County Photos has come a long way since Seán and Anne Collins established the business in a shed at the back of their house in Strokestown back in 1979.
Now the leading schools photography business in Ireland, the company recently expanded its offices in Roscommon town in order to facilitate its rapid growth and accommodate its 20-strong staff.
Seán now runs the business with his sons, Emmet and Daragh, while Anne is also still very much involved.
Seán says County Photos has gone from strength to strength since opening its county town office in 2009.
“The company has come from humble beginnings to now employing 20 staff in our new revamped offices.
“The expansion of the offices here was vital due to the success and growth of the company over the last number of years,” he said.
Emmet Collins believes the firm’s growth is due to its forward thinking in the niche market of school photography.
“This is very much a local success story and the business is now the leading schools photography company in the country, catering for primary schools, secondary schools, pre-schools and childcare facilities nationwide.
“As well as trebling our office space here, we have invested substantially in new printing machinery and the very latest photo editing software.
“We will also be expanding our services into the northern part of the country including Northern Ireland in the very near future.
“The class photograph is a school tradition and we have developed our services over time and now we produce specialty products from large prints to keyrings and everything in between,” he said.
The team at County Photos offers a huge range of services and maintains full control of their products at every stage of the process from photographer to customer.
“We are effectively a mobile studio,” said Seán “and we’re on the road nationwide”.
To find out more about the wide range of services on offer at County Photos, both in Roscommon and nationwide, contact the office at the Racecourse Business Park, Roscommon town on 090-6627444, email email@example.com or log on to www.countyphotos.ie