Great news for Kerry this morning as pharmaceutical packaging company Central Pharma is to create 100 jobs over the next five years in Co Kerry.
The company is to establish an EMEA accredited contract packaging and supply centre at the IDA‘s Advanced Technology Building in Tralee.
Speaking at the announcement in Tralee, Central Pharma’s CEO Alwyn Smit said that post-brexit, Ireland offers the company a stable environment from which to service its European customers.
He added that the hi-tech building and its location on the same campus as IT Tralee with its STEM faculty, played a major role in the company’s decision to locate in Kerry.
Central Pharma, which has its headquarters in the UK, is the outsource partner to a number of the world’s top pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies.
In attendance at today’s announcement were Ken Murphy (Director) and Mike Morrissey (Director), CareerWise Recruitment.
Pictured left to right: Ken Murphy (Director, CareerWise), Dave Hodgson (Technical Director, Central Pharma) and Mike Morrissey (Director, CareerWise)
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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