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Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency: Countdown to COP26

24 November 2020

Held 24 November 2020, this online event was the the second in a series of Causeway's Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency events, sponsored by Jacobs and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, looking at what businesses can do in the Countdown to #COP26.

Key speakers were Jamie Brogan, Head of Innovation & Skills at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and Adam Liddle, Director of Sustainable Growth and Innovation at Jacobs, who discussed from a national and regional level how we can embed carbon impacts into decision making and what commitments can businesses make towards achieving a carbon neutral target.



Exporting and Trading across the Irish Sea

12 November 2020

Hosted by Causeway Board member, Martin McBride, this online panel discussion brought together leading exporters from remote regions of Ireland and Scotland to share their insights and experiences of trading from peripheral regions of Scotland and Ireland across the Irish Sea and around the world. Guest speakers were: Marc Wilson of Gael Force Group; George Fleming of Fleming Agri-Products; Jamie McGowan of Essence of Harris; Philip Conacher of Ashleigh Contracts; and Martin Murray of Dunnet Bay Distillers.



Practical Approaches in Preparing for Brexit, with RSM 

27 October 2020

Hosted by Causeway corporate members, RSM UK and RSM Ireland, this online panel discussion gave perspectives from both sides of the Irish Sea on how businesses can prepare now for Brexit. Key speakers included: Patrick Norris, Jim Burberry, Paddy Stapleton and Warren Keogh.




Connecting Young Professionals and Leaders in our Network

On 24 September, Causeway's Young Professional members organised and hosted a career development and networking session, bringing together experience from across Ireland and Scotland, and - as well as offering career advice to recent graduates and young professionals -  emphasised the importance of developing a professional network in order to build successful business relationships. 

The event was hosted by Causeway Young Professional Members Megan Harkins, Head of Research and Development at mental health start-up Ok Positive and Finn O’Neill, a Trainee Solicitor at international law firm CMS.Speaking at the event were Jane McCulloch, the Consul General of Ireland in Scotland; Brigid Whoriskey, Causeway Director and Executive Coach with Envision; Gillian Nibbo of Star Recruitment; and Causeway Young Professional Member Ailis Watt.




Remote Working Technology - Challenges and Opportunities 

15 September 2020

Hosted by Causeway member Lynn Richmond from BTO Solicitors, this online event discussed the rise of remote working and how to keep your business safe against cybercrime and fraud.

Watch on YouTube here >





How to Bounce Forward from Covid-19

9 July 2020

Following positive feedback after our Personal Resilience event in May, it was a pleasure to welcome back Causeway member and motivational speaker, Mike Stevenson for this inspiring and uplifting talk.

In this stimulating and engaging talk and colourful presentation, Mike gives a glimpse into what the future might hold and the abundance of spaces that will open up for those who are of a mind to see them. 

Mike also draws on his own life of lows and highs, and shares the mental approach he developed more than 50 years ago when he was a rough sleeper in London, and offers optimism on moving forward, working differently, and building something better and stronger. Watch on YouTube >


Preparing Yourself and Your Teams for the 'New Normal'

16 June 2020

In this stimulating and fascinating online event held on 16 June, mental health expert and hypnotherapist Miranda Robarts-Arnold, explored the neuroscience of how the brain and body deal with stress and anxiety, to help give an understanding of what you and your workforce may be experiencing returning to work following the Covid-19 lockdown.

In this video, Miranda discusses the neuroscience and explains the diverse chemical reactions in the brain when experiencing contrasting feelings of stress and motivation, and provides tactics and tips to help you establish trust, boost motivation, and productivity in the ‘new normal’. Watch on YouTube >



Meet our Members - Responding to Covid-19

10 June 2020

On 10 June 2020, Causeway hosted an online event, with key speakers from its membership to discuss their respective roles in their organisations and sectors in responding to the Covid-19 crisis. 

The key speakers were Consul General of Ireland to Scotland Jane McCulloch; Head of the Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation at the Scottish Government Dr Margaret Whoriskey MBE; and Martin McBride, International Strategy and Export Development Consultant, with Envision.

This was an interactive event with opportunity for delegates to ask questions, provide their viewpoints and to join in with the discussion.




Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency Webinar and Discussion

21 May 2020

On 21 May, experts and leaders from the public and private sectors of Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow joined an online webinar and discussion panel, exploring how to address the climate emergency collaboratively, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Hosted by Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange, in partnership with Jacobs and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, this webinar and discussion panel was the launch of a series of events planned to explore how the four cities can share experiences on the challenges around addressing the climate crisis, while continuing to grow and prosper, with the ultimate goal of developing action plans and shared solutions. 


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For further information about our Causeway events, email events@causewayexchange.net.




Let's Talk about Personal Resilience Online Event

14 May 2020

On 14 May 2020, Causeway held a webinar on Personal Resilience. This online event covered some practical advice on what you can do (and stop doing) to build your resilience for the future, not just for the next few weeks. It also looked at the role maintaining and nurturing your networks can play in building and maintaining resilience, and also include insights from some of our Causeway members. 

This interactive and engaging webinar was co-hosted by Causeway Director and Consultant Executive Coach Brigid Whoriskey and Future Proof Learning senior Consultant David Maltman and also include guest speaker Mike Stevenson from Thinktastic. Watch on YouTube >


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