Limerick entrepreneur goes to new level with dive business

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleSon of Michael Hartnett to be keynote speaker at festival in LimerickNext articleDocklands plan adding to Limerick regeneration jigsaw Staff Reporter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LIMERICK may have been his home up until the age of 17, but it was on foreign shores that Greg Wixted found the key to entrepreneurial success.And its the Atlantic Ocean that’s providing the backdrop for his latest business venture, a chain of scuba diving resorts that arose from a bet after a night out.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Greg joined with his French business partner, David Clivet, to establish Blue Explorers Resorts which will open next May on the island of Gran Canaria. “Our resort will be first Blue Explorers’ flagship specialist diving and adventure destination in an adventure tourism sector that is worth more than €6 billion in Europe alone,” he explained.“We wanted to combine our passion for diving and adventure sport with our love of marine life, and our belief that adventure holidays should offer a great alternative to the traditional beach holiday, with the focus on service in and out of the water.”“Ireland is a key market for the resort business with more than 500,000 visitors a year coming to the Canary Islands. In fact, 15 per cent of our bookings have come from Ireland since we launched our marketing campaign.“We’re looking forward to welcoming our first guests this May and to our second venture in Tenerife next year. Our plan is to open one a year for the next five to ten years!“My vision would be to open one in Kilkee, where I spent my summers as a child and the diving off the west coast is some of the best in Europe,” he said.The first resort is located on the south-west coast of Gran Canaria and the entire workforce will be made up of divers – from the chefs to resort managers.“We are investing around €500,000 into the resort and looking to raise a further €3 million to keep rolling out the concept across the Canary Islands, Europe and further afield,” the Limerick man explained.Greg Wixted launched his first restaurant business at the age of 23, selling it on within three years before going on to work in the marketing and advertising industry. In 2009, he established his own creative agency with offices in Europe and the Middle East before becoming involved in the recruitment industry. He was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Federation of Small Business in 2016.See more Limerick news here TAGSBlue Explorers ResortsGran CanariaGreg Wixtedlimerick The Limerick man has set up a new dedicated dive business in Gran Canaria Email Twitter BusinessLimerickNewsLimerick entrepreneur goes to new level with dive businessBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2018 4895 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Facebook Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedinlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, July 08, 2014•2:12 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to a broken window in the 1500 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt.•1:30 p.m. Rory L. Shaffer, 63, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration.•5:55 p.m. Alois M. Hutchison, 83, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for expired registration.•7:56 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 300 block S. C, Wellington.•10:50 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal restraint in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•11:15 p.m. Nichole A. Mitts, 24, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic battery and criminal restraint.11:48 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic verbal dispute of known suspect(s) in the 1100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.last_img read more