€20,000 has been raised in funding for the business expansion of a surf school in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

Fin McCool Surf School are the recipients of funding raised through Ireland’s largest peer-to-peer lending company Linked Finance.

The money will be used to finance a complete refurbishment of Fin McCools new premises.

Founded in 2006 by Neil Britton, the school provides customers with an introduction to surfing in addition to kids surf camps, surf rentals, a beach boutique, surf shop and on-site budget accommodation.

“Surfing in Ireland has grown massively in the last 10 years, and there are an increasing number of Irish surfers who are getting recognised worldwide for their talents which adds to the level of interest," said Britton.

"We’re quickly becoming recognised as one of the top surfing destinations in Europe. As a business, we started small and have invested a lot of time into getting the business established. Growing demand means it’s now time for us to invest further into our facilities and we’re delighted to be partnering with Linked Finance to refurbish our new premises.”

Peter O’Mahony, CEO of Linked Finance said “Neil has built up a really impressive business catering targeting a growing market for surfing and surfing lessons among Irish and overseas visitors. It’s a great example of how a focused business model can achieve impressive results in the growing tourism and leisure sector.”

“Fin McCools Surf School has a very bright and exciting future and we’re proud to play a part in its expansion. This type of drive and commitment shown by SMEs across the country is the very backbone of our economy.”

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