An Irish company’s experience of doing business in Canada

6 August 2020

Joe Aherne founded the Leading Edge Group in 1995 in Cobh, Co Cork, and in 2009, decided it was time to internationalise. Joe chose Toronto, Canada as Leading Edge’s first location outside of Ireland. 

In this episode of The Ireland Canada Connection, Joe tells Patrick Haughey all about the experience and what he learned from it, including:

Why he chose Canada over other countries on the list of potential locations 

The first steps he took – what worked and what he would do differently 

His advice for other Irish companies considering expanding into Canada

Canada’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and what other countries might learn from it