Francine O’Byrne – Managing Director
Francine’s interest in the relocation industry originated from her experience of relocating with her husband and three young boys back in the 1980s and assisting relations to move from the UK to Ireland. She saw an opportunity to offer relocation services to the corporate business sector in Ireland and after completing a business course she set up The Relocation Bureau in 1989.
The Relocation Bureau is one of the first registered businesses to have offer destination services in Ireland and is now one of the leading independent relocation companies in Ireland.
Prior to setting up the Relocation Bureau Francine worked as an Advertising Executive in a leading Dublin advertising agency and was responsible for a number of large corporate accounts.
Francine has been Owner Managing Director of her company for over 25 years and has received a number of awards and qualifications over the years. She is well known within the relocation industry across the globe and her company represent many of the global management companies in Ireland. She has served on the council of EuRA – The European Relocation Association and was President of the Association in 2003-04.
Francine is a keen motor sport enthusiast having raced MG sports cars for many years, encouraged from an early age by her father who was Irish speed champion on several occasions. During her leisure time she plays tennis and enjoys driving her classic sports car.
She is married to Brian and has three sons and two grandchildren.
Vicky Kane – Account Manager
“What I most enjoy about being an Account Manager with The Relocation Bureau is the unexpected nature of the work involved. Each transferee has distinct needs and a variety of requirements in order for their relocation to be successful. My enjoyable challenge each day is to meet those needs in a professional, productive and caring way. I never know what the day holds for me and this keeps me on my toes”
Gráinne McCabe – Senior Account Manager
Having previously worked overseas in the travel business I returned to Ireland 11 years ago, looking for a new and fulfilling career. I found it with The Relocation Bureau. I look forward to liaising with our clients on a daily basis, helping to them solve some of the same issue and overcome similar challenges I faced when I lived overseas. It is such a great feeling, knowing you are helping people settle into Ireland and that you are making that transition period a little easier for them. My job is very fulfilling and it also keeps my language skills current as we deal with so many nationalities.
Having worked for many years in the Financial Services Industry, I am now enjoying being part of a very professional and dynamic team in the Relocation Bureau. I initially started working with the Relocation Bureau some months ago as a Project Manager and enjoyed the experience so much that I accepted a job of Accounts Manager which turned out to be very interesting and varied and is a great opportunity to interact with a wide varied of people and assist them in all aspects of their Relocation.
“Having worked in the property industry for 10 years, I understand exactly what the requirements are when finding that perfect new home.I really enjoy new challenges and get great satisfaction in assessing the assignee and their requirements when making that move to Ireland. Meeting such a diverse range of people and cultures is interesting and educational as no two assignees are the same.I love to share the local knowledge of the great facilities and amenities that are available in this great Country.I love meeting new people and cultures and this is why this is the perfect job for me. ‘
Sam Brigg – Senior Relocation Consultant
Seven years ago my family and I relocated from the UK to Dublin. We used the Relocation Bureau to help us with our move. Having been through the process myself the sheer scale of finding the right property in the right area and in some cases the right school can be a daunting task, however having the support of a professional team with local knowledge & experience is invaluable. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people from different parts of the world & using my own personal experience to help them make their move to Ireland as smooth as possible.
I moved from Dublin to Co. Westmeath a number of years ago so I know exactly what is involved in the moving process. While it can be exciting settling in with all the family, getting to know the local community, making new friends, finding the right schools and so on, there certainly can be hurdles that seem insurmountable at the time. My personal experience and first hand knowledge of how smaller communities function outside of the major cities of Ireland would be invaluable to our clients. I would like to share all I have learned with our clients and therefore make the move for them just a little easier!’