Bank of Ireland ‘Enterprise Town initiative’ to visit Ballincollig

2 May 2017
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

Bank of Ireland has announced the return of its Enterprise Town initiative to Ballincollig, County Cork, on Friday, May 5th from 5pm to 8pm. Taking place in the CastleWest Shopping Centre Ballincollig, the event features a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as plenty of family friendly activities throughout the evening. The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event has been organised by the Bank in partnership with the local community in Ballincollig.

Bank of Ireland is investing in excess of €1.2 million in its Enterprise Town initiative in 2017. Following the success of the Enterprise Town Programme in 2016, which involved 100 communities across the country, Bank of Ireland has confirmed that over 120 Enterprise Town events are taking place nationwide this year.

One of those events is the return of the Enterprise Town initiative to Ballincollig on Friday May 5th from 5pm to 8pm in the CastleWest Shopping Centre. Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Town initiative aims to promote enterprise and drive business momentum for local businesses and the wider sports and social community in the locality by connecting residents with all the town has to offer. Events are free to attend and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.

Over the course of the evening over 80 exhibitors will display a wide variety of products and services, and Bank of Ireland is calling on all those living and working in Ballincollig to come and support these local businesses.

The evening will also feature a special guest appearance from bestselling cookery author and celebrity chef, Rachel Allen.

Other activities to look forward to include: musical entertainment from local Gaelscoil Ui Riordain & the Pollyphonics; a “Bake off” competition for students of Colaiste Choilm with Rachel Allen; and Bizworld presentations from 5th class students from Ovens NS.

Commenting on the initiative, Head of Bank of Ireland for Cork City, Sean Byerley, said: “Bank of Ireland is committed to supporting business growth across Cork and we want to continue to be Ireland’s Enterprise Bank. We would encourage local businesses and the wider community to come and share in activities on Friday May 5th. I would like to thank the Enterprise Town Committee and all those involved in helping to organise and exhibit at this event.”

Ballincollig Bank of Ireland Branch Manager, Tom Purcell, added: “The local community have embraced this initiative wholeheartedly, and working together we have organised a very exciting programme of activity. The event will be free to attend and is open to all. It is a fantastic opportunity for the community to see the level of enterprise here in Ballincollig.”

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