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International Trade Business Hub


Members of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce have met to cement ongoing trade and business relationships. The Chamber’s International Business Hub will


be working closely with the embassy to promote trade between the republic and Greater Birmingham.


‘It is an important trading relationship which has stood the test of time and politics’


According to the Office for National Statistics,


Ireland was the UK’s sixth largest trading partner and fifth largest export market in 2016. Trade between Ireland and Britain represents €1.2bn per week, and supports 400,000 jobs in both countries. Senior officials from the British Irish Chamber


and Embassy of Ireland met with several individuals from GBCC including Mark Sankey, head of international trade, Paul Faulkner, chief executive, and Chamber president Paul Kehoe.


Let’s shake on it: Paul Kehoe (left) and Paraig Hennessy


Key presentations were made by John


McGrane, director general at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Paraig Hennessy from the Embassy of Ireland in London, Mark Sankey and Paul Kehoe. Paul Kehoe said: “Great to see the Chambers


encouraging trade between UK and Ireland. It is an important trading relationship which has stood the test of time and politics.


T: 0121 450 4205 E: ibh@birmingham-chamber.com


Creating stronger links with Ireland “In the years ahead the business


communities must continue to work together and develop the great opportunities that will present themselves no matter the political landscape. “The International Business Hub will be a


source of information on doing business in Ireland and we’ll be working closely with the Embassy of Ireland and the British Irish Chamber to promote bi-lateral trade.” Paraig Hennessy, economic and commercial


counsellor at the Embassy of Ireland, said: “The event was at the start of a real engagement between the Irish Embassy and the Greater Birmingham region in the business arena. “It proved to be a very useful two-way


exchange of information and the commitment to work together was greatly appreciated and the interest of establishing an Ireland-focused team in the Chamber was welcome. “The embassy looks forward to working with


the Chamber to highlight business opportunities and to ensure long standing and mutually beneficial arrangements are developed into the far-distant future.”


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