Top firms looking to grow supply chain at Chamber event

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Some of the biggest names in business will join Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Bank of Ireland UK at their largest meet the buyer event to date.

Businesses will have a chance to meet with over 20 buyers in Belfast this November. Amongst the buyers are marine fit out specialists MJM Group, bespoke joinery company Mivan and specialist architectural glass company Topglass – all owned by Rathfriland-based entrepreneur Brian McConville, with his daughter Naoimh and son Conleth.

Other buyers include Andras House, Bank of Ireland Group, CAF Rail, Coca Cola HBC, Mount Charles, Neueda, NI Water, NIE Networks, Ryobi and Seagate – with further names to be added.

The event, which forms part of the NI Chamber and Bank of Ireland UK cross-border ‘Connecting for Growth’ programme, will allow businesses to make a pitch to these buyers whilst networking and developing links with each other through a number of activities, including speed networking.

Naoimh McConville, Director at MJM Group, said: “We are delighted to support NI Chamber’s Connecting for Growth Meet the Buyer event. It is essential for us to have a steady, reliable supply chain to support us in carrying out our work, not only in the UK and Ireland but across the world.

“We are hoping to meet potential new suppliers and reaffirm existing relationship during this event. We are looking for supply chain to support our marine work in MJM Group and Mivan, our high end land based work in Mivan and Topglass and right across our property portfolio in MJM Prime.

“If anyone is interested in becoming part of our supply chain we would encourage them to come along to the event.”

Sandra Scannell, Head of Business Services at NI Chamber, said: “We are delighted to have secured the support of key buyers from across Northern Ireland to meet with suppliers at what is our largest Meet the Buyer event to date in its five year history.

“The event is open to any business that has a product or service our buyers are interested in purchasing. There is no restriction on size, sector or support already received through the public sector. The programme is about creating sales opportunities, building networks and facilitating growth.”

The Connecting for Growth Meet the Buyer will take place on November 7 from 9.30am-1pm at Belfast’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.

o For further information, or to apply, visit www.northernirelandchamber.com or contact Sandra Scannell at Sandra.scannell@northernirelandchamber.com.

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