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Calling All Waterford Businesses - Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2017 Is Back!

17 March 2017 07:21:01 Frontpage

Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2017 were officially launched at an event in the Enterprise Ireland Headquarters in Dublin. The competition, now in its sixth year, recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 13 categories including digital, food and drink, retail and fintech, health & healthcare and technology. Open to companies and organisations across all sectors, awareness for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards continues to grow annually, with almost 680 entries received in 2016. With categories such as the ‘Food & Drink Entrepreneurial Startup’, claimed in 2016 by Waterford-based manufacturer Pip & Pear Babyfood, now sold in multiples throughout the country and Cyc-Lok who were the winner of the Sustainable Startup category went on to secure a contract with Dublin City Council after their win. The category winners of the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards will go on to represent Ireland in the prestigious European Startup Awards which will take place later this year. Waterford companies can enter the awards on their own behalf or can be nominated by a friend or colleague. Entries are judged in their respective region, which includes Dublin, the rest of Leinster, Munster and Connacht/Ulster. Regional finalists are then shortlisted for the national final which takes place in Dublin in May. The competition is open to Bank of Ireland customers and non - Bank of Ireland customers. Speaking at the awards launch, Michelle Goodwin, Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Development Programme Manager said “As Ireland’s leading Bank for business, we have a range of supports and initiatives including our dedicated Business Start Up Package which offers start-ups a competitive suite of business supports including free professional services to help successfully start their business. Both financial and non-financial assistance is important when setting up a new business and at Bank of Ireland we offer a broad range of supports. Our Workbench facilities in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork offers new and developing businesses co working and meeting space free of charge, and allow like-minded people to connect and create new opportunities. I look forward to reviewing the entries which will showcase the success, hard work and dedication of Ireland’s entrepreneurs.” Stephen Dillion, Founder of said "Starting a new business takes a huge amount of courage and hard work. The first few years can be really challenging and the Startup Awards are here to support entrepreneurs who are investing so much of themselves to build businesses that will ultimately create employment and benefit the broader economy. “Each year we receive feedback from entrants that the awards were instrumental in supporting their business by providing additional credibility, boosting morale and by opening new doors with the exposure received. With the Startup Awards we are proud to play our part in supporting entrepreneurship in Ireland." Tom Early, HPSU Start Manager, Enterprise Ireland said: “Last year, Enterprise Ireland invested €32 million in Irish start-ups and we are delighted to be part of these awards which showcase up and coming early-stage companies. Supporting more start-ups and using innovation as a driver of competitive advantage to build scale and expand reach in overseas markets is a key part of Enterprise Ireland’s strategy for 2017-2020.” To enter or nominate someone for a Startup Award visit: . Entry into the awards is free and is open to sole traders, partnerships and companies that have been set up in Ireland that are in business for three years or less at the closing date, with up to 30 employees. The awards judging committee will comprise representatives from Bank of Ireland, and leading Irish entrepreneurs. The closing date for entries into the awards is Monday 27th March 2017, the regional finals will take place during April with the national gala final taking place in Dublin on Thursday, 18th May, 2017. Further information on the awards will also be available via the Bank of Ireland Twitter account @BOIbusiness and a dedicated hashtag has been created for the event #boistartupawards.

Vice null Time17 March 2017 07:21:01


Presentation Secondary School to participate in the Skills @ Work Programme

27 January 2017 00:59:50 Frontpage

Waterford City and County Council is inviting 22 Transition Year Students from the Presentation Secondary School to participate in the Skills @ Work Programme which is an initiative run by Business in the Community (BITC) in conjunction with WCCC. The programme aims to introduce students to the world of work in a positive environment, and in the case of Waterford City and County Council , specifically highlighting the career opportunities in the Council. 4 staff members from different areas of the Council will be talking to the students about their job and their general story; from education, to where they started work, to their current role. The programme will follow up with a series of Mock Interviews in March where the TY students will present themselves for interview in their chosen career area and will receive positive feedback after the programme. On Thursday 19th January 2017 the students participated in the Discussion Forum from 2-3 in the Large Room, City Hall and the Press were invited to attend a Mock Council Meeting chaired by Cllr Jason Murphy, Deputising for the Mayor of Waterford City and County Council. Photo: John Power

Vice null Time27 January 2017 00:59:50

Stop smoking for good in 2017

23 January 2017 09:38:18 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

As we progress through January, many people who quit smoking as a New Year’s Resolution may be finding it tough to stay off tobacco, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to make use of the support that is available to help make their decision permanent. Colette Rogers, Strategic Lead for Tobacco Control

Vice null Time23 January 2017 09:38:18

10 top tips to quit smoking in 2017

22 December 2016 14:58:32 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

While many of us will be focusing on having a great time over the Christmas period, minds will soon be turning to New Year’s resolutions, and once again quitting smoking will be at the top of many people’s ‘to-do’ list come the 1st January 2017. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging smokers to use

Vice null Time22 December 2016 14:58:32

Kennedy continues to press for justice for Kingsmills families

17 December 2015 17:12:20 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Newry & Armagh MLA, Danny Kennedy, has highlighted what he described as ‘the unacceptable wait’ which the families of the victims of the Kingsmills Massacre have had to endure for the re-opening of the coroner’s inquest into the murder of 10 Protestant workmen by the IRA in January 1976. Kennedy said,

Vice null Time17 December 2015 17:12:20

Belfast City Council to formally invite Pope Francis to city for the second time

03 November 2015 09:48:13 Ireland News latest RSS headlines - Irish

Pope Francis waves to the press as arrives for the Synod on the family at the Vatican on October 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty ...

Vice All News Time03 November 2015 09:48:13

Rostrevor 0-10 – 2-08 Kilcoo: Low-flying magpies do enough

25 May 2015 16:39:36 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

DOWN ACFL DIVISION ONE – MATCHDAY SIX ROSTREVOR 0-10 – 2-08 KILCOO By Kieran McNally Kilcoo were able to strike when it mattered most, as their fourteen men staggered to victory in front of a sizeable crowd at Pettit Park on Friday night. Daryl Branagan’s red card epitomised what was quite a hard-hitting encounter in

Vice null Time25 May 2015 16:39:36

Nearly 1 of voters ‘struck off’ Dublin City electoral register since January

23 April 2015 21:19:20 Ireland News latest RSS headlines - Irish

Image: Shutterstock/bikeriderlondon MORE THAN 2,730 electors have been removed from the Dublin City electoral register since January. Figures obtained by Fine Gael ...

Vice All News Time23 April 2015 21:19:20

Ambitious €40 million capital plan up to 2017 Waterford city and county investment expected to be €10m.

19 March 2015 09:52:23 Frontpage

The City Manager Mr. Michael Walsh and his management team have proposed a Capital Investment Plan from 2015 to 2017. The plan was framed on the basis of prioritising those projects which will yield the greatest economic and social dividend. The strategy is to complete plans already commenced and prioritising projects that can attract matching funds from other sources. Describing the capital programme as based on realism, it will in his opinion yield a decent impetus for the City and County as a whole. Important projects currently underway and to be completed are the Firestation in Ballybeg and the Library and Community facilities at Carrickphierish. Mr. Walsh described the overall implementation of the Seven Villages Scheme by Irish Water at a cost of €25 as an "absolute imperative". The projects included in the three year plan are: Greenway-Waterford-Dungarvan-Tramore; Public Realm in the City; Tramore regeneration; Mercyhurst; Grattan Square and environsw; Advance factory in Dungarvan; Copper Coast Geopark and Metalman; Waterford Airport; Mount Congreve; Community Development; Tallow Link Road; Footpaths and public lighting; Waterside car park and the Viking Triangle buildings. Other sources to attract investment in the projects are the National Transport Authority; Leader; Enterprise Ireland; Failte Ireland; Private Funds.

Vice null Time19 March 2015 09:52:23

Aim to provide Dublin with 2700 social homes by end of 2017

25 February 2015 10:24:52 Ireland News latest RSS headlines - Irish

Almost 2,700 new homes will be provided in Dublin city over the next two years through social housing building schemes to take people off the city council's housing ...

Vice All News Time25 February 2015 10:24:52