As a new year begins, we would like to wish you and your team every success for the year ahead. We at Cork Chamber are looking forward to another year of collaboration and partnership as, together, we work to enhance Cork as an excellent place for business to thrive.
Cork Chamber's Quarterly Economic Trends survey is now open to member responses. Responses from senior business managers and owner managers at the close of Q4 (October, November, December) are valuable to measure business sentiment, responses to the changing business environment and to informing Chamber policy priorities and strategy into the future.
We also ask a number of short questions on recruitment trends in your company over the past 12 months.
Cork Chamber’s Sustainable Cork Programme is designed to set a vision for a more sustainable and resilient Cork, empowered by a thriving business community. As part of this initiative, we have committed ourselves to furthering five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ensuring diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is an integral aspect of several SDGs. While DEI is a much discussed topic in the business community, we wanted to understand the true progress being made by companies in the DEI space. The results of this research inform how we can better support our members on their own DEI journeys.
Join Networking expert, Kingsley Aikins for this informative session as he breaks down the fundamentals of networking and sets out a precise Four Step Process on how to build a strong and diverse network.
If you would like to improve your networking skills, learn how to make meaningful business connections or simply want to start the new year on a positive note, then this masterclass is for you!
This virtual event in collaboration with the Marketing Institute Cork will feature Simon Moriarty, Director of Trends EMEA at Mintel. The session will look at Mintel’s market trend analysis and prediction research which is grounded by observations of the key drivers of consumer behaviour and backed by their robust data sets.
Get an insight into predicted Consumer Trends and ensure your market strategies are in the right place for 2022!
This Practical Productivity training course will provide you with a totally practical and workable solution to managing your workload and time more effectively. Do not let e-mail control your day - instead, you can take control through the customisation of MS Outlook and by using various features & tools within Outlook.
The experience in this programme is as close as you can get to having a personal coach. You begin presenting from almost the moment you begin session 1. You present at least six times over the course of 3 full half-days. Your presentations are recorded and evaluated. You get expert, one-on-one coaching privately at the end of each presentation.
Our Interview training programme is suitable for HR personnel and other employees involved in the recruitment and selection process. This programme is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective interviews in an organisational setting. The course will provide participants with the tools and techniques necessary to ensure that the interview is well structured and the right person hired.
In this issue we bring you up-dates from our 202nd AGM, our Financial Services showcase and other recent events. News from our members, updates on developments, and views on realising the vision held for our city region.
We look forward with optimism to 2022 with a line up of activities designed to help our members stay connected, informed, upskilled and growing.
Enjoy reading our quarterly magazine and log on to www.corkchamber.ie to find more about how we support our 1,200 members.
A great deal of work has been undertaken on the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme throughout the course of 2021.
Traffic volumes have increased with the wider reopening of society in the last quarter of this year. With traffic volumes now over 90% of pre-pandemic levels and still increasing motorists are reminded of the availability of the “Dunkettle Live” traffic app. In addition to live camera feeds, real time journey duration information is also available for all of the main routes approaches to the Dunkettle interchange Roundabout.
On the 15th of Dec 2021 the UK Government decided to extend, on a temporary basis, the current arrangements for moving goods from the island of Ireland to Great Britain, while discussions between the UK and EU on the operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol are ongoing.
Irish businesses exporting to the UK should continue to prepare for the introduction of new UK import and customs controls in 2022, and in preparation hauliers must continue to register for the Goods Vehicle Movement System (GVMS) and to apply for a GB Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number.
NI-CO are currently inviting experts across Ireland to tender for the delivery of business advisory, training and development support services across a number of areas in Northern Cyprus as part of the EU project ‘Innovative Entrepreneurship and Dialogue’. If you would like to explore what opportunities there might be to deliver your expertise in Northern Cyprus visit https://nico.org.uk/procurement/ or contact Una Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.