MINISTER for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor today welcomed a jobs boost for Dundalk with the news that project management consultancy firm, TLM Mission Critical Ltd, have opened their European HQ in the town, creating 12 jobs.
TLM was introduced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, in association with IDA Ireland. The introduction to ConnectIreland came through a family connection.
The company’s New York-based principal, Michael Carron, has brought his business expansion a little closer to home by returning to the county in which his father grew up. Michael’s cousin, Louis Carron, Managing Director of Blue Sky Payments, an international financial consultancy and payments processing company, is responsible for introducing TLM to ConnectIreland.
TLM MC is the Irish registered subsidiary of the TLM Group LLC, a New York-based project management firm comprised of engineering, architectural, construction and technology professionals.
Making the announcement, Minister Mitchell O’Connor, said: “TLM is among a rising number of companies who have decided to set up a European base in Ireland. Once again, this is a testament to our talented Irish workforce and also to Ireland as a great place to do business. I wish the TLM team every success.”
The company has opened its European headquarters in Dundalk town. The main function of the Louth office is to provide project management consultancy on data centre projects throughout Europe. The objective of the new office will be to better serve existing European clients as well as several US-based clients looking to locate in Europe and potentially Ireland.
Dundalk was chosen as the prime location for TLM’s expansion plans because of the availability of key management and personnel, as well as access to talent within close proximity to Dundalk.
Michael Carron, Principal, TLM, said: “TLM is very excited to add to the growing list of companies based in Ireland. We are also looking forward to building the newest most technically advanced data centres in Ireland. It is no secret that Ireland has become the data capital of Europe. Ireland has all of the key elements needed for ultimate data centre – cool weather, connectivity, and a qualified workforce.”
Michael’s father grew up in Greenore, Louth and he has a number of relatives still living in the area.