BIK Resource Hub

Welcome to our newly launched Resource Hub!

Updates from Kenya and Ireland, insight into member activities, access to a wealth of information from Business Ireland Kenya all under one page.

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DOING BUSINESS GUIDE 2021

BIK SCOPING STUDY ON INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NAKURU COUNTY

NEWS FROM KENYA AND IRELAND

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Ireland Spotlight – News

IRISH EXPORTERS ANTICIPATE A BOOST OF UP TO 8% BY END OF 2021 June 2021: Irish companies are expecting to grow exports by 8pc this year, after the sale of goods and services abroad flatlined in 2020, according to Enterprise Ireland’s (EI) 2021 Outlook. Companies supported by Enterprise Ireland recorded €25.48bn in exports in 2020,…

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Updates on COVID-19 In Ireland

In 2021, the Government of Ireland introduced a phased approach to the easing of public health restrictions in the country. COVID-19 measures outlined and updated as of June are outlined here The Government of Ireland has also taken measures to support businesses in the county impacted by the pandemic through financial means and the introduction…

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Updates on COVID-19 in Kenya

On 29th June 2021, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta gave the sixteenth (16th) Presidential Address on the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. See key insights below: The hours of curfew are maintained at between 7:00 p.m and 4:00 a.m in the COVID-19 hotspot zone; which comprises the counties of Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay, Migori, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga,…

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Kenya Spotlight – News

FINANCE BILL, 2021 June, 2021: The Finance Bill, 2021 was published on 5 May 2021 and tabled in Parliament on 11 May 2021. Based on the Public Finance Management Act, 2012. Hon. (Amb.) Ukur Yattani, EGH, Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning has gazetted the Finance Act, 2021 days after assent by President Uhuru…

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL

Kenya and Ireland at the United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. The Official flag installation ceremony hosted at the UN Headquarters in January provided an opportunity to welcome five new non – permanent members including Kenya and Ireland for the 2021 – 2022 term. See resources and information on the…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR MEMBERS

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INTERTEK NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

INTERTEK

ABOUT INTERTEK: For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems. Intertek goes beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; the company is a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through a global network of state-of-the-art facilities and…

KERRY GROUP NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

KERRY GROUP

ABOUT KERRY GROUP: Kerry is the global leader in the development of taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Its broad technology foundation, customer-centric business model, and industry-leading integrated solutions capability make Kerry the co-creation partner of choice. Kerry employs over 26,000 people globally, including over 1,000 food scientists, and its…

KEVIAN KENYA LTD NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

KEVIAN KENYA LTD

ABOUT KEVIAN KENYA: Since its inception in July 1992, Kevian Kenya Ltd has stridden a path of distinction not only with a range of food and beverage products that remain a notable mark of excellence but also with a distinctive knack for producing high-quality brands that are unique and refreshing. KEVIAN KENYA NEWS: KENYA SEEKS…

DTOS INTERNATIONAL EAST AFRICA NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

DTOS INTERNATIONAL EAST AFRICA

ABOUT DTOS INTERNATIONAL EAST AFRICA: For more than 25 years, DTOS has been assisting the international business community in structuring their investment vehicle for investment into Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. DTOS is wholly owned by the IBL Group since 2003. IBL is a world-class diversified group based in Mauritius and active…

HUDACO EAST AFRICA NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

HUDACO KENYA

ABOUT HUDACO: Hudaco Industries is an international group that specializes in the importation and distribution of premium branded communication and security, industrial and automotive consumable products. Hudaco sources (mainly) exclusive branded products, directly from leading international manufacturers. The company seeks out niche areas in markets where customers require the supreme value upheld by the Hudaco…

DALBERG GLOBAL NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

DALBERG GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS

ABOUT DALBERG GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS: Dalberg is a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. Dalberg is comprised of entrepreneurs and innovators, designers and creative problem solvers, thinkers, and doers. Dalberg partners with and serves communities, governments, and companies throughout the world,…

WS INSIGHT NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

WS INSIGHT

ABOUT WS INSIGHT: Insight mitigates risk and protects people, assets and investments in Africa: the most complex and dynamic region on Earth. Their clientele demonstrates a strong commitment to success in Africa, and partner with WS Insight to create certainty in the delivery of their goals. The team at WS Insight believes that Africa is…

ENTERPRISE IRELAND NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

ENTERPRISE IRELAND

ABOUT ENTERPRISE IRELAND: Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. EI in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, EI supports sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. Enterprise…

EMBASSY OF IRELAND NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

EMBASSY OF IRELAND IN KENYA

ABOUT THE EMBASSY OF IRELAND IN KENYA: Embassy of Ireland – Kenya reopened in 2014 and works to deepen bilateral political relations between Kenya and Ireland, serve the needs of Irish citizens, strengthen trade and investment opportunities between both countries and support the strengthening institutional partnerships that respond to the development needs of the country.…

EMERALD AFRILOG LTD NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

EMERALD’S AFRILOG LTD

ABOUT EMERALD’S AFRILOG LTD: A dynamic company set to be your freight partner. The world is rapidly becoming a global Village; movement of people taking up new assignments in various countries and cargo moving from one continent to another, the idea of one contact is gaining greater importance. Thus whether your role is to relocate…

BLUEWAVE INTERNATIONAL SERVICES NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

BLUEWAVE INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

ABOUT BLUEWAVE INTERNATIONAL SERVICES: BlueWave International Services is a fast expanding recruitment agency based in Kenya for the sole purpose of finding the right employee for the right employer. BlueWave specializes in being the link between job seekers and employers, matching the profile of the job seeker to the needs of the employer to provide…

WAUGH MCDONALD NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

WAUGH MCDONALD WEALTH MANAGEMENT

ABOUT WAUGH MCDONALD: Waugh McDonald is a highly specialised international advisory firm serving individuals and families creating bespoke wealth management solutions, with a commitment to excellence, integrity, and trust. Clientele ranges from international professionals who the Waugh McDonald team helps with financial planning and advice to secure their financial future and live comfortably, to business-owning…

VIVA AFRICA CONSULTING NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

VIVA AFRICA CONSULTING

ABOUT VIVA AFRICA CONSULTING Viva Africa Consulting LLP (VACL) is a specialized legal and financial tax advisory firm providing tax advice in personal, business and investment matters. VACL comprises of some of the leading experts in East African taxation, all of whom have gained their experience from many years of practice with a ‘big four’…

TAMARIND GROUP NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

TAMARIND TREE HOTEL

ABOUT TAMARIND: Tamarind has maintained standards of food and service ranking among the best in the world Founded in Mombasa, The Tamarind Group owns and operates some of the most successful restaurants and leisure operations in Africa. The group focuses on its original mission of continually improving the quality and value of its services, developing…

RESPONSE-MED NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

RESPONSE-MED

ABOUT RESPONSE-MED: OPPORTUNITY  REMOTENESS  RISK  IMPACT  REWARD These are the dynamics that go hand in hand when doing business on this continent. When things go wrong – and even when they don’t – health and medical support services play a crucial role in ensuring work can continue. Response-Med provides world-class, competitively priced medical support services…

JBQ AFRICA NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

JBQ AFRICA LLP

ABOUT JBQ AFRICA LLP: JBQ AFRICA LLP is an Agribusiness Advisory Support Corporation. In our continent, we want to be part of a new era generating opportunities for All. We believe in promoting it through the biggest contributor to our African wealth: Agriculture and its Agri-business Value Chain. JBQ AFRICA NEWS: JBQ AFRICA PARTICIPATES IN…

EMMA'S KNOLLW LOGISTICS &  SUPPLIES LTD NEW BIK HIGHLIGHTS

EMMA’S KNOLL LOGISTICS & SUPPLIES LIMITED

ABOUT EMMA’S KNOLL LOGISTICS & SUPPLIES LIMITED Emma’s Knoll Logistics & Supplies Limited is a Nairobi-based provider of world-class logistics and supply chain management services. The company has built a wealth of experience, knowledge and success by working with clients and partners to identify key areas of needs and then integrating their services seamlessly while…

DT DOBIE NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

DT DOBIE KENYA

ABOUT DT DOBIE: Colonel David Dobie, a veteran of World War 2, started D.T Dobie in 1949. From humble beginnings, the company started out with the Mercedes-Benz franchise for East Africa which included both passenger and heavy commercial vehicles. In 1964, the organization was awarded the sole franchise distributorship of Nissan passenger and light commercial…

BIMEDA NEW BIK HIGHLIGHTS

BIMEDA KENYA

ABOUT BIMEDA: Bimeda is a global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products. Bimeda Limited (Kenya) is part of the wider Bimeda AMEA business unit, which has a strong presence across the Africa, Asia and Middle East regions. Bimeda Limited is one of the largest veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors in Eastern and Central Africa.…

LET'S GO TRAVELS

LETS GO TRAVEL UNIGLOBE

ABOUT LETS GO TRAVEL: Let’s Go Travel Uniglobe is one of East Africa’s best known and longest established Tour Operators and Travel Agents, started in 1979 by Alan Dixson, who has managed the company ever since. It is IATA accredited. Let’s Go Travel became a member of the Uniglobe Travel franchise in 2004. The Uniglobe system…

MYDAWA NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

MYDAWA

ABOUT MYDAWA: MYDAWA, is founded on the premise of Live Well, Stay Well and Get Well. MYDAWA strives to ensure that every Kenyan can get quality, secure and affordable medicine and wellness products online. The team of pharm techs and pharmacists on-call help you understand your prescription to ensure that you start on the right…

SELF HELP AFRICA BIK HIGHLIGHTS

Self Help Africa – KENYA

ABOUT SELF HELP AFRICA: Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. Self Help Africa is motivated by injustice, by their expertise in small-scale agriculture and family-farm business, and the opportunity to help small farmers change the lives of their families. SELF HELP AFRICA –…

EABL

EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES LIMITED (EABL)

ABOUT EABL: East Africa’s leading branded alcohol beverage business with an outstanding collection of brands that range from beer, spirits and adult non alcoholic drinks (ANADs). With breweries, distilleries, support industries and a distribution network across the region, the group’s diversity is an important factor in delivering the highest quality brands to East African consumers…

ARAMEX NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

ARAMEX

ABOUT ARAMEX: Aramex has rapidly grown into a global brand, recognized for its customized services and innovative products. Listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and based in the UAE, Aramex is centrally located at the crossroads between East and West, which allows the company to provide customized logistics solutions anywhere in the world effectively…

AFRICA HEALTH BUSINESS NEWS BIK HIGHLIGHTS

AFRICA HEALTH BUSINESS

ABOUT AFRICA HEALTH BUSINESS: Developing key relationships has become an ever-increasingly and more strategic way for business to grow. Strategic relationships allow businesses to cross-promote, build on each other’s strengths, fill in gaps in areas of growth, share intelligence, attract new customers and expand business offerings to existing customers. Additionally, partners can advocate for an…

ABC EXPAT BIK HIGHLIGHTS

ABC EXPAT

ABOUT ABC EXPAT: ABC Expat was founded in 2015 in Nairobi (Kenya). Since inception we have helped our clients from all over the world to set up and operate successfully in Africa. With headquarters in France, we have offices now in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Morocco and Egypt. Global business…

UPCOMING MEMBER EVENTS

PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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BIK hosts themed virtual meeting – Apr 2021

                  Thursday, 29th April – Business Ireland Kenya hosted a highly informative webinar themed: Key updates and focus on the logistics industry. The engaging session featured an excellent panel of speakers including Mr. Gilbert Langat – CEO at the Shippers Council of Eastern Africa and Mr. Eddie…

ART IN THE TIME OF COVID EXHIBITION

BIK Supports Art Exhibition Aimed at Uplifting Communities

15th April 2021: Art in the time of COVID exhibition During the event week, Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) supported the art exhibition held to highlight and uplift Brighter Communities Worldwide’s work in Kenya. 7 Independent Nairobi-based Lady Artists formed a collective to host an Art Exhibition in April part of which, is to raiseawareness and…

BIK LAUNCHES TECHNICAL SUBCOMMITTEE

BIK Launches New Technical Subcommittee

Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) works to support trade and investment between the countries. The association further aims to engage members through strategic initiatives that enhance value to their businesses including networking opportunities, access to information, a chance to market their brands and a schedule of engaging meetings throughout the year. In 2021, BIK continues to…

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BIK Hosts Themed Virtual Meeting to Kick off the Year – Jan 2021

                  Tuesday, 26th January – Business Ireland Kenya hosted the first virtual meeting of the year focused on providing an economic outlook for the year. The session featured insightful presentations from Mr. Judd Murigi – Head of Research at ICEA Lion Asset Management Ltd (ILAM) and Mr.…

OPPORTUNITIES FROM MEMBERS

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