ESF CEO Alan Lowry, Sales Director Karen Lowry and Business Consultant Barry Clarke met with the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Chris Heaton-Harris MP at the ESF Offices in Newtownabbey.
After celebrating 10 years of business in 2023 Alan and Karen spoke about the challenges faced throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and how expanding local export markets helped ensure business survival. They also discussed the company's recent success in achieving the Queens Award for International Trade in 2021 and Alan's role as an Export Champion for Northern Ireland.
With the new Windsor framework in place now, ESF are hopeful that there will be an increased opportunity for Northern Irish businesses to export much easier across the world with less friction from trade policies and customs.
Education and Healthcare budget cuts are amongst one of the big worries for ESF, the conversations had with the Secretary of State went into length about how this could potentially effect businesses who rely on education and healthcare procurement as a main income source.
ESF would like to extend a thank you to the Rt Hon Chris Heaton-Harris MP and the rest of his team for accepting and visiting Environmental Street Furniture HQ.