Airport Chief Executive addresses Waterford Chamber


 Graham Doyle, Andrew O'Neill and Trish Crehan 

Photo shows (left to right): Graham Doyle (Chief Executive of Waterford Airport),
Trish Crehan, and Andrew O'Neill (President, Waterford Chamber), presenting Mrs Crehan
with her return tickets to London with Aer Arann.



The Chief Executive of Waterford Airport, Graham Doyle, addressed the Waterford Chamber at their annual regional conference at Faithlegg House Hotel on May 18.


Mr Doyle spoke to business representatives from around the region on ‘New Horizons for Waterford Airport’, where he outlined the latest developments for the airport, its capital development programme, and plans for the future.


The theme of the conference was ‘Making the most of Waterford’s gateway status’, and  Mr Doyle said he felt it was important to highlight the huge amount Waterford has to offer: “We need to be proud of our own city and its people – and we need to show it. There’ll always be more than enough knocks sent our way but in Waterford we should never knock ourselves or those trying to develop our city.


“We should take our example from the likes of Cork and the West and fight our way up the queue, whether through issues like university status or critical infrastructure. Having spent a lot of time working with central Government, I see a strong need for us to be represented nationally at all levels – certainly at Ministerial level, but also Waterford people working as civil servants in government departments or at levels where we can influence policy nationally.


“The Board and Management of Waterford Airport will do whatever we can to help Waterford seize the opportunity that our gateway status gives us”, concluded Mr Doyle.


The airport invited the attendees at the Chamber’s conference to enter a competition to win two tickets to London or Birmingham. Trish Crehan, entered by her husband, Eugene Crehan, of the Southeast Business Platform, was drawn at random as the winner of two tickets to London, and Paul Nolan of Nolan Ryan Quantity Surveyors won two tickets to Birmingham.



May 2007