Last week saw me in Dublin for a few days through UK Trade and Investment. We have commissioned some work through the British Embassy which coincides with our Marketing Plan to take Rickter into Europe.
While there I met with The Probation Service and Business in the Community Ireland to share ideas and information and hopefully to give us a foundation to build on in taking Rickter forward. It was very beneficial to discover what is happening in Ireland around Service Provision and Trade and Industry.
I was in Dublin as part of a group from the Newcastle area and in particular with some from The City of Light Foundation, which is the charity arm of Sunderland Football Club. The Foundation has worked with around 75,000 young people to help improve their lives using football and sports activities as its basis. They have worked not only in the UK, but around the globe. This group were doing a sponsored cycle ride to raise awareness and money to continue their excellent work, leaving on Wednesday morning to ride from Dublin to Sunderland, arriving Sunday afternoon.
As part of the programme while in Dublin we also attended a dinner at the Ambassador’s Residence which was very impressive. We were made most welcome by the Deputy Ambassador and had a wonderful meal and opportunity to network.