About SME RECOVERY

Www.smerecovery.ie is a platform for developing a national recovery plan for the small business sector. The small business sector has and will continue to be disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Small businesses provide the majority of employment in Ireland and are critical to our social fabric. Small businesses were under-capitalised before the crisis and so lack the financial resilience to survive the force majeure crisis they are facing. Every small business owner needs hope and a government plan to help them restart their businesses.

The recovery plan is a dynamic plan that allows us to continue to identify policies and interventions that will help a broad population of SME’s. The plan focuses on the key policy interventions that are required to stabilise and recapitalise the small business sector so that employment and economic activity can be restored.

The initiative is chaired by John Moran, former secretary general of the Department of Finance.

Steering group

John Moran

Chairman

Derek Foley Butler

Founder and Coordinator

Ruth Andrews

Chairperson, ITIC

Lesley Tully

Board Member, Institute of Design Ireland (IDI)

Sarah Murphy

Managing Director Business Post Live

Neil McDonnell

CEO ISME

Adrian Cummins

CEO RAI

David Fitzsimons

CEO REI

Lucy Cronin

Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners

Kathryn Meghen

CEO, RIAI

The National SME Recovery Plan is backed and endorsed by the following: