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Unique opportunity for businesses in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to seize the opportunities presented by digital technologies and green transition

Businesses in the Mid-West have a great opportunity to explore how the transition to a low carbon economy and the increased use of digital technologies can help their business at an event in the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick this Friday (26th May). 

A number of State agencies will attend and offer practical advice as well as outlining the range of supports available, including grants and loans, to help businesses on their green journey and to enhance their use of digital technology.

The Building Better Business event is being hosted by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and is open to business in the Mid-West region, namely counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.  The event is one of a series of regional events to be staged throughout the country during this year.

A key element of the Building Better Business event will be a number of staffed stands featuring agencies and organisations including Enterprise Ireland, the Local Enterprise Offices, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, IDA, Microfinance Ireland, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, Skillnet Ireland, Intertrade Ireland and the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum.

They will be on hand to advise attendees on how businesses can lower their running costs by implementing energy efficiency measures, unlock new opportunities and create new green jobs, raise finance and learn how to win new business as large businesses and public sector organisations increasingly require suppliers to be more sustainable.

Staff will also be available to demonstrate the Government’s Climate Toolkit 4 Business, a user friendly tool which will estimate your business’s carbon footprint and suggest actions and supports to help reduce it

Advice will be available on how digital transformation can help business in a range of ways including laying the ground for future growth, making more productive use of time and resources, expanding markets, increasing sales, enabling better customer engagement and better use of data to inform strategy as well as improving security.

Building Better Business will also include panel discussions featuring businesses from all three counties who will be talking about the practical actions they have taken to improve their business’s bottom line.  Experts will give insights into how businesses can grow and prosper by embracing the opportunities presented by transitioning to a low carbon economy and digital transformation.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, T.D. will attend and address Building Better Business and has urged businesses in the Mid-West to come along and find out about the many ways they can improve their business. 

“I would like to encourage businesses in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to come along to our Building Better Business event which will highlight how digital transformation and the transition to a low carbon economy can help their business. During the panel discussions local businesses will outline how they are benefiting from the opportunities that these changes are bringing.  Building Better Business also offers a great opportunity to network with other businesses and find out how they too are seizing opportunities and meeting the challenge.”

“Our previous events have been very successful and the feedback from attendees has been very positive. These events are scheduled so that businesses can come along for even an hour or two, maybe take in one of the panel discussions and also find out about what is on offer to them from our agencies in terms of supports, mentoring and other assistance. It will be time well spent and could benefit your business hugely.”

Building Better Business will also feature an update on the Mid-West Regional Enterprise Plan by its Chair, Professor Eamonn Murphy, who will outline the progress of the Plan and its impact in the areas of digital transformation and the transition to a low carbon economy.

Businesses can register their place at the event by visiting