Taking Care of Business logoThe Taking Care of Business Show is coming to Drogheda on October 8th. Do you own or manage a small business? Are you thinking of starting a new business? Then this event is for you!

This free half-day event has been specifically designed to help small and start-up businesses understand and benefit from the services provided by many of our State offices and agencies. The event will include short presentations and opportunities to get information directly from the agencies involved.

Over 25 State bodies will be available to give you information and advice on a range of services for business.

The Mill will be making a short presentation, and will be available for advice at their stand.

By attending this event you will:

  • Meet informally with representatives from a variety of State bodies
  • Get practical information and advice
  • Find out ways to save your business money
  • Better understand the key regulations that affect your business
  • Get supports and tools to assist you in your business


Gerald NashKeynote Speaker – Minister of State at the Department of Jobs,  Enterprise and Innovation – Gerald Nash TD

8:30 Event Opens

8:45 Opening Remarks


Session 1

Geoff FitzpatrickChair – Geoff Fitzpatrick, Managing Director Jack Cody’s Craft Beer

9:00 Startup Ireland (The Mill)

9:08 Louth Local Enterprise Office

9:16 Revenue

9:24 Office of Government Procurement

9:32 Enterprise Ireland

9:40 Access to Finance

9:48 Chairperson’s Remarks

9:55 Break

Session 2

Chair – Anne Reilly, Managing Director Paycheck PlusAnne Reilly

10:25 Internal Market, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

10:33 InterTradeIreland

10:41 Companies Registration Office

10:49 Patents Office

10:57 Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement

11:05 Health & Safety Authority

11:13 Chairperson’s Remarks

11:20 Break

Session 3

Margaret ReillyChair – Margaret Reilly, Managing Director CTR Manufacturing

11:50 Department of Social Protection

11:58 Food Safety Authority of Ireland

12:06 Environmental Protection Agency

12:14 Workplace Relations Commission

12:22 Data Protection Commissioner

12:30 National Standards Authority of Ireland

12:38 Closing Remarks

The Information Stands remain open until 1:30

Come along to this free event and get help with running and growing a sustainable and compliant business.

Details & Booking

Date: Thursday, 9th October

Time: 8.30am to 1.30pm

Location: Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda

Cost: Free – Registration is essential on www.takingcareofbusiness.ie

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