EXCITING NEW HOT DESKING DEVELOPMENT AT FABER CASTEL, FERMOY
An exciting new business facility has been unveiled at the Faber Castell site in Fermoy. Cork County Council, in collaboration with the North Cork Enterprise Board, has converted two existing enterprise units at the facility into modern hot-desking centres which can cater for up to eleven new start up businesses.
Liam Coyle, MD of iSeek, who is using the facility for his business, is enthusiastic about the facilities: “It’s a fantastic set up, everything is here already, phone line, Internet, desks etc. It is so much easier to come in here rather than working from home in the garage and much more professional as well for prospective clients to visit.”
€50 PER WEEK
Hot desking is a solution to situations where business start-ups require flexible office space for short or medium term to enable the business to get off the ground. Desks are let by the week or month at €50pw with phone usage on top. Entrepreneurs using the facility benefit from the dynamic of working with other start up businesses and collaboration is a normal outcome.
Speaking at the 1,500 sq feet unit, Noel O’Driscoll of Cork County Council told The Avondhu that the facility was ideal for those who had a core business idea and now wanted to take that next step.
“We have been working on this facility for some time and it is a response to the many requests that we get to provide office space for newer, knowledge type businesses. Martin Riordan has allocated substantial money for this project, having seen the demand locally and we hope that, like the facility in Macroom, it will be a great success.
OPENED UP POSSIBILITIES
Michael Hanley, North Cork Enterprise Board added that it opened up a lot of possibilities for business people in Fermoy and the surrounding areas.
“We recognise that things are very difficult currently, which is why we feel this will be of huge benefit for those that have a core business idea without the big expense of leasing an office. Our partnership with the council in this initiative has provided a valuable facility in Fermoy and the enterprise board looks forward to working with the businesses that will emerge from the centre. We will look at training programmes for people that use the facility and will provide mentoring along the way, so there is continual.”
The facility has a total of thirteen desks, with four currently in use. The centre also features a breakout area and meeting room and will be available for letting over flexible periods. Fitted out to the highest standards and modern in design and layout, the facility is the ideal solution for start-ups to get a business off the ground.
For further information on the unit, please contact Noel O’Driscoll of Cork County Council on 021-4276891 or Michael Hanley, North Cork Enterprise Board on 022-423235.
Thursday 17th February 5:49pm