Friday, April 22, 2016

Enterprise Expos will be busy and interesting

With more than 90 businesses and community organisations now registered for the Kilcullen Enterprise Town Expos this weekend, the event is looking to being very busy and interesting, writes Brian Byrne.

Open to the public from 5pm today, Friday, local enterprises in the Business Expo will be providing information on their activities in the Assembly Hall of Scoil Bhride (below) as well as networking between each other.

That latter is an important element of the Bank of Ireland sponsored initiative, on the basis that there are probably a significant number who don't know that others among their attendance actually exist.

In other towns where the Enterprise Town scheme has been undertaken, business-to-business synergies have resulted at local level.

The event is also an opportunity for businesses to get together in the formation of enterprise-based association so they can market their collective products and services both locally and further afield.

The Business Expo from 5-8pm this evening will include a Panel Discussion led by Tracy Piggott (who needs little introduction to this community). She will be interviewing Home Instead Senior Care's Amanda Bohan, Niall Murphy of Murphy Surveys, and civil engineer John Cradock.

A guest speaker spot by Paul Nolan, Group Development Manager of Dawn Meats (Paul is a member of the local Nolan family of international butchers fame) should be

There will also be a presentation by the Transition Year Mini Companies from CPC.

This evening's Expo will end with a performance by Kilcullen Gospel Choir.

Tomorrow's Expo will be geared towards Community and Sports groups, though businesses are also encouraged. KFM will be broadcasting from outside Scoil Bhride during the morning. More details later.