New corporate network to rebuild local businesses in Kilkenny – Kilkenny Now


A new corporate network group has just been founded with the aim of expanding the reach of local companies.

Business Network International (BNI) has opened a new chapter in Kilkenny and neighboring Carlow to help existing businesses expand, new businesses to flourish, and to provide guidance and support to those considering starting a business.

BNI was founded in response to the county’s growing need for business support and says business owners will have access to more than 280,000 members in more than 70 countries.

Commenting on the formation of the new chapter, Simon Finn, Executive Director for the East Chapters of BNI in East Ireland said: “We saw over the last year both Carlow and Kilkenny introduce new business ideas and innovations, and how existing ones panned and actually grew are and thrive.

“While some companies have struggled and closed, we want to maximize support for companies to try and rebuild what was lost.

“We currently have members who are supported by Brexit problems and who can make the most of the growth opportunities due to the division between Great Britain and Europe.

“In addition to providing the vital support network we all need in business right now, BNI provides personal and business development as members become trusted suppliers and customers,” concluded Finn.

Companies can now register for a free February 10th Visitor Day, during which attendees can meet online with core members of the group and make new connections. To register, send an email to or call 086 1713455.