Taking Care of Business - South East Region

April 30th - 30th

Time: 8.30am - 1.30pm

Location: The Tower Hotel, Waterford


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. The event is specifically targeted at people thinking of starting a business as well as small business owners and managers.     

Attending the event will allow entrepreneurs to:  


· Better understand the key regulations that affect them so that they can focus on the main task of running their business;  


· Meet experts from a broad range of public bodies in an informal setting;  


· Find out about advice and supports that are available from across the public sector.  


This joint initiative of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Health and Safety Authority, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, will bring together over 26 State bodies in one location and builds on previous events in Dublin in 2013 and 2014. Earlier in 2014, three regional events were held in Cork, Limerick and Galway, bringing the total attendance at TCOB events to date to just over 1,750.


The State offices and agencies represented will provide information across a wide range of areas, including:  


· Tax, employment and health & safety obligations;  


· Legal requirements for setting up and running a business;  


· Requirements in areas such as food and environmental safety;  


· Advice on government procurement and intellectual property;  


· Assistance and supports from enterprise agencies and Local Authorities.  


This event will allow small business owners to informally ask questions and get advice from a diverse mix of government agencies.  


The Minister for Housing, Planning and Coordination of Construction 2020 Strategy, Paudie Coffey, T.D., will give the keynote address. Clare Hughes, Managing Director of CF Pharma Ltd, will Chair the first set of presentations. Dermot Walsh, Director, M & D Bakery Ltd and Louise Grubb, CEO Q1 Scientific will chair the remaining two sessions. Minister for Employment and Business, Ged Nash T.D., will close the event.  


The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) will have an information stand at the ‘Taking Care of Business - South East Region’ event. If you need any information on: starting up a food business, food labelling, food safety requirements, food safety legislation or HACCP, visit the FSAI stand.  


To register for the event and for more details including the running order of presentations and the full list of State Bodies attending, please visit www.takingcareofbusiness.ie. Early booking is strongly advised as there are a limited number of places available.