Wednesday 24 January 2018

Greystones in race for Enterprising Town Awards

Greystones will compete in the ‘over 7,000 population’ category of the competition
Greystones will compete in the ‘over 7,000 population’ category of the competition

Mary Fogarty

Greystones has been nominated to represent County Wicklow at the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Awards in the over 7,000 population category.

The competition, sponsored by the Bank of Ireland, aims to assist in the promotion of enterprise by bringing business and community together. Greystones 2020 does just that.

The group was established in 2016 and aims to bring all sectors of the community together to improve amenities, and to maximise the potential of Greystones.

Greystones 2020 is working closely with the local authority to increase the local economy, protect existing business and employment and support the creation of new enterprise and positive development.

Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District and Member of the Greystones 2020 Executive, Cllr Gerry Walsh, said: 'With Greystones quality of life, sporting amenities, cultural activities, infrastructure, available housing, transport links, educational attainment and above all the enterprising spirit of its community, Greystones is in with an excellent chance of going all the way in this competition.'

Chairperson of Greystones 2020 Gráinne Mc Loughlin, said: 'Our group recognises the entrepreneurial spirit in Greystones and has come together to nurture, promote and support all types of enterprise from the self-employed to companies thriving in the town employing many.

'By working with the local council, businesses, voluntary and community groups, we aim to have Greystones recognised as a place that is in the business of supporting business.

'There are some many exciting developments happening, including the Greystones 2020 flagship project; Greystones Railway Station, the new Whale Theatre, the Marina and its clubs, our world class sporting amenities and facilities,' she said.

The judging panel will visit Greystones on September 26 to receive a presentation, engage with the members of Greystones 2020 and the Municipal District Team and visit some of the nominated projects and businesses.

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