Cork Biz

A survey has found that, despite spending thousands of euro on websites, only 10% of the owners of business-oriented sites are able to manage the content for themselves.

The results imply that some business owners are investing money in web development without knowing how their site can, and should, make money.

“Ten per cent of business owners spent between €2,000 and...

Mike Magee, Head Brewer, Eight Degrees, and owners  Scott Baigent and Cam Wallace. Picture: Andy Ferreira

A small, north-Cork based brewing company has scored a massive success at the 2014 World Beer Cup. 

Mitchelstown's Eight Degrees Brewing, old friends of our Biz section here at The Cork News (see our September 20th, 2013 issue online for more...

Philip Hotels, owners of the Cork International Airport Hotels, has completed the purchase of the Park Inn by Radisson at Cork Airport from CG Hotels.

The Park Inn Hotel was originally developed by the Great Southern Hotel Group in 2005 and includes 80 bedrooms, bar, restaurant, fitness room, conference rooms and car park on a five-acre site.

CG continues to own the Radisson Blu...

A new €75m fund to help stimulate growth in local companies is "ready-to-go" and companies in the south west region are being sort for investment. 

Sinéad Heaney, founding director of the BDO Development Capital Fund, explained that the money is targeted at food & agri-businesses, engineering and manufacturing companies, software entrepreneurs, medical...

Ballincollig sixth year pupils Ava Murphy and Chloe Yelverton have won the regional final of the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition and will among seven businesses competing in the NFTE National Final being held in Dubln on May 1st. 

Ava and Chloe established Celtic Slate Craft, which manufactures handcrafted slate giftware at affordable prices. Their...

One of the most powerful businesswomen in the USA, Cork-born Deirdre O'Connor, will be the special guest at an executive lunch on April 25th which is set to focus on the topic of women in leadership.

Ms O'Connor, a Cobh native and graduate of Cork Institute of Techonolgy, is managing director of a multi-strategy hedge fund and has controlled over $150 billion dollars in assets as...

Christine Moloney, CEO of Ireland Active, has been appointed to the Board of EuropeActive, formerly known as the European Health & Fitness Association.

Christine joins the Board of the independent European umbrella organisation for the fitness, physical activity and well-being sector that oversees more than 10,000 facilities, 19 national trade associations,  industry-leading...

Ciara Burke from Keohanes Seafoods at the launch of the Impact Report of South and East Cork Area Development in the Rochestown Park Hotel. Pictures: Darragh Kane

A new report has shown that over the past three years the South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) initiative has had a direct role in the creation of 369 jobs in County Cork and invested more than €...

Pictured at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco are Áine Ellen O’Neill, Ruth Whelan, Emily Mary Ray, Andrew Barret and Matthew Mallon.

Five budding computer coders from Cork have been invited to California to represent their teachers and friends at CoderDojo. 

San Francisco's Mayor Edwin Lee will welcome Áine Ellen O'Neill, Ruth...

Nearly 90% of people think legislation should be introduced to ensure that farmers receive a fair price from supermarkets, while two thirds believe that below-cost selling of vegetables will not benefit the consumer in the long term.

New consumer research reveals strong support among the Irish public for new legislation to ensure that farmers receive a fair price from supermarkets, for...

SuperValu Retailers in Cork are calling on the county to get behind this year’s SuperValu TidyTowns competition. 

“The TidyTowns Competition recognises and encourages the efforts of local people to bring huge benefits to their communities.  Over the last three years over 800 cities, towns and villages throughout the country entered the competition and I hope that...

Junior Cert students from Cork have taken full advantage of the knowledge and experience of accountancy firm Quintas to boost their chances in this year's examinations. 

The courses, which were held at the Quintas office at Blackpool in Cork City, were the fifth annual revision event hosted by the firm and covered time planning, topic prediction, marking schemes and question...

Irish software company PM Labs has launched a new product for Android smartphones which aims to enhance your TV experience by incorporating social media elements such as live chat, episode discussions, ratings and favourites. 

Bubble Your TV is available free on Google's Play Store and has garnered a 95% "five star" score. 

The app allows you to build an...

Ross Daly, Holy Cow / Fergal Donnellan, Tattoo Zoo. Pictures: Andy Ferreira

Tattoos had a bad rep a generation ago, but the art form is undergoing its own renaissance. Lorcan MacMuiris went to see what the buzz is all about.

The tattoo has been with us for a long, long time. Ancient and disparate cultures from all around the world have developed the art form over...

There were a total of 365 new company start-ups in Cork in the first quarter of this year, according to a leading credit and business risk analyst. In the first three months of 2014, construction company start-ups showed a notable increase of 55%, with 34 new businesses established in Cork, said Vision Net. New start-ups in Cork in the real estate and transport and logistic sectors also...

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