Special Awards
BloomHQ, Mountrath, Co Laois

Summary:

BloomHQ is not just a re-created space, it’s a catalyst for a community affected by a national route bypass to create, innovate and generate a productive future. Cohesive community effort transformed an 1809 dis-used convent into an expressive, colourful, high tech workspace. Imaginative planning created work, training, wellness and community facilities on site and the symbiotic relationship between them breeds long term sustainability. Local businesses based elsewhere have returned, grassroots innovative campaigns can incubate and transition year students have unequalled access to successful entrepreneurs, essential for inspiring future development. City organisations encouraging employee workplace wellness won’t find better facilities than BloomHQ where your work space is inventive, stimulating and provides on-site access to a fully equipped Gym and Fitness Centre, options to join a camera club, learn an instrument, take a cooking class, develop a STEM workshop and so much more. Creating a fulfilling work life balance is ready made in BloomHQ.

Group Contact: Pamela Tynan, ptynan@laoiscoco.ie

Citation:

“…………an admirable enterprise whose aim is to achieve a favourable work life balance through provision of a sustainable business hub and a range of wellness services thus meeting all community needs………”.