Fifty firms attend After Hours event
Published 03/06/2014 | 05:42
KELLY'S Café and Meadows & Byrne welcomed the local business community when over 50 businesses attended a Wexford Chamber Business After Hours networking event.
The event provided guests with an excellent networking opportunity to raise the profile of their business offering, widen their network of contacts and facilitate new business referrals.
Opening the event, Martin Doyle, President of Wexford Chamber, said: 'The names Kelly and Meadows & Byrne are synonymous with quality and service and with both businesses combined in this new venture, they bring a whole new dimension to retailing in Wexford.
'The obvious investment made here by both businesses demonstrates a strong confidence in and a strong commitment to Wexford as both a shopping destination and a place to do business and for that I would like to thank all concerned.'
Providing insight into the vision that resulted in this new business venture, Managing Director of Kelly's Resort Hotel & Spa in Rosslare, Bill Kelly said he was annoyed to see so many people come into Rosslare Europort and just disappear out of Wexford.
'That was my main motivation and I think that the opening of the new 'Avoca-style' restaurant and Meadows & Byrne store is benefiting the whole area, drawing in customers from nearby counties, capturing passing trade and serving local people as well.'
Bill puts the continued success of his business down to looking after its best asset, the customer.
Attendees at the event where entered into a prize draw which saw Fiona McGuire of Join the Dots Online Marketing win a voucher for dinner for two, sponsored by Kelly's Resort Hotel & Spa.