Safeguarding home-grown construction jobs in post-Brexit Ireland event
09 September 2019
Irish consumers urged to support Guaranteed Irish construction businesses to safeguard jobs in their local communities
L-R: Peter Sherrard, CEO of the Olympic Federation of Ireland; Paul Rellis, CEO of Viatel; Fergal Murphy, general manager at Kingspan Ireland; Minister Helen McEntee TD; and Fiona Muldoon, CEO at FBD Insurance at a previous event.
Irish consumers urged to support Guaranteed Irish construction businesses to safeguard jobs in their local communities.
With 10 weeks to go to the Brexit deadline on October 31, business membership organisation Guaranteed Irish is reminding business members across various sectors nationwide of the need to prepare for Brexit.
It is working closely with business members in the Irish construction industry and related sectors nationwide in preparation for a post-Brexit economy with various events across the country.
Guaranteed Irish currently has 53 business members in the construction and engineering industry throughout Ireland, including Tegral, Kingspan, Irish Cement, Premier Paving and Eurometals.
Altogether, Guaranteed Irish has a network of 600+ members nationwide across various sectors, supporting over 71,390 jobs with an annual combined turnover of €11.2 billion to the Irish economy.
In September, Guaranteed Irish will mark ‘Construction Month’ with an invite-only Construction Industry Roundtable & Panel Discussion taking place on Thursday, September 12, at Croke Park from 8am–10am.
1.) Rachel Kenny, director of planning, An Bord Pleanala
2.) Kathryn Meghan, CEO, RIAI
3.) Brian Dolan, managing director, Saint Gobain Ireland
4.) Paddy Kelly, CEO, Tegral and Chair of Guaranteed Irish
5.) Pat Lucey, regional manager, SISK
6.) Patrick Atkinson, CEO, Grafton Group
Guest panellist and chairperson of Guaranteed Irish, Paddy Kelly, managing director, Tegral, said: “This event is vital for members of the construction sector based here in Ireland as it allows us to discuss issues of urgency and importance to ensure the sector remains sustainable and we retain the jobs within it.
“This year is more important than ever, with the challenge that Brexit brings. Our message to all members is to attend, listen and learn. As well as challenges, there are opportunities for businesses based in Ireland.”
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