Introduction to St Patricks Trust
“As President Mbeki recently highlighted ‘The years of freedom have been very good for business. Now, business has to invest in the expansion of that freedom.’ The Saint Patrick’s Trust for Enterprise has been established to do just that. In providing valuable advice and capital, The Saint Patrick’s Trust can help budding entrepreneurs and community leaders along the road to prosperity.”
Frank Gormley, Chairman,
Founder of The Saint Patrick’s Trust
“South Africa and Ireland have enjoyed a long-standing friendship, a strong bond which continues to grow. The
Trust is a wonderful example of corporate social responsibility and is set to contribute greatly to the developing
part of our economy. I wish you success and hope in this innovative program that will contribute significantly to
both ireland and South Africa”
Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa.
"Both Ireland and South Africa are widely admired for their achievements in building their economies, and for availing of the opportunities presented by the changing dynamics now driving global economic growth.
In the 21st century, Irish entrepreneurs are following a similar route in seeking to bring their experience and beliefs to bear on emerging economies. There is much that they can offer to fledgling businesses seeking to establish roots."
An Tánaiste, Mary Harney T.D.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland