- Partnership will offer NoCo members access to 250+ Enterprise Ireland supported centres and hubs across Ireland
- Move will see NoCo support NACEC’s key objective in delivering the capability and capacity for enterprise promotion at community level
NoCo, Ireland’s largest hybrid workspace network, has unveiled a new strategic partnership with The National Association of Community Enterprise Centres that will increase NoCo’s nationwide network to 350+ locations.
The National Association of Community Enterprise Centres’ primary role is to support and develop the interests of community enterprise on a national basis. This includes the provision of physical space in 250+ locations nationwide for entrepreneurs, start-ups, scaling companies, SMEs and small scale FDI. NACEC members currently host over 1,800 businesses and supports 5,500+ jobs in their locations across the regions.
Today’s partnership announcement will see NoCo expand its network significantly by offering access to the 250+ Enterprise Ireland supported centres and hubs which NACEC represents. This means that NoCo members will now have access to a single network of over 350 remote working locations nationwide.
NoCo’s service enables companies to connect their team to a network of ‘close to home’ workspaces across Ireland via one membership, one monthly invoice and one point of contact. This service is suitable for organisations of any scale or size. A key element of the membership is the option of utilising open or shared workspaces in any of the locations on the network nationwide or alternatively, clients can have their own bespoke dedicated office network created for them.
Commenting on the announcement Frankie McSwiney, co-founder of NoCo, said: “We’re delighted to partner with the NACEC to aid the growth and expansion of NoCo’s services into over 350 remote locations around Ireland. As the return to workplaces approaches, it’s important that all employers consider long-term hybrid workspace network options for their staff. The expansion into an additional 250 locations nationwide thanks to this strategic alliance withNACEC will ideally give business owners that option. I’m looking forward to seeing the results of working alongside NACEC as our core objectives of providing workplace opportunities for companies at both community and national levels are aligned.””
Gary O’Meara, co-founder and Chairperson of NACEC, said: “Remote working has the potential to bring economic, social and environmental benefits to communities right across Ireland. Talent will vote with their feet and companies like NoCo will grow this pipeline of talent into local communities through their ever-expanding partnership of hub locations. At NACEC, we are committed to helping our member network, partnering with NoCo is one of the many ways we actively support our members to sustain and drive their local tenant bases.”
Enterprise Ireland’s Regions and Entrepreneurship Divisional Manager, Mark Christal, added: “Enterprise Centres are an essential element of the start-up ecosystem providing space, connectivity, mentoring and support to start-up founders and teams in every county. As part of our ‘Powering the Regions’ strategy, Enterprise Ireland is committed to delivering a remote working action plan and we welcome this partnership which will benefit enterprises in communities right across the country.”
NoCo is already seeing significant demand from some of Ireland’s largest high profile professional services firms, as well as current industry leaders in hybrid working such as telecommunications firm Welltel and managed legal solutions provider Johnson Hana. As companies begin to gradually return to the office environment, they are utilising the NoCo network to implement their hybrid working strategies.