Today was a good day. This morning we got the wonderful news that homebird.ie we’re announced as one of the three winners of the Open Eir ‘High Speed High Street’ SME showcase!
Back in August, Open Eir announced ‘High Speed High Street’ – an initiative to showcase Irish SMEs using high speed broadband to promote their business online, to sell product and to engage in new market opportunities. As part of this initiative, open eir is offering three companies the opportunity to win free exhibition space at this year’s National Ploughing Championships and join a number of other Irish companies showcasing at the ‘High Speed High Street’ demo area at the open eir stand.
The National Ploughing Championships, which returns to Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from 19th to 21st September 2017, is Europe’s largest outdoor agricultural trade exhibition. In 2016 283,000 people attended the event which featured 1,700 exhibitors.
‘High Speed High Street’ has been created to mark open eir’s second year as official communications partner to Europe’s largest outdoor event and to highlight the benefits of high speed broadband to businesses in rural areas who are benefiting directly from open eir’s investment in fibre broadband.
The prize package worth €10,000 to each winning business, includes an exhibition presence at ‘High Speed High Street’, customised promotional stand design, one year’s free broadband, publicity and accommodation.
Speaking at the launch of ‘High Speed High Street’, Orlagh Nevin, Director of Sales, Marketing and Service, open eir said: “We’ve chosen the theme, ‘High Speed High Street’, to reflect the positive impact fibre broadband is having on thousands of SMEs across rural Ireland. By providing rural businesses with high speed fibre broadband they can harness the full potential of an online presence, allowing them to engage directly with customers online and to explore new markets on a global scale. We have already enabled 1.6 million homes and businesses with access to a high speed broadband network and we are on track to meet our commitment to reach 1.9 million premises by end of next year.”
To say we are delighted is an understatement, it’s real cloud nine stuff! It’s just the opportunity we are so happy to receive and we entend on grasping it with both hands! So it’s soon time to get the wellies on and head to Offaly. You’ll catch us at STAND 276 – ROW 12. See your there… all we need now is the sunshine!