Move To Mayo
Move to Mayo, a promotional campaign by Mayo County Council in conjunction with iRadio will launch Monday next, August 23rd. The campaign aims to showcase Mayo as the best place to live and work offering an exceptional work/life balance. Mayo is the one of the most entrepreneurial counties in Ireland with a multitude of enterprise hubs dispersed throughout the county, offering plenty of choice and flexibility for business start-ups and remote working opportunities.
Mayo can be the perfect location for you to set up or relocate your business to, providing a strong entrepreneurial community to base yourself in, as well as internationally renowned amenities and attractions to enjoy when not working. There are no barriers to operating your business from Mayo. Throughout the campaign we will hear from successful businesses who have made the move to Mayo. To help showcase what Mayo has to offer, iRadio will make the move to Mayo and will be broadcasting live from various locations throughout the county all week, from August 23rd to August 27th.
The highlight of this campaign sees Mayo County Council, in partnership with the Halo Business Angel Network, the Western Development Commission (WDC) and the European Entrepreneurial Region launch a dedicated business competition offering a €10,000 prize fund for a business to re-locate to Mayo and base your operations here. As well as that, the costs of renting a space in one of the many hubs located all around the county will be covered for a year through Connectedhubs.ie. Full details of the competition can be found on www.mayo.ie/movetomayo.
Head of Enterprise at Mayo County Council, John Magee outlined “We are delighted to drive this Move to Mayo Campaign. Mayo has an unrivalled environment for a great work life balance, and we are encouraging businesses/individuals to consider relocating or setting up a business, here in the County. With recent investment in a network of over 16 Enterprise Hubs and Broadband Connection Points in locations right around Mayo, there is limitless opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurs. With the generous support of our partners at the Halo Business Angel Network, the WDC and the European Entrepreneurial Region, the opportunity to win a substantial relocation and start up fund of 10k for your business venture through the ‘Move to Mayo’ competition is a significant start.”
Tomás Ó Síocháin, CEO of the Western Development Commission, commented “There has never been a better time to ‘Move to Mayo’. The transition to remote work means that now is the opportunity to find a job and build a career in the West. With hundreds of companies offering roles on westernjobs.ie, Mayo offers excellent employment opportunities, a fantastic work life balance and the scope to join a growing community of those that are making the move and building a life in the West. The recently launched Connectedhubs.ie platform offers the facilities and community of office life without the commute and will assist companies and their employees who move to Mayo by allowing greater flexibility to blend home, office and hub working. This in turn, will increase staff well-being and retention, and help them maintain productivity in a suitable working environment.”
Chief Executive Officer at iRadio, Mark Cunning added "At iRadio we're delighted to be collaborating with Mayo County Council on a such a significant project. We believe in completely immersing ourselves in our client solutions and activations, and how better to promote #MoveToMayo than to move iRadio to Mayo for a week. We'll be experiencing Mayo life first-hand and sharing the fun, adventures and the best of Mayo with our listeners and followers across all our platforms."
Ultan Faherty of the Halo Business Angel Network further outlined that “Mayo businesses have a strong record in securing private investment to help their operations scale-up and expand. The Move to Mayo Campaign and 10K business relocation start up fund is yet another example of the supportive entrepreneurial nature of the county and the Halo Business Angel Network is happy to support this initiative.”