Over the last 10 years INVENT has evolved from a relatively small event into one of the hottest tickets on the business calendar. The yearly showcase of local talent sees more than 140 applications, 700 attendees at the gala dinner and has produced successes such as Plot Box, See Sense and this year’s winner, Gray’s Clip.
Bank of Ireland UK has been INVENT’s main sponsor over the last 10 years. Head of Business Banking Northern Ireland, Gavin Kennedy believes the competition has far exceeded their expectations. He is delighted with the partnership and is looking forward to the next 10 years.
He says “People gain so much from the programme and it is vital for Bank of Ireland UK to support and promote the programme to help in supporting and realising these SMEs of the future.”
Although he finds it hard to pick a stand-out moment, he is inspired and passionate about the innovative ideas that have come through the programme. Here he shares his thoughts and reflections of INVENT over the last 10 years...