WhiteLight Consulting have had the pleasure of knowing Graham Hughes and John Bannon for many years. It was therefore with great pleasure that we agreed to work with them on a campaign to raise the company profile of www.Outsource360.ie, open their new Customer Support and Sales office and help drive a campaign to create 30 new jobs in the region.
On March 12th we staged two events to showcase the company, their growth and expansion plans and to allow the company to network with clients and key people in the community. And Graham and John did that superbly. But as we listened to Mark Fielding, CEO of ISME, talk about the era of “Realisation” that has followed the “Boom”, the “Bust” and the “Recession” we were struck by the awesome nature of what their growth plans will achieve.
Graham and John aim to create 30 new jobs in a little over a year. And they will achieve that … and possibly more. The jobs they create will change lives. Each one of those local jobs results in someone earning a better income. Each one of those jobs results in someone becoming part of a team who are proud of their service delivery. Each one of those jobs results in an opportunity to progress in a company that is showing leadership, drive and determination. And every one of those jobs will result in a healthier local economy.
Economists have a title for it … they call it “The Multiplier”. Put simply, money spent with local companies goes 3 times further than money spent with an external provider. The money spent in a local company circulates and re-circulates through the local economy being spent and re-spent in a variety of other local companies. It’s simple logic when you think about it … spending locally is your way of investing in your local economy.
So as we listened to Mark Fielding talk about www.Outsource360.ie this evening, we were reminded that SMEs are the driving force in the Irish economy and are incredibly important in local economies. In order for Graham, John and thousands of entrepreneurs like them around the country to create new jobs they need to be supported locally … but look at the dividend, if you can support local companies in your area they will give back more than you could imagine!