Western Region Promoted at London Networking Event

A successful networking event to promote the Western Region to key London-Irish business people was recently held by the Sligo Business Network in London (SBN), supported by the Western Development Commission (WDC).

The event was attended by people originally from Sligo who have made London their business base, and the evening focussed on WDC’s continuing work on positioning the West for economic recovery. A special guest in attendance, was Michael Feeney, founder of the County Mayo Peace Park, who that day had received his MBE from Queen Elizabeth for services to UK-Ireland relations.

In her address to assembled guests Joanne Grehan, Regional Development Executive at the WDC said that they were delighted to partner with the SBN to engage directly with important decision makers. She said that the event was a great opportunity to build on the success of LookWest.ie in promoting the region as a great place to live, work and do business.

Andy Rogers, founder and Chairman of SBN London said that the event was a great example of the Network’s role in encouraging investment and business start-ups in Sligo. “There are significant advantages from tapping into the network of Sligo people based in London who can themselves act as ambassadors for the West of Ireland and ultimately help drive economic recovery and job creation,” he said.