FRIDAY, November 28th is deadline day for applications for the Online Trading Voucher (OTV) scheme which was rolled out by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork this summer. The OTV scheme offers small businesses and retailers the opportunity to apply for match funding to the value of €2,500 to develop and improve their online trading presence.
Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has said that the Irish fisheries sector is to benefit from a successful trade mission to China by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD. “The Government led trade mission to China has been really positive for our fisheries sector. Today in Qingdao city, Minister Coveney opened the opened the largest ever Irish pavilion at the China Seafood &
Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Dr. Seán McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd will present at their upcoming Breakfast Briefing on Tuesday November 11th at 7:30am in the West Cork Hotel. The presentation, “European Funding for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)” will focus on opportunities for Irish companies and will provide an overview of the European funding that is available for research and innovation. Horizon
CANADIAN software company OpenText has announced a major expansion of its Irish operations with the establishment of a new Global Customer Support Centre in Cork, with the creation of 105 skilled jobs but the move will see the company leave its West Cork base where it currently employs 15 people at the West Cork Technology Park in Clonakilty.
LOCAL Labour T.D Michael McCarthy today welcomed the securing of €800 million in funding for Irish small and medium sized enterprises by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. The SBCI is a state-owned banking corporation which will provide tailored loans and innovative financial products for SMEs at more favourable rates than currently available. While €800 million in funding is being announced today, the legislation allows for up to €5 billion
Pictured celebrating at Caulfields Supervalu Bandon after being awarded the best business group of the year in the EIQA National Q Mark awards were staff members with Lorraine Kenny HR Mgr and Andrew Fallon, General Mgr. Pic: Denis Boyle
Mountain Man Brewing, a brewing company producing and marketing craft beer based in Renanirree in the Muskerry Gaeltacht is among the seven finalists in the Cork Innovates entrepreneurship award. The €30,000 bursary purse will provide the winning company with a suite of services from advertising, financial advice, mentoring, PR, mobile and data packages, Cork Chamber membership supports, along with a cash investment.
JOB creation, developing enterprises and improving the economic landscape of West Cork were some of the main topics discussed at the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) forum entitled “West Cork: Surviving of Thriving?” at Kilmacsimon. The forum took an in-depth look at the current trends and statistics for West Cork and how the Region can progress.
THE inaugural “Crafts from the Wild Atlantic Way” exhibition opened at Cork Airport recently. The exhibition by Cork Craft & Design, which showcases the best of locally produced craft, was opened by the Mayor of County Cork Cllr Alan Coleman and will run for two weeks until the 28th October. Cork Craft & Design is a social enterprise supporting over 120 craftspeople living and working in Cork city and county.
CLONAKILTY based solicitors McCarthy & Co. have again been awarded Gold Standard in the prestigious Q9000 Quality Assurance mark for lawyers. While approximately 15% of all law Irish firms have some form of quality assurance only 10 firms in Ireland have achieved the elite Q9000 standard which is the highest level of quality assurance available in the Irish marketplace. McCarthy & Co. achieved Gold Standard at this highest level placing