium enterprise sector across Ireland.

ISME was started by seven business owners in 1993, who were frustrated by a lack of government engagement on important business sector issues. 

Since then, the association has grown to accommodate over 10,000 direct and affiliated members across all sectors of the Irish economy.

“Our representation is particularly strong in professional services, retail, manufacturing, construction, and personal services such as grooming, childcare and nursing homes,” said Neil McDonnell, CEO, ISME.

“Our members are looking forward to the event and to recognising the great collective effort of many over the years in fighting the corner for SMEs, the beating heart of Ireland’s economy.”

“We have delivered for small business year-in-year out and we look forward to many more years of successfully leading the charge for Ireland’s SMEs in an ever-changing regulatory and commercial environment.,” added Marc O’Dwyer, Chair of ISME.

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