Statement to the Seanad Public Consultation Committee
On 13 November, the Small Firms Association appeared before the Seanad Public Consultation Committee to exam the creation of an integrated national strategy proposal document supporting the fostering, growth and sustainability of indigenous Irish SMEs. Sven Spollen-Behrens, SFA Director and Rebecca Harrison, Owner and Managing Director of Fishers in Newtownmountkennedy presented on behalf of SFA members.
Sven Spollen-Behrens, SFA Director, made an opening statement to the Senators of the committee. He outlined why the SFA is calling for a National Business Strategy. SFA member Rebecca Harrison, Owner and Managing Director of Fishers in Newtownmountkennedy spoke about the challenges currently facing small firms and supported the SFA’s call for a Small Business Strategy that will provide coherence in the policy approach and align all government policies and schemes. You can view the proceedings here. Both statements are also available.
Members of the Committee were receptive to the SFA’s campaign.