The Success Story of Finbarr Filan who runs Centra Sligo

Chantal Hayes
Chantal Hayes

Finbarr is a successful businessman who has a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. He was born in Sligo Town where he now runs an award-winning Centra store. Finbarr Filan also has experience in various fields, such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, construction, and medical device manufacturing. This made him the perfect person to head the retail industry. Although it was a new experience for him, he knew that he wouldn’t back off from the challenge. It was his expertise that helped the team to improve its processes and increase its efficiency. His retail business has already become the most popular in Sligo Town. In fact, the Centra store also recently won many local business awards because of excellent performance and customer satisfaction.

In his spare time, Finbarr enjoys distance running and spending time with his family. He is passionate about giving back to his community and is an active member of several local charitable organizations. Finbarr is committed to providing excellent customer service and offering high-quality products at competitive prices. He looks forward to serving the people of Sligo Town for many years to come.

Back in 2012, Finbarr got the opportunity to join a local pilot project that was managed by the Sligo County Council. The project was funded by SEUPB and it dealt with the research of various models of the town. The sole purpose of this project was to promote an active partnership between the Council and the business community. This research was essential in informing the Council’s decision to adopt a Business Improvement District (BID) model for the regeneration of the Sligo town center. The BID model would be used extensively across the town as it offered a mechanism for businesses to come together to invest in and drive the regeneration of their town or city center. The managers from a UK-based town center place came to analyze the project. They were extremely satisfied with the performance of the team members. The team was successful in meeting all the KPIs and even outperformed some of the other project partners. This had been possible because of the direction and vision of Finbarr as he was at the helm of the project.

A Business Improvement District, or BID, is a designated area in which businesses collaborate to improve the local economy. In order to be successful, a BID must have the support of the business community. This was the case in Sligo Town, where the success of the recent project, directed by Finbarr, led to a plebiscite on initiating a BID. The vote was overwhelming in favor of establishing a BID, and work is now underway to create an action plan. The aim of the BID is to make Sligo Town a more attractive place to do business, through initiatives such as beautification projects and events that showcase the area’s unique character. With the support of the business community, the Sligo Town BID has the potential to make a positive impact on the local economy.

The Sligo Business Improvement District (BID) was established in 2016 following a successful plebiscite. The BID is funded by a levy on local businesses and is overseen by a board of directors, of which Finbarr is a member. The BID exists to promote and improve the Sligo business community and has recently held its second plebiscite. This time also the BID has received an overwhelming 80% vote in favor of extending the five-year term. It was Finbarr’s vision that led to the success of the first project. He then served as the project’s first Chair of Sligo BID for three years and remains actively involved as a board member. Under his leadership, the BID has made significant progress in promoting Sligo as a thriving business destination. His experience in various industries has helped to develop one of the best BIDs in Sligo Town. He is an expert in time management because he also has to run his Centra store. It is because of his time management skills, leadership skills, and expertise in various departments that made him the leader of the BID project.

Finbarr is now a proactive member of the town center management team and is always looking for ways to promote Sligo as a destination of choice. He was instrumental in the development of the town’s marketing strategy and its implementation. He also worked closely with the town’s business association to develop a range of initiatives to support businesses and attract visitors. Finbarr has a deep understanding of the town’s history and culture, and he is passionate about promoting its unique offering to both residents and visitors. He is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that Sligo continues to be a vibrant and welcoming place to live, work, and visit.

Finbarr has considerable experience in the manufacturing and finance industries, having worked in both sectors for many years. He holds a BTech degree in Manufacturing Technology from the University of Limerick, as well as an ACCA Diploma degree in Accounting and Finance. In addition, he has completed Post Grad Diplomas in Management and European Studies. As a result, Finbarr is extremely well-qualified to advise on the KPIs of the BID projects. He has a deep understanding of various businesses and is able to provide insights that would be of tremendous value to any organization. Consequently, Finbarr is an invaluable asset to any team.

For many years, Finbarr Filan has been the manager of Centra in Sligo Town. During that time, he has developed a reputation for providing top-quality customer service and offering a wide range of products at competitive prices. As a result, his store has become the go-to store in town. Finbarr is passionate about his business and takes great pride in providing a high level of service to his customers. He is always happy to help them find what they need and offer advice on products and services. In addition, he regularly runs special offers and events in his store, which helps to attract new customers. Finbarr is a true success story and is an excellent example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success in business.

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