Bank of Ireland named official banking partner of Platform94

Bank of Ireland has signed up as the official banking partner of Platform94, formerly known as the Galway Technology Centre. Platform94 is the centre of excellence for scaling businesses in the West of Ireland, and a place where businesses can access expertise and supports to help them grow effectively.

Since its launch in 1994, Platform94 has supported the development of over 300 indigenous companies, helping to create over 3,000 jobs in that time, and generating over €1.3 billion in value for the West of Ireland.

Bank of Ireland, in becoming Platform94’s Official Banking Partner for the next three years, will assist in the provision of banking services, advice and support to Platform94 and its members as they both start and continue their growth journeys. The Bank will also assist Platform94 in fulfilling its mandate to support the development of indigenous technology companies with global ambitions that are based in the Western Region Located in Mervue Business Park in Galway City, Platform94 recently completed a 17,000 sq. ft extension to their existing cutting-edge location, providing larger and improved facilities and support services to technology firms in the West of Ireland.

Announcing the Official Banking Partnership, Gerard Broderick, Bank of Ireland Senior Relationship Manager, Galway City said Platform94 has played a key role in the creation of thousands of local jobs since it was first established 30 years ago.

Noreen Conway, Acting CEO of Platform94 asaid they are delighted to have Bank of Ireland come on board as their Official Banking Partner/

"We are excited by the Bank’s ambition to provide targeted supports to our team and our members through their Bank@Work scheme. Bank of Ireland recently supported us in financing the design and layout of our new boardroom which can hold events and meetings for up to 50 people.

This newly renovated space, boasting both leading technology capabilities and stunning views of Galway city, is primed to become a real asset for local businesses wishing to avail of Platform 94’s offering in Galway City," she said.

 

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