In an event organised to coincide with historic first visit of an Irish President to London, EC Charging were invited to attend an event which allowed for the successful promotion of their market leading electric car charging systems. Both the Chief Executive Officer and Business Development Director of the company took part at the event which – with its focus on new technologies and emerging business talent – was dubbed “Ones To Watch”. Held at the Embassy of Ireland in the British capital during President Higgins’ state visit, the idea of the event was to support high potential start-up companies, so-called HPSU firms, offering them a platform which could help to consolidate their business connections in the UK.
EC Charging’s Extensive Expertise
EC Charging’s extensive expertise in providing weather proof and highly durable electric car charging terminals gained a lot of interest from British executives, not least because of the product’s ability to withstand the often tough on-street environment in the UK. Indeed, Sky television interviewed the company’s CEO, asking her about car charging and the growth of Irish export business in the UK more generally. The “Ones To Watch” programme was organised by Enterprise Ireland and only forty Irish companies were invited to take part. Along with the Irish participants, there were key UK customers and partners who attended including big name brands such as Facebook, Telefonica, and Marriott Group. Crucially, for some of the Irish business looking to expand into the UK market, the event was also attended by several leading British investment institutions.
Speaking on the night, Tánaiste Eamon of Gilmore TD said that events like “Ones To Watch” were important because the UK is Ireland’s largest trading partner. “Nowhere is this key relationship more evident than with Ireland’s early-stage companies,” he added. According to Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, the event had offered “a crucial first step” for many of their clients and the success of it should be replicated.