ONE year on from the sinking of the tall ship Astrid near Kinsale a local fashion house has come up with a novel way to mark the first anniversary. Kinsale-based Mamukko who design upcycled sailcloth leather bags has launched their exclusive limited edition Astrid Tallship life raft range of bags to mark the one year anniversary.
CORK County Council’s Beacon Retail Programme for 15 Dunmanway retailers was completed in the town recently. The programme commenced in early March this year and following an onsite meeting with the business owners in the town, a strategic working document was tailor made for each individual outlet. This document was designed by an external expert team who specialise in the retail industry and for the duration of the programme,
Bord Iascaigh Mhara Seafood Development Centre invests in new forming and breading technology to add value to Irish seafood
BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the development agency for the Irish Seafood Sector, is leading the way in assisting Irish Seafood companies to develop innovative added value seafood products. BIM’s custom built Seafood Development Centre (SDC) based in Clonakilty has recently invested in reformed and breading technologies as the abundance of pelagic, whitefish, and other fish and shellfish species on our doorstep, presents a considerable opportunity to produce convenient, market-ready concepts
Local enterprise offices on the hunt for Cork’s best young entrepreneurs, with €150k investment fund up for grabs
ARE you under 30? Do you have a business idea or existing business? Do you want to compete for a part of Cork’s €150,000 investment fund and be considered in the shake-up for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur? If you answered ‘yes’ to these three questions, then your Local Enterprise Office in Cork wants to hear from you!
CLONAKILTY-based outsourcing company South Western (SWS) has announced the creation of 260 new jobs with the opening of its new office in Little Island near Cork city. One hundred posts are to be filled immediately with an additional 160 jobs coming on stream over the next two years. The new jobs will bring its total workforce up to 1,100 employees.
WEST Cork businesses are being urged to take their slice of Ireland’s €4 billion online sales market through the launch of the Online Trading Voucher Programme. The scheme is being rolled out by the local enterprise offices in Cork City and County and offers small businesses funding to the value of €2,500 up to a maximum of 50% of the total cost to develop and improve their online trading
CLONAKILTY based accountancy practice O’Mahony Donnelly has secured a prestigious quality mark from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global professional body with 162,000 members in 173 countries. O’Mahony Donnelly has been awarded ACCA Quality Checked status for demonstrating high standards in all aspect of their business, following a rigorous inspection by ACCA officials.
A WEST Cork craft business ‘little green dot’ have this week been nominated for two national awards. Little green dot, based in Clonakilty, West Cork, have been operating since October 2013, creating beautiful and unique handcrafted toys and baby gifts.
THE Skibbereen Chamber has announced the launch of a new 60 + discount card giving the over 60s a substantial 10% discount at a wide range of retailers in the town every Tuesday. There is an initial €2 administration fee for signing up and there is a minimum spending limit of €10 to avail of the discount.
PICTURED at the Dunmanway Enterprise Network (DEN) Breakfast Meeting at the Parkway Hotel were Guest Speakers, Maria Carolan from Local Gift Cards and Erin Kelly Ashworth from Employability West Cork with committee members, John Collins, Peter Walsh and Padraig McCarthy.