‘Smart Business’ workshop at Gorey Hatch Lab

Regina Moran, Enterprise Director of Vodafone Ireland with Sven Spollen-Behrens, Director of the SFA, promoting Gorey’s ‘Smart Business’ event.

Vodafone Ireland, together with the Small Firms Association (SFA), will host a ‘Smart Business’ regional breakfast event and workshop in Gorey Hatch Lab on Friday, February 15th (8-9 am) to help businesses understand the mechanism to grow, scale and succeed in a changing business environment.
The workshop will enable business leaders in surrounding areas to have a conversation with HR, business growth experts and peers about the challenges faced by SMEs and to help them stay competitive, increase revenue and attract and retain top talent through the adoption of smart working practices.
At the event, the SFA will introduce their new engage and grow framework and there will be experts on hand to discuss the HR and technology requirements to transform traditional workplaces into smarter, digital businesses.
Treasa Doran, Head of Small Business at Vodafone Ireland, said: “We believe that smart or flexible working is the next frontier for SMEs – particularly in attracting and retaining top talent, reducing costs and increasing productivity.
“The reputation of Gorey and the surrounding area as a growing hub for enterprise hub in Ireland has been steadily building and for new and existing local businesses to scale and grow, they will need to be able to attract the right talent, all the while keeping costs to a minimum.
“With the right technological tools and a commitment to adopting new workplace practices, SME’s in Gorey to realise their ambitions for expansion and help to attract new people and business to the area.”

JOHN O’CONNOR, CEO Gorey Hatch Lab.

John O’ Connor, CEO of The Hatch Lab said: “We are delighted to support the Smart Business series which will help surrounding businesses to build on their successes so far. At the Hatch Lab, we are all too aware of the benefits flexible working can bring to business and this is the perfect opportunity for business leaders to come along and ask questions about how it can impact their operations.”
One of the businesses benefiting from the Hatch Lab’s co-working space is global smart working careers platform, Abodoo, who also work with Vodafone and the SFA to help companies embrace smart working and the future of work.”
The workshop will offer SME businesses advice on smart working, HR issues and business growth and is part of a series of seminars across Ireland.
Hatch Lab now supports 25 companies to operate in Gorey by providing flexible office space and high-speed connectivity.
Those interested in the event, who also have the opportunity to win a new smartphone on the day, can register for the free event via following link: http://ie-mktg.vodafone.com/open-conversations
Additional content on smart working – the combined use of technology with flexibility and agility for employees to work from home or co-working hub or hybrid model – is available at Vodafone.ie/business.

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