The inaugural lunch in the AIB Business Networking Series of Lunches, in partnership with Wexford Chamber, recently took place in Ferrycarrig Hotel.
Jim O’Shea, Manager of AIB Wexford, welcomed guest speaker Tom Enright, Chief Executive Wexford County Council. Over 30 other guests attended.
In his presentation, Tom Enright, complimented Wexford Chamber and the work they do to support local businesses. ”There are a number of projects that owe their success to collaborative partnership between Wexford County Council and Wexford Chamber including the Business Awards, Business Expo and various Retail Initiatives and we are very appreciative of the work that the Chamber does.”
Mr Enright outlined the services provided by Wexford County Council and gave an update on the Enniscorthy By-pass, the New Ross By-pass and the Enniscorthy Flood Relief Scheme. With over 20 multi-national companies employing 3,000 people, County Wexford has to continue to focus on a strong diverse economy, strong SMEs and providing a good business environment. The recent South East Action Plan for Jobs, which was launched by Minister Bruton in September 2015, includes particular projects for Wexford which will enable the creation of new jobs over the coming years. There is a need for a proper business park in Wexford Town and tourism and community projects over the coming years will see the creation of a new public park, greenways and the identification of a major tourism destination project in the County.
Karl Fitzpatrick, President of Wexford Chamber, thanked the Chief Executive for a very informative and interesting presentation. He also sincerely thanked AIB for sponsoring this series of lunches. “There is no doubt that Wexford County Council is very focused on investing in our future and it was very reassuring for us to learn of the County Council’s plans for projects and initiatives that will create a strong environment in which enterprise can flourish.”
Madeleine Quirke, CEO of Wexford Chamber, together with Jim O’Shea of AIB presented Mr Enright with a small gift in appreciation of his attending this Business Networking Lunch.
The next lunch in the series will take place in the Talbot Hotel on Friday 20th May when the guest speaker will be Cormac Pettitt.
For further information please contact Wexford Chamber on 053 91 22226 or email email@example.com