Taste of Longford set to foster new business connections

On Friday September 30 Longford Business Forum (LBF) is hosting a business networking evening in Kelleher’s Bar and Bistro, Longford. The objectives of the evening are to broaden out the Longford Business Network concept and to allow business people to meet fellow Longford entrepreneurs and establish new business relationships.

On Friday September 30 Longford Business Forum (LBF) is hosting a business networking evening in Kelleher’s Bar and Bistro, Longford. The objectives of the evening are to broaden out the Longford Business Network concept and to allow business people to meet fellow Longford entrepreneurs and establish new business relationships.

“We also hope to have our larger companies represented and explore further opportunities for local sub-supply,” said Michael Nevin, CEO of Longford County Enterprise Board. “We hope to attract a number of ‘Longford’ entrepreneurs trading successfully elsewhere in the country to expand the range of potential contacts and linkages.

“The event won’t be too heavy and will involve a networking element that should guarantee that (each person) will be seated beside at least six different people during the course of the evening.”

The event, which is titled ‘A taste of Longford’, is based around a three course meal at one of Longford’s premier eateries, Kelleher’s Bar and Bistro. All food on the menu that evening will be sourced from the Longford region.

“People don’t realise the talent and the services that we have locally, on our own doorstep” said Michael. “The idea of this seminar is to meet people who will add value to your business as a customer, a supplier or a partner.”

The Longford Business Forum hopes that this event will be the first of a number of such events to be held over the coming months.

“There are a lot of successful Longford people throughout the country and we are trying to build relationships with them through events such as this,” said the LCEB CEO. “We are also hoping that we will develop more opportunities for supply into larger companies such as Abbott and Cameron Willis.”

On the night a number of businesses will have the opportunity to make a two to three minute pitch on what they do as a business. However, Michael Nevin is quick to point out that this is not a presentation-based seminar, but rather a networking event.

“Everyone will have the opportunity to meet at least six other business people over the course of the evening,” he said.

Longford Business Forum is a volunteer committee of local business people who are working on a series of initiatives designed to raise Longford’s profile as a business location and attract further investment into the county.

Tickets cost €30. For further information contact Michael Nevin, CEO, Longford County Enterprise Board, email mnevin@longfordceb.ie, mobile 086 8042005. Tickets are also available from Longford Business Forum members.