Meet the Irish Entrepreneur Launching His New Irish Business from Barbados

Darragh Everard is living the Caribbean dream on the Barbados Welcome Stamp

Darragh Everard, from Julianstown, County Meath, decided earlier this year to take advantage of the Barbados Welcome Stamp visa and moved to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for 12 months, where he’s been able to manage the launch of his new Irish business remotely from paradise.

Co-founder of Eirkoo, a Dublin-based recruitment firm operating in the fields of Accountancy, Finance, Insurance, Compliance, Wealth Management and Office Support, Darragh Everard recently made the move to the sunny island of Barbados under the 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp. Here, Darragh is enjoying the digital nomad life, working remotely, and managing the launch of his new Irish business, Cantillon.

Established by Darragh and Eirkoo Co-Founders, Niall Hamill and John Mansell, the aim of Cantillon is to provide candidates with a career move that will allow them to earn more money and experience a new way of life. Launching in September 2021, Cantillon is an international search firm that specialises in the relocation and ‘in location’ placement of professionals across the Middle East, Channel Islands, Monaco, Gibraltar, The Caribbean, and Bermuda. Cantillon focus on candidates with backgrounds in Accountancy, Tax, Finance, Financial Services, Funds, Law and Compliance.

Barbados is a hub for the Caribbean, allowing easy access to neighbouring islands and boasting high connectivity to Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. This was one of the reasons that Darragh chose to take advantage of the Welcome Stamp Visa and to launch Cantillon remotely from Barbados.

He says, “The Barbados Welcome Stamp gives me the opportunity to explore the Caribbean and be able to give our candidates a first-hand viewpoint on the difference between the different islands. We will be recruiting across the Channel Islands, Monaca, Gibraltar, and the Middle East but we envisage the Caribbean and Bermuda being the most in-demand location”. 

Darragh continues, “Cantillon’s goal is to assist professionals to find career-defining opportunities internationally, as well as offering our clients a global reach, allowing them to build teams for success”. Darragh working remotely from Barbados allows Cantillon to operate in multiple time zones, running a 24-hour sourcing model.


Of course, the island of Barbados is known for its beautiful beaches, laid-back atmosphere, and year-round good weather, which also attracted Darragh. He says, “From a personal perspective, Barbados has a tropical climate all year round, a vibrant sporting and social scene, and very welcoming locals.” 

Darragh moved to Barbados under the island’s Welcome Stamp Visa. The initiative, launched in 2020, allows remote workers to live and work remotely in Barbados for 12 months.

Darragh explains, “I was granted my Welcome Stamp within 2 weeks of applying. The process was very straightforward. I had some questions that the relevant government authorities were very helpful and prompt in attending to. There are a couple of online sources of information that make the move an informed one.”

Interested persons can apply now at for the opportunity to live and work remotely in sunny Barbados.

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Notes for the Editor

Cantillon is a trading name of Stirling Andersen Ireland. Cantillon is offering recruitment services across 14 locations around the world. Darragh Everard is employed by the Irish entity with whom his contract of employment lies and is working remotely in Barbados.



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