Accessing Finance Quickly and the North West Economy

Accessing Finance Quickly and the North West Economy

Easy access to finance can make the difference between survival and failure for business. This webinar hosted by the North West District Society Chartered Accountants will examine the current economic situation in the region, the funding available and the most common mistakes which can stall applications.

The panel of speakers includes:

  • Gavin Doherty, Investment Executive, Western Development Commission
  • Aidan McKenna, Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland
  • John Madigan, Head of Marketing, SBCI
  • Arianna Taroni, Assistant Manager, Marketing & Research, SBCI
  • Ornagh Ryan, Team Lead, AIB Business Banking

It is a free webinar, with CPD hours approved from CAI.

Who Should attend?
This course is suitable for accountants in business and practice or for anyone in business looking to understand how best to maximise their potential for accessing business capital. It will be of particular interest to members based in the North West of the Country


  • Western Development Investment Fund Overview
    What the WDC are seeing in funding environment currently (mainly with respect to equity funding)
    Observations from WDC Policy Team on COVID-19 impact on the region with details on remote working survey
  • Enterprise Ireland
    COVID-19 specific supports: Business Continuity Voucher, Business Financial Planning Grant and Sustaining Enterprise Fund
  • Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland
    Covid-19 Working Capital Scheme – Key features of the Scheme and application process
    Other SBCI’s funding supports available to Irish businesses
  • AIB
    COVID-19 Supports for Business & Cashflow Management 

    Key learning outcomes
    Participants will be able to:

  • Have a clearer picture of the economic outlook for the North West economy
  • Understand the finance application process through the SBCI and its partner banks
  • Be aware of the supports and funds available and application process through Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission

To register

Event Information

}  June 25, 2020
  Thursday, 10:30 to 13:00

Event Organizer

   Chartered Accountants Ireland North West Society

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