50 Great Ideas

The 50 Great Ideas Initiative

This program will see the various Sandyford Business District task forces addressing challenges and seizing opportunities, both large and small, that will make a positive impact for businesses and the community here in Sandyford.

Our ambition is to deliver 50 positive outcomes throughout the District. We’re well on our way but there’s plenty more to do!

See below for details of what has been accomplished to date with the help of our members, the local community and our partners in DLRCoCo.

Number Idea Task Force Completed
1 24th February 2020, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces 1,500 jobs with Microsoft at One South County business-attraction completed
2 26th February 2020, Strategic Study & Action Plan developed and submitted to DLRCoCo as part of the County Development Plan 2022-2028. infrastructure completed
3 27th February 2020, Smart Sandyford Launch at Microsoft Plaza smart-sandyford completed
4 SBD Signage Programme (3 Gateway, 10 x Banners & 85 Road Signs) infrastructure completed
5 SBD Awards 2019 launched in Leopardstown Racecourse on 2nd April business-support completed
6 Strategic Partnership Lunch 11th April 'Educators meet Employers' business-attraction completed
7 Launch of Stillorgan Reservoir Campaign on 2nd May in Union Café infrastructure completed
8 Innovation Forum 9th May, The Pavilion Leopardstown smart-sandyford completed
9 Grass Verges & Road Sweeping Project infrastructure completed
10 Launch of Business Support Task Force to focus on SMEs business-support completed
11 Cycle Survey submission to Dlrcc infrastructure completed
12 Submission re Dlrcc Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024 infrastructure completed
13 Roughan & O'Donovan submission re Metrolink infrastructure completed
14 DLRCC nominated Smart Sandyford for Excellence in Local Government Awards smart-sandyford completed
15 DLRCC Green Business Audit business-support completed
16 Supported Microsoft Breast Cancer Ladies Race Forward Evening business-support completed
17 SBD Business Watch Scheme re-instated business-support completed
18 Renaming Industrial Estate to Business Park on Google Maps infrastructure completed
19 Property Strategic Partnership Lunch, Tuesday 11th June business-attraction completed
20 Smart Sandyford gets shortlisted for the 16th annual Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards smart-sandyford completed
21 Summer BBQ at Naomh Olaf's GAA Club Grounds business-support completed
22 Official launch of Monna Smart Bench at Carmanhall Road, September 10th smart-sandyford completed
23 Human Resources Strategic Partnership Lunch, Thursday September 12th business-attraction completed
24 Sandyford Breakfast Seminar 'Understanding Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace', Thursday 19th September, Leopardstown Racecourse business-support completed
25 Launch of LIFT Programme in Sandyford on behalf of DLRCC business-support completed
26 Wellness Week 2019 business-support completed
27 Mindfulness Talk - "Understanding Food Labels" business-support completed
28 Transformation Workshop - Hand Drumming business-support completed
29 Financial Wellbeing Seminar - from The Money Doctor business-support completed
30 Taking Action Talk - "Turning Goals Into Actions" business-support completed
31 'Feel Good' in work - Ergonomics Presentation and Demonstration by Bizquip business-support completed
32 Spirit Sandyford 5K Run - Biggest run to date business-support completed
33 Appointment of new Smart Sandyford Programme Manager smart-sandyford completed
34 Sandyford Business District Awards Ceremony 2019 business-attraction completed
35 Santa arrives at Beacon South Quarter for our Winter Festival business-support completed
36 Bus Connects submission on proposed new bus routes smart-sandyford completed
37 Ongoing supplementary District landscaping and maintenance work infrastructure completed