JOBS4Tipp launches new TIPP DIGITAL HUB
26th Sept 2019
A new Digital Hub was launched in Tipperary Town to cater for remote working and start up businesses. Developed by Jobs4Tipp at the Tipperary Technology Park, Tipperary Town, it offers full serviced desk spaces with modern office facilities including high speed broadband connectivity and printing. With many companies now allowing employees work close to their home rather than commuting long distances, the Hub is ideally set up to cater for this cohort of workers in the vicinity of Tipperary town
Speaking at the launch, Michael Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of Tipp-Cashel-Cahir Municipal District complimented Jobs4Tipp on this initiative. ‘Every morning the roads and trains serving the town are full of workers heading to offices in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Now this trend can be reversed with Tipperary people staying in the town to complete their days work. With such a fine facility, the Tipp Digital Hub also provides a great opportunity for remote workers and start-up business to get up and running quickly without the usual administrative headaches and costs associated with acquiring premises. This facility is a positive development for Tipperary Town and I wish the promoters, Jobs4Tipp every success in creating a busy space here at the Technology Park’.
Michaeal Fitzgerald also spoke about Ministers English’s announcement of a package of measures to help revitalize Tipperary Town and he looked forward to supporting Ms Carmel Fox who is coming on board to head up the program.
Morgan Mooney from Jobs4Tipp thanked Tipp County Council for their support in getting the Hub open. ‘Without their financial support and expertise the Hub would not have materialized. Morgan stated that Jobs4Tipp is a non-profit group of volunteers whose objective is to improve the economic conditions prevailing in Tipperary town and its environs. The Digital Hub has been created in order to provide a facility which will allow people to work or start a business locally in Tipperary town and generate incremental spending in the area’.
With more and more companies facilitating remote working for their employees, Tipp Digital Hub is an ideal location for workers in West Tipp to work from; with its high speed broadband, 6 modern desk spaces and free car parking. The Tipperary Technology Park is a perfect building to base the Hub in and Morgan thanked the Board and staff of Tipp Tech Park for their help and cooperation in getting the project complete.
Pat Slattery, Director of Services for Enterprise and Community Development, congratulated Jobs4Tipp for this excellent initiative, and stated that this could be the start of something much bigger. “If all agencies and local groups work together to promote this facility, we would expect that this Hub would expand into a much bigger facility that would have Regional links and access to high quality training through the ETB”. To that end Tipperary County Council in conjunction with local groups have just put in a submission for substantial funding to expand the use of Tipperary Technology Park with the addition of a Technology Enterprise centre.
Michael Begley, Local Enterprise Office Tipperary stated that “we are very keen to support this initiative and will be available to provide a range of enterprise, mentoring and financial supports to those who occupy the Hub and need our support.”
Seamus Clarke Chairman Jobs4Tipp thanked those that attended the launch. He said that this was one idea that came to Jobs4Tipp’s attention and it was great to see all the hard work now completed and the space ready for occupancy. He thanked Morgan Mooney in particular for his efforts in making this happen. Seamus stated that there are many more matters that need to be addressed to help get Tipp town back on its feet. He asked all public representatives that attended the launch to ensure that Tipp town was on top of their agenda and that the people of the town need to see progress on commitments made. Hopefully, with co-operation between the town’s different voluntary bodies and using our Council resources, further and large scale projects can be urgently addressed for the betterment of the town. Tipp Digital Hub is one step in the right direction and Seamus encouraged people to support this venture that is about bringing extra spending and jobs to the town.
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Tipp Digital Hub can be contacted at www.tippdigitalhub.ie or on 062-30807