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ISME – The Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association

ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, is the only independent representative association for Small and Medium Enterprises and currently has in excess of 10,500 members nationwide. Uniquely in Ireland, ISME is independent of big business, big banks and government and gives voice to the issues facing SME owner-managers.

ISME is owned, funded and managed by SME owner-managers, representing the sector through its almost 10,500 members. Therefore we can rightly claim to be the true independent voice of the Irish SME. ISME is a not for profit, membership organisation whose National Council is made up of elected owner-managers of SMEs from all over Ireland and from a variety of sectors.

ISME exists to support SME owner-managers by lobbying on their behalf, providing advice and information, and offering discounts on products and services through Discount Schemes. ISME also provides a number of opportunities for business networking through events and training and to do business with other ISME members via the Member to Member area of the website.

Neil McDonnell

Neil McDonnell – CEO

Neil McDonnell served fifteen years in the Irish Defence Forces, leaving in 2000 with the rank of captain. After a year with the health service, he joined the world of contract logistics, first for Hoyer Ireland, and latterly for Wincanton Ireland, in petroleum distribution. He joined FTA Ireland as country general manager in October 2013, where he served until taking up his role as CEO of ISME in October 2016.

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