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Local Businesses Prepare for Pole Position

Local Businesses Prepare for Pole Position

December 5, 2017

Representatives from local companies across various sectors recently met at Lagan Valley Island to prepare for their upcoming Trade Mission to Poland.

The business delegation was comprised of:  Ashvale Farm Shop, Smiley Monroe, MIACOM and Mushroom Machine Company.

Facilitator Steve Murnaghan from NITC, who is managing the programme on behalf of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council updated the companies on the Polish marketplace and current opportunities and potential to trade.

Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Council’s Development Committee, said: “The Council appreciates that all businesses are being challenged in the current economic climate to find new customers both locally and globally.  To assist such businesses the Council identified the Polish marketplace as a focus for potential new trade development activity.

“The Council’s Trade Programmes support businesses to research new potential export markets in terms of customers, importers, distribution partners and suppliers or subcontractors. 

“Each of the businesses taking part have already achieved success in their respective fields across many marketplaces; and I am very pleased they are availing of the opportunity provided by the Council to research and enter the Polish market.  The Council is committed to supporting local businesses and providing opportunities for strategic growth in new markets.”

If you are a business in the Lisburn Castlereagh area and new to exporting or an experienced exporter and would like to explore new markets then please contact the Business Solutions team to find out further opportunities available in the coming months.  Please phone 028 9250 9484 or email