Wexford Chamber's new home a 'vital cog for business'

By David tucker

Published 15/12/2015 | 00:00

atie O'Connor, Shay Howell architect, Tom Enright, CEO Wexford County Council, Martin Doyle, Chamber's outgoing President, Karen O'Connor, Madeleine Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber and Tracey Morgan.
atie O'Connor, Shay Howell architect, Tom Enright, CEO Wexford County Council, Martin Doyle, Chamber's outgoing President, Karen O'Connor, Madeleine Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber and Tracey Morgan.

wexford Chamber is celebrating its 180th anniversary with the official opening of its new state-of-the-art premises on Hill Street, a vital cog in the business machine of both town and county.

'It is perhaps fitting that such a seminal moment in Wexford Chamber's history should happen on the 180th Anniversary of our working with businesses in Wexford,' said Chamber President Martin Doyle on the occasion of the ribbon-cutting ceremony and his last formal duty at the end of a two-year term.

He said that from original concept to completion the building has taken only 10 months and was a true testament to the undeniable ability of the Chamber to deliver.

'The building will be a tangible example of the foresight and generosity of the Wexford businesses who were not found wanting in their support for the project. From major building contractors to fire and security firms from architectural design consultants to every trade imaginable and not forgetting our major partners Datapac Ltd and Wexford County Council. On behalf of Wexford Chamber I express my heartfelt thanks to you all for allowing us create a wonderful legacy,' said Mr Doyle, describing the chamber's new home as vital cog for local business.

The building gives the Chamber a permanent base but more importantly a 'launching pad' to grow. with its cutting edge technological capability it will be an impressive resource for both Chamber Members and local businesses alike.

'To those considering investing in Wexford such as prospective new businesses and employers or potential FDI investors it is a representation of a forward thinking and progressive town with a business community that can successfully work together to achieve a common goal,' he said.

Caption: Katie O'Connor, Shay Howell architect, Tom Enright, CEO Wexford County Council, Martin Doyle, Chamber's outgoing President, Karen O'Connor, Madeleine Quirke, CEO Wexford Chamber and Tracey Morgan.

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