Cork’s business community has and continues to play its part in protecting public health and supporting our national recovery. The gains to date have been hard-won by all and there is recognition that adjustments may have to be made to ensure business reopening is sustainable. Financial supports to businesses and employees have provided a lifeline to those employers and staff impacted by public health restrictions. However, as we face further delay on reopening, we look forward to the provision of clear timelines, certainty on business supports and the principles guiding Government decision-making.
Cork Digital Marketing Awards are now open for entries.These awards celebrate success and recognise the strategic, innovative and creative approaches that businesses are bringing to all digital platforms.
With 19 different categories spanning across all digital platforms, and allowing for various sized companies to enter, Cork businesses can showcase their digital innovations and achievements over the past 12 months while demonstrating the impact of digital marketing on business growth.
The theme for this year’s CDMAs is Digital Legends and will recognise the dedication demonstrated by business to tackle the challenges head on, rise above and thrive through their digital innovations, legendary ideas, and brave decisions.
Join Cork Chamber’s 'Maximise Your Membership' virtual workshop to learn how to make the most of your membership at a time when sharing information, being informed and staying connected has never been more important.
Following this workshop, members will have the opportunity to network and chat with fellow businesses across your Chamber network!
Cork Chamber Skillnet invite you to participate in our short 2 minute survey on the topic of sustainability training for businesses the Cork region. Your participation will help us identify potential sustainable skills training gaps for our region and where we can support YOU with the training you need. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated and we encourage you to engage with us.
Participants will acquire a range of supervisory and management skills, in addition to improving their interpersonal and communication skills. The programme combines proven leadership techniques with practical advice on how to maximise your team’s performance and engagement.
A submission was made on behalf of Cork Chamber to Eirgrid who are set to publish the ‘Shaping Our Electricity Future’ Roadmap. A focus of the submission was the potential of Cork Harbour in the floating offshore wind sector.
The Public Affairs team is continuing to work on Cork Chamber’s submission for the Draft Cork County Development Plan while engaging with members and including their feedback on the plan.
Little Island Sustainable Transport Interventions
Cork Chamber will be submitting a letter of support for this scheme which involves the construction of a number of sustainable transport interventions in Little Island to facilitate enhanced pedestrian, cyclist, and bus movement.We will continue valuable engagement with members based in Little Island on the public consultation.
International Chamber of Commerce Awards
The Sustainable Cork Programme was designed by Cork Chamber at the outset of the COVID19 pandemic when it quickly became clear that business supports alone would not navigate our members through the storm that was to come. The programme has helped our members to focus on building better resilience, and the Public Affairs team have entered the initiative into the ‘Best Resilience Project 2021’ category.
Enterprise Europe Network Cork is a supporting partner of Advantage Austria, the trade promotion organisation of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber for an Austrian-Irish online B2B matchmaking event for the lifesciences and engineering sectors on 15 September.
This event is focussed on supply chain diversification in Ireland’s life science and engineering sector. It provides an opportunity for Ireland’s leading life science companies to meet and connect with Austrian companies specialising in the supply of medical technology, pharma, biotech, digital and engineering solutions for the life science and engineering sector.
Participation is free, registration below required.
Revenue, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the Health Services Executive will host a webinar on 7th July 2021 to provide a review of the first six months following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.
It will take place from 9am-12.30pm and details to the webinar platform will be shared shortly. For more information please view notice from Revenue eCustoms Helpdesk <HERE>
Keep Discovering Cork
We continue to support our members in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and retail sectors over the coming months by enjoying staycations, relishing new gastro experiences, soaking up the atmosphere in the city, exploring the great outdoors and supporting local.
Check out the official tourism website for Cork - www.purecork.ie
Here are some members’ news and offers in this sector: