Business Across Dublin Invited to "Peer to Pier" Walk on the 20th April 2018

On Friday April 20th, Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is promising lots of fresh air, free ice cream and a highly effective networking format!

The second ‘Peer to Pier’ Networking Walk is taking place along the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire on April 20th – with more than 300 entrepreneurs and business people from across the Dublin region expected to take part.

Owen Laverty, Head of Enterprise with LEO Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, is inviting entrepreneurs and business people from all over Dublin to participate in this unique networking experience.

He said: “This event is pure networking. It’s outdoors and structured but it’s also relaxed and fun. I think people are more relaxed when they are walking, which removes the awkwardness of some networking events. It’s open to everyone, no matter their business or sector.

DLR Pier to Pier walk April 18th 2018

“The East Pier is a great walk at the best of times so why not combine it with the chance to meet and develop new connections and business opportunities. And then there’s the free Teddy’s ice cream as well!”

The unique networking format comprises of a series of points along the walk where people are encouraged to “swap” their walking partners before they reach the end of the Pier where they are supplied with Ice cream and coffees before returning to one of the local sailing clubs where the networking continues.

Although the event is spearheaded by the LEO DLR it is open to all business owners from the Greater Dublin area, to create a unique networking platform that encourages participation in a fun and healthy way. 

Mr Laverty added: “We were bowled over by the level of support and encouragement we received so we decided to organise another Peer to Pier walk. The novelty of the occasion seems to have hit a cord with those who took part and the positivity from the day has continued after the event.

DLR  Pier to Pier Walk April 18th 2018

“We have seen business relationships develop where they hadn’t existed before and from our own perspective we have had an increase in the number of enquiries about the services and supports we provide local businesses.  We intend to run a series of these unique networking opportunities and I would encourage anyone who is free or wants to step out of the office to do some business to come and join us.”

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Tom Murphy said: “We are excited that this new initiative has taken off. We want to encourage participation from throughout the county and beyond as it is unique events like this that we feel will help encourage business and innovation in the locality. Pioneering ideas like this one from the LEO exemplifies our commitment to the county and our goal to create a positive environment to do business in.”

 

The Peer to Pier walk takes place on the 20th of April at 3.30 pm on the Dún Laoghaire East Pier. More details can be found at

 

 

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