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New Developments at the M:Tek Business Campus, Monaghan Town

Minister Humphreys recently launched the building phase of the new IDA Advanced Technology Building (ATB) at the M:Tek Business Campus in Monaghan Town. This new purpose built 13,000 sq ft facility will be aimed at potential Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects which will build Monaghan’s reputation as a key business hub for both agri-food and engineering sectors. Enterprising Monaghan want to congratulate the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the IDA and Monaghan County Council for bringing this new state of the art faciality to the county. It will be a great addition to the county’s portfolio of market ready high end business units.

 

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: www.enterprisiningmonaghan.ie

 

 

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

Email: alan.kilpatrick@leo.monaghancoco.ie

 

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: www.enterprisiningmonaghan.ie

 

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Left to right Nicole Garraghan, Ronnie Kane, Evanne Allister, Eithna McQuaid & Eimear Cassidy.

5 Minutes With… Ronnie Kane, KC Accounting Solutions

Ronnie Kane, Principal of KC Accounting Solution’s is based at Enterprising Monaghan’s M:Tek business centre in Monaghan Town. Ronnie explains that his company provides a fully outsourced Bookkeeping and Payroll Service together with Management Accounts and Business Performance Reports particularly to the retail sector.  Ronnie’s KC Accounting can provide a personal service to meet all their client’s regulatory needs. Since starting 2006, KC Accounting has successfully worked with a range of clients including clients in Musgrave & Barry Group. KC employs a total of five people at its Monaghan office.

Why did you choose the M:Tek building?

 Ronnie says he chose M:Tek because he was operating out of a home office and wanted to upgrade into a conveniently located location for his staff and avail of the excellent services which the M:Tek building provided. I.e. the excellent broadband, parking facilities and canteen, Ronnie says apart from these facilities there is a great community spirit & comradery in the M:Tek.

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

Ronnie says he has an array of clients across Ireland ranging from Dublin, Cavan, Meath, Louth, Offaly and Donegal. Monaghan is conveniently located and within easy access to these areas.

The M:Tek building is managed by Enterprising Monaghan. EM 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: https://enterprisingmonaghan.ie/

5 Minutes With… Hugh Doherty, Q.E.D Environmental & Engineering Consultancy

Hugh Doherty Of Q.E.D Environmental & Engineering Consultancy.
Hugh Doherty, Q.E.D Environmental & Engineering Consultancy

Hugh Doherty’s QED engineering company is based out of Enterprising Monaghan’s M:Tek business centre in Monaghan Town. Hugh explains that his company specialises in project management, energy management, environmental management, environmental monitoring, health and safety and planning. Q.E.D can provide a personal service to meet all their client’s regulatory needs in the areas mentioned above. Since starting in 1996, Q.E.D has successfully worked with a range of clients including from Xerox, Quinn Group, Lagan Group, Jacobs International and MC- Building Chemicals. Q.E.D has also worked for Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in a number of different projects as well.

 

Why did you choose Monaghan and the M:Tek building?

Hugh says that he chose M:Tek as it  provides excellent facilities including high speed broadband, parking & canteen facilities. Monaghan is ideally placed to service a wide variety of different industries ranging from food, chemicals, and an array of manufacturing industries. Indeed, Co. Monaghan’s agri-food industry has a turnover of over €1.5bn, while the engineering sector’s annual turnover would be in the region of €500m. Hence, Hugh choose the M:Tek building so that he could be in the heart of this progressive and industrious county.

 

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

In addition Hugh adds that the access to work both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Monaghan is ideally located between Belfast & Dublin.

 

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: https://enterprisingmonaghan.ie

Enterprising Monaghan – Welcomes Ulster Scots Agency Board to M:Tek

The Monaghan County Enterprise Board (T/A Enterprising Monaghan) were delighted to recently host a Board Meeting of the cross border Ulster Scots Agency at their M:Tek building in Monaghan Town. The Agency was set up under the auspices of the Good Friday Agreement representing the Ulster Scots community throughout Ireland. After their Board meeting in Enterprising Monaghan’s M:Tek centre the Agency’s Board members met with senior council officials for a tour of the County Museum and the proposed Peace Campus in Monaghan Town.