Meaby & Co pleased to host the British Irish Chamber of Commerce

Meaby & Co were delighted to host the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and its members for a networking lunch at our Soho offices on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

John McGrane, Director General of the Chamber spoke to a packed room of existing, new and prospective members of the BICC about the recent developments in the Brexit negotiations and the Chamber’s involvement in advising and assisting businesses to better prepare for life after 1 April 2019. There was some very positive discussion about inward investment into Ireland, with John reiterating that Ireland is open for business. John spoke briefly of his concerns having attended the Conservative Parliamentary Party conference and seeing first hand the fractions within the party but also spoke of his hopes that the Ministers and politicians can now get on and have constructive discussions about what the Brexit deal might look like, and that they will emerge from the tunnel in mid-November, not into another oncoming train but into the light.

The discussion was opened up to the room generally, and there were conversations around the table about the Fintech industry in the UK and Ireland and also the continued need for clarity around the hospitality and food industries, both of whom rely heavily on foreign nationals from within the EU and the continued free movement of particularly fresh produce between Ireland and the UK.

After a lively discussion, we hosted a light lunch and networking drinks for all who attended.

Meaby & Co have a strong relationship with the British Irish Chamber of Commerce both in the UK and in Ireland, who have been instrumental in helping us to forge business relationships across the nations. Caoimhe Boyce and Chris Waters are both dual-qualified solicitors and work with a large array of Irish-resident businesses and individuals with interests in the UK. Our expertise is assisting in all aspects of UK law.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting afternoon and we at Meaby & Co would like to thank all who attended, particularly John McGrane and David O’Reilly from the BICC. We look forward to the next round of interesting conversation and hosting another successful event soon.

If you are interested in hearing about our events or would like to get in touch regarding the British Irish Chamber of Commerce or have business interests in the UK where you think we can assist, please contact Caoimhe Boyce on cboyce@meaby.co.uk.