‘They are putting out the wrong mes­sage’ – County Coun­cil CEO

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

THE Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Wex­ford County Coun­cil, Tom En­right, has ex­pressed his sur­prise and dis­ap­point­ment at the de­ci­sion by the Board of Sam McCauley Chemists Ltd to move its head­quar­ters from Wex­ford.

Mr En­right told this news­pa­per he was sur­prised when the is­sue first came to his at­ten­tion.

‘We know from our records in the County Coun­cil that there are a lot of peo­ple with the skills they are look­ing for who are com­mut­ing out of the county each day to­wards Dublin,’ he said.

‘Many of those peo­ple would prob­a­bly love the op­por­tu­nity to re­main in Wex­ford for their em­ploy­ment,’ he added.

‘I am not sure they have made a proper ef­fort to fill the posts avail­able and I think they would find peo­ple for those po­si­tions here [in Wex­ford].’

Mr En­right said Co Wex­ford has a good, highly skilled work­force and said it’s ‘un­for­tu­nate’ that an ap­par­ent lack of tal­ent is the rea­son be­ing given by the com­pany for its de­ci­sion to re­lo­cate.

‘It’s un­for­tu­nate that is the rea­son they are putting out as it’s not the case,’ said Mr En­right.

He said the lo­cal author­ity has of­fered the com­pany space in the new build­ing ad­ja­cent to the Hatch Lab com­plex in Gorey but it’s an of­fer that so far hasn’t been taken up by the com­pany.

‘There is space in that build­ing that would be avail­able for a lot less than any lo­ca­tion in City West,’ said Mr En­right.

With re­gard to the rea­son ex­pressed by the com­pany that there isn’t enough suit­ably tal­ented peo­ple in Wex­ford to fill po­si­tions within sales and dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing Mr En­right said: ‘They are putting out a wrong mes­sage and that’s not very wel­come be­cause it’s not ac­cu­rate.’

Wex­ford County Coun­cil CEO, Tom En­right says that to keep their head of­fice in Co Wex­ford, McCauley’s have been of­fered space ad­ja­cent to the Hatch Lab (left) in Gorey.

Sam McCauley Chemists head of­fice in Ard­ca­van. LEFT: Last week’s story in this news­pa­per.

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