Prompt Payment Code




There are lots of things we don’t accept in business anymore. So why accept late payments?


We all know how important prompt payment is to businesses in Ireland, especially small businesses. Businesses providing goods and services need cash flow certainty and are entitled to expect that their payments will be made on time. This certainty of payment inspires confidence and helps businesses build stronger relationships with their customers, confident that they will be paid on time.


So what can you do to provide your customers with this cash flow certainty? One of the things you can do is to sign up to the Prompt Payment Code, a prompt payment initiative that was developed by business for business. By signing up to the Code effectively what you are saying to your customers, and indeed to any potential customers, is, that “I pay on time”. I pay on time within the terms of my contract or, where no contract exists, I pay within legislation.


By doing this and becoming a signatory to the Prompt Payment Code you are not only pledging to pay on time but you are also doing your part in helping create a culture of prompt payment in Ireland.

Ready2Go Programme


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The European Commission and the European Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME) launched “Ready2Go” to support European SMEs to internationalise and become active in five target Third-Country markets.


Ready2Go provides an individual training and coaching programme which will be specifically tailored to the business. The aim of the training will be for each business to create an International Business Plan, a strategic outline to set goals and kick start international progress.


Each participating company will receive on-distance support and advice from Ready2Go throughout the programme. The selected participants will benefit also from the opportunity to explore overseas markets; not only can they choose to attend 2 additional trainings taking place in 5 different cultural hubs across Europe but they will also attend up to 2 networking events in the target countries, with expenses partially funded.


The Ready2Go programme is available only for 80 selected companies. The 80 winning companies will:


  • take part in 3-day individual training and coaching programme event (to take place at the company’s’ headquarters) between June and August 2017.
  • take part in the 2-day training being held in European cities between July and October 2017.
  • draft their internationalization business plan with the support of Ready2Go.
  • take part in up 2 matchmaking events to be held between November 2017 and July 2018 in two of the following countries: Canada, Cameroon, Chile, India and United States.


Online application is available at and must be submitted by the 31th March 2017. Further information about eligibility and selection criteria, dates and the programme are available at If you have any questions regarding the attached, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Women in Business Networking Event


LEO Woman In Business Event


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Go-2-Tender Workshops


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The Go-2-Tender Programme aims to give SMEs across the island of Ireland the confidence, skills and knowledge to successfully compete for Public Sector tenders in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis.


The Programme consists of 2 days' training by experienced bid specialists with up to 2½ days of tailored mentor support available to each participating company.


The next set of workshops (delivered across 2 days) will be in:


Location: Waterford

Venue: The Tower Hotel

Dates: 16th & 30th March

Cost: €100 per person (fee includes training, materials, catering and 2½ days of mentoring).

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