Pharma/Medical and Traditional Business
The South Tipperary business scene has a mixture of leading-edge companies (especially in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors) with indigenous businesses (evolved from our agricultural tradition). With a population of 22,000 people and a healthy business scene, Clonmel is the biggest town in South Tipperary county. We have a notable cluster of international pharmaceutical and health care companies based here, which can be attributed to the high level of expertise accumulated by local agencies in handling legal and compliance issues.
Small- to medium-sized enterprises are also well represented in South Tipperary, providing and producing niche services and products. South Tipperary has an excellent transport infrastructure and with a growing population provides a large, accessible labour force – with a variety of skills – for incoming employers.
Big Names in South Tipperary
Leading cider brands such as Bulmers and Magner, owned by the C&C Group, are manufactured at the company plant in Clonmel. Major international companies such as Merck Sharpe & Dohme, Boston Scientific, Abbot, Alza, Ballydoyle, Coolmore, Johnson & Johnson and Pinewood Health Care have also established centres of excellence in South Tipperary. These companies provide employment opportunities and significant investment to the local economy.
For more information, please contact The Business Development Executive, South Tipperary County Development Board