Beacon Retail Programme-Carrigtwohill, Little Island and Glanmire

Are you a retailer based in Carrigtwohill, Little Island or Glanmire? The Cork County Council’s Beacon Initiative, intends to run a programme in the area over the coming weeks and has a number of places still available.

This programme is open to all customer facing business in the area and will be presented by Padraig O’ Sullivan, Beacon Initiative Programme Manager and James Burke and Associates.

Participating retailers will initially attend an interactive group workshop with other local businesses. Each retailer will then work on an individual basis with Padraig, James and their team and a strategic working document will be compiled and put into action. This document will be the core strategic plan for business over the coming 12 to 18 months.

The Beacon Retail Programme has been successfully rolled out to 13 towns across Cork County and the Beacon team has worked with over 200 retail businesses in several different categories.


  • Learning best retail principles
  • Building a strategic plan for your business
  • Taking time to work on your business rather than in your business
  • Developing an online strategy for your business

The programme is heavily subsidised by CORK COUNTY COUNCIL’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND and will run over a 4-month period.  To ensure the programmes success, places are limited to just 15 businesses.

For further information on the event, please contact Padraig O’ Sullivan on 021 4285140   / 087-773 0019 or  Email