Heritage Bank Holds Maiden SME Business Exhibition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Heritage Banking Company Limited has announced plans to host its maiden Business Fair to support the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. The two-day Business exhibition is one of the key activities marking the Bank’s 2014 Customer Service Week scheduled for October.

Explaining the rationale behind the maiden Business Fair, Group Head, SME, Heritage Banking Company Limited, Bayo Ogunnusi said, In line with Heritage Bank’s cherished vision of promoting economic development through supports for SME’s, we will be hosting our esteemed customers to a two-day Business Fair aimed at showcasing their businesses to new customers and members of the public.

He added that the business exhibition will be value driven, as the Bank has concluded plans with Google, Microsoft and different departments with innovative products at Heritage Bank stable to offer on-the-spot advisory services on strategies of optimizing businesses using modern business tools and plugging into unexploited business opportunities arising from the nation’s rebased economic profile.

There will be a lot of value-added offerings by Heritage Bank to the participating organizations. There will be business clinic, funfair, networking, MasterCard utilization and opportunity for non-card holders to open their accounts. Google and Microsoft will be on hand to guide business owners on how to take their businesses to the next level, he explained.

Bayo noted further that the Business Fair is aimed at facilitating meeting point between buyers and sellers of innovative business ideas and products amongst the Bank’s growing customers and prospective Nigerians passionate about made-in-Nigeria products and other quality products created by entrepreneurs.

The two-day Business Exhibition  is scheduled to take place on October 9th & 10th, 2014 at the Heritage Bank Training Centre, The Refinery, located at 72B Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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L-R: Dr. Sophia Horsefall, Corporate Relations Manager, SPDC; Osepiribo Ben-Willie, Executive Director of Heritage Bank and Ivy Davies-Etokakpan, President of Eveafrique News at the Women Must Conference 2.0, titled “The Woman and Her Must” organised by The Kilali Tribe held in Port Harcourt.

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Heritage Bank is agent for actualisation of SDG 5-Gender Equality, women empowerment – Kilali Tribe

05/12/2022:  Heritage Bank has been commended for being an agent for the actualisation of Sustainable Development Goals SDG 5 – Gender Equality, as well women empowerment for socio-economic growth.

This was stated by Kilali Tribe at the Women Must Conference 2.0, titled “The Woman and Her Must” organised by The Kilali Tribe which held in Port Harcourt.

The Kilali Tribe is an association of prolific Rivers and Bayelsa State women who come together to support themselves through peer learning, capacity-building initiatives, networking, and mentoring. Also, provide similar structured support to other women within the community.

Speaking at the event, Ivy Davies-Etokakpan, President of Eveafrique News who also member of Kilali Tribe, commended Heritage Bank for taking the lead in championing the empowerment of women over the years in the country.

“We are proud of Heritage Bank for making us soar while promoting women empowerment. Over the years, Heritage Bank has proved to be an agent for the actualisation of achieving SDG 5 – Gender Equality, as well women empowerment,” she said.

The Executive Director of Heritage Bank, Osepiribo Ben-Willie affirmed the need to deliberately adopt measures to deepen women empowerment to drive the nation’s socio-economic growth.

In her closing remarks, Osepiribo Ben-Willie hinted that the Conference had leveraged Kilali Tribe to come up with blueprint in promoting women’s equal right to socio-economic empowerment, as this is at the heart of the SDG5-Gender Equality.

The Executive Director of Heritage Bank affirmed that women all over have proved to be huge economic asset in the act of creation of a new sustainable economy, hence gender inclusiveness and women’s empowerment must be taken as a priority.

According to her, after evaluating the bottlenecks restraining the Kilali Tribe and other women to attain the platforms to grow professionally and thrive in all spheres of t heeconomy, it is a call to action to “tackle the challenges of gender disparity and lack of inclusiveness that have continued to impede the expected rapid economic empowerment that could help unshackle our women’s entrepreneurial prowess and foster more representation for women and girls at decision-making forums and Board levels in comparison to their peers in the developed countries.”

Ben-Willie added that for women to emerge economically and socially as independent there was an urgent need to tackle psychological, social and skill constraints.

Collaborating Ben-Willie’s, the Co-founder and former Group Executive Director of Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, advocated for women and girl inclusiveness across all sectors of the society, including economic participation and decision-making.

According to him, the country should be conscious of gender equality, whilst emphasising that dealing with the psychological constraint will enable women to be balanced emotionally.

He stressed the need for organisation to leverage women positions on Board level, as they are resourceful and could enormously impact to the growth of any society.

Cole also charged women in being deliberate to position and champion course that would put them at the forefront of making difference. //END.//

Ozena Utulu, Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications