The Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI), the professional body for managers within the hospitality and tourism industry in Ireland, is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Bowler FIHI as the 29th President of the organisation, leading through the next era of hospitality, after what has been a critical time for the industry.
Brian has very strong credentials in the hospitality industry. A native of Kerry, hospitality is in Brian’s DNA, growing up in his family’s B&B in Dingle and he began
Huge thanks to Izz, Eman and all the team at Izz Café on George's Quay and the support and solidarity shown by the local community in Cork for the people of Gaza. As a result of recent violence, 256 Palestinians, including 66 children lost their lives with 1,900 people injured. The Cork community donated €7,000 to Trócaire's Gaza Crisis Appeal at Izz Café who gave proceeds of all desserts and coffees sold on Sunday, 16th May. Donations are helping to purchase medical supplies, medicines, food parcels,
SERVE’s annual flagship fundraiser ‘Flip Flop Appeal’ 2021 took place in May and crossed the fundraising target raising a total of €3,740.
Our heartfelt gratitude for everyone’s generous donations to the Flip Flop Appeal. Your donations go a long way in helping SERVE to support the numerous partners we work with during this pandemic. The development work doesn’t stop. Our partners exhibit a resilience that inspires us and our volunteers who’ve worked with them.
The "Flip Flop Appeal" reached the
In light of the recent cyber-attack on the HSE, it is understandable that businesses may have concerns about digital security and if they have the ability to defend against a similar attack. Radius Cork Regional Director, Kevin O’Regan comments, “As businesses of all sizes continue to operate remotely or using a hybrid model, there is an increased chance of your business falling victim to a cyber-attack. While it can be difficult to protect against cyber-attacks, it is possible to educate your staff so
-Eli Lilly Awarded Cork Company of the Year 2021-Cork Chamber has today announced the overall winner of Cork Company of the Year 2021 as Eli Lilly along with the 4 individual category winners. The coveted Cork Chamber awards, which are sponsored by Vodafone Ireland, were presented at a ceremony livestreamed by media partner the Irish Examiner. A change from the usual glamour of City Hall, the awardees were no less honoured to receive their prestigious awards.
Cork Emerging Company of the Year 2021 is
Our vision at SERVE is to promote social commitment towards equality, justice, and sustainable development. We help to achieve this through our work in partnership with the Association of People with Disability (APD) situated across Bangalore, India. SERVE works in solidarity with partners based within different communities. With the expertise of our partners, we look at the root causes of social injustices to support existing or new programmes that help our partners empower the marginalised and
Leading architecture firm, Wilson Architecture, headquartered in Cork, scooped the top award in two categories at the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2021, hosted online on May 20th, including the top accolade of “Building of the Year” for their work on JCD’s Penrose Dock Office Scheme in Cork City.
As well as taking home the award for “Building of the Year”, which saw them compete with the winners from each of the competition’s 28 categories; Wilson Architecture’s work on Penrose Dock also
Thermo Fisher Scientific has appointed Shane Buckley as its new Senior Human Resources Manager for Irish operations. With over 20 years’ HR experience, Shane will be responsible for leading the HR team that serves the global life sciences company’s operations in Ireland, which has a 560-strong workforce nationwide. His appointment comes at a time of growth for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Ireland, with its largest Irish site — a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) in Cork — seeing a
Businesses who serve food including hotels, cafes and restaurants are now eligible to apply for a grant to help facilitate outdoor dining.
Announced by the Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin TD in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, the grant will average about €4,000 for each premises. We have a range of outdoor seating and dining tables to help your business stand out from the competition.
Weatherproof, stylish and available in a range of colours and sizes, we have the solution for your business as
Funding, Planning and Appeals Mechanisms Must be Reformed for Delivery
If Cork is to remain globally competitive and fulfil its role nationally as set out in the National Planning Framework (NPF), significant Government investment that is focused and targeted to unlock the region’s potential is required. In a recent submission to the National Development Plan (NDP) review, Cork Chamber recommended a ‘most ambitious’ approach must be taken to capital investment spending for the region.
Marked Improvement in Business Confidence83% of respondents indicate business confidence, up from 68% in Q343% experienced a decrease in turnover in Q4 2020, with 29% of respondents anticipating an increase during Q1 202127% of respondents indicated a reduction in employee numbers in Q4 202038% indicate their businesses will be affected by the increased cost of sourcing products/ supplies from the UK post Brexit, customs duties, or VAT chargesWith sustainability in mind, the majority of business
-Cork Chamber Awards to Recognise Success Stories in a Challenging Year-The Cork Company of the Year Awards, run by Cork Chamber in association with Vodafone Ireland, have been launched and will remain open for applications until February 22nd. Having become the most esteemed business awards in the region, the robust judging process will take place remotely and deliberations will reveal some of the great success stories in the business community. Running for over 20 years, the awards celebrate the best of
Bob Savage, Vice-President and Cork Site Leader at Dell Technologies has been honoured with the Cork Chamber ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business Award 2020’, sponsored by EY.Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber said of the announcement, “A true icon of the technology industry, Bob Savage has enjoyed an international career, and all from Cork. He has ensured that an entire sector has been able to develop from Ireland. Bob sat on the board of the American Chamber and Enterprise Ireland and has been