Take Action Business competition launches with Tuam Networking Event

The launch of the Take Action Business competition takes place at 11.30am on Wednesday November 6 at Beechtree Enterprise Centre, Weir Road,Tuam.

Details of the cash prize fund and entry criteria will be announced at a networking event open to business people working or living in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. Guest speakers will include Breda Fox, CEO, Galway County and City Enterprise Board, Tuam native, Ray McGreal, CEO, Western Development Commission, Barry Egan, Regional Director of Enterprise Ireland; and John Concannon, Managing Director, JFC Ltd.

This competition has been initiated and organised by the Tuam based enterprise support organisation Action Tuam Ltd, in association with Galway City and County Enterprise Board, Enterprise Ireland and Western Development Commission.

‘We are delighted to host a business networking event at Beechtree Enterprise Centre as part of our launch of the Take Action Business competition. This is a great opportunity to develop new relationships and for people to see the facilities first-hand. It is important that Tuam is put on the map for future innovation and job creation. Through this competition we aim to create awareness of the state-of-the-art facilities available at Beechtree Enterprise and Technology Park as well as highlighting the benefits of Tuam as a focal point for industry in the Western Region,’ commented John Fahy, Chairman, Action Tuam Ltd and CEO, Eventus Ltd., ‘Through the Take Action Business competition we hope to nurture new business start-ups, assist exisiting manufacturing businesses in expansion and support the creation of jobs in our locality.’

Action Tuam Ltd. was originally established in 1990 following the closure of the Tuam Sugar Factory. Having successfully established the Tuam Business Park which is now home to JFC Ltd as well as several other successful employers and international exporters, the decision was made to build a new modern facility on a green field site. The development of Beechtree Enterprise Centre was part funded by Enterprise Ireland under the community enterprise scheme. Based on seven acres on the Weir Road, Tuam it consists of almost 20,000 square feet of enterprise space providing light industrial units, flexible office space, training and meeting rooms as well as a Hot desk area with 8 MB broadband capacity, wi-fi, three phase electricity and free parking on campus.

For further details on the networking event and competition launch view: www.beechtreepark.com or contact email: [email protected]. Full competition details, brochure and entry forms will be downloadable from www.beectreepark.com/takeaction following the launch event and deadline for expression of interest forms to enter the competition is December 16, 2013.

This networking event is free of charge, however it is necessary to register in advance - please log on to www.iregister.ie/takeaction or telephone 087 2407903.

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