Business Network Groups offer Chartered Accountants Ireland members working in business in specific regional areas the opportunity to get together to discuss issues of mutual interest that arise in their working environment.
- Networking with fellow members in business in a variety of different industry sectors
- Sharing knowledge & ideas
- Problem solving with your peers
- Access to expert speakers
- CPD: Meetings count for CPD provided that they are recorded properly in terms of brief note of subjects covered, agenda and attendance.
- Staying on top of the latest trends in business and finance
- Understanding how changes in legislation, regulations will impact your business in practical terms.
- Keeping in touch with Institute Developments
Currently there are 30 x BNGs around the Island:
- Aintree (Dublin 18)
- Belfast Best Practice Business Group
- Cheltenham (Dublin 18)
- Dublin 1
- Dublin 2
- Dublin 6
- Dublin North City
- Dublin North County (FACT)
- Dublin South East County (Dun Laoghaire)
- Dublin 12
- Dublin 24
- Kerry (Tralee)
- North East
Keep an eye out for 'BNG Assembly' evenings which bring together all participants of the groups both in person and online via live stream. These evenings are a fantastic way to learn more about BNGs and meet the personalities that are involved in them.
If you are new to BNGs remember that everyone in the room has been here before; the BNGs in particular are very welcoming environments. Indeed, new participants are the lifeblood to the groups; they keep the opinions, discussions and direction fresh and fluid. You will be surprised at the amount of discussion areas that you immediately have in common with the members around the table. You will also be surprised at the expertise that you can bring to the table. If you want to familiarise yourself with some of the issues being discussed in advance why not join the Chartered Accountants Ireland LinkedIn Group and one of the associated specialist sub groups where there is a constant stream of discussions.
If you would like more information on BNGs and in particular what the members think of them - please see December 2011 Accountancy Ireland feature http://www.accountancyireland.ie/Documents/digital/2011/December/index.html
For further information about these groups or suggestions for further groups please contact Business Members