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Cautious outlook for small businesses in 2017

Cautious outlook for small businesses in 2017

| January 11, 2017

  SMALL businesses have a cautious outlook to 2017 with the mood reflecting the uncertainty that the next 12 months has amid Brexit and the change of leadership in the US. This week, the Small Firms Association (SFA) found in its ‘Small Firms Outlook 2017’ survey report that 50 per cent of owner-managers feel that […]

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16 firms are set for local Limerick investment

16 firms are set for local Limerick investment

| January 5, 2017

DESPITE the growing uncertainty of Brexit and a lack of quality office space in the city, Limerick is expected to continue its job creation record with upwards of 16 firms set to establish or expand their operations in the region this year. With the IDA end of year report showing that 1,516 jobs supported by […]

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Gary is aiming to kick the opposition into touch

Gary is aiming to kick the opposition into touch

| December 4, 2016

A LIMERICK entrepreneur is in line for a €10,000 cash injection and a place at the Learning and Innovation Centre (LINC) thanks to an app he created to help football enthusiasts organises games from their mobile phones. One of five finalists in this year’s Jumpstart competition, Gary O’Toole, a former Ireland youth international who once […]

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Business, sport and political leaders to address Chamber event

Business, sport and political leaders to address Chamber event

| November 23, 2016

LEADERS in the fields of sport politics and business will take centre stage at the annual Shannon Chamber President’s luncheon on December 6 next. Limerick TD and current Minister of State for Tourism and Sport will be joined by Tipperary hurling boss Michael Ryan and Sean Flannery, GM at GECAS when the trio take to the […]

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US election results impact export

US election results impact export

| November 23, 2016

IN THE wake of one of the most turbulent US elections in recent history, thousands of business owners and managers across the country are left wondering what impact, if any, the result will have for their business. TransferMate are calling on Irish operations that have dealings in the US to “act fast” and to take […]

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WATCH – Limerick Chamber President says Brexit can be an opportunity for Mid-West

WATCH – Limerick Chamber President says Brexit can be an opportunity for Mid-West

| November 21, 2016

GREATER cohesion across Clare, Limerick and Tipperary in addition to abandoning parochialism are required if each county individually, as well as the West, is to deliver on its economic potential, the region’s top business event heard at the weekend.  CEO of Limerick Chamber Dr. James Ring told the gathering of 450 guests at the Chamber’s […]

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Mid-West facilities highlighted at London conference

Mid-West facilities highlighted at London conference

| November 15, 2016

THE EMBASSY of Ireland, in London, was the venue for a recent business tourism networking event – organised by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland – which was attended by about 50 senior representatives of international associations in Britain. Representatives of the various Irish convention bureaux – including the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau – […]

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Limerick City Quays project wins Engineers Ireland Award

Limerick City Quays project wins Engineers Ireland Award

| November 9, 2016

ENGINEERING experts have awarded the City Quay’s project in Limerick the ‘Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award’ at this year’s Engineers Ireland Awards. The annual awards recognise and celebrate significant and important engineering works undertaken around the country. The City Quay’s project has resulted in a high quality waterside environment for public use and enjoyment of […]

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Shannon Chamber launches new Lean Network

Shannon Chamber launches new Lean Network

| November 9, 2016

A NEW business network, aimed at encouraging companies to adopt Lean practices, has been set up for the Mid West region. The brainchild of Shannon Chamber, the Mid-West Lean Network, will be managed by Shannon Chamber, chaired in the first instance by Molex Shannon and directed by LBS Partners. The network is open to businesses […]

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Limerick retailers top Excellence Awards 2017

Limerick retailers top Excellence Awards 2017

| November 8, 2016

RETAILERS in Limerick have further cemented their position in the region and the country as those who continue to be at the forefront of driving customer excellence with two local businesses claiming top honours at Retail Excellence Awards 2017 Beating off hundreds of entries across a number of classes, Matthew Stephens Jewellers, O’Connell Street won […]

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