McGorisks officially launch newly refurbished store

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

McGorisks Pharmacies, the Athlone-based pharmacy business, has just completed a refurbishment of its Irishtown store.

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Baby steps to help you through career fog

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Q: I’ve been doing the same job for the past 25 years - retail sales. I was reared in it and about 15 years ago I inherited the family shop. It’s all I know, and, to be honest, I am very happy doing it. But it’s fairly obvious my business is going downhill in these difficult times and I’m thinking about going before I am shoved, so to speak. But I have no idea what I might do next, and no clue where to start. Any tips - and I mean ‘early-stage’ stuff, not advanced? Baby steps. (DR, email)

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Centra spent €8 million in Westmeath communities in 2013

Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Centra spent €8 million in local communities around its 13 stores across County Westmeath in 2013. Centra’s ‘Community Impact Study’ shows this contribution is made through a combination of payments to local suppliers, acquisition of local business services, wages, charitable donations, and local sponsorships.

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Westmeath has 21.6 per cent increase in car sales in 2014 according to SIMI report

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

A new report by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with DoneDeal has shown that new car sales in Westmeath have increased by 21.6 per cent for the first half of 2014. The Second Quarter Motor Industry Review for 2014, compiled by economist Jim Power, shows that 1,116 cars have been sold in Westmeath in the first six months of the year, compared with just 918 for the first half of 2013.

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A career in make-up artistry

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginners to advanced levels, and is constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends.

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Slips, trips, and falls by far the main cause of public liability accidents in 2013

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

In Westmeath, €733,000 was awarded in respect of 26 public liability claims in 2013. The average award made was €28,204.

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Hermitage Clinic now employing

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Lucan based Hermitage Medical Clinic is looking for nursing staff as it continues to develop and expand its services.

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Midlands companies only win 1 per cent of public sector contracts

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Deputy Denis Naughten who hosted a free seminar in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Tuesday, July 1, announced that only 1 per cent of SMEs in the Midlands win public sector contracts, according to research from TenderScout.

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Businesses in Westmeath paid their bills 10th fastest in first quarter 2014

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Irish businesses improved their payment performance by almost four days in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest insights from Experian, the global information services company.

Businesses in the Republic of Ireland paid invoices on average 18.44 days beyond invoice terms during January, February, and March 2014, compared to 22.40 days during the last three months of 2013. However, the year on year figures show a more significant improvement, with businesses increasing their payment performance by almost seven days on average, from 25.39 days beyond terms in the first quarter of 2013 to the current 18.44 figure.

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Fresh food options at The Prince

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The Prince Bar head chef Darren Hollywood with his team Sanil, Theresa, Liz, Colm, Sam, and Nerus

The motto at the Prince Bar and Kitchen is ‘Fresh ingredients, freshly prepared’, and their delicious lunch options certainly live up to their reputation for fresh, wholesome food.

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Start ups and entrepreneurs wanted for the AIB start-up academy

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

AIB and The Irish Times have collaborated to launch the AIB Start up Academy, a new initiative to support entrepreneurs across Ireland. AIB and The Irish Times are working together to build a nationwide community of entrepreneurs from all sectors and with all levels of experience.

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Westmeath-based social entrepreneur competes for €600,000 prize fund

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

A Westmeath-based social entrepreneur has been short-listed for the prestigious Social Entrepreneurs Ireland annual competition sponsored by DCC plc. This year the competition had over 200 entries with 50 being shortlisted to attend a bootcamp in Dublin.

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