RBK Annual Spring / Summer Series

RBK recently hosted a series of business lunches in Longford, Tullamore and Mullingar which were each attended by c. 70 – 80 local business people from various industries including manufacturing, retail, agriculture, technology, banking and professional services. The lunch was chaired by Brian Feeney, Audit & Business Advisory Partner with RBK.

The theme of this year’s business lunch was ‘Owner Managed Businesses’. Chris Ball, Corporate Finance Partner and Fiona Murphy, Tax Partner gave the latest insights in relation to raising finance and corporate tax planning whilst guest speaker John Finn of Treasury Solutions provided details on current interest rates and Brexit implications for midlands businesses.

In his address, Chris discussed the general funding process for businesses and highlighted the importance of matching the appropriate funding to its use. He also provided an overview of the various sources of funding available from main stream banks to alternative lenders and equity options. Fiona provided insights into the optimum corporate tax structure and details on the various reliefs available when selling or transferring shares in a company.

In addition, we were delighted to welcome John Finn of The Treasury Hub who RBK have collaborated with to bring additional expertise to the existing service offering provided to the clients of RBK, bringing them an enhanced treasury management solution. John concluded the seminar by examining the recent trends in interest rates, reviewed foreign exchange fluctuations and provided thought provoking insights on the Irish economy, current key indicators and where we have come since the financial crisis.

Given the success of these business lunches, RBK intends to run these on an annual basis, to provide clients and associates with valuable information on a range of topical business issues. For more information or to be included on the invite list for next year’s events please contact Deirdre McElroy at

By: Jennifer Brennan