OCO Global to establish strategic operations base in the Donegal Gaeltacht

OCO Global, the international trade and investment consulting firm, are to establish a strategic base in gteic@Gaoth Dobhair to faciltate their continued expansion into the Irish market.

 Headquartered in Belfast, OCO Global, works with governments around the world to promote trade and investment, and advises private sector clients on international expansion. Gaoth Dobhair will join other OCO Global office locations such as Belfast, Dublin, London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Shanghai, and Tokyo where the company employs 150 staff worldwide.

Mark O'Connell, OCO Global

With a growing base of clients in regional enterprise and economic development the new office in Gaoth Dobhair will complement OCO’s current Irish offering working with overseas Government clients to support them in developing trade corridors across Ireland and relationships with leading Irish businesses. To that end the company are already seeking to recruit trade and investment analysts for a number of vacancies to be based in gteic@Gaoth Dobhair.

Mark O’Connell, CEO of OCO Global stated “we are delighted to expand our international network to Donegal. My team has recently completed a number of economic development projects for Donegal County Council so we understand the potential of the region and the depth of skills available. OCO offers the opportunity to work internationally, from a local base and we’re confident that we can build an excellent team here to support our continued expansion in the Irish market.  The pandemic has opened our eyes and our clients to the potential for regional economic development, precipitated by a re-engagement with ‘place’ and liveability,  remote and home working, domestic tourism, and the rebalancing of city centric FDI with regional enterprise and more sustainable investment.”

Mark O Connell and Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh

Anna Ní Ghallachair, Chairperson of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta stated ''the growing gteic network of digital hubs offer fantastic business and work life balance opportunities for OCO Global which will resonate with their overseas clients as the embodiment of Ireland’s value proposition and our agile and adaptable business environment.”

Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, Chief Executive Officer of Údarás na Gaeltachta added “Údarás na Gaeltachta is delighted to welcome global trade and investment consulting experts OCO Global to the Donegal Gaeltacht. We look forward to working in partnership with the company to grow and prosper from their new strategic base in gteic@Gaoth Dobhair but also in promoting regional enterprise and economic development in Ireland’s Gaeltacht Areas.

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