Sunday 17 December 2017

Regatta Great Outdoors announces 100 new jobs across Ireland

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD and Regatta Ireland director, Brian Fox
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD and Regatta Ireland director, Brian Fox
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Family-owned Regatta Great Outdoors has announces 100 new jobs across Ireland.

The outdoor and leisure clothing company also said that it was opening several new stores across Ireland, including stores in Galway, Dublin, and Waterford.

The Manchester-based company started life in Ireland in 2000, when Brian Fox was appointed as a sales representative for the brand and sold to buyers from the garage in his home.

Regatta opened their first concession in Shaws of Wexford in 2004, expanding to 18 concession stores by 2009, and finally opening their first Irish stand-alone store in Limerick in 2011.

They now have eleven stand-alone stores across the country, with seven more openings planned this year.

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“We are delighted to see our business growing following some turbulent years in Ireland as we are creating new jobs in local areas. We look forward to continued growth and success in the coming years,” Brian Fox, Regatta Ireland director, said.

The announcement was welcomed by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD, who said that the news supported the Government's efforts to drive regional development and job creation in locations outside of the main cities.

“A vibrant retail sector is key to creating vibrant towns and communities across the country and helps to make a place attractive to work in, socialise in and live in,”the Minister said.

The news brings the total number of jobs announced today to 430.

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