Minister Andrew Doyle TD officially opened Veon’s new Regional Office in Drumshanbo on Tuesday 7th November 2017. The Minister highlighted the major economic benefits to the local Leitrim economy of having an abundant supply of commercial forestry on their doorstep.
(Veon foresters in Drumshanbo with Minister of State Andrew Doyle TD)
Commenting on the launch, Momme Reibisch, Regional Manager Veon North West, said “that the new office will become a focal point for many of our Leitrim farm forester clients and I look forward to discussing any of their forest planting and harvesting requirements or needs”.
Veon is committed to providing the highest levels of professionalism to our clients most of whom are farmers. With over 25 year’s forest management experience, we currently manages over 40,000 acres of high quality commercial forests in Ireland. Veon has established over 15,000 acres of forestry throughout the country.
Minister Doyle welcomed the new office as a vote of confidence in the commercial forestry sector in the North West and the increasingly important role that forestry plays in providing income diversification opportunities for farmers especially in light of continuing uncertainty over the effects of Brexit on farm incomes.
“Commercial forestry plays a highly significant role in sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and is our primary weapon in countering the devastating effects of climate change, the results of which we recently experienced in the North West in August” stated Minister Doyle. “Furthermore, forestry has been proven to lessen the impact of water run-off from cloudbursts by helping the soil absorb greater amounts of water and thus reducing the flow and consequent damage to people’s property and local communities” he added.
Veon Ltd specialize in all aspects of farm forestry including afforestation, forestry management services such as forest planning, forest audits, forest plantation sales, forestry insurance, fire protection, wind-farm services and forest valuations.
Veon’s services are tailored towards maximising the commercial benefits of forestry for our farm forester clients. We are constantly investing in our staff and systems to deliver the best possible results making forestry a profitable and rewarding enterprise for our clients. Veon is headquartered in Co. Dublin and we have four regional offices strategically located throughout Ireland – Co. Wexford, Co. Galway, Co. Leitrim and Co. Kerry.
Also present at the event were Colm Hobbins, Cathal Gleeson and James Quinn who, together with Momme Reibish, make up Veon’s team in Leitrim.