Remote Working in County Kilkenny – Information Seminar
This seminar aims to inform people who are considering working remotely here from County Kilkenny about the supports and opportunities that are available and also hear the experiences of people who are already working remotely.
Remote working is not a new concept however owing to COVID 19 restrictions it has been adopted by many organsiations, large and large over the past year and is likely to remain a feature in many workplaces into the future. Remote working has many benefits – socially, economically and environmental such as promoting local economic development, improved quality of life and improved work/life balance, reducing commuting and carbon emissions, cost savings for businesses, etc. remote working also assists in creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
- Welcome and Introduction to Grow Remote Kilkenny Chapter – Cllr Maria Dollard
- What is Remote Working & the associated Opportunities – John Evoy, Grow Remote
John Evoy is the General Manager of Grow Remote, a not-for -profit organisation set up to assist local communities (chapters) to used remote working as a tool for social and economic development. John has previously worked as a Senior Fund Manager at Rethink Ireland. Prior to this he was the founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association.
- Remote Working Case Study – Candida Frith McDonald
Kilkenny based remote working couple Candida Frith McDonald and her husband Richard have over 20 years experience of remote working. They first experienced remote working when they moved from London to Cornwall in 1997 and remained working for their London based employers. The couple returned to Ireland in 2019 and decided to set up home in Kilkenny but continue working remotely and have never regretted it.
- Remote Work Hubs in County Kilkenny – Fiona Deegan, Local Enterprise Office