Wednesday 18 September 2019

Irish firm EPS Group joins London's Elite

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Paul O'Donoghue

Irish water treatment company EPS Group is one of several dozen across Europe to join a high-potential startup programme run by the London Stock Exchange.

Elite is the London Stock Exchange Group's pan-European programme for "ambitious high growth businesses".

Over the past three years it has signed up close to 260 companies. The programme has now taken on an additional 25 European companies as well as 42 Italian and UK firms, two countries where the scheme has already been implemented.

Mallow-based EPS is one of the new European firms to sign up to the programme.

EPS Group managing director Patrick Buckley told the Irish Independent that the company is looking for advice on how to scale up and expand internationally.

"The challenge for a family business like ours is professionalising your business and expanding," he said. "We're looking forward to meeting with experts to see what worked and our aspirations are to grow in the Middle East, the UK and, of course, Ireland."

EPS currently has 340 employees across Ireland, the UK and the Middle East. It recently announced plans for a new €3m design and manufacturing centre that will create 50 new jobs.

Irish Independent

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