10 June 2018
By Elaine Murphy
This week the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley launched the new brand for Cork County Council’s Business Parks.
This new brand will signify the critical role the Council plays in the Economic Development of the County and give a uniform design to signage at our parks. This striking design will give due prominence to the Councils role in managing and developing the Parks as well as aligning the branding of our parks with the Business Growth Hub, our new centralised, purpose specific location for Council Economic Development staff and initiatives.
Cllr. Hurley commented, “Cork County Council plays a critical role in the Economic Development of the County in a wide variety of ways, be it in providing large scale infrastructure, strategic planning, providing grant aid to both community and business or working with other state agencies such as IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Fáilte Ireland or Bord Bia. One of the key roles Cork County Council plays in facilitating economic development is in facilitating mainly Irish companies to grow and develop through the provision of business and industrial facilities”.
Cork County Council has developed and maintained business parks at a wide variety of locations throughout the County, varying in size and type. These range from fully serviced sites for sale to units to let, industrial space to high quality food grade units, incubation Kitchens to E Centres with hot desking and office space. They are spread throughout the County from Schull and Skibbereen in the West to Mitchelstown and Charleville in the North. They provide a platform for businesses to grow and develop from a one person start up, to renting a unit, to the purchase of a site and construction of their own purpose built unit.
Mr. Tim Lucey, Chief Executive of Cork County Council praised the initiative “Cork County Council prides itself on the maintenance of these parks and is constantly investing in their upkeep and upgrading, providing a quality location from which a myriad of companies operate, create employment and grow. As part of this process the Council is now investing in new and uniform signage for all of these Business Parks. This initiative will provide high quality and clearly branded signage, will raise awareness of the parks and units, thus helping our tenants and other companies located in the parks in terms of recognition and image”.