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Sonica mobilises growth strategy as start-up Loco Scooters inducted into First Landings

SONICA has selected e-mobility start-up Loco Scooters to be the first start-up participant at its business incubator, First Landings.

The electric scooter start-up was founded in June 2020 by friends Jason Gore and Paddy O’Brien, from Co. Meath and Co. Tipperary, respectively. LOCO Scooters is an energetic young company in the micro-mobility sector, providing Ireland’s first and only specialist electric scooter repair centre from their Dublin retail outlet. Their business model is customer-centric, delivering exceptional customer service and advice to clients and the public.  Aimed at further reducing congestion and carbon emissions in cities around the country, the company says its e-scooters will help to drive Ireland towards a greener future.

As a member of SONICA’s First Landings, the construction company’s HQ and business incubator, Loco Scooters will have the opportunity to ‘land and expand’ their business in a collaborative environment with the support to develop and access to the latest technology, and with SONICA’s Design & Build and Marketing teams at their disposal. First Landings will provide a supportive base as Loco Scooters grows, with SONICA sourcing, designing and fitting-out the e-mobility start-up’s new Dublin store. Both Paddy and Jason will receive personal mentoring from entrepreneur Donnacha Neary, SONICA’s MD and Founder.

Commenting on the induction of Loco Scooters to First Landings, Donnacha said: “I’m delighted to welcome Paddy and Jason to the First Landings family. At First Landings, our intention is for SONICA to become a true partner through every stage of a member’s business development, and we are thrilled to be able to empower Loco Scooters’ next phase of success. Ireland has in recent years become a hotbed for start-up innovation and Loco Scooters is another exciting example of that. Coming to First Landings as our first ‘Lander’ is an example of what’s achievable for all the other exciting start-ups out there. I’m looking forward to working with Paddy and Jason during this exciting period of growth for them and helping them to scale their business and realise their future ambitions.”

Speaking about their recent induction to First Landings, Jason Gore said “We are hugely excited to be joining SONICA at their state-of-the-art new headquarters in Skerries. Partnering with SONICA gives us an excellent opportunity to collaborate with a talented and creative team. This partnership is a great fit as our values and SONICA’s are aligned, especially in relation to the delivery of an exceptional standard of work. Our electric scooter retail outlet and repair centre as designed and fitted out by SONICA, will be an exciting experience for our customers in the very near future”.

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