As a native resident of Sligo town, Finbarr Filan is the embodiment of what we call community spirit. The thing about this amazing individual is gathered wasn’t satisfied with merely working at the family-operated Centra store. Finbarr is continually looking for different methods he can demonstrate his support for local businesses and contribute to the community as a whole. His efforts haven’t been assumed either; Sligo residents praise him for his relentless work in various charities and fundraising initiatives in the community, always giving his all to ensure their town is growing and prospering. He is the true definition of civic pride, which makes this individual a valuable asset.
This Sligo native is a highly skilled and versatile person. He presently runs the top-rated family Centra store but has also occupied senior positions in construction, medical equipment Manufacturing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing – with a gold track record when it comes to new product introduction and process improvement.
He is equipped with incredible skills in team leadership, project management, and supply chain management; as a result of his well-developed capabilities to quickly spot major issues before executing strategic plans that give off long-term advantages. His poised demeanour makes him the perfect person to handle pitfalls where resolute communication among experts is key.
Acting as an essential member of Sligo Town Centre Management, Finbarr takes up his responsibility as town centre manager with a commitment to succeed. He recognises the key role of small enterprises and foreign direct investments, which is why he works hard to ascertain their stability.
Working in liaison with these businesses, he assesses the situation, spots their shortcomings and finds solutions that will be advantageous to all parties involved. This chance enables Finbarr to advertise Sligo as a potential destination for tourists in addition to assuring the long-term sustainability of the town’s economy. His commitment to excellence in his roles is an integral reason why he has remained successful.
Back in 2012, the Sligo County Council and Finbarr set out on a pilot project to rejuvenate the town centre and transform it into a more appealing area for working, living and visiting. Backed by SEUPB, Finbarr did thorough research into the town centre rejuvenation models based in Ireland and other parts of the world. He obtained first-hand data from the local business community, Council representatives and residents to have a clear understanding of what is happening on the ground and what actions can be taken to remedy the situation.
His efforts were not in vain as his recommendations were given the go-ahead by the Sligo County Council. As a result, the right measures have been undertaken to assist the town centre to revamp – with plans such as better accessibility to public transport systems and fitting high-quality fixtures to last.
Finbarr together with his personnel have by far exceeded expectations in the town centre renewal project, beating other project contractors by far thanks to their top-notch performance. Achieving this milestone of success wasn’t easy going as one would expect as they had to depend heavily on effective communication between parties involved and resolute leadership.
These achievements have been attributed to an array of different factors like clear mandates and objectives set out at the start of the project. Finbarr assures that the regeneration of the town centre has a big part to play in creating jobs and pushing economic success. This affirmation is definitely being kept by the Sligo County Council which is in constant communication with Finbarr and his team planning more projects in this spectrum.
The introduction of the Business Improvement District (BID) in Sligo is a big milestone. Following expansive research and consultation with major stakeholders, a plebiscite was conducted whereby an astonishing 80% of the Business group voted to like the creation of the BID. This has offered the leeway needed to invest in facilities and services over the coming five years that grow enterprises based in Sligo and ascertain they experience vibrant and thriving trading in the society. This project’s success and Vote marks a thrilling time for the Sligo business sector as they look to improve economic opportunities for themselves and other people for years.
The Sligo BID, which is headed by Finbarr Filan, is a true show of initiative and collaboration. Formed as a way for enterprises in the district to work as one and address similar needs, it depends on yearly levies paid by businesses located there.
It’s safe to say that Finbarr has had an immense influence on Sligo in general. He did more than any one person can do for a town as he contributed from his own personal funds to build a future for the community and his foresight has enabled Sligo to get on the map and be recognised as a bustling city with opportunities for all. In more ways than one, Finbarr is the unsung hero of Sligo, having given people the drive to harness their potential and become successful. Finbarr is sure to be remembered for years to come for his contributions.