Friday, April 22, 2016

Business Expo packed with local enterprise and entertainment

Well, the Kilcullen Enterprise Town is officially under way, opened a short time ago by Kilcullen Bank of Ireland manager Jo McMahon, writes Brian Byrne.

The opening was preceded by a presentation from Acting Enterprise Officer with Kildare County Council Mary Foley, who outlined the aids and grant systems available to a range of startup and established businesses.

A ribbon to mark the opening was cut by Enterprise Town Committee member Nessa Dunlea, who dedicated the opening to all those in the community who are no longer with us.

Music from students at Cross & Passion College kicked off the entertainment at the event.

Paul Nolan, son of the late Leo Nolan of the famous butchers family in Kilcullen, spoke from both his family experience and as Group Development Manager of Dawn Meats. The bottom line of his presentation was that the customer is always king, that you're only as good as your last sale, and that business operators must always watch the details.

Tracy Piggott hosted a Panel Discussion with local business people Amanda Bohan of Home Instead Senior Care, Niall Murphy of Murphy Surveys, and John Cradock of engineering group John Cradock Ltd.

Afterwards she presented awards to the Cross & Passion Mini Companies of the Transition Year.

The event closed with a rousing performance from Kilcullen Gospel Choir.

Pictures of just some of the stands below. All the pictures from the event are here.

All the pictures from the event are here.