The Mill opened its doors to start-ups in 2014 and has since become the main Hub for the accelerated creation & growth of healthy new enterprises in the South Louth, East Meath and wider Drogheda area region. It currently houses 31 companies ranging from startups to emergent FDIs who currently employ 83 employees.

Our supports include training, mentoring, access to subsidised office space, sign-posting to sources of finance, being part of a ‘can do’ community – all provided in a friendly, helpful and thoughtful environment.

2017 saw the opening of a 750m2 extension of The Mill which was the culmination of a ten-year project that successfully merged the best of public and private support for entrepreneurs. Louth County Council were instrumental in getting the project off the ground, and Louth LEO, Leader, and Enterprise Ireland contributed to start-up costs. Critically, The Mill were supported by Drogheda Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses who contributed circa €350,000 in philanthropic donations to the project.

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The Mill offers an integrated mix of space, mentoring, learning, group dynamics and supported ‘ambition’. The Mill is determined to capitalise on their success to date by continuing to develop innovative projects such as the M1 Payments Corridor, Illuminate, Drogheda Young Innovators, and by encouraging the development of networks and support structures for small businesses. The Mill also played a key role in starting the new ‘M1 Drogheda Chamber’ Skillnet which offers local subsidised training to SMEs across all sectors along the M1 region.



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Colm Hanratty

The Mill has been instrumental in the growth of Sixtwo Digital over the last four years. It has led to invaluable leads and clients which has helped us scale up. The facilities enable us to offer training on-site while the ongoing training seminars means we are constantly presented with opportunities to upskill the team

Sixtwo Digital

Colm Hanratty

The Mill has been instrumental in the growth of Sixtwo Digital over the last four years. It has led to invaluable leads and clients which has helped us scale up. The facilities enable us to offer training on-site while the ongoing training seminars means we are constantly presented with opportunities to upskill the team

Sixtwo Digital

Team

Anna Kurtisa

Office Manager of The Mill

Breanndan Casey

Innovation and Enterprise Manager

Board Members

Colm Hanratty

Co-Chair of The Mill, CEO of Sixtwo Digital

Jack Gogarty

Co-Chair of The Mill, Managing Director of Gogarty Professional Services

Alan Costello

Venture Leader of NDRC

Gail McEvoy

Principal of McEvoy Craig Accountants

Thomas McEvoy

Head of Enterprise of Louth Local Enterprise Office

Shona McManus

Owner and Chief Executive of Osborne Recruitment

Bronagh Conlon

Managing Director of Listoke Distillery

Aidan Browne

Incubation Center Manager, DkIT

Padraig Kierans

Managing Director of Anglo Printers

Graham O'Rourke

Managing Director of Aphix Software

Joe English

Head of Enterprise of Meath Local Enterprise Office

Colette Moss

Senior Executive Officer + Economic Development and Planning of Louth County Council

Deirdre McQuillan

Head of Research, TU Dublin College of Business

Our Philosophy and Values

Our Mission

We aim to become a catalyst for enterprise development in our area

Our Mission

We aim to become a catalyst for enterprise development in our area

We hope that when you join our community you will find The Mill to be an enjoyable and supportive environment where there is clear evidence of a sense of fun, passion and energy.

The Mill strives to achieve its aims by being:

Approachable Friendly Helpful Professional Flexible
Fair Open-minded Knowledgeable Enthusiastic Inclusive

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