THE owner of a popular Dunmanway local business will be running a number of promotional offers over the coming weeks following a road works ordeal which he said almost put him out of business. Peter Walsh who runs Walsh’s Londis on the Bantry Road in the town suffered a severe disruption to his trade following two months of roadworks directly outside his premises.
AROUND 250 people from 25 countries from around the world attended the International Fairtrade Town Conference in Oslo recently, where issues relating to the Fairtrade movement and how it is having a positive impact on poorer producers in the Third World were discussed. Ideas were mooted on how the message needs to be spread further onto other communities around the globe. “In 2013, a tea worker can still more »
MORE than fifty Irish companies participated this week at a SMILE Exchange event in Cork that also saw the organisation welcome its 1000th member. Irema, a manufacturer of surgical masks based in Kilmallock, Co Limerick, became the latest member of the resource exchange organisation that encourages Irish businesses to make financial savings, reduce waste going to landfill and develop new business opportunities.
THE latest ECentre in the Cork County network has been officially opened by the County Mayor Noel O’Connor in Bandon. With more than 3,000 square feet of office space equipped with high speed broadband, own door offices, hotdesking facilities and meeting room, the Bandon ECentre will be of enormous value to businesses, startups, entrepreneurs and community groups in the town and the surrounding area.
Pictured at the West Cork Hotel on Friday the 11th october 2013 Yvonne McNamara from Essential Beauty & Michael Hanley (CEO West Cork Enterprise Board) were on hand to launch the Retail networking event the WCEB will be hosting on October 22nd.
DAIRY Farmers are at a crossroads as the 2015 post quota era approaches fast. There is free advice available at the National Dairy Show this Saturday in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork. The Zoetis Budgeting & Financial Advice Clinic allows farmers to attend workshops and one to one sessions with industry leading advisers to help them with making profitable decisions going forward.
THE Chartered Accountants Cork Society has announced that the Chartered Accountants Voluntary Advice service (CAVA) is to extend its free business advisory service to West Cork. Susan O’Sullivan, a chartered accountant employed with PwC in Cork and the CAVA representative for Chartered Accountants Ireland Cork Society said, “The typical user of the service is a small business owner struggling to keep their business running.
THE recent West Cork Business Seminar organised by Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce was a sell-out event which drew over 140 business people together to listen and draw inspiration from the renowned speakers. Cormac Tobin, CEO of Celesio UK, the parent group behind the retail giant, Lloyds Pharmacy and once a protégé of the supermarket supremo Fergal Quinn set the tone for the evening and held the audience enthralled.
EARLIER this year Cork innovates, an initiative driving entrepreneurship in the Cork region, announced an increased bursary of €30,000 in business support for the winning business. Now there are only two weeks left to apply for the Cork innovates bursary, which is sure to have a very significant impact on the winning business. The Cork innovates bursary offers a wide range of services from marketing, advertising, mentoring and financial more »
THE All-Ireland winning Cork Ladies football team joined SMILE Resource Exchange this week as it prepared to welcome its 1,000th member, at an upcoming networking event at Maryborough House Hotel, Cork (Thursday, Oct 24th). Founded in 2010, SMILE encourages the exchange of resources between businesses to make financial savings, reduce waste going to landfill and develop new business opportunities.