Tralee Chamber Alliance has appointed local business man and entrepreneur, Ken Tobin, to oversee the recently announced plans to restructure and re-energise Tralee Chamber Alliance from the 1st February 2018.
Over the course of a six-month contract, Mr Tobin’s duties will include the day-to-day management of Tralee Chamber Alliance following the departure of former CEO Kieran Ruttledge who has returned to his role as CEO of Aqua Dome Tralee.
The President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Aidan Kelly, said: “I believe it is the prudent thing to do now to show the business community in Tralee that it is business as usual for Tralee Chamber Alliance while we work to enhance the service we can offer to Tralee town. Ken’s role will be in the form of a contract with clear tasks identified primarily to help me as President and the Leadership Team to develop a clear framework for Tralee Chamber Alliance going forward.”
Ken Tobin is a proud Tralee-native and a founding board member of Tralee Chamber Alliance in 2012.
A Chartered Project Manager, Ken Tobin has worked on some of the largest projects in Kerry before eventually setting up his first business in Tralee in 2005. More recently, in his role as co-Director of HQ Tralee, Ken has assisted in facilitating the growth of over 30 businesses in Tralee town centre.
Ken Tobin, who has started in his role as Managing Consultant to Tralee Chamber Alliance, said: “Being local, and raising a family here in Kerry, has taught me to appreciate what we have to offer. No other town in Ireland can rival Tralee for potential. We need to build a strong inclusive team, to represent Tralee in all facets of our economic society, to be the driving force behind Tralee’s emergence. Tralee needs a strong Chamber of Commerce to facilitate investment, job creation, promotion and development. Tralee also needs a clear vision. We have a body of work to do as a town to improve what we offer, but all the crucial elements of what we need are already in place.”
Over the course of the coming weeks, Ken Tobin will engage with a number of key stakeholders and business people in Tralee to initiate a number of projects that will take Kerry’s capital town to the next level.
“We need a Chamber of Commerce for the next generation, and new vision for Tralee must harness the skills and experiences of its people, and fully embrace the opinions of all stakeholders,” said Ken Tobin.