Dunmanway retailers delighted with Beacon Retail Programme

Dunmanway Retail Group

Posted on: 8th August, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Wednesday July 16 saw the completion of the Cork County Council’s Beacon Retail Programme for 15 Dunmanway retailers.

The programme commenced in early March this year and following an onsite meeting with the business owners in the town, a strategic working document was tailor made for each individual outlet. This document was designed by an external expert team who specialise in the retail industry and for the duration of the programme, the business owner had the support and advice of this expert team.

The Beacon Retail Programme is managed by Padraig O Sullivan who was delighted with how successful the programme was for the Dunmanway retailers. “Retailers are operating in very tough economic times and need access to as much supports as possible without the high costs associated with this professional advice – this is exactly why the retail programme was developed.”

The Beacon Retail Programme is heavily funded by the Economic Development Fund and is designed to assist retailers in Cork county to revitalise and grow their business, by analysing all aspects of running a retail business, making expert recommendations and working on a 12  to 18 month strategic plan to sustain and take their business to the next level.

“We found the programme excellent, to have an independent advisor come into your business and explain what can be done better is fantastic and we have come away with some fantastic ideas for the business,” said local health shop owners Helen and Marguerite from ‘For Goodness Sake’.

“It was very motivational, the trainer had a wealth of experience and we are looking forward to the challenges the tailored ‘plan’ will bring,” commented convenience store owner, Peter Walsh of ‘Londis’.

In addition to Dunmanway, to date, the Beacon Retail Programme has been rolled out to several towns across Cork County including Charleville, Ballincollig, Millstreet and Youghal and it is currently ongoing in both Castletownbere and Cobh.

Further information on the Retail Programme can be found on www.beaconinitiative.net or by contacting Padraig O Sullivan on 021 4285140 /

Mob: 087-773 0019 or email Padraig.osullivan@

corkcoco.ie.

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