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Issue 03 • Q2 2018

Waterford on the move

President Kathryn Kiely on development of the regional city of the South East

WOMEN IN

TECH PAT COX ON

BREXIT SUMMER FUN AT THE

GREENWAY

TIME FOR ACTION:

NORTH QUAYS


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CONTENTS Message from Waterford Chamber CEO

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s a new era dawns for Waterford, the same can be said for Waterford Chamber as we welcome President Kathryn Kiely and the newly elected Board of Directors to the team. I am looking forward to working closely with Kathryn over the next twelve months on our shared vision for a better Waterford. It would be remiss of me not to mention our outgoing President Paul Nolan, who has given tirelessly to Chamber over the past twelve months and who has been a wonderful support to me personally since taking up the role of CEO last year. Paul is a tremendous Ambassador for Waterford and while he may not sit at the top of the table, we certainly hope he’ll be on-hand to guide and steer us all on occasion. Succession planning and looking to the future has been to the forefront of our minds in recent months, not least with the introduction of a new Board, but also in terms of our Regional Leaders Programme. As the first programme draws to a close in July, we are already planning year two and are delighted to have the support of Bausch + Lomb again as we re-launch in September. The programme is designed to support the future leaders of Waterford and the region and we can

already assure you, given the volume of highly competent and impressive participants in year one – the future is certainly in safe hands. While summer’s here and we are all anxious to get onto the Greenway (see pages 48-49), we are not resting on our laurels here in Chamber. We have a number of great events lined up to get you out of the office, starting with our President’s Lunch on 29th June in Faithlegg, our Corporate Golf Classic on 20th July and our Chamber Race Night, which we run in conjunction with Tramore Chamber, on Friday, 17th August. We also have a busy autumn and winter schedule lined up for you, but for now, hop on a bike, put on your walking shoes or dig out the snorkel and enjoy the beautiful surroundings we live in – and above all – don’t forget to tell your friends! Gerald Hurley CEO, Waterford Chamber

06 COVER STORY “Waterford is on an exciting and ambitious path of development.” – Kathryn Kiely, Chamber President

16 “Waterford should be well placed in terms of securing funding for shovel ready projects such as the North Quays.” – Stephen Blair NETWORK • Q2 2018

20 “The vision is to realise the potential of Waterford as the capital of the South East.” – Michael Quinn

37 “The South East is a great place to start a business and it’s getting even better!” – Aidan Shine

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Niamh Briggs inspires at Regional Leaders session

Pier 37 opens at the Tower Hotel

Get out and explore Waterford Greenway

PUBLISHED BY: Waterford Chamber of Commerce 2 George’s Street, Waterford

26 FEATURE North Quays “We want vibrant new neighbourhoods all across the country, such as in Waterford’s North Quays.” – An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker

Tel: 051 872639 Email: info@waterfordchamber.ie Web: www.waterfordchamber.ie Editor: Lynda Lawton Design: Michael Lynagh Advertising: Angela Jackman DISTRIBUTION: Digital copy emailed to 1,000+ contacts, uploaded to Chamber website and social media (10,000+ followers). 500 print copies. © WATERFORD CHAMBER

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Pat Cox on Brexit Women in Tech Museum of the Future at Toys4.0Engineers Movers & Shakers Sky's the limit for The Reg The People's Theatre Top 5 holiday reads Health & Wellbeing for Life Soaring to new heights on the Greenway Gallery Membership Directory

OF COMMERCE 2018 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher. Opinion and comments expressed herein are not necessarily those of Waterford Chamber of Commerce. IMAGE CREDITS: Cover and photo on pg. 6 by Gerry O'Carroll. Images of North Quays courtesy of Fewer Harrington & Partners, Waterford City & County Council and Falcon Malls. Photo on pg. 16 by Paddy Tubbritt. Photo on pg. 22 by David Murphy. Photos on pg. 32 by John Power. Image on pg. 44 by Getty Images. Photos on pgs. 48-49 courtesy of Waterford City & County Council. Photos on pgs. 5051 by Garrett FitzGerald and Noel Browne. Photos on pgs. 24, 48-50

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In business, change is constant

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As Kathryn Kiely takes up the role of Chamber President, she outlines her vision for Chamber and aspirations for Waterford and the South East.

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s one of Ireland’s longest established Chambers it is a real honour for me to serve as President of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, in this its two hundred and thirty first year. Firstly, I would like to acknowlede the very significant contribution of those who have previously served in this role before me. In particular, I wish to thank our outgoing President Paul Nolan who’s contribution to Chamber over the last 12 months has been immense. Last year has been an extremely positive year for Waterford Chamber in terms of membership growth, an extensive calendar of networking and training events, new initiatives and programmes and a very active year representing and lobbying on behalf of members. Originally from Cork, my home and professional life for the last 21 years has been in Waterford. In my current role I am a co-owner and director of Glazik, an engineering services and supply company. Prior to what has been a relatively recent career change for me into the private sector, much of my career in Waterford has been with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). There I worked very much at the interface between industry and academia as Head of Industry Services. In that role over 20 years I’ve witnessed some of the very significant transformations that have taken place in the industrial and enterprise base in Waterford. Working closely with regional stakeholders including the IDA and Local Authorities I met with the original investor teams from multinational companies such as Genzyme (now Sanofi), Guidant (Abbott Vascular and Boston Scientific, Clonmel), Sunlife of Canada (SunLife Financial Services) and most recently West Pharma who ultimately selected Waterford and the South East as pivotal sites for their European operations. All of these investments in addition to the many expansions of others have resulted in the robust multinational enterprise base which we have today. Through my involvement in WIT’s ArcLabs and other enterprise networks I’ve been inspired by the many ambitious entrepreneurs and indigenous companies across a range of sectors such as software engineering, pharma, medical devices, food and international services who have created globally trading companies, large and small from Waterford.

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“I have set three key priorities in my role as President over the next 12 months – enhancing connections, capability building and continuing to influence the planning and development of Waterford as the regional city of the South East.” I’ve been fortunate to have worked with many excellent research scientists and engineers in WIT such as TSSG, SEAM, PMBRC and RIKON who have all contributed to the development of the research and innovation capabilities, infrastructure and talent pool that is available to support the growth and advancement of companies in Waterford and at a national level. One thing which we are all certain of in business, is that change is constant. In Chamber over the last year we have had many discussions with our members on what they see as the key challenges. While challenges in business can be very specific to the day, sector or size of a company, a number of common themes dominate; 1) Access to a skilled workforce and talent required now and for the future; 2) Our susceptibility as an open economy (e.g. Brexit, changes in US economic policies, EU regulation, disruptive technologies which fundamentally change established business models); 3) Ensuring the competitiveness, attractiveness and vibrancy of Waterford as a location in which to work and do business. Reflecting on these challenges and building on the work of Chamber over the last number of years, I have set three main priorities in my role as President over the next 12 months – enhancing connections, capability building and continuing to influence the planning and development of Waterford as the regional city of the South East. Through our wider Chamber network we will continue to expand our collaborations at a county level with Tramore Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber. On a regional level we will work with South East Chamber members and other regional fora to advocate and push for critical infrastructure and investment needs for the

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overall betterment of business in our region. Moves have already been put in place to collaborate more with Chambers in the other designated cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway and Dublin to maximise the potential of our city regions through the National Planning Framework. Waterford Chamber Skillnet will provide relevant training opportunities for our members to enhance capability and skills within companies. We will engage with educational providers through the South East Regional Skills forum to highlight areas of skills deficits encountered by our members and help plan for the future. We look forward to supporting Waterford Institute of Technology and IT Carlow in their application for Technological University status, ultimately positioning Waterford as a University city and providing a very real catalyst for economic and social development in the coming years. With the launch of the National Planning Framework in February, the coming 12 months will be critical in setting in train the realisation of many of these ambitious projects for our city. Informed by our membership Chamber will contribute to the development of the Southern Regional Economic & Spatial Strategy, work with Waterford City & County Council in its bid to secure investment under the Urban Development Programme to underpin the development of the North Quays, and finally play our role in influencing the development of the Waterford Metropolitan Area Strategic Plan. Ultimately Waterford Chamber is a business network, it is our aim to add value to your business, by providing you with the opportunity to network, make new contacts and to work on your behalf to improve the business environment in which you operate. I, along with our new Board, CEO and Chamber team will do all we can to support you going forward. Waterford is on an exciting and ambitious path of development and I look forward to working with you all to help realise the ambitious plans we have.

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Board of Directors 2018-2020 PRESIDENT

KATHRYN KIELY Glazik

DEPUTY PRESIDENT

JONATHAN EARL B2B Communications

VICE PRESIDENT

DANETTE CONNOLLY Home Instead Senior Care

PAST PRESIDENT

PAUL NOLAN Dawn Meats

SECRETARY

TERESA JANE O'MAHONEY BMCI Insurance & Investments

TREASURER

MARTINA CURTIN PwC

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BRIAN DEVEREUX EY

CIARÁN CULLEN ArcLabs

DEREK LOWRY Almega Business Consulting

EDEL SPILLANE Sun Life Financial

JACQUI KIELTHY Fieldmaster

JOHN MCSWEENEY AIB Bank

KIERAN WALSH The Munster Express

NIALL GRIFFIN Metalman Engineering

NUALA BROWNE-TREACY Meraki Marketing

PAMELA PIM Bank of Ireland

RICHARD HURLEY The Granville Hotel

VALERIE FARRELL Nolan Farrell & Goff

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The stakes are high  By PAT COX, former President of the European Union and Director of Appian Asset Management

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reland has just voted by an overwhelming majority to abolish the eighth amendment to the constitution. Like all referendum campaigns this one started with two groups whose minds were made up from the outset, for and against. The battle ground for campaigners was to reach the undecided. In the end, these seemed to break almost entirely in the direction of the Yes side. From personal conversations and observation I would say that many of the latter voted Yes rather than No, the only ballot paper options available, while actually feeling that ‘Yes, but’ would better have expressed their true feelings. Such luxuries, permitting the subtle shading of preferences and opinions, in the end, are not part and parcel of referendum votes. When I had the privilege to address the Waterford Chamber of Commerce in March last I spoke about Brexit. We are approaching the second anniversary of that referendum vote and are still living with the ambiguity and uncertainty surrounding the British government’s intentions and preferences about the UK’s future relations with the EU. Like our referendum the choice was binary. In Britain’s case it was Remain or Leave. On an impressive voter turnout of 72.2% - 52% voted for Leave - 48% for Remain. ‘Leave, but…’ or ‘Remain, but…’ were not options. It fell to the British government and ultimately will fall to the House of Commons to work out what what this means and how hard or soft the break with the EU should and will be. After forty five years of deepening engagement within the EU, not surprisingly, the choices to be made are radically more complex than any binary question could have captured and certainly more complicated than the sound bite campaigning slogans that won the day ever suggested. In seeking to prepare itself for its post EU destiny the UK has donned the mantle of Global Britain. It is busy rhetorically rediscovering the Commonwealth, which never went away but which had begun to gather cobwebs. High on the priority list is the negotiation of free trade agreements. Boris Johnson and Liam Fox have spoken enthusiastically of accessing the 2.4 billion people that live in the Commonwealth’s 52 other member states. More than half of these live in India whose population is 1.3 billion. In 2016 UK exports to Ireland were 468% of the value of its exports to India and 159% of the value of its exports to China. These realities of territorial proximity will not yield easily to dewy-eyed puff pieces about far away hills being greener. Nor, looking west across the Atlantic, does Britain’s prospect seem much rosier. Mr. Trump on trade is the most disruptive US President in the

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Paul Nolan, Chamber President, with Pat Cox, former President of the EU and Director of Appian Asset Management in Dooley's Hotel post-war period and is not likely to be the most accommodating interlocutor for the UK at this time of heightened national need. This is not least since Britain enjoys a significant trade surplus with the USA, a red rag to the mercantilist Trump bull. Ireland has twin vital interests at stake, the all Island and border issues and our strong trade relationship with the UK, especially in terms of food and agriculture and the exposure of small and medium enterprises. The border question has dominated to date because it was one of three priority concerns defining the EU’s negotiating position from the outset. The others were bilateral citizens’ rights, for EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU and the financial settlement of the UK’s residual obligations to the EU budget. On citizens’ rights and the financial settlement, subject only to the condition that ‘nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’, there has been real and substantial progress. The Irish border question remains mired in cabinet ambiguity and dissension in London, divisions within the ruling Tory party and constrained by the Prime Minister’s reliance on 10 DUP MPs to retain her fragile but stubborn grip on power. It remains a sticking point and threatens, if not soon resolved, to upset the EU consensus which agreed a transition period for the UK until December 2020, after Brexit takes effect at midnight on the 29th of March 2019. Ireland’s second strategic interest is Britain’s future trading relationship with the EU and hence Ireland’s future trading relationship with the UK. The political agreement on the framework for future trading relations is blocked in the EU/UK negotiations pending the

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resolution of outstanding questions. In essence this boils down to the Irish border question. The government’s judgement call together with the EU on what will settle the Irish question is the key to proceeding to the next stage, the trading framework, of no less strategic importance for Irish interests. The EU is prepared to contemplate special conditions pertaining to all island issues but is not willing to see these (mis)used by the UK to promote a ‘have your cake and eat it’ backdoor opening for Britain to enjoy enhanced access to the EU single market without following the associated rules, conditions and dispute resolution mechanisms. Put bluntly, in suing for divorce the UK cannot claim and will not get the same conjugal rights that it enjoyed with its EU partner through forty five years of marriage. Britain’s Withdrawal Bill to give effect to the UK’s EU exit strategy will have to be voted on by the

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House of Commons. Already it has been challenged and suffered multiple defeats in the House of Lords but it falls to the Commons to make the definitive choice. There are many voices in favour of Britain remaining in the Customs Union. There are many outside parliament who favour another referendum, though god only knows what the question might be and what potentially explosive consequences such a vote, if close, as would be probable, would have for the unity of the United Kingdom and the current febrile state of British politics. The stakes are high. The withdrawal process is without precedent. The clock is ticking and time is running out. Procrastination and fudge, which have been Prime Minister May’s most useful domestic tools on the EU question in recent months, are wearing thin. Whatever her instinct, the time to call her judgement and roll the

political dice is fast approaching. Delaying beyond a certain point risks to end up in the worst of all circumstances for everyone, namely the UK crashing out of the EU next March with no safety nets in place. With the possible exception of the most ardent Brexiteers, this is a fate that Ireland earnestly must wish and work to avoid.

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WOMEN IN TECH Recently, TSSG has made three key senior appointments in its organisation that also emphasise how TSSG recognises the importance and value of the role of women in technology.

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elecommunications Software Systems Group (TSSG) is a world recognised and leading ICT research centre based in Waterford Institute of Technology. TSSG works across the Research, Development and Innovation spectrum in areas such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Advanced Infrastructure, Future Network Comms and IoT, Creative Design (UI/UX) and process driven software engineering. Located in the scenic WIT West Campus in Carriganore, TSSG boasts an international footprint through its strategic partnerships with industry and academic institutes. TSSG’s Directors, Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam and Mr. Kevin Doolin said, “We are delighted to see Denise, Catherine and Frances, taking on these senior roles in TSSG, and we very much look forward to continuing to work closely with them as we build TSSG from strength to strength.”

FRANCES CLEARY MEPS UNIT MANAGER “TSSG as an organisation provides a positive ecosystem for women to advance their research Career and actively engage on an equal level with their peers, and this has been my experience over the last 14 years of working in TSSG. Young women and girls need to be reminded that this digital world we live in is not just for men. This has been proven time and time again through strong, talented and accomplished women breaking

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boundaries in STEM and influencing technological advancements. Encouraging Women in Tech is vitally important and something we need to maintain a high level of awareness around, to actively build out a strong and equal workforce for the future.” Frances Cleary is currently Research Unit Manager for the Mobile Ecosystem and Pervasive Sensing (MEPS) Research Unit in TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology, a unit with expertise relating to Pervasive sensing, Embedded Systems Communications and Bio-Nano Communications. Frances has multiple years of experience as an EU Project coordinator with responsibility for security research project clustering, leading to increased collaboration, dissemination, networking strategic research agendas, road mapping and research to industry translation. With 12 years experience of working in EU funded research projects Frances also, over the past five years, has specifically been focusing on smart and connected mobility research topics and has a

direct interest in urban mobility, transport and automotive related research thematic areas. Frances’ unit is currently participating in the winning EU funded H2020 TransSec project that focuses on ‘Autonomous emergency manoeuvring and movement monitoring for road transport security’. Email: flceary@tssg.org LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ frances-cleary-368b041/

DENISE MANTON TECHNOLOGY GATEWAY MANAGER “Working in TSSG has given me the opportunity to work on projects that are research and innovation driven, thus allowing me to be part of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries; an opportunity that I am thankful for and value greatly. TSSG has supported my career progression from leading a research unit to now overseeing and growing the organisation’s commercial activities with industry partners. We must raise awareness amongst young girls that they

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can forge careers in technology that can lead to ground breaking change. The ultimate goal is for ‘women in tech’ conversations to be no longer a requirement, for it will be the norm for the ICT sector to have a gender balanced, diverse workforce which will propel research and innovation activities to greater heights.” Denise takes over at the helm of the TSSG Technology Gateway which functions as the commercial interface of TSSG. The Technology Gateway, funded by Enterprise Ireland, is part of an overall network comprising of 15 Gateways across 11 Institutes of Technology. Its purpose is to facilitate and grow collaboration between industry and research centres to progress Ireland’s global positioning on the research, development and innovation ladder, ultimately improving Irish economic growth. As Technology Gateway Manager, Denise facilitates collaboration between industry and TSSG researchers and engineers to ensure industry engagements deliver measurable commercial value. Since joining TSSG in 2013 (initially as a Research Unit Manager), Denise has led multiple successful Innovation Partnership, Innovation Voucher, Commercialisation Fund and direct industry funded

projects across technology areas spanning mobile technology, cloud computing, pervasive sensing, algorithmic led movement and gait analysis and IoT. In 2014, Denise started to build a strategic focus between TSSG’s ICT research and the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors. This has resulted in several innovative and research driven Connected Health/Life Science R&D projects; a vertical that TSSG continues to build with our industry and academic partners. Denise is also the co-founder of Presana Health; a start-up in the Life Sciences sector. Denise’s diverse industry background brings a blended mix of technical and commercial experience to the Gateway Manager role.

young female has an opportunity and access to pursue a career in technology. Catherine Cunniffe is the TSSG Delivery Manager for all industry related projects in the TSSG, and Unit Manager for the Professional Software Engineering Services (PSES) Unit in TSSG. Catherine manages a high performing, professional and committed team of Engineers who reliably deliver the following functions and services to

Email: dmanton@tssg.org LinkedIn: https://ie.linkedin.com/ in/denisemanton

CATHERINE CUNNIFFE TSSG DELIVERY MANAGER AND PSES UNIT MANAGER “When I reflect on the last 20+ years of my career and think about what Women in Tech means for me? It absolutely is an industry that attracts more males than females so I asked myself, what was the attraction for me? When I was applying for Computer courses in 1992, I knew I wanted something new and exciting. It never crossed my mind that working in technology would mean working in a male dominated industry. I have always been in control of my career and all the companies that I have worked for have always supported me in developing my skills and career in technology. I would encourage every parent and educator out there to ensure that every

Domestic and International clients: Design & Development, Software Engineering, Test Verification and Validation. Catherine brings over 20 years experience across a broad base of the IT and telecommunications industries from start-ups to multinationals. Catherine has worked as Project Manager / Scrum Master for many of the projects in TSSG and is responsible for the testing oversight of multiple research and development projects in the telecommunications space, including design, development and testing processes. More recently Catherine is supporting TSSG’s international projects by delivering software solutions into our customer’s market places. Email: ccunniffe@tssg.org LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ catherinecunniffe

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UPMC acquires Whitfield Clinic A

s part of its expansion of world-class health care in Ireland, UPMC has announced he acquisition of Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, as well as full control of the cancer centre that it has operated at the hospital through a joint venture for the past 12 years. The 80-bed hospital has been renamed UPMC Whitfield. The cancer centre is now UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, part of UPMC’s expansive network of more than 60 cancer treatment facilities, with access to the cuttingedge research and expertise available at the academic hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. “This investment by UPMC in Waterford marks our strong commitment to the South-East region and to Ireland,” said Chuck Bogosta, President of UPMC International and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre. “The excellent staff and leadership at UPMC Whitfield and our UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre provide a solid foundation for our plans to grow high-quality health care

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services throughout the country.” According to Ireland Country Manager and UPMC Vice President David Beirne, “We look forward to working with our consultant and insurance partners, as well as our dedicated staff, to expand the hospital’s capabilities. By accessing the clinical, research and technological innovations of UPMC, we anticipate adding needed services and employment at the UPMC Whitfield campus in the coming years.” Opened in 2006, Whitfield Clinic is the largest private hospital in the South-East, serving a half million people in five counties and nationwide. UPMC Whitfield will build on its wide range of existing services, including orthopaedics, ophthalmology, oncology, endoscopy and other surgical specialties. With more than 50 consultants and 180 employees, the hospital has been growing rapidly in the past five years. Also opened in 2006, the cancer centre within the hospital has treated more than 17,000 patients with the most advanced radiation

therapy, including intensitymodulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy. Recognising a local need, physicians and the Health Service Executive partnered with UPMC to provide an advanced cancer treatment centre that would care for patients close to home. UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre at Whitfield is based on UPMC’s “hub-and-spoke” model in which a wide range of oncology services is offered in local communities with support from UPMC’s academic and clinical hub at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre in Pittsburgh. Based on its highquality standards and patient safety, the centre in Waterford has been accredited three times by the Joint Commission International since 2008. Next year, in partnership with Bon Secours Health System Ltd., UPMC will open a radiotherapy centre in Cork. Financial terms of the UPMC Whitfield acquisition are not being disclosed.

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Whitfield Clinic is now UPMC Whitfield.

The South East is now connected to UPMC’s global academic health network.

At UPMC Whitfield, you can access world-class care right where you need it most – close to home. To learn more, visit upmcwhitfield.ie


Waterford on the rise

The submissions have been sent, the plan for Ireland 2040 has been announced and we’ve all heard about the National Planning Framework. Lynda Lawton speaks to Stephen Blair, Director of the Southern Regional Assembly and asks – what’s in it for us?

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any billed it as the Government’s finest hour, some called it an exercise in vanity, but whatever way you look at it, billions of euro have been made available for the development of Ireland Inc and everyone is scrambling for their piece of the pie. Waterford is right in there looking to secure significant investment — €60m+ for the development of the North Quays, university status for Waterford Institute of Technology, the upgrade of the N24 and a hospital in urgent need

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of 24/7 Cardiac Care services, among others. There is a list, and the list is long, but it’s time to prioritise says Stephen Blair. “Right now it’s all about prioritisation and sequencing. We are looking for the projects which are most urgent and will have the biggest impact at this point.” The Southern Regional Assembly has two primary roles, the first is the management of European structural funds and the second is Regional Spatial Planning, so in other words, to amplify and implement the terms set out by

the National Planning Framework (NPF). “Since the announcement of the NPF, at Government level, we are now starting to fill in the detail at a Regional level, which will influence strategic directions for our Local Authorities and already we have seen a noticeable concentration of effort from the five cities. We are now attempting to grow at a scale that hasn’t been achieved before and inward investment is essential if we are to achieve the targets. “So in terms of Waterford, we will need people to migrate here

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and in order to do that, more jobs have to be created. “Only a handful of projects were name-checked in the NPF/ NDP, and the North Quays was one of them. There are significant opportunities for Waterford under the bidding process through the Urban Development Fund. It is encouraging to see there is a very active stakeholder buy in and we are working closely with them to ensure the best outcome for all. Now is the time for business leaders to step forward. Public funds will have to be coupled with

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private investment and everyone will have to work together to achieve that. “Given Waterford is the designated growth centre for the South East and considering the SDZ and CPOs, it should be well placed in terms of securing funding for shovel ready projects such as the North Quays. “The process is very competitive, so the quality of the projects coming forward will be closely assessed. The timeline is short – in June the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

will publish the draft guidelines for the application process and the first call will open in July with a return dates of September/October. Projects will then be selected before the year end with the first phase of funding being made available in January 2019.” And so a new Waterford is very much in the planning – now is the time to work together and maximise the potential that is on our doorstep.

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Positivity abounds at Business Expo

Michelle Foran, BMCI Insurance & Investments (event sponsor); Jack O'Donoghue, Munster Rugby; George Corbett (event host) and Gerald Hurley, Chamber CEO.

Waterford Chamber’s Lorina Xhokli and Olympic athlete Thomas Barr with the handsome prince and princesses. Sandra Power and Shane Crowley, Dlight.

The Hartley People team.

Marina Murphy, Mike Conway, Jacqui Kielthy, Fieldmaster with Olympic athlete Thomas Barr.

The Comerford Foley team. Audrey Barry, Waterford Chamber Skillnet; Gayle Barry, Waterford Area Partnership; Victoria Wilmott, Waterford Micro Business Network.

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WATERFORD: A clear vision for the future

Q: Congratulations on the new position. As Director of Services, Head of Economic Development & Planning, what is your vision for Waterford? A: In thinking about a vision for the Waterford, I think about both the city and the wider county area. For the city, the vision is to realise the potential of Waterford as the capital of the South East. It will be the main economic driver for the region and will ultimately serve a population of 80,000 by 2040. For the county, the vision is to have vibrant sustainable towns across the county which provide employment, services and a good quality of life for the people who want to live there.

Q: What, in your opinion, are Waterford’s strongest assets? A: The main assets are a strong industrial base with a number of high quality employers; and a vibrant culture of enterprise creation across a range of sectors including technology, food, pharma and tourism. We have a beautiful place to live with lots of amenities and a good quality of life. And most important is the well-educated population with a belief in Waterford and an ambition to succeed. The role of WIT is critical in this and in supporting an entrepreneurial culture.

New Director of Services, Head of Economic Development & Planning Michael Quinn talks about Waterford's potential, sustainability and the importance of community engagement in light of Ireland 2040.

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Q: What are the potential growth areas for Waterford? A: The North Quays is the biggest opportunity that Waterford has at the moment. Between the construction jobs, the improvement in Waterford as a retail centre for the region, the enhanced visitor attraction and the opportunity for inward investment in the high quality office accommodation. The other area is the potential of the Greenway which is just in its infancy. There are great opportunities to develop attractions along the greenway and to enhance the whole visitor experience.

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“The North Quays is the biggest opportunity that Waterford has at the moment.� Q: What plans are in place for job creation in the South East? A: There are a number of initiatives underway at the moment including applications being prepared for a Pharma Incubation Centre, a National Design Centre and a Sea Food and Marine Research facility.

Q: In light of Ireland 2040 and the significant population growth outlined, what development plans are in place for essential services such as housing, infrastructure, environmental impact, education, health etc? A: Waterford City & County Council (WCCC) has started work on developing a strategic vision for the city which will set out what is required to deliver a population of 80,000 people by 2040. This is being done in partnership with Kilkenny County Council and will address infrastructure, education, employment, housing and social and community requirements. This document will then inform the Development plans in both Waterford and Kilkenny.

Q: What plans are in place to entice the international tourist market to Waterford and how important do you think tourism is to the economic development of Waterford? A: Tourism will be a very important element in the continued development of Waterford. We already have much to offer in this area with a beautiful coast line and scenery, Heritage and cultural attractions in the city and county. But there is still great potential in the continued development of attractions along the Greenway, the development of the Cultural Quarter, North Quays, the Viking story and a Blackwater Blueway. WCCC is also about to issue a tender for the development of a tourism promotion plan for the city and county. This will evaluate the visitor experience

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to Waterford, identify improvements to the current product offering and will develop a co-ordinated promotion plan for the tourism sector.

Q: You have spent time working on the Cultural Quarter concept. What is the timeline on this and what are the benefits for Waterford? A: There are multiple benefits from the Cultural Quarter, including employment potential for creative people, enhancing an area of the city which has suffered over the past 20 years, connecting with the new communities in Waterford and creating a space to celebrate what is new and vibrant in the city and ultimately creating a place that people will want to visit, experience, work and live in. The time line will ultimately be influenced by funding, but work is already underway and there is great support from across the community in the area.

Q: Through your work with the Three Sisters Bid, you worked closely with the other counties in the South East. How important is it to keep that collaboration going? A: I believe we all benefit by working together and leveraging the different strengths we have, which was at the heart of the Three Sister bid. But it also applies in the economic arena, a good example has been the South East Action Plan for Jobs where the region worked together to address unemployment across the five counties. Other areas where I feel it would work is in attracting inward investment and targeting new tourism markets.

Q: What are your thoughts on the Atlantic Economic Corridor concept, where the four cities outside the capital should unite to offer a strong alternative to Dublin?

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A: At a National level it is critical to create an effective counterbalance to Dublin and to spread the benefits of economic development across the country. Supporting the development of the four regional Cities is essential if they are to drive the economy in their area.

Q: How high on the agenda is connectivity and lobbying for the upgrade of the N24? A: The N24 is a key element in developing the Regional Cities because the improved connectivity will improve the opportunities for businesses and inward investment.

Waterford-renowned photographer Leo Murphy, pictured outside his premises in O’Connell Street, in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, with artist Dave Duffy, who painted the mural on Leo’s building. Both Dave and Leo are pictured with a large plate camera similar to the one in the mural. Leo purchased the Annie Brophy camera at an auction in Waterford over 20 years ago.

Q: You are a strong advocate for community engagement. What do you think it’s so important? A: In developing and implementing plans and policies, the Local Authority has an impact on businesses and on peoples’ lives in the City and County, so in my opinion it makes sense to involve them in the planning and decision making process. This is routinely done by engaging with local Councillors and the members of the Special Purpose Committees in the Council. But direct engagement is very effective in learning firsthand about the challenges people are facing, what they believe will work and building coconscious around actions. However, most importantly, it empowers people and creates a sense of ownership for the plan and the objectives it sets out to achieve. FITZWILTON CHRISTMAS AD.pdf

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lanning is well under way for this year’s Toys4.0Engineers on October 11th at WIT Arena. Waterford Chamber and event partners Waterford Institute of Technology will play host to multi-national and indigenous companies from all over Ireland as they showcase their skills and innovations in the engineering field. ‘Industry 4.0’ is driving the Technology, Innovation and Recruitment agendas of companies in all sectors of the economy. Engineers need to develop and use new ‘toys’ to address the many competitive challenges, including Robotics, Electric Vehicles, Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing, Big Data, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Drones, Vision Systems, Green Energy, Sensors etc. “Waterford and the wider

region are primed to lead the way in this regard”, says Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley. “We hosted over 50 companies in the Engineering, Pharma and Tech industries at Toys4Engineers last year, and we expect that figure to rise this year. We have already had considerable interest from companies outside the region, who are looking to network and do business with the great companies here on our doorstep.” Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, will open the event and give a key note address, followed by four industry experts offering their views on the latest innovations and technologies, including Tadhg Lucey, Director, BAM Ireland on ‘Museum of the Future’. The Museum of the Future is a unique incubator for futuristic innovations and design, currently under construction in Dubai, UAE

by Royal BAM Group. The idea for the Museum of the Future is a unique initiative by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum that explores the future of science, technology and innovation and will be located near the Burj Khalifa, Dubai. According to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, “the Museum of the Future will be an incubator for ideas, a driver for innovation, and a destination for inventors and entrepreneurs from around the world”. There will also be ongoing ‘deminars’ from exhibitors, showcasing their products and ‘toys’ and the event is open to the public to attend. To enquire about exhibiting, please contact Lynda Lawton, Waterford Chamber on 051 311130.


ARDKEEN ENTERPRISE TOWN Saturday, 23rd June at Lidl Carpark, Ardkeen at 12.00pm Gavin Duffy will be along on the day as our Celebrity Guest. There will also be a wide variety of music and entertainment and much more. The Enterprise Town initiative seeks to work with local businesses to plan and deliver a range of activities that will support and generate business in the area. The initiative also involves the wider community and the schools to ensure everyone can get involved and be part of the positive experience that is an Enterprise Town. For the opportunity to showcase YOUR Business to the Ardkeen Community please register as per the link below and the Bank of Ireland Events coordinator will be in touch with you to discuss your requirements for your stand. Places are limited so early registration is essential. Bank of Ireland wants to support the development of smaller communities at both business level and in the wider context, incorporating schools, sports, social and charitable associations. The Enterprise Town initiative has been developed to allow this to happen

Gavin Duffy, Chairman, Gavin Duffy and Associates: Entrepreneur; Dragons'​Den Investor

and, to date, has worked very well in delivering excellent, community-led results across the country.

This is a FREE EVENT but registration is required. Register at https://events.bizzabo.com/ArdkeenEnterpriseTown

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North Quays: The facts • 1km river-front premium space • 30,000 m2 of open & green spaces for the community, with riverside / marina access • Retail of 30,000 m2 with leisure of 5,000m2 • Office space of 10,000 m2 overlooking the water, with superfast broadband on site • Visitor experience centre of 10,000m2 • 200 bed 4* internationally branded hotel with conference facilities • 300 riverside apartments • 1,700 car park spaces including Electro Vehicle charging • Waterford’s new train station & bus interchange to Wexford & Kilkenny • Sustainable transport solution to connect North Quays across bridge to South Quays and city centre • The Waterford Greenway will now run along the South Quays, across the sustainable bridge and along the quayside of the North Quays to connect to Kilkenny and Wexford Greenways. • The train, bus and Greenway combine at the interchange to give 3.5m visitors • There will be 1,000 construction jobs created by the North Quays project, and 800-1,000 jobs will be created in the offices. Another 1,000 jobs will be created in the retail, leisure, hotel and visitors centre. Indecon estimate the number of indirect jobs to be in the region of 4,500.

Who are the Fawaz Al Hokair Group and why have they chosen Waterford?

Waterford is a key component of the “Project Ireland 2040” which aims to provide balanced regional development. POPULATION • It is the principal urban centre in he South East. The city centre population is expected to reach 81,000 by 2040 – CAGR: +1.1% (Project Ireland 2040 | NPF) • That expected increase of population will generate around 10,000 new homes in Waterford City Centre by 2040. ECONOMICAL GATEWAY • Waterford City is a Gateway City and economic driver of the South East. Waterford City is a major employment centre for the South East with major multinationals such as Bausch + Lomb, Sanofi, Sun Life Financial, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Hasbro. • Waterford is unique in having a network of large and strong regional urban centres in close proximity within each of the surrounding counties that both complement the role of Waterford and perform strong regional and local economic and development roles for their own areas TOURISM • Overseas visitors to Co. Waterford and the South East have grown over the period 2010 to 2016 from 201,000 to an estimated 305,000. (Transforming Waterford | integrated Transport Proposal) • The impact of the proposed investment on tourism will generate an increase of 152,500 oversea visitors for the city of Waterford per year (+542,000 for the South East). It means an increase in annual tourism spend in Waterford of €35m per year. (Transforming Waterford | integrated Transport Proposal).

Who are Fawaz Al Hokair? Falcon Malls is part of the Fawaz Al Hokair Group. It is the Retail Real Estate development arm of its’ European investments and aims to deliver geographic diversification in it Malls Portfolio. Vertically integrated, the company strategy is to source, develop and operate a quality portfolio of shopping centres in European Growth Markets to reflect the strength and innovation delivered in their home markets. Falcon Malls is strongly placed and versatile enough to engage in diverse opportunities with the flexibility of business model to work with a range of partners, from Local and Central Governments to regional and local entrepreneurs. Our long term approach focuses on the development or regeneration of unrivaled shopping and leisure destination for our visitors and retailers alike. All our projects aim to deliver better social and economic benefits to the communities. Innovation, reach and expansion are at the core of our proposition and we are constantly evolving our business in step with changing consumer demands and the latest technology advances. In any country we operate, we aim to be the centre of retailing.


Why are global investors looking at Waterford and the South East?

Why the South East & Waterford? Already signiÞcant opportunity, before any growth or investment

Similar size  catchments…  

…significant retail  space    opportunity…  

Ireland's popula3on  in  regional  ci3es:  2030  vs  2016     -­‐  1m  growth  ESRI  scenario  -­‐  

Retail space  (GLA  m2)  per  1000  capita  within  60   minutes  of  the  city  

Catchment popula*on  (0-­‐60"  of  each  city):  2016  

Retail GLA  (shopping  centre  +  Outlet,  ex  High  St)/catchment  per  1000  capita  

Catchment popula*on  (0-­‐60"):  2030  

483    

868,703 561,505  

571,515

369,411 Galway  

Cork

400    

700,779

664,950

Waterford

Galway

Limerick

…significant tourist  trade  opportunity…   Tourism  spend  in  Irish  ci3es  &  coun3es  per  annum:   2016  

Domes*c tourism  spend  p.a.  (city  &  county)   Tourism  spend:  interna*onal,  p.a.  (city  &  county),  euro,million  

€ 154,000,000   €  166,000,000  

€ 475,000,000  

Galway

4,700

€ 558,000,000  

Cork

€500m “gap-­‐to-­‐ Galway”   €  37,000,000   €  59,000,000   €  75,000,000  

€ 212,000,000  

Waterford

Limerick

1,741

460    

369    

461,039

437,467

50,000 m2  /   €175m  

Cork

Waterford

Limerick

…significant private  sector  growth…  

ESRI projects Waterford and its catchment area to grow Waterford City  &  County  GDP:  2016  &  2030   to 644,950. Ireland continues to be one of the fastest+24,000   growing countries in the EU. jobs   +8%   p .a.   Waterford's catchment area is already larger than growth   Galway's. The tourism opportunity shows a gap to+€3bn   Galway of c. €500m. This equates to c. 4,700 jobs. The retail space GLA is already short 50,000m2 in the  €  7,198     region, which equates to c. €175m in retail trade or 1,750 jobs.  €  4,197     In summary, that growth creates significant jobs and trade opportunity in tourism and retail by simply closing the gap today to other similar-size catchment areas.

Waterford city  &  county  GDP  2016  

Waterford city  &  county  GDP  2030  

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WHAT IT MEANS FOR US... “We want vibrant new neighbourhoods all across the country, such as in Waterford’s North Quays.” – An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker

“The North Quays will be a huge game changer for Waterford, particularly in terms of its city centre retail offering.” – Cllr Pat Nugent, Mayor of Waterford City & County

“What will the North Quays do? It will close out the job from our point of view.” – Michael Walsh, CEO, Waterford City & County Council

“It has the potential to be very positive for Waterford City and for the wider SE Region in the context of Waterford being the gateway city for the region going forward” – South East Chambers


“The development of the North Quays heralds a new era for Waterford and its wonderful to see a strong green emphasis in the design of the project with regard to the environment and in respect to its strategic location on the banks of the River Suir.” – Senator Grace O'Sullivan, The Green Party

“The redevelopment of the North Quays has the potential to dramatically transform our city, not just physically but also from an economic and tourism perspective.” – John Halligan T.D., Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development

“The North Quays is a project of strategic importance and has the clear potential to give Waterford and the south-east region the emphasis it needs to result in an enhanced economy overall.” – Mary Butler T.D., Fianna Fáil

“This plan is a once-ina-lifetime opportunity. We must get it right and ensure the entire South East benefits from the plan.” – David Cullinane T.D., Sinn Fein

“The North Quays development will herald a bright new era in Waterford’s history and will mark the beginning of a new period of growth and prosperity in the city and county, and the entire region.” – Senator Paudie Coffey, Fine Gael


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RE/MAX Team Fogarty will get you the results I

n an unstable housing market, one thing remains constant – the dedication and excellent customer service you can expect from RE/ MAX Team Fogarty. With over 20 years experience selling in Waterford, Kilkenny and the South East and with a dedicated staff of 10, it is no wonder RE/ MAX Team Fogarty are achieving the results for their clients. In fact, the team, led by John and Margaret Fogarty, achieved the highest prices for residential properties over the years and were the first local firm to achieve almost €3 million during the boom and subsequently break the €1 million barrier for an individual residential property in Waterford post recession. In thanking clients, John Fogarty says: “We’ve been around a long time, helping people relocate, upsize or find the right size. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing RE/MAX through the years. We've been with you through thick and thin and we want you to know how much we appreciate your business.”

RE/MAX Team Fogarty may be local but the RE/ MAX brand is a global success story with 120,000 agents in over 110 Countries around the world. The Waterford-based team certainly havent gone unnoticed on the global scale as Margaret is currently in the top 20 RE/MAX agents in the world for transactions and recently was awarded the prestigious Hall of Fame award, which couldn’t have been achieved without the help of their treasured buyers and sellers So what sets them apart? According to John, “As sales go up and down, service lasts forever. Our dedication to leadership and pushing boundaries is the major driving force behind our success. We invest heavily in technology and are the first firm in Ireland to offer virtual reality - enabling a full walkthrough of homes to be viewed 24/7 anywhere in the world.” Whether you are looking to sell, are new to the market or looking to upgrade, be sure to call RE/ MAX Team Fogarty for advice, big or small, on 051 843684.

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Niamh Briggs inspires at Regional Leaders session I

nspiring, humble and honest are just some of the words that were heard after the recent Regional Leaders Programme speaker session, as Irish International Rugby player Niamh Briggs joined outgoing Waterford Chamber President Paul Nolan for an open mic session. Niamh, who is originally from Abbeyside, spoke from the heart on how recent injuries left her feeling angry and bereft and out of love with the game. But with the help of her family and friends, she began her slow recovery and is back fighting fit and more determined than ever. Speaking to a large group of programme participants, mentors and invited guests at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Dunmore East Golf Club, Niamh and Paul offered their experiences on leadership, achieving results, the importance of teamwork and creating a work/life balance, all of which are integral topics within the Regional Leaders Programme structure. Speaking after the event, outgoing President Paul Nolan said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to ask Niamh about her own personal experiences. The level of engagement from the participants in attendance showed how well she is regarded, not just on the pitch, but also as an inspiration for many young men and women out there. Her honesty and integrity is

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certainly inspiring and she epitomises what the Regional Leaders Programme is all about.” The inaugural year of the programme is now drawing to a close and Waterford Chamber, along with programme partners Bausch + Lomb and Waterford Chamber Skillnet, are busy working on year two, which will commence in September. The programme is aimed at professionals who want to develop their leadership skills or for companies who would like to increase the capacity of their internal talent pool to ensure the next generation of their company is in safe hands. Participants enjoy one to one mentoring with business leaders, as well as group mentoring and guest speaker sessions over the nine month period. Year one saw nearly 30 mentors and 45 participants

work together and the booking process is now open for year two. Leadership and professional development is a key component of the Bausch + Lomb ethos, making them the ideal partner for the Regional Leaders Programme. “We are delighted to partner with Waterford Chamber on this programme. What we have learned over the past twelve months is there is a keen appetite for continuous professional development. Being a leader today is challenging and this programme helps current and potential leaders explore their leadership style through the guidance of the Business Mentors”, said Jackie Roche, Learning + Organisational Development Manager, Bausch + Lomb.

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Dr Helen Murphy and Neil Quinlan, WIT

Waterford Institute of Technology School of Lifelong Learning and Education Waterford Chamber – Breakfast Briefing for Springboard 2018 programmes Where: WIT Arena

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When: Tuesday, 12th June

aterford Chamber will host a breakfast briefing at the WIT Arena on 12th June to appraise members of the large range of funded upskilling courses now available at WIT through the ‘Springboard+’ and ‘Skillnets’ funding streams. This briefing offers an opportunity to companies in Waterford and across the South-East to find out more about the over €1.4m available to be drawn down by businesses and employees to pursue purpose-designed upskilling and re-skilling courses at WIT over the coming year. Funded courses are available across business, computing, construction, engineering and science. Springboard 2018 programmes are 100% funded for programmes at level 6 Certificate level and 90% funded for programmes at levels

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Bookings: lynda.lawton@waterfordchamber.ie

7, 8 and 9 (where individuals are required to pay 10% of the overall programme cost). Springboard funded programmes have been available for a number of years, but up to this year have been primarily targeted at the unemployed and those not in the workforce. The 2018 Springboard Call has re-orientated eligibility for people looking to access third level qualifications from the unemployed to the employed. WIT has worked with stakeholders including industry groups represented on the South East Regional Skills Forum and other industry and social partners in the development of suitable programmes across a number of industry sectors. The industry sectors and types of programmes supported in this Springboard Call are guided by national and regional

policy, specifically the Action Plan for Jobs 2018 and the South East Action Plan for Jobs. Programmes funded for 2018 range from programme at Certificate level to full postgraduate awards. WIT also have a range of Skillnet programmes, developed in collaboration with Waterford Chamber, that will be available from September 2018 and finally have a number of other part-time/flexible programmes specifically designed for industry in the South East. Buffet breakfast is provided and ample free parking will be available immediately adjacent to the venue. Please see witarena.ie/about-us for directions to WIT Arena.

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FUNDED UPSKILLING Springboard & Skillnet Courses for Employees Waterford Chamber Breakfast Briefing Tuesday 12th June 8-9am WIT Arena

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Movers & Shakers New appointments in the Waterford business community

DEIRDRE MACKEY

SANDRA POWER

AUDREY BARRY

Marketing Assistant, TSSG

Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator, Dlight Concepts

Network Administrator, Waterford Chamber Skillnet

Sandra Power has taken up the role of Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator in Tramore company Dlight. The winners of the Small Business category in the Waterford Business Awards, Dlight is renowned for completing high profile lighting projects including Indeed, Mount Juliet, and Twitter. They are currently working on a massive regeneration project in Dublin Port. The sales plan for 2018 has included expanding into the retail market with its lighting and lifestyle website www. EamesLighting.com. Prior to joining Dlight, Sandra worked as Head of Promotions in Beat for six years, Sales and Marketing in Chia Bia, and also worked in Waterford Chamber in the Sales & Marketing department, so she is no stranger to a fastpaced workload, identifying new avenues for promtion, and throwing her boundless energy behind each project. Hailing from Tramore herself, Sandra is thrilled to be part of such a progressive and innovative local company. If you want to contact Sandra, you can email her on sandra@dlight.ie

Waterford Chamber Skillnet are delighted to welcome Audrey Barry as the new Network Administrator. Having spent 12 years working in a supervisory role in the childcare sector, in 2015 Audrey moved into the healthcare sector where she worked in the busy Central Referrals department of University Hospital Waterford for six months before moving into a contract role in the pharmaceutical sector to work as a valued member of a Health and Safety team. This contract led Audrey on to filling a HR role at STS Group Waterford where responsibility for all administration for Irish and European sites fell under Audrey. Waterford Chamber Skillnet are delighted to have appointed Audrey to the Network Administrator role, where she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skills. As the face of company training in Waterford, Audrey would be delighted to hear from companies in the region who are currently planning training.

Deirdre has worked in the Hospitality and Retail industry for over 15 years and recently began a new challenge in the Marketing department of TSSG, an ICT Research & Innovation Unit in WIT. Since completing her BA (hons) in Hospitality Management in WIT, Deirdre continued her study and completed an MSc in Business, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (mBITE) in 2012. From here she began her Marketing career in Faithlegg House Hotel under the guidance of Marketing Manager Deirdre Houlihan, and continued to gain experience in Flynn Hotels and Kilkenny Design Centre as Marketing Manager. Deirdre took a brief break from Marketing and spent 20 months in Recruitment which was a challenging but rewarding job. “I always knew Marketing was the path for me but I needed to try something new, just to be sure. It’s a very exciting time to be working in TSSG and to be a part of the wider research eco-system. The team in TSSG have made me feel so welcome and it’s great to join such a progressive and innovative company.” 36

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South East BIC determined to see regional growth Since taking on his new role, it’s been an exciting and challenging few months for South East Business Innovation Centre’s new CEO, Aidan Shine. Here, he talks to Lynda Lawton about his new position, the role of South East BIC and the importance of collaboration in the region.

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ith a wealth of experience in the business sector, Aidan Shine is keen to throw himself into his new role as CEO of South East BIC. Having worked with the organisation for a number of years, his extensive knowledge will certainly serve him well, but he still sees it as a new challenge. “The past three months have been exciting and challenging all at the same time. I love the newness of the job and it has given me a different view of the organisation. I’ve spent the past number of years in the trenches so it was daunting to leave on a Friday afternoon as a colleague and come in Monday morning with a new role and responsibilities. Saying that, the team in the BIC have been brilliant and the goodwill from everybody, including the BIC’s stakeholders and partners, has certainly been energising. We are all on a learning curve together.” As a new era dawns for the Region in light of Ireland 2040,

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Aidan is determined South East BIC will have an impact and outlines his vision. “As a team we will continue to position South East BIC as the professional, go-to place for start-ups in the region and we want to get the message out there that we are looking to work with entrepreneurs and ambitious high-potential start-ups so we can ensure regional growth. We want to be part of that process, assisting entrepreneurs to build robust business models, helping them secure funding (through our Halo Business Angel Network) and offering advice and support at the appropriate time in the process. “South East BIC is part of the enterprise-support eco-system. There is a lot of help out there for entrepreneurs and start-ups and we work closely with Enterprise Ireland, the Local Enterprise Offices and other stakeholders. “In the past the start-up process was driven by the business plan, but now it’s almost the last thing we look at. It’s more about the

business model, your customer profile, your route to market and only then do we start the business plan and getting investor-ready. You must focus on what problem you are solving, for whom you are solving the problem, i.e. your target customer and the scale of the opportunity. “Waterford historically has been driven by big companies but we have a new generation who are making waves and there is a strong appetite for working for oneself. Being an entrepreneur is on-trend at the moment, but not everybody is necessarily an entrepreneur. “The fact that we don’t provide funding gives us objectivity and a sense of independence but the most important thing for us is how can we add value to your business idea and where can we get it for you. The South East is a great place to start a business and it’s getting even better!”

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SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR There’s never a dull moment at The Reg, whether it’s a delicious lunch, dinner or nightly music and the offering has just got better, with the launch of SUAS Rooftop Terrace and Ireland’s Ancient Feast.

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UAS Rooftop Terrace is now paired with a brand new covered pergola on the lower and upper terrace. This pergola has turned Waterford’s most summer unique al fresco dining area into the perfect dining and event area all year round. The new state-of-the-art roofing system, designed by Belgian company Renson, has been installed on the Roof Terrace, which allows customers to avail of the panoramic views of Reginald’s Tower and mighty River Suir regardless of the weather. The first of its kind in Ireland, the roof and vertical screens can be opened or closed at the touch of a button and the roof closes automatically as soon as it senses some rain, saving guests from having to move inside. The built-in heating and lighting system means outdoor comfort 12 months of the year.

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SUAS Restaurant was extensively refurbished and extended and can now cater for up to 60 people. SUAS Restaurant menu offers a range of options including the finest seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes along with a vast range of local produce. SUAS NightBar allows customers to lounge till late upstairs whether it is on SUAS Rooftop Terrace or after their meal in SUAS Restaurant. The overall investment into SUAS totaled in the region of €150,000 and employed many local companies to carry out the works, including Nevin Construction, CTS Group, Aerhaus Mechanical Ventilation Systems, David & Tony Corcoran, Tony Colclough. For bookings please call 051 583000 or see www.thereg.ie

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NIGHT OUT WITH A DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR STAFF OR FAMILY VISITORS THIS SUMMER, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN IRELAND’S ANCIENT FEAST. The Reg’s resident historian and storyteller invites you to join him for dinner in the Reg where you will experience a journey through 1,100 years of Waterford’s history. The Chefs have created a menu representative of Waterford’s unique past but chosen from the best local seafood, meats and local artisan producers. Surrounded by the adjacent Reginald’s Tower Viking museum, Viking longboat, King of the Vikings audio visual experience and the Giant “Dragonslayer” Viking sword, SUAS Restaurant is the perfect location to hear of the many invaders, mercenaries and merchants who have come to Waterford to conquer but who ended up becoming more Irish than the Irish themselves, over the past 1,100 years. Ireland’s Ancient Feast takes place every evening Monday to Thursday during the summer months at 6pm, costing €35 or €15 for the children’s menu. www.irelandsancientfeast.ie


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Choose from our wide range of corporate packages and align your business with a much-loved brand.

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THE PEOPLE'S THEATRE Why are Corporates and the Business community important to the future of the Theatre Royal? Nora Widger explains why.

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artnering with a prestigious 230-year-old venue allows your business to connect with the community while creating opportunities for your clients and staff throughout the year for example complimentary tickets and corporate nights at the Theatre Royal. As a registered charity and in receipt of limited funding from the Arts Council and Waterford City & County Council we are heavily reliant on Box Office revenue which is difficult to project from year to year; Corporate support allows us to provide sustainable employment and building upgrades to one of Waterford’s heritage buildings. As we see an upturn in the economy we are also seeing an increase in engagement between companies and the arts. We believe companies are realising even more the positive exposure garnered out of associations with the arts and

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communities. By choosing to support Theatre Royal your company will gain meaningful exposure through a partnership with this much-loved and recognised brand as well as receiving the following benefits: HOSPITALITY BENEFITS: • Complimentary tickets • Invitation to corporate evenings • Discount on group bookings ADVERTISING & PROMOTIONAL BENEFITS: • Acknowledgement of support on the Theatre Royal website, our friends wall and external screens. • Organised corporate packages and hospitality evenings at discounted rates • Placement of company logo in season brochures (10,000 per season x 3 seasons)

• Discounted rates on hire of auditorium for events – ideal for product launches, conferences and training There are a number of ways to get involved with us: • Become a Corporate Partner • Become a Friend • Hire Our Venue • Sponsor A Seat All have benefits and to find out more call us to arrange a tour and discuss a suitable option. Or to simple check out our diverse summer programme go to www.theatreroyal.ie

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PIER 37

With spectacular views over the River Suir, the Tower Hotel has unveiled their new-look, aptly named Pier 37 Bar & Grill.

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utting the ribbon on the latest offering by the Neville Group, Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr Pat Nugent said: “The renovation plans for the Tower Hotel are certainly impressive and it is clear to see that care and attention has been given to every aspect of the design. Pier 37 Bar & Grill is just one of a number of renovation plans and we look forward to see what else is in store over the coming months.” Pier 37 was designed by local architects Pat Halley & Associates Architects in conjunction with Bryan McCarthy & Associates Engineers another local company. The plush new interior was designed by Liz Harte Interiors, while David Flynn Joinery installed

New Bar Manager at the Tower Hotel, Jonas Leonavicius chooses his favourite Thin Gin cocktail from the new Pier 37 menu

the bar and the mirrors and images were provided by Tom Walsh, showing the Neville family’s commitment to supporting local business in Waterford. There is now double the amount of seating available, complete with all new furniture and fixtures and fittings and a full bar menu has been created, which is served all day. There is live entertainment every weekend. Speaking at the official opening, Seamus O’Carroll, General Manager said: “Waterford is a city we are all proud of and we are delighted we can share just a little bit more of it with our customers. We are committed to developing the hotel to the highest of standards and Pier 37 is just one in a

number of projects. We are very proud of the end result and looking forward to welcoming new visitors and old friends over the summer and beyond.” Over the coming months a new restaurant will be added to the first floor of the hotel, all bedrooms will be completely re furbished and new bedrooms will be developed. This will be followed by a new conference centre catering for up to 650 delegates along with greater car parking. The Tower Hotel will become a 4 star hotel and one of the leading conference hotels in the Southeast.

Thin Gin Bramble 50ml Thin Gin 15ml Lemon Juice (approx. half a lemon) 10ml Sugar Syrup Blackberry Liqueur 1. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker and fill with ice. 2. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. 3. Drizzle the crème de mûre (blackberry liqueur) on top and garnish with a a lemon wedge.


Now Open

The New Bar and Grill at the Tower Hotel

NEW BAR MENU – SERVED ALL DAY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT WEEKENDS T: 051 862300 E: info@thw.ie www.towerhotelwaterford.com

The best thing about memories is making them


s d a e r y a d i l o h Top 5 Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen The No. 1 Irish bestseller, now in paperback! Aisling is 28, living with Mammy and Daddy and waiting for a marriage proposal that never comes. Out of the blue Aisling decides that everything must change in her life. Hilarious and touching, this is a must-read.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Eleanor is completely fine – she has a good job and a place to live. But Eleanor has no friends and nobody to call her own. But then the unexpected arrival of love and kindness in her life changes Eleanor forever. A brilliant awardwinning first novel.

From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan This is a story of small-town Ireland but a small-town Ireland utterly transformed by the arrival of Farouk, a refugee from Syria. One of Ireland's greatest contemporary writers shows us how the world is interconnected and how we are all human after all.

The Hideaway by Sheila O'Flanagan A shocking news report changes Juno Ryan's world. She finds herself without the man she loves or the answers she needs. Will the enchanting Villa Naranja in Spain provide the escape she desires? And what about the handsome Pep? A great beach read.

The Break by Marian Keyes Amy's husband Hugh decides that they need a break from each other. He is going to find himself for six months in South-East Asia. Amy is distraught but then she realises that if Hugh is on a break, then maybe she is too. A funny summer read about losing and finding love.


The Book Centre - Barker & Jones Waterford | Wexford | Kilkenny | Naas www.thebookcentre.ie 051 873823 The Book Centre, a locally-owned, family-run business. Recently won the Customer Excellence Award and the Overall Business of the Year Award at the Waterford Business Awards. We have Books, Magazines, Gifts, Greeting Cards, Leonidas Chocolates, Schoolbooks, Stationery, Gift Vouchers and even a cafĂŠ where our customers can relax and browse the latest books. The Book Centre...so much more than a bookshop.


SELFCARE - TASTER SESSIONS Each of these one hour sessions will be offered with a maximum number of 20 participants per session: • Yoga • Mindfulness • Meditation

EXERCISE These exercise programmes will be held annually with a maximum number of 20 participants: • 5-week running programme • 5-week cycling course with facilitator on the Greenway − a guide to safe cycling

Health & Wellbeing

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he Board of the Solas Cancer Support Centre was delighted to host a Business After Hours on 5th April and to welcome the local business community to the Centre. At the event a new initiative was officially launched by Board Member Seamus Kilgannon. The new Health and Wellness for Life Programme offers a partnership to local companies in providing a year-long managed schedule of events. This program includes four strands around self-care, exercise, cancer awareness and health awareness. On the night Seamus explained the background to this new program: “With over 25 years working in industry and having founded SCHIVO Group in 2007, I fully appreciate the importance of being able to work with a great team and we are fortunate to have been able to find and build that team in Schivo Medical. My extensive experience in industry has demonstrated the value and importance of helping people balance their work and personal lives to be fulfilled. In the development of the Solas Health and Wellbeing for Life Programme I was adamant that we offer organisations an

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opportunity to facilitate improved employee wellbeing by including resources and tools that educate, encourage and empower individuals to proactively manage their own health and wellbeing.” Tracy McDaid, Manager of the Centre, will work closely with partnering companies and a range of expert facilitators to ensure that this comprehensive yearly program is delivered to best suit an individual company’s needs. For details on the Health and Wellness for Life Programme please contact manager@solascentre.ie or call the Centre on 051 304604. The Solas Cancer Support Centre offers free cancer support to those affected by cancer, their families and carers in the South East. These services are available in their centre at Williamstown in Waterford City and in their West Waterford service based in the Alternative Health Clinic in Dungarvan. The services are completely funded by the public and cost in excess of €500,000 per year to operate. The aim of this new programme is to secure funding from new corporate partners to sustain these vital services and plan for future developments.

45 MINUTE CANCER AWARENESS INFORMATION SESSIONS These four sessions can be held in house at a time that is suitable for your organisation: • January − Smoking Cessation programme • May − Skin Cancer Awareness • October − Breast Cancer Awareness • November − Men’s Health Awareness

90-MINUTE HEALTH INFORMATION SESSIONS These information sessions will be held annually: • Improving quality and duration of sleep • Resilience in a busy world • Diet and healthy living • Posture and exercise to prevent back pain

IN-HOUSE NOTICE BOARD Content to be updated each month with notices, useful information, local events of interest linked to the programme. Access to Solas Blog/News pages with notices, useful information and local events of interest linked to the programme.

TRAINING OF SOLAS CHAMPIONS Each company will suggest a team of Solas Champions who will be provided with additional information and education on the services provided by the Solas Cancer Support Centre, and will become a potential point of contact for the organisation’s employees who would like additional information.

PROJECT MANAGER The programme will be coordinated by a single point from the Solas Cancer Support Centre to ensure the smooth delivery of the annual timetable. The programme can be modified to take into consideration individual organisation’s needs.

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Soaring to new heights on the Greenway Coach House Coffee has certainly become the go to rest stop in the heat of Waterford Greenway and the latest offering from owners Stephen Lynch and Craig Dee, The Pigeon Loft, is sure to cement the Kilmacthomas offering as year-round destination.

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ased at the old historic Famine Workhouse development and bursting with character and charm, the Pigeon Loft is the ideal venue for weddings, gigs, corporate functions, theatre and art exhibitions and with a full restaurant grade kitchen, the culinary offering is also spectacular with all food sourced locally, where possible. According to Stephen, “We wanted to create a unique atmosphere and experience for our customers, a place that is warm and inviting and a destination for both tourists and locals.” The success of the Greenway has been unprecedented and the benefits on rural Waterford can only grow, Stephen believes. “The Greenway has had a huge impact on Kilmacthomas, it’s totally

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transformed from what once was a forgotten village to a bustling destination. The car parks are full, businesses are reopening or expanding, and the increase in footfall in the area is remarkable.” Both Stephen and Craig’s rise to success has been well documented and admired – starting out with First Class Castles when they were in college, to setting up Momentum Events and then having the foresight to open Coach House Coffee and now the Pigeon Loft, in only a matter of years. So what’s next? “Watch this space!”, he replies. “We do have other plans but for now we want to make sure this offering is the best it can be. We have 30 seasonal staff, 20 who are full time, including three chefs and we’re open from 8am, so we need to ensure we’re grounded for the

time being. We always had plans to expand but we didn’t think we’d be this far ahead so quickly. We are trying to build a core customer base independent of the Greenway as we do not want to become too heavily reliant on the Greenway footfall alone. We are trying to have the right product and service offering for both locals and tourists alike; this ensures that we are not a seasonal business.” And while the Greenway continues to thrive and become an integral part of the landscape of Waterford, it seems so too is Coach House Coffee and The Pigeon Loft. COACH HOUSE COFFEE The Courtyard, The Workhouse, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford Tel: 051 295654 www.coachhousecoffee.ie

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Waterford Greenway

As the summer season kicks in, we've explored the Greenway and picked just some of the many highlights along the way. Check out www.visitwaterfordgreenway.com for more.

Kilmacthomas Viaduct

Ballyvoyle Viaduct

A monument landmark in the centre of Kilmacthomas, this eight-arch rubble stone railway viaduct-over-road, millrace and river was opened in 1878 as part of the Great Southern and Western Railway Line and closed in 1982.

One of the most iconic structures on the Waterford Greenway, the Ballyvoyle Viaduct was constructed in 1878 and blown up in 1922 during the Civil War, and subsequently rebuilt in 1924.

Ballyvoyle Tunnel

St. Augustine's Church

An extraordinary feature of Waterford's railway heritage, the Ballyvoyle Tunnel was built in 1878. It is 400 metres long and fully brick-lined. The alcoves along the inside of the tunnel were to allow workers to stand in from passing trains.

Dungarvan Castle and WWII Memorial Constructed in the early 13th century and known as King John's Castle, it was converted into an RIC barracks in 1889 but partially burnt down by republicans during the War of Independence. It remained in use as a Garda barracks until 1987 and is now an OPW heritage attraction.

The beautiful St. Augustine's Church incorporates the remains of the 13th centrury Augustine Abbey founded in 1920 by Thomas Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald.

Durrow Viaduct A fascinating reminder of Waterford's railway heritage, the Durrow Viaduct was built c. 1878 over the River Tay.

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gallery Dr. Brian Creedon; Kathryn Kiely, Chamber Deputy President; Tracy McDaid and Seamus Kilgannon, Solas Centre.

Lynda Lawton, Waterford Chamber; Kathryn Kiely, Deputy President; Deirdre Clune MEP; Paul Nolan, Chamber President; Kieran Walsh, Munster Express. Outgoing Chamber President Paul Nolan congratulates new President Kathryn Kiely at the Chamber AGM.

Irene Treacy, Smovey Health and Catherine Moore, Waterford News & Star at the Business After Hours at Garter Lane

The team from Tully's Bar with Kathryn Kiely, Chamber Deputy President at the Business After Hours at Garter Lane

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Billy O'Dwyer, O'Dwyer Power; Kim Leahy, Cquent; Rachel Power, O'Dwyer Power; John Carey, Fieldmaster at the Business After Hours at the Solas Centre.

Gerald Hurley, Chamber CEO with Seรกn Kelly MEP

Niall Griffin, Metalman Engineering; Trish Crehan; Jim Tumulty, New Links Training Solutions; Orm Kenny at the Business After Hours at Garter Lane.

Angela Jackman, Waterford Chamber and Joe Fortune, The Lighthouse Restaurant at the Business After Hours at the Solas Centre.

Sile Penkert and Lilly O'Reilly, Garter Lane and Paul Nolan, Chamber President. Cllr. Eddie Mulligan and Sile Penkert, Garter Lane.

Lynda Lawton, Waterford Chamber; Carmel Grant, Events by Carmel; Janet Tumulty, New Links Training Solutions at the Business After Hours at the Solas Centre.

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Banking & Financial

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Arts & Leisure

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Caricatures by Carmel ...............086 8541856 Cathy Desmond Stringschool ....086 1041626 Christ Church Cathedral ..............051 858958 Dunmore East Golf Club ..............051 383151 Edmund Rice Heritage Centre ....051 874390 Garter Lane Arts Centre ………...051 855038 Greenway Waterford Bike Hire ...086 1292724 Imagine Arts Festival .................086 3941242 Kilcohan Park .........................….051 874531 Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens ....................087 0960013 Mount Congreve Estate ..............051 384115 St. Anne’s Waterford Tennis Club 051 874350 Symphony Club of Waterford ......051 874568 Theatre Royal ...……..........……..051 874402 Waterford & Suir Valley Railway ...051 384058 Waterford & Tramore Racecourse 051 381425 Waterford FC ...............................051 377995 Waterford Golf Club ....................051 876748 Waterford Healing Arts Trust …...051 842664 Waterford Music ........................................n/a

Waterford Micro Business Network ..................….051 841740

Almega Business Consulting ....087 6182472 Brendan M Cummins ................087 1480800 Brian Hennebry & Associates .....051 856804 CaffCo Business Planning .......086 2886280 Cquent.ie ..................................087 2804513 Darlington Consulting ...............086 2437677 EAP Institute ..............................051 855733 EuroBEN ....................................087 1389233 FP Consulting Ltd ......................086 2590532 Irish Incorporations ...…………..051 879120 MCX Training & Development ..086 8225301 MRA Consulting Ltd .....................051 364262 Natalie Cooke Consulting ..........086 8383577 Nolan Construction Consultants 051 841719 O’Connell Ivory Communications ..............n/a Project Life Cycle Partners Ltd ....051 347185 South East Business & Innovation Centre .....…..........051 356300 Transition and Project Management Solutions ..............087 6880618 Triangle Marketing .....................086 3448551 Windsor HRM ………….........…..051 874210

Architects

Audio/Visual EveryEvent ................................086 1931371

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Cleaning Services CCS Facilities ........................….051 344173 Maurice Hennessy Contract Cleaners ........…..........051 832715 Suir Clean ..................................051 595942

Community Ballybeg Greens ..........................051 350100 Copper Coast Geopark ...............051 292828 Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre ...........................051 874390 GIY Ireland ..................................051 584411 Solas Cancer Support Centre ......051 304604 Waterford & South East Samaritans ..........................051 872114 Waterford Area Partnership .........051 841740 Waterford In Your Pocket ...........087 7436220 Waterford PPN ..............................058 21198

Construction Bolster Construction ……............051 381322 Fergal Tynan Construction .........051 898238 Kearney Engineering ..................051 307038 MacMinn O’Reilly Mahon ............051 876681

Education Adult Education Service ..............051 873195

Junior Achievement Ireland .......086 3893439 Language Xchange Ireland .......087 2251543 New Frontiers Enterprise Platform Programme ……….…....051 302953 St. Paul’s Community College .....051 355816 Waterford Adult Education Centre 051 852803 Waterford English Language Centres ..........................................051 877288 Waterford Adult Learning Scheme 051 854444 Waterford and Wexford ETB .......051 301537 Waterford College of Further Education ...................051 874053 Waterford Institute of Technology ..............................051 302000 Waterford Youth Committee ........051 874911 Waterford Youthreach ……..........051 877241 Youthreach Subla Centre ............051 373833

Engineering Greenpark Engineering ……..…..051 872120 Johnstown Engineering .............087 2787471 Kearney Engineering ..................051 307038 Metalman Engineering ...............051 333909 M.W. Murphy & Son ...................051 873886 Winthrop Engineering ......…..…..051 594000

Engineering Consultants Douglas Carroll Consulting Engineers …………...051 306670 Frank Fox & Associates ………...051 872799 Garland ...................................…051 876511 Leyden Consulting Engineers .....051 364344

Environment, Energy & Waste Byrne & McGuire Oil ..................021 4633888 Campus Oil ...............................1850 430430 Enerpower ..................................051 364054 ESB Networks ................…...…1850 372757 FLI Group ................……………..051 353190 Gas Networks Ireland ................021 4534000 Green Man Energy ……….……..051 371705 Kollect .........................................051 364495

Food & Drink Anchor Spirits Ireland ..................051 858579 Blackwater Distillery ......................058 52621 Chia Bia .....................................051 393685 Coffee House Lane .....................051 875953 DessertFirst .................................051 375721 Fintan Stanley Ltd .......................051 344000 Glorious Sushi ...........................087 6815897 The Iverk Show ...........................051 644621 Jen’s Kitchen .............................087 9295673

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Legacy Irish Craft Cider .............087 6494724 Mary Grimes Food Hall ………....051 857878 Metalman Brewing ......................051 348448 Pip and Pear ...............................051 872685 Supporting Nature Naturally Co ...051 383742 Walsh’s Bakehouse ….................051 378080

Funeral Directors Falconer & Sons Undertakers ....051 355872 R. Thompson Funeral Directors ..051 874159

Graphic Design Aeronstudio ...............................087 2560543 B2B Communications ………......051 858888 Cantec Business Technology ......051 337012 Fieldmaster ......….......................051 876995 Graphic Image ............................051 858787 Márla Communications ...............051 853650 Passion For Creative .................051 580969 Swift Print ...................................051 334926 Tagline Print & Design ...............083 4862494 TOTEM ........................................058 24832

Health & Beauty Eyecatchers Opticians ……….....051 873553 Eyeworks Opticians ……………..051 874428 Major Opticians ...…..............…..051 874392 Nolke Opticians ………......……..051 855638 Osmium Beauty .........................087 2153734 Re>nu Treatment Rooms .........051 862300 Russell Fitness .........................086 0878741 Smovey Health .........................085 8525766 Urban Hype .................................051 876013 Wigworld ...................................087 6889332

Healthcare Advance Physio Waterford ..........051 844471 Dermot Crowley & Associates Dental Surgeons ..........................051 853111 Ely Eye Clinic ............................087 9185107 Genesis Laser & Aesthetic Clinic 051 854445 Havenwood Retirement Village ...051 303800 Home Instead Senior Care ..........051 333966 The Keogh Practice ……………..051 855411 Dr Joseph O’Beirne …...........…..051 842634 University Hospital Waterford ......051 848000 Waterford Hospice ......................051 844847 Whitfield Clinic ............................051 319815

Hotels Athenaeum House Hotel ............051 833999 Dooley’s Hotel ………….........…..051 873531 Faithlegg House Hotel …………..051 382000 The Fitzwilton Hotel ……………..051 846900 The Granville Hotel …….………..051 305555 Majestic Hotel ………….........…..051 381761 Maryborough Hotel and Spa .......021 4365555 Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre ....051 862300 Travelodge ..................................051 358885 Viking Hotel Waterford……..........051 336933 Waterford Castle Hotel ...............051 878203 Waterford Marina Hotel ..............051 856600

Household & Interior Design Colourtrend Paint and Wallpaper 051 351299 Dlight ..........................................051 393464 Evoke German Kitchens .............051 580780 Glen Parquet Flooring ….............051 852211 Murphy Larkin Timber Products ..051 391821

Housing Association Focus Ireland ……..........………..051 879807 Respond! ……………................0818 357901

HR & Recruitment AA Euro Recruitment Group ......051 355704 Cpl Resources ............................051 511181 Hartley People .............................051 878813 Insight Recruitment & Training ....051 325876 itContracting .............................1890 911 211 JumpTech ....................................051 347100 Matrix Recruitment .......................051 353825 Morgan McKinley …………........051 309650 Rigney Dolphin ...........................051 590000

HR Services Darlington Consulting ...............086 2437677 Insight HR ................................056 7701060 Rigney Dolphin ...........................051 590000 Peninsula Business Services ...1890 252 923 SimplifyHR ..................................051 364518 Windsor HRM ………….........…..051 874210

Insurance Anita Cambie Financial ................051 821774 Arachas .......................................051 877700 BMCI Insurance & Investments ..087 0635685

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Hooper Dolan Insurances ...........051 860600 McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances .........051 872080 Oliver Murphy Insurance Brokers 051 841766 O’Leary Insurances ....................051 309130 OakTree Financial Services .....1890 876077 Vhi .................………......……..086 8581441

Manufacturing APS Materials Inc. …………..…..051 357834 ARTeSYN BioSolutions Ireland ..051 508431 Ball Beverage Packaging Ireland 051 372137 Bausch & Lomb Ireland …...........051 355001 Cartamundi Ireland .....…………051 331100 Carten Controls ......……………..051 355436 CMC Hygea ...............................051 345044 Dawn Meats Group .....……..…..051 309200 EcoBurner .....................………..051 353806 EirGen Pharma ....………….…..051 591944 E. Flahavan & Sons ....………...051 294107 ELC Laser Group .......................051 358144 Ellickson Doors .........................051 370962 Glanbia Plc …………...........…..056 7772288 Glazik ......................................087 9873653 Honeywell Aerospace Ireland .....051 303620 Honeywell Transportation Ireland 051 376411 House of Waterford Crystal .........051 317000 Kearney Engineering ..................051 307038 Keltech .......................................051 377900 MEDITE SMARTPLY ......………051 851233 NutriScience .......………....……..051 304010 Nypro Healthcare .......................051 359600 PPI Adhesive Products ....……..051 373555 Orafol Europe .............................051 359400 Sanofi Waterford ..…..……....…..051 594100 South Eastern Chemicals .....….051 885405 SPG Packaging Ireland Ltd ..…...051 851551 Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland ....051 331331 West Pharma ...............................051 378768

Marketing & PR B2B Communications …………..051 858888 Bance Nolan ......….....…………..051 845403 Efitz Marketing ............................051 391350 Focus Visual Communication ......051 832742 Liberty Communicates ...............087 3561722 Márla Communications ...............051 853650 Meraki Marketing ......................087 7986204 Monica Leech Communications 051 850850 O’Connell Ivory Communications ..............n/a Passion For Creative ................051 580969 Preferred Marketing & PR ...….051 820850 Success Online ………..….........051 330579 Triangle Marketing .....................086 3448551

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Office Supplies Fieldmaster ......….......................051 876995 Jones Business Systems ............051 374896

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Property Barry & John Murphy Auctioneers 051 858444 Book A Room.ie ………......……..051 858182 DNG Thomas Reid Auctioneers ...051 852233 Ennis Gough Property ...............051 851166 Liberty Blue Estate Agents ..........051 845751 O’Shea O’Toole & Partners ….....051 876757 Purcell Properties .......................051 876514 RE/MAX Team Fogarty ...............051 843684 Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan .....051 843880

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Pubs & Clubs Holy Cross Inn ……………..........051 353087 Jack Meades ………..........……..051 850950 The Reg .....................................051 583000 The Spinnaker Bar & Restaurant 051 383133 Tullys Bar ...................................................n/a

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Retail Alfie Hale Sports ….........………..051 872837 Ardkeen Quality Food Store .......051 874620 Audi Waterford ............................051 337600 Bolands Waterford .......................051 872122 The Book Centre ..........................051 873823 Brennan’s Pharmacy …......……..051 390234 Delaney’s Pharmacy …………....051 874722 Evolution .....................................051 854526 Fitzgerald Menswear ......…….....051 855055 Fitz U ..........................................051 876543 Full of Beans …………….............051 843653 Full of Beans 2 ..........................051 844644 George Corbett Motors ...............051 857717 Hallmark Jewellers ......................051 853144 Heroes ........................................051 304260 House of Waterford Crystal .........051 317000

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Kelly & Dollard .............................051 870077 Kneisel Jewellers ………....……..051 875033 Morris Builders Providers & DIY ..051 874986 Mulligan’s Pharmacy • Ballybricken ..............................051 840500 • Barronstrand Street ..................051 875211 • City Square ...............................051 853247 • Dunmore Road .........................051 843700 • Rockshire Road, Ferrybank ......051 832646 • Lisduggan ................................ 051 374420 • Superquinn ...............................051 820200 • Tesco Ardkeen .........................051 364888 • Tesco Ballybeg .........................051 364555 • Tramore ................................... 051 338550 Power’s Pharmacy ……..………..051 875034 Redlane Boutique ........................051 395395 Sam McCauley Chemists ......…..051 860066 Sheridan Motor Group .................051 334700 The Shoe Centre …….....…........051 874036 Sienna Home Furnishings ...........051 595005 3Store .........................................051 841079 Tom Murphy Car Sales ................051 301222 Waterford Motor Village ..............051 304300 Worldwide Wines ........................051 878798

Security BlueWall Technologies ......…......051 372828 CCS Security ........................….051 344173 CTS ............................................051 387931 Horizon Safety Systems ............059 9182517 S. Security ..................................051 872435

Services Arc Mediation .............................051 348336 Clem Jacob Hire ……….....……..051 373333 Codico Distributors ......................051 379933 Dlight ..........................................051 393464 Events by Carmel Grant ...........086 8541856 EveryEvent ................................086 1931371 HSS Hire ......................................051 349391 Kustom Workwear .....................051 358700 Maitech Industrial Services .......051 351897 National Business Machines ......051 877285 OASIS ……....................………..051 590968 R & J Electrical Services ...........087 6126765 Rigney Dolphin ...........................051 590000 WorkLAB ...................................087 9466562 WriteWords Editorial .................087 6959799

Shopping Centres Caulfield’s SuperValu …………...051 840400 City Square Shopping Centre .....051 853528 George’s Court Shopping Centre ..051 875534

Solicitors Bowe O’Brien Solicitors ..............051 873211 Kinsella Solicitors ........................051 878090 Mairéad Deevy BL ..................083 4509350 M.M. Halley & Son .....................051 874073 M.W. Keller & Son Solicitors ......051 877029 Newell, Gillen & Cunningham .....051 874352 Nolan Farrell & Goff ……………..051 859999 Peter O’Connor & Son Solicitors 051 874909 Sean Ormonde & Co. Solicitors ..1890 889090

Telecommunications Three ..........................................01 5426300 3Store .........................................051 841079 Virgin Media ...............................01 2458200 Vodafone ..................................................n/a

Tourism & Hospitality Failte Ireland - South East ….…..051 312700 Harvey Travel .............................051 872048 Strand Travel Worldchoice .........051 872881 Travel Creations .........................051 375737 Waterford Viking Triangle ...........0761 102659

Trade & Development Enterprise Ireland ………...……..051 333500 EuroBEN ....................................087 1389233 Fumbally Exchange Waterford ................n/a Ibec ………..…….........................051 331260 IDA Ireland ……..............………..051 333055 Irish Exporters Association ……..01 6612182 Senantra Ltd ..............................087 7609908 Waterford City Enterprise Centre 051 364399

Training Blue Ocean Leadership .............087 9175425 CCS Facilities ........................….051 344173

Darlington Consulting ...............086 2437677 Direct Training Ireland ….............051 291710 EuroBEN ....................................087 1389233 Fitzwilliam Training & Consulting 053 9146618 The Food Safety Company ........021 4355917 Insight Recruitment & Training ....051 325876 Inspiring Excellence ..................085 7808573 Leyden Consulting Engineers ....051 364344 Manufacturing Excellence ……...051 870270 MCX Training & Development ..086 8225301 The Nagle Centre .......................051 357731 NAS Training Centre ...................051 333966 Natalie Cooke Consulting ..........086 8383577 New Links Training Solutions ....051 385720 NLC Training ………….........…..056 7771280 O’Connell Ivory Communications ..............n/a Roadskill Training Centre ..........051 333909 Southsafe Training ....................087 6864726 Training For Success .................051 843365 Welding Academy ....................087 2370794

Transport & Logistics Bus Éireann ...............................051 879000 Falconer & Sons Limousine Hire 051 355872 Irish Rail ..................................1850 366222 MAC Trans Freight Ltd …............051 358529 Marine Point Partnership ............051 831200 Port of Waterford Company ........051 874907 Rapid Cabs .................................051 858585 South East Car Hire ……………..051 351355 Southeast Port Services …….....051 851811 Storage City ................................051 333909 Store-All Logistics .................…..051 831200 Suirway Bus & Coach Services ..051 382209 Trans-Stock Warehousing & Cold Storage ...........................051 832411 Waterford Airport ………….....…..051 875589 Waterford Transport .......….……..051 375510

Website Design Aeronstudio ...............................087 2560543 B2B Communications .................051 858888 Cquent.ie ..................................087 2804513 Márla Communications ...............051 853650 Passion For Creative .................051 580969 Success Online ………..….........051 330579 TOTEM ........................................058 24832

Wholesale Curran Foods & Express Cuisine 051 370500 Musgrave MarketPlace ....….......051 392800

NETWORK • Q2 2018


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