A boost for businesses

A NUMBER of Wexford businesses have started work with counterparts in west Wales in a new programme to strengthen business, increase export trade and create additional employment.

The programme, which is being promoted by Waterford Institute of Technology and Aberystwyth University and funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-2013, Sustainable Learning Networks in Ireland and Wales (SLNIW), is working with 49 Irish entrepreneurs and more than 60 from Wales to allow them share knowledge and experiences and in time explore business opportunities in the two jurisdictions.

Genesis Business College from Wexford town; IreWells Pallets, Gorey; Wexford Viking Glass in the Whitemill Industrial Estate; Prim-Ed Publishing in New Ross; Pure Renewable Energy Ltd. from New Ross; Barrow Signs from Gorey; F&M Whelan Engineering, Duncormick; Mann Engineering; Campile Traditional Farmhouse Tiles, New Ross; Aisling Designs, Rosslare; Ronan Marketing and Promotions, New Ross; The Pure Soap Company, Fethard-on-Sea and Boggan's Services, Rosslare, are the participating Wexford businesses.

Dr Bill O'Gorman, director and project director of SLNIW, said that this initiative between southeast Ireland and west Wales can deliver real business growth and sustainable employment in the two regions.

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