The CIF Western Region Gala Ball took place last Friday at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway City after. This was the first time since 2009 that the event took place and we are more than happy that it has made the long awaited return.
Managing Director of Stewart Construction, Paul Stewart is now Chairman of CIF Galway Branch and spoke encouragingly and positively about the future of Galway and its development opportunities.
“Our industry is a solutions industry. Galway will be in the shop window when it becomes the European City of Culture in 2020. We have a once in a century opportunity to show-case how attractive the city and region is for Foreign Direct Investment and as a counter balance to Dublin’s sprawling unplanned growth.
We must seize this opportunity to put in place the housing and infrastructure that will put Galway back on the map.
In addition, Brexit represents a major threat to some of our sectors, but opportunities in others. Galway is eminently placed to attract companies in key sectors like financial services, med tech etc. We need to build on our strengths. Our industry is the only one that can shape this city and its infrastructure in advance of 2020.”
Money was raised on the night for the RNLI and the Croí Heart & Stroke Charity by over 200 members of the Construction Industry.
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