Callagahan Electrical
From left: Tom Maguire, Senior Development Advisor, Enterprise Ireland; Kieran Callaghan, Managing Director, Callaghan Electrical; Heather Humphreys, Minister for Social Protection and Rural and Community Development, TD and Jonathan McMillian, Regional Director, North East, Enterprise Ireland. (Photo: Adrian Donohoe).

Cavan-based electrical contractor Callaghan Electrical has announced that it has become the first construction subcontractor to secure funding under the Enterprise Ireland’ Built to Innovate’ initiative. As part of the wider government ‘Housing for All’ Programme, the ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative aims to achieve faster, higher quality housing construction by providing funding support for productivity training, innovation and digitisation.

Callaghan Electrical provides high-specification electrical installation, fit-out and maintenance for large-scale residential, commercial and public-sector developments. Its clients include McGarrell Reilly Group, Elliott Group and public sector organisations such as the HSE and OPW.

The ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative applied at Callaghan Electrical will support the firm as it puts modern methods of construction (MMC), lean, sustainability and digitalisation at the centre of its operations with investment in staff training, skills future-proofing and management development.

The Minister for Social Protection, Rural & Community Development, Heather Humphreys, was joined by Callaghan Electrical staff, Enterprise Ireland and elected representatives to make the announcement at the firm’s headquarters in Stradone Village, Co Cavan.

Minister Humphreys commented: “This is a wonderful company, and I can only say congratulations on what you have achieved. It is great to see ‘Built to Innovate’ in action. We need more homes, and we are delivering on them. We need more like Callaghan Electrical to take on the initiative. We wish you continued success into the future.”

Speaking on behalf of Enterprise Ireland, Jonathan McMillan, Regional Director for the North East, congratulated Callaghan Electrical. “It is great to work with and support ambitious companies like Callaghan Electrical through Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative,” said McMillan. “Supporting leaner, efficient and modern ways of operating with effective staff, skill and management development ensure firms like Callaghan Electrical can continue to deliver quality output at scale.”

Kieran Callaghan, Managing Director, Callaghan Electrical, added: “We thank Minister Humphreys and Enterprise Ireland for their support through the programme. It empowers us further to drive efficiencies across our business and deliver the essential electrical work packages at scale and pace while protecting the ‘quality from start to finish’ ethos we are known for.”


Callaghan Electrical

Founded in 1996 by Kieran Callaghan, Callaghan Electrical provides electrical contracting services nationwide and services the residential, commercial, education, public sector, industrial, healthcare and lighting industries.


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