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.
WEST Cork mums who are thinking about setting up a business or have a business idea are being invited to two Mumpreneur workshops which are being held in Clonakilty and Bantry on June 9th and 10th by the Local Enterprise Office, Cork North & West. The half day workshops are aimed at mothers who would like to explore the possibilities of running their own business which would also allow
DOZENS of West Cork women attended the women in business networking event held recently at the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen. The event was organised and run by the local enterprise office as part of their ongoing commitment to supporting women in business. Those in attendance, both start-ups and well established businesses, came from various sectors including craft, food, solicitors, bankers, retailers, local service businesses and those in the hospitality sector.
A WEST Cork firm of solicitors were winners at the finals of the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2014 held recently. McCarthy & Co., Solicitors, Clonakilty had been shortlisted for the finals in this year’s awards in the Legal Website of the Year and Best Small Firm in Munster categories. This is the second year in a row that the firm has been shortlisted. Last year they were shortlisted in the
WEST Cork seafood companies are set to benefit to the tune of €520,748 as part of a national €2.4Million in grant aid just announced for the development of seafood industry. Twenty companies will benefit from the 2014 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme, four of which are based in Cork including Castletownbere Fishermen’s Co-Op who will receive €289,228 towards their overall expenditure of €964,096; Keohane Seafood Ltd is set to receive €111,520
A local independent pharmacy, Brookes Pharmacy Bandon is being acknowledged for the extensive range of services that it provides to its customers. The Irish Pharmacy News Awards are held annually, and this year, Brookes Pharmacy is down to the final three pharmacies in the country for the Innovation and Services Award. This is a great honour, as the competition was very high, according to Ciara from the IPN. Norman
IN the coming weeks 10 entrepreneurs from the Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme in Macroom are graduating and preparing themselves and their companies to set foot into the business world. Since September 2013, this year’s programme has guided the budding business men and women through the various stages of setting up their own companies and they will now enter the corporate world armed with the support and skills that they have