Richard Martin and Eoin O’Flynn of Flogas Ireland visited The Mill today.  Flogas who were one of the early supporters of The Mill were given a tour of the facilities and introduced to some of the resident start-up companies.

Flogas Ireland's Richard Marting and Eoin O'Flynn at The Mill Drogheda
Flogas Ireland’s Richard Martin and Eoin O’Flynn at The Mill

Managing Director of Flogas Mr Richard Martin stated ‘I extremely pleased to see what has been achieved here at The Mill. Flogas is very proud to have been associated with this exciting project’.

Project Manager Sean Mac Entee provided a tour and also outlined the work we are doing on the ground with schools & startups. He commented ‘Without the generous support of Flogas, which itself started as a small SME in Drogheda, The Mill Enterprise Hub could not have happened. We look forward to the continued involvement of Flogas with us.’

Graham O’Rourke, chairperson said, “We are delighted that Flogas, as one of the biggest employers in the area, are such a strong supporter of The Mill.  From the first day we met Richard Martin, MD, and Eoin O’Flynn, Marketing Director, they showed huge enthusiasm for the project.  Today, on their first visit, they have also offered mentoring to start-up companies in The Mill in energy or related sectors.  This is hugely important to us and again shows their commitment to local employment.”

On the day of the sod turning for The Mill in December 2012 we were joined by students from nearby Our Lady’s College, Greenhills. The twenty four students were exploring the concept of what an ‘enterprise centre’ is and more importantly what it could be for them.

Less than a year later in October 2013 our project manager Sean and the principal of Our Lady’s College, Ms Geraldine Mulvihill, arranged a repeat visit to give the girls a tour of the new facility and get their thoughts on entrepreneurship.

We are sure that some of the most innovative and high potential start-ups of the future are in that group and we look forward to working closely with them on young entrepreneur projects.

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The Mill was delighted to host RTE’s Drive Time programme today. Leading business figures and Drogheda Chamber of Commerce members discussed the pros and cons of the 2014 budget.

Contributors included Chamber President Simon McCormack, Patrick McCloskey (McCloskey’s Bakery), Brian Browning (Clarke’s Bar), Giles Belton (Sherry Fitzgerald Lannon), Padraic Kierans (Anglo Printers), Patricia White (Drogheda Chamber) and Sean MacEntee (The Mill).

Drogheda Chamber provide feedback on the 2014 Budget from The Mill
Drogheda Chamber provide feedback on the 2014 Budget from The Mill