County Wexford Chamber launches initiative to Revive Wexford businesses

The newly formed County Wexford Chamber of Commerce has launched an initiative aimed at restoring Wexford’s economic prosperity.

Reviving Wexford, which is supported by South East Radio and Wexford County Council, endeavours to support local businesses in a post pandemic environment, by lobbying local government and agencies to introduce a new range of assistive measures to enable enterprises to maximise their business opportunities after Covid-19.

Covid-19 has ravaged Wexford’s economy and as economic sentiment and consumer confidence levels are approaching record lows across Europe, it is expected that the economy may be slow to recover from the ‘Covid Crash’.

However, through the Reviving Wexford initiative, the Chamber aims to actively attempt to buck the global trends. The first stage of this ambitious project is for business owners and managers to complete an online survey.

This survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, will seek to ascertain what supports businesses in County Wexford will need, to sustain their business operations after the immediate health threat of Covid-19 has dissipated. This critical information will be instrumental in formulating the Reviving Wexford Action Plan.

The Reviving Wexford Action Plan which will form a blueprint for lobbying government bodies and state agencies to provide the supports that local businesses will need to succeed in a challenging market. This principal document will also give rise to sectoral action plans which will be distributed to relevant national and local bodies in May.

Speaking about the initiative, Fiona Lewis, Chief Executive of the County Wexford Chamber of Commerce stated “Through the Reviving Wexford initiative, the Chamber wishes to harness the indomitable spirit of County Wexford to bring economic sustainability to all sectors across the Model County. Therefore, I would urge all local business owners and managers, irrespective of their size or sector to visit and complete the survey, so that we can ensure that your business is given the supports it needs to survive and ultimately, thrive within a post pandemic market”.

The online survey will be available on until Sunday May 3rd.