Having delivered 50 successful Enterprise Towns in 2015, Bank of Ireland is delighted to announce the expansion of the Enterprise Town Initiative to 100 towns in 2016.
This year will include more new towns, cities and even their first University alongside revisits to the 2015 towns including Tallaght.
The two day expo will run from the 6th to 7th May and is supported by not just The Bank of Ireland but also The Square Tallaght, TrustUs and The Echo.
The venues are as follows;
Business and Community Expo
Tallaght Stadium, Friday 6th May – 3-7 pm
Sports and Community Expo
Tallaght Community School, Saturday 7th May – 12-3 pm
Local branch manager of Bank of Ireland Martin Kavanagh held a talk at Rua Red yesterday where he explained the importance of events like these to local businesses and also the community and urged as many people as possible to get involved in the two day event, he said
“This is an initiative the bank of Ireland does for the local community and its really about bringing together all that is good about Tallaght. What we are looking at is what makes Tallaght a great place to live, to work and to do business”
Bank of Ireland wants not just businesses to get on board but also the community and the schools along with the sports clubs. Anyone who wishes to set up a stand at Tallaght Stadium to showcase their business but to also make connections with other businesses in the area are welcome to do so.
This is a completely free event, there will also be speakers on the day including Rachel Allen who will be there to speak about the challenges they have faced and also to give guidance to business owners.
This is an opportunity not to be missed The Bank of Ireland welcomes all businesses no matter how small to sign up and to do so as soon as possible as places are limited and by previous experience tend to fill up quickly.
Day one of the expo will focus on the business element of Tallaght with day two more on the community, The Bank of Ireland invite the public to both events.
Michael Holohan told how he found the Enterprise Town experience last year. He owns his own upholstery business in Rathdowney and said;
“What a buzz this has created. I have already secured three months work from the business expo”.
Deputy principal of St Fachtna’s, Skibbereen, Diarmuid O’ Donnabhain explained how the event last year was a huge success with their pupils;
“Our lads got so much out of it. They were over the moon with their prizes and it brought the lads from all years together. It was one of the highlights of 2015 for us”.
Day one at Tallaght Stadium will give the public a chance to get their photo taken with the Sam Maguire cup along with a few other trophies you may all be familiar with.
Check out the Bank of Ireland website today to download a form and sign your business up today #LetsConnectTallaght
Here’s a taster of what to expect from the upcoming Enterprise Town.