The SME Community Podcast

Episode 9: How Microfinance Ireland works

April 08, 2020 Tipperary Local Enterprise Office
The SME Community Podcast
Episode 9: How Microfinance Ireland works
Show Notes

Have you heard all the ads about Microfinance Ireland but are not sure how it works, or whether it’s for your business or how to go about applying?  Meet their Chief Executive Garrett Stokes who will explain what type of business they support, how to apply and tips on the best approach to take.


Garrett joined Microfinance Ireland as its Chief Executive in May 2016.  During that time the business has grown rapidly, supporting microenterprises across Ireland.  Prior to joining MFI he worked in Bank of Ireland, where he had over 20 years of senior management experience, up to and including Board level.


During a diverse career, he held a range of senior management positions including; Chief Operating Officer Retail Banking Ireland, Head of Group Change Management and Managing Director of First Rate Enterprises. He has global banking experience, with extensive experience of the SME sector.


Garrett is a Chartered Secretary, a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and an alumni of Colombia Business School, New York.


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