Meet the team

Meet The Team: Michael

Meet the team

MEET MICHAEL – CALL PAL PA

Welcome to Meet the Team Monday! Every Monday we’ll be giving you a bit of behind the scenes access to the people that make Gray Office Park happen. We have asked each member of staff to give us a quick bio on themselves and for a bit of added fun we also asked them a number of quick fire  random questions. This week we introduce to you, Michael!

Michael Mullins

This week we are focusing on Michael. 

THE BIO:

Michael Mullins is a Galway Native. When he is not answering the phones for CallPal he is designing and making hats. Always the most stylish and dapper in the office. Remember – “You can never be overdressed or overeducated” 😉

 

THE QUICK-FIRE Q&A:

 

 

 

Q:Chocolate or caramel?

Chocolate and caramel make a better combo!!

 

 

thank you

 

 

 

Q: What impresses you?

Integrity  – The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely nothing

 

shopping

Q:Where were you two years ago?

Working as a milliner and designer

 

Millions

 

Q:Where will you be in three-years?

MTV with Lucia 😊

Digital Training Feature

Feature Friday – Introducing Digital Training Institute

Digital Training Feature

We sat down with the talented Joanne Sweeney from Digital Training Institute for a chat about what she has been up to! Joanne has been apart of the Gray Office Park community for a while now and as 2018 has been a huge year for her we wanted to hear all the latest news.

2018 was a bold year

 

This year I niched down at Digital Training Institute. I was brave and bold as I pivoted to specialise in the Government and public sector by creating  sub-brand called Public Sector Marketing Pros. I’ve been providing digital marketing and social media consulting and training for 10 years, but this year was about setting my business up to scale. 

 

Any good digital marketer knows that to scale online, you need a solid niche. I’ve always worked with public sector and in fact three years ago wrote a book on how police forces use social media. 

 

I also published a book, launched a 12-month accredited Diploma in Digital Communications for Public Sector, hosted a sell-out national conference in Dublin, researched, wrote and launched a national report, spoke on stages in Brussels, London and across Ireland and reached 123 podcast episodes. 

 

But I’m just warming up. 

 

2019 will be about leveraging

 

With two Public Sector Digital Marketing Summits planned for next year – February in Brussels and June in Dublin – I’m going to be leveraging the hard work put in this year. I plan to scale my online business and get greater exposure in new markets like the US and Australia. 

 

Quickfire Questions!

 

What is the most rewarding part about the work you do?

I love teaching and empowering people with the knowledge I have. I believe in transformation and I practice what I preach. My business gives me many remarkable opportunities to speak on stage and work with international governments and public sector bodies. 

 

 

helping people

 

 

 

 

What has been  a highlight for 2018 for you?

It’s probably got to be hosting Ireland’s first Public Sector Digital Marketing Summit at the Round Room in the Mansion House in Dublin. It was over-sold and I got remarkable feedback. Watch the video below. 

 

 

Galway Christmas

 

 

 

 

What do you love most about Galway?

I love Galway because it’s my home, even though I’m from Donegal. I came here as a teenage parent in 1997 with a 2-year-old daughter. Galway has been very good to me and I have a strong sense of connection with it. I also love to live by the sea, as I grew up by the sea. 

 

 

Christmas Santa

 

 

 

 

 

What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

Time off and spending quality time with my two children. It’s also my birthday on New Year’s Eve, so I’m always off work to celebrate. 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Quick Benefits – Your Business at Gray Office Park

The Odeon Rooms

 

 

Location! Location! Location!

Both Gray Office Park and The Odeon Rooms are located at central points of the city making them ideal for working professionals. Our Gray Office Park clients based in the Headford Road enjoy the luxury of free city centre parking while The Odeon Rooms are based a stone’s throw away from all city bus and train routes. Both locations are a five minute walk from Galway’s Courthouse – making it no surprise that we house many of Galway’s best known solicitors.  

The Odeon Rooms

Office Community

 Both locations house a multitude of company types – from solicitors to recruiters, from home-carers to construction workers. Our locations guarantee you not only mix and mingle with lovely people but you also expand your professional network. A lot of our clients’ business is sourced from within their very own building – better the devil you know than the devil you don’t!

 

 Gray Office Park 

 

No Hidden Costs

All clients of our serviced offices pay a set rent, dependent on office size, on a monthly basis. This rental fee includes absolutely everything. There are no hidden charges – which means that you enjoy the certainty of electricity, heat, WiFi and postal management as well as a friendly in-house receptionist minus the hassle of individual payments. We also offer our clients four hours free boardroom usage per day.  

 

Call Pal, Avita Communications, Sleepless Server Solutions

Our Sister-Companies Are On Site

Gray Office Park holds three sister companies essential to any business. Avita Communications, Sleepless Server Solutions and Callpal. Avita Communications offers an expert telecommunications service as well as providing companies with top of the range Hybrid Phone systems and WiFi Networks. Sleepless Server Solutions is Ireland’s leading cloud and data services provider – Sleepless provides a host of products including Cloud backup solutions and specializes in Microsoft products. Both helpdesks are always ready to assist and are located on our premises. Last but not least, Callpal is our ever growing Call-Answering business. The majority of our serviced offices avail of our services and rate us highly. We also cater to companies outside of our buildings known to us as our virtual clients. Our clients say that having these companies on-site gives a sense of relief knowing that they are in safe hands.

 

Our relationship with Our Clients

Here at Gray Office Park and The Odeon Rooms we don’t forget to give back to our clients. We host staff and clients events regularly to remind them how valuable they are to us. We also work with our clients to give back to our community – we are currently doing a collection for Cope Galway to help the homeless this Christmas!

 

 

Are You Currently Looking for Office Space?

We currently have space available for your business here at Gray Office Park.

Click on the picture below to find out more about out more about the office space we currently have available.

Or call The Gray Office Park Team on (091) 511 400.

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Meet the team

Meet The Team: Donna

Meet the team

MEET DONNA – OFFICE MANAGER AND CALL PAL PA

Welcome to Meet the Team Monday! Every Monday we’ll be giving you a bit of behind the scenes access to the people that make Gray Office Park happen. We have asked each member of staff to give us a quick bio on themselves and for a bit of added fun we also asked them a number of quick fire  random questions. This week we introduce to you, Donna!

Donna Murray

This week we are focusing on Donna. 

THE BIO:

Donna hails from Scotland with a strong background working in the Hotel and Hair and Beauty Industry in customer service roles. With over 10 years experience Donna is a vital part of the Call Pal Team taking care of your calls each day with a warm and welcoming manner. In her spare time she loves to spend time with my friends and family and especially her 20 month old son Archie. Donna is an incredible leader to The Call Pal team as the Office Manager, she goes above and beyond to look after our clients and the team.

THE QUICK-FIRE Q&A:

yacht Q: If you could get a yacht what would you call it?

Ocean of Love.

Superhero

Q: What is your life long dream?

To live life and be happy.

vote Q: If you could talk to the President what would you talk about?

Alot.

Ireland and the flagQ: Have you ever tried to do something you know you would be really bad at, what was it?

Talking Irish.

cool guy Q:On a scale of 1 to 10 how “cool” are you?

Eleven.

Meet the team

Meet The Team: Marie

Meet the team

MEET MARIE – CALL PAL PA

Welcome to Meet the Team Monday! Every Monday we’ll be giving you a bit of behind the scenes access to the people that make Gray Office Park happen. We have asked each member of staff to give us a quick bio on themselves and for a bit of added fun we also asked them a number of quick fire  random questions. This week we introduce to you, Marie!

This week we are focusing on Marie . 

THE BIO:

A Galway native. Here at Gray Office Park I act as a receptionist, a Callpal Agent and a helping hand to the Accounts Department. I come from a varied work background in the service and retail industries – including luxurious health and beauty. At 22 I have graduated with two honours degrees, both in Law, from NUIG.

THE QUICK-FIRE Q&A:

MillionsQ: What is your dream job?

A super stylish solicitor with my own firm.

 

QuickfireQ: Are you a morning or a night person?

Morning. I struggle to stay awake past 10pm.

 

Q: What store do you shop at the most?

Penneys hun.

 

cool guyQ: What is one thing that annoys you the most? 

Heavy breathers and when people repeat themselves for no reason.

 

FoodsQ:What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Cows tongue – lovely with brown sauce actually.

 

Client feature Gray Office Park

Feature Friday – Introducing Cornmarket

Feature Friday


We are running a feature every Friday here at Gray Office Park where we will be sharing a bit more about our clients and local businesses who we work with here at Gray Office Park. In this weeks feature we had a quick chat with Richard Donovan from Cornmarket.

 

Who are Cornmarket?

Established in 1972, Cornmarket Group Financial Services is one of Ireland’s largest insurance brokers and serves the financial needs of affinity groups, with a particular focus on the Public Sector.  Working closely with unions and employers, Cornmarket helps customers find the right financial products to suit their needs from car, home and health insurance to life insurance, income protection, retirement planning and more.

With over 440,000 policies under its management, customers are comprised of public sector unions members and private sector employees from special affinity groups. Cornmarket employs over 380 staff with support offices nationwide and is also Ireland’s largest health insurance broker with a dedicated team of health insurance experts.

Its subsidiary company, Cornmarket Insurance Services Ltd. specialises in providing car, home and motorbike insurance to affinity groups in the UK. Cornmarket Group Financial Services is part of Great West Life Co, one of the world’s leading life assurance organisations.


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2018 has been a big year for Cornmarket with a number of new business objectives completed. They recently rebranded to revitalize the look of the Group and are very close to the launch of a new website, which will enhance customer experience and add to the superior customer service they aim to achieve.

Their product range has also widened, as they have recently launched a new Travel Insurance product and excitingly re-entered the Mortgage market. This is a positive step for Cornmarket and a great addition for its customer base in the Republic of Ireland. Cornmarket’s Financial Planning Service already provides invaluable advice to Public Sector employees on their complex pension rules, savings, investments and protection.

Not only has Cornmarket focused on improving their customer experience and product portfolio this year, they have also launched a new sponsorship initiative for Teachers and Transition year students in schools nationwide. Breast Cancer Ireland and Cornmarket have come together to promote Breast Health Education and Awareness in Schools. The aim of the programme is to encourage and educate women about good breast health from a young age, so that if an abnormality occurs it will be identified early and hopefully provide a more positive treatment outcome.  Cornmarket is the sole sponsor of the programme which offers this excellent service free of charge to students and teachers around the country.

breast cancer awareness


Quickfire questions with Richard

Cornmarket - Richard

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1. Tell us a bit about your Team at Cornmarket?

A hardworking, fun loving bunch of gals & guys.

 

 

 

 

2. What is the most rewarding part of working at Cornmarket?

The diversity of the job and working with different clients on a daily basis.

Christmas Santa

 

 

 

 

3.What is your favourite thing when it comes to Christmas in Galway?

The Christmas lights, the energy, the buzz and catching up with friends.

happy new year 2019

 

 

 

 

4.What does 2019 hold for Cornmarket?

We’re looking forward to seeing what’s in store next for Cornmarket. Each year we push for improvement and it will be exciting to see what 2019 will bring for the Group.

Meet the team

Meet The Team: Eoghan

Meet the team

MEET EOGHAN – MARKETING

Welcome to Meet the Team Monday! Every Monday we’ll be giving you a bit of behind the scenes access to the people that make Gray Office Park happen. We have asked each member of staff to give us a quick bio on themselves and for a bit of added fun we also asked them a number of quick fire  random questions. This week we introduce to you, Eoghan!

This week we are focusing on Eoghan. 

THE BIO:

I am originally from Belfast but left when I was quite young to work in Canada then America before moving back. I’ve been living in Galway permanently for 8+ years now. Before making the switch to Online Marketing I worked in several Finance roles and spent a few years working in Direct Marketing. Call Pal, GOP, Sleepless & Avita I do all the web stuff: Google/Bing Ads, web design, graphic design etc… I also enjoys a good glass of red.

 

THE QUICK-FIRE Q&A:

Foods

 

 

Q: What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

I used to be a picky eater so I’ve never really eaten anything that strange. I did have an Italian drink once that was made with bee stings, if that counts.

Superhero

 

 

Q: What is your favourite thing about someone in your family?

One of my sisters is the most laid back person you’ll ever meet. It wouldn’t matter if the world was coming to end, she’d just carry on regardless.

OCD image Q: What is one of your weird quirks?

I have a bad habit of arguing with myself out loud without realizing it.

Q:Describe yourself in 3 words.

A touch OCD

Donald Trump Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?

Donald Trump – I’m pretty sure I could do enough damage in 24 hours to finally get him impeached. Or Chuck Norris, because he’s Chuck Norris.

Client feature Gray Office Park

Feature Friday! Introducing Ian J Foley

Ian J Foley Client Feature

We are running a feature every Friday here at Gray Office Park where we will be sharing a bit more about our clients and local businesses we work with! Our first feature is on Ian J Foley Solicitors who is based here in our Gray Office Park location in Galway.

 


Ian Foley is the Principal Solicitor of the firm which was established in January 2007 in Galway, having worked in private practice previously with a mid sized firm in Limerick.  He gained vast knowledge and experience in Commercial and Conveyancing matters as well as acting for major lending institutions.  He also gained experience in related Court work and Personal Injury Litigation.  Ian J. Foley & Co. Solicitors now offer a range of legal services detailed in our “what we do” section.  Indeed, Ian recently achieved the a record settlement of €11.5 million awarded to a minor which was described by Irvine J. as the largest ever award in the history of the State

“We pride ourselves on offering a first class service to our clients whilst confidentiality, professionalism and respect is at the core of our services.  We also back this service up with the latest in information technology to ensure your case is dealt with speedily and efficiently as well as cost effectively.” – Ian J Foley Solicitors 


Ian J Foley

How long have you been a client here at Gray Office Park?

Since 2011.

What is your favorite thing when it comes to working at Gray Office Park?

The people. The people here at Gray Office really make it what it is. It is great business community to be apart of. I am also very happy with the location, being close to the courthouse is ideal for me. I am always coming and going so the available car parking is a real bonus as well.

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Boardroom Hire Galway

Meeting Rooms at Gray Office Park and The Odeon Rooms

It goes without saying that being able to meet your clients in a facility that is well equipped, suitably furnished and private is an essential to any business. There is nothing like being able to meet your clients face to face.

We offer 3 boardrooms across both our flagship premises on the Headford Road and The Odeon Rooms in Eyre Square which offer the following:

  • Seating for 6-8 people
  • Smart TVs that facilitate presentations
  • Free parking at our Headford Road premises
  • Complimentary wifi
  • On site receptionists to greet your guests / clients.
  • Proximity to the city centre and subsequently major transportation links both in and out of the city, central accommodation should your clients require the same and all of Galway’s finest entertainment centres and eateries.

 

To book the boardrooms at either of our premises, please send your booking enquiry to bookings@grayofficepark.com or call (091) 511 400 to speak to a member of the Gray Office Park PA team.

 

Ready to move your business to a premium location in the heart of Galway?

Click on the images below to find out more about the spaces we have available at The Odeon Rooms in Eyre or to arrange a viewing.

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Gray Office Park Newsletter – November 2018

Gray office park newsletter



Meet The Team Monday

Meet the team Gray Office Park

Welcome to our first ever Meet the Team Monday! Every Monday we’ll be giving you a bit of behind the scenes access on the people who make Call Pal happen. We have asked each member of staff to give us a quick bio on themselves and as a bit of added fun we asked them a number of quick fire random questions. Keep an eye on our social media posts each week to learn more about our great team here at Gray Office Park!

Find out what Stephanie would do if she had 1 million dollars….


In Need Of Office Space?

 

The Odeon Rooms by Gray Office Park is now open in Eyre Square Galway! We have two newly designed office spaces available for rent along with a fantastic office space available at our Gray office Park location! If you are looking for the perfect location to base your business, call us today.

Click on the images below for more information.

The Odeon Rooms

 


Feature Friday

Client feature Gray Office Park

We are running a feature every Friday here at Gray Office Park where we will be sharing a bit more about our clients and local businesses we work with! Our first feature is Ian J Foley Solicitors who is based here in our Gray Office Park location in Galway. Follow us on our social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin to learn more about our Gray Office Park community!


Christmas Celebrations Have Begun!

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Shop Street is filled with choirs by day and buskers by night bringing music to the streets. Photo: Hugh Sweeney.

The Market will be open on the 16th of November this year and as we are a hop, skip and a jump away we have exclusive views overlooking Eyre Square. Right at our door step our clients will absolutely be taking part throughout the next two months festivities! With over 350,000 visitors each year the Christmas Market light up the city with Christmas displays, food, gift shops and entertainment. Enjoy artisan food market stalls, carol signing, puppet shows, a 32 meter-high wheel, traditional carousal and more! Shop Street and Eyre Square will soon be lit up with beautiful Christmas light displays so grab yourself a mulled wine or a hot chocolate and a bite to eat and join in!

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OPEN:
16th of November 2018

VENUE:
Eyre Square, Galway

Christmas Train in Galway

The Santa Express Train desked out in lights. Photo: Galway Christmas Market.


Gray Office Park Christmas Card

call pal Christmas Card Pieta House It’ now become a bit of a tradition at Gray Office Park and Call Pal to design our own Christmas cards in-house and then donate €2 per card we send out to a chosen charity. The idea behind this year’s card was to be the first to wish our clients a Merry Christmas so that’s why we sent out our Christmas Cards last Friday. The charity we’ve chosen to donate to this year is Pieta House. If you would like more information on Pieta House, please visit: www.pieta.ie

Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Here at Gray Office Park we want to help this amazing organizing by bringing awareness.


Gray Office Park Giving Tree

This year Gray Office Park are setting up for Christmas in a big way with the Gray Office Park Giving Tree! All of our clients and customers will be able to give to our Gray Office Park Christmas tree as we gather gifts and essentials for individuals and families in need of our help over the Christmas period.

If you would like to help us please stop by and donate and  help us help those in need! We are raising for COPE Galway who are an amazing local organisation with over 150 volunteers and 120 staff members. COPE are looking for donations of Gift Vouchers & Toiletries.

The deadline for gift donations is the 6th of December. We have a list of what COPE really need for the individuals and families listed below.

Gray office Park giving tree Christmas 

WISH LIST

  • Wish List
    Toiletries
    Toothpaste/Fixadent
    Toothbrush/Dental Floss
    Deodorant/Shower Gel
    Wrapped Soap Bars
    Lip Balm/Vaseline
    Sudocrem
  • Wish List
    Hand Cream
    Sanitary Towels
    Cotton Buds
    Disposable Razors
    Shaving Foam
    Aftershave
    Face Cream
    Tissues/Plasters
    Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Wish List
    Baby Wipes
    Nappies (Various Sizes)
    Nappy Cream
    Toilet Paper/Kitchen Paper
    Washing Powder
    Washing up liquid
    Toilet Rolls
    Socks/Hats/Gloves/Scarfs – Adult and Child Sizes
    Toys for Children – Age 8-
  • Wish List
    Pyjamas (Male & Female)
    Jumpers (M), Cardigans (M&F)
    Shirts & Blouses
    Socks, Tights & Slippers
    Mugs & Cups
    Perfume Sets
    Gift Vouchers
    Mobile Phone Credit
    New Pay as You Go Phones
    Shoe Shops/Book Shops
  • Wish List
    Hairdressers & Barbers
    Sports Shops
    Pharmacy & Fishmongers
    Cinema & Leisureland
    Smyths Toys
    Monkey Business/Busy Bees
    Planet/Bowling
    Dunnes Stores/Tesco
    Marks & Spencer/Pennys
    Home Heating Oil
    Coal & Lunch Vouchers

Are you covered over the Christmas and New Year break?

Call Pal has you covered!Call Pal nationwide telephone answering service

Do you need call answering cover over the Christmas holidays? Our friends over at Call Pal are here for you! Contact them for more information on how they can cover you while you take your much needed break this Christmas and New Year!


Gray Office Park Book Club

Gray Office Park Book Club

Here at Gray Office Park we are lucky enough to share the space with all sorts of businesses and like minded people. We recently started a Gray Office Park book club for all our serviced office clients to enjoy! With a broad selection of donated books the library is slowly growing with people adding to the library and taking them away to read, its become a great way to to chill out and have a read over the lunch break.


Fake It or Make It!

 

 

Our Friends over at Sleepless and Avita Communications ran a fantastic competition for you to win 4x Guinness Series 2018 Irish Rugby. USA vs Ireland on the 24th of November in the Aviva stadium. We all took part here in the office and sent through our best Movember inspired selfies! Congratulations to Niamh who won tickets the match on Saturday!


Run in the Dark Galway!

Gray Office Park along with sleepless. Avita Communications and Call Pal recently took part in The Run In The Dark Galway on Wednesday the 14th of November in support of the ongoing research to find a cure for paralysis in our lifetime.

Every November, as darkness sweeps the globe, thousands of people from over 50 cities will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and hit the streets to Run in the Dark.