Longford businesswoman hopes remote working can help develop opportunities for rural towns

Longford native Anne Heraty who’s head of CPL Resources says she believes the current pandemic will bring plenty of opportunities regarding employment, as well as the obvious challenges.

She was speaking on the Joe Finnegan show this morning following the announcement this week that the recruitment company she founded over 30 years ago has now been sold to a Japanese firm for over €300 million euro.

Born in Ballinalee in Longford, she says working in the family business gave her a great grounding in the importance of relationships and loyalty to customers, and it’s something she built into CPL from the beginning.

She says the Covid-19 pandemic has been very interesting in the way it has led to much more remote working, and that can be a very positive thing for counties like Longford: