West Wicklow Network

23rd April 2019

Posted In: FYI

Ballymore Group showed their support for local business owners by sponsoring a West Wicklow Business Network event held at their Marketing Suite in Ballymore Eustace. Orlagh Deegan owner of Choice Training & Consultancy has been involved in organising network events in West Wicklow since 2015.

Orlagh partnered up with Sonia Moran from Punctual Print in Blessington to plan and host the event.  Ballymore Group representative Aislinn O Buachalla spoke about Ballymore’s ambitious projects in London, Prague and the Dublin Docklands. What particularly interested the audience was an overview of local developments in Naas and the proposed housing development in Ballymore Eustace featuring integrated parklands. Ballymore Group have always been a huge supporter of business and community in the village. Clare & Peter McShane, Glas Energy Technology are a business located in Ballymore Eustace and stated that they are proud to be working on two of Ballymore’s large developments in London including developing bespoke software.

Harvey Appelby spoke about the challenges he and his wife Ciara faced after purchasing the Factory (Old Woolen Mill) in Ballymore Eustace in 2013 and his plans to restore it to a viable future, an enormous undertaking. Their plans are to restore the factory and create a whiskey distillery in the original building.

Brian McDermot, Director Event Fuel who has recently taken over The Avon Venue in Blessington and is heavily involved in the Kaleidoscope Festival spoke about the potential for business in West Wicklow.  Brian spoke about the Blessington Greenway project as a link between Russborough and The Avon and has plans to build a hotel on the site in Blessington as well as develop the venues activities and corporate offering.

Sonia Moran, Business Development Manager, Punctual Print spoke about networking for business growth. Sonia is known locally as the Networking Queen. The energy she brought to the room was palpable. She gave everyone in the room something for their networking toolkit and shared her own networking successes.

Orlagh commented ‘these events wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of local businesses, it always amazes me what you get just by simply asking, people are more than willing to help out and tonight is a perfect examples of local business owners both big and small coming together to support one another’.

If you are interested in joining the West Wicklow Business Network they meet the last Thursday morning of each month – email westwicklowbusiness@gmail.com

Pictured: Orlagh Deegan, Choice Training & Consultancy, Aislinn O Buacaille, Ballymore Group and Sonia Moran, Punctual Print.