FOUR SMALL Sligo companies aim to make a big impact on international buyers at an exhibition in Dublin. In all, 75 small businesses, are being supported by their local County and City Enterprise Board at Showcase.
It is being held to help them break into new Irish and export markets during 2013.
Exhibiting under the 'Enterprise Zone' brand name the Sligo firms, are being supported by the County Enterprise Board.
This year, the Board is supporting: Ian Carty from Ian Carty Ceramics in Rathcormac, Rosemary McGowan from Rosie's Pottery Studio in Easkey, Brenda McGuiness from Ealain Art in Coolaney and Matt Jones, Woodturner in Riverstown.
The Creative Expo is organised by the Crafts Council of Ireland every year and began on Sunday, January 20th and runs to tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23rd.
According to Brian McGee, who directs the show for the Crafts Council of Ireland, international sales at Showcase are critical.
"At last year's fair, overseas buyers continued to show more optimism with a significant increase in the level of orders compared to domestic buyers versus 2011 levels," said McGee.