Digital Awareness Day at AIB Bank, The Quay, Waterford


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Digital Awareness Day


Wednesday, 17th May 2017

AIB The Lab, Digital Bank

visit to AIB Bank, The Quay, Waterford


  • Online Banking & Home Insurance
  • Fundraising initiative for GAA clubs
  • Leading Retail Till Equipment
  • Demonstration for retailers
Mortgage Week at KBC Bank Waterford


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Elizabeth Cooney and Friends - String Sextet Tour begins in Waterford


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A string ensemble composed of rising international stars and seasoned pros kicks off a six venue tour of Ireland in Ireland on 16th May with a concert of Romantic string sextets by Tchaikovsky and Brahms.


The tour continues to Cork, Galway, Sligo, Navan and Dublin. To perform two magnificent works for string sextet violinist Elizabeth Cooney will be joined by an exciting array of musicians from Ireland and the UK: violinist Mairéad Hickey, international prize winner now studying at the Kronberg Academy; violists Simon Aspell of the Vanbrugh Quartet and Ruth Gibson of Ensemble 360; and cellists Brian O'Kane of the Navarra Quartet and Guy Johnston of the Aronowitz Ensemble and winner of BBC Young Musician and Brit Awards. 


The Italian lyricism and Russian virtuosity of 'Tchaikovsky's ‘Souvenir de Florence’ for String Sextet will be followed by Brahms’ Sextet No.1 in B flat, Op.18, one of the best loved works in the chamber music repertoire which is both reflective and exuberant in character. The concert in Waterford is promoted by Waterford-Music who celebrate 75 years of bringing the best of Irish and international classical artists to perform in the heart of the city. Tchaikovsky’s ‘Souvenir de Florence’.


Speaking about the event, chairman Elizabeth Twohig said, "we are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Cooney and ensemble back to our stage. It will be a brilliant conclusion to our 75th season."


Date: Tuesday, 16 May

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Waterford-Music, Large Room, City Hall, Waterford    

Cost: €15 (€5 students) at door.


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Márla Communications Branding Programme


Marla Brand Workshop

Avril Bowe joins Walsh’s Bakehouse team


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Walsh’s Bakehouse Waterford is delighted to announce the appointment of Avril Bowe as Sales and Marketing Manager. This is a new role for the company, and is part of a larger expansion plan, currently being rolled out at the long-established Waterford bakery.


Avril joins the team at Walsh’s Bakehouse this month, bringing over 20 years’ experience in hospitality sales and marketing to this iconic Waterford brand.


Speaking on her recent appointment, Avril said: “There are very ambitious expansion plans in place for the future of Walsh’s Bakehouse and I look forward to working with Dermot, Michael and all the team growing the product lines. I am also very conscious of how important the history, heritage and providence of the Blaa is, and as a proud Waterford woman, I look forward to being the story teller of this great success story.”


Commenting on her appointment, Joint MD at Walsh’s Bakehouse, Dermot Walsh said: “We are delighted to welcome Avril to the team at such an exciting time for the business. Her experience in hospitality is invaluable and we are in no doubt that she will elevate the Walsh’s Bakehouse brand to a new level, not just locally, but nationally and internationally.”


Since attaining the PGI status for the Blaa in 2014, Walsh’s Bakehouse has gone from strength to strength, exporting to the UK, Europe, and Dubai. The expanding range of products, which are being distributed nationwide through a range of leading food services companies, can now be sampled in some of Ireland’s favourite eateries, including Lough Erne Resort, Hatch & Co in Dublin and Bodega Waterford.

Business of the Week: Junior Achievement Ireland




Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) is national organisation which utilises the experience of those already in the workforce to help students of all ages to fully understand the important role that education will play in shaping their futures.


Junior Achievement (JA) programmes, facilitated by business volunteers, promote work readiness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and the value of studying STEM.


Thanks to the early support of Bausch & Lomb, the JAI journey in the South East began 18 years ago. Now with 6 offices across Ireland, JAI are the largest not for profit organisation providing CSR options in the education sector to over 160 companies across Ireland.


JAI partner with organisations of all sizes - from large multinational corporations to SMEs and public institutions - to provide CSR options which will enable supporters to inspire young minds!


Due to our partnerships with companies across the South East region, nearly 8,000 local students will experience the benefits of JA programmes by the end of the 2016/17 school year.


For information about JAI activities in the South East please see

Home Instead Senior Care shortlisted in Irish Franchise Association Awards


The Home Instead Senior Care franchise network in Ireland has been named a Finalist in the 2017 Irish Franchise Association Awards. It has been shortlisted in the Best Franchise System and Best Practice category and is testament to the quality management system and service offered by the 25 Home Instead Senior Care offices throughout Ireland. 


Emma Schutte, Operations Manager of the Home Instead Senior Care national network, is responsible for ensuring a franchise and operations system that helps creates the environment for franchise offices in Ireland to be successful and provide an unrivalled home care service.


"This award nomination is a tremendous accolade to the home care franchise model utilised by the 25 Home Instead Senior Care offices throughout the country. Historically, the organisation has been recognised for customer service; business growth and quality management systems - none of which would be possible without the very best franchise system and a commitment to best practice by every franchise owner. I would like to thank and acknowledge our franchise owners for their commitment to the franchise system and making this award nomination possible.”


Danette Connolly, Director of Care at Home Instead Senior Care Waterford said: "On a local level, I hope this award resonates with our team of home care experts and professional caregivers. These committed individuals have taken the franchise system and applied it to ensure the very best home care service is provided in the local community. They also make Home Instead Senior Care a great place to work and we would not receive this recognition without our community-based team". 


The Best Franchise System and Best Practice award is bestowed upon a franchise that evidences a way of working that enables profitable revenue growth, with a focus on operational excellence and quality standards. 


The award winner will be officially announced Friday, 19th May, at a black tie gala dinner in St Helen's, Radisson Blu in Dublin.

Pimbrook formed after marriage of two of Ireland’s most highly respected Sage partners




As of April 26th, two of Ireland’s most respected Sage partners have merged and will now be known as Pimbrook.


The marriage of Pims Business Systems and Brook Software Solutions has resulted in a dynamic new company that currently services over 1,000 customer sites. It combines Pims’ expertise in Sage 50 and Payroll with Brook’s expertise in Sage 200 and Warehouse Management.


The new company brings over seventeen years of experience to bear as an accredited Sage Developer and Reseller, responsible for developing, implementing and supporting Sage Business Management Solutions for clients right throughout Ireland.


Speaking at the official launch of Pimbrook, Managing Director Stephanie Davis commented that “the coming together of two companies that were very successful in their own right has delivered genuine synergy to our clients. They now have access to an extensive portfolio of Sage Accounting and Payroll Software, Industry Specific Solutions and the best Customer Service in the industry.”


“We now have a wider than ever portfolio of products and services - all delivered with the same level of customer-centred professionalism that characterised the individual Pims and Brook companies. This obvious fit in customer service ethos – along with a partnership approach to doing business - was one of the main reasons for the merger to Pimbrook.”


Pimbrook has retained all its former staff at its offices in Dublin and Waterford. As well as specialising in Sage 200 and Sage 50, the company also offers a wealth of experience and expertise across critical business functions from payroll and accounts to supply chain management and business intelligence, and from warehouse management and stock control to mobile trading and CRM.

Developing an Integrated Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme


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Thursday 11th May 2017 

Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Hotel, Dublin

9.00 am to 5.00 pm



Thursday 15th June 2017   

The Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone  

9.00 am to 5.00 pm  



Work Related Health Risks

The Health and Safety Authority announced a new health and safety strategy 2016-2018 which placed an increased focus on work related health risks. Employers have a legal obligation to assess all workplace health risks which may cause illness and comply with health and safety general application regulations.


Government consults on healthy workplace framework

As part of its Healthy Ireland initiative, the Government is currently holding a public consultation on the development of a Healthy Workplace Framework. The consultation was launched in Dublin in March 2017 by the Minister for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, and Minister Pat Breen, the Minister for Employment and Small Business.


This high value seminar will outline a best practice approach for Irish businesses who wish to develop integrated employee health and wellbeing programmes.


Book online HERE or contact Anita Furlong This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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