Greystones 2020 is a registered organisation set up in 2017 following the closure of the Chamber of Commerce, to promote the area and to offer an organisation that represented everyone – both Business and the Community.
The organisation believes in a self-help culture through facilitating events, encouraging an holistic town, engagement with all the community & supporting improvement of amenities.
IT partners with public sector agencies such as Wicklow Co Council and Greystones Municipal District and both are represented on the team and thus enable engagement at all levels.
Grainne McLoughlin joined Wicklow Good News to talk about the exciting work the organisation has been during in the presence of COVID19.
“There is almost information overload with multiple website with pages and pages of information,” says Grainne McLoughlin who is chair of the organisation. “We have been working hard to gather those resources and house them on our website – greystones.ie.”
The information, housed on the business-hub page on the website covers government support, LEO and Wicklow County Council support, Enterprise Ireland, other funding opportunities, business webinars, social enterprise support and other business supports.
For businesses in Greystones and surrounding districts, there is also an opportunity to join a dedicated whatsapp group so that people can gain peer support or ask questions they may have.
“We encourage all business – from shops to professions to services – to register their details on the website so people know they are there.
“The tagline of the campaign is Think Local, Buy Local – and locals are encouraged to check out the ever growing list of local businesses before buying – maybe they can find what they need locally and support that business.”
To find out more, visit the website www.greystones.ie and the check out the new business hub on www.greystones.ie/business-hub.
Members of Greystones 2020 are:
Gráinne Mc Loughlin, Michelle Power Lynch, Dermod Dwyer, Hubert Fitzpatrick, Colum O’Broin, Dorothy Gray, Ross McParland, Colin Love, Marlena Murphy, Mark Atkins, Christine Flood, Myra Porter, Cllr Gerry Walsh & Cllr Tom Fortune