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Office SceneKilkenny City is a very attractive location for Business Services companies to locate due to :

  • the high quality IT, financial and HR skills locally available
  • the wide choice of available properties
  • its excellent transport and ICT infrastructure
  • the unrivalled quality of life it offers employees
  • a low business cost environment
  • a highly proactive and entrepeneurial culture


Kilkenny City has already attracted significant investment from business services companies such as VHI Healthcare, Bank of Ireland Banking 365 and HCL. These companies were attracted here by a location which has a proven services capability, access to a skilled young workforce and a beautiful location with exceptional connectivity. Kilkenny offers an unrivalled quality of life while at the same time being an extremely cost competitive location with average business costs at least 15% lower than Dublin. 


Following the completion of  the motorway linking Dublin and Kilkenny, Dublin city centre is within a 90 minute drive, and Dublin Airport within a 70 minute drive, of Kilkenny, strengthening Kilkenny's proximity to Dublin and the Eastern Seaboard region, the main location for most existing business services companies.


Existing Kilkenny business services companies are extremely satisfied with having chosen Kikenny as a base. Vhi Healthcare, Ireland's largest healthcare insurer, first established in Kilkenny in 2000 and now employ over 350 people at its Business Centre in the city handling almost 4.3 million contacts by phone, email, and letters each year. They have found that " for Vhi Healthcare, the Kilkenny business centre has been a huge success, the passion and commitment that people bring to their role has delivered consistently for us and more importantly delivered consistently for our customers", Aaron Keogh, General Manager Individual Business, Vhi Healthcare.


Similarly, Banking 365, now recognised as a Centre of Excellence for the Bank of Ireland Group, first established in Kilkenny in 2001 and employ over 300 staff in the city. Kilkenny was selected as a base because of its advanced transport  and technology infrstructure, excellent quality of life and highly educated population.  The Kilkenny site delivers a wide range of customer services including Telephone Banking and Mortgage, Credit Card and Deposit advice. They believe that "Kilkenny is a great location for our Customer Contact Centre and the calibre of people we have attracted is top class. Aside from fantastic quality of life, it has an excellent transport and technology infrastructure", John Glennon, Manager, Group Customer Operations, Kilkenny