Roscommon/South Leitrim Fine Gael TD and Boyle native, Frank Feighan, has paid tribute to the local community whose years of hard work had now paid off with the official launch of a new enterprise centre, Boyle Enterprise & More, last week.
“For a small town, the energy and determination of Boyle Chamber of Commerce is something to be very proud of. Rejuvenating an under utilised building in the heart of the town is a prime example of that ‘can do’ enterprising spirit that flies in the face of recession,” he told the Leitrim Observer.
“For business starts, now is the time to be brave, there are lots of supports available from Roscommon County Enterprise Board, Roscommon LEADER Partnership and Enterprise Ireland.”
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton launched Boyle Enterprise & More, a new €0.5m Community Enterprise Centre. The centre will act as a key incubation centre in the drive to create 24 jobs over the next two years in north Roscommon.
The main aim of the Boyle Enterprise & More centre is to offer a hi-tech office environment to support emerging entrepreneurs in the North Roscommon area. In doing so, the centre offers a flexible and affordable workspace in a high quality office environment, incorporating the latest telecommunications and IT services.
The centre, spearheaded by Boyle Chamber of Commerce, is the culmination of almost ten years of research and development.
The project was born out of a keen determination by the local community to support the economic regeneration of the area and to stimulate job creation.
The Centre investment of more than €500,000 was supported by Enterprise Ireland, Roscommon County Enterprise Board and the Chamber’s own funds.
“By creating an affordable enterprise centre, emerging entrepreneurs can find a supportive base to get their business off the ground in a great location like Boyle.
They literally have a whole community behind them, hence the ‘Boyle Enterprise & More’ tagline,” explained Ciaran O’Connor, President of Boyle Chamber of Commerce.
“Targeting techies, creatives, commuters, remote workers and green entrepreneurs Boyle Enterprise & More provides a fully serviced flexible workspace options from hotdesking & virtual office options to studio workspaces suitable for 1 to 5 employees,” said Mr O’Connor.