The following is the Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce notes on the meeting with Enterprise Ireland.
Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce Notes:
Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce welcomed the opportunity to meet with Enterprise Ireland on Wednesday last in Roscrea. The meeting was facilitated by Noel Coonan TD and was very well attended by representatives from various organisations and groupings in the town including, the Chamber, Roscrea Stands Up, RCDC, Roscrea Credit Union and Cllr Michael Smith.
Pictured recently at a meeting in Roscrea to discuss job development in the town were:
Martin Maher (Roscrea Stands Up) John Lupton (RCDC), Catherine Hogan (Enterprise Ireland), Jerry Maloney (Enterprise Ireland), Noel Coonan (TD), Derek Russell (Roscrea Stands Up), Brian King (Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce), Sean Hogan (Roscrea Credit Union), & Rita Guinan (Tipperary Local Enterprise Office)
The Chamber has argued and lobbied for some time that that the fully serviced twenty six acre business park in Roscrea should be given proper recognition as an opportunity to bring jobs to Roscrea. The Chamber are of the firm belief that if a purpose built building could be erected on the site, employers would come to the town and spark a wave of further development. This was discussed at length at the meeting on Wednesday as was the possibility of establishing a community enterprise centre on the site which would help emerging businesses and encourage more entrepreneurs to come forward in the local area and establish a business.
Also discussed at the meeting was the vacant Taro Pharmaceuticals Plant and putting pressure on the IDA to find a replacement for the former pharmaceutical business.
Noel Coonan TD, Members of Enterprise Ireland, Members Of Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce, Members of ”Roscrea Stand Up” members of RCDC and Roscrea Credit Union, at a meeting recently in Roscrea to discuss future job creation in the town
Arising from the meeting the Enterprise Board, the local authority and representatives of the various local organisations will come together with elected representatives to try and spearhead an initiative to kick start the utilisation of the business park. The Chamber welcome the suggestion of the appointment of a mentor/consultant to help facilitate the concept that the Chamber and other local organisations have for the business park
Also agreed was an evening or day long seminar in Roscrea to discuss who someone should talk to when establishing a business, what supports are in place to help existing and new businesses and what opportunities are out there for the town as a collective to maximise. The Tipperary local Enterprise Office has agreed to help facilitate and organise such an event with the local community. This “Roscrea Showcase” would feature information stands, motivational speakers and provide a great networking opportunity for local businesses.
The Chamber also welcome the idea of “Enterprise Clinics” whereby a staff member from the local Enterprise Office would visit Roscrea on a monthly basis to meet with existing businesses and potential new Entrepreneurs to discuss issues pertinent to them. The Chamber also welcomes the Enterprise Office’s commitment to raising more awareness locally of the excellent courses available and the various grant aid initiatives and supports that are also available.
Meeting with IDA
Members of Roscrea Stand Up greeting the minister for Justice at Racket Hall Roscrea
where she met other members of RTU and residents groups
Joan Murray , making a presentation Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for justice