Tandem is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for the “Pharma Supplier of the Year” award in the 2020 Pharma Industry Awards. This award recognises the supplier that has provided a ‘best in class’ service, solution, product or goods to Ireland’s Pharmaceutical industry.
Tandem is an innovative project management and engineering consultancy, offering best in class services in project management, engineering design, construction management, CQV, operational readiness, client representative teams
Speaking following today’s publication of the Plan for Living with COVID-19, Conor Healy, Chamber CEO said, “This Plan is a helpful step that will hopefully influence continued conscientious behaviour throughout the community, with clear indicators of how we fare that are easily communicated and understood.”
“However it is absolutely essential that Government commits to a clear pathway for aviation and tourism, which are so deeply intertwined, without any further delay. Capital expenditure, route
The Ambassador Hotel on Military Hill, St Lukes, on the North hills of Cork City has rebranded to "The Address". The Hotel has long been a member of the McGettigan Hotel Group.
Brian and Ciara McGettigan of the Irish family-owned McGettigan Hotel Group have launched a new boutique hotel brand known as “The Address Collective”.
The concept was born out of the success of the group’s Address Hotel in Dublin 1, built with an investment of €15 million in 2017.
The new brand will bring together several
Representatives from Cork event businesses have come together to offer support for colleagues in the industry who have been severely impacted by the COVID crisis and to highlight what they say is a forgotten industry, as part of a national week of awareness.
Event planners, performers, musicians, venue providers, audio visual businesses, videographers, photographers, catering companies, festival organisers, tourism representatives, promoters, event marketing professionals and others are all now
Post-Brexit, Irish companies using the UK landbridge to transport their goods to and from mainland Europe, and beyond, will need a Transit Customs Declaration. In preparation for this, SGS has developed a unique, easy-to-use digital solution for the Irish market, whereby users can create and submit Transit Declarations to the Irish Revenue customs system in advance of their journey.
Managing Director Eugene Kirwan explains “We believe SGS TransitNet is the perfect solution for Irish Businesses using
Eight towns across Cork County have been developing exciting new visions for their respective towns as part of the My Town, My Plan Community Training Programme. Community representatives from Carrigaline, Cobh, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Midleton, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen and Youghal committed to several months engagement and participation to collaborate and develop new ideas.
The Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, part of the School of Business at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) designed and
Cork City FC’s senior women’s team are looking for a main, front of shirt sponsor for 2020!
We are offering individuals and companies the chance to win the key advertising space on their jerseys for only €350 (inc VAT of €60.74)
The draw will take place on Wednesday, September 23rd at 4pm and be streamed LIVE on our Facebook page.The winner’s main shirt sponsorship package includes:Logo* featured on the front of the women’s senior team home and away kits.Media coverage with photoshoot and press release
In response to the COVID – 19 pandemic CAPPA has been evaluating its projects and processes to see how the centre could help contribute against the fight against COVID – 19. CAPPA is involved in a project with Labskin, which has been adapted to focus on detecting COVID - 19 in real time in wastewater after previously developing methods to monitoring pathogens such as E.coli in wastewater.
Five years ago, Labskin started talking about how microfluidics, photonics and artificial intelligence could be
How Kearys Hyundai can help your business Go Electric NOW!
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the future for all businesses, whether you are a large employer, SME or start-up. As well as zero carbon emissions, EVs offer so many advantages for cleaner greener driving …. and the IONIQ and KONA are so much fun to drive too!
Although the Government grant for businesses buying an EV is no longer available, Kearys Hyundai has a fantastic range of nearly new EVs and we can now pass on the €5000 grant to you through
The deadline to allow ratification of a Brexit Trade Deal is due at the EU Council meeting next month. All signs indicate that the UK is likely to leave the transition without a deal in place. And while many are rightly focused on sustaining operations through the turbulence caused by Covid-19, Cork Chamber urges businesses in the region to review and prepare their operations for the end of the Transition Period on 31 December 2020.
Welcoming the publication of the latest Brexit Readiness Action Plan
Commenting on the future outlook for air connectivity Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said:
“Cork Airport has grown over 30% in passenger numbers from 2015 to 2019 and has been consistently the fastest growing airport in Ireland. However the numbers for 2020 continue to fall dramatically below the previously forecast growth due to the ongoing pandemic.”
“To ensure that the airport continues to deliver as a strategic infrastructural asset and regional economic driver, significant marketing supports
Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defence Simon Coveney TD marked the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th birthday at a small ceremony on Haulbowline island today (Saturday 29 Aug), the Irish Naval Headquarters and home of the original ‘Water Club of the harbour of Cork’, as it was known back in 1720.
He was joined by the Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service Commodore Michael Malone, and the Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club Colin
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) doctors, nurses and staff from all over Ireland, including Cork University Hospital, took part in a charity cycle to Dublin last weekend September 3rd and 4th in aid of four charities supporting people specifically affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
The ICU 4 U Charity Cycle raised more than €100,000 for Alone (older people), Cork-based charity Breakthrough Cancer Research (new cancer treatments), Aware (mental health) and ICUsteps (ICU patient aftercare support).
CEC - Cork English College has reopened for face to face classes after 179 days away!
Having been closed since mid-March due to the Covid-19 restrictions we were thrilled to reopen the doors and welcome back our students & staff for classes. For close to 6 months classes have been conducted online with a lot of positive feedback but nothing beats working with students on a face-to-face basis.
Reopening was no simple task and involved months of Zoom calls, consultations with Health & Safety
Speaking today Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said, “The time to deliver the Dunkettle Interchange is now and it is essential that a final investment decision made without delay. Following a frustrating setback 12 months ago when the project was retendered, the time is right to now take this investment forward and enable the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy. The project will provide countercyclical support for our construction sector and is essential for the region’s long-term
The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) is delighted to launch its new – look website at www.cappa.ie. The site has been revamped to reflect the group’s broader activities combining both the fundamental science and the industry focused research strands of the centre. The new website also reflects the ever-expanding capabilities at CAPPA detailing new industry and academic research that the centre is involved in.
The new site is designed to be a one – stop portal for visitors from
Cork International Film Festival Director and CEO Fiona Clark has been named Cork Person of the Month for August. As Cork International Film Festival celebreate its 65th milesstone edition this November 4th - 15th, the award celebrates the contributions Fiona has made to the largest and longest-running film festival in Ireland. Jim Mountjoy, Founder of Cork Jazz Festival, shares the award alongside Fiona.Founded in 1956, Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) is a local, national and international
VE Studio Cork launches new virtual events space
VE Studio Cork, a new business venture resulting from a partnership between Cork’s best known event management company ‘Event Plan’ and audio visual and digital specialists CAVS, aims to help businesses reconnect with their audiences at a time when physically attending events is not possible.
Located at North Link Business Park, VE Studio Cork is a virtual event space which will enable people to experience the atmosphere they would expect from physically
CMSE Recruiter Ciara O’Dwyer & Chris Mee hand over a cheque for €2000 to Cuanlee Refuge on Kyrl's Quay, Cork.
Staff from Chris Mee Group recently completed a walkathon in aid of Cuanlee Refuge.
The challenge spearheaded by CMSE Recruiter Ciara O’Dwyer & CMSE Consultant Michael Gleeson was for the Cork and Dublin based teams to walk (privately & socially distant) from their own office location to the other respectively. This would amount to approximately 500KM total. The teams quickly exceeded the KM’s
Cork GAA and Marymount aim to paint the county red to mark the 30th anniversary of the Double
Cork GAA and Marymount Hospice are calling on Cork people to GO RED for CORK on the 16th September to mark the 30th anniversary of Cork winning the GAA double in 1990. As well as drive awareness of an outstanding athletic achievement for the county, the initiative, a brainchild of current Cork GAA hurler Conor Cahalane whose father Niall was on the winning 1990 football team, aims to raise much needed
Adare Human Resource Management has launched its annual HR Barometer survey this week and is asking HR Practitioners in Organisations with 50+ employees to take part. This is the fourth year of the HR Barometer, one of the most comprehensive research reports that examines HR issues and challenges facing Organisations.
To take part in the survey click here
The HR Barometer Survey helps shape informed HR decision-making for Organisations by providing unique insights, benchmarks and expert analysis.
Today 29 young entrepreneurs were congratulated on successfully completing the Student Inc. Accelerator Programme at Cork Institute of Technology, University College Cork and Institute of Technology Tralee.
The Accelerator Programme runs from June to August and set up to encourage students to develop and grow their innovative ideas and start their own business. Students receive €4,000 in funding (purchase equipment and a wage to offset a summer job), expert training, mentoring, office space and the
As you may be aware the Government announced on the 23rd July a Job Stimulus package and as part of that there will be a reduction in the standard rate of VAT from 23% to 21%.
This will come into effect from the 1st of September for a period of six months. We have put together an article outlining the recommended guidelines for implementing this in Sage 50, see Changing The Standard VAT Rate in Sage 50
Redundancies are tough for both employers and employees. Still, they’ve become a reality for many businesses looking to return to pre-lockdown operating levels.
If you're faced with making cutbacks, employment law consultant Peninsula can help you get the consultation process right. They've outlined the most important points in their concise and helpful 'Redundancy: How to handle the consultation process' article.
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) was introduced as part of the Government’s July Job Stimulus plan.
The EWSS could unlock vital funding for eligible businesses to help pay staff salaries as they get back to pre-lockdown operating levels.
To help you better understand and navigate this support, employment law consultant Peninsula breaks down the EWSS in their comprehensive article.
New research from Bibby Financial Services Ireland reveals concerns among Irish business owners
Almost a quarter will only be able to cover costs for the next 3-6 months
20% of SMEs believe it will be over a year before they return to pre-lockdown levels of productivity
Over half (54%) of SMEs believe social distancing has reduced their ability to take on new business. Meanwhile, despite the measures introduced under the recent July Stimulus package, 20% of Irish SMEs believe it will more than a year
Thermo Fisher Scientific will be creating 36 new high-level science, engineering and operations positions in Cork, which are to be filled in the next two months. The new roles are due to continued growth and business generation at the Cork site, which is a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO).
These new roles are for experienced professionals in the areas of science, engineering and operations, bringing the Thermo Fisher Scientific Cork workforce to over 450 employees.
We are proud to say that EDC Engineering Design Consultants Ltd. is an Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer.
EDC has been awarded the much sought after CPD Accredited Employer Standard by Engineers Ireland in recognition of their continuing professional development (CPD) strategy.
“We are very proud to have achieved the CPD Accredited Employer Standard. This achievement supports our company values as we strive to become even more progressive, dynamic, and ambitious. It is a wonderfully structured
Griffith College Cork is holding a number of Open Evenings in the coming weeks. Join us online and meet our lecturers and staff, have a chat about our range of courses, explore the facilities on campus, and see what Griffith College Cork is all about!We are holding our Open Evenings on the following dates: Wednesday, September 23rd - 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Wednesday, September 30th - 6:30pm -7:30pm.For more information, contact us on 021 450 7027 or at email@example.com.
Thomas McHugh, Director of Public Affairs commented:“The introduction of light rail has the potential to be transformative for our city region. It will bring a new level of connectivity to the Cork metropolitan area, opening up fresh opportunities for how people live, work and play in the city.The appointment of Jacob’s Engineering for the early stages of the light rail project is an encouraging step towards seeing CMATS become a reality.Light rail is arguably the flagship of CMATS, however it is essential
Identifying the issue Cork Chamber President Paula Cogan said:“In addition to our immediate public health and business supports approach, our ability to pivot to a more sustainable economy and our global reach and connectivity will define our recovery.”
Cork airport has grown over 30% in passenger numbers from 2015 to 2019 and has been consistently the fastest growing airport in Ireland. In 2020 this growth was anticipated to continue, bringing the airport to 2.8 million passenger journeys.
Cork Chamber of Commerce held its AGM on July 27th. As a largely virtual event on this occasion it was a sign of the times but the focus was steadfastly on looking forward with confidence.The AGM saw the re-election of Paula Cogan, Doyle Collection as President and the election and announcement of new officers, Ronan Murray of Deloitte as Vice President; Thia Hennessy, Cork University Business School as Honorary Secretary and Gerard O’ Donovan, CIT as Honorary Treasurer. In addition, five new board members
Cork Volunteer Centre works to support over 630 non-profit organisations across Cork City and County. On average each year 1,600 people register with our service, wanting to volunteer. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our communities and were mobilised in huge numbers during the Covid-19 crisis – delivering food and prescriptions to those cocooning; making music videos to cheer nursing home residents up; creating wellness resources online; feeding the homeless of Cork; assisting those affected by
Despite confidence in the Irish economy resting at 48% among members of the business community, and notwithstanding the pandemic, Brexit and climate change, sentiment remains high and businesses remain resolutely focused on a positive future for Cork says a major report launched today by Cork Chamber of Commerce.
Almost 1,000 people engaged in a series of sectoral think tanks and an open survey to identify the best route to a resilient and sustainable recovery for Cork. Each discussion was guided by the
Businesses in Cork have resoundingly called for an approach to Covid-19 business supports that is more tailored to fit the differing needs of business sectors. 92% of businesses surveyed by Cork Chamber reported that a more tailored approach to Covid-19 business supports is now needed.
Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said:“Initial Government swift responses to the Covid-19 restrictions on society and business were very welcome. The enhanced Illness Benefit, Pandemic Unemployment Payment and The Wage
10th July 2020 marks Tandem’s 10th Anniversary. Tandem is delighted to reach this milestone in such a strong position to enter into the next decade of its planned growth and expansion.Thank you to all who have supported Tandem during our 10 years in business. Thank you to our personnel for their hard work and dedication in building Tandem’s reputation for collaboration and delivery.Thank you to our clients, some of whom have been with Tandem since its inception in 2010. Tandem will continue to deliver a
Chambers emphasise the need to maximise the new motorway for greater sustainable transport connectivity
The M20 must continue apace and facilitate and prioritise public and active transport options, Cork and Limerick Chambers have stated.
Both Chambers continue to emphasise the need for improved intercity connectivity to decongest the existing route which passes through urban centres, and to enhance safety and journey times for logistics and other road users. They also clearly state that motorways need
Have Your Say!
There has never been a better time to create a vision for the future. A public survey launched today is asking for your opinions on the future of this beautiful County that so many of us are proud to call home. As we emerge from an emergency situation most of us had never imagined, it is clear now that our sense of community and our collective commitment has been very powerful.
The back drop to our rich communities has changed dramatically, and by June 02nd business responding to a Chamber
Chamber commends Cork business community for its resilienceCork Chamber was today (02 July 2020) awarded the title of ‘2020 Chamber of the Year’ at the Chambers Ireland annual Chamber Awards, sponsored by Zurich. The Awards recognise the outstanding work of Chambers throughout the country while providing a national platform for Chambers to share and promote how they continue to be active and excel in developing initiatives, events, campaigns and further activities that contribute to their Chamber locality
Speaking following An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant approval to the Morrison’s Island flood defence, mobility and public realm improvement scheme Thomas Mc Hugh, Director of Public Affairs at Cork Chamber said:“This decision by Ireland’s unique and independent national planning appellate body shows without reservation that the proposals to upgrade the dilapidated and car focussed sections of Morrison’s Quay and Father Matthew Quay are robust, positive and complimentary to national policy.”“A south
Paula Cogan, Cork Chamber President said; “The Programme for Government is welcome and the formation of Government cannot come soon enough as we rapidly approach end points for many COVID related supports. There is much for Chamber members to be encouraged by mirroring our pre-election Chamber manifesto with strong focus on areas such as sustainable transport, infrastructure, urban living, placemaking and competitiveness. No one individual, party or organisation will find it perfect but we all have a role
Cork Chamber, along with Chambers Ireland and the nationwide network of Chambers has today (10 June 2020) published results from a survey of the Irish business community. This survey sought to quantify and highlight the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in our towns, cities and regions across the country.
The fourth in a series, the survey has 1,320 responses and was conducted between the 28th May and 2nd June 2020.
Our latest survey took a read of the business environment in Phase 1 of our economy’s
- Additional funding welcomed by Cork Chamber -
Cork Chamber has today welcomed the announcement by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, that the Trading Online Voucher Scheme has received additional funding.
Speaking this afternoon, Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber Ireland said;“Today’s announcement by Minister Humphreys and Minister Bruton that an additional €14.2 million will be committed to the Trading Online
-No Better County To Be Stuck In-
Speaking following Governments announcements Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said:“It is a testament to the ethics and diligence of Irish business and society that there has been sufficient progress on COVID-19 control to enable the easing of restrictions that we see today. There is no finer County to be stuck in than Cork and I encourage people to enjoy our outstanding natural beauty over the coming weeks in a responsible manner. It is clear that with this freedom, a
Following the post-cabinet briefing on Friday May 29th, Cork Chamber welcomed amendments to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme while cautioning that a broader interpretation of the supports is still required.
Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO commented:
“Amends to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and continued suspension of the redundancy provisions are important steps however it is truly important that there is further and deeper focus on cashflow support measures with the rates waiver qualification
Further broadening of qualifying criteria and deepening of grant supports will be essential
Commenting today on the opening of applications for the Restart Grant, Conor Healy CEO of Cork Chamber said:
"Today, we are pleased to see the Restart Grant application process open and also to have clarity on which businesses are eligible for grant scheme application. We are encouraged that following engagement with Government over the past weeks, the criteria now includes professional service providers with a
Cork Chamber has welcomed Government’s announcement that the first phase of lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will begin next Monday, May 18th.
Speaking earlier, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said;
“Government’s confirmation that Phase 1 of reopening society and the economy will proceed on May 18th is an important first step in easing recent restrictions.
While it will be challenging for those returning to businesses, it is important that the Government protocols for reopening are followed and
Cork Chamber has today acknowledged the importance of a national protocol for returning to work with confidence.Conor Healy, Chamber CEO said, “To define our recovery locally, nationally and internationally, it is essential to have the appropriate blend of public safety measures, business supports and capital investment stimulus. By setting out a clear national return to work protocol, we are one step closer to recovery.However, as with all COVID-19 measures so far, this is a fast paced trial being put
As Cork prepares to reopen society and business in the coming weeks and months, Cork Chamber is initiating a cohesive programme that will support a sustainable and considered approach to recovery.
The Sustainable Cork Programme will comprise a cross section of activities and will be representative of the colourful and vibrant business community that gives Cork its inimitable pulse. Through sector focussed workshops and best practice research, the programme will utilise the best of ideas and initiatives
Following the most recent update to Ireland’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cork Chamber CEO Conor Healy said,“It is positive to see that the Government has moved beyond the initial response phase by setting out steps for recovery, and every business will now begin to assess and gauge their own response to this in parallel with further updates expected over the weekend. Cork Chamber will continue to engage with Government to further craft and inform the approach to recovery, noting that while today’s
Speaking on the publication of Cork Chamber and Chambers Ireland’s most recent set of Cork business data, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said,
“While it is important to recognise that the current Government measures are very helpful and appreciated by the business community, it is clear that further steps must be taken to minimise economic damage along with greater clarity on how the economic recovery plan aligns with public health requirements. Our most recent data, finalised today shows that in Cork
Today (24 April 2020) Cork Chamber & Chambers Ireland launch the latest Covid-19 Business Community Survey. The third in a series, the survey seeks quantify the economic impact COVID-19 is having on businesses around the country and better understand what supports will be needed to reboot the economy.Through this survey the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions on the Irish Business community will be tracked and by creating an evidence base. The feedback will assist policy makers and business owners guide
Speaking on the latest enhancement of Government business supports, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said; “The Government announcement of enhanced measures is necessary and welcome. Steps such as the deepening of the SBCI loan scheme to provide an extra €250m for working capital loans and €200 million for longer term loans is useful for those seeking access to loan finance. The €20m microfinance fund, with no interest or repayment for 6 months may be particularly helpful. The creation of a new €180 million
Cash-flow has been identified as the number one difficulty for Chamber members during the COVID 19 pandemic. Cork Chamber today calls on the public sector to adhere to its prompt payment policy and those in the private sector to support fellow businesses during the crisis. Extension and deepening of existing supports to a 6-month window is also essential.
Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber said,
“It is essential that the Government prompt payment policy is observed and that no business is left waiting at
Chamber Welcomes Change of Course to Keep People WorkingSpeaking following the Government announcement of measures to introduce scaled funding of up to 70% of salaries, up to a maximum of €38,000 per year, Cork Chamber welcomed this crucial step.
“We have been advocating on behalf of members for a move to keep those who can work in work and this step is a positive directional shift for government that is aligned with business thinking. Our recent Chamber survey clearly shows a move from 50% to 60% of
Cork Chamber calls on Government to continue strengthening measures to support employment and economic activity during and beyond the pandemic shock.
Speaking today Conor Healy, CEO, Cork Chamber highlighted, “The swift response of the Irish government to the initial economic shock from the Covid-19 pandemic must continue to be strengthened. The priority throughout this period is our public health services and the functioning and support of our health personnel and must remain so. Though we must also
March 2020: A new and innovative digital platform – WeSwitchU.ie – is set to make waves with energy users in Ireland. Promising to take the stress and hassle out of switching energy providers, the company assists residential customers to engage with the energy market, reducing their energy bills and carbon footprint each year.
Despite launching just weeks ago, the website, which is owned and operated by Limerick native Brendan Halpin, has already been making strides in the Irish business world. The
Speaking at Cork Chamber’s annual dinner this evening, Chamber President Paula Cogan called for political and business support for Cork to become European Green Capital by 2025.
Held in Cork City Hall, the black-tie event was attended by over 1,000 leading business and political representatives. Phillip King, curator, musician and film director, was keynote speaker at the event.Setting a target of European Capital by 2025, Paula Cogan, President of the Chamber said:
“In 2025 Cork should celebrate the
Cork Emerging Company of the Year 2020 is WorkVivoCork SME Company of the Year 2020 is AnaBioCork Large Company of the Year 2020 is Crest SolutionsCork Corporate of the Year 2020 is Irish DistillersThe most innovative of Cork businesses were tonight presented with the prestigious Cork Company of the Year Awards 2020 at Cork Chamber’s Annual Dinner held in Cork City Hall.
Over 1,000 people, including leading industry and political figures, celebrated the winners at the dinner.
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