Five Minutes With… Alan Kilpatrick – Network Manager, Focused Engineering Network

Focused Engineering Network (FEN) is based out of Enterprising Monaghan’s M:Tek business centre in Monaghan. Alan explains that the organisation specialises in business development, collaborative working and training & development in the counties of Monaghan, Louth and Cavan.Since starting in October 2019, Focused Engineering Network has started the process of getting the regions engineering companies to collaborate and work together for the benefit of the sector.


Why did you choose the M:Tek building?

Alan says that “The M:Tek building is centrally located in the North East region and it is an ideal location for the Network to service Monaghan, Cavan and Louth.” Alan is also delighted that the M:Tek provides high speed broadband, parking and canteen facilities of the highest standards.

Before making their final decision on whether to choose the M: Tek we received a recommendation from a friend who is currently operating out of the M: Tek building for over 18 years and they highly recommend the facility for FEN’s operations.


What’s the best thing about being located in Monaghan?

Alan explains how “Monaghan and the North East in general has long standing history of engineering, innovation, design and development and it is great to be located in area where all this is happening!”


What are the plans for the future?

Alan says “It’s early days for Focused Engineering Network, but our business is continuing to grow everyday as more and more companies become involved.”


For more information please do not hesitate to contact Alan.

Tel: +353 86 787 1273



The M:Tek building is managed by Enterprising Monaghan which is a social enterprise that has been providing affordable workspace solutions for over 30 years in 5 locations within the county.  Enterprising Monaghan works with Monaghan based companies and entrepreneurs, helping them to succeed and grow. For more information visit:


Note to Editor:

For more information, please contact Niall Treanor, Enterprising Monaghan.


T: 047 75255



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