Businesses help explain the ‘Power of Science’ at the Science and Technology Festival

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The 17th Galway Science and Technology Festival, part of National Science Week, involving over 180 events and 35,000 primary and secondary school students will take place from November 10-23 this year. This year’s festival will explore and celebrate the ‘Power of Science’ at events in schools, colleges, research institutes, companies and community centres across Galway City and county.

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Businesses help explain the ‘Power of Science’ at the Science and Technology Festival

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Businesses planning to enter the SCCUL Enterprise awards are being urged to submit their entries as soon as possible. The deadline for entries to the innovative awards programme which celebrates entrepreneurship and rewards local enterprise is 5.30pm on Monday November 3.

Launched last month, the competition is already attracting a strong level of interest from businesses intent on claiming the €10,000 cash top prize. This year organisers have developed a new web interface to facilitate easy of entry for awards applicants.

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Voluntary work – worth the effort?

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Q: Some time ago, I was invited to do some work that relates to my hobby. It involved short pieces work on an on-going basis, and one particularly intense bout that required me to take annual leave. So I’ve made a big commitment to this new role – and, to my surprise, I haven’t been paid. I understood there was a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ that I would get paid, but nothing has been forthcoming. As it happens, I am not overly concerned about the money, but I think it would represent some measure of appreciation for what I do. My friends think I’m mad, but I’m wondering if I should continue to do it because the work relates to my hobby and helps me build up good contacts. Any thoughts? (NP, email).

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Women growing business together at National Women’s Enterprise Day

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Creating connections, building business, inspirational talks, mentoring and advice are just a few of elements you can expect at the National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2014.

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Get focused — free seminar in Ballybane Enterprise Centre on goal setting

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Do you wonder how some people succeed when others don’t? Do you want to know how to stay focused on your goals even when life gets in the way? If so, don’t miss next week’s free workshop in Ballybane Enterprise Centre on Thursday October 23.

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O’Toole Refrigerated Transport wins major national award

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

O’Toole Refrigerated Transport’s attention to detail in a complex business such as seafood distribution was rewarded by winning the Fleet Transport Irish Haulier of the Year 2015 award, in association with Rosslare Europort.

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SCCUL offers massive prize package for Galway-based entrepreneurs

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

At the launch were  Colm Feeney SSL Logistics; Frank Lohan, Frank Lohan Accounting and Sarah Roarty, N17. Pic: Andrew Downes

A €50,000 prize package is on offer to Galway-based entrepreneurs in the fifth year of an innovative competition aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship and rewarding local enterprise.

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Digital Marketing worth thousands to help SMEs enhance online presence

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Online trading vouchers to the value of €2,500 are now available for small businesses through your Local Enterprise Office.

The Local Enterprise Office Galway is marking SME Week October 13-15 with a roadshow around Galway which will provide information on Digital Marketing: what is it and how to use it for your business.

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KPMG Galway expansion as it moves to new premises at Dockgate

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

KPMG is the leading business advisory firm in the West of Ireland with a presence in Galway which is now in its 35th year. The Galway office has over 70 professionals providing audit, tax and advisory services to a wide range of clients in the BMW and Mid West region.

Due to its continued expansion, KPMG are relocating to much larger premises at Dockgate, Dock Road, Galway. This move reflects their confidence in the region and the continued success of their clients which range from dynamic private and family owned businesses to leading multinationals.

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Calling all Galway start ups — and win expertise and mentoring

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

The Irish Times and AIB are calling out to all entrepreneurs to enter a special start up competition to earn a place in AIB Start Up Academy in association with The Irish Times. Budding entrepreneurs who are successful will benefit from the best expertise and weekly hands on mentoring from the Irish Times and AIB.

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Three hundred businesses expected to attend west of Ireland’s largest business networking event

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Registration is now open for MeetWest 2014, the largest business networking event in the West of Ireland this year. Hosted by Galway City Council, MeetWest 2014 is a two-day business networking forum taking place at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway on November 20th and 21st 2014.

Organised in partnership with the local authorities, local enterprise offices and state development agencies in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, MeetWest brings together a wide range of companies from the West of Ireland and further afield to network and do business. Now in its 4th year, organisers have tailored this year’s programme to maximise new and innovative networking opportunities for attendees in a variety of formats.

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Three hundred businesses expected to attend west of Ireland’s largest business networking event

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Brendan McGrath, chief executive Galway City Council; Christina Lynch, Mayo County Council; Kevin Kelly, chief executive, Galway County Council; and Una Ni Chuinn, Roscommon County Council

Registration is now open for MeetWest 2014, the largest business networking event in the West of Ireland this year. Hosted by Galway City Council, MeetWest 2014 is a two-day business networking forum taking place at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway on November 20th and 21st 2014.

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Ballybane seminar to help businesses to deliver polished and persuasive presentations

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

In business, tough times bring about rapid changes and they must be communicated effectively. October’s evening business seminar in Ballybane Enterprise Centre aims to prepare business-owners prepare to give a polished and persuasive presentation ready for any audience at any time.

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Internet users must switch off to beat addiction, say counsellors

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Internet users must learn to switch off and overcome their online addiction, according to the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

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Learn to look and feel fabulous with The Look Academy

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

With a mission to assist women in discovering the secrets of feeling empowered from the inside out, The Look Academy launches its national premiere event in Galway. Four of Galway’s leading businesswomen have joined forces to develop a concept that will share valuable industry knowledge, skills and attitude in a workshop environment through The Look Academy Projects. Each Project will encompass the elements of health, fitness, style, beauty and wellbeing, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the daily lives of each participant.

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Honda reveals new compact HR-V for Europe

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Honda has revealed the first images of the brand’s new European version of its small SUV ahead of its world premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month. The HR-V is Honda’s new entry into Europe’s fast-growing small SUV segment.

The unique exterior design of the new HR-V prototype echoes that of a coupé, with sharp, dynamic lines that link the sleek upper body with the stable and planted lower body. This coupé-like elegance is achieved without compromising the interior practicality of the car.

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Galway construction works are urged to heed new safety campaign

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

A new health and safety campaign aimed at increasing ‘Safety at Heights’ on construction sites is being rolled out around the country. Falls from heights were responsible for 24 of the 42 construction related deaths that occurred in the last five years. Pictured at the launch of the campaign were (left to right) - Martin O’Halloran, chief executive of the Health and Safety Authority; Eddie Kelly, managing director of the Grafton Group; and Tom Parlon, director general of the Construction Industry Federation. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

A new health and safety campaign aimed at increasing ‘Safety at Heights’ is being rolled out on construction sites throughout Galway. Falls from heights were responsible for 24 of the 42 construction related deaths that occurred in the last five years (57 per cent of all construction fatalities) and a disproportionate number of these accidents have happened on small sites and maintenance type jobs.

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Galway business secures funding boost through Linked Finance

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Padraig Fahy and Úna Ní Bhroin owners of Beechlawn Organic farm who will shortly secure funding of a loan of €20,000 via peer-to-peer lending company Linked Finance.

Linked Finance, Ireland’s leading peer-to-peer online lending company, is delighted to announce that Beechlawn Organic farm, a business based in Ballinasloe will shortly secure funding of a loan of €20,000 via the Linked Finance platform. The business, which specialises in organic fruit and vegetables, will now invest the money in further development of the packing and office facilities, a down payment on a new refrigerated delivery van and a new computer for the office.

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Free training scheme for construction workers in restoration of stone buildings

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

The Traditional Building Skills Training Scheme (TBSTS) is a pilot programme being run by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in conjunction with four local authorities.

Galway County Council has been selected as one of the four local authorities. The council has facilitated the setting up of the Workhouse TBSTS at the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna. A project manager has been appointed who together with a conservation/restoration specialist will be responsible for the delivery of the training scheme.

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Galway retailers in Irish Times shortlist of Best Shops in Ireland

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Galway businesses McCambridges, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and My Shop...Granny Likes It, have made it to the much coveted shortlist of the Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland.

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