My colleague, Ita Hodder, & I attended the Invest4success event in Croke Park last Thursday afternoon on behalf of Collins McNicholas. The event was a great success, showcasing some of the established and upcoming businesses in the upper Shannon Erne region. There were representations from businesses in counties Leitrim, Cavan, Roscommon & Longford all discussing the potential for investors, partnerships and employment opportunities in the region. Basing the event in Dublin offered an opportunity to reach a wider audience and in particular the diaspora living outside the area.

The event was well attended and we heard some very positive presentations from Abbott Diagnostics, Vistamed and Cora Systems, who spoke of their commitment to the region and their continued growth. Some of the other businesses exhibiting on the day included; ATA Group, Masonite, Merenda, Obelisk, Prior medical and Lakeland Dairies.

For employment opportunities, many companies discussed the values of what working in the regions can offer. This includes shorter commuting times, affordable housing, access to schools, strong communities and all-round better quality of life. This was reinforced by some of the local tourism initiatives we heard about such as the Blueways project by Waterways Ireland, highlighting the excellent recreational activities available in the region.

Overall the Upper Shannon Erne region plans to create almost 2,000 jobs in the next few years across a number of sectors which will have a significant impact on the area. It was great to see such a positive message being construed across the board from the larger multinationals to the smaller start-ups.

If you are interested in hearing about specific employment opportunities in the region please contact me here:


Davin Ferguson

Recruitment Consultant

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group