On the 19th of March FEx Waterford officially launched the Fumbally Lunchtime Exchange
– ‘FLEX’ – An unique project where expert professionals – members of FEx Waterford – exchange their knowledge with people who are starting a new business or are already up and running. Grand opening made by Independent TD John Halligan with assembled representatives from a wide range of Waterford businesses and organisations including: Nick Donelly from Waterford Chamber, Jim ‘Flash’ Gordon from the Waterford Business Group, Ciaran Cullen from Waterford City Enterprise Board, Brendan Halligan from local charity Children’s Group Link and representatives from AIB.
/It is a friendly and impartial exchange of expert advice from creative and innovative FEx members to established & start-up businesses in Waterford.
‘FLEX’ featured in ‘Waterford News & Star’ on 25th March 2014 as ‘an informal free drop-in lunchtime advice scheme for Waterford business people or start-ups who are looking for ideas and advice to re-energize their business, revitalize their image or enhance their marketing reach. It is suitable for any business or individual that would benefit from the expertise in architecture, graphic design, marketing & PR, event management, fundraising, theatre production, website development, online strategy, social media and food technology”.
John Gavin said: ” We all know that Waterford has been hit hard by the recession and part of the philosophy of Fumbally Exchange is to have an active part in the economic recovery and regeneration of the city. Everyone here is a passionate about Waterford and we wanted to connect with the business community and give some feedback“.
John continued: ” So we thought about the idea of sharing our advice and our skills to the local business community as a way to engage with them and to helpfully make a difference. We think that the advice that we can provide can help businesses to avoid pitfalls, open their minds to alternative solutions, and maybe even save money”.
FLEX is free of charge however the FEx Waterford’s members idea is to help a local charity in the same time, so the advice that people can received from FEx Waterford members is free of any charge from them, but if people were happy with how they exchange went they are asked to make a donation to Children’s Group Link.
Brendan Halligan of Children’s Group Link said: “helping out Children’s Group Link is wonderful gesture by them, and what they are really saying that they are inclusive in what they are doing, they’re in the business of making money and providing professional services but they are also concious of what is happening in the community and they are trying to support local registered charity” – as we could read in ‘Waterford News&Star”( issue from 25th March 2014).
If you are interested, please get in touch to arrange your lunchtime chat.
T: 086 841 7537
Fumbally Exchange Waterford
Brick Lane in the Viking Triangle, Waterford.
“We will have the kettle on.
All we ask for in exchange for our time is a donation to Children’s Group Link ”