LOCAL retailers throughout West Cork can celebrate the dawn of a new era for their business thanks to a new Irish company, Local Gift Cards which has been launched by Clonakilty based Maria Carolan. Givealocalgiftcard.ie provides retailers and service providers with the opportunity to offer gift cards to customers from all over the world. The service has already been rolled out to towns throughout west Cork with this due to
WEST Cork based Gubbeen Farmhouse Products Ltd has been approved to receive funding of €200,000 to build a new processing plant at Gubbeen Farm, Schull, to manufacture Gubbeen Smokehouse products. The award form the West Cork Development Partnership was announced by Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.
LOCAL Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and Microfinance Ireland have announced a new collaboration designed to support small businesses across the country. The LEO Microfinance Loan will see credit on offer to small companies employing 10 people or less, at a reduced rate of interest. West Cork TD Noael Harrington has welcomed the announcement saying, “I strongly welcome the introduction of the LEO Microfinance Loan, which could be extremely beneficial to sole
Are you a craftsperson, artist or designer making quality Irish made designs and interested in entering the USA market? www.irishmadegifts.com is an online shop that represents over 60 makers of quality Irish craft. IrishMadeGifts is travelling to The Ireland Show next April 2015 to represent makers. We will be dealing directly with shop owners who are interested in Irish gift ideas.
Distribution challenges and opportunities for food businesses in West Cork will be the topic of discussion at a breakfast morning hosted by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Tuesday the 9th September. The WCDP is delighted to welcome James Burke, Ireland’s leading Food Consultant and Retail Advisor to speak at the event. The WCDP has commissioned James to conduct a “Review of
NEXT month influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). Pictured at the launch are David Tuohy, WCDP with speakers Julia Lynes, Director of EazyCity and Fabien Peyaud, co-founder of Herdwatch. Offsite 2014 will run from 9am to 3pm on Monday 29th September at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery and tickets are available
LEADING West Cork company SouthWestern has been bought by Capita, the UK’s biggest support services company. Capita has acquired SouthWestern, the leading domestic provider of outsourced managed services in Ireland from private equity group Ion Equity, for €35m
MORE than 100 Cork based small businesses were keen to take their slice of Ireland’s €4 billion online sales market in Rosscarbery at an Information seminar on the Online Trading Vouchers. 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
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,