The Directors of B.A.C.D .have formally appointed local Martina Flanagan as the Company’s first new Administration Manager.
With the new Innovation Hub building (Bank Chambers on Society St.) coming on stream over the next few months and the company’s’ ambitious developments with the 10-year plan, additional resources were deemed necessary by the board to allow the company to pursue and expand it’s development reach.
Following strong interest for the position and subsequent rigorous selection process, Martina Flanagan was offered the new position. She began last April, supporting and working alongside General Manager Lyn with the growing complex admin needs of two buildings, 29 current enterprise clients, 10 project / event teams, 14 stakeholders and of course the wider community and members to cater for.
Martina is no stranger to town, born and raised in Mackney the second youngest of six was educated locally, with both parent’s Psychiatric nurses and like all children worked in the hospital during school holidays, (St. Enda’s). So, in essence it’s full circle - back walking the old Parka Floors again.!
Not following the parental nursing route, she did a Secretarial Course in Roscommon, moved to London and started her 1st Secretarial role to a customer service director for a computer company in the heart of London. During her time in London, she met her husband Barry from Dublin in a London Irish Centre, returning back to town in the early 90’s marrying and having 2 sons, David and Brian.
She spent the past 25 years working for Barna Waste and JJ Rhatigan Builders.
She is now putting over 30 years’ experience in administration management working in customer service and the construction industry to use for B.A.C.D.
“I always enjoyed the efforts of BACD from a community point of view and am thrilled with the opportunity to work alongside Lyn. Already a couple of months in I am thoroughly enjoying the busy working environment and it’s diverse range of roles and responsibilities. Since starting work for B.A.C.D. I am amazed at the huge amount of work that Lyn and the volunteer Board of Directors have undertaken in the past number of years, mostly behind the scenes, for the benefit of the town and the community, I am looking forward to working with the team and allowing them more time to focus on the 10-year plan and the development of Bank Chambers”, states Martina.
Seamus Duffy, Chair stated “We are delighted to have Martina on board, she brings a massive amount of experience and skill to the team, which will be a huge help to groups and individuals in the area to help fulfil our ambitious 10 year plan."
Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre:
The Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre is currently 100% occupied, with 29 Enterprises employing 172 people. There is currently a waiting list of clients for both the Enterprise Centre and the new hub building, Bank Chambers on Society Street. The Training Room (catering up to 20 people) and The Board Room (catering for up to 8 people) is available to rent on an hourly or daily basis and can be booked through the connectedhubs.ie platform or by contacting the Ballinasloe Enterprise office on 090 96 46516
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