Portadown business JW Kane Precision Engineering has been recognised as an InterTradeIreland Business Ambassador at a special ceremony in Parliament Buildings.
The event, which was hosted by Alastair Ross MLA, Assembly Private Secretary for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, recognised firms that had successfully embraced innovation, developed new cross-border markets or secured venture capital with InterTradeIreland’s support.
Every county and constituency across Northern Ireland was represented by the 35 ambassadors who were from the full spectrum of industries. Between them, the 35 firms have generated at least £15m in additional business value to the economy so far.
J W Kane Precision Engineering offers a range of medium to high volume precision machining solutions and specialises in servicing the aerospace industry.
Speaking at the event, which was also attended by local MLAs, Mr Ross said, “It has been the drive, ambition and innovative nature of our entrepreneurs and businesses that has been integral in getting the local economy on the road to recovery.”
To date, more than 25,000 companies have benefitted from InterTradeIreland’s advice and over 6,000 SMEs have taken part in the business support body’s trade and innovation programmes. As a result, in excess of £700m worth of business value has been generated.
Also speaking at the event was Margaret Hearty, Director of Programmes and Business Services at InterTradeIreland, who said, “We have supported businesses from a diverse range of sectors right across Northern Ireland and are extremely proud of their achievements. With cross-border trade on the island valued at €2.8m, this lucrative market offers tremendous export opportunities and we would encourage more firms to take advantage of the assistance on offer from InterTradeIreland to help them realise this potential.”
For more information, visit www.intertradeireland.com.