EXCITING TIMES IN THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE AS NEW BUSINESSES START OUT ON THEIR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY

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first_imgTHE BASE Enterprise Centre – which serves as an incubator facility for start-up companies and established businesses now have EIGHT businesses within their hub of innovation and industry at the community owned facility. (BASICC) established in 2008 to address the social, cultural and economic needs of the Ballybofey and Stranorlar area. Through extensive consultation and negotiations BASICC successfully secured funding to build ‘The BASE Enterprise Centre.This new purpose built community owned enterprise centre is set in the heart of County Donegal.  Funding for the centre was secured from the SPECIAL EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), Enterprise Ireland (EI) and Donegal County Council (DCC).The BASE provides a platform for community and economic development and assists collaboration. The BASE has high speed broadband, shared workspace with flexible arrangements, offices and units of various sizes, meeting rooms, training facilities and onsite parking.To arrange a visit or to find out more call Donna Maskery on M: 087 607 5555 or email: [email protected] you can visit the website at: www.thebaseenterprise.ie BASICC WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME:Innovation Renovation- Bringing clarity to constructionViking Fit – Fitness training and body conditioningFinn Technology – Bespoke IT training and supportDonegal First Aid Services- Bringing training Alive Advanced Survey Solutions – Freelance Engineering and Surveying servicesAoibheann Gallen – Healthy mind and bodyBallybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of CommerceFinn Valley Amateur boxing club  Innovation Renovation Innovation Renovation is an exciting new business start up, Christopher Morrow the owner describes his business as “bringing clarity to construction”. Christopher is hoping to see an upturn in the industry that has experienced dwindling investment and resources over the last number of years. A Quantity Surveyor by profession he hopes to assist Home Owners, Business’s and Sub-contractors alike, with their project needs.Christopher believes his strengths lie in his ability to complete projects successfully, on time and within budget through effective communications and project management skills.“There are many examples of projects failing. This is often a result of a communications disconnect between the person who wants the work done and the person doing the work. “My business ensures this doesn’t happen. “For the contractor I provide professional Quantity Surveyor services in a flexible and focused way and for the client I act as the project manager, their single point of contact for the entire project. “I bring clarity to construction projects for the parties involved”.  Services offered:Domestic Contractors/ Subcontractors:– Procurement of projects/ submitting tenders on their behalf– Contract management/ Administration– Submitting Valuations and agreeing payment terms– Arranging other attendances to site– Agreeing final accountsInstead of hiring a full time Quantity Surveyor, Christopher will charge a set fee for submitting costs/price for tender.This limits the risk in terms of a company’s cash flow and if a project is secured then at least the contractor is safe in the knowledge that if they want to avail of a Quantity Surveyor for contract administration purposes on that project, they are making money during that period also.Christopher is fully accredited with IOHS managing safely for construction managers and can also produce Health and safety plans, Risk assessments and method statementsHomeowner/ Property occupier-Quote and provide template of works for your works– Arrange works to be carried out by professional competent tradesmen’s– Set the timescale for completion of worksHomeowners will always have one point of contact for their works, all the stress of arranging works and acquiring materials will be undertaken by Christopher.A clear understanding of how and what works will get completed with no hidden costs or surprises upon completion is the advantage of operating with Christopher and his new enterprise.Advice and quotes are free and if you have any construction queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with Christopher today. Tel: 07498 90121 Mob: 089 495 7853Email: [email protected] FIT:Viking Fit has been growing steadily since it opened in The BASE in January of this year.  Michael Coleman its owner is the only person in the County registered to use TRX (Body weights). Michael spent a year researching and developing his training offering before opening his business he works on an individual basis to ensure his customers achieve their potential.His supportive approach has seen his business grow steadily since opening and his classes are now available six days a week in the centre. His training is focused, interactive and most importantly enjoyable. Michael himself has attained many powerlifting awards including three Northern Ireland titles, three Irish titles, three European titles, one world title and Donegal sports star award 2014.Michael is continuously developing his training programs to ensure he is at the very forefront of his profession.If you are interested or want to find out more contact Michael on M: 087 937 4312 Or email: [email protected] TECHNOLOGY:Finn Technology is an exciting new business start up which will focus on providing bespoke computer training specific to individual needs. Finn Technology is owned and operated by Maria Dullaghan.  Maria has over 10 years IT training experience delivering training to people of all ages and abilities.She has worked on specialist cross border projects delivering training on a one to one basis.She has also delivered CV workshops within the Fas framework.Maria has identified a business opportunity for Finn Technologies in providing training, help and support for those who do not want to enroll in a certified training course.These individuals and groups want training that meets their specific needs maybe all someone wants to know is how to Skype their children in Australia or see what’s happening on Donegal Daily. Whatever the requirement Maria will customise the training to fit the individual. Finn Technology offers bespoke one to one IT training for individuals and businesses of all levels and competencies.Individual ServicesIpad trainingSetting up Skype / User accountsInternet SafetyInternet & e-mail useAll Microsoft trainingCV preparationLinkedIn ProfilesBusinessesSoftware training for employeesOnline presence trainingIdentifying areas of IT improvementManaging the digital footprint of the business Parents and CarersInternet safety for allmanaging settings on Internet devicesdigital awarenessFor more information contact MariaFinn TechnologyThe Base Enterprise CentreStranorlarDonegal074 91 16674+353 83 800 [email protected] First Aid services (DFAS)Emmett Ryan started Donegal First Aid Services in January of this year. Emmett has a wealth of experience both in General First Aid and in Combat First Aid.Donegal First Aid Services provides a vast and varied syllabus of First Aid Training to any organisation at any level. The company prides itself in clever training solutions specifically tailored to suit training requirements. The company hosts a dynamic team of trainers and consultants who take pride in tailoring training solutions to suit the needs of individual businesses or organisations regardless of their size. These trainers are highly Skilled Professional’s with a wealth of practical experience in the field attending thousands of emergency calls throughout the Country.As part of Donegal First Aid Services expansion plan the company have moved into The BASE. “We believe The BASE is the perfect place for us, having a place in the centre of the County will be ideal. With access to purpose built training rooms and first class facilities we will be in a position to facilitate training for those business that do not have the necessary requirements to deliver the training syllabus onsite. We find this approach works well as it removes attendees away from their normal working environment and makes training more focused and specific”.Donegal First Aid Services offer all aspects of First Aid Training including Occupational First Aid,CPR/AED, Pediatric First Aid, Refresher Certification, Basic First Aid, Sports Aid andSchool/Creche First Aid. Their highly qualified trainers and small classes delivered in a relaxedenvironment ensures that learning is made easy and relevant.  Training is brought to life with hands on practical exercises this brings training ALIVE.For more information contact Emmett on M: 087 793 2189 or Email: donegalfirstaidservices.comADVANCED SURVEY SOLUTIONS:Advanced Survey Solutions was established by Ciaran Gallagher, Chartered Civil Engineer, in 2010 and offers a wide range of Freelance Engineering and Surveying services throughout the Northwest area. Following his graduation in 2003 Ciaran has gained extensive experience in the construction industry having worked for large contractors in both New York and Ireland.His major projects have included the Setting-out and Project Supervision of multi-million Dollar/Euro Public and Private Ventures; the most notable of these being a Fire Station in Far Rockaway, a high-rise apartment block in The Bronx, the extension to the Pensions Office in Sligo and the construction of Waterways Ireland’s Headquarters, on the banks of Lough Erne in Enniskillen.Ciaran has also been involved in the planning, designing and development of both residential and commercial properties throughout Donegal, Fermanagh and Derry by providing topographical and as-built surveys – including preparing maps for land transfer purposes or boundary set-out where a conflict has arisen. Most recently Ciaran has extended his services into the field of Forensic Engineering and has prepared Technical Reports into accidents that have resulted in personal injury.These have included incidents such as Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work and Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents and have involved Ciaran giving his technical opinion as an expert witness in High Court actions.Ciaran prides himself in providing clients with top quality Engineering and Surveying services, efficiently and effectively, and it is on the back of this that Advanced Survey Solutions has been established.Please contact Ciaran at Advanced Survey Solutions for any service requiredServices provided include:Technical Engineer’s ReportContract Engineering & Project Management servicesBuilding & Boundary Set-outTopographical & As-built Survey – Transfer MapsAoibheann GallenAoibheann has over twenty years’ experience in the Wellness industry having treated many clients nationally, in the UK and in her own successful Wellness clinic in Co. Kerry.Aoibheann has also mentored therapists in many relaxation and Wellness therapies over the years. She is passionate about wellbeing and helping people to live a healthy balanced life. Aoibheann tailors her relaxation and meditation practices to suit the client’s needs. She has helped clients to overcome stress, grief, to cope with pain and in some cases helped to eliminate pain.   Her unique approach helps clients to maintain good health and a positive outlook through regular relaxation and meditation practices.Aoibheann says: “When you take care of your mind and body, they will take care of you” My relaxation & meditation practices give people the opportunity to stop and be still. “I teach people the tools that are needed to think more positively & positive thinking is essential for a healthy mind & body. I thoroughly enjoy my work and helping people, you are guaranteed no nonsense personal development experience.” Aoibheann offers One to One and Group sessions.  Larger group sessions can take place in a venue of your choice.Aoibheann’s sessions can be tailored for Children, Teenagers and Adults. Aoibheann’s clients have included Moya Doherty from Riverdance, John Rocha and Denise Van Outen.To book an appointment or for further information contact Aoibheann. Mobile:  087 2950286   Email:  [email protected]:“Aoibheann, has a unique technique and truly tailors the treatment to suit your needs, leaving you feeling totally relaxed, yet uplifted. She certainly has a gift” Moya Doherty & John McColgan Riverdance“The best way to send you off to the land of nod and away from everyday stresses and strains. A treatment with Aoibheann is the equivalent of a good restful holiday”. Tara Fay – Xena Productions“I very rarely have the time to relax and be pampered as my work schedule is always a bit crazy, so I was really looking forward to my pregnancy massage from Aoibheann Gallen as I’d heard how fabulous she is through the media. “I wasn’t disappointed! It was just what the doctor ordered, and left me in a totally blissed out state. In fact, I had the best night’s sleep I’d had In ages after my treatment. I would thoroughly recommend it to any pregnant woman” Denise Van OutenBallybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of CommerceThe Chamber of Commerce was set up in the 60’s to promote industry and commerce, it does this by acting as a platform for the business people of Ballybofey and Stranorlar to raise issues of concern and enables them to work together to address these issues. The chamber is the main sponsor for one of the local community employment projects in the towns.They work tirelessly with other local groups including the tidy towns committee, Coillte and Cappry football club to name but a few.The Chamber of commerce and BASiCC work closely together on economic development initiatives to benefit the local business community such as the introduction of the Valley Vouchers which are available from the Chamber office in The BASE.If you are interested in becoming a member of the chamber or you would like to find out more please call the office on Tel: 074 91 32377 or email: [email protected] Finn Valley Amateur Boxing ClubFinn Valley Amateur boxing club set up in 2004. Coaches give their time on a completely voluntary basis to work with people from seven years upwards to help them progress through physical exercise.To date the Club’s list of achievements includes: World elite silver medal,  European elite gold, National senior champion, Junior Olympic gold,  Junior Olympic silver,  Youth Olympic bronze, Women’s world bronze, European under 23 gold, European youth gold, two European schoolboy bronze.Gold in the Ukraine Cup, four multi nations gold,  multi nations bronze, a three-star coach, Donegal sports star of the year, Donegal News Sports Personality of the Year,  Donegal News Young Sports Personality of the Year and Donegal News Club of the Year award.The club recently acquired two more national titles with Leah Gallen winning ‘Girl 2 ‘Gold and Michael Gallagher winning National under 18 heavy weight champion.   This brings the clubs total all Ireland titles to forty five.This massively successful club is going from strength to strength and Conor Quigley Head Coach and Club funder believes that the accomplishments achieved by the club are all due to communications, leadership and a sense of community“You have to have a special bond with each individual, each athlete is different they all tick in their own individual way, so it’s about building their confidence in themselves and supporting them to achieve their potential. There is no secret to success it’s all about hard work, dedication and sacrifice. Everyone wants success but not everyone is willing to sacrifice what is needed to be successful, that’s the difference between becoming a successful athlete and not”                EXCITING TIMES IN THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE AS NEW BUSINESSES START OUT ON THEIR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Baselast_img

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