Thursday 13 December 2018

O’Neill re-elected as Small Firms Association chairperson

Sue O’Neill has been re-elected as chair of the SFA
Sue O’Neill has been re-elected as chair of the SFA
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Sue O’Neill has been re-elected as chair of the Small Firms Association for a two year term.

Ms O’Neill has served as the lobby group’s chair since 2016.

In a statement the organisation said that Ms O’Neill’s key priority will be to lobby Government for the introduction and implementation of a National Small Business Strategy for Ireland.

This initiative is calling on the Government to target the development of small business across all regions "with just as much energy and strategic focus as they have put on attracting Foreign Direct Investment."

She will also urge the Government to safeguard small firms against rising business costs and the erosion of competitiveness.

In addition the SFA said that Ms O’Neill will continue to raise concerns about the impact the proposed auto-enrolment pension scheme will have on the smallest employers.

Ms O’Neill, who holds an MBA from Dublin City University, is MD of Shellcove, an association management company (AMC), which she founded in 2004.

Shellcove provides outsourced management services to companies and associations, including strategy, marketing, business/membership development, and event management, as well as administration support.

Ms O’Neill has been a member of the SFA since 1993 and has served on its National Council since 2004.

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