Connecting Business – Growing Opportunities

New regional chair for Causeway in Scotland

Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange, the membership organisation that fosters business connections across both sides of the Irish Sea, has announced John McClarey as the new regional chair for Scotland.


An active committee member since Causeway’s launch at Edinburgh Castle in 2016, John McClarey, Managing Director of Business Fives Ltd, will head up the Scotland committee and oversee a series of events and initiatives for its members.


Set up to facilitate the sharing of business connections and opportunities to enable members to expand their networks, the Scottish and Irish Government funded organisation launched in Dublin in 2017 and in Northern Ireland at the end of last year. It is currently recruiting members for both its Dublin and Belfast committees.


Tasked with building the Scottish membership, John brings his invaluable skill set from an extensive business development and event management background. An experienced entrepreneur and business owner and having spent time in both Northern Ireland and Scotland, John is well placed to understand the business challenges and opportunities facing businesses in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Heading up the Scotland division, John will work closely with members of the Scottish committee, the Causeway board and fellow regional committees in Dublin and Belfast to grow the organisation and deliver benefits to its members.


Speaking about his appointment, John said: “I am looking forward to remaining part of a wide network of professionals who want to see the organisation flourish into an exchange that matches our ambitions. As Regional Chair, I hope to build upon the success of the organisation to date and continue to support the needs of our members and drive positive outcomes for their businesses.”


David Greenlees, Chair of Causeway, added: “With a wealth of experience in business development, John’s role will be vital in continuing the growth of Causeway for the benefit of our members in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. As we go from strength to strength, John will lead a busy calendar of events in 2019 for Causeway members here in Scotland.”


Membership at Causeway is open to businesses looking to gain stronger connections in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Further information can be found at 

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