Annual Shine a Light Night event returns to Spike Island for Business Leaders on October 15th
Shine A Light Night also appeals to local companies, employees and individuals to join and sleep out across Cork
Focus Ireland and Bord Gáis Energy are calling on business leaders, companies, employees and individuals across Cork to sleep out for one night on Friday October 15th – to help raise funds for vital homelessness services. Recent figures from the Department of Housing report that 413 people are
Cork Chamber of Commerce member Masterkabin Ltd are celebrating 30 years in business this September.
Masterkabin was founded in 1991 by Managing Director Anthony O’Donovan. Today it has grown into Munster’s leading providers of Modular, Off-Site and Portable buildings solutions.
Commenting on the 30 year anniversary, Anthony said ‘We have survived two recessions and a worldwide pandemic so we must be doing something right! I am very lucky to have a fantastic team with me here at Masterkabin
We're extremely excited that the Cork Global Goals Youth Village is now open to visitors in the grounds of the Scala Retreat and Conference Centre in Blackrock, Cork. For almost 1 year now, a group of Cork-based volunteers have been working together to create a Youth Village to promote the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our volunteers launch this educational Global Trail on Culture Night - Fri 17th Sept. All ages welcome. Follow them on Instagram for updates. You can also
Are you too busy to improve?
As small business owners it’s easy to fall into the trap of spending all your time working IN your business.
You find one or two good clients, and they’re willing to buy as much of your time as they can get. You work for them long hours, maybe 40-60 hours per week. Then one of them changes tack, and doesn’t want your services anymore.
Suddenly your income plummets, and you have to replace them, fast. You scramble, make lots of phone calls, pay a fortune for social media
The running pods within Frontrunners Cork allows members to reconnect after lockdown
Frontrunners Cork has been chosen as “The Cork International Hotel Community Spirit Award” winner for June. The club provides a safe space for runners within the LGBT+ community to meet and run.
Frontrunners Cork was established in September 2018 and is part of Cork’s Gay Project. The club holds twice weekly runs on Saturday morning and Monday evening from Kennedy Quay and Kennedy Park. They cater for runners of
SERVE is buzzing with campaigning and planning!
Our Active 30 fundraising campaign is getting a lot of support from people all over Ireland. Please help our campaigners raise €3,000 to cover the operational costs of the Entrepreneurship Hub, which is one of the highlights of the SERVE Skills for Youth Resilience Programme 2021-2024 in collaboration with Young Africa.
Please Make a donation here.
We're also very excited this week because preparations for Cork Culture Night 2021 are well underway. Our
Over 60% of non-native English speakers working in Ireland say they need to work harder than their Irish peers to progress in the workplace, according to research published by AllTalk Training.
AllTalk Training is a training provider that specialises in communication and collaboration for multicultural workplaces.
It conducted focus group research with 80 non-native English speakers from across 24 countries, including Brazil, Spain, Germany, and India. The vast majority of participants (81%) have
As part of Ireland’s National Heritage Week celebrations, Irish International Trading Corporation (IITC) has handed over an extensive collection of archive materials to Cork City Library, ensuring that the rich history of the 101-year-old company will be maintained for generations to come. Local historian and Cork City Councillor Kieran McCarthy has also presented copies of his new book to the library, Irish International Trading Corporation (Cork), Celebrating 100 Years which details the company’s growth
About the Campaign
Active 30 is a 30-day fundraising campaign through which we hope to raise €3000 to support the operational costs of the Entrepreneurship Hub, which is one of the highlights of the Skills for Youth Resilience Programme 2021-2024 in partnership with Young Africa.
This 30-day challenge is in support of young people who are pursuing their dreams. They have entrepreneurship goals and need all the help they can get to make their dreams a reality. Entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe and
-Government & Business Must Work Harder for Cork to Succeed-
Cork Chamber of Commerce has launched its Strategic Plan 2021-2023 with a clear vision to be a world-leading Chamber of Commerce delivering on a progressive economic, social and sustainability agenda at the heart of a vibrant business community.
After 202 years working for business, ‘Dynamic, Inspiring, Responsible, and Purposeful’ are the core values that define operations at Cork Chamber and will enable it to best represent almost 1,200
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-Viability and Affordability of Apartments Remains Unresolved by Government-
The housing crisis in Ireland requires immediate intervention with a focus on private development in parallel with social and affordable housing. In Cork no new private apartment schemes of scale have been completed since 2008. As long as viability and affordability of apartments remains unresolved by Government the delivery of new urban
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
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