I hope you, your families and colleagues are keeping safe and well.
This week, we are delighted to have launched the Cork Company of the Year Awards 2021.The resilience and determination shown in the business community this past year has reached new levels. Many have absorbed the shock waves of the year, and transformed that energy to grow and innovate. We look forward to sharing some of the positive business stories of the year and celebrating those successes. You can apply, or nominate a company on Cork Chamber website <here>.
Ireland's international relationships continue to evolve. The shape of our international trade with the UK is adjusting to the terms of the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement while in parallel, Ireland works to broaden and strengthen our relationships across the Single Market. It is very welcome news this week, that Brittany Ferries has announced its first...
Tomorrow we will welcome Micheal Barry, Managing Director of Ireland's largest Independent Premium Drinks Distributor, Barry & Fitzwilliam which represents an exceptional portfolio of over 120 international wine, spirit and beer brands such as; Jagermeister, BrewDog, McGuigan, Villa Maria Wines, Tia Maria and Graham Norton Gin. Don't miss this informative session to learn how to successfully market in a regulated industry.
Join Kevin O'Regan, Director - Business Development at Radius Technologies who will explain how to unlock the potential of Microsoft Teams, use it more productively and how it can support collaboration and communication while working remotely. With the rise in remote working due to Covid-19, people rely on business communications platforms like Microsoft Teams now more than ever for day-to-day internal communications.
Delivery of services and products is changing and sustainability is at the heart of future-focused, thriving businesses!
Steven O'Gara, Senior Economic Development Officer,
Dublin City Council outlines how MODOS was originally
devised to share best in class advice with SMEs on all things circular.
The MODOS circular economy programme is now available to join from 9th February with the support of Enterprise Europe Network Cork and the Sustainable Cork programme. Gain an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required to demystify the Circular Economy for you!
Organisations from every sector are welcome including food, manufacturing, construction and the built environment, electronics, plastics and packaging, retail, and textiles and fashion.
The Cork Company of the Year Awards brought to you by Cork Chamber, recognise and celebrate your success.
“This year, more than any other, it is essential that we celebrate the hard work, determination and innovation that exists in Cork businesses. The Cork Company of the Year Awards have become known for identifying entrepreneurial bravery, business ingenuity and strategic growth that have helped to build the reputation of Cork as the best place for business both nationally and internationally. Together with our sponsor Vodafone Ireland and media partner Irish Examiner we are looking forward to another vibrant and competitive awards ”Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber.
Minister Peter Burke, Minister of State for Planning and Local Government, has announced another commercial rates package for local authorities totalling €160 million for the first quarter of 2021. Minister Burke has outlined that support to businesses will be targeted to those most severely impacted, such as hospitality, leisure, childcare, personal care, entertainment, retail (excluding large supermarkets), airports, health and service stations.
The waiver of commercial rates beyond the first quarter of 2021 will be kept under review and considered in the context of public health guidelines.
Self-employed people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) who are looking to maintain their business can earn up to €960 over an eight week period, while retaining their full PUP entitlement.
There is no formal application process and a self-employed person simply needs to inform the department if they earn over €960 in any eight week period.
The EXEED Grant is now open for 2021 with Government funding of €14 million available for businesses. The grant is suitable for organisations who are planning an energy investment project and are willing to follow the EXEED Certified standard for Excellence in Energy Efficient Design.
CILT Skillnet is offering a FREE elearning course that will specifically focus on the economic operators’ responsibilities regarding Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) when importing into the customs territory of the EU and how to complete these declarations in the Import Control System (ICS).