President of DLR Chamber Aileen Eglington and CEO Gabby Mallon at the opening of the launch of their new offices
President of DLR Chamber Aileen Eglington and CEO Gabby Mallon at the opening of the launch of their new offices

The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber has opened brand new offices in Avoca House in Dun Laoghaire.

At the opening event last week, their President Aileen Eglington told Dublin Gazette they are very excited about their new offices: “We’re absolutely delighted to be in the new offices. Our membership is growing, our corporate members are growing. This new office adds to what we can give back to our members. And we have our boardroom here that we rent out to members. I think we’ve come home!”

General Manager of Cabinteely Football Club Pat Costello is new to the chamber and found it has greatly helped run the business. He joined Cabinteely FC as general manager in April this year. He said it was very important to him to join the DLR Chamber:

“We have 60 teams so it’s very important for us to link in with other stakeholders
in the community. One of the first things we did was join DLR chamber of commerce. We are very keen to play our part as a community organisation within the DLR area.

“What I like about the DLR chamber is meeting other people on the networking days, exchanging views and opinions.

“The club is a business. We have 60 teams. Every weekend we could have 45 to 50 matches, so we have to plan for that. Getting the information from experts from the 800 people involved in the DLR Chamber is important to us. We can feed into it too, we can explain about motivation and teamwork and training.”

CEO of the DLR Chamber Gabby Mallon said the chamber is really looking forward to the 2018 DLR County Business Awards.

“It’s our second year running it. We had a super event last year. It’s a great showcase for all the businesses in the county. People put an awful lot of passion into the business and we’re hoping to show that on the night and recognise all their hard work during the year.”

This year’s DLR Business Awards Gala Dinner takes place on the 27th September at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney.