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Next week Glandore founder, Michael Kelly, and Glandore director, Clare Kelly, will visit California as part of a trade mission to attract new companies and jobs to Ireland.
The visit is being organised through ‘Ireland Gateway to Europe’, a project set up to promote Ireland as a premier investment location for US companies looking to join the European market.
During the visit Glandore will visit Palo Alto and San Francisco, sitting in on panels which will discuss the future of the European economic landscape post-Brexit, how US policy changes will affect transatlantic trade and the challenges and opportunities of operating and working in Europe.
These panels will host a number of big names in the world of FDI and finances, including Gerald Brady, managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank; Deirdre Ceannt, Vice President of Foreign Direct Investment at Bank of Ireland and Paraic Hayes, Vice President of Emerging Technologies at IDA Ireland.
Glandore has been in operation for over 15 years and during that time has housed and nurtured a number of
high profile companies in their flexible office buildings in Dublin and Belfast.
Glandore focuses on creating spaces where companies can grow. When a company starts in Glandore they immediately get access to fully fitted workspaces in prime locations throughout Dublin and Belfast.
Glandore also offer a range of different types of flexible workspace solutions, meaning their offices suit a wide range of business types. From virtual offices, coworking rooms and private office space whatever your company needs Glandore has it on offer. This has meant smaller companies with 1 employee to more established multi-nationals have all begun in Glandore.
In recent years Glandore has also carved out a name for themselves in becoming a landing pad for US firms
looking to setup in Ireland and develop their offices here as their European base. Glandore offer flexibility in the length of time companies are required to lease space. This makes them the perfect place to allow your company to grow, while not having to worry about outgrowing an office or a 20-year lease.
It is also not uncommon for companies to dip their toe in the water before fully making the move. Again, Glandore facilitate this. Many companies send staff to their desired country to get a feel for the place before officially relocating. Glandore, who specialise in short-term office leases, is the perfect place to do this. Glandore provide the perfect base from which companies can expand and grow.
Although Facebook officially opened their Dublin office in 2010 some of their staff had made the move to the capital a year previously. The social media giant first started in one of Glandore’s Georgian buildings in the city centre. Twitter, Ancestry.com and Dropbox are other companies who have made the same move.
Speaking about the event, director Clare Kelly said, “The Glandore Members Network and community is at the forefront of everything we do. We aim to create environments that encourage, inspire, and support the growth of the companies we house. Glandore has been proud to offer an immediate office set up in Ireland for many of the world’s largest and fastest growing companies including Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Bloomberg, Eaton Corporation, Worldpay and Theravance Pharma.”
During their time in California both Michael and Clare will be promoting Ireland as the perfect destination for companies looking to expand into Europe. Their work through Glandore and the companies who have grown from here demonstrate Ireland as a perfect location to grow your business.