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YEARBOOK & BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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Editor: Joseph O’Connor Managing Editor: Mary Connaughton Editorial Contributors: Tiernan Cannon, Orla Connolly, Conor Forrest
Creative Director: Jane Matthews Production Manager: Mary Connaughton Production Executive: Nicole Ennis Sales Director: Paul Clemenson Managing Director: Gerry Tynan Chairman: Diarmaid Lennon Cover Image: Willie Dillon (daa)
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Message from the CEO
Message from the President
Message from Fingal County Council
Your Fingal Dublin Chamber
Fingal Business News
WHY FINGAL? There are a multitude of reasons why thousands choose Fingal.
FINGAL ENTREPRENEURS We chat to three successful entrepreneurs operating in Fingal.
PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY SMEs face many challenges but working within a strong community helps.
OPERATION TRANSFORMATION ITB President Diarmuid O’Callaghan on getting graduates jobs-ready.
A GREAT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS The Fingal region provides PayPal with access to excellent infrastructure and a talented workforce.
INVESTED IN DUBLIN AIRPORT We hear the latest from daa on the Dublin Airport Central building.
FLOCKING TO FINGAL Supporting local tourism is a priority for both business and local authorities.
ZONED ON SUCCESS Dublin Enterprise Zone is helping to unlock future economic opportunities.
Fingal Dublin Chamber wishes to acknowledge and thank the North County Leader and Fintan Clarke Photography for permission to reproduce pictures in this publication
WHAT MILLENNIALS WANT A look at what attracts the millennial generation to an employer.
A round-up of the Fingal Business Excellence & Corporate Responsibility Awards
Supporting Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Paul Reid congratulates the Fingal Dublin Chamber
Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid congratulates Fingal Dublin Chamber on behalf of his colleagues at Fingal County Council:
Fingal County Council is proud to support Fingal Dublin Chamber’s work in networking, connecting and engaging with the diverse and active business community across Fingal. We oﬀer the Chamber and all its members our sincere congratulations and good wishes for continued work on behalf of Fingal’s business community.
Fingal – At the heart of Ireland’s economic recovery ■ 8,200 businesses based in Fingal ■ Lowest commercial rates in the Dublin city region ■ Substantial land bank of serviced industrial and commercial premises ■ At the edge of Dublin City – gateway to Europe ■ Home to Dublin International Airport
Fingal - An unrivalled location ■ Direct access to the road and rail transport networks in Ireland and Europe ■ Young, highly educated and motivated workforce ■ Direct access to six Universities and four Institutes of Technology ■ Aﬀordable housing, excellent schools, outstanding natural and sporting amenities ■ Full range of shopping, services and leisure opportunities ■ Scenic coastline, traditional seaside villages and a rural hinterland
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL – SUPPORTING YOUR INVESTMENT For more information contact: Ed Hearne Director of Services Fingal County Council County Hall, Swords Fingal, Co. Dublin Eircode: K67 X8Y2 www.ﬁngal.ie
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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
his is a very exciting time for the economy and I have been fortunate to join at a time when businesses are planning for the future with a growing sense of optimism. As an organisation, we are anxious to foster very close ties with other chambers with a singular purpose in mind – to represent to the optimum the interests of businesses in the greater Fingal region. We are most fortunate to have a number of major pillars, so to speak, within or close to the greater Fingal region. Academic institutions of excellent calibre in Dublin City University and IT Blanchardstown provide us with a steady stream of suitably qualified students who are the lifeblood of our economic wellbeing. Dublin Airport continues to provide the economic heartbeat of this region and the impact that it has, not only on Fingal but on the national economic landscape, is truly remarkable. Supporting up to 20,000 jobs in the Fingal region and with an annual contribution of 4.6 per cent of GDP nationally, the airport is a true economic powerhouse. Fingal Dublin Chamber’s close association with such a driver of economic activity can never be undervalued. We are fully supportive of daa’s new runway project, which is a vital piece of infrastructure that will allow the airport – and the local and national economy – to grow and prosper. We also appreciate the excellent relationship we have with Fingal County Council, which is one of Ireland’s largest local authorities. The council is served by a talented
management team and staff as well as dedicated public representatives who strive to make Fingal a great place to invest, work and live. In my role as CEO, it is my intention to have a close working relationship with all of the above and of course with the many fine businesses within the Fingal region. While Fingal has an exciting and positive story to tell, it would be remiss of me not to mention the infrastructure deficit we still have at this point in time. Dublin is only one of two European capitals not to have a train service to its airport. The provision of Metro North, which is vital to allow business to compete in an ever-competitive environment, will enhance not only the lives of businesses and air passengers but also the growing, wider population of the greater Fingal region. Brexit will also exercise the minds of our businesses over the next couple of years as it is a huge challenge. As I write, the outcome of Brexit remains unclear and we wait anxiously for the result of European and Irish government negotiations. On a more positive note, Fingal is experiencing strong and sustainable growth levels across all our business sectors. A key driver of this is the success that Fingal has had in successfully attracting Foreign Direct Investment. Finally, I would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2018 and I look forward to meeting you over the course of the year ahead.
Kind Regards, Anthony Cooney Chief Executive Officer
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
t is a pleasure and an honour to be the incoming President of the Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce in 2018. The Chamber has been going through a major transition period under the leadership of Guy Thompson, who, along with the directors and council members, have been working on the Fingal Dublin Chamber Strategic Plan. We have also seen the appointment of a new CEO Anthony Cooney, who will bring a new impetus and sense of innovation to the Chamber. On behalf of all the Chamber members, I would like to thank Guy Thompson for his hard work during his presidency; I hope that I can build on his great achievements in the years ahead. Over the course of my tenure I intend to ensure that Fingal Dublin Chamber represents Fingal as a vibrant and growing region across the various business sectors such as industry, agriculture, commerce and tourism. Tourism alone in Fingal sustains more than 20,000 jobs, which equates to some 25 per cent of all jobs in the region. Our biggest economic entity, underpinning tourism in Fingal is Dublin Airport, which supports and facilitates almost 20,000 direct jobs on the airportâ€™s campus contributing 20 per cent to GDP in the area. When the airport is doing well it has a ripple effect throughout the region. There are a number of high profile initiatives currently underway through the offices of Fingal County Council regarding tourism â€“ among them is the refurbishment of Bremore Castle, Broadmeadow Cycleway, the Baldoyle to Portmarnock cycleway and the development of the Swords Cultural Quarter. All of these initiatives will
have an extremely positive impact on Fingal as a place to visit and live. We will continue to work closely with Fingal County Council to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Fingal. FDI is hugely important in strengthening and developing employment opportunities in the region. Brexit and its yet undetermined impact is top of the agenda for many businesses. Exports of agricultural produce from Fingal has a huge beneficial effect on the area. I can assure you that Fingal Chamber will be at the forefront of the decision-making process, leading the way as the strong voice representing businesses at local, national and European level. The presidency of the Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce presents me with an exciting and challenging new role. Working with the Fingal Dublin Chamber board, council and all its members is a responsibility I am looking forward to with great enthusiasm. I also look forward to working closely with Anthony Cooney, with Paul Reid, CEO of Fingal County Council, Cllr Mary McCamley, Fingal Mayor, and the various Government bodies, associations, and businesses to continue to develop Fingal as a key national and international destination for both tourism and business. Finally, I would like to thank my company One4all, and my CEO Michael Dawson for supporting me as I carry out this role. I look forward to meeting with you all over the next two years. Jock Jordan President
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MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL
Fingal County Council
he Dublin economy remains strong, with about 10,000 new jobs created in the last 12 months and unemployment at its lowest level for a decade. Fingal, as Ireland’s youngest and fastest growing county, is central to the continuing growth of the economy. Fingal County Council is working to ensure that the county remains best placed to capitalise on opportunities and is prepared for any negative future shocks. Fingal is experiencing significant growth, in terms of population. We have the highest labour force participation rate in the country, as well as a young, diversified and well-educated population, with over 50 per cent of third-level graduates in Fingal coming from the STEM disciplines. Fingal also has significant advantages, especially our transport connectivity, our cultural heritage and rural/coastal assets. At the same time, we face a number of challenges, not least in terms of ensuring an adequate supply of housing and ancillary community facilities and the need for ongoing investment in our transport network, including Metro North. Fingal County Council is working to address a number of these challenges and also to put in place the conditions to support investment and growth in the county. As the Council of the Year in 2017, we continue to facilitate, enable and support Fingal businesses. We work: (1) closely with state agencies such as the IDA, the private sector and others in promoting Fingal as a prime
location for inward investment; (2) to establish the conditions necessary to support new and established indigenous companies; and (3) to actively support our enterprises and entrepreneurs, notably through the Local Enterprise Office. A key part of our approach is collaboration – engaging with statutory agencies, representative bodies, such as the Fingal Dublin Chamber, the third-level sector, businesses, community groups and others to promote the county and underpin economic development. Fingal County Council will continue to make strategic investments in the county, to ensure that it is the best county in Ireland in which to live, work, visit and do business. Our Capital Programme sets out over €500 million worth of investment in housing, infrastructure, industrial development, tourism and community facilities up to 2020. In 2018, our annual budget will see us spend €767.25 for every one of the county’s citizens on essential local services. This spend has a substantial impact on the local economy and for every position directly employed within the council, an additional three jobs are supported as a result. We look forward with confidence to the continued prosperity of Fingal and we will continue to work closely with Fingal Dublin Chamber to encourage future investment and to support job and enterprise creation in the county.
Paul Reid Chief Executive Fingal County Council
FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER 2018
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CHAMBER CATCH UP A ROUND UP OF NEWS FROM FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER OVER THE PAST YEAR
The Board of Fingal Dublin Chamber last year appointed Anthony Cooney as its new Chief Executive Officer. Anthony took up his new role with the Chamber on August 28th 2017. Commenting on the appointment, then Fingal Dublin Chamber President Guy Thompson said: “I am delighted to welcome Anthony to Fingal Dublin Chamber as its new CEO. Anthony has excellent business links, a strong track record in developing business opportunities and a deep understanding of the economic development of the Fingal region.” More recently, in January 2018, Fingal Dublin Chamber announced the appointment of Jock Jordan, Group Sales Director with One4all, as its new president. Bill Kearney, Director of IBM Campus Mulhuddart was appointed as Chamber Vice President. Jock took the mantle from Guy Thompson who was president for the past two years. Accepting the chain of office, Jock said: “I want to thank Guy Thompson for his personal commitment, dedication and service to the Chamber over the past two years. I am looking forward to working closely with Chamber CEO Anthony Cooney to further strengthen our business voice in the region through increased membership and consolidation with other business groups.”
TOP: Jock Jordan, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber BELOW: Anthony Cooney, CEO, Fingal Dublin Chamber
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NEW CONSTRUCTION OF DONABATE ROAD GETS UNDERWAY In December 2017, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy launched the Donabate Distributor Road, which is the first LIHAF project under the Rebuilding Ireland programme to reach the construction stage. The minister, along with the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary McCamley, and Fingal County Council Chief Executive, Paul Reid, turned the first sod on the 4km road, which is scheduled to take 18 months to complete. In March 2017, Fingal County Council secured LIHAF funding for three strategic projects within the county, with a resulting projected yield of 2,800 housing units by 2021 and long-term potential to facilitate the provision of 6,900 units. As well as the Donabate Distributor Road investment, €6.18m was allocated for works in the Baldoyle Stapolin area which will lead to 800 housing units by 2021 and 1,500 beyond that. The third Fingal project is the upgrade in the OldtownMooretown area of west Swords, which will facilitate 800 housing units initially and 3,200 eventually, for an investment of €4.9m towards a road.
FINGAL IN STATS
6.1 IN Q2 2017 DUBLIN’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DIPPED TO A NINE-YEAR LOW
Tom O’Connor, Managing Director, MEIC Ltd; Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing Planning and Local Government; Cllr Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal; and Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council, pictured at the launch of the Donabate Distributor Road
FINGAL IN STATS
RESIDENTIAL RENTS IN DUBLIN RETURNED TO STRONG LEVELS OF GROWTH IN Q2 2017 AS AVERAGE RENTS FOR HOUSES AND APARTMENTS REACHED NEW PEAKS. RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICES ROSE TO A NINE-YEAR HIGH WITH GROWTH RATES EXCEEDING 11 PER CENT IN BOTH JUNE AND JULY.
AIRPORT HOSTS FINGAL
In November 2017, daa hosted an event in conjunction with Blanchardstown Area Partnership to promote job opportunities at Dublin Airport. More than 200 jobseekers from the greater Fingal area attended the Check In To Take Off event which was held in the Radisson Hotel at Dublin Airport. Students from the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown seeking information on seasonal work also attended the event. Speaking after the event, daa Head of Talent, Siobhán Winters said an increase in passenger numbers leads directly to an increase in employment at Dublin Airport. “We were delighted to co-host this initiative with Blanchardstown Area Partnership to showcase the wide variety of jobs available at Dublin Airport. The airport is an economic hub, and every one million additional passengers generates in the region of 1,200 additional full-time jobs at the airport.”
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CF IRELAND Last year, project management company Malone Group, partnered with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland for its flagship fundraising appeal, 65 Roses Day. The Blanchardstownheadquartered company supported a three-week national radio advertising campaign, fronted by Cystic Fibrosis Ireland ambassador, RTÉ presenter Keelin Shanley. For David Gannon, Managing Director, Malone Group, supporting Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is a way of giving
back to the community and helping to make a difference. “Malone Group is delighted to be supporting Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day and help spread the purple on 65 Roses Day,” he said. “Apart from the sponsorship being provided to the national radio advertising campaign, our staff are also getting involved in a 65 Roses Challenge which will see them undertaking a 65km cycle and hopefully raising a lot more funds.”
Forty-six small businesses and start-ups in Fingal approved for financial supports in the last quarter of 2017 by the Fingal Local Enterprise Office are poised to create new permanent jobs. It is expected that over the next three years at least 117 new jobs will be added by the businesses in receipt of funding. Announcing the latest LEO investment of over €545,328 in small businesses, Fingal LEO stated that 2017 has seen significant growth in employment in the small business sector. In January 2018, Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Mary McCamley and Head of Enterprise Oisin Geoghegan presented grant approval letters to 30 of the businesses at an event in Swords Castle. The local businesses were approved for business priming grants, feasibility study grants, business expansion grants, innovation grants and e-commerce grants. Presenting letters of offer to each business, the mayor commented on the importance of supporting small businesses in the area. “Supporting the development of local SMEs is the key to powering economic development in Fingal,” she said. “The local authority has a crucial role to play in ensuring that small businesses and start-ups are given every opportunity to succeed.”
Pearl Mowlds, Group Finance Manager, Malone Group, Keelin Shanley, RTÉ presenter and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland ambassador, and David Gannon, Managing Director, Malone Group
FINGAL IN STATS
ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRIPS CONTINUED TO GROW STRONGLY TO REACH A NEW PEAK OF OVER 52 MILLION PASSENGER JOURNEYS IN Q2 2017
LEO FINGAL The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in Fingal is part of a network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, located within the local authority structure. The Fingal office is one of the largest and most active LEOs in the country. The role of the LEO is to support and provide assistance to existing and potential small business promoters located in Fingal, north county Dublin.
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HOSTS OPPORTUNITY HACK
In November 2017, PayPal held a successful charity hackathon called Opportunity Hack at the Castleknock Hotel. The event brought together 30 PayPal teammates to create and develop digital resources and systems for Irish charities over a 24-hour period. Led by Jonathan Davies, Manager of Small Business Integrations and Optimisations at PayPal, the teammates were drawn from various disciplines including coding, software development, customer support, risk and compliance. They were tasked with working with the charities to develop solutions for their most pressing digital needs. A judging panel – which consisted of various members of the PayPal team including Maeve Dorman, Vice President of Merchant Operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Anthony Rafferty, Director of Merchant Services, as well as Guy Thompson, General Manager of the Castleknock Hotel and President of Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce – had the difficult task of choosing the best projects. The team behind Chifundo, a charity dedicated to the education of some of the most underprivileged children in the villages of Zomba in Malawi, claimed the number one spot. The PayPal techies helped to create an online shop for the organisation to enable it to sell Malawi crafts brought back to Ireland by volunteers, the proceeds of which will be donated directly to the school. Speaking at the event, Guy Thompson said: “As President of the Fingal Dublin Chamber, we strongly encourage CSR initiatives amongst our members and PayPal is leading the way, providing much needed expertise, support, enthusiasm and a genuine passion for helping the community.” Guy Thompson, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber; Alison Pryce, PayPal; Kristina Fernandes, PayPal; Cian Delaney, PayPal; Francesca Placido, PayPal; and Anthony Cooney, CEO, Fingal Dublin Chamber
FINGAL IN STATS
PASSENGER ARRIVALS AT DUBLIN AIRPORT MAINTAINED UPWARD MOMENTUM IN Q2 2017 ON THE BACK OF GREATER CONNECTIVITY TO OTHER INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS
HISTORIC EIB LOAN
SECURED FOR FINGAL In December 2017, Fingal County Council signed a €70 million Framework Loan Agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB), which will trigger a €180m investment in strategic infrastructure projects within the county’s Capital Development Plan. This represents the first EIB support for county-wide investment in partnership with an Irish local authority for more than a decade and will enable a stepchange in economic growth prospects for Fingal which has Ireland’s fastest growing and youngest population. The Framework Loan Agreement with EIB gives Fingal County Council the capacity to borrow €70m over the next five years, which will be invested in capital projects in areas such as: n Transport, connectivity and housing land activation n Enterprise development and job creation including development of new industrial sites n Tourism promotion and visitor attractions including investment in historic properties and cycleways n Social and cultural facilities including libraries and facilities for the arts n Environmental investment The EIB is the European Union’s long-term lending institution owned directly by the EU member states and the world’s largest international public bank. The EIB has provided more than €95bn for urban investment in the last five years.
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CALLS FOR METRO NORTH TO BE
A major seminar on Metro North held in May 2017 heard calls for the project to be fast-tracked. The seminar, which was hosted by then Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Darragh Butler in The Atrium at County Hall, Swords, addressed the merits of accelerating the development of Metro North, from Swords to Dublin Airport and onto the city centre. Metro North was identified by the Government in 2015 as a priority project in Building on Recovery, its infrastructure and capital investment plan 2016-2021. However, work on the transport corridor is not expected to begin for a number of years. Fingal County Council is advocating the sustainable development and business case for Metro North to be fast-tracked so that future development can be underpinned by a fast, dedicated and efficient metro line.
Those who participated in the Mayor’s Seminar Fingal on Track: Preparing for Metro North were Bobby Kerr, Newstalk; Hugh Creegan, National Transport Authority; Mary Rose Burke, Dublin Chamber of Commerce; AnnMarie Farrelly, Fingal County Council; Cllr Darragh Butler, then Mayor of Fingal; Alison Hardiman, McDowell Purcell; Paul Reid, Fingal County Council; Ed Hearne, Fingal County Council; Professor Brian MacCraith, Dublin City University; Kevin Toland, daa; and Guy Thompson, Fingal Dublin Chamber
BRAND NEW CHAMBER In November 2017, Fingal Dublin Chamber, as a member of the Chambers Ireland network, launched a new brand reflecting its strength and influence as a member of the collaborative network. Launching the new brand, Chamber President Guy Thompson said: “Fingal Dublin Chamber is delighted to unveil our new logo and tagline. We are proud to represent our members and we are committed, more than ever, to enhancing our local community and working together to create and advance business opportunities for all. Being part of the largest business network in the country enhances our abilities to speak out on our members’ behalf and affect change in the policy areas our business community requires.”
SME SCORECARD The impending impact of Brexit on employment in businesses is of great concern to various government agencies and the LEOs have emphasised that small businesses will be particularly vulnerable if they do not prepare. In June 2017, A new online ‘Brexit SME Scorecard’ was developed by the LEOs, whereby small businesses can self-diagnose their readiness for Brexit. From this they can then avail of specific services from the LEO such as mentoring and funding geared at helping them to become more competitive and to identify new markets. Businesses can check out the scorecard by visiting prepareforbrexit.virtual-adviser. com.
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GDPR FINGAL BUSINESSES GET GDPRREADY In October 2017, Fingal Dublin Chamber held a special GDPR event in Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown. Supported by Fujitsu, the workshop was designed to help organisations begin preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018. The GDPR will affect all organisations that collect the personal data of European citizens.
Pictured at the event were Guy Thompson, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber, Caragh O’Carroll, Head of Partner Management, Fujitsu Ireland, Cliodhna O’Byrne, Operations Manager, Fingal Dublin Chamber and Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive, Fingal Dublin Chamber.
GINO IN SWORDS
RICOH OPENS NEW HQ IN SWORDS Back in February 2017, global technology company Ricoh Ireland announced the opening of its new Irish headquarters on the back of a €6.5 million investment. The headquarters, based in Airside Business Park, Swords, is expected to welcome an additional 110 team members over a threeyear period as Ricoh looks to grow its Irish business to 190 people by the end of 2019. The jobs and investment were announced in the presence of then Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Pictured at the opening of Ricoh’s new Irish headquarters are Phil Keoghan, CEO, Ricoh UK and Ireland; then Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor; and Gary Hopwood, General Manager, Ricoh Ireland
Last October marked the opening of the 16th Gino’s Gelato store in Ireland, at Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre. The new store from the Irish gelato chain houses 40 seats, serving up its famed range of gelato, crepes, waffles and specialty coffee. The new shop now employ 15 staff including a master gelato maker who makes the gelato fresh in store each day. Gino’s Gelato has 16 locations nationwide including stores in Galway, Waterford, Bray, Arklow and Newbridge as well as nine stores across Dublin.
FINGAL IN STATS
HOUSING COMPLETIONS IN DUBLIN INCREASED TO OVER 540 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) IN MAY 2017 AND WILL BE EXPECTED TO RISE FURTHER ON THE BACK OF GREATER LEVELS OF HOUSING COMMENCEMENTS
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THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF REASONS WHY THOUSANDS CHOOSE FINGAL AS A DESTINATION TO LIVE, WORK OR INVEST, AS WE DISCOVERED FROM AN EVENT HELD IN SWORDS IN OCTOBER 2017.
BECAUSE FINGAL... IS STRONGER IN NUMBERS
of the countryâ€™s population
Largest numbers of nonIrish national residents after Dublin
BOASTS INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY Flights to almost
and 40 countries
HAS AN EDUCATED WORKFORCE Home to Dublin City University and the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
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t the launch of the 11th Dublin Economic Monitor in Swords last October, representatives from the Fingal region held a panel discussion on the theme of ‘Why Fingal? – Living, Working and Investing in Ireland’s fastest growing county’. The discussion produced an insightful look at some of the main issues affecting business in Fingal and highlighted many of the advantages of investing in the county. When asked why Alter Pharma made Stephenstown, Balbriggan its global headquarters, Country Manager Rita Crowley said: “A lot of companies overlook the north side of Dublin to do business in. This wasn’t a decision that we made lightly, we looked at a lot of buildings in south Dublin, too. Overall, we looked at over 300 buildings over a period of two and a half years. Our current building is 48,000 square feet – we needed very big warehouse facilities and offices and as it turned out we were able to find this in Stephenstown.” Crowley added that proximity to Dublin Airport and Dublin Port was also an important factor. “We export over 97 per cent of our products to the Belgian pharmaceutical market so we have a lot of exportation on a weekly basis,” he said. Fingal County Council Chief Executive Paul Reid addressed the issue of skills in Fingal. “We are currently undertaking a skills strategy to analyse the skills requirements across the county, from both the supply side and demand side,” he said. “We are working with both the business community and providers such as the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Dublin City University in doing this. I am confident that with the young and growing population we have in Fingal, coupled with the right mix of skills that can be developed in the medium-term, we will have a strong pipeline of talent to continue to attract investment to Fingal.” In relation to challenges Fingal faces when it comes to meeting the needs of its growing population, Dublin Fingal Chamber CEO Anthony Cooney said: “The availability of housing will have an impact on competitiveness. People need
to live relatively close to where they work. We also have infrastructure issues. If we look at Dublin Airport, we will probably see almost 30 million passengers coming into Dublin in 2018. We do not have the infrastructure required to handle this and we are putting more and more people into taxis on arrival.” Meanwhile, chief executive of daa Dalton Philips acknowledged the challenges that Irish businesses will experience as they address Brexit. “There are opportunities. Our new Dublin Airport Central development is likely to attract a lot of UK companies who want to come here and there is also the prospect of duty free returning on flights to the UK,” he said. “But these are overshadowed by the economic destruction that’s going to come our way if we don’t sort out or connectivity issues. The UK is our biggest trading partner and we need to be able to get goods and services to them.” On the subject of living in the Fingal region, Anthony Cooney highlighted the quality of life available there. “With 90km of coastline and 12 beaches, as well as plenty of parks including Newbridge Farm and Malahide Castle, there is so much to do here from a natural perspective.” Speaking separately to Fingal Dublin Chamber, Ed Hearne, Fingal County Council’s Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development, gave his view on Fingal’s economic prospects for 2018. “The business landscape is very positive across the county at the moment,” he said. “While there are uncertainties on the horizon – principally in the form of Brexit – the key elements are in place for continued growth into 2018.” According to Hearne, we have seen a strong pipeline of FDI come into Fingal over the past number of years and with the Council working closely with IDA Ireland, he expects more of the same in the coming years. “At the same time we have some great success stories from our homegrown enterprises and sectors like tourism, agri-food, retail and logistics are going from strength-to-strength each year,” he added. Hearne has also been encouraged by the performance of clients through the Local Enterprise Office (LEO). “The
LEO offers a wide-ranging suite of business supports including start your own business courses, business advice clinics, a whole host of events during Local Enterprise Week and of course, direct financial aid – on average we provide grant support in the region of €700,000 each year,” he said. From a Chamber perspective, Anthony Cooney – who took up his CEO position on August 28th 2017 – has outlined his objectives for 2018. They include forming a working alliance with other organisations in the Fingal region in order to represent all businesses to the optimum across a broad spectrum of issues; ensuring that Fingal Dublin Chamber is “future-proofed” with regard to operating procedures, developing a new Chamber website and engaging and communicating more through social media. In terms of what businesses stand to gain from being a member of Fingal Dublin Chamber, Cooney says it endeavors to represent members to the optimum on local and national issues. “We also provide them with unrivaled networking opportunities from within their own (and further afield) business community.”
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FINDING SUCCESS in Fingal DUBLIN FINGAL CHAMBER CHECKS IN WITH THREE EXPERIENCED AND SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS OPERATING IN THE FINGAL REGION.
MICHAEL HOEY Back in 1993, Fingal-based company Country Crest was established to grow and pre-pack fresh potatoes for the retail sector. Co-founders Michael and Gabriel Hoey expanded their original family business as farmers and today, the core success of the company is built on strong relationships with some of the finest growers and retailers in the country. “I never worked for anyone else so that in itself was something but we never realised that the business would grow like it did,” says Michael Hoey. “We never thought it would get to the size it is today and we were lucky in some of the actions we took and the opportunities that were presented to us.” While 2017 was a challenging year due to difficult weather conditions, from a trading point of view, Hoey notes that the Irish marketplace is recovering significantly after several uneasy years. He also notes that business in Fingal looks to be on the rise, but warns that the lack of banking facilities is still posing a significant challenge. “We only have two and a half banks at the minute. We do need to have a national bank back again,” explains Hoey. “A fund that will support entrepreneurs to establish their own business because Fingal is probably the best place that you could establish a business in Ireland at the moment – it’s really an economic corridor as such.” For those looking for credit, Hoey advises start-ups to have a solid business plan in place before they approach financial institutions. “You have to have a concrete business plan that stacks up and they’re also looking for a trading history,” he says. “The problem is that if you’re starting out on your own you don’t have a trading history.” Hoey says budding entrepreneurs should seek out a mentor in business in order to avoid common mistakes made during the start-up stage. “It’s important to think out the process first,” he says. “I know there are lots of people in business around the area who would willingly give advice to people who are thinking of setting up their own business to make sure that they don’t make these pitfalls.” For Hoey, the most important aspect of any business is its customer service, an area he will continue to focus on with Country Crest in 2018. “You have to be honest and you have to be truthful to your customers,” he advises. “You have to tell them exactly what you’re going to do for them. It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, every customer is the same.” From a regional perspective, Hoey predicts a strong re-emergence of service companies within Fingal in 2018 as opportunities in infrastructure present themselves. “I would think that there’s a need for service companies to re-establish themselves, especially the trades related to building, such as plumbers and that type of thing, because of the amount of infrastructure that there is in this area. And with housing, there has to be massive opportunities for the trades.”
FINGAL IS PROBABLY THE BEST PLACE THAT YOU COULD ESTABLISH A BUSINESS IN IRELAND AT THE MOMENT.”
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THINKING BACK TO GROWING UP I WOULD HAVE ALWAYS HAD AN IDEA THAT I WOULD WORK FOR MYSELF SOME DAY BUT IT DIDN’T GO ANY FURTHER THAN THAT.
STEPHEN MALONE Having worked in various engineering roles early in his career throughout the 1990s, chartered mechanical engineer Stephen Malone decided in 1998 to go it alone. At that stage, he was employed by a US firm, which had shelved major investment plans in Ireland in light of the Asian financial crisis. However, buoyed by the insight he had already gained into how the engineering community operated, and with no major family commitments to hold him back, Malone set up Malone Group in 1999. “Others I had worked with and went to college with weren’t surprised,” Malone says of setting up his own company. “Thinking back to growing up I would have always had an idea that I would work for myself some day but it didn’t go any further than that.” Headquartered in Blanchardstown, Malone Group is an engineering and
safety, project management business, which has grown into an industryleading company managing projects throughout Europe. When asked for some advice on running a business in the current environment, Malone highlights a reluctance ‘to think big’ as the most significant barrier to success. “That’s my mantra and I think in the SME community that’s what we need to do. We need to think bigger,” he says. “People in the early stages of business need to decide whether they want a ‘lifestyle company’ or they want something more than that. There are too many SMEs that just think of Ireland as their marketplace. Having seen how other countries operate, I think the Irish SME sector has an awful lot to offer and we just need to think bigger.” Another key piece of advice Malone offers start-up founders is not to take on everything themselves.
He advises entrepreneurs to identify what aspects of the business they excel at and where their weak points are. Whatever you’re not good at, Malone says, that’s what you outsource. “I think too many people, myself included, try to do everything themselves and it is a limitation to growth,” he says. “There are things that we are all naturally good at and there are other things that we’re not good at. It’s important to be honest with yourself and have a degree of self-awareness.” Malone warns that taking on too much equates to unnecessary stress on a company. “There are a lot of owner/managers that need to be in control of everything and that is restrictive in terms of growth and you have to get the right skills around you,” he advises. “If you’re paying somebody for advice, listen to the advice, but certainly outsource functions like IT and payroll, outsource the day-to-day noise that gets in the way of doing what you need to do to scale a business.” Malone Group had a strong year in 2017, following on from heavy investment within the company including a move to replace all its internal systems with an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system. It culminated in a Best Business Practice Excellence Award win at the Fingal Dublin Business Excellence & CSR Awards. “That’s down to the team I have around me,” says Malone modestly. “I am the figurehead of the company but I have a lot of talented people who work here.” Last year also saw Malone Group scale further through the acquisition of two UK businesses – a recruitment firm and a process engineering and automation company, increasing headcount to 100. “In terms of the goals we set ourselves, in pursuit of our five-year strategy plan, we succeeded in our objectives for 2017,” says Malone. The company is currently assessing a suitable entry point into North America, which Malone plans to announce this year.
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LUKE MORIARTY Beginning his career as a trainee manager in Dunnes Stores at the age of 18, Luke Moriarty quickly worked his way up the career ladder. Going on to manage the Dublin division of Musgrave Frozen Foods would ultimately lead him to opening his first SuperValu franchise in Crumlin. “I wanted to bridge the gap that was widening between the friendly local store, where you were known and looked after, and the large impersonal supermarket that had stronger price and promotion,” says Moriarty of his ambitions that led him to going out on his own. Today, his retail and hotel businesses fall under the Moriarty Group, which employs 650 staff and which has an impressive €50 million-plus annual turnover. Moriarty’s SuperValu portfolio comprises three large state-of-the-art outlets in Palmerstown, Skerries and Balbriggan, all in excess of 20,000 square feet. “We have just finished a €2.5m investment in our Skerries store which originally opened in 1996,” he says, adding that Moriarty’s SuperValu Palmerstown will also be refurbished in the next 10 to 12 months. Additionally, the group owns and manages a number of properties including two four-star hotels. Having carried the business through a tough economic climate, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the Kerry native, but Moriarty admits that a commitment to standards has been the secret to his and the Group’s success. “Every era has its own challenges when you’re in business, but if you stick to a core model, maintain standards and services, and keep close to your staff, suppliers and customers, you are less likely to go wrong,” he advises. Moriarty also attributes much of the Moriarty Group’s success to having a trusted partner in the Musgrave Group, and the strength of its business model built around local store ownership. “Musgrave has done a tremendous job in building up the SuperValu and Centra brands and developing the retail infrastructure. This means independent retailers can compete with any multinational,” he says. “A strong supply chain and retail brand, combined with local ownership, and a passion for retailing, makes for a strong business model.” While a return to politics seems unlikely (Moriarty once ran as a Fianna Fáil general election
candidate), the 61-year-old is committed to staying involved with local communities. “Whether it’s a development plan for a local GAA club, the Chambers of Commerce where I’ve served in various roles, business forums and community initiative like Tidy Towns, there will be skills and experience I can bring to help get things done,” he says. Although Moriarty has maintained a relatively low profile in recent years, his entrepreneurial success has not gone unnoticed. In November 2017, he was presented with the JC Savage Fingal Business Person of the Year Award. Responding to the win, Moriarty said: “Moriarty Group is a team effort and everything achieved over the past 30 years has been thanks to a dedicated team of people around me.” In terms of the future, Moriarty hopes that the involvement of his adult children in key roles within the group will allow the company to expand even further. Plenty more work and success ahead for Moriarty, by the sounds of it!
EVERY ERA HAS ITS OWN CHALLENGES WHEN YOU’RE IN BUSINESS, BUT IF YOU STICK TO A CORE MODEL, MAINTAIN STANDARDS AND SERVICES, AND KEEP CLOSE TO YOUR STAFF, SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS, YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO GO WRONG.
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PILLARS of the SMALL BUSINESSES FACE MANY ONGOING CHALLENGES BUT, AS TWO FINGALBASED BUSINESS OWNERS POINT OUT, WORKING WITHIN A STRONG COMMUNITY CAN HELP OVERCOME OBSTACLES.
nalysing quarterly economic figures can provide you with a reliable enough picture of how a local economy is performing. However, in a country where 99 per cent of businesses have less than 50 employees, to get a true sense of the business landscape of a given region, it’s worth talking to small business owners who operate there; the kind you will find in every city, town and village in Ireland. Indeed, they know a thing or two about surviving, succeeding and, if they’re lucky, thriving. Rosie McNerney has run The Cottage café in Swords for the last ten years, and naturally has experienced some turbulent times. After leaving her job in IT in 2006, McNerney enrolled at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, where she retrained as a chef. Shortly thereafter, at the height of the boom, she gained the lease for The Cottage, and over the following years she would witness first hand the challenges associated with running a small business during a recession. “In my time here, I have seen many businesses around Swords disappear, which is a very sobering sight,” she recalls. “Some of the neighbouring shop units have turned over up to three or four times over the past ten years since I have been here, so that’s a lot of failed business, a lot of dreams gone. We have had our low moments over the last few years, but we stayed level-headed, did what needed to be done... The financial pressure feels like it is easing now,
although it is taking a long time.” McNerney and her business have managed to weather the storm and she now employs around ten part- and full-time staff. In late 2016, the café expanded its premises onto Main Street in Swords, hoping to improve exposure and expand its take-away offering. Plans are now in place to develop The Cottage’s corporate and home catering revenue streams further throughout 2018. One significant challenge faced by small café owners is having to compete with larger coffee chain outlets. An observation made by McNerney is the tendency for these cafés to charge higher prices despite their inherent
SOME SHOP UNITS HAVE TURNED OVER UP TO THREE OR FOUR TIMES OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE, THAT’S A LOT OF FAILED BUSINESS, A LOT OF DREAMS GONE.
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ability to attract customers through strong branding, aided of course by costly marketing campaigns. On one level, it is near impossible for smaller businesses to compete with the Starbucks and Costas of this world, but conversely, as McNerney notes, it acts as an added incentive to focus on everyday value for loyal customers in the community. “The Cottage has always been about community, and what that means for us is many different gatherings throughout the week,” she explains. “From the office crowd grabbing healthy salads at lunch, to the group of ladies on Wednesday afternoon, to the cyclists on Saturday morning, to the fitness guys looking for their spinach omelettes.” McNerney says community is the tie that binds local small businesses together. “There is a strong sense of community in Swords, and that carries across many of the small independent businesses. I, like many local business owners, live in Swords, and this means that there is a strong sense of pride and belonging among the business community.” SKY’S THE LIMIT Ruth Thewlis is another Fingal-based small business owner who has seen
first-hand the benefits of working within a tight-knit community and network. Thewlis is Managing Director of the Academy of Aviation (AOA), which delivers aviation induction programmes to students seeking a career in aviation. AOA is based at Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport and offers specialised training in a range of areas, from baggage handling to cabin crew. Thewlis explains how the business has benefitted from operating within a wide network based in Fingal. “I have had ongoing support and positive relations with fellow small business owners and [I] enjoy the networking opportunities provided through membership of the Fingal Dublin Chamber and other ‘women in business’ networking groups,” she says. “I recently partnered with [cosmetics company] INGLOT Ireland, which has resulted in reciprocal support between the academy and their Swords branch. I have had immense support from Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport and have received and given much support from and to other SMEs in the area, as I believe it is so important to support local businesses.”
Hewlis brings 31 years of experience in aviation, management and training to her academy, as well as a penchant for long-term planning. She and her team of five trainers are continuously engaging and working with industry stakeholders in order to gain a clear understanding of the aviation sector’s recruitment and training needs, and she has plans to expand her services in the year ahead. “I am currently designing a suite of new courses to fulfill the growing demand for well-trained and qualified personnel, and [I am] working closely with the local aviation recruitment companies in the area to ensure we are all aligned and delivering the best workable solutions to the industry,” she explains. “I am also in discussions with Carlton Hotel regarding additional space to enable expansion of the current facility, which is a must for the continued success of the academy.” Hewlis says she has a few major deals in the pipeline with the finer details yet to be ironed out. For 2018, her business will continue to make great use of the benefits available to Fingal, and in turn provide the region with an important training service. Community spirit remains strong in Fingal and though small businesses based there, like anywhere, face multiple challenges, the resources, expertise, infrastructure and local support that’s already in place will help them to succeed.
I HAVE RECEIVED AND GIVEN MUCH SUPPORT FROM AND TO OTHER SMES IN THE AREA, AS I BELIEVE IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. Ruth Thewlis, Managing Director, Academy of Aviation
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Looking To Grow & Expand Your Business? Local Enterprise Office Fingal provides a variety of services to small businesses to encourage enterprise in the region. These services include: Business Advice Clinics, Business Mentoring, Training Courses, Management Development Programmes and a range of Financial Supports. Visit our website today and see how we can help your business.
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DAA’S NEW DUBLIN AIRPORT CENTRAL BUILDING, WHICH WON THE EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENT CATEGORY AT THE 2017 CHAMBERS IRELAND CSR AWARDS, IS PART OF A NEW 70ACRE BUSINESS PARK PLANNED FOR THE AIRPORT. WE CAUGHT UP WITH VINCENT HARRISON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, DUBLIN AIRPORT, TO FIND OUT MORE.
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Could you fill us in on plans for the new business park at the airport, the numbers it will cater for, and the employment it will generate? daa has secured planning permission for a major new development at Dublin Airport comprising 41,700 square metres of offices and a new public space connected to Terminal 2. The development will be the first new build element of the Dublin Airport Central development, which could encompass up to 70 acres when fully complete. An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the construction of four individual Grade A, six and seven storey head office style buildings ranging in size from 8,200 to 11,450 square metres. The development, which is conveniently located at the heart of the existing Dublin Airport campus, will also include a high quality landscaped urban realm and city garden area, which will create a unique sense of place for the more than 4,000 employees who will be located at Dublin Airport Central when the first phase of the scheme is complete. The first two buildings are due to be completed by summer 2018. Up to 400 construction jobs will be created during the build phase. Dublin Airport Central is one of the most anticipated new developments in the capital. It will offer national and multinational companies an office environment of the highest quality, with unrivalled connectivity within and outside Ireland, and also, uniquely, the space for a business to significantly grow its operation in the same location.
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What kind of companies do you expect to locate there? Dublin Airport Central will be particularly attractive to firms that have a mobile workforce that travels regularly due to its location in the centre of the airport campus just a short walk from the terminals. It is also likely to be of interest to British firms that are considering re-locating part of their business to Ireland due to the impact of Brexit on their operations. In 2017, daa welcomed ESB International from St. Stephen’s Green to One Dublin Airport Central, which was the former Aer Lingus Head Office Building. It has now been fully refurbished to the most modern standards and ESB International has taken the entire building where it will have up to 600 staff. The Dublin Airport campus includes over 30 restaurants and eateries, an extensive choice of retail outlets and facilities including a gym and swimming pool. It is an ideal location for employers seeking to attract and retain talented staff to a vibrant location where about 16,000 people currently work.
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FINGAL FINDS Here's a glimpse at four of the many attractions on offer in the Fingal region:
DRAÍOCHT ARTS CENTRE Located in Blanchardstown, Draíocht is a multi-purpose arts and entertainment centre where visitors can enjoy comedy, theatre, music, film, dance, family events, exhibitions and more. Draíocht welcomes over 50,000 people a year. www.draiocht.ie
SUPPORTING LOCAL TOURISM IS A PRIORITY FOR BOTH BUSINESS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN THE COUNTY.
DUNSINK OBSERVATORY Opened in 1785, Dunsink Observatory was the first building in Ireland specifically constructed for scientific research. These days, visitors can attend lectures, presentations and open nights at the Castleknock site and weather permitting, can view celestial objects through the historic Grubb Telescope. www.dunsink.dias.ie
National Transport Museum
NATIONAL TRANSPORT MUSEUM Located in the Heritage Depot at Howth Demesne, the Transport Museum Society of Ireland began with an abortive 1949 effort to preserve three Dublin trams. Sixty out of the 100 vehicles currently in Howth are on display, and others can be inspected by prior arrangement. The oldest items date from 1883. www.nationaltransportmuseum.org
SKERRIES MILLS Flour has been milled at this site in Skerries since as far back as the 12th century. The fully restored complex brings to life the authentic workings of a five sail windmill, four sail windmill, water mill and bakery of the 1800s. It provides visitors with a unique insight into how wind and water energies were harnessed by our ancestors. www.skerriesmills.ie
ourism remains a critical sector for the Fingal economy, helping to sustain one in four jobs within the region. The sector is characterised by a large number of SMEs, with 800 businesses within Fingal providing accommodation and catering services. Guest accommodation supports an estimated 3,000 full-time job equivalents and the catering sector provides a further 2,000 jobs. “Fingal continues to offer a varied mix of tourism attractions,” says Ed Hearne, Fingal County Council’s Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development. With tourism in the county heavily dependent on day-trip visitors, particularly to coastal locations and heritage attractions, Hearne says the Council will be targeting the ‘culturally curious’ and ‘social energiser’ segments in 2018. “We are fortunate to have a wealth of great attractions – our coastal
villages, historic properties, great shopping opportunities and a high-quality local food offering,” he explains. “Fingal is seen by visitors as a welcome, refreshing and alternative visitor experience to the hustle and bustle of Dublin’s city centre. According to Fingal County Council, visitors to Fingal generate an estimated €500 million spend per annum, something the Council and the county will capitalise on further in the year ahead. “In 2018, the Council will continue to define and improve our tourist offering,” says Hearne. “Implementation of the Fingal Statement of Tourism Strategy 2017-2022 is a key priority and in the coming year we will undertake specific actions with regard to promoting food provenance and experiences as well as working to boost the provision of accommodation in Fingal. We will also continue to market the county through various means including working closely with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland.”
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SUCCESS DUBLIN ENTERPRISE ZONE IS HELPING TO UNLOCK FUTURE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR PARTS OF FINGAL.
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he Dublin Enterprise Zone (DEZ) is an innovation hub located within the administrative area of Fingal devised by Fingal County Council, IDA Ireland and a number of State agencies aimed at strengthening the market for Foreign Direct Investment and multinational companies in the region. DEZ consists of 1,571 hectares of land primarily zoned for office, research and development, high technology manufacturing, industrial, general enterprise and employment. Comprising industrial zones at Damastown, Ballycoolin and Cherryhound in Dublin 15, the DEZ has 1,100 businesses, 19,000 employees and 1.18 million square metres of building floor area. At present, only half of the Dublin Enterprise Zone has
been developed, which offers an opportunity to create an additional 20,000 jobs on the 716 hectares of undeveloped, zoned and serviced land available. “The DEZ has developed to a national scale over the last 20 years, facilitated by significant public and private investment,” explains Ed Hearne, Director, Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development at Fingal County Council. “New branding and signage – alongside key infrastructural and landscaping improvements – have been implemented to improve the quality and profile of the zone and we have worked closely with IDA on these initiatives.” According to Hearne, the combination of a young, welleducated workforce, strong FDI clusters in technology and life sciences, high-quality infrastructure,
availability of development land and a clear marketing and promotional message make for very strong prospects for attracting future investment projects. Indeed, Fingal County Council was recognised for its work in attracting FDI at the InBUSINESS Recognition Awards in December 2017 where it picked up the award for Best County Council. “The zone is home to the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown and can call upon students from other Dublin third level institutions to the talent base to meet the needs of potential investors,” adds Hearne. Within the last six months alone, five companies in the DEZ have announced a total of 570 jobs. With some highly regarded international companies having made the zone their home, there is no doubt others will follow in 2018 and beyond.
In The ZONE Some of the great companies located at DEZ: IBM: In November 2017, IBM announced the creation of 150 highly skilled jobs over the next two years. IBM’s new Digital Delivery Centre at its technology campus in the DEZ provides clients with leading design and implementation skills across a range of digital technologies including AI, data insights, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud. Farmhand: Located in Damastown Industrial Park, Farmhand is one of the last independent family-owned farm machinery distributors in the country. The company, which has an annual turnover of €25 million, moved to its current purpose-built facility in 2008, having occupied a site in Castleknock for 35 years.
Meda Rottapharm: Meda Rottapharm is an innovative mediumsized pharmaceutical company which manufactures active ingredients and solid oral dosage finished products for worldwide distribution. Like Farmhand, the company is located in Damastown Industrial Park. Veritas Technologies: In October 2017, data solutions company Veritas Technologies announced the creation of 250 new jobs by 2019 following the opening of a multi-million research and development centre in the DEZ. In 2018, Veritas plans to create close links with universities across Ireland and launch an internship graduate programme.
PayPal: Global payments giant PayPal has a global operations centre – which manages customer support, risk operations, merchant services, telesales and operational excellence in EMEA – located in Blanchardstown. According to Annette Hickey, PayPal’s site leader and Senior Director of Customer Solutions EMEA, “being located in Fingal has provided us with a direct link to highly skilled teammates, who are now working with us at the heart of some of the most important financial services and commerce innovations of modern times.”
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MOST EMPLOYERS ASSUME THE QUICKEST WAY TO A MILLENNIAL’S HEART IS THROUGH BEAN BAGS AND POOL TABLES, YET, WHEN IT COMES TO RETAINING TOP TALENT, THE EXPERTS DISAGREE, WRITES ORLA CONNOLLY.
irst things first: millennials, also known as Generation Y, are those individuals who have reached adulthood in the 21st century. Many of them have entered the Irish workforce in recent years and, following on from the baby boomers, now make up 50 per cent of the Irish workforce, according to figures recently released by millennial consultancy firm, EngageSmith. Furthermore, by 2025, it is estimated that millennials will make up a total 75 per cent of the workforce. So we probably should pay attention to what they’re looking for. As employers assess their future workforce, there remains a perception among many employers and leaders of industry regarding this generation – millennials are lazy, troublesome and lack dedication. “They think of a very demanding generation,” says Lisa Smith, founder of EngageSmith, who herself is a millennial. “They think we need a lot of hand-holding, we want to be promoted very quickly, we have bad attitudes and we want to get a promotion, with a pay rise, for doing no extra work.” As Ireland’s employment numbers improve, Smith believes that this stigma has made employers overly hesitant in hiring young talent, which could earn them a reputation of not being ‘millennial-friendly’ down the line. But Susy Roberts, a people development consultant at Hunter Roberts, counters the notion of millennials as being generally lazy and demanding. She says: “Generation Y aren’t more demanding – but they are different. They’ve been brought up in a team environment and were encouraged to speak up when things aren’t right. And this, as any good business coach will tell you, is simply best practice.” Roberts notes that millennials aim to choose organisations where they feel their opinions are respected, often leading them to being more outspoken when they notice a practice that they feel is outdated or ineffective. Smith echoes this view and says: “If you look at systems that companies use, that may have worked about ten years ago, a millennial will come
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in and say ‘why are we are doing ten touches when we can do it in three?’” Smith feels that the internet and the rapid growth of workplace technology have been the most significant influence on the changing workforce, often allowing tech-savvy millennials find more efficient ways of carrying out a routine process. While many employers recognise the value of hiring millennials, they are uncertain of what a ‘millennial-friendly’ workplace really looks like; something that could prove detrimental to the growth of their company. “Several of our clients have over 80 per cent millennials in their workforce,” says Smith. “Companies like these need to adopt millennial-friendly programmes now or suffer the consequence of high attrition levels.” In order to consistently retain millennial talent, Smiths advises business owners to firstly involve their staff in the overall vision of the company, offering them the prospect of a long-term career, not just a job. “The attracting piece is very easy for this generation. It’s all about what happens the minute they walk through the door,” she explains. “Do they see the future with the company from day one? If they don’t, you’ll get a shortterm [commitment] with that millennial, which will cost your company hundreds of thousands.” Some employers fall victim to emulating gimmicks, such as pool tables, nap pods and bean bags, widely used by
multinationals like Google, in a bid to recruit the best graduates. However, according to EngageSmith, only 1 per cent of millennials value these office perks. Instead, 62 per cent of Irish millennials view career progression as the most important factor in work. They are also expressing a preference for incentives like remote working and flexi-time options, as technology increasingly renders the regimented nine-to-five work day obsolete. Unlike baby boomers, this generation is known for keeping an eye out for career opportunities away from their company. While those in senior roles might view this as a lack of commitment, Smith believes that employers need to take responsibility for making a workplace ‘millennialfriendly’ in order to retain talent, especially considering 60 per cent of Irish millennials said an unfriendly atmosphere within a company would cause dissatisfaction. “We have this perception that we are job-hoppers and it’s true we are, but we don’t want to be,” she says. “We are looking for commitment very early and we’ve just had a bad experience of picking the wrong employers that aren’t millennial-friendly.” In order to attract and retain millennial talent, Smith also advises employers to register their company for the Millennial Friendly Index, a new tool launched in September 2017 by EngageSmith. According
Lisa Smith, founder of EngageSmith
to Smith, the programme will allow companies to engage millennials correctly, with some customers already doubling millennial engagement since its launch. “Once they get their diagnostic done from being certified, they’ll be able to identify the areas, from the experts, where improvement is needed, whether that be from onboarding, the hiring stage, the processes, the leadership or the atmosphere,” she notes. The Index allows graduates to examine reviews of a business to determine how ‘millennial-friendly’ it is, as decided by previous employees. “Graduates will have it in every college across the country and the software will be available online for any millennial who is transitioning from work,” says Smith. “Once a company is certified you can go online and we’ll also provide an updated ranking on our own website as well.”
VOICE OF A GENERATION: FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER SPOKE TO FIVE MILLENNIALS ABOUT WHAT ATTRACTS THEM TO AN EMPLOYER.
Catherine Sheridan, Project Worker, Barnardos I look for a good induction, support and supervision from a team leader or manager, along with continual professional development, such as training throughout the job. I would leave if the caseload was unmanageable and I wasn’t being supported or if work became repetitive and unchallenging. Within a company I look for opportunities for development and promotion.
Ciara Thornton Science Graduate Options for professional development and progression are top of the list, as is the opportunity for further study. A company without gender bias is important to me, especially considering STEM fields have traditionally been male-dominated. Even as a millennial, I would not want to work for a company that expects employees to work for free after the initial training stage.
Katie Dunne, Financial Advisor, PayPal Obviously, salary is an important aspect as it motivates an employee to work hard and remain with a company. Benefits such as healthcare or paid sick leave are also a definite draw for me. However, one factor that cannot be underestimated is the daily environment that the management team creates with other employees.
Conor Califf, Paralegal, Mason Hayes & Curran What attracts me to a firm is the calibre of people. Training under those who are experts in their fields is one of the best ways to develop and that is a big pull factor for me. In addition, a firm’s culture is one of the most important factors for me in wanting to stay. While work can often be demanding, having people to call on for help makes it a lot more enjoyable.
Brendan Coleman, Business Graduate Good pay would attract me to a job and I would stay in a company for chance of pay increase or career progression. I would also be incentivised by good working hours, that didn’t include night shifts or weekend work. A negative for me would be a company that didn’t foster good morale with co-workers.
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TRANSFORMATION WITH EXPANSION ON THE HORIZON FOR THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BLANCHARDSTOWN ITB, PRESIDENT DIARMUID O’CALLAGHAN IS DETERMINED TO ENSURE THAT GRADUATES ARE JOBSREADY WITH A QUALIFICATION RECOGNISED AND RESPECTED INTERNATIONALLY. Since his appointment in September 2016, Diarmuid O’Callaghan, President of Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, has focused chiefly on the delivery of the institute’s strategic plan 2016-2019. While the plan outlines a number of key priorities, the core focus for O’Callaghan is the transformation of ITB from an institute of technology to a technological university. The initiative, called TU4Dublin, will see ITB, IT Tallaght and DIT partner to form the first technological university for the Dublin region. “Everything we’re doing at the moment revolves around that core objective,” says O’Callaghan. “In terms of maintaining a sustainable education model in this technological area, we are absolutely convinced that being part of a larger entity will allow us to be part of a greater service to the people of Fingal.” Currently, ITB comprises three academic schools – the School of Humanities, the School of Business and the School of Informatics and Engineering – which O’Callaghan refers to as “the backbone of its services”. He also highlights ITB’s flexible ladder system as a significant benefit to potential students. “We offer variety based on the learner’s needs and what’s critical about that ladder system is that if you leave the college after two years with a higher certificate, a level 6 award, you can then add to that whenever suits, at your own pace, to allow you to finish your education at a later date,” he explains. With a heavy focus on graduates being jobs-ready once they leave ITB, many
courses are being developed in partnership with employers in the region, allowing them to help shape the course alongside ITB and embed essential and in-demand industry skills into the academic section of the programme. “We have a programme in computer networking where the IT companies developed this in partnership with us,” says O’Callaghan. “Yet, the most recent programme is in process instrumentation and automation, which was developed with the pharma industry, which is expanding at a phenomenal rate here in the Dublin 15 region.” Additionally, there is the hope that, as a technical university, the title of the institutions will carry more weight internationally. “While in Ireland we all know the merits, in terms of practical skill base and work readiness of participating in a programme of studying in an institute of technology – but that language doesn’t travel very well if you’re trying to get a job,” explains O’Callaghan. “Our graduates more and more – as with all graduates of higher education in Ireland – need to and do travel internationally. Having the title university on your parchment helps the graduate.” O’Callaghan believes that the technical university will also further enhance the benefits that the institutes of technology already provide to the local Fingal region. “In terms of maintaining a sustainable education model in this technological area we are absolutely convinced being part of a larger entity will allow us to be part of a greater service to the people of Fingal than we would be able to do as a small standalone entity.”
Diarmuid O’Callaghan, President, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
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Where a company chooses to locate its operations says a lot about that business and what it considers to be important. For decades, Ireland has been welcoming leading global companies to its shores and according to IBM’s Global Locations Trend 2017 Annual Report, it has ranked first in terms of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) attractiveness for the past six years running. In Ireland, PayPal’s global operations centres – which manage customer support, risk operations, merchant services, telesales and operational excellence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa – are located in Fingal and Dundalk. In basing its operations in these locations, PayPal has helped to position these areas as great places to build a successful business. TALENTED WORKFORCE ON ITS DOORSTEP Fingal is an especially attractive location for PayPal. The area provides access to excellent infrastructure as it is conveniently positioned close to the M1, M50 and Dublin Airport – something that is particularly appealing to companies with an international focus. As well as this, Fingal provides PayPal with access to a diverse pool of talented people from which to build its workforce. Annette Hickey, Senior Director of Customer Solutions EMEA and site leader of PayPal’s Operations Centre in Dublin, says: “At PayPal, we are committed to offering careers, not just jobs, and empowering talented people from every background and perspective
to thrive in a culture of collaboration, respect and innovation. Being located in Fingal has provided us with a direct link to highly skilled teammates, who are now working with us at the heart of some of the most important financial services and commerce innovations of modern times.” GIVING BACK In addition to driving direct employment, companies like PayPal contribute to a general uplift in the local economy, drawing more people to the area and boosting growth in local businesses, particularly in service industries. PayPal has always been committed to contributing to the local areas in which it operates, and gives back to Fingal in a number of more direct ways. The company collaborates with local schools and universities, helping students and graduates prepare themselves for the working world. Moreover, PayPal is an active supporter of local initiatives and charitable organisations within Fingal. In December 2017, teammates from the Ballycoolin office donated more than 150 gifts and 70 food hampers to the local branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. “Last year, we were honoured to be recognised by Fingal Dublin Chamber as the Multinational Employer of the Year. It’s a privilege to be able to contribute to the communities in which PayPal operates and see the positive impact that our teammates are having,” says Hickey. In addition to its collaboration with the Fingal community, PayPal works closely with entrepeneurs and businesses in the
Annette Hickey, Site Leader of PayPal’s Operations Centre in Dublin
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area. “The success of local businesses is crucial to allowing any community to thrive, so it’s essential that we do everything we can to drive their continued development,” adds Hickey. “PayPal provides ongoing support and advice to local businesses and entrepreneurs to help them grow and succeed.”
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AHEAD FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER SPEAKS TO GAVIN HYDES, GROUP CEO, JOE DUFFY MOTOR GROUP, TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE MOTOR RETAIL INDUSTRY OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.
HOW WAS BUSINESS IN 2017? Last year was a challenging one for the motor retail industry in Ireland with new car sales down 10 per cent on 2016 levels. The impact on sterling from the continuing uncertainty around Brexit also resulted in a large number of UK imports entering the country, which put further pressure on margins in the industry. Despite the uncertainty around new car volumes, Joe Duffy Motor Group’s core business areas of used cars and aftersales (service and parts) performed well as a result of the group’s core focus on customer retention and long-term customer value. Last year also saw the group reach an important milestone of exceeding 400 employees as we continue to expand our business into new geographical territories and additional product lines.
Golf, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Kia Sportage and Volkswagen Tiguan – all in the top 10 selling models for 2017.
ANY MAJOR TRENDS SHAPING THE MOTORING INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW? Over the last few years, the new car market has been dominated by diesel cars, however this has been a shift towards customers opting for petrol models instead. The zero Benefit in Kind (BIK) initiative for electric vehicles was a positive first step, and we would like to see that further developed and more people encouraged to take up some of the incredible electric vehicles that we sell.
ANYTHING MORE THE GOVERNMENT COULD BE DOING TO HELP BUSINESSES LIKE YOURS? More stringent and transparent controls to protect consumers against the dangers of buying imports would be welcomed. As president of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) and the voice of our industry, we will continue to lobby government on this and other influencing factors, which will impact our future sustainability.
WHAT WERE THE MAJOR SELLERS IN 2017? WERE THERE ANY MAJOR SURPRISES? There were no real surprises with many of the brands we represent – Volkswagen
ANY COMPANY NEWS YOU CAN SHARE WITH US AT PRESENT? In our 45-year history, 2018 promises to be the most significant and exciting year to date. We are planning for another
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES YOU FACE AS A BUSINESS IN IRELAND? The recruitment and availability of highly skilled and qualified staff is and will continue to be a challenge for not only us but the industry in general. Due to a real lack of qualified technicians in Ireland, we take on a large number of apprentice technicians every year with a view to them qualifying in four years’ time. Our continued expansion through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions will lead to a higher demand for qualified technicians, workshop controllers, and aftersales managers in the medium and long-term future.
Gavin Hydes, Group CEO, Joe Duffy Motor Group
LAST YEAR SAW THE GROUP REACH AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE OF EXCEEDING 400 EMPLOYEES AS WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND
three new flagship facilities at Junction 5, M50, Charlestown, Finglas, with a new build for a number of existing dealerships. Our ambition for further expansion demonstrates our commitment to our manufacturer partners, confidence in the industry and our strategy to provide first class facilities for our customers.
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FIRST VOLVO’S XC60 IS A TOUCH OF SCANDINAVIAN CLASS, WRITES CONOR FORREST.
weden, apparently, is investigating the possibility of expanding its network of nuclear fallout shelters. The Scandinavians are worried about being in the firing line between North Korea and the US, with threats being bandied about like two schoolboys trading insults across the classroom, if those schoolboys had access to an arsenal of nuclear weapons. These days, it seems like simply sitting into one of Volvo’s latest line-up would be just as effective for the Swedes – better, at least, than Ireland’s solution
of chugging a few iodine tablets and closing the curtains. Take Volvo’s mid-size SUV, the XC60, which is much more than a scaled down version of the XC90 range-topper and one of a number of tremendous cars they’ve been making recently thanks to Chinese investment. Sit inside and you’re probably in one of the safest cars on the planet, amply equipped with park assist, reversing camera, cross traffic alert (which warns of traffic passing by if you’re reversing), a lane keeping aid, distance alert, not to mention a nifty head-up display,
road sign information and adaptive cruise control. If there’s a car sitting in your blindspot you’ll be alerted via a red warning light in your wing mirrors. And for long, boring journeys along the motorway there’s Pilot Assist, Volvo’s innocuously named take on semi-autonomous driving that basically combines adaptive cruise control with lane assist to keep you on the straight and narrow with minimal driver input. While it probably won’t improve your chances of surviving a direct missile hit, it’ll at least try to avoid it. The XC60 is a car for drivers who
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have graduated beyond the confines of the crossover, who want something with a bit more power, ride height, comfort and safety. On the road, it drives more like a car than an SUV, equipped as it is with deft and responsive steering, a great turning circle, plenty of traction and very little body roll. It’s comfortable too, the changeable suspension soaking up the punishment on a variety of surfaces from potholes and speed bumps to railway tracks and back roads without a complaint. My test model featured the 2.0L D4 diesel engine with plenty of poke and averaging around 7L/100km (40mpg). The 232hp D5 version offers more power and less fuel economy, while the plug-in petrol hybrid T8 with 407hp offers an environmentally friendly choice. The automatic gearbox is simply divine, whirring through the gears without so much as a slight jolt. As is the interior. Volvo’s reputation for interior quality shines through the XC60’s cabin, a combination of comfortable, trendy leather, brushed aluminium and soft-touch materials throughout, though the doors in my Momentum model were a tad plasticky. There is plenty of head and legroom, lots of space for three adults in the back row, and decent sized door bins, central compartment and glovebox. There’s a solid, well-made feel, sleek and modern but minimalist – everything you might expect from a Swedish mind. Everything is well laid out for the driver, the multifunctional steering wheel is comfortable and easy on the eye, and there’s good visibility too – the XC60 doesn’t feel like a tall car but once you’re inside you really feel a step above the surrounding traffic. And there’s plenty of gadgets. The fabulous and user-friendly media centre sits head and shoulders above the competition, with virtually everything controlled via the touchscreen. The sat nav works wonderfully, the sound system is aural pleasure, the seats are luxurious (and feature aluminium crumple zones should you have an accident) and the mechanically operated boot is hardly revolutionary but quite useful on a wet day with two armfuls of shopping. There’s even a 230V outlet accessible from the back should you require a
The XC60’s multi-function leather steering wheel activates the cruise control and speed limiter functions, as well as volume and media
Virtually all functions can be accessed through the user-friendly touchscreen media centre, one of the XC60’s outstanding features
The test model featured Volvo’s 2.0L D4 diesel engine paired with a smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox and an electronic all-wheel drive system
shave on the go. Pricing for the bog standard XC60 (Momentum) begins at €51,950, accompanied by an impressive standard list that includes cruise control, hill start assist, the power operated tailgate, rear park assist, heated front seats and sat nav. That stacks up well against its main rivals – a little more than the Audi Q5 and undercutting the BMW X3, both good cars in their own right. The old XC60 was a family favourite and, if I had the choice, given the comfort, design and sheer quality on offer, I’d have the new one in a heartbeat.
VOLVO XC60 D4 MOMENTUM BHP: 190 0-100km/h: 7.2 seconds Fuel efficiency: 7L/100km (40mpg) CO2 emissions: 136g/km Annual Tax: €280 Price: €60,045 including extras (range starts at €53,950)
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“THE PROPERTIES WERE BEING
BY NAMA AT SOME 10 PER CENT OF THEIR ORIGINAL VALUE.” IN HIS NEW BOOK NAMALAND, JOURNALIST FRANK CONNOLLY UNRAVELS THE SCANDAL AT THE HEART OF NAMA, THE AGENCY CREATED IN 2009 TO HELP CONTAIN THE FALLOUT OF IRELAND’S PROPERTY CRISIS. IN THE FOLLOWING EXTRACT, CONNOLLY OUTLINES THE SERIES OF EVENTS THAT LED FORMER NAMA OFFICIAL ENDA FARRELL TO LEAK COMMERCIALLY SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES BETWEEN MAY AND JULY 2012.
ehind the scenes, as far as Farrell was concerned, there was an unhealthy rush to complete valuations, many of which, he felt, were inadequately costed by some of the external agencies employed to provide a second opinion of his work and that of his colleagues. Farrell was under immense pressure to complete valuations and was working 12- to 14-hour days, bringing tens of thousands of certificates for signature by more senior personnel, before they were passed on to external loan valuers. When he complained that the process was not sufficiently thorough or professional he was told: “I am the bishop and you are the altar boy. Just get on with it.” The message was that he could not possibly know how to value a semidetached bungalow in Mullingar or a suite of offices in the IFSC as
professionally as the experienced people in the real estate business. Under pressure from bankers telling him that his valuations of assets were too low and from colleagues complaining that they could not sell properties because the values were too high, Farrell unsuccessfully sought a less stressful role within the agency, preferably in capital markets. Unable to take any more and temperamentally unsuited to the work he was being asked to do, Farrell pressed the self-destruct button. He began to share information he had gathered over the previous 18 months and which he retained on spreadsheets containing the addresses and values of all NAMA properties. He provided a colleague with a valuation sought by one borrower, who was disputing the NAMA assessment of one property.
He claims that he assisted a senior executive in accessing information on the value of a property in the southwest in which a relative of his colleague was interested. He retained copies of the tracker spreadsheets he had built up over his period with NAMA and sent them by email to his wife. He used his NTMA email address to forward information to various people inside and outside NAMA, which he believed was not confidential given that the banks were providing similar information to clients, although they were not, unlike him, subject to the provisions of the NAMA Act. He heard that another figure associated with NAMA had provided information on NAMA’s 20 top borrowers to a leading global investment company. He learned of ‘off-market’, below-value sales to investors which appeared to conflict
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with a requirement that all properties sold by the agency were to be subject to rigorous and transparent tender procedures. In late 2010, having made a decision to leave the agency, he obtained information on a NAMA property at Strawberry Beds in Lucan which he subsequently purchased at some 10 per cent of its value at the peak of the property market. Before he departed, he shared confidential NAMA information concerning its entire US portfolio with a Dutch pension firm, one of whose directors, Barden Gale, he knew as a property advisor to the NPRF. He also provided extremely sensitive data relating to the assets of developer Garrett Kelleher, including the Spire project in Chicago, to a New York investment fund. He gave information to a third party on valuations of the Jervis Street Shopping Centre in Dublin, owned by Paddy McKillen. He also knew that another colleague had shared confidential information with the Barclay brothers in London concerning McKillen’s ‘Coroin’ investment vehicle, which included the developer’s hotels in the city and which were the subject of litigation in the English High Court. He believed that certain borrowers and potential investors were being allowed significant information which gave them an advantage over others. Most, if not all, of the valuations circulated by Farrell in breach of NAMA confidentiality rules were based on 2009 valuations which were now two years out of date, given the further drop in the property markets. Large multi-million asset portfolios sold in bundles by NAMA were given various names. One was Project Nantes, which comprised some €300 million of personal loans to the directors of the Avestus investment group led by a group of accountants and property experts who previously worked for financier and former Revenue Commissioner Derek Quinlan at his company Quinlan Private. Quinlan, like NAMA chairman Frank Daly, had served for many years with the Revenue Commissioners before he moved into property finance and acquisition. The properties were being offloaded by NAMA at some 10 per cent of their
This is an extract from NAMALand: The Inside Story of Ireland’s Property Selloff and the Creation of a New Elite, reprinted with permission from Gill Books. It is available in paperback from good bookshops or directly from www.gillbooks. ie.
original value. Among the properties was Sunday’s Well, a large house near Lucan close to land owned by Farrell’s father. It had been owned by Avestus director Thomas Dowd. With the assistance of the NAMA colleague who handled the portfolio, Farrell and his wife purchased the house from AIB, which was managing the loan on behalf of NAMA, for €410,000 in August 2011. Farrell had informed NAMA two months earlier that he intended to resign from the organisation but agreed to spend some months completing valuation work until he finally parted company with the agency in February 2012. He took up a position in the Dublin office of Londonbased investment management firm Forum Partners.
CHOMSKY ON CONNOLLY Leading political scientist Noam Chomsky has endorsed Frank Connolly’s NAMA-Land. The pair got to know each after Connolly produced a report in 2005 related to the Corrib gas controversy. Commenting on the book, Chomsky says: “Frank Connolly’s careful and penetrating investigative research has exposed critical truths about malfeasance in high places and the often ugly workings of political power generally, actions that have caused great harm to the general population.”
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North Dublin’s premier suburban office park Over 1 million sq.ft already developed 25 acres still undeveloped and exciting plans in place for the future
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PLAZA 211 An exciting new Grade A LEED Gold office development. Designed to the highest of standards, Plaza 211 will comprise an impressive 36,355 sq.ft glazed four storey office building located in Blanchardstown Corporate Park. The distinguishing design will be a prime example of Channor’s commitment to provide new standards of office accommodation in the North West suburbs.
www.corporatepark.ie St Stephen’s Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 PH42 PSRA: 001848
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BUILDING BUSINESS IN FINGAL WITH 25 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE AT HOME AND ABROAD, INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY THE CHANNOR GROUP IS COMMITTED TO BUILDING PREMIER BUSINESS SPACES IN THE FINGAL REGION.
or The Channor Group, a property development company focusing chiefly on out-of-town business parks and office spaces, the market within the Fingal region has been moving from strength to strength in recent years. “The current office market in Dublin has been very strong for the last number of years and what we’re seeing is very low vacancy rates in the city centre and very high headline office rents which are now pushing up about a60 a square foot,” explains Darren Harrison, Director of Real Estate, The Channor Group. One aspect of The Channor Group’s progress in recent years has been the overwhelming success of its Blanchardstown Corporate Park development. Located just minutes
Darren Harrison, Director of Real Estate, The Channor Group
from the M50 and Dublin Airport, the corporate park has already attracted over 150 companies from Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America. “Offices at Blanchardstown Corporate Park are very good value for occupiers that can’t find office space at reasonable levels in the city centre,” explains Harrison. “Due to the high office headline rents they’re being squeezed out of the city centre, so we’re picking up a lot of the slack from the city as a result of that.” Current occupiers of the corporate park include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Health Service Executive, Digital Realty Trust, Nike, Puma, Owens & Minor, Kepak, Ocuco and Guidewire. Harrison partly attributes the recent success of Blanchardstown Corporate Park to the innovative rebranding of the business park. The core motive behind
this rebranding was to ensure that not only was Blanchardstown Corporate Park on par with its competitors but the company also wanted to display a shift in focus from creating purely industrial spaces to now building premier office spaces. Harrison notes: “Blanchardstown Corporate Park is the premier office campus within the Fingal region and so we wanted to create a brand that would compete with the best business parks around Dublin.” In addition to the rebranding of Blanchardstown Corporate Park, The Channor Group is developing a new office building called Plaza 211. “Plaza 211 is a building that we commenced construction on in December and it will be a 36,000 square foot grade A office building,” says Harrison. While there is currently speculative office development in the city centre and southern suburbs, Plaza 211 will be the first of its kind in the northern suburbs in approximately ten years. The property is also set to receive a LEED Gold Certificate once it is completed, as Harrisons explains: “It will achieve a LEED Gold Certification, which stands for ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’. That will be a very good certification to have.” With a high volume of companies in the IT and pharmaceutical industries being attracted to Fingal, Harrison recognises a positive and lasting upturn for business in the region. “I think Fingal is going to be the engine of Dublin in the coming years,” he says. “There’s so much land for development. It’s becoming the pharmaceutical heartland of the country, especially around Blanchardstown Corporate Park. The pharmaceutical industry is one of a number of key industries driving the region.”
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Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport • Four star property • 17 dedicated meeting rooms • Conference space, for up to 300 pax • Competitive day delegate rates +353 1 871 1219 241101 Clayton.indd 1
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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
PLANS TO BUILD A 17KM METRO LINE FROM THE CITY CENTRE OF DUBLIN TO SWORDS, VIA THE AIRPORT, HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES NOW. IT’S LONG PAST TIME THE PLANS BECAME A REALITY, WRITES NEWSTALK’S SHANE COLEMAN.
etro lines don’t come cheap – that’s for sure. But the economics of Metro North serving Dublin Fingal – one of the areas of fastest population growth in the country – make sense. Swords is already the biggest town in the state – with 43,000 people living there and a further 26,000 in adjoining local electoral areas. Those figures are from the 2011 census and the population has grown considerably since then. And, as an emerging city, its population is expected to jump to 100,000 within 20 years. There is an obvious public transport deficit in the area, with high car dependency for those making the daily commute into Dublin city centre – a journey that can take well over an hour in particularly busy traffic. A metro line serving Dublin Airport and continuing onto Swords, Seatown and Estuary would be a key piece of infrastructure for the area. Dublin is one of the few European capitals that doesn’t have a rail link to the airport and with passenger numbers growing rapidly each year, that situation is hardly sustainable – even allowing for the airport’s relative proximity to the city centre. But the importance of the metro goes far beyond merely serving the airport. Fingal is emerging as one of the key engines of growth for the Irish economy. The potential to cluster employment and population along the metro corridor, including around the vital infrastructure hub of Dublin Airport, is obvious. The impact it would have on people commuting from Swords into Dublin city – with a journey time of roughly 30 minutes – would be genuinely transformative.
Shane Coleman, presenter of Newstalk’s Breakfast Show
Metro lines though only make economic sense where there is scope to have serious population density along the route. Without that density, the lines become expensive white elephants that cannot be justified on any cost benefit analysis. But there are already areas of high density along the Metro North route and the potential for further population growth definitely exists. It’s right and proper that the National Transportation Authority (NTA) is going to carry out further work to ensure it picks the optimal line route in terms of maximising land use and the cost of the project. Simply put, it would be irresponsible not to do so. If €2 billion-plus is going to be spent, it’s important that the taxpayer gets maximum value for money. It does also seem that there is a political will to finally deliver on this long awaited project. After it was effectively mothballed when the financial crash happened, money was
earmarked for it in the 2015 capital plan. As part of the revised capital plan, the Government is considering speeding up the new line by two years. However, this may prove to be overly optimistic. Even if there is an additional €2.6bn available between now and 2021 yet to be allocated to specific infrastructure projects, it will be difficult to fast-track the planning process, which includes public consultation, environmental impact assessments and more. But even allowing for that, there is certainly no reason why Metro North couldn’t be up and running by 2024/2025. Of course, had the initial plans – back in the early noughties – been followed through on, the line would be up and running years ago. But better to do it late, than never. Tune in to Newstalk Breakfast weekdays 7-9am for insightful analysis on the topics that are important to you.
IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO FASTTRACK THE PLANNING PROCESS, WHICH INCLUDES PUBLIC CONSULTATION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS AND MORE.
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MALAHIDE CASTLE & GARDENS
SITE FOR SORE EYES VISITORS NUMBERS ARE ON THE RISE AT ONE OF FINGAL’S MOST TREASURED HERITAGE SITES.
alahide Castle & Gardens is about to enter its sixth tourist season under the operation of Shannon Heritage, having got off to a great start with attendance figures rising year on year. In 2016 and 2017, the site saw a significant increase in visitor numbers compared with previous years, recording its top international visitors from the US, UK, Germany and France. In 2012, Shannon Heritage was appointed by Fingal County Council to use its expertise in customer service, hospitality and event organisation to operate the site; one which is now offering a reinvigorated experience for both international and domestic visitors. The site not only facilitates the day visitor looking to explore the rich history and fascinating story of the Talbot family, who resided at Malahide Castle for nearly 800 years, but also offers a range of services and packages for corporates looking to entertain visiting delegates. The visitor centre provides facilities for corporate organisations looking for an alternative to the board room. The Project Room and the Loft Room have proven to be a popular choice for off-site meetings, team building, and brain storming sessions as well as informal dining in the evening. The backdrop of the castle and gardens – as well as its proximity to Dublin Airport – continues to attract companies with delegates from all over the world. Avoca café located on site at Malahide Castle provides a unique
selection of corporate catering from its renowned food hall. Avoca, being one of Ireland’s best known homegrown cafés and retailers, is a huge attraction for visiting delegates who can find special Irish-made gifts or mementos of their visit to Ireland. In the evening, private guided tours of the castle have become an ever popular option for corporate and incentive groups. Private evening tours allow groups to have exclusive use of the castle for welcome drinks where guests can mingle and enjoy some soft background music from local musicans. Banquets in the historic Great Hall are a truly unique and impressive way to entertain guests looking for a very special and enriched dining experience where they are served up
the best seasonal produce from local Irish suppliers. For more information on private tours and evening events please contact the sales and marketing department on +353 (0)1 866 6784.
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CAPACITY FOR 1,000 HUMANS 2,000 ANDROIDS Being well-connected is more important in business than ever before. So the next time you plan a conference that takes people away from their desks, be sure they can stay in touch. Delegates at Crowne Plaza have access to 400mg WiFi – enough for all 1,000 guests to use two devices each – simultaneously. And the good connections don’t end there. At Crowne Plaza Northwood you are a stone’s throw from the M1, M3, M50 and Dublin Airport. It’s all just part of the efficiency and convenience you’ll find at North Dublin’s largest conference facility.
Find out more at www.crowneplazadublin.ie
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KING OF ACCOMMODATION CROWNE PLAZA DUBLIN AIRPORT IS THE IDEAL VENUE FOR BOTH BUSINESS AND PLEASURE.
ocated within 85 acres of mature parkland, close to Dublin Airport and only ten minutes via the Port Tunnel to the city centre, Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport is the perfect venue for both business and pleasure. The hotel operates a complimentary shuttle service to and from Dublin Airport and also offers a range of packages for guests who wish to park their car at the hotel whilst they are abroad. The hotel has 209 guest bedrooms, all equipped to the highest standard including features such as airconditioning, complimentary in-room WiFi, separate bath and shower, bedside USB points and American and European plug sockets. For added luxury and a little more privacy, guests may opt for rooms on the Club Floor which includes a dedicated lounge area. An
extensive refurbishment programme of the bedrooms and corridors was completed in 2016. Guests may also avail of the hotel’s mini gym, which is fully air-conditioned, as well as the business centre offering complimentary access to computer and copying services. With 25 purpose-built conference rooms capable of accommodating up to 1,000 delegates, the hotel has gained a reputation for excellence in hosting both national and international conferences. The Redwood Suite is one of Dublin’s largest banqueting venues and features sky-fold partitions that drop from the ceiling in 90 seconds, facilitating a smooth turnaround to divide the room in half or thirds. In addition to comfortable and modern conference facilities, the hotel also offers a selection of smaller meeting room venues for
hire; suitable for all your business needs, such as holding important briefings or team building exercises. A dedicated meeting director ensures that conference and meeting rooms are fully prepared prior to the start of the event, including the provision of any requested multimedia equipment. Once the event is in full flow they will be on hand to quickly and confidently help fullfil any ad-hoc requests. When it comes to dining, Touzai Restaurant offers contemporary cuisine in a relaxed setting. The restaurant’s mouth-watering menu mixes firm favourites with exotic delights and has captured the hearts of all who seek a confident and competent service combined with exceptional food quality and presentation. Touzai has received several accolades, the most recent of which was the AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence. The hotel’s bar, Cinnabar Red, offers a buzzing atmosphere and is the ideal place to enjoy lunch or an evening snack while savouring the views over the surrounding lake and park. The bar features big screens and shows all major sporting events. Inca Coffee dock serves a range of teas, coffees and light snacks and is the perfect place to meet with friends or colleagues. Guests dining in the hotel can avail of two hours free car parking. Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport has won numerous prestigious awards over the years including the Gold Medal Award as Best Business Hotel in Ireland, the EFQM Excellence Award, IHG Quality Excellence Award and AA 4 Star Award, which is a true testament to the superb facilities and high levels of professional service available at the hotel.
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We have everything you need from stationery, cleaning, break time refreshments to award winning fresh and frozen ranges. As Ireland’s largest wholesaler we oﬀer great value and choice under one roof, saving you precious time and money. We also oﬀer day passes to enable your employees to shop with us. All businesses, no matter what the size, can shop with us with no joining cost and you do not need to be VAT registered. It’s quick and easy too!
Call into your local branch or shop online Ballymun
St.Margaret’s Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11 Phone: 01 - 8835156 Fax: 01 - 883 5111
Robinhood Ind. Est, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 Phone: 01 - 4194200 Fax: 01 - 419 4331
Sallynoggin Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin Phone: 01 - 2354500 Fax: 01 - 235 4550
Airport Road, Cork Co.Cork Phone: 021 - 4522100 Fax: 021 - 452 2250
Park Road, Clare Street, Limerick, Co.Limerick Phone: 061 - 444700 Fax: 061 - 444 701
Tuam Road, Galway Co. Galway Phone: 091 - 786600 Fax: 091 - 786 601
Musgrave Business Park Outer Ring Road, Co. Waterford Phone: 051 - 392800 Fax: 051 - 392 801
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YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS UNDER ONE ROOF THE NEWLY REFURBISHED MUSGRAVE MARKETPLACE BALLYMUN CONTINUES TO OFFER GREAT VALUE TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
o you want to get all your business needs under one roof, with one invoice, saving you precious time? Then Musgrave Marketplace Ballymun is the place for you. We have over 12,000 products, everything you need including stationery, cleaning, break time and entertaining, and being Ireland’s largest wholesaler, we are in a position to offer great value. We also have a wide range of fresh and frozen lines including award-winning products, perfect for entertaining. Also, with our next day delivery service, you can order online with no minimum order, saving you even more time. Registering for a card is free and
any business can register regardless of size. You also don’t need to be VAT registered. Simply call into the local branch in Ballymun with your business details and ID or register online at musgravemarketplace.ie. Once you are a member, we can send you our monthly ‘business essentials’ offers, and details of free events in our Ballymun store. For our customers and Fingal Chamber members, we can offer a day pass to enable your employees to shop with us. We also have corporate and family and friend events offering special deals. Musgrave Marketplace Ballymun has been serving business within the community for 40 years. Our newly refurbished, state-of-the-art
branch is certainly worth a visit. Along with our extensive range of frozen and specialist foods at our butcher and fish counter we also have a huge equipment section, and for the gin lovers, a gin parlour with over 50 varieties. Don’t forget that at Christmas we have a wide range of hampers and gift ranges to suit all tastes and budgets. We also have a dedicated SME advisor in branch who will be pleased to help. Our general manager and food service manager are also on hand to assist your needs. Musgrave Marketplace is delighted to be a member of Fingal Dublin Chamber and hopes to meet with our fellow members over the coming year.
The Emmaus Centre is situated in beautiful, private parkland grounds just 10 minutes from Dublin International Airport, 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 3 minutes off the M1 motorway. Surrounded by mature grounds, with tree lined pathways, landscaped gardens and a riverside walk, here business dwells in harmony with nature.
• Executive Leadership/Mindfulness/ Emotional Intelligence programmes • Full catering facilities and two large dining rooms • Less than 10 minutes from Dublin Airport • Just 2 minutes from Junction 4 on the M1 • Free on-site parking in private grounds • Free high speed Wi-Fi system • Meditation & Mindfulness spaces
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• Unlimited access to tea & coffee docks for those attending courses or conferences • Wheelchair accessible meeting rooms and bedrooms • Modern Conference and Meeting Room Facilities • 12 separate rentable meeting spaces • 200+ capacity in our main conference hall • The Emmaus Centre also has 62 ensuite guest bedrooms on-site
Tel: +353 1 870 0050 Web: www.emmauscentre.ie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 Y274
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DEVELOPING THE FUTURE LEADERS OF TOMORROW THE PARTTIME EXECUTIVE MASTERS PROGRAMMES AT DCU BUSINESS SCHOOL NOT ONLY FOCUS ON KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION, BUT ALSO ON ENHANCING AND DEVELOPING THE PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LEADER OF TOMORROW.
he world we live in today is extremely fast paced, constantly changing and evolving. Nowhere is this more evident than in industry. Sometimes employers and the people who work for them run into challenges whilst trying to stay ahead of the curve. So how can they do that? Dr Claire Gubbins, Executive MBA Programme Director at DCU usiness chool says it is very difficult for a person with a defined set of skills to keep up with the ever changing world of business, unless they are constantly adapting. “I am a big advocate of people engaging in continuous learning. I say this both from the prospective of formal educational programmes as well as learning through experience,” Dr Gubbins says, citing the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world we live in. “I would argue that the two competencies missing in a number of organisations are adaptability and learning agility. The only way to develop those two competencies is to engage in continuous professional development or education.” Taking on a new course is a great way to upskill, Gubbins says and a DCU Business School part-time Master’s degree gives participants many new competencies. DCU’s constant connection between industry and academia, research and practice makes it particularly appealing to postexperience candidates. The focus is not only on knowledge acquisition, but also on enhancing and developing the professional and personal skills and competencies required to be a successful leader of tomorrow.
DCU’s Executive MBA is just one of many part-time postgraduate programmes on offer at DCU Business School, which include an MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology and an MSc in Investment, Treasury and Banking, among others. Participants come from every walk of life and range in age from 30 to 60 plus. Dr Gubbins says this mix of people adds to students’ learning as the majority of assignments are based on a participant’s own organisation. “It’s about constantly taking material that’s delivered in the classroom back to your organisation to use, to either solve a current problem or to analyse something about that organisation and that way there is evidenced learning and application. he benefits of that the participants learn from and make use of what is covered in the classroom because they’ve
applied it in real life and the companies who support their studies are getting returns on their investment throughout the two years of the programme.” Recently the university was awarded AACSB accreditation, a stamp of approval that highlights DCU Business School as one of the top business schools globally. “It’s a particularly notable achievement for DCU on the basis that it is quite a young university and for us to have achieved this in such a short period of time is testament to what we have and can achieve,” adds Dr Gubbins. While DCU Business School has an excellent reputation both at home and abroad, AACSB accreditation will add a new layer of prestige to the qualifications of graduates, particularly for those looking for work internationally. To learn more about the courses, visit business.dcu.ie
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THE PERFECT HOSTS WHETHER IT’S A TEAMBUILDING EXERCISE OR FUNDRAISING EVENT THAT YOU WISH TO ORGANISE, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE CITYNORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE IN CO MEATH.
ityNorth Hotel & Conference Centre offers excellent facilities for conferences, meetings and events within a very accessible location, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport. International guests attending an event at the hotel can avail of a complimentary shuttle service from Dublin Airport to the hotel. Offering a wide choice of meeting rooms, high standards of hospitality and service, as well as stylish bedrooms, CityNorth Hotel & Conference Centre is the leading location in the north-east for conferences, meetings and events. It has a large variety of flexible meeting room options with two large scale suites
– which combine to accommodate up to 650 delegates in a theatre setting – plus 12 other meeting rooms offering facilities for a group from two to 150. Its meeting rooms also have a series of built-in features to make your meeting as convenient and comfortable as possible. Gala Dinners The Somerville Suites at CityNorth Hotel have played host to many events, including charity fundraisers, dinner dances, private corporate gala events and award ceremonies. Both suites combined cater for a maximum of 450 guests at a seated banquet. CityNorth Hotel can arrange team-
building activities both on and off-site, and within easy reach. For activities not located at the hotel, transport to the venue can be arranged. The activities available are for small or large groups and range from short conference refresher breaks to outdoor team-building challenges and adventures. As the requirements for every event are varied, it is recommended that you meet with CityNorth hotel’s event co-ordinator to discuss a tailor-made package to suit your requirements.
For more information contact email@example.com, telephone 01-690 6666 or visit www.citynorthhotel.com.
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THE CLEAN DIVISION FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER CAUGHT UP WITH DONNELLY GROUP CHAIRMAN BRIAN DOYLE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ONE OF DONNELLY’S INNOVATIVE DIVISIONS, GLAN ARÍS.
pecialising in plastic crate and pallet washing, pooling and renting for fresh and chilled foods customers, Glan Arís’s strengths lie in the fact that it is an Irish-owned family business with a solid understanding of industry dynamics, delivering innovative supply chain solutions to a range of companies within the food industry. “We provide a full Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) service to our customers and their suppliers,” explains Donnelly Group Chairman and Glan Arís Managing Director Brian Doyle. “Services include plastic crate and Düsseldorf pallet pooling, crate and pallet washing and rental, bread tray washing, dolly rental, potato shipper washing and rental, and equipment wash only options.” Glan Arís (“clean again” as Gaeilge) handles in excess of 10 million RTP trips per annum, and across this wide range of equipment and over the years has worked with retailers such as Superquinn, Musgraves, BWG Foods, ALDI Ireland, ABP Meats, Kerry Foods and Glanbia. Doyle notes: “All supply chains have their complexities and present their own challenges and we endeavour to assist our clients and future clients in offering our experience and skillset to help them optimise RTP in their network and improve efficiencies within their supply chain. We have shown time and again that none of our competitors offer a more thorough or quality-driven service than we do.” Located in the centre of Fingal, at Ireland’s fastest growing food industry location, the Food Central Business Park, the company is adjacent to the M1, M50, M2 and M3. “Logistically our location is ideal and means we are centrally located with ease of access for transport from the
WE HAVE SHOWN TIME AND AGAIN THAT NONE OF OUR COMPETITORS OFFER A MORE THOROUGH OR QUALITYDRIVEN SERVICE THAN WE DO.
north, south and west of the country,” says Doyle. A large percentage of the country’s vegetable growers and packers are located in north county Dublin, many within 10 minutes from the facility, increasing efficiencies within the fresh produce supply chain and helping to lower the cost base overall. eing within a five-minute drive of Dublin Airport is a real advantage too for doing business with our international
partners, while also providing great travel efficiencies for the business adds oyle. With a special focus on being ‘green aware’, in 2011 Glan Arís opened its environmental award-winning, purposebuilt facility, which houses the most efficient and technically advanced crate washing machine in the country. “Our facility is both environmentally sensitive and extremely energy efficient recycling water, harnessing heat and re-using energy throughout the whole facility,” explains Doyle. He notes that the renewable energy systems have helped to halve the company’s carbon footprint, as it continually promotes innovation in this area. Moving towards 2020, Glan Arís aims to continue to strive and grow its market share, whilst maintaining a top quality service to a growing customer base. “We have ample capacity to expand our washing and pooling operations, whilst at the same time continuing to help and enhance our current customer supply chains,” he concludes. Check out the Glan Arís website and video at www.glanaris.com
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HOME AT THE HEART OF BUSINESS FOLLOWING A YEAR OF GROWTH AT KEOGH’S CRISPS, THE COMPANY IS LOOKING AHEAD TO A SUCCESSFUL 2018
017 was a successful year for Keogh’s Crisps with new-look packaging hitting the shelves, a new product launch consisting of four flavours five new employees and a factory expansion well underway. eogh s has taken on five new employees between and bringing the total number of staff in the crisps business to people. here have been some exciting developments over the past year with the introduction of the rebrand to the market. he new-look packaging which has been on shelves nationwide since ay puts home at the heart of the family business. he eogh family enlisted local illustrator Peter Donnelly to give their crisp packaging a fresh new design, while also paying a respectful homage to the many rish suppliers family members and iconic landmarks that have shaped the eogh s brand over the years. hile each crisp flavour remains exactly the same as tasty as ever the new packaging draws on unique elements to tell the eogh s arm story from crop to crisp. peaking about the rebranded packaging om eogh anaging irector at eogh s arm said e are privileged to say that Keogh’s is a very well-loved and recognised brand in reland and we thought it was time to freshen up our look. Working with a local illustrator was of paramount importance to us and eter onnelly from ush o. ublin has absolutely
perfected the essence of Keogh’s in his designs. Each crisp packet now tells a story and truly puts home at the heart of it.” n eptember eogh s extended its range to include a new premium crinkle cut crisp into the rish market. he crinkle cut crisp was launched in four unique flavours to include rish heddar ed nion rish tlantic alt rushed lack epper tlantic ea alt alsamic inegar and a lamed rilled rish Steak. The crisps are ploughed with deep ridges to pack even more flavour into every bite. ll eogh s products are certified gluten-free.
eogh s won several awards in including two reat aste wards two las na h ireann wards an rish uality ward as well as the est ales arketing usiness xcellence ward at the ingal ublin usiness xcellence wards which took place in the Crowne Plaza, Santry in ovember. eogh s has started with big ambitions with a new factory expansion planned to open in May, which will bring an additional five new positions to the business and a new product launch for late summer. ndeed eogh s shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
The Keogh’s Crisps team picking up the Best Sales & Marketing Business Excellence Award at the 2017 Fingal Dublin Business Excellence Awards
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From our Family to Yours You can taste the difference
Country Crest is all about authenticity, local heritage and, naturally, great taste. At the Country Crest Farm Shop we are proud to sell Bord Bia assured premium beef reared on our own farm, local fresh produce and the best of Irish artisan foods.
COUNTRY CREST FARM SHOP AT JONES GARDEN CENTRE, JUNCTION 4, M1. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. FREE PARKING. COUNTRYCREST.IE.
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TRUE TO NATURE COUNTRY CREST HAS A GREAT STORY. ONE THAT CENTRES ON AUTHENTICITY, LOCAL HERITAGE, DEDICATION AND INNOVATION.
t Country Crest, we believe in sustainability and in being true to nature. We embrace innovation and deliver only the best quality produce to the Irish market. Our family business has been growing for four generations, and today we are one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of top quality Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, Irish beef, onions and chilled prepared meals.
onion grading, packaging and primary storage facility, maintaining its position as Ireland’s only commercial grower and packer of onions.
OUR HISTORY Many of the best companies in the world have a strong family story behind them, having grown from humble beginnings and from a passion to do something better. We at Country Crest are no different. Here’s ours:
2007: Country Crest takes its first step on the international CSR ladder with the 2007/2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year scheme, for which Michael Hoey is a finalist.
1910: A farming heritage is founded in North County Dublin by the Hoey family. One hundred years later and Country Crest still produces the freshest produce on the family farm.
2008: Country Crest establishes a prepared foods division – Ballymaguire Foods.
19101993: From the original roots of the family business, the underlying promise and passion to respect and protect the power and purity of the land is born. 1993: The fourth generation of the Hoey family, brothers Michael and Gabriel, establishes Country Crest, which grows and pre-packs fresh potatoes for the retail sector. 1999: €3.8 million is invested in a new facility for washing, grading and packing potatoes, doubling staff numbers. 2005: Country Crest makes a €4 million investment in a state-of-the-art
2009: Country Crest’s focus on sustainability is further enhanced with the introduction of an 80 metre on-site wind turbine supplying over 70 per cent of the company’s energy needs.
2015: The Country Crest Farm Shop opens at Jones Garden Centre selling Bord Bia assured beef from their farm, craft meats, locally grown fresh vegetables, prepared meals and Irish artisan foods. 2016: Country Crest adds sweet potatoes to its catalogue of products. Importing directly from its growing partner in North Carolina, it now grades and packs them in Lusk for the retail and prepared foods sectors.
2011: Country Crest wins the 2011 Bord Bia Sustainability Award, becoming a pilot company for Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainability Development Programme.
2017: Country Crest completes its fiveyear Origin Green sustainability charter, and is the first to launch a second five-year plan, focusing on waste management, energy management, biodiversity and CSR.
2014: Country Crest invests in its own cattle feeding unit on site. This allows the company to complete an assured traceability of quality beef. Traceability is an integral part of Country Crest’s ethos and a practice that remains of the highest priority across all divisions.
Today, in 2018, Country Crest has evolved into a progressive agri-food business, embracing innovation and delivering only the best quality produce to the Irish market. For more information visit www.countrycrest. ie or www.countrycrestfarmshop.ie.
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DRIVEN BY PERFORMANCE AS CONSUMERS TODAY EXPECT MORE FROM THEIR LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIP, WINDSOR AIRSIDE NISSAN CONTINUES TO DELIVER A GREAT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
indsor Airside Nissan, managed by Dealership Manager Chris Foyle, has been serving the local area with new and used vehicles as well as excellent after care for almost 20 years. It currently employs over 30 people. At Windsor, last year saw the introduction of the new Nissan Micra in April, as well as the release of the upgraded Nissan Qashqai in July. The multi-award winning Qashqai was, yet again, the best-selling model in the Nissan range in 2017 with the Nissan X-Trail one of the top selling SUV models in its segment. On the commercial side, a number of models proved very popular, particularly the Nissan NV400, Nissan NAVARA and the new Nissan NV300, which had its first full year of sales after being launched in November 2016. Looking forward to the next 12 months, Foyle and his team are excited about the launch of the all new 40KWH Nissan LEAF at the end of February. The Nissan Leaf, the world’s first purpose-designed, mass produced, 100 per cent electric car, has proven incredibly popular since its initial launch. “The new Nissan Leaf commands an impressive 378km on a single charge, which you can avail of at our dealership for free,” says Foyle. “So it’s easy to understand why customers have started to move towards electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf.” Since first opening its doors, Windsor Airside Nissan has evolved to accommodate the needs of the modern car buyer. This continuous evolution of Windsor was evident towards the end of 2017 with the launch of its new
The new Nissan LEAF, which launches in February 2018
Chris Foyle, Dealership Manager, Windsor
website, which now allows customers to search and buy a car online easier than ever before. The Windsor branding also received a complete upgrade, with the well-known ‘Windsor Motor Group’ shortened to be simply known as ‘Windsor’, with an added tagline
promising that customers will ‘Drive Happy’. “The reality of today is that consumers begin their vehicle buying journey online and are more informed than ever, but they also want more from their local dealership, which is why it was important for us to speak to our customers and make sure we were exceeding their needs,” says Foyle. Customers want convenience, range, quality service offerings and simplicity and they want it under one roof. Windsor has a large selection of over 1,000 used cars across a range of brands for customers to view on site or online, all of which have received a full 149 point health check by their highly skilled master technicians. “Whether you’re buying a new or used car, it’s a very exciting time in your life and we want to be there every step of the journey, now and in the future to ensure our customers continue to drive happy,” concludes Foyle.
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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE THE EMMAUS CENTRE OFFERS A RANGE OF EXECUTIVE AND STAFF PROGRAMMES TO BUILD HEALTHIER AND HIGHER PERFORMING ORGANISATIONS.
he Emmaus Centre is situated in beautiful, private parkland grounds just ten minutes from Dublin International Airport, 30 minutes from Dublin city centre and three minutes off the M1 motorway. Surrounded by mature grounds, with tree lined pathways, landscaped gardens and a riverside walk, here business dwells in harmony with nature. We offer a range of executive and staff mindful leadership and emotional intelligence programmes to build healthier and higher performing organisations, which have real values and are firmly rooted in their local communities. If you’d like to book a room or
conference hall for a business meeting or training session, we have a fantastic selection of rooms for you to choose from. We can accommodate over 200 people in our conference hall and other rooms can accommodate anything you need from two to 100 people. We would encourage you to call in for an exploratory visit at any time. The Emmaus Centre delivers a very high quality experience for you and your guests in a truly unique atmosphere. You will find the peace and tranquillity necessary to focus and achieve your potential, while having a great meeting or event. Treat your customers to somewhere different from the norm; a place with spirit, style and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. We’re here to serve you and are dedicated to the success of your event or training initiative.
AT A GLANCE • Executive leadership/ mindfulness/emotional intelligence programmes • Full catering facilities and two large dining rooms • Close to Dublin Airport • Free fast WiFi system • Unlimited access to tea and coffee docks • Meditation and mindfulness spaces • Wheelchair accessible rooms • Free on-site parking • Modern conference and meeting room facilities • 62 ensuite guest bedrooms
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elltree, located in longriffin is a mixed commercial and residential complex developed by annon omes. elltree comprises a range of spacious - ated threebedroom homes with a selection of two and three storey house styles available as detached semi-detached and terraced houses. hey range in si e from square metres square foot to square metres sq foot . his central location has access to its own station and park and ride facility on site along with restaurants convenience shops a gymnasium pharmacy and doctor s surgery. he development is also closely situated near the -acre state-of-the-art ather ollins ark. ithin a very short drive is lare all and onaghmede shopping centres the ublin irport alahide owth and ortmarnock. longriffin also boasts excellent transport links with its own station located five minutes from elltree and excellent bus and rail transport links. rices at elltree start from . www.belltree.ie MILLERâ€™S GLEN, SWORDS iller s len is already established as one of ublin s most successful new developments. he development is situated ust km north of words illage on the len llan oad directly opposite two primary schools and the pplewood ommunity entre. pplewood village which includes various retail outlets is a short fiveminute walk from iller s len and a brand new retail complex is due to commence as part of the development.
The Belltree development in Clongriffin
words is a thriving location close to ublin irport and has a great range of recreational facilities. or the golf enthusiast there are a number of courses nearby such as words t. argaret s oganstown and orrest ittle. here is also a great range of sports clubs nearby. he region benefits from excellent transport links with regular bus routes to the city centre and a location ust off the motorway close to the . iller s len is also ust over km from ublin irport. ongview is the latest phase of iller s len and comprises houses with three main house types available. hey are particularly spacious houses the three bedroom homes measure between and square metres. rices for the three bedroom houses start at . here are two styles of luxury four bedroom homes
available with very spacious semidetached and detached options. rices for the four bedroom houses start from . annon omes has developed in excess of residential units across ublin since the company was formed in . t has built a number of wellknown schemes in north and south county ublin including obswall and the asino in alahide arkedge in longriffin pplewood in words ockfield in undrum and the ad oining iller s len in words. For more information on new developments by Gannon Homes visit www.millersglen.ie. Both Belltree and Millerâ€™s Glen can be viewed virtually every weekend or at any time by appointment through Sherry FitzGerald New Homes. Tel: 01-6671888.
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BUILDING FOR COMMUNITIES FOR 35 YEARS, LIFFEY DEVELOPMENTS HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SITE DEVELOPMENT WORKS FOR MANY LARGE SCALE RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, PARKS AND SPORT GROUND FACILITIES IN THE FINGAL REGION.
stablished in 1983, Liffey Developments is a leading civil engineering company that provides a full range of civil engineering and project management services. Over the years the business has built a strong reputation for providing a quality service, delivered on time and at a competitive price. The company’s innovative ideas, value engineering solutions and technical advice have resulted in securing repeat business from its existing clients and increasing its client portfolio. Traditionally one of the company’s main areas of focus has been in site development works for residential developments. It has built up strong relationships with some of Ireland’s leading property developers completing major site development projects involving distributor roads, quality bus corridors, drainage works, water mains, public utilities, groundworks, hard and
soft landscaping and car parks. Liffey Developments pays high attention to every detail, ensuring that works are completed to the highest standards. This level of dedication to excellence has resulted in a high volume of repeat business from valued clients. Liffey Developments is delighted to be involved in a number of prime brand new developments of quality family homes, designed and built to the highest standards. Some of the projects the company is currently involved in include Millers Glen, Fairbrook, Parkedge and Belltree Developments for Gannon Homes, Coill Dubh for Bovale Developments and The Forge for Dwyer Nolan Developments. Liffey Developments is highly experienced in sportsground and parkland developments with previous projects including the multi-award winning Father Collins Park, Donaghmede for Dublin City Council. It has delivered numerous
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OVER THE YEARS THE BUSINESS HAS BUILT A STRONG REPUTATION FOR PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE, DELIVERED ON TIME AND AT A COMPETITIVE PRICE.
top quality sports ground facilities both in the Fingal area and indeed across the country. The company is totally committed to running all of its projects to the highest industry standards. Its quality and safety management system has been regularly audited and is certified to recognised international standards by independent professional bodies. Liffey Developments is proud to have been awarded the highest level of safety compliance in the industry over the past three years. By choosing Liffey Developments you will not only benefit from its expertise and broad experience but also from its commitment to work closely with you to ensure that it meets or exceeds your expectations and delivers each project to your full satisfaction.
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SMALL BUSINESS TOOLS FOR SUCCESS THANKS TO THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW INNOVATIVE SERVICES AIMED AT SMES, AIB IS DETERMINED TO MAKE 2018 A YEAR OF GOOD BUSINESS IN EVERY BRANCH.
ince the launch of its dedicated Business Customer Advisors (BCAs), AIB has been making SMEs and start-ups a priority with its new services. Available in every branch, the BCAs offer advice to customers who are endeavouring to start a business or grow their existing one. “The role is to be there as the point of contact for any business customer that may come into the branch, to start a relationship and open a business account,” says Stephen Keena, Drumcondra Branch BCA.
“What we do as well, as part of the BCA role, is advise the customer on not just the products and services that AIB has, but we always sit them down and inform them about other supports, such as the ocal nterprise ffice to make them aware that there are supports available outside of the bank.” Along with the assistance of BCAs in every branch, AIB has launched its usiness oolkit programme. he first feature in the Business Toolkit is the creation of a free business plan using the PlanHQ app. “It’s obviously quite
The AIB team at the Balbriggan branch
important for them to have if they are applying for credit or if they’re just updating where they are or what stage of the business they’re at,” explains Keena. Another important feature is a file back-up and encryption system using MozyPro technology. With MozyPro customers can back up critical files along with recovering damaged, lost or stolen files and documents. urther security measures associated with the technology is military level encryption to protect files before they are sent and then the advantage of having them stored in a secure data centre. With much of business advertising and selling transitioning to the online market, one of the biggest draws for Keena is the website builder included in the toolkit, bOnline, which provides customers with their own website domain name and web hosting. “It allows them to build their own website and build their own services online and the team in AIB helps you build the website. It’s not that you just go in cold and just do it yourself,” says Keena. Thanks to the assistance available at AIB branches, no previous website expertise is required to set up a business website. wo final features of the toolkit include a receipt bank, which allows a customer to catalogue receipts on their PC instead of through paper, along with a payroll management app called Sage. Overall the response from business owners has been overwhelmingly positive according to Keena. “The two that the customers give really positive feedback on is the receipt bank because it obviously cuts out a lot of paper for them and bOnline, the website builder, because that’s a huge cost saver for them.”
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The One4all Gift Card represents choice, flexibility and security to our customers making it the perfect gift for staff, colleagues and clients.
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ONE4ALL CHRISTMAS CLUB The One4all Christmas Club gives staff the chance to set money aside throughout the year and take the stress out of Christmas shopping. One4all tops up all funds by 2 per cent and all Christmas Club members are entered into a monthly competition, offering additional benefits to saving with ne all.
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FINGAL DUBLIN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
& CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARDS
THE 15TH FINGAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE & CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARDS HONOURED EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN LOCAL BUSINESS.
ver 500 people from throughout the Fingal region celebrated business excellence and CSR at the Fingal Business Excellence & Corporate Responsibility Awards in the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport on Friday November 10th 2017. There were 24 award winners in total on the night, with Luke Moriarty of Moriarty Group the recipient of the prestigious JC Savage Fingal Business Person of the Year Excellence Award 2017. He follows in the footsteps of other great entrepreneurs in Fingal to have received the award such as Michael Dawson (2010), Michael Hoey (2011), Caroline Keeling (2012), Michael Wright (2013), Louise Phelan (2014), Tom Keogh (2015) and Dr David Keenan (2016). Other winners on the night included PayPal, Dublin Airport, One4All, LEO Fingal, Keogh's Crisps, Country Crest and the Fingal Volunteer Centre. Commenting on the awards, Chamber Chief Executive Anthony Cooney said: “This is the 15th year of these awards, which recognise and congratulate companies whose drive and ambition continue to set higher and higher standards in excellence, innovation and customer service. The companies represented here are not only setting a standard for the Fingal region, but for the country and beyond. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all shortlisted companies and winners for their excellent work. I would also like to thank the award sponsors for their great support on this special night and indeed throughout the year.”
1. The Dublin Airport team, winner of the Development in People CSR Award 2. Balbriggan-based Hanley Measurement and Control collects the International Trade Excellence Award from then Fingal Dublin Chamber President Guy Thompson
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2017 WINNERS DEVELOPMENT IN PEOPLE CSR AWARD Sponsored by Keelings Winner: Dublin Airport
MULTINATIONAL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CSR AWARD Sponsored by Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Winner: PayPal
SME EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CSR AWARD Sponsored by PayPal Winner: McInerney Saunders
LARGE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CSR AWARD Sponsored by Bank of Ireland Winner: One4All
WORKPLACE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CSR AWARD Sponsored by Country Crest Winner: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Mfg
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport Winner: Local Enterprise Office Fingal
NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport Winner: Fingal Volunteer Centre
BEST SMALL BUSINESS AWARD EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Fingal Winner: Everest Granola
BEST STARTïšºUP/NEW BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by LINC Centre at ITB Winner: Hope Beer
INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Malone Group
1. The Fingal Volunteer Centre team, winner of the Not For Profit Organisation Excellence Award 2. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Limited, winner of Workplace Employer of the Year CSR Award 3. One4all collects the Large Employer of the Year CSR Award 4. McInerney Saunders, winner of the SME Employer of the Year CSR Award
AWARDS IN NUMBERS
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2017 WINNERS Winner: Hanley Measurement and Control
DIGITAL MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by VHI Healthcare Winner: Fairyhouse Racecourse
BEST BUSINESS PRACTICE EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Blanchardstown Centre Winner: Malone Group – Blanchardstown
INNOVATION IN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by AIB Bank Winner: IBM in Ireland Innovation Exchange
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by McInerney Saunders Winner: Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
BEST SALES AND MARKETING CAMPAIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Winner: Keogh's Crisps
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD SERVICES SECTOR Sponsored by Ulster Bank Winner: AIB Bank – Skerries
CUSTOMER SERVICE RETAIL EXCELLENCE AWARD INDEPENDENT SECTOR Sponsored by One4All Winner: Country Crest
CUSTOMER SERVICE RETAIL EXCELLENCE AWARD MULTIPLE SECTOR Sponsored by Swords Pavilions Winner: The Kilkenny Shop
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SECTOR Sponsored by Aer Lingus Winner: Newbridge House and Farm
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2017 WINNERS RETAIL PREMISES OF THE YEAR EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Michael JF Wright Winner: Neola Apparel
PUB OF THE YEAR EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Fingal Independent Winner: Wrights Findlater, Howth
BEST PLACE TO EAT EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Musgrave Marketplace Winner: Aqua Restaurant, Howth
JC SAVAGE FINGAL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Dublin Airport Authority Luke Moriarty, Managing Director, Moriarty Group
1. PayPal, winner of the Multinational Employer of the Year CSR Award 2. Neola Apparel 3. Everest Granola 4. Aqua Restaurant, Howth 5. IBM in Ireland Innovation Exchange 6. Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport 7. Luke Moriarty, Managing Director of The Moriarty Group, accepts the JC Savage Fingal Business Person of the Year Excellence Award 8. AIB Bank, Skerries 9. Country Crest 10. Malone Group 11. The Kilkenny Shop 12. Keogh's Crisps, winner of the Best Sales and Marketing Campaign Excellence Award
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DRINAN ENTERPRISE CENTRE IS A QUALITY DEVELOPMENT OF ENTERPRISE STARTER UNITS WITHIN THE SWORDS ENTERPRISE PARK • • • • •
Units range in size from 22 – 166 sq. metres Drinan Enterprise Centre has 2,400 sq. metres available by licence at competitive rates These units are ideal for start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises All mains services are available including 3 phase power Own door offices throughout
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Also available new HSE approved Food Units. Supported by Fingal County Council & Local Enterprise Office, Fingal
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ENGINEERING SERVICES Ashdown HVAC Controls Limited Liffey Developments (Dublin) Limited Malone Group Oliver Russell & Associates Ltd Consultant Engineers Reconcile Engineering Ltd.
ESTATE AGENT/PROPERTY SERVICES Cumisky Real Estate Alliance Fingal Letting & Property Management Limited Flynn & Associates Morton & Flanagan Auctioneers Murphy Moore Property Services Redmond Property Schnittger Property Management Limited
EVENT MANAGEMENT Blue Martini Group Whitelight Consulting Ltd.
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Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza Dublin - Blanchardstown Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa Hilton Dublin Airport Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport Marine Hotel Metro Hotel Dublin Airport Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links Radisson Blu Hotel - Dublin Airport Red Bank House & Restaurant Roganstown Golf & Country Club The Grand Hotel The Helix Travelodge Hotel Dublin Airport North Travelodge Hotel Phoenix Park Travelodge Ireland Waterside House Hotel
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HEALTH & SAFETY Advanta Safety Coyle Group Safety Solutions The CPL Institute
HEALTHCARE SERVICES Applied Occupational Health Ltd. Beechtree Nursing Home Bon Secour Hospital Broadmeadow Healthcare Management Elite Healthcare Full Health Medical Home Instead Senior Care Home Response & Assistance Limited Prosper Fingal Respicare Limited St Francis Hospice Dublin Swords Dentist Swords Eye Centre Swords Orthodontics Tara Winthrop Limited Vhi Healthcare
HOTEL/CONFERENCING/ CATERING SERVICES Bracken Court Hotel Campus Residences DAC Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport Carnegie Court Hotel Castleknock Hotel & Country Club City North Hotel
Fingal Insurance Group Limited FM Downes & Co Higgins Life and Pensions HSF Health Plan Michael Kennedy Insurance Group Patrick Quinlan Insurance Total Health Cover
IT SERVICES/ TECHNOLOGY Agile Networks Amazon Data Services Ireland Ceatechnology Services Limited Dataplex eXpd8 Fujitsu Ireland Grenke Limited IBM Ireland Product Distribution Limited O’Doherty.Biz Limited Pimbrook Software Limited SanDisk International Ltd. Symantec Ireland TechStorm Consulting Ltd Veritas Storage (Ireland) Limited
Ingersoll-Rand International Limited QLogic Ireland Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Limited The Hot Seat Ltd
MARKETING SERVICES Boozaga Easypen Limited Cole Marketing Direction Research Group Limited
MEDIA/NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING Ashville Media Group Fingal Independent Phoenix FM 92.5
MOTOR SALES Airside Ford Airside Seat Gannon City Recovery & Recycling Services Limited Ironplanet Ltd. Linders Renault & Dacia Chapelizod Michael Barrable Motors Limited
OFFICE SUPPLIES/FURNITURE Absolute Office DS Workspace & Interiors Limited Ergo Office Furniture Systems Limited S & S Office Interiors Limited The Paperweight Office Supplies
PHARMACEUTICAL/CHEMICAL Alexion Pharma International Operations Astellas Ireland Co. Limited Kora Healthcare Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals McGee Pharma International Newport Pharmaceuticals Limited Rottapharm Limited
PRINT/GRAPHIC DESIGN Cloud 9 Graphic Solutions
Bailey Homan Smyth McVeigh Brian D. O’Brien & Co Solicitors Byrne & Company Solicitors Cronin & Co Solicitors Doyle & Company Solicitors Gary Irwin Solicitors MP Black & Co Solicitors Shannons Solicitors
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Darragh O’Brien TD Senator James Reilly
Arvato SCM Ireland Limited Doosan Bobcat EMEA
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RECRUITMENT/PERSONNEL SERVICES Achievers Resource Solutions Employment Focus - Focus Ireland Flexsource Solutions National Recruitment Federation Nobox Outsourcing Limited Noel Group Osborne Recruitment Sigmar Recruitment Consultants Limited Stelfox Limited
RETAIL/SHOPPING Blanchardstown Centre BWS E-Tailing Champions Products Europe Limited Claire Allan’s Hair Design Colourtrend Fields Jewellers J.C. Savage Supermarket Limited Jones Garden Centre Limited Millfield Shopping Centre Monica Tolans Beauty Clinic One4all SuperValu Boroimhe Shopping Centre Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre Umami
Newbridge House and Farm Ltd. Nifti North Fingal Rural Transport
TRAINING/EDUCATION SERVICES Academy of Aviation Actioncoach Business Coaching Athena College of Ireland DDLETB Adult Education Service Dublin City University Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Keys & Strings School of Music National Learning Network People & Process Limited Pitman Trainig Swords Priority Management Training Public Speaking Training
AISM Services Frontline Security RMS Security
Ace Express Freight Aircoach Aramex Ireland Limited Cargocare Limited Curtis & Lees Limited Customs Matters DHL Global Forwarding Europa Worldwide Logistics Fastway Couriers (Ireland) Sandford Freight Limited Transpoco Wells Cargo Logistics Limited
Athletics Association of Ireland Ltd. Beaverstown Golf Club Carr Golf - Corballis Links Golf Club/ Elmgreen Golf Club Fairyhouse Club Limited Malahide Castle Golf & Tennis Malahide Rugby Club National Sports Campus Skerries Golf Club St Finians GAA Club Swords
Action Ireland Trust Blanchardstown Area Partnership Citizens Information Centre Blanchardstown DogsTrust Fingal Genealogy (Swords Historical Society Ltd) Remember Us Special Needs Group Snowflakes Autism Support
WASTE MANAGEMENT/ RECYCLING SERVICES
3 Store Swords Viatel Ireland Virgin Media Business
Multimetals Recycling Limited Acme Systems Limited Fostervale Limited
WEB & APP SERVICES
Compare Travel Eirebus Limited FCm Travel Solutions Fingal Tourism Limited Goldstar International Chauffeur Drive Irish Centre For Cycling Ltd. Malahide Castle & Gardens
Glen Dimplex Ireland John Doyle Distributors Ltd. Musgrave MarketPlace Ballymun Pan Euro Foods
Eazi Apps The Web Centre Willows Consulting
WHOLESALE SERVICES Clynes Coffee Co Conaty Food & Catering Supplies Delicatessen Meat Supplies Ltd.
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DIRECTORY 3 STORE SWORDS Owner: Martina Hilliard Sales Manager: Jan Przylucki Store Manager: Paul Phorburn 62 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8131720 www.three.ie TeleCom Services
ABSOLUTE OFFICE Directors: Barry & Naomi Gar Deanstown, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8407707 www.absoluteoffice.ie Office Supplies/Furniture
ACADEMY OF AVIATION Managing Director: Ruth Thewlis Carlton Hotel, Old Airport Road, Cloghran, Co. Dublin T: 8370100 www.aoa.ie Training/Education Services
ACE EXPRESS FREIGHT Marketing & Sales Admin Manager: Helen Farrell Commercial Director: Mark Tracey Blakes Cross, Lusk, Co. Dublin T: 8702600 www.aceexpressgroup.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution
ACHIEVERS RESOURCE SOLUTIONS Managing Director: Paula McGrath Communications & Operations Assistant Manager: Daniela O’Sullivan 9 Trinity Street, Dublin 2 T: 5241466 www.achievers.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services
ACME SYSTEMS LIMITED Managing Director: Terence Moran Office Manager: Ruth Grafton Sales Manager: Paul Clifford
Unit 4, Feltrim Business Park, Drynam Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8900660 www.acmesystems.ie Waste Management/Recycling Services
ACTION IRELAND TRUST Chairman: Niall FitzGerald CEO: Francis Whelan Communications: Michael McCabe 13 Gainsborough Green, Malahide, Co. Dublin www.actionirelandtrust.ie Voluntary/Charity
ACTIONCOACH BUSINESS COACHING Business Development Manager: Stephen Kirwan Marketing Manager: Fiona McGinn Managing Director: Paul Fagan Unit 7, Block 1, Northwood Court, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8916220 www.actioncoachireland.com Consultancy Services
ADVANTA SAFETY Director: Edel O’Rourke Murtagh Hedgestown Road, Lusk, Co. Dublin T: 5253166 www.advantatraining.ie Health & Safety
AER LINGUS Communications: Declan Kearney PR Specialist: Liz McNulty Head of Corporate Business Development: Alan Molloy Communications Team, 3rd Floor, West Hangar 6, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin www.aerlingus.com Aviation/Airport Services
AGILE NETWORKS Managing Director: Darragh Richardson Plaza 212, Blanchardstown, Corporate Park 2, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 T: 8853160 www.agilenetworks.ie IT & Technology Services
AIB BANK Swords Branch Manager: Geraldine Heskin Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8404001 www.bank.ie.aib/blancharstown.ie Bank/Banking Services Dublin North Head of AIB - Dublin North: Ray Alcock Local Market Office, Dublin North, 140 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9 T: 7720464 www.aib.ie Financial Services Dublin North West Head of AIB - Dublin West: Ray Lynch Local Market Office, Dublin West, Old Bawn Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 T: 4512811 www.aib.ie Financial Services
AIRCOACH Customer Service Manager: Brendan Gallagher Operations Manager: Aisling Keeley Managing Director: Allen Parker Airport Business Park, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin T: 8447118 www.aircoach.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
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AIRSIDE FORD Director: Damien Smyth Airside Motor Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8708900 www.airsideford.ie Motor Sales
AIRSIDE SEAT Brand Manager: David Kinna Airside Motor Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8107098 www.airsideseat.ie Motor Sales
AISM SERVICES General Manager: David Flood 119 Carra House, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Baldoyle, Dublin 13 T: 8395116 www.aism.ie Security Services
ALEXION PHARMA INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS UC EVP Global Operations: Julie O’Neill UC VP Supply Chain: Jim Redmond UC VP Manufacturing: Shane Doyle College Business & Technology Park, Blanchardstown Road, North Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 254 6400 www.alexion.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical
AMAZON DATA SERVICES IRELAND Senior Manager, AWS Public Policy: John Midgley Cluster Manager, Data Centre Ops: James Moloney Director, AWS HR Ireland: Mike Beary One Burlington Plaza, Burlington Road, Dublin 4 www.amazon.com IT & Technology Services
ANDREWS TAX CONSULTING Managing Partner: Derek Andrews Chase House, City Junction Business Park, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17 T: 6978012 www.andrewstax.ie Financial Services
APPLIED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH LTD.
ASHQUEST LIMITED T/A KENRITE CONSTRUCTION
Director: Rita Gilsenan Magnolia Lodge, Palmerstown, Oldtown, Co. Dublin T: 086 3666331 www.aohealth.ie Healthcare Services
Director: Ger Enright 53 O’Connell Street, Limerick T: 061 419056 www.kenrite.com Property Development
ARAMEX IRELAND LIMITED
Managing Director: Gerry Tynan Unit 55, Park West Road, Park West Industrial Estate, Dublin 12 T: 4322200 www.ashville.com Publishing & Event Management
Operations Manager: David Parsons Country Manager: Frank Kilbride Financial Manager: David Farrelly Bellinstown, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin T: 8078000 www.aramex.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
ARDMAC LIMITED Marketing Manager: Linda Mullen CEO: Ronan Quinn Managing Director: Roy Millar Swords Business Campus, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8948800 www.ardmac.com Construction Services
ARENA FINANCIAL SERVICES Director: Tommy Costello Director: Barry Corcoran 107 Dublin Airport Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8427595 wwww.arenafinancial.ie Financial Services
ARVATO SCM IRELAND Limited Managing Director: Patrick Corbett Director Business Development: Tracy Burke Operations Director: Tom Kelly Financial Director: Ian Montgomery IDA Industrial Estate, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 8409000 www.scm.arvato.com.en Manufacturing
ASHDOWN HVAC CONTROLS LIMITED Directors: Seamus & Susan McGlade Unit 1, Second Floor, Damastown Walk, Damastown Technology Park, Dublin 15 T: 8991812 www.ashdowncontrols.com Engineering Services
ASHVILLE MEDIA GROUP
ASTELLAS IRELAND CO. LIMITED President: Hideki Shima Damastown Industrial Park, Damastown Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 T: 8030800 www.astellas.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical
ATHENA COLLEGE OF IRELAND Managing Director: Deirdre O’Reilly 2G Fingal Bay Business Park, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 6911358 www.athenacollege.iw Training/Education Services
ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND LTD. Finance Director: John Holian Unit 19 Northwood, Court Northwood Business Campus, Santry, Dubin 9 T: 8869933 www.athleticsireland.ie Advertising/Marketing
ATKINS IRELAND LIMITED Managing Director: Tom O’Malley Marketing Director: Fidelma Lucey Atkins House, 150-155 Airside Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8108000 firstname.lastname@example.org
BAILEY HOMAN SMYTH MCVEIGH Managing Partner: Mark Homan Partner: Brian Bailey Partner: Joe McVeigh
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Partner: Giles Smyth 6-7 Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2 T: 4408300 www.bhsm.ie Legal Services
BALLYMAGUIRE FOODS Managing Director: Edward Spelman Rathmooney Lusk, Co. Dublin T: 8437061 www.countrycrest.ie Agribusiness
BALMORAL INTERNATIONAL LAND LIMITED Development Director - Ireland: David O’Sullivan 29 North Anne Street, Dublin 7 T: 8872788 www.bilplc.com Property Development
BANK OF IRELAND Head of County Dublin North: Laura Henry Head of Business Banking: Stephen Kilgallon 19 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8213588 www.bankofireland.com Bank/Banking Services
BANK OF IRELAND - NORTHERN CROSS Head of West Territory Dublin North: Mark Gallagher 2/3 Burnell Green, Northern Cross Malahide Road, Dublin 17 T: 8710030 www.bankofireland.ie Bank/Banking Services
BANK OF IRELAND - SKERRIES Head of Fingal Territory Dublin North: Helen McNamara 93 Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin T: 8490335 www.bankofireland.ie Bank/Banking Services BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE Senior Administrator: Rita Curran Operations Manager: Paul Murgatroyd Damastown Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 T: 8203020 www.base-centre.com Business Services/Facilities
BEAVERSTOWN GOLF CLUB OFFICE Manager: Gillian Harris Beaverstown Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 8436439 www.beaverstown.com Sports/Leisure Services
BEECHTREE NURSING HOME PROVIDER Nominee: Nuala Walsh Murragh, Oldtown, Co. Dublin T: 8433634 www.beechtree.ie Nursing Homes/Convalescent Homes
BJM BUSINESS ADVICE Consultant: John Brady Principal: Brian Murphy Brookside Gardens, Old Road, Rush, Co. Dublin T: 087 2428074 www.bjmbusinessadvice.com Consultancy Services
BLANCHARDSTOWN & DISTRICT CREDIT UNION CEO: Brian Conroy Operations Manager: Martina Sheridan Unit 9, Blanchardstown Business Centre, Clonsilla Road, Dublin 15 T: 8203495 www.blanchardstowncu.ie Bank/Banking Services
BLANCHARDSTOWN AREA PARTNERSHIP Chief Executive: Adeline O’Brien Employer Liaison Officer: Paula Murray Dillon House, Unit 106, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8209550 www.bap.ie Voluntary/Charity
BLANCHARDSTOWN CENTRE General Manager: Joe Gavin Marketing Manager: Mercy Prendergast Management Suite, Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8221356 www.blanchardstowncentre.com Retail/Shopping
BLANCHARDSTOWN CORPORATE PARK Director: Darren Harrison Park Director: Aidan Harrison Block 10, Unit 3, Blanchardstown,
Corporate Park, Dublin 15 T: 8116263 www.channor.com Property Development
BLUE MARTINI GROUP Director: Annie Arshak Group Director: Jason Williams Group Finance: Emma Weldridge Lakedrive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24 T: 5242322 www.swordsonice.ie Event Management
BON APPETIT Chef/Owner: Oliver Dunne Sales & Marketing: Emma Cooke General Manager: Dermot Hennessy 9 James’s Terrace, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8450314 www.bonappetit.ie Bar/Restaurant
BON SECOUR HOSPITAL Hospital Manager: Mike Tonery PA to Hospital Manager: Helen O’Grady Glasnevin Hill, Dublin 9 T: 8065353 www.bonsecours.ie Healthcare Services
BOOZAGA Director: Nicola Rutledge Director: Dermot Styles 1 Courtview, Rathborne, Ashtown, Dublin 7 T: 6918818 www.boozaga.ie Marketing Services
BRACKEN COURT HOTEL General Manager: David Ryan Sales Executive: Jean Bermingham Bridge Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 8413333 www.brackenCourt.ie Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
BRENNAN & CO. ACCOUNTING Office & IT Manager: James Brennan Partner: Michael Brennan 9 The Stables, Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin T: 8464747 www.brennanandcompany.ie Accounts/Accountancy Services www.fingaldublinchamber.ie | 87
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BRIAN D. O’BRIEN & CO. SOLICITORS
Dublin 17, D17 NN62 T: 8424733 www.cargocare.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15 T: 6406300 www.castleknockhotel.com Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
CARLTON HOTEL BLANCHARDSTOWN
CEATECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED
Director: John Hartnett Director: Joanne Hartnett Rookswood Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 086 1788554 www.bricks4kidz.ie/fingal-santry Arts/Entertainment
General Manager: Martin Dagger New Business Sales Executive: Ciara Browne Head of Commercial Planning & Development: Sophia Weir Church Road, Tyrrelstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8275600 www.carltonhotelblanchardstown.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
Chairperson: Gerardine Deane Managing Director: Brian Deane Financial Director: Marian Wynne Unit 9A Plato Business Park, Damastown, Dublin 15 T: 6403382 www.ceatechnology.com IT & Technology Services
BROADMEADOW HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
CARLTON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT
Managing Director: Chris Haggarty Financial, Controller: Patrick O’Connell Suite 8, Plaza 212, Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2, Dublin 15 T: 8991910 www.champion-eu.com Retail/Shopping
Principal: Brian D. O’Brien Solicitor: Sharon Devine 23 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8401447 www.bobsolicitors.ie Legal Services
BRICKS 4 KIDZ FINGAL & SANTRY
CEO: Francis Whelan PA: Sebrina Henderson 10 North Street, Business Park North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8957229 www.broadmeadow.ie Healthcare Services
BWS E-TAILING Managing Director: Kevin O’Brien 94 Millennium Trade Park, Cappagh Road, Ballycoolin, Dublin 11 T: 8411311 www.thebeerclub.ie Retail/Shopping
BYRNE & COMPANY SOLICITORS Partner: Patricia Byrne Partner: Brendan Byrne 11 Malahide Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8404346 www.byrnesolicitors.ie Legal Services
CAMPUS RESIDENCES DAC Operations Manager: Kathy Banks General Manager: John Caffrey DAC Business Development: David Doyle Dublin City University, Collins Avenue Glasnevin, Dublin 9 T: 7005736 www.dcurooms.com Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
CARGOCARE LIMITED Managing Director: Liam Brewer Business Development Manager: John Brewer 32/33 Airways Industrial Estate, Cloghran,
Revenue Manager: Aurelie Jaffre Managing Director: Michael Kearney General Manager: Declan Meagher Sales & Marketing Manager: Aideen Kennedy Old Airport Road, Cloghran, Co. Dublin T: 8667500 www.carlton.ie Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
CARNEGIE COURT HOTEL Sales & Marketing Manager: Abigail Gilmartin Proprietors: Mary & David Grant North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8404384 www.carnegiecourthotel.com Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
CARR GOLF - CORBALLIS LINKS GOLF CLUB/ELMGREEN GOLF CLUB Sales & Marketing Manager: Timmy Kenna 12D Joyces Way, Park West Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12 T: 8226662 www.corballislinks.com www.elmgreengolfclub.ie Sports/leisure Services
CASTLEKNOCK HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB Business Development Manager: Annemarie Hayes Financial Controller: Eoin Loughnan Director Sales & Marketing: Andrew Kavanagh General Manager: Guy Thompson
CHAMPIONS PRODUCTS EUROPE LIMITED
CHC GROUP LIMITED Managing Director: Keith Poole Operations Manager: John Burke Admin: Anthony Murray Unit B5 Metropoint Business Park, Kettles Lane, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8904923 www.chcltd.com Business Services/Facilities
CITIZENS INFORMATION CENTRE BLANCHARDSTOWN Manager: Michela Bennasi Westend House, Westend Office Park, Snugborough Road, Dublin 15 T: 0761075040 www.citizensinformation.ie Voluntary/Charity
CITY NORTH HOTEL Director of Sales & Marketing: Catherine McGovern General Manager: Cyril Laffan Gormanstown, Co. Meath T: 6906666 www.citynorthhotel.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
CLAIRE ALLAN’S HAIR DESIGN Proprietor: Claire Finnigan Post Office Road, Lusk, Co. Dublin T: 8954330 Retail/Shopping
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CLASSIC FINANCIAL SERVICES
Managing Director: Gerry Maguire Director: Stephen McNulty Unit A4 Santry Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8623155 Financial Services
Retail Manager: Aoife Brennan 84 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 F6Y9 T: 8903384 www.colortrend.ie Retail/Shopping
CLAYTON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT
CEO: Gavin Coyle The Linc, Blanchardstown IT, Blanchardstown Road, North Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 9038450 www.coyle-group.com Health & Safety
General Manager: Des McCann Sales & Marketing Manager: Bronagh McKee Baskin Lane Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8711200 www.claytonhotels.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
CLOUD 9 GRAPHIC SOLUTIONS Business Development Manager: Jon Lambert Managing Director: Peter Carroll 9 Broomhill Business, Complex Boomhill Road, Dublin 24 T: 4000030 www.cloud9solutions.ie Print/Graphic Design
CLYDE REAL ESTATE BLANCHARDSTOWN LTD. COO: Ross O’Gorman CEO: Sean Gallagher Chairman: Colm Piercy Clyde House, Blanchardstown Business and Technology Park, Dublin 15 T: 086 8112880 www.clyderealestate.com Property Development
CLYNES COFFEE CO.
Founder: Paul Hudson 2 Magenta Hall, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 086 1720034 www.comparetravel.ie Tourism/Travel Services
CONATY CATERING SUPPLIES Wholesale Sales Manager: Emer Bambrick Director: Cathal Conaty 41 Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 11 T: 8605600 www.conatycatering.com Wholesale Services
CONATY FOOD & CATERING SUPPLIES Marketing Department: Karen Cox Athlumney Navan, Co. Meath T: 8605600 www.conatycatering.com Wholesale Services
CORR & ASSOCIATES Assistant Planner: Mark Whelan Principal Consultant: Joe Corr Unit 4, Suite 4, St Fintans, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 5523096 Architects/Planning Consultants
COUNIHAN GLYNN & COMPANY
Sales Director: John Clynes Unit 2 North Park, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 T: 8068417 Wholesale Services
Principal: Maurice J.M. Counihan No 8, Unit 50 Rosemount Park Drive, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8853741 Accountants/Accountancy Services
Managing Director: Sharon Cole 24 Riverwood Glen, Carpenterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15 T: 8219076 www.colemarketing.ie Marketing Services
Owner/Managing Director: Michael Hoey Commercial Manager: Tony Doyle Marketing Manager: Breda Leonard Rathmooney Lusk, Co. Dublin T: 8437061 www.countrycrest.ie Agribusiness
CREGAN ACCOUNTANTS Director: Maurice Cregan Accountant: Rosie Madden Broadmeadow Hall, Applewood Village, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8903216 www.creganaccountants.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
CREGAN KELLY O’BRIEN FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCES Managing Director Insurances: Tommy O’Brien Director: Maurice Cregan Director: Colm Kelly Unit 2, Broadmeadow Hall, Applewood Village, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8700370 www.ckob.ie Financial Services
CRONIN & CO. SOLICITORS Principal: Mary Lou Cronin Main Street, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 8958550 www.croninlaw.ie Legal Services
CROWN WORLDWIDE Customer Relationship Manager: Craig Maguire Branch Manager Ireland: Gareth Keddle Units 3 & 4 North Park Business Park, Finglas, Dublin 11 T: 8642700 www.crownrms.com Business Services/Facilities
CROWNE PLAZA DUBLIN BLANCHARDSTOWN General Manager: Magda Dabrowska The Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8977777 www.cpireland.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
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CROWNE PLAZA DUBLIN AIRPORT
DDLETB ADULT EDUCATION SERVICE
Human Resources Manager: Jane Short General Manager: Garret O’Neill Director of Sales & Marketing: Christoph Haustein Meetings Director: Judith Graham Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8628888 www.crowneplazadublin.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
Workplace Education Coordinator: Nuala Nedjati Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8236532 www.fingaladulteducation.ie Training/Education Services
CUMISKY REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE Director: Hugh Cumisky 21 Drogheda Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 8413000 www.reacumisky.ie Estate Agent/Property Services
CURTIS & LEES LIMITED Commercial Director: William Atkinson Managing Director: Norman Wilkinson Brendan House, 151 Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Baldoyle, Dublin 13 T: 8395111 www.curtisandlees.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
CUSTOMS MATTERS CEO: Stephen F. Tracey Customs & Trade, Compliance Director: Bridget Canavan Unit D1, Swords Enterprise Park, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8428255 www.customsmatters.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
DATAPLEX CEO: Eddie Kilbane Centre Manager: Gerard Shields Ballycoolin, IDA Park, Dublin 15, D15 YN9K T: 6870100 www.dataplex.ie IT & Technology Services
DELICATESSEN MEAT SUPPLIES LTD. Director: Leo Walsh Unit 66, Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 T: 6261706 www.delimeats.ie Wholesale Services
DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING Head of Strategy, Marketing & Communications: Teresa Tyrrell Managing Director: Maurice Meade Pelican House, Dublin Airport Logistics Centre, St Margarets, Co. Dublin T: 8161000 www.dhl.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
DIRECTION RESEARCH GROUP LIMITED Director: Brian Cooney Broadmeadow Hall, Applewood Village, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8901011 www.directionresearchgroup.com Marketing Services
DMN ACCOUNTANTS Partner: Stephen McNulty Partner: Linda Nannery Unit A4, Santry Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8621000 www.dmnaccountants.ie
DBASS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
Partner: Dermot Brennan Partner: Paul Doran Accountants Partner: Michael Byrne Berkeley House, Ballybin Road, Ashbourne, Co. Meath T: 8498800 www.dbass.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
Philanthropy & Corporate Fundraising Officer: Louise Sherwin Director: Suzie Carley Ashbourne Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, D11 K003 T: 8791000 www.dogstrust.ie Voluntary/Charity
DONNELLY FRUIT & VEG GROUP Chairman: Brian Doyle Food Central, St. Margaret’s Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8908100 www.donnelly.ie Agribusiness
DOOSAN BOBCAT EMEA Block B, Swords Business Campus, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 6502050 www.doosan.com Manufacturing
DOYLE & COMPANY SOLICITORS Solicitor: Caolan Doyle 1 Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8852610 www.doyleandcompany.ie Legal Services
DRAIOCHT LIMITED General Manager: Teresa McCabe Marketing, Press & PR Manager: Nicola Murphy Director: Emer McGowan Blanchardstown Town Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8852622 www.draiocht.ie Arts/Entertainment
DRINAN ENTERPRISE CENTRE Manager: Aine McEneff Swords Enterprise Centre, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8928000 www.drinanenterprisecentre.ie Business Services/Facilities
DS WORKSPACE & INTERIORS LIMITED Managing Director: David Smith Accounts Manager: Derek Burrows Unit 224, Block C, Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2, Dublin 15 T: 8612325 www.dswil.ie Office Supplies & Furniture
DUBLIN AIRPORT Managing Director: Vincent Harrison Community Affairs Manager: Maura Cassidy External Communications Officer: Siobhán O’Donnell
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Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin T: 8144108 www.dublinairport.com Aviation/Airport Services
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY President: Brian MacCraith President’s Office, Albert College, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 T: 7005000 www.dcu.ie Training/Education Services
DUNBOYNE CASTLE HOTEL & SPA Sales Manager: Peter Cooke Maynooth Road, Dunboyne, Co. Meath T: 8013500 www.dunboynecastlehotel.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
E NUZUM Sales & Marketing: Elizabeth Nuzum Proprietor: Allen Nuzum Bridle House Farm, Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath, Co. Meath T: 6523544 www.enuzum.com Construction Services
EASYPEN LIMITED Director: Julie Griffin Managing Director: Damien Heaney 21 Scholars Walk, Lusk, Co. Dublin T: 8702160 www.easypen.ie Advertising/Marketing
EAZI APPS Managing Director: John Donnelly Nutstown, Garristown, Co. Dublin T: 8354896 www.eazi-apps.com/sitc Web & App Services
EIREBUS LIMITED Transport Director: Jeff Clarke Marketing Director: Sinead Kavanagh Corduff Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8242626 www.eirbus.ie Tourism/Travel Services
ELECTRIC IRELAND Customer Relations Manager Business Markets: Geraldine Moloney Swift Square, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9 www.electricireland.com Energy Services
ELIGHT SOLUTIONS DAC Sales Director: Kieran Cussen Hospitality Project Manager: Aisling McGrath COO: Ronan Creaney Office Manager: Caroline Rogers 1-3 The Green Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8457100 www.elight.ie Construction Services
ELITE HEALTHCARE Sales & Marketing: Laura Cruise Director: Linda Watters Business Development: Deirdre McMenamin F1, Swords Enterprise Park, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8903932 www.elitehealthcare.ie Healthcare Services
EMMAUS CENTRE Centre Director: Julie Cosden Development Manager: Michael Burns, Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 Y274 T: 8700050 www.emmauscentre.ie Business Services
EMPIRE BAR GRILL & VENUE Deputy General Manager: Kevin Bannon General Manager: James Winters 16 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8138382 www.empirebars.ie Bar/Restaurant
EMPLOYMENT FOCUS - FOCUS IRELAND Business Development: Paula McGrath Supervisor: Niamh Lambe Georges Hill, Halston Street, Dublin 7 T: 8786514 www.focusireland.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services
ERGO OFFICE FURNITURE SYSTEMS Limited Managing Director: Tom Kierans Interior Designer: Norbert Brady Unit 16, Turvery Business Centre, Turvey Avenue, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 8902501 www.ergofurnituresystems.ie Office Supplies/Furniture
ESB INTERNATIONAL Managing Director: Oliver Brogan HR Manager: Joyce Farrell Development Manager: Vincent Flynn Operation Manager: Jacinta Ryan One Dublin Airport Central, Dublin Airport Cloghran, Co. Dublin K67XF72 T: 7038000 www.esbinternational.ie Consultancy Services
EURO WEALTH FINANCIAL Principal Director: Alan Quinlan Financial Director: Ray Quinlan Senior Financial Consultant: Frank Parkes 1 Boroimhe Laurels, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8958352 www.eurowealthfinancial.ie Financial Services
EUROPA WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS Credit Controller: Carmel Rowan Logistics Director: Dave O’Shaughnessy Unit 9, Rosemount Business Park Drive, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 11 T: 8608500 www.europa-worldwide.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
EUROPEAN WATER CARE IRELAND Accounts: Amanda Griffin Sales Manager: Colm Fitzpatrick Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Co. Meath T: 8013942 www.ewcireland.ie Business Services/Facilities
EUROS REFRIGERATION LIMITED Business Owner: Peter Wynne Unit D1 North City Business Park, North Road, Dublin 11 T: 8081373 www.erg.ie Business Services
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EXPD8 CEO: Liam Mullaney Director: Mark Hyland Unit 3C Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8704999 www.expd8.com IT & Technology Services
FAIRYHOUSE CLUB LIMITED Manager: Peter Roe Head of Operations: Gillian Carey Ratoath, Co. Meath T: 8256167 www.fairyhouse.ie Sports/Leisure Services
FASTWAY COURIERS (IRELAND)
FINGAL INSURANCE GROUP LIMITED Managing Director: Conor McCarthy Director: Andy Martin Director: Jim Collins Account Director: Joe Kenny Unit B5, Airside Enterprise Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8404012 www.fingalinsurance.ie Insurance Services
FINGAL LETTING & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LIMITED
CEO: Bobby O’Keeffe 46 North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8074763 www.fastway.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
Director: Sue Brant Director: Annemarie Tobin 52A North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8138733 www.fingalletting.ie Estate Agent/Property Services
FCM TRAVEL SOLUTIONS
Business Development Manager: Lisa O’Carroll Regional Director of Sales Europe: Clodagh Flanagan FCM House, 30 Fenian Street, Dublin 2 T: 6053900 www.ie.fcm.travel/ Tourism/Travel Services
FIELDS JEWELLERS Manager: Tony Gordon Director: Gerard Bohan Unit G16, Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8904100 www.fields.ie Retail/Shopping
FINGAL GENEALOGY (SWORDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY LTD) Director: Bernadette Marks Director: Geraldine McGovern Carnegie Library North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8400080 www.swordsheritage.com Voluntary/Charity
FINGAL INDEPENDENT Advertising Manager: Patrica Caffrey Editor: Fergal Maddock 9 Shop Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth T: 8400648
Senior Librarian: Elizabeth McAleer Senior Executive Librarian: Lilian Whelan Librarian: Siobhan Walshe Librarian: Elizabeth McAleer County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8905581 Arts/Entertainment
FINGAL TOURISM LIMITED Manager: Elaine O’Sullivan Chairman: Tony Lambert County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin 8905144 www.fingaldublin.ie Tourism/Travel Services
FINTAN CLARKE PHOTOGRAPHY Owner: Fintan Clarke 10 Kellys Bay Rise, Skerries, Co. Dublin T: 086 3709498 www.fintanclarkephotography.com Business Services/Facilities
FLEXSOURCE SOLUTIONS SERVICE Delivery Manager: John Twomey Delivery Manager: Paula Hickey Managing Director: Garret Roche 3 Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8295719 www.flexsource.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services
FLYNN & ASSOCIATES Director: David Quirke 58 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8901141 www.flynnassociates.ie Estate Agent/Property Services
FM DOWNES & CO. Business Manager: Libby Downes Health Insurance Adviser: Cathal O’Bradain Financial Adviser: Frank Downes Kandoy House, 2 Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3 T: 8556666 www.fmdownes.com Insurance Services
FOODCENTRAL DEVELOPMENT Managing Director: William Keeling Food Central, St Margarets, Co. Dublin T: 8135941 www.foodcentral.eu Agribusiness
FOSTERVALE LIMITED Chief Executive: Jeremy Doyle Finance Director: Davina Collins 35 Longlands, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 5166537 www.tankanddrain.ie Waste Management/Recycling Services
FRANK LYNCH & CO. Senior Partner: Kieran Lynch Senior Partner: Francis Lynch Office Manager: Alan Martin Unit 2D, Fingal Bay Business Park, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 8412470 www.flc.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
FRANK LYNCH &, CO. Pensions Officer: Tara Callaghan Avoca House, 28-31 Seatown Place, Dundalk, Co. Louth T: 042 93373 www.flc.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
FRONTLINE SECURITY Managing Director: Allan Gannon Unit 4, Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 0871333666 Security Services
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GOURMET FOOD PARLOUR
People & CRS Director: Cathleen Doohan Director of Project Delivery: Sinead Caulfield Senior Account Manager: Cristina Roque Lino Airside Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8136000 www.ie.fujitsu.com IT & Technology Services
Director: Lorraine Heskin Unit 2, St Fintans, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8971496 www.gourmetfoodparlour.com Bar/Restaurant
FULL HEALTH MEDICAL CEO: Paul McCarthy Dogpatch Labs, CHQ Building, Dublin 1 www.fullhealthmedical.com Healthcare Services
GANNON CITY RECOVERY & RECYCLING SERVICES LIMITED Director: Tony Gannon Unit 7, Roseville Business Park, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 8907715 www.gannonscityrecovery.ie Motor Sales
GARY IRWIN SOLICITORS Principle: Gary Irwin Suite 1, Portmarnock Town Centre, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin T: 8459100 www.garyirwinsolicitors.ie Legal Services
GENVEST Director: Michael Howard Director: Anna Howard Director: Johnny Howard 4A Windsor Terrace, Malahide, Co. Dublin Property Development
GLEN DIMPLEX IRELAND Chief Executive: Johnny Dunne Financial Director: John McGrane Executive Chairman: Martin Byrne Old Airport Road, Cloghran, Co. Dublin T: 8424833 www.glendimplexireland.com Wholesale Services
GOLDSTAR INTERNATIONAL CHAUFFEUR DRIVE Managing Director: Todd Kelly Director of Operations: Ailbhe Kelly A1 Metropoint Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8900374 www.chauffeurdublin.com Tourism/Travel Services
GOWAN LEASING Leasing Manager: Con Gough Managing Director: Brian Smyth Sales Director: Michael Gibbs Ashtown Gate, Navan Road, Dublin 15 T: 8689000 www.gowanleasing.ie Auto Services
GRANT SECRETARIAL Services Owner: Betty Grant 26 Oaklands Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8402240 Business Services/Facilities
GRENKE LIMITED Branch Manager: Orlagh O’Connor Unit 42, Northwood Court, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8831051 www.grenke.ie IT & Technology Services
HAINES FLEET MANAGEMENT LIMITED Managing Director: Eugene Haines Sales Director: Ian Flood Accounts Manager: Carol Keavey Business Development: Vincent Kavanagh Unit D5, Airside Enterprise Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin K67 NP82 T: 8907734 www.hainesfleetmanagement.ie Auto Services
HIGGINS LIFE AND PENSIONS Managing Director: Alan Higgins Unit 102, Milennium Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 11 T: 086 2575574 www.higginslife.ie Insurance Services
HILTON DUBLIN AIRPORT General Manager: Stuart Nelson Conference & Events Manager: Louise Costello PA to General Manager: Claire Elijah Sales Manager: Carol Fagan
Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17 T: 8861800 www.hilton.com/dublinairport Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
HMS HOST IRELAND HR Manager: Fanni Neszveda-Canelas General Manager: Eoin Forrestal Office 47, Level 4, Terminal 1, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin T: 8141731 www.hmshost.net Bar/Restaurant
HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Managing Director & Owner: Tara Shortall Director: Ken O’Brien 2nd Floor, Broadmeadow Hall, Applewood Village, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8950010 www.homeinstead.ie Healthcare Services
HOME RESPONSE & ASSISTANCE LIMITED Director: Annette Malone Managing Director: Kevin Malone IDA Business Park, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17 T: 8366453 www.homeresponse.ie Healthcare Services
HSF HEALTH PLAN National Sales Manager: Roy Smith Account Executive: Craig Broome Marketing Manager: Lee Andre 5 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co. Clare T: 1890473473 www.hsf.ie Insurance Services
IBM IRELAND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION LIMITED Director Dublin Lab & Campus: Bill Kearney Innovation Manager: Robert McCarthy IBM Campus, Damastown Industrial Etate Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 T: 8154000 IT & Technology Services
ICE WATER LIMITED Business Owner: Peter Wynne Unit D1, North City Business Park, North Road, Dublin 11 T: 8081373 www.icewater.ie Business Services www.fingaldublinchamber.ie | 93
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ICON ACCOUNTING Director: John Bell Managing Director: Gerard Kiernan Director: Claire Fagan Columba House, Airside, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8077106 www.iconaccounting.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
INGERSOLL-RAND INTERNATIONAL LIMITED IT Director: Sylvain Borel 170-175 Lakeview Drive, Airside Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8707000 www.ingersollrand.com Manufacturing
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BLANCHARDSTOWN LINC CENTRE Manager: Claire MacNamee Head of Business School: Assumpta Harvey Marketing Manager: Mairead Murphy Blanchardstown Road, North Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8851000 www.itb.ie Training/Education Services
IRISH CENTRE FOR CYCLING LTD. Training Programme Manager: Hannah Ormesher COO: Patrick Cherry North Lodge, Malahide Castle, Malahide Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8168580 www.irishcentreforcycling.ie Tourism/Travel Services
IRONPLANET LTD. INSPECTION SERVICES Administrator: Colm Moran Inspection Services Manager: Declan Kelly Suite 11, Plaza 212, Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2, Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8605000 www.ironplanet.com Motor Sales
J.C. SAVAGE SUPERMARKET LIMITED Director: Niall Savage Director: Robert Savage Managing Director: Michael Savage Swords Shopping Centre, Rathbeale Road,
Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8402884 www.jcsupermarket.ie Retail/Shopping
T: 8491155 www.kellyCo.ie Consultancy Services
Managing Director: Tom Keogh Finance Manager: Sinead Lee Westpalstown, Oldtown, Co. Dublin T: 8433175 www.keoghs.ie Agribusiness
Director: James Murray 16 Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4 Property Development
JENNINGS FUNERAL DIRECTORS Funeral Director: John Kennedy Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8218000 Funeral Directors
JOHN DOYLE DISTRIBUTORS LTD. Director: Philip Doyle Administrator: Ann Doyle Managing Director: Paul Doyle Unit 506 B, Northwest Business Park, Phase 2, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 T: 8612253 www.doyledist.com Wholesale Services
KEYS & STRINGS SCHOOL OF MUSIC Managing Director: Gerry Hogan 41A Upper Main Street, Rush, Co. Dublin www.keysandstings.ie Training/Education Services
KIERAN RYAN & CO. Partner: Jonathan Bennett 20 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2 T: 7999700 www.kieranryan.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
JONES GARDEN CENTRE LIMITED
Proprietor: Sarah Jones Proprietor: Carl Jones Ballymadrough, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 8401781 www.jonesgc.com Retail/Shopping
CEO: Conor O’Daly Unit 2, Swords Business Park Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8401443 www.korahealthcare.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical
LAND CAPITAL GOLD LIMITED
Assistant Manager: Rachel Dowler Manager: Mark Gallagher 47 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 5131000 www.kbc.ie Banks/Banking Services
Proprietor: Neil Dermott Beechpark House, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 RRYV9 T: 086 2596166 Agribusiness/Property Development
KEELINGS Managing Director - Keelings Group: Caroline Keeling Managing Director - Keelings Retail UC: David Keeling Brand, Communications Manager: Laura McDonnell Food Central, St. Margarets, Co. Dublin T: 8135600 www.keelings.com Agribusiness
KELLY & CO. AUCTIONEERS/ BUSINESS MEDIATION Managing Director: Shea Kelly College, Court Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin
LIFFEY DEVELOPMENTS (DUBLIN) LIMITED Director: Dermot Quinlan Director: Ann, COOper Unit H, Grants Road, Greenogue Business Park, RathCoole, Dublin 22 T: 4011020 www.liffeydevelopments.com Engineering Services
LINDERS RENAULT & DACIA CHAPELIZOD Sales Manager: Alan Furlong Chapelizod Road, Chapelizod, Dublin 20 T: 6299600 www.linders.ie Car Sales
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LINDERS RENAULT & DACIA SWORDS TURVEY Sales Manager: Martin Hegarty Turvey Business Park, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 8909801 www.linders.ie Car Sales
LINDERS RENAULT FINGLAS Dealer Principal: Paul Linders Sales Manager: Derek McMenamin Clearwater Retail Park, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 T: 8648212 www.lindersrenault.ie Auto Services
LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE FINGAL Senior Enterprise Development Officer: Colm O’Maolmhuire Head of Enterprise: Oisin Geoghegan Senior Enterprise Development Officer: Keith Brock First Floor, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8900800 www.localenterprise.ie/fingal Government/Semi State/Public Body
LORD MAYORS PUB Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8409455 Bar/Restaurant
M P BLACK & CO. SOLICITORS Principal: Maureen Black 2 Main Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8450538 www.mpblack-solicitors.com Legal Services
MALAHIDE CASTLE & GARDENS VISITOR ATTRACTIONS Manager: Geraldine Brooks Sales & Marketing Executive: Joanne Pollard Operations Manager: Aodhegan Behan Sales & Marketing Manager: Marie Slattery Company Director: Gavin Morgan Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8450914 www.mcgt.ie Sports/Leisure Services
MALAHIDE RUGBY CLUB
Treasurer: David O’Brien President: Alun Brophy Honorary Secretary Manager: Carl McCaughey Estuary Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8400050 www.malahiderfc.ie Sports/Leisure Services
Owner: Rob Masterson Partner - Tax: Gerry Vahey Harcourt Centre, Block 3, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2 T: 4494400 www.mazars.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
MALDRON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT General Manager: Lynn Cawley Sales & Marketing Manager: Andrea Molloy Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin T: 8080580 www.maldronhotels.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
MALLINCKRODT PHARMACEUTICALS Executive PA to VP & MD: Ann Duggan VP & Managing Director: David Keenan College Business Park, Cruiserath, Dublin 15 T: 6960000 www.mallinckrodt.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical
MALONE GROUP Operations Manager: Caoimhin O’Luing Shared Services Manager: Gillian Parke Engineering Manager: Fergus Whelan Managing Director: David Gannon 239 Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 D15 KV21 T: 8665890 www.malonegroup.com Engineering Services
MARINE HOTEL Operations Manager: David O’Neill Sales Manager: Gillian Butler Sutton Cross, Dublin 13, D13 P3Y8 01 T: 8390000 www.marinehotel.ie Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
MARQETTE General Manager: Michael Thornton Communications Manager: Caroline Geraghty Terminal One, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin www.marqettedublinairport.com Bar/Restaurant
MAZARS PARTNER Tax: Cormac Kelleher Compliance & Outsourcing: Mairead Divilly Harcourt Centre, Block 3, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2 T: 4494400 www.mazars.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
MBM CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Managing Partner: Ray Mulligan Bracetown Business Park, Dublin 15 T: 8014124 www.mbmca.com Accountants/Accountancy Services
MCDONALDS DUBLIN AIRPORT DRIVE THRU Business Manager: Catriona O’Meara Corballis Road, North Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin T: 8447370 www.mcdonalds.ie Bar/Restaurant
MCDONALDS RESTAURANTS IRELAND Finance Director: Paul Barry 7 Richview Business Park, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14 T: 2080020 www.mcdonalds.ie Bar/Restaurant
MCGEE PHARMA International Business Development Manager: Victor Cowper Director & Principal Consultant: Ann McGee Operations Manager: Jane Lyons Suite 2, First Floor, Stafford House, Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin T: 8464742 www.mcgeepharma.com Consultancy Services www.fingaldublinchamber.ie | 95
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MCINERNEY SAUNDERS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
MID-KNIGHT ELECTRICAL LIMITED
MULTIMETALS RECYCLING LIMITED
Partner: Donagh Waters Managing Partner: Owen Sheehy Partner: Susan McKittrick Partner: Neal Morrison 38 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8404029 www.mcinerneysaunders.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
Manager: Julie-Ann Knight Director: Robbie Knight 44 The Plaza Cresent, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8407083 www.midknightelectrical.com Business Services/Facilities
Director: Steve Cullen Bollarney, The Murrough, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow T: 0404 64934 www.multimetals.ie Waste Management/Recycling Services
MEMBER FIRST CREDIT UNION CEO: Fiona Cunningham North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8513400 www.mfcu.ie Financial Services
METRO HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT Sales & Marketing Manager: Kate Kirby General Manager: Mark Williams Santry Cross, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9 T: 8669500 www.metrohoteldublinairport.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
MICHAEL BARRABLE MOTORS LIMITED Managing Director: Michael Barrable Director: Linda Barrable Airside Motor Park, Swords, Co.Dublin T: 8833300 www.mbmotors.ie Motor Sales
MICHAEL JF WRIGHT HOSPITALITY Director: Justin Baily PA to Michael Wright: Grace McAleese Group Operations Manager: Allen Harrington Managing Director: Michael Wright Unit 7G, Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8908350 www.michaeljfwright.com Bar/Restaurant
MICHAEL KENNEDY INSURANCE GROUP Director: Michael Kennedy Director: Fergal Kennedy Manager: Ciara Kennedy The Plaza, Forster Way, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8902277 www.mkig.ie Insurance Services
MILLFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE Centre Manager: Peter Carey Naul Road, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 8416499 www.millfield.ie Retail/Shopping
MJ MCCARTHY & CO. Principal: Michael McCarthy 5 Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8971710 www.swords-accounts.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
MONICA TOLANS BEAUTY CLINIC Proprietor: Rhona Tolan Churchgate, Main Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8456110 www.monicatolan.com Retail/Shopping
MURPHY MOORE PROPERTY SERVICES Senior Negoiator: Jill McStay Office 2, Block 15, Malahide Marina Village, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8454325 www.murphymoore.ie Estate Agents/Property Services
MUSGRAVE MARKETPLACE BALLYMUN General Manager: Brian Staunton St Margarets Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11 T: 8835100 www.musgravemarketplace.ie Wholesale Services
MORTON & FLANAGAN
NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK
Auctioneers Director: Joseph Morton Manager: James Morton 59 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8404011 www.mandf.ie Estate Agent/Property Services
Area Manager: John Costello Balheary Industrial Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8404120 www.nln.ie Training/Education Services
MOUDUBI INVESTMENT LTD T/A INDIE SPICE
NATIONAL RECRUITMENT FEDERATION
Grill Director: Arif Ahmed Burgundy House, Forster Way, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8077999 www.indiespice.ie Bar/Restaurant
Manager: Lorna Sweeney Chief Executive: Geraldine King Administrator: Jackie Gaughan Unit 5A, Santry Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8168754 www.nrf.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services
Manager: Catherine Woods Manager: Kennedy Onu Manager: Dave Malone Manager: David Peavoy Manager: Darren Crampton Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8703600 www.movies-at.ie Sports/Leisure Services
Marketing Manager: Aidan McDevitt, National Indoor Arena, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 6464323 www.nationalsportscampus.ie Sports/Leisure Services
NATIONAL SPORTS CAMPUS
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NATLINE LIMITED T/A MCDONALDS
NOEL GROUP RESOURCING & TRAINING
Owner/Operator: Morgan McStay Unit 17, Swords Plaza, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8903006 Bar/Restaurant
Manager: Laura Clarke Director: Breda Miley Group Managing Director: Michael Groarke Group CEO: Mark Staunton Unit 10, Santry Business Park, Santry Dublin 9 T: 8623141 www.noel.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services
NEW IRELAND ASSURANCE Area Manager: Tom Murphy Unit 6, St. Johns Court, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8415957 www.newireland.ie Financial Services
NEWBRIDGE HOUSE AND FARM LTD. Property Manager: Daniel Butterly Assistant Property Manager: Ann Brophy Hearse Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 8436534 www.newbridgehouseandfarm.com Tourism/Travel Services
NEWPORT PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED Finance Manager: Marina Reilly General Manager: Alan Johns A4 Swords Enterprise Park, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 5164115 www.newportpharmaceuticals.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical
NHU Y RESTAURANT Proprietor: Johnny Cuong 18 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8407828 www.nhuyrestaurant.ie Bar/Restaurant
NIFTI NORTH FINGAL RURAL TRANSPORT
NORTH COUNTY ESTATES Owner: John Douglas Financial Advisor: John O’Neill Co-Operate: Dean Douglas Bramble Lodge, Tyrrelstown, Lusk, Co. Dublin www.insuranceagent.ie Financial Services
ODEON CINEMAS General Manager: Paul Wren Stillorgan Plaza, Kilmacud Road, Lower Stillorgan, Co. Dublin T: 8222624 www.odeoncinemas.ie Arts/Entertainment
O’DOHERTY.BIZ LIMITED Managing Director: Eoin O’Doherty Customer Service Manager: Patrick Carmody Financial Controller: Elaine O’Doherty 21 Abbyvale View, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 9603220 www.odoherty.biz IT & Technology Services
ONE4ALL GROUP CEO: Michael Dawson Sales Director: Jock Jordan Marketing Manager: Aoife Davey Finance Director: Paul Larkin Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin K67 PX82 T: 8708181 www.one4all.ie Retail/Shopping
OSBORNE RECRUITMENT Commercial Development Manager: Ayesha Thompson CEO: Shona McManus Director of Commercial Development: David Walsh Unit 3, Brehon House, Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 5984334 www.osborne.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services
PAN EURO FOODS Export Executive: Anna Banas Block 43B, Yeats Way, Park West Business Park, Dublin12 T: 6301490 Wholesale Services
PATRICK QUINLAN INSURANCE Proprietor: Patrick Quinlan Europa House, Unit 9, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 T: 8829044 Insurance Services
PAYCHECK PLUS PAYROLL SERVICES
Manager: Eric Bentley Chairperson: Brian Dennehy Security House, Main Street, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin T: 8078855 www.nifti.ie Tourism/Travel Services
Managing Director: Paul Foran Unit 2, BEAT Centre, Stephenstown Industrial Estate, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 6905907 www.ohss.ie Consultancy Services
Commercial Director: Catherine Foy Managing Director: Anne Reilly Donore Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth T: 041 9892100 www.paycheckplus.ie Financial Services
NOBOX OUTSOURCING LIMITED
OLIVER RUSSELL & ASSOCIATES LTD CONSULTANT ENGINEERS
General Manager: Andrew Swan 19 Grange Parade, Baldoyle Industraial Estate, Baldoyle, Dublin 13 T: 2530795 www.nobox.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services
Managing Director: Oliver Russell Palmerstown Lodge Oldtown, Co. Dublin A45YP40 T: 8350988 Engineering Services
PAYPAL VP Global Operations EMEA: Maeve Dorman Ballycoolin Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 T: 4369794 www.paypal.ie Financial Services
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PENINSULA BUSINESS SERVICES Business Development Manager: Avril Donnelly Business Development Manager: Amanda Ball Block W, East Point Business Park, D3 T: 8554861 www.peninsula-ie.com Consultancy Services
PENINSULA STONE LTD General Manager: Jonathan Cooke 68 Main Street, Howth, Co. Dublin www.peninsulastone.ie Construction Services
PEOPLE & PROCESS LIMITED Managing Director: Brian Gallagher Financial Director: Fiona Baxter Dun Aoibhinn, New Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 6854404 www.peopleandprocess.ie Training/Education Services
PETER O’BRIEN & SONS (LANDSCAPING) LIMITED Director: Peter O’Brien Director: Ciaran O’Brien Streamstown, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8452555 www.obrienlandscaping.com Business Services/Facilities
PHOENIX FM 92.5 Chairperson: Rachel Devlin Manager: Derek Byrne Administrator: Stephanie Byrne Services Centre, Blanchardstown Town Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8227222 www.phoenixfm.ie Media/Newspaper Publishing
PIMBROOK SOFTWARE LIMITED Managing Director: Stephanie Davis Office Manager: Valerie Dunphy Unit 5b, First Floor, St. John’s Court, Santry Dublin 9 T: 1850 202502 www.pimbrook.ie IT Services/Technology
PITMAN TRAINING SWORDS Owner: Maria Lalor Owner: Roy Lalor Career Advisor: Carol O’Byrne Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin
T: 8404075 www.pitmantrainingswords.ie Training/Education Services
PKF-FPM ACCOUNTANTS LIMITED Director: Michael Farrell Balbriggan Business Campus, Stephenstown Industrial Estate, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 6913500 www.pkffpm.com Accountants/Accountancy Services
PLATO DUBLIN Regional Manager: Marion Walshe Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin 8 T: 086 8234309 www.platodublin.ie Business Services/Facilities
PORTMARNOCK HOTEL AND GOLF LINKS Director of Sales and Marketing: Sandra Russell Resort Director: Barry O’Connor Hotel Manager: David McGuinness Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin T: 8460611 www.portmarnock.com Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
PRIORITY MANAGEMENT Training Managing Director: Dermot Rice Training Office Manager: Laura O’Neill 9 The Hawthorns, Ashbourne, Co. Meath T: 01 8359946 www.prioritymanagementeurope.com/ ireland Training/Education Services
PROLIFT HANDLING Managing Director: Darragh Hickey 01 Western Industrial Estate, Dublin 12 T: 4584836 www.prolift.ie Construction Services
PROSPER FINGAL Financial Controller: James Duggan Operations Manager: Geraldine Doyle CEO: Pat Reen Service Manager: Karen Tyrrell Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin, K34 TD61 T: 8493600 www.prosperfingal.ie Healthcare Services
PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE - TD Fianna Fáil Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Trade: Darragh O’Brien TD Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 T: 6183802 www.darraghobrien.ie Public Representative
PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE SENATOR Senator: James Reilly Seanad Éireann, Dáil Éireann, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 T: 6183749 Public Representative
PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING Director: Dermot Goode 8 South Strand, Convent Lane Rush, Co. Dublin T: 086 3890560 www.publicspeakingtraining.ie Training/Education Services
QLOGIC IRELAND Managing Director: Dick Hogan 274 Blanchardstown, Corporate Park, Phase 2, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 T: 8857577 www.qlogic.com Manufacturing
RADISSON BLU HOTEL - DUBLIN AIRPORT Hotel Manager: Elaine Carolan Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin T: 8446000 www.radissonblu.com/en/hoteldublinairport Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
RADISSON BLU HOTEL - DUBLIN AIRPORT Director of Sales & Marketing: Ann Marie Murray Sales Manager: Emma McManus Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin T: 8446000 www.radissonblu.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
RECONCILE ENGINEERING LTD. Director: Tom Campbell Unit B9, Santry Business Park, Dublin 9 T: 8624732 www.reconcileengineering.com Engineering Services
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RED BANK HOUSE & RESTAURANT Proprietor: Terry McCoy 5-7 Church Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin T: 8491005 www.redbank.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
REDLOUGH LANDSCAPES Business Development Manager: Aaron Redmond Belgee, Hollystown, Dublin 15 T: 8207033 www.redloughlandscapes.ie Construction Services
REDMOND PROPERTY Residential Sales & Lettings: Niamh Jones Residential Sales: Philip Mahon Managing Director: Alan Redmond Chartered Surveyor: Michael Greene 54-56 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8401944 www.redmondproperty.ie Estate Agent/Property Services
REGUS CME IRELAND
SANDFORD FREIGHT LIMITED
Director of Accounts: Cliodhna McDonnell Managing Director: Gerry McDonnell Director of Operations: Alan Kelly U19 D Rosemount Park Drive, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 11 T: 8991674 www.rmssecurity.ie Security Services
Managing Director: Brian Falvey Sales & Marketing Executive: Elaine Dowling Operations Director: Linda Canavan Units P1 & P2 North Ring Business Park, Cloghran, Dublin 9 T: 8162700 www.sandford.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
ROGANSTOWN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
SANDISK INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Managing Director: Ian McGuinness Director of Golf: Elaine McLoughlin Sales & Marketing Director: Annette O’Neill Naul Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8433118 www.roganstown.com Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
ROHAN HOLDINGS LIMITED Senior Project Manager: Seamus Ryan 4th Floor, Block 2, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 T: 6624455 www.rohanholdings.ie Property Development
Community Manager: Grazina Urbe Country Manager: Gearoid, Collins Area Manager: Michelle Queally The Crescent Building, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9 T: 01 8934141 www.regus.ie Business Services/Facilities
REMEMBER US SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP
Managing Director: Alan Spain Manager: Eve Smullen Unit J4/H10 Swords Enterprise Park, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 KN53 T: 8928028 www.ssofficeinteriors.ie Office Supplies/Furniture
Founder/Co-Ordinator: Nora Roban Sarasfield Business Centre, Mill Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 0860457003 www.rememberus.ie Voluntary/Charity
RESPICARE LIMITED Managing Director: David Marshall Commercial Manager: Gabriel Marshall Medical Centre, Applewood Village, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8904020 www.respicare.ie Medical Services
Managing Director: Pat Garrahy Damastown Industrial Park, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 T: 8852710 www.rotta.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical
S & S OFFICE INTERIORS LIMITED
SAFETY SOLUTIONS Proprietor: Ciaran McEvoy Unit 2, Lyncon Court, Snugborough Business and Technology Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8354084 www.safetysolutions.ie Health & Safety
General Manager: Hugh Connolly Principal Financial Analyst: David Middleton Manager Logistics EMEA: Orla Conroy Staff Logistics Analyst: Jim Fitzgerald Sales Operations Manager: Eithne Murray 2nd Floor, South Block, The Concourse Building, Airside Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8953012 www.sandisk.com IT & Technology Services
SCHNITTGER PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LIMITED Managing Director: Wolfgang Schnittger 10 Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow T: 2870121 www.businessparkmanagement.ie Estate Agent/Property Services
SHANNONS SOLICITORS Partner: Tim Shannon Solicitor: Ollie Shannon Partner: Vincent Shannon 29 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8401780 www.shannons.ie Legal Services
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS MANUFACTURING LIMITED Managing Director: Fred O’Brien Chapel Lane, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 AT86 T: 8132222 www.siemens.com/healthcare Manufacturing
SIGMAR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS LIMITED Director: Barry Rudden 13 Hume Street, Dublin 2 T: 4744600 www.sigmar.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services www.fingaldublinchamber.ie | 99
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SKERRIES GOLF CLUB
Manager: Darragh Tighe Hacketstown, Skerries, Co. Dublin T: 8491567 www.skerriesgolfclub.ie Sports/Leisure Services
Partner/Manager: Edel Young Principal: Orla McGeary St Brendans, Seatown West, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8402971 www.swordsdentist.ie Healthcare Services
SNOWFLAKES AUTISM SUPPORT Interim VChairperson: Emer Ni Ceallaigh Secretary: Jessica Eustace, COOk Support Treasurer: Robert Browne Holywell Community Centre, Holywell Swords, Co. Dublin T: 5241544 www.snowflakes.ie Voluntary/Charity
SWORDS EYE CENTRE
ST FINIANS GAA CLUB SWORDS
Orthodontist: Brenda Courtney Orthodontist: Stephen Murray 2nd Floor, 17 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8107622 www.swordsortho.com Healthcare Services
Chairman: Barry Shelly St Finians Clubhouse, River Valley Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8132656 www.stfinians.com Sports/Leisure Services
ST FRANCIS HOSPICE DUBLIN Chief Executive Officer: Fintan Fagan Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8294000 www.sfh.ie Healthcare Services
STAFFORDS FUNERAL HOME Portmarnock Manager: Richard Elliott Managing Director: Jonathan Stafford Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin T: 8462620 www.staffords.ie Funeral Directors
STELFOX LIMITED Financial Controller: Kevin O’Hara Managing Director: Steve Bell Owner: Donal O’Ciobhain Baroimhe Shopping Centre, Forest Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8405560 Retail/Shopping
Managing Partner: Marie O’ Sullivan The Plaza, Forster Way, Swords Demesne, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8903040 Healthcare Services
SWORDS PAVILIONS SHOPPING CENTRE Centre Director: Ian Hunter Centre Marketing Manager: Deirdre King Duty Manager: Joe O’Donnell Facilities Manager: Ger Clarke Malahide Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8904580 www.pavilions.ie Retail/Shopping
SYMANTEC IRELAND Ballycoolin Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8617377 www.symantec.com IT & Technology Services
TARA WINTHROP LIMITED
SUPERVALU BOROIMHE SHOPPING CENTRE
Managing Director: Mary McCormack Director of Operations: Rena Galvin Nevinstown Lane, Pinnock Hill, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8079631 www.tara-wintrop.com Healthcare Services
Manager: Noreen Matthews Baroimhe Shopping Centre, Forest Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8405560 Retail/Shopping
Managing Director: Kesava Gollapalli Marketing Manager: Neelima Vattem Base Enterprise Centre, Damastown Road,
TECHSTORM CONSULTING LTD
Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 T: 9629946 www.techstorm.ie IT & Technology Services
THE CPL INSTITUTE Operations Manager: Conor Loughran Director: Siobhán Kinsella 5 St Fintans, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8955755 www.thecplinstitute.ie Health & Safety
THE GRAND HOTEL Sales & Marketing Manager: Gillian Butler Director: Matthew Ryan Grove Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8450000 www.thegrand.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
THE GREAT WOOD, JD WETHERSPOON Pub Manager: Dan Foster Shift Manager: Sharon Cunningham Westend Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8262496 www.jdwetherspoon.com/all-pubs/ republic-of-ireland Bar/Restaurant
THE HELIX Conference & Events Sales Manager: Elaine White General Manager: Michael Brady DCU, Collins Avenue, Dublin 9 T: 7007000 www.thehelix.ie Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
THE HOT SEAT LTD Managing Director: Mark Coleman Crescent Road, Rogerstown Rush, Co. Dublin www.thehotseat.ie Manufacturing
THE OLD BOROUGH, JD WETHERSPOON Pub Manager: Nicolle O’Reilly 72 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8084103 www.jdwetherspoon.com /all-pubs/ republic-of-ireland Bar/Restaurant
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THE PAPERWEIGHT OFFICE SUPPLIES Director: Denise Doyle Director: Sean Doyle 2 Main Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin T: 8453393 www.paperweight.ie Office Supplies & Furniture
THE WEB CENTRE Managing Director: Lisa Kellet Executive: Don Earley Web Centre, Unit 16, Old Quarry Business Campus, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15, D15 PVOH T: 8809117 www.webcloudict.com Web & App Services
THE WHITE HOUSE Director: Ray Meehan Director: Mary Meehan Main Street, Baldoyle Village, Dublin 13 T: 8322323 www.thewhitehousebarandfood.com Bar/Restaurant
TOTAL HEALTH COVER Director: Dermot Goode 8 South Strand, Convent Lane, Rush, Co. Dublin T: 087 9402771 www.totalhealthcover.ie Insurances Services
TRACBLAST LIMITED Director: Patrick Boardman Director: Derek Boardman Rathmooney, Lusk, Co. Dublin T: 8430981 www.tracblast.com Construction Services
TRANSPOCO Director: John Harrington Drinan Director: Barry Cronin Managing Director: Andrew Fleury Drinan Enterprise Centre, Swords Enterprise Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8928025 www.transpoco.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
TRAVELODGE HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT NORTH General Manager Dublin Airport North: Lucas Ochonski
Pinnock Hill, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8079400 www.travelodge.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
TRAVELODGE HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT SOUTH General Manager Dublin Airport South: Fergal Ocanain National Sales Manager: Cathal McGlinchey Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11 T: 8422000 www.travelodge.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
TRAVELODGE HOTEL PHOENIX PARK General Manager Travelodge Phoenix Park: Geraldine McGillivary Auburn Avenue Roundabout, Navan Road, Dublin 15 T: 8202626 www.travelodge.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services
UHY FARRELLY DAWE WHITE LIMITED Director: Richard Berney Director: Alan Farrelly Marketing Manager: Nicola Mernagh Director: Michael Bellew Unit 4A Fingal Bay Business Park, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin T: 8491633 www.fdw.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services
ULSTER BANK EAST REGION BUSINESS CENTRE Senior Manager Relationship Manager: Brian Casey 3rd Floor, Columba House, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8901620 www.ulsterbank.com Bank/Banking Services
ULSTER BANK BLANCHARDSTOWN Branch Manager: Tom Roddy Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8200102 www.ulsterbank.com Bank/Banking Services
ULSTER BANK SWORDS Branch Manager: Jennifer Burns 60 Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8900588 www.ulsterbank.com Bank/Banking Services
UMAMI Co-owner: Syed Mujtaba Shah Co-owner: Raza Hussain Shah 18 Main Street, Ongar, Dublin 15 T: 8614514 Retail/Shopping
VERITAS STORAGE (IRELAND) LIMITED Manager Supply Chain: John Murphy Director Supply Chain: Conor Nolan Ballycoolin Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8035400 www.veritas.com IT & Technology Services
VHI HEALTHCARE Corporate Account Manager: Declan Power 2nd Floor, VHI House, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 T: 1890 444444 www.vhi.ie Healthcare Services
VIATEL IRELAND Head of Enterprise & Marketing: Damien McCann Marketing Manager: Paula Dunphy Government Director: Marc Lynch Business Development: Donal Oâ€™Sullivan College Business & Tech Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 2569200 www.viatel.com TeleCom Services
VIRGIN MEDIA BUSINESS Senior Manager, SOHO & SME Division: Gary David Jordan Unit P2, East Point Business Park, Clontarf Dublin 3 T: 2458168 www.virginmediabusiness.ie TeleCom Services
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VISION SERVICE PLAN
Managing Director: Jeremy Chadwick The Dairy, Stonor Estate, Stonor Oxon, RH9 6HF UK T: 0044 7944294314 www.vsp-ireland.ie Accountancy/Accountancy Services
Managing Director: Sean Owens Chase House, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17 T: 5242100 www.willowsconsulting.ie Web & App Services
WATERSIDE HOUSE HOTEL
General Manager: Graeme O’Toole Marketing Manager: Sandra Rieger Wedding & Events Executive: Elina Pranevska Head Receptionist: Milena Brejna Donabate on the Beach, Donabate, Co. Dublin T: 8436153 www.watersidehousehotel.ie Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services
General Manager: Ann Bolger IDA Business & Technology Park, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 T: 8908160 www.wonderfoods.ie Agribusiness
WCA ARCHITECTS Director: Ciaran Corcoran Director: Patrick Robinson Director: Vinnie Convery Director: Francis Whelan Broadmeadow Hall, Applewood Village, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8909550 www.wcaarchitects.com Architects/Planning, Consultants
WELL CAFÉ & GRILL Manager: Joe Savage Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8084631 Bar/Restaurant
WELLS CARGO LOGISTICS LIMITED
WRIGHTS ANGLERS REST Manager: Oliver Flynn The Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod, Dublin 15 T: 8908361 www.theanglersrest.ie Bar/Restaurant
WRIGHTS CAFÉ Bar Operations Manager: Mark Foley The Plaza Swords, Co. Dublin T: 8406760 www.wrightscafebar.ie Bar/Restaurant
YOURBROKER Director: Tom Lynch Unit K3, Drinan Enterprise Centre, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin T: 5417267 www.yourbroker.ie Financial Services
Managing Director: Tom Thornton General Manager: Tricia Harrison Business Development Executive: Conor Ward 4 Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15 T: 8612790 www.wellscargo.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services
WHITELIGHT CONSULTING LTD. Managing Director: Con O’Donoghue Director: Karen Devine 60 Bryanstown Village, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth A92 X00N T: 041 9830142 www.wlc.ie Event Management 102 | www.fingaldublinchamber.ie
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