St Helena : St Helena: ESH OPEN DAY MARKS 1 YEAR OF OPERATION
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 27.07.2013 (Article Archived on 24.08.2013)
Just over a year since its launch, Enterprise St Helena (ESH) hosted an official Open Day on Friday 19 July 2013 to mark its first year in operation.
OPEN DAY MARKS 1 YEAR OF OPERATION
Just over a year since its
launch, Enterprise St Helena (ESH) hosted an official Open Day on Friday 19
July 2013 to mark its first year in operation.
Attended by His Excellency
Governor Capes, newly Elected Members and other distinguished guests and officials,
the Open Day, held at the ESH Business Park at Ladder Hill, sought to inform
attendees of what ESH has been doing over the last 12 months, showcase the
opportunities and activities that will be available in the next 32 months (the
estimated period until the airport opening), and showcase opportunities for
development and business growth.
Governor Capes officially opened
the ESH Offices at 3pm, and commented:
“The opening of the airport
in early 2016 will give St Helena a chance to halt the economic decline of past
decades, turning it around so that it can begin to grow and support the needs
of St Helena. It will do this by providing good jobs and the revenue we would
like to see spent on our Health Care, Schools and Social Services.
“This means that Saints
need to take advantage of new business opportunities that air access will make
possible, by either improving and expanding existing businesses here or
starting new ones – that is why we need ESH who are here to help Saints to get
involved and to share in growing our economy.”
Following a blessing by Bishop
Richard, Governor Capes unveiled a plaque at the cornerstone of the ESH Offices
and declared the Enterprise St Helena offices officially opened.
A specially made cake for the
occasion was cut by the oldest and newest tenants of the Business Park, after
which attendees were able to browse the ESH offices and visit the tenants to
find out more about the services they offer.
The work of ESH focuses on six key
Saint Businesses to Plan for Growth
Saint Businesses with Finance
Attracting investment (Both local and international).
Four photos of the Open Day are
attached to this release.
22 July 2013