Charleville Chamber are endeavouring to attract more business to the town and have produced a brochure extolling the virtues of locating in Charleville, emphasising the central position in mid-Munster and its convenient transport links via road, rail, air and sea.
It also highlights the excellent second level schools in the town and the ready and easy access to third level education in Cork. Limerick and Tralee. The publication lists the industries which are already in existence in Charleville such as Kerry Group plc in the former Golden Vale complex and Dawn Meats Charleville, manufacturers of dairy products and red meat products, respectively along with the Kinsale Bay Food Company.
As well as the food industry, Charleville is also renowned as a steel manufacturing town with the BCD group of companies which includes BCD Engineering, Skidtek Engineering, Platetek Engineering and Quality Links. Also there is the Diesenvale Engineering and Flotek Engineering stainless steel companies and Response Engineering waste water company. Perfect Water Systems is another well- established business as is C.I.D. electrical software company along with Charleville Dairy Services and Dairy Engineering Supplies.
The voluntary body which is Charleville Chamber works to help its 80 strong membership to deal with issues as they arise. These may include training courses designed to meet company’s needs, to develop participant’s skills and knowledge across a range of subject areas such as digital marketing. Training courses are facilitated by Ms Joan Kelleher of the Local Enterprise Office in Mallow with which, the chamber works closely. The training courses are all delivered at the E Centre by top trainers and are exceptional value for money.
They also provide a clinic to help start-up businesses, which is held monthly and facilitated by the Local Enterprise business development officer Kevin Curran at the E Centre in Baker’s Road, Charleville. Here entrepreneurs may have free advice and information on how best to progress their business from an expert in the field.
The Chamber also has close links with Ballyhoura Development Ltd and helps members with social media marketing and also provide a free digital marketing consultation where businesses are advised on what course of action to take on social media.
They also conduct surveys in the local area to help assess the needs of customers and businesses alike and identify problems associated with the town and how to solve them in order to offer people a better and more friendly shopping experience.
These are some of the benefits associated with membership of Charleville Chamber who are ready to help any incoming business to locate in Charleville. They can be assured of a sincere welcome and will get all the assistance they require to assimilate into the excellent business environment which already exists in the town. The website is www.charlevillechamber.ie or contact President P. J. McCarthy on 086-2606468.