Frequently Asked Questions
What is an E Centre?
E Centres is a Cork County Council initiative in partnership with both local business organisations and state enterprise agencies, to support start-ups, entrepreneurs, remote workers among others, and to provide best-in-breed business facilities such as training centres, conference and meeting facilities, hot-desking and other services to support businesses and communities in the Cork region.
Where are you located?
There are 10 E Centres in the network throughout Cork County, namely Bandon, Bantry, Bere Island, Charleville, Fermoy, Macroom, Millstreet, Mizen, Skibbereen and Youghal.
How do your rental agreements work?
Our agreements range from 1-hour conference room rentals to weekly or monthly Hot Desk agreements and longer term leases for Offices and Industrial Units.
We know that flexible agreements help you to grow your start-up or small business at your own pace. We also offer rates inclusive of overheads, eliminating the need to sign-up to long-term utility contracts and allowing you to plan your expenditure without any nasty surprises!
Just starting out? Need some space while you move offices? Want to visit with us while your space is being renovated? We can help with that, too.
What is a Hot Desk?
A Hot Desk refers to a desk in a fully serviced co-working office environment. Hot Desks are suited to those who wish to start businesses in an economical and supportive environment. They are also suited to those who wish to work remotely from head office, or those who need to downsize and wish to share an office space. In an E Centre, Hot Desk clients build contacts and relationships and reduce the isolation involved often felt when starting and running a business from home.
What is included in a Hot Desk?
- Cubicle with Desk, Operator Chair and lockable Storage Unit
- High Speed Broadband – cabled or wireless
- Shared Canteen Facilities
- Reduced Rates for Meeting/Training Room facilities
- Free Car Parking (some exceptions apply)
- 24/7 access by swipe card
- Networking opportunities
- Links to local enterprise agencies
What is included in the Conference/Training facilities?
- A range of room set-ups to suit your requirements
- High Speed Broadband (WiFi or Cabled)
- In-built Projector and Screen
- Flipchart and Markers
- Multiple Data and Powerpoints
- Access to Kitchen and Break-out Facilities
Can you provide me with a phone service?
Dedicated direct telephone lines are available in a selection of our centres, in which case your telephone calls will be charged as an additional bill on a monthly basis. Please contact us directly for further information.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
In order to secure a Hot Desk, we require a deposit of €200 plus one month’s rent in advance.
For information and enquiries on the E Centres initiative, contact Cork County Council on 021-4285560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org