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Official Opening of New Enterprise Rent-A-Car Branch in Sligo

Jenny Cullen Carty, Branch Manager (Centre), Peter Coughlan, Management Trainee (Left) and Kelly Toner, Assistant Manager at the official opening of the new Enterprise

Fifteen years ago, two young entrepreneurs, George O’Connor and Mike Hawkins set up a new business in a Dublin apartment renting replacement cars for insurance companies. Their company became Enterprise Rent-A-Car, part of the Global, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Group, and it now has 22 branches and 170 employees across Ireland.

On Monday 25thFebruary, Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Sligo, located in Carraroe, officially celebrate the opening of their new, bigger branch. Jenny Cullen Carty, originally from Sligo, will continue to manage the new branch. Jenny studied Business and Tourism in IT Sligo and joined Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 2007 as a Graduate Management Trainee. After rigorous training and hard work throughout her first year with Enterprise, Jenny was appointed Assistant Manager of the Swords branch in County Dublin. With the opening of a new branch in Sligo three years later, Jenny was able to move home and manage her own branch.  Peter Coughlan, Kelly Toner and Charley Reidy, all of whom are from the area, work alongside Jenny in the new Sligo branch opening today.

Commenting on the opening of the new Sligo Branch, Jenny Cullen Carty, Branch Manager said “I joined Enterprise Rent-A-Car after graduating from IT Sligo, I applied to Enterprise to get on their Management Training Programme and I was delighted to be accepted. IT Sligo has a great relationship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and through the college, I learnt about the great training and continuous professional development Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers its employees. I was willing and eager to learn and I was delighted to be appointed as the Branch Manager here in Sligo, my home county. Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers graduates an exceptional opportunity to be promoted up through the business and I am testament to that.”

George O’Connor, Managing Director of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ireland, said that “We are delighted to have opened a new, bigger branch in Sligo. The previous Sligo branch was a great success under Jenny’s leadership so it was an easy decision to invest in a new bigger location for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Sligo.  We expect this new branch to go from strength to strength.  All of our managers, like Jenny, are graduates. Nearly all have come through the business, having had work placements with Enterprise through college and being employed full time once they graduate. We have a fantastic third level work placement programme and we empower our staff to take control to the extent that we see our 22 offices in Ireland as a confederation of small businesses with each of the managers, managing their own office, as if it was their own company.”

Jenny said that Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Sligo continues to offer great rates and unbeatable service to all its customers. “We run a free pick up and drop off service for our customers, we have a new fleet of cars and vans on our premises and our weekend deals are unbeatable!”.



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