Chamber and Minister Gerald Nash TD hold SME meeting in Naas

 Minister of State for Business and Employment,  Gerald Nash TD met with North Kildare Chamber last week to discuss issues affecting growth for Kildare businesses.  High on the agenda for the Chamber were the Low Pay Commission and its potential impact for business, the struggling retail sector and the urgent need to “sign off” on the M7 Upgrade, Osberstown Interchange & Sallins Bypass in Naas.

The Minister was introduced to the HPSU’s that the Chamber have in their offices.  A new businesses that set up this month is Graphedia – a Web and Graphic design company that have expanded form their offices in Wexford.  Niall and Sarah Reck( Owners of Graphedia) decided to set up in the Chamber offices as the potential for further growth was apparent in the county.  Niall Reck said “  We are delighted to open our second office in the Chamber I Hub, the potential of further growth for my company will be assisted by the Chamber”.  Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber explained “Our offices are ideal for businesses looking to expand, with our list of mentors, the advice and training we offer coupled with our extensive boardroom and office facilities this is ideal for Niall and Sarah to expand their offering”

The Minister was told in no uncertain terms that any increases in minimum wage will lead to the closure of businesses and will costs jobs.  Shine told the Minister, “ Our economy is still fragile, we cannot do anything to derail our recovery, our focus must be on competiveness and creating jobs”

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