This year marks Glandore’s 20th year in business as one of Ireland’s leading providers of flexible workspace. Throughout this time, they have provided a space to land and expand in Dublin, Cork and Belfast for some of the most successful domestic and International businesses across the island of Ireland, and are extremely proud to have been a part of their success. Glandore would like to sincerely thank our members, alumni, business partners and suppliers for supporting their growth over the past 20 years and look forward to prosperous times ahead for all.
Founded by the Kelly family in 2001, Glandore is an Irish, family owned and managed real estate business run by Michael Kelly and his three daughters and Directors Fiona, Clare and Rebecca, offering high-end, design led serviced offices, flexible workspace, coworking space and virtual offices.
Sharing the values that have been instilled by the Kelly Family throughout the years, Glandore treats the companies and individuals that it houses as their own. Glandore’s mission is to create a dynamic, supportive and friendly community in which every individual and company can grow. The everyday goal is simple, offer world-class support and show that they genuinely care every day. Bringing over 30 years of work experience with them, the Kelly sisters have helped their father to streamline Glandore’s continued growth and expansion. Since 2001, the Kelly family has seen the operation grow from one employee to nearly 80 employees, and from offering 75 desks to now offering over 3,500 desks in 9 buildings across Dublin, Belfast and Cork.
Over the past number of years, and like many SME and family businesses, Glandore has built a fantastic team of industry experts renowned for their professionalism, service and flexible can-do attitude. As a family business, Glandore cares deeply about building long term connections and relationships with its staff, members and partners. Glandore always encourages and facilitates connections and networking between its member businesses in Northern Ireland as many of the businesses that have offices with Glandore are starting out their journey in Norther Ireland and carving out their position in their industry. Glandore host a range of exclusive member events on a monthly basis to help emerging businesses build their network and culture. From educational seminars and workshops to social gatherings, business briefings, networking events, seasonal events and a complimentary wellness programme, there are always plenty of events and initiatives that Glandore Belfast’s member businesses and employees can choose from and get involved in whether it be virtually or in-person.
As many of us have been adapting to various ways of working. Glandore see that the future of many businesses means adapting more towards a hybrid model, whereby one or two days per week will be spent working in a collaborative space and the rest of the week spent in a more structured environment in an office or remotely. To meet this need we have added a number of Collaboration/Project workspaces to our Belfast offering. Collaborative workspace works in many different ways. From giving you the right kind of space for delving into a project with your team, to finding a quiet space to map out some plans and present your weekly agendas. The beauty of collaboration spaces is that you can tailor the space to suit your day to day needs. The word collaborate means to work jointly on something. Whether that is sitting at one table developing on an idea and then sharing it with the wider group in a presentation area or presenting new ideas to your team to generate buy-in.
We envisage the next 20 years to be full of productivity, growth and prosperity for all of our Members and the wider Glandore Network. Many thanks. Ní Neart Go Cur Le Chéile.
To celebrate our 20th Birthday, we are bringing together so of our Alumni, Members and Business Partners to share their business stories and experiences with Glandore over the past 20 years. This not to be missed series will feature some of Ireland’s top business men and women and will offer some invaluable insights and smiles along the way!