Cork Chamber CONNECTS with Tralee Chamber
Tues 5th March | 12pm-1pm | Online
Join us for this virtual networking journey to Tralee, where you will meet other Cork Chamber members and also get the exciting opportunity to connect with Tralee Chamber Alliance members.
Members can log in from wherever they are to e-network and make meaningful connections with other businesses and like-minded individuals outside of their region.
Virtual Mission: Offshore Wind - Ireland and the UK
Wed 21st Feb | 10am-11am | Online
The Enterprise Europe Network at Cork Chamber, in collaboration with Innovate UK welcome you to join our virtual trade mission, to bring Irish and UK companies from the offshore wind industry together.
This is a unique opportunity to generate valuable business contacts and contracts, focusing on current and future developments in the Irish and UK market.
Business Breakfast with Professor John O'Halloran, President, University College Cork
Thurs 22nd Feb | 7.30am-9am | The Kingsley Hotel
Join us for our first Business Breakfast of 2024 to hear from Professor John O'Halloran, President, University College Cork, an academic leader with an ambitious vision for the future of higher education, an advocate for inclusivity in education, focused on the transformative power of collaboration and forging a sustainable future.
Navigating A Rapidly Changing Landscape: HR & Employment Law Updates
Thurs 15th Feb | 10am-11.15am | Online
Join Joe O’Loughlin, Senior HR & Employment Law Consultant, Adare Human Resource Management as he discusses the Code of Practice on the Right to Request Remote Working, the latest developments and regulations under the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act, the Sick Leave Act along with other recent employment law changes
Whether you're a business owner, manager or a HR professional, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay informed and compliant in today's rapidly changing landscape.
Cork Company of the Year Awards 2024
The Cork Chamber Cork Company of the Year Awards celebrate the success of our vibrant and diverse business community. Over the past 4 weeks we have profiled the finalists in each of the four categories - Emerging, SME, Large and International. The winner of each category, along with the overall Cork Company of the Year will be announced at the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner this coming Friday, February 9th. Congratulations to all of the finalists, and we look forward to the awards ceremony. Many thanks to our awards sponsor Vodafone Ireland and our media partner the Irish Examiner for their continued support.
International B2B Event: Anuga FoodTech
19-22 March │ Cologne, Germany & Online
The Enterprise Europe Network at Cork Chamber are co-organising the international "Future of Food - Sustainable FoodTech Solutions" at the Anuga FoodTech trade fair. This is the worlds only supplier fair that covers all aspects of food and beverage production - from process technology, packaging technology and food safety to digitalisation and intralogistics.
Join us in Cologne, Germany or online to connect with potential international business partners.
Consultation on the offshore renewable energy (ORE) Future Framework Policy Statement
Open until 19 Feb
The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications is gathering stakeholder feedback on the overarching framework for the development of offshore wind in Ireland. The framework aims to deliver 20GW by 2040 and 37GW by 2050. We urge our members to engage with this consultation by making their own submission or getting in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 February.
CRU Publishes Consultation on Uisce Eireann’s Non-Domestic Tariff Framework
Bill impacts will occur under the new proposed water and wastewater tariffs
Public Consultation on the Draft Tree Strategy
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) recently published a consultation on Uisce Éireann's Non-Domestic Tariff Framework. You can find the consultation here.
The CRU asked Uisce Éireann to revise the framework for creating tariffs for non-domestic connections, incorporating current revenue and customer input data. The updated framework also aims to propose new trade effluent charging arrangements that offer stronger incentives to reduce pollutants and volume in Uisce Éireann's wastewater network, addressing shortcomings in the current arrangements.
Under the new proposed water and wastewater tariffs and the proposed bill capping, the following bill impacts would occur:
- Annual bills for 91.6% (172,837) of non-domestic customers will increase by less than €250.
- Annual bills for 4.3% (8,100) of non-domestic customers will increase by between €250 and €500.
- Annual bills for 3.7% (6,986) of non-domestic customers will increase by between €500 and €5000.
- Annual bills for 0.4% (702) of non-domestic customers will increase by €5,000 a year or more.
The above impacts will vary for reasons outlined in the consultation including usage, however as outlined above only the large users (which represent 0.4% of the 188,000 non-domestic customers affected) will face the highest increases. The CRU has engaged with Uisce Éireann to ensure there are measures in place to help customers mitigate bill increases. These measures include providing customers with information on how to conserve water, improve efficiency of water use and wastewater disposal.
It is important to note that as part of this consultation the CRU is also proposing to end any bill capping agreements by October 1, 2026.
If you have any feedback that can inform our submission on this consultation, please let us know by contacting email@example.com
Open until 16 Feb
Cork City Council is currently seeking feedback on the Draft Tree Strategy until 16th February. Trees play a crucial role in mitigating air pollution, enhancing climate resilience, supporting local biodiversity, preventing flooding and improving water quality, improving mental health and overall wellbeing.
Member Price €250
Wed 21st Feb | 12.30pm-1.30pm | 4 sessions | Online
Brought to you by award winning Sustainability Strategist, Pat Kane of Pragmatica, this practical four part webinar series will introduce your businesses to sustainability and increase capabilities on your team so you can start to consider what it is you need to do in 2024 and beyond with practical tips for your business.
ChatGPT for Marketing
Member Price: €50
Thurs 7th March | 10am-12pm | 4 sessions | Online
Attend this course and find out how you can use ChatGPT in your business to help with creating and implementing your digital marketing strategy.
Irish Examiner Special offer