Construction industry network opens
Published 14/05/2016 | 00:00
A new business network for the construction industry has opened its first branch in Wexford.
The Elevation Construction Network is a unique opportunity for businesses operating in the construction industry to network and benefit from referral marketing between members who share the same customers, but who offer non-competing services.
The Network is industry-specific and the first of its kind in Ireland.
Its aim is to provide a platform for businesses in the construction industry to come together, network, share contacts and leads, and ultimately get more sales for their business through the natural connections that exist between businesses working in the same industry and area.
Speaking about the launch of the new network, Ronan McGrath, Wexford businessman and founder of the Network, said, 'There are many natural links between businesses in the construction industry and this is something our network aims to work to the advantage of our members. Joining our network is like having your own marketing team on the ground at all times, meeting prospective clients and getting more sales for your business.' But with one member from each trade given exclusive access to the network, the value of the Elevation Construction Network is that members can effectively lock out direct competition so that the network is a fair and balanced place for all members to do business. Ronan has been working in the construction industry for over ten years as a construction consultant and quantity surveyor, and he manages his own business, McGrath Construction Consultants. As a business owner, Ronan knows the challenges facing businesses in the construction industry to market their services and connect with prospective clients in a competitive business environment. 'I saw an opportunity to create an industry-specific network where business owners could meet, connect, and share leads and contacts with non-competing businesses who have the same customer base - that's how the Elevation Construction Network was born,' he said. The Wexford branch of the Elevation Construction Network meets every two weeks on a Tuesday morning in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. While Wexford is the first region to open a branch of the Elevation Construction Network, branches will be opened elsewhere, with plans already afoot to open a branch in Waterford and South Dublin later this year, and a further eight branches to open around the county in 2017. Visit www.elevationconstructionnetwork.ie for more information and details about how to join.