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An example of how BITA works was when I attended a Bluebird BITA lunch and met a contact from the Quinn Group. From this meeting our company secured a €15mil SRF project in Ballyconnell, Co. Fermanagh

EAMONN DRUMMOND, London Operations Director, EDC



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CLOCS for Greater Manchester

8.30 - 11.30
Whitworth Hall Oxford Road Manchester

Savoy Gala Ball 19th October 2019 ***SOLD OUT***

6.30pm - 2am
The Savoy, Strand

Seminar - Doing More business in Ireland for UK SMEs. 7th Nov

8am - 10.40
20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie Building)

Cork Social Networking Evening 7th November

6.00 - 8.00
5 Sullivan's Quay T12 H771

BITAx Networking Evening 7th November

6pm - 8:30pm
13-16 Allhallows Lane

Liverpool Networking Lunch - 8th November

12:00 - 4pm
Anfield Stadium, Anfield Road



Welcoming our new platinum sponsors - Cooper Parry!

October 2, 2019

BITA are delighted to welcome our new platinum sponsors, Cooper Parry! They will be attending many of our London based events as well as others around the UK and Ireland. If you want to get in touch with them, you can contact Orla O’Leary, a very familiar face at our events, or the BITA office.

Ade Cheatham, the CEO, is a working-class man from Stoke who had a burning desire to succeed. Focusing on hiring amazing people, he takes every opportunity to coach and empower the staff to live their visions and values. Known as ‘the rebels of accountancy’ the experienced and talented partners of Cooper Parry are ripping up the rulebook and challenging every accountancy stereotype there is.

The Accounting company with 150 years of heritage is the No. 1 accounting firm in the Midlands. The extensive number of awards they have collated over the years, including being the 13th best company to work for in the Times’ best 100 Companies, proves that they are a force to be reckoned with. With a world class auditing, personal wealth, IT solutions and corporate finance teams made from vibrant, inquisitive and engaged people, they attract the most talented people to work on their client’s businesses.

Specialising in ‘all things tax’, Cooper Parry’s clients are always happy, with supermarket Aldi saying; “We want high quality, long term partners to help us achieve our business objectives, and that’s exactly what we have with Cooper Parry, who have been working with us since the mid-1990s.” Even the staff say working for Cooper Parry is a new and fun experience compared to other firms. CP Culture allows for the team to have courage and share their opinions, knowing that someone is listening. They have the freedom to ‘have a go’ with the rest of the family rooting for them; with passion, energy and pride in everything they do, they are doing something right!

Cooper Parry are all about community; something we pride ourselves with at BITA. They have a lot to offer our members in terms of advice and expertise and we would urge our members to take advantage of their expertise.

We here at BITA cannot wait to see what the future holds for us working alongside Cooper parry. If you would like to know more information about them, check out their website!


Platinum Sponsor Enterprise flex-e-rent

September 2, 2019

Enterprise Flex-E-Rent and BITA We are very pleased to announce that Enterprise Flex-E-Rent are a platinum sponsor of BITA! It is through the support of our sponsors like Enterprise that we are able to do our work and help our members make connections and achieve their goals. It’s wonderful to have such a well-known and respected company on board. Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has an expanding network of 25 commercial vehicle depots across the UK and Ireland and more than 25,000 vehicles of all categories and classes. When you work with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, you are in the hands of true experts. They are a business partner not just a vehicle hire firm who provide fantastic customer service and on the road performance, providing the UK’s widest range of commercial vehicles. Choose from car and van hire, tippers and tractor units, accessible vehicles, minibuses, welfare units and many more. Whether you need one vehicle, one hundred or even one thousand, they can meet your demands. Enterprise Flex-E-Rent have been very engaged with BITA, and we feel that they really embody our values of integrity, passion and delivery. Their support has already been immense – they have provided first class speakers to our lunches, supported events, and most of you will know the friendly faces of Richard Chew and John Collins from our London lunches. Not only this, but the company raised £1,500 for the Atlantic Avengers in June to go towards their charitable causes. We are very happy to be involved with such a supportive member of BITA and are looking forward to a closer relationship moving forward. Richard attends most BITA events and would be happy to discuss the transport needs of your business either at an event, or if you want to contact him directly: Richard.J.Chew@ehi.com It’s fantastic to have them on board with us at BITA!


BITA Awards

May 8, 2019

Once again, the annual BITA Gala Ball and Awards Ceremony will be held at the prestigious Savoy Hilton and will take place on the 19th of October.


VERDE LED Help improve your Carbon Footprint and Cash Flow

April 23, 2019

VERDE LED announce launch of €5 million finance fund at the SEAI Energy Show


Welcoming the Polish Investment and Trade Agency

September 19, 2019

Polish Investment and Trade Agency promotes Ireland as a top destination for Polish exporters and investors.

Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) is the government organisation responsible for development of Polish enterprises in foreign markets and attracting Foreign Direct Investment into Poland.

The Agency - with its headquarter in Poland - has a national network of over 60 Foreign Trade Offices throughout the world - including Ireland and the UK - that help Polish-owned companies increase export sales and make new investments in world markets. The Foreign Trade Office in Dublin successfully supports Polish companies in accelerating the expansion of their trade and investment activities in Ireland by assessing market opportunities, identifying market routes, finding distribution partners and potential customers, organising promotional and informative events, assessing competition, introducing to buyers and helping to set up in the market.

The Foreign Trade Offices also strongly assist international buyers - regardless the sector - in sourcing products and services from Poland. “We eagerly provide all Irish buyers a free tailored service to help them find, verify and engage with the most suitable Polish suppliers”, said Marta Smolarek, Head of Foreign Trade Office in Dublin. “So far many Irish companies have used our bespoke services, which resulted in many valuable connections and introductions, constructive meetings and fruitful cooperation”, she added. In addition, the office also partners with potential and existing Irish investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Poland.

If you are an Irish buyer or procurement manager looking to buy products or services from Polish companies or you are considering an investment in Poland, please get in touch with Marta Smolarek at marta.smolarek@paih.gov.pl. She would be delighted to hear from you and help.


BITA in Support of Peace and Conflict Resolution

April 24, 2019

Dr. Mary Honan interviews BITA board member Prof., Dr. Michael Casey on the International Significance of the Tipperary Peace Convention/Peace Award