Paddy Savage – InterTradeIreland


Paddy Savage – Programme Manager: InterTradeIreland


Paddy has been with InterTradeIreland since its inception in 1999 and is currently responsible for the management of InterTradeIreland’s suite of trade programmes including Acumen, which are aimed at helping SMEs identify new market opportunities on the island of Ireland.


He also has joint responsibility for the InterTradeIreland First Stop Shop initiative, which offers practical advice, guidance and funding to small companies seeking assistance with cross border legal, taxation and marketing issues.


Paddy is a graduate of the University of Ulster and has been working in economic development since 1987 when he joined the Northern Ireland Industrial Development Board. During this time, his main responsibilities were in relation to helping companies develop new export markets.

InterTradeIreland are a small organisation making a big difference. To date:

  • 19,000 SMEs have benefited from our cross-border information
  • 2,400 have taken part in our all-island programmes
  • £600M worth of trade and business development generated
  • 1,300 new jobs created