Celbridge business breakfast planned

CELBRIDGE businessman, Matthew Black, is running a special business breakfast on Monday, 23 April, writes Henry Bauress.

CELBRIDGE businessman, Matthew Black, is running a special business breakfast on Monday, 23 April, writes Henry Bauress.

Matthew, who runs the Halo Cafe beside Tesco with is wife, Clare, is inviting Celbridge business people to the early morning session (7-8 am) to enable local business people to get to know each other.

A member of the recently formed Celbridge Business Association, which followed on from the newly formed Celbridge Traders Association set up last year, Matthew, recently attended the Celbridge Forum at Castletown House, organised by Celbridge Community Council.

“Working for Celbridge is my slogan. We are all trying to survive,” said Suffolk born Matthew, who has been living in Celbridge for many years.

The breakfast idea is to enable people in business in the town to get to know one another better and create business. We are very positive as a group. We want all businesses to get involved with the association,” he said.

Two and a half years ago then Mayor of Kildare, Colm Purcell, officially opened a new cafe in Celbridge, located beside the front door of Tesco.

Halo Café is the first business venture for Blacks, who met at catering college in England.

Clare, a Celbridge native, who went to school at St. Brigid’s and St. Wolstan’s, worked for Trust House Forte and the company which ran the T.J. Friday chain.

Matthew has worked with the Gresham and Plaza Hotels. More information is available from Matthew at Halo Café, Unit 1, Celbridge Shopping Centre, Celbridge, Co. Kildare (tel: 01 627 66 86 or email: info@halocafe.ie.