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Celebrating Burns and the Ireland-Scotland Relationship Networking Event



In partnership with the Scottish Government Office in Ireland 

Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange and the Scottish Government Office in Ireland invite you to join them for an online networking event and celebration as we approach the commemorations for Scotland’s ‘National Bard’, Robert Burns, who Scots around the world pay tribute to on 25 January each year.

Scotland and Ireland have a unique, long-standing relationship. Each year, many billions worth of trade is transacted bilaterally between Scotland and the island of Ireland, and there are many Scottish people living in Ireland providing skills and talents into Irish industry, and Irish doing the same throughout Scotland.

As a business networking organisation that has a primary focus to connect professionals from across Ireland and Scotland and to nurture the relationship and boost trade on both sides of the Irish Sea, this Causeway event - in partnership with the Scottish Government Office in Ireland - is an opportunity for the Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish members of the Causeway network and Scottish diaspora in Ireland to come together for some online networking to make new connections, to celebrate our shared culture and heritage, and perhaps explore future potential business collaborations and opportunities.


Guest speakers:

  • David Greenlees, Chair of Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange
  • Sandy McPhee, Deputy Head Scottish Government Office in Ireland
We will also be inviting our members to take part in a Membership Spotlight. If you are interested in speaking at this event, or one of our future networking events, please email

    Please register for this event and we will send you Zoom access details nearer the time. 

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      David Greenlees


      David is Chairperson & Director of Causeway and alongside his fellow board members and committee, helped create a strong business platform for companies and professionals seeking to collaborate and connect between Ireland and Scotland. David’s background is in sales leadership, and has been growing technology businesses in Scotland and across UK & Ireland for over 20 years, mainly within the software and consultancy space, helping clients become more efficient & agile in operation, and profitable in routes to market. David is the UK & Ireland Director for Priority Software, a $50million global ERP Software business with over 75,000 customers. David has a strong sales and marketing focus, and contributes specifically towards the growth of Causeway commercially, as well as its communications and marketing strategies.

      Sandy McPhee


      A statistician by trade, Sandy has been working at the Scottish Government for more than 10 years. Sandy has previously worked as a statistician in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Education, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Business-Rates analysis teams while based in Scotland. Sandy started as an economic diplomat in the Scottish Government Dublin office in 2017 and is Deputy Head of the Scottish Government representation in Ireland.

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      Celebrating Burns and the Ireland-Scotland Relationship Networking Event

      We look forward to networking with you.

      Date & Time

      Thu, 21 January 2021

      16:00 - 17:30


      Online via Zoom
      We look forward to networking with you.
      We will send Zoom details nearer the time.

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