Cork Biz

Three Cork entrepreneurs, Sean O’Sullivan of SOSventures, Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon and Frank Madden of Crest Solutions, have been announced as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 programme. 

With a combined workforce of over 5,000 people and turnover of €1.5 billion, 24 Irish businesses have been selected as finalists across three categories: emerging...

The deadline for applications for this year’s OPTIMISE Fund has been extended to Friday, 29 May, 2015. The fund is open to all businesses who need support to enhance their websites to sell online.

The aim of the OPTIMISE Fund, is to encourage and enable Irish SMEs to upgrade their websites to help them sell online. This year’s fund, valued at €150,000, will provide...

Cork’s Irish Atlantic Seafood Company (iASC) is the first Irish company ever to win the seafood industry’s most prestigious award – the Prix d’Elite for world’s best Seafood Product Line.

The company scooped the award for its innovative line of shellfish butters at the Global Seafood Expo in Brussels.

The ‘Something Fishy’ range...

The newly–formed Cork chapter of a business–oriented social occasion will kick off in Coughlan’s pub on Tuesday, May 26th at Coughlan’s, a famous Cork bar better known for its music than for hosting entrepreneurial get–togethers.

The first session of Entrepreneurs Anonymous will feature Cork Dragons’ Den alumnus Marek Szpietowski, who successfully got...

A new social hub for young entrepreneurs is launching on the South Mall this Thursday, May 28th.

NOTwork, as it’s been christened, will be hosted by Ernest Cantillon at Sugar Cube from 6pm to 7:30, free of charge, and aims to give Cork’s young businesspeople a chance to network with one another and with like–minded local and international entrepreneurs who can give...

At a time when a cynical populace are quick to quip an unflattering lawyer joke or two, it’s refreshingly different to find a legal firm that places empathy and the personal touch high on their priority list.

Law firm BDM Boylan are the people to see if you wish to solve your issue swiftly, with a minimum of stress and at modest cost.

Who are BDM Boylan?...

There are now just over three weeks left for community groups in Cork to apply for funding through the Bright Ideas following an extension of the deadline. A total fund of €100,000 is available for creative projects that can demonstrate tangible ways to transform, improve or rejuvenate any aspect of Irish community life.
 
The majority of applications are for projects...

Setting up an enterprise can be tricky long before you get to the stage where you need to start thinking about an office. After “location location location,” the next most important consideration is “content, content, content”, and office furniture — as well as all the sundries that go with it — can be a huge expense.

Cash Factory, at the Kinsale Roa...

Rubikon are launching their public fire, health and safety training courses in Cork. Thes courses are targeted at the city’s and county’s SMEs and will commence with manual handling training in The Gresham Metrepole Hotel on May 26th.

Manual handling injuries typically account for one third of all reported injuries, according to the HSE, and just 35 manual handling injury...

Cork Chamber’s first quarterly economic trends survey of 2015 hvae revealed a positive start to the year for Cork–based businesses with high levels of business confidence and positive increases in turnover and net profit.     
 
Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO, said the survey indictes “a 90% confidence level amongst respondents in the...

ProStrategy and Microsoft will host a free business breakfast briefing next Tuesday, May 12th in the Kingsley Hotel, highlighting how business owners and managers can unleash the power of their people.
 
Speaker Joe Kelly, who leads the Dynamics Business Practice with ProStrategy, explains “you depend on your people and your people depend on the tools you...

SMEs and micro-enterprises in Cork have until next Friday, May 15th to apply for funding from Optimise to help them whip their websites into shape.

The fund is designed to help drive Irish businesses’ sales offerings online. This year’s purse is €150,000, and Optimise also provides training and services to small businesses.

Cork’s SMEs, in common with their...

KBC Bank Ireland is to open a second new retail banking hub in Cork. Located at the Wilton Shopping Centre on Sarsfield Road, the hub will augment KBC’s original city centre hub on Lapp’s Quay.

The retail bank will focus on providing a relaxed, contemporary space.

Roisin Healy, Manager of KBC’s Wilton Hub, said: “We’re confident that customers in...

Cork is among Five cities which have been chosen to host the Startup Gathering 2015. Our Gathering is expected to draw significant numbers to the city when the Region Open Day takes place at the beginning of October.

The open day will see Cork host a day-long series of events as the centrepiece of a week–long series of events and initiatives around the country, forming a national...

it@Cork, the European Tech Cluster, has called on startups and multinationals from across the Cork region to participate in DealStart 3.0, which will take place in Vertigo, County Hall on 27 May, gives 10 startups the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to 10 multinational corporations.
  
"With DealStart, it@Cork aims to be a catalyst for dialogue between the...

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