The DRS Building Opportunities Roadshow is continuing its Irish roadshow this week, with an event scheduled for Cork on Friday, June 15. 

The two-week roadshow is an opportunity for the local Irish construction sector to find out more about surety bonds as a superior alternative to bank guarantees for the bonding requirements of the Irish construction and property development sectors.

The Roadshow bus has been touring Ireland, this week visiting Galway and Cork, to meet local businesses people, elected representatives and entrepreneurs to see how they can help their companies develop and thrive.


Corkman Paul Whitnell is president of BITA, which is a not-for profit membership organisation seeking to promote and grow business in the UK and Ireland.

Paul commented: “Brexit is fast approaching and the uncertainty is the rule rather the exception, so we are working to help our members make the best business decisions with the most up to date information. As the British and Irish Trading Alliance we want to act as a natural conduit to facilitate relationships between UK and Irish companies and fuel business growth in both nations. We are proud of the successes of our members, but it is important for us to make sure that all Irish businesses have the same opportunities to get involved and meet the right people at the right level which can help them with the future expansion and profitability the Roadshow will pave the way towards accomplishing these goals.”

The Cork event will feature networking, short pitches from each participating group about their respective business and an open bar where attendees can network.

Founded in 2009, by Fiona Recker and Chris Davies, London based DRS Bond Management (DRS) have grown rapidly to become the UK’s leading independent surety bond specialist. The event is being held in partnership with the Irish Post, the British Irish Trading Alliance, Ayming and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).

All are welcome to The Clayton Hotel, Cork (17:30 – 23:00) this Friday, 15th June and to register to attend visit