Wexford gets Down to Business with Bobby Kerr
NEWSTALK's Bobby Kerr brought his 'Down to Business' show to Wexford town on Saturday, the two-hour live broadcast from White's Hotel received very well at home and further afield.
'It was a very positive show and a great opportunity for Wexford to profile itself locally and nationally to a big audience,' said Wexford Chamber's chief executive Madeleine Quirke.
'Bobby spoke to some very successful and entrepreneurial people,' she said, 'and we got a very good response to the show, in both emails and on Twitter.'
Among those interviewed were Liam Griffin, Bill Kelly, Tony Larkin, from the county council, Patrick McCormack, from Sam McCauleys, Michael Hayes, from O'Brien's, 'Tweeting Goddess' Samantha Kelly, John Lynch, General Manager of Rosslare Europort, and Vinnie Doyle, from the band Cry Before Dawn, who runs a car dealership and auto parts centre.
Others included Peter Donellan, Manager of the Wexford Fruit Producers, Eamon Crean, owner of Greenhills Fruit Farm and Michael Slawski, from the Bord Bia Horticulture Division, who all joined Bobby to talk about Wexford strawberries and the upcoming strawberry festival.
Bobby Kerr brought the show to Wexford as a result of an iniative by the Chamber, the county council and Retail Excellence Ireland
Wexford is already a strong retail destination and the message was delivered 'loudly and clearly' that town was open for business and looking forward to a positive 2015.
With multinationals such as T.K. Maxx due to open over the coming months and Iceland said to be investigating business opportunities in the town, Madeleine Quirke said that David Fitzsimons from Retail Excellence Ireland had told her that many national retail businesses were considering expanding into Wexford.
Wexford band Cornerboy, provided the musical entertainment. Their lead singer, Michael Darcy from Killinick, took the opportunity to announce the release of a new single next month, with a launch night at the Dun Mhuire on South Main Street on April 18.