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'tis the season...

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...to give the gift of choice ...to shop Local ...to enjoy Winterval


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CONTENTS Message from Gerald Hurley, Waterford Chamber “We can achieve anything if we work together as one,” ...what incredible words from South Africa’s rugby team captain Siya Kolisi. Words we should all adhere to here in Waterford. We speak all the time about collaboration or working together as one in delivering the right unified message that Waterford is a city of tremendous opportunity and that we are open for business. It is our role as a Chamber to continue to facilitate and guide that collaboration in business, as we have done countless times in the past and most recently by bringing an influential Saudi Arabian delegation to Waterford. But as individuals there is something we can all do to support Waterford and that is to make a conscious decision to shop locally this Christmas. Winterval is a wonderful offering which we will all enjoy on the month leading up to Christmas, so while you are in the city centre, please visit the retail outlets, buy their products and in doing so you will make a real contribution to the economic life of Waterford. Through the Chamber, we drive the Waterford Gift Voucher programme, which is not only an ideal gift but

also a fantastic way of rewarding staff. We are always looking to expand our redemption partners so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like be part of this important initiative. Yes, there are One4All Vouchers, but just be mindful that there is a chance they won’t be spent locally. With the Waterford Gift Voucher you are guaranteed that you are supporting the local business community, as the vouchers are accepted in over 150 retail outlets in Waterford and Tramore, so there are plenty of options in terms of spending and enjoying them. So as we approach Christmas, let us think of ourselves as a winning team, working together to ensure a vibrant, profitable and successful Christmas for all. Wishing you and yours the very best for the festive season. Gerald Hurley CEO, Waterford Chamber

24 COVER STORY Local collaboration in support of the Waterford Gift Voucher and Winterval.

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06 “One of the most prominent Christmas messages is one of hope” – Jonathan Earl, Chamber President

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08 “You must be constantly evolving and investing in the retail business.” – Sean Quish

10 "The delegation were clear in their intent - they were here to develop links." – Gerald Hurley

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"We have the only Institute to host three Technology Gateways." – Brian Foley

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Former New Frontiers participants succeeding in global markets. – Dr. Eugene Crehan

"It seems inevitable that Irish growth will be slower in 2020." – Jim Power

44 FEATURE A look at the newest attractions at Winterval including 'Wizards & Dragons' and the Applemarket Outdoor Cinema.

PUBLISHED BY: Waterford Chamber of Commerce 2 George’s Street, Waterford Tel: 051 872639 Email: info@waterfordchamber.ie Web: www.waterfordchamber.ie Editor: Lynda Lawton Design: Michael Lynagh Advertising: Angela Jackman

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Bite-Size News

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Annual Dinner

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Stepping out of the Field...and into the Office

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Christmas Gift Guide

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WLR Red to Work Christmas Appeal

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Bite-Size News

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Do your #BITT this Christmas

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The Banksy Project

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Christmas in Tramore

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Gallery

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Membership Directory

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The most wonderful time of the year  By JONATHAN EARL, President, Waterford Chamber

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’d like to state up front that I love Christmas and I have wonderful memories of this time of year. But given my current position I should write about business at Christmas, how it affects everyone in different ways and has represented significant changes throughout my life. Being the child of a clergyman, Christmas was certainly an interesting time, the day itself was so busy we often celebrated Christmas on St. Stephen’s Day. Though unlike later in my life, my upbringing undoubtedly kept me focused on the true meaning of the season. Ten years in sales working for WLR represented a very different side of Christmas. I have great memories of that time in the late ’90s working in the city centre. Radio works on a shorter time frame and dealing with the retail community at a time of growth for

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Waterford City was frenetic and such a buzz. It was a simpler time for retailers too. A time when they made their money before Christmas and cleared their stock after Christmas. The ‘pre-Christmas’ sale, forced on local retailers by multinationals, did the industry no good in my opinion. Winterval has made such a difference to Waterford at Christmas over the past five years. Could it be better? Of course, I cannot think of a festival which would not be improved with more funding. But from a business and social point of view the City is better off with it. It marks the start of Christmas and gives the public and their children a sense of the season. My Christmas now is very different, and this again is because of our business. B2B Communications has to have its clients’ Christmas and New Year plans organised and in place well in advance. This usually

leaves our run-up to Christmas a little less stressful. But it does give me time to savour what I love about the season, the carol service in Dunmore East, Christmas fm, putting a ribbon on the Memorial Tree, having time to cook and especially, living it through the eyes of my children. When I think about what Waterford could be like over the next few decades, I envy them. Hopefully they will have a University, an international airport, a county with a population and scale large enough for all the services it deserves and a City balanced on both sides of the river. One of the most prominent Christmas messages is one of hope, so I see no harm in hoping for the best for Waterford. I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas season and all businesses a prosperous New Year.

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changing face of retail As we gear up for the festive ringing of tills, veteran retailer Sean Quish speaks to Lynda Lawton about the changing landscape of the retail sector, the need to constantly improve your offering and the minefield that is succession planning.

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s monsoon rain falls in sheets outside the window, we sit in Sean Quish’s office over what can only be described as a heaving supermarket. Quish’s SuperValu in Tramore is the epitome of the local supermarket and at the helm, Sean Quish is a friendly face who strolls the aisles each Friday morning with pride. Now just a few short weeks after officially signing over the business to his two sons Cormac and Ciaran, he is still here having travelled through the driving rain from Cork as he does every Friday morning. He has no intention of changing his weekly routine, which begins each morning at 7am with a bowl of porridge and fresh blueberries. Father of four, Sean’s two sons have worked alongside him in the business for many years and while Sean’s retail career began in

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his formative years in Cork, both Cormac and Ciaran took a change in direction in their careers to bring their influence to bear on the Quish empire. Now with three stores, the original in Tramore and two more in Ballincollig, Co Cork, Sean said he still loves the business now as much as he did when he first started. “It’s a great business if you like people, and I do. There have been massive changes down through the years and things are getting way tougher. “The price has to be right, but so does the quality. You have to have standards and be prepared to meet them. Shopping locally and supporting Irish is important but the offering must be right. When we think of Irish produce we must realise it means employment – it’s

not just about a token nod to supporting local, it has to be about jobs. “You must be constantly evolving and investing in the retail business, as it is now more competitive than ever. If you think about it, even in smaller towns you now have three or four supermarkets and the consumer is certainly more demanding on value. What is unique about the SuperValu brand compared to the other larger retailers is we are owner-operated, so you can’t just refer complaints to head office, you have to deal with it head on. Also, as well as weekly shoppers, we would have customers who could be in twice a day so you have a greater capacity to make an error. You have to be smarter and work harder to be better all the time. We are in the age of Facebook and social media so you have to be on

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your game at all times or you will face the consequences.” As the debate still rages over the impact of online retail over in-store shopping, Sean believes you must go with it. “To be fair it’s never going to be a big area for food because people still want that customer service piece but you have to embrace it or you will be left behind.” Change is something which Sean has become accustomed to over his 45 years in retail, having moved extensively during his early career. Having started out with Dunnes Stores in Clonmel, Sean returned to Cork to join Musgraves, the largest family-owned company in Ireland, in 1978 to take up the position as Area Manager. From there he moved to Dublin to set up the Centra and SuperValu stores and on to Galway as General Manager. It came full circle when Sean was asked back to Cork to take up the position of Deputy Chief Executive of Musgraves. “We had 13 houses as a family, Cormac had four national schools and my late wife Noreen never complained. She hated leaving Dublin and Galway but she just got on with it and made it all work. I was sent to Poland and Russia

Raven Hill and I was too busy to go. Noreen went off on the train on her own to support him and to be fair he still reminds me of it today and rightly so. “Around that time I just got burnt out. The Chief Executive was only a few years older than me so I knew he wasn’t going anywhere. When Musgraves took over L&N, I was part of the acquisition team so I knew all the stores. It was my job to sell them to other SuperValu retailers. And then Tramore came up. I knew Tramore well from bringing the kids there when we would come to visit Noreen’s parents in Waterford. I was 42 and it was time to go it alone. It was the best thing I ever did. We built a beautiful house in Tramore and I had found my confidence. It just took off from there. The Ballincollig stores

Sean & Cormac receiving the Q Mark Award from Miriam O'Callaghan

to look at expanding into those markets, I set up SuperValu and Musgraves in Northern Ireland and Noreen just kept the show on the road. I have regrets now for sure, one notable one being when my son got his first cap for Ireland with the U20 Irish Rugby team in

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followed as we returned to live in Cork but Tramore still holds a very special place in my heart.” Friday mornings wouldn’t be the same in Tramore without the friendly welcome from Sean as he meets with the community he so proudly supports, be it through the

Tidy Towns, Tramore GAA and much more. “Of course community involvement is good for business, but I do believe in giving back too. I am particularly passionate about Tidy Towns as I was the one who suggested we get involved with it through Musgraves back in 1986. I think the work and sense of community spirit around it is inspiring and we are very proud to be associated with it here in Tramore.” Quish’s SuperValu also sponsor a number of local teams in Cork, including Ballincollig Rugby Club and as a lifelong fan of the game, Sean is now looking forward to having a little more time to travel to games. “During Noreen’s illness I started to think about the future and about four years ago I started to figure it all out. It has literally taken that long to get it done, so my advice to anyone who is looking at succession planning is to start early. Go to someone who specialises in succession planning and doesn’t know your family. One of the toughest questions I was asked was what do you want, not what does your family want. And as for the tax implications – they are absolutely shocking. Cormac and Ciaran both have to pay to get the business and I have to pay to give it! It’s a minefield, so the earlier you start the better.” And so as the ink dries on the official signing over contracts, Sean offers a sigh of relief as a tough couple of years are put behind him but still insists the N25 will continue to be a road well travelled by him long into the future.

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Saudi business delegation impressed by Waterford business opportunities  By LYNDA LAWTON, Waterford Chamber

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elcoming a delegation of influential Saudi Arabian business people to City Hall recently by invitation of Waterford Chamber, Mayor of Waterford Cllr John Pratt said: “Waterford has many links with Saudi Arabia, not least of all the impending transformation of the North Quays with Falcon Real Estate Development and we hope to strengthen those links further today as we showcase the many great companies who are all integral to the economic development of Waterford as the Capital of the South East region.” Following the Mayor’s opening address, some of Waterford’s leading business figures offered overview presentations on the various sectors of note in Waterford and the South East region, including Michael Quinn, Head of Economic Development, Waterford City & County Council; Frank O’Regan, Ireland South East; David Beirne, UPMC Whitfield; Louise Grubb, Q1 Scientific; Richard Hayes and Brian Foley, WIT and Rob Cass, Falcon Real Estate Development.

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Following a networking lunch, the delegation were then escorted to two locations, ArcLabs and workLAB, where local companies showcased their own innovations and ambitions for expansion. Speaking after the visit, Michael Flynn, Managing Director of FLI Group said: “It was very encouraging to meet with the Saudi business delegation to Waterford yesterday and to hear about their ambitious development plans for Saudi Arabia. Their 2030 vision and development plan to diversify the Saudi economy away from their dependence on oil will create many opportunities for Irish and other investors who see Saudi Arabia as a growth market. The FLI Group as an active member of the global Green Tech community will be actively appraising any opportunities where our technologies and services can be utilised.” Meanwhile, Michael Malone of CMC Hygea said: “The event proved to be very beneficial for CMC Hygea and an all-round positive experience, which we were delighted to be part of.”

Commenting on the success of the visit, Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley said: “The level of business done throughout the day and in such a short space of time is hugely encouraging. The delegation were clear in their intent, they were here to develop links with Saudi Arabia and look at both the inward and outward investment opportunities. They were hugely impressed by the innovation and vision that was presented to them during the morning and afternoon sessions and have given us their assurances that they will be conducting a number of follow ups in the coming weeks. “Waterford was the only city the delegation visited outside of Dublin and we were determined, with the support of Waterford City & County Council, to put the best foot forward in showcasing the opportunities for business in Waterford. We will continue to develop the relationship with Saudi Arabia and are confident there will be some very positive outcomes from the visit.”

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Making an impact The importance of a third-level institute to a region

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n a live broadcast from the Toys4.0Engineers event at the WIT, Brendan McDonald, South East Regional Business Development Manager told Damien Tiernan, presenter of Déise Today that the IDA tries to introduce Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) into every single company visit that comes to the region. “It’s absolutely imperative for our companies when they come in that they can see not only will they be able to get a good pipeline of talent, but also research capability,” he said. For many, the benefit of a third level institute in a region is about courses, but for anyone serious about R&D and company growth, having a research-oriented institute on its doorstep is key. Brian Foley, Industry Services Manager at WIT, explains how relevant the research at WIT is. “A lot of the research activity that goes on in WIT is at the ‘applied’ end of the scale; it is very suitable for use by industry and a lot of it is geared towards meeting

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industry requirements,” he says. “If industry approaches us with a problem, we can understand the problem and scope a solution in conjunction with them and we can work it up into a full collaborative proposal,” he adds. Three of WIT’s research centres are members of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway programme: TSSG, SEAM and PMBRC. “We are the only institute of technology to host three technology gateways in the country. There is a lot of expertise in terms of people and access to equipment in those gateways that’s absolutely relevant to industry needs. We have research activity and research capacity that’s relevant to industry – and it’s accessible.” A €20m research funding figure for last year positions WIT as the lead institute of technology in Ireland when it comes to research funding; and the vast bulk of these projects involve collaboration between WIT and industry. In the last five years alone the institute has worked with 400

companies, in Ireland and globally; the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) has recorded 654 research agreements with industry. Well-developed protocols and procedures makes WIT easy to deal with. There is a pathway for a company to work with WIT at its different stages of development and alongside that runs a stream of funding. This ease of access is not something enjoyed in every country. “It’s an entirely different story, for example, in the States where it’s a very expensive exercise and colleges are very protective of their intellectual property. Here it comes back to a critical part of our mission as an institute of technology which is to support economic development and development of industry in the region,” Foley adds. An organisation that plays a role in how industry, business owners and entrepreneurs build empires with the knowledge under WIT’s roof is Enterprise Ireland. In the past 10 years there have been more than 800 Enterprise

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ArcLabs at WIT West Campus, Carrignore

Ireland Innovation Voucher projects with SMEs, where SMEs without particular skillsets can access expertise within the Institute’s research community and develop their business. ArcLabs, WIT’s research and innovation hub on the West Campus overlooking the Waterford Greenway and the River Suir, houses startups and TSSG researchers and is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland. They also have the added benefit of other enterprise supports such as the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers programme and the NDRC ArcLabs accelerator. “A lot of companies want to locate in ArcLabs not because of the office space, but because it gives them that entry into the institute of technology, particularly TSSG as the focus on companies located there is digital technology,” says Foley. Links are what it is all about, and collaboration goes both ways. Courses and programmes are developed with industry input. For example, WIT participates in a number of fora, and through feedback develops and refines its flexible learning provision. In order to get Springboard and Skillnets courses funded WIT engages directly with industry around their higher education and training needs and to get their active support in developing and delivering courses. This helps to ensure that

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courses are providing relevant skills in a way that is accessible for employees. Flexible learning numbers are up – education is truly lifelong and it’s both employees and employers that place a value on learning. Head of the Department of Lifelong Learning at WIT, Neil Quinlan says, “Employers pay the fees for almost 50% of our flexiblelearning students – companies realise that this investment pays off many-fold in terms of talent acquisition and retention.” The investment pays off no matter what the level of education. At the 2019 conferring ceremonies, WIT President, Professor Willie Donnelly spoke, in his speech of the contribution WIT and

its graduates have made to the economy. “We are aware of the challenges facing the Irish economy and the economy of the South East at the moment, but can you imagine what would have happened without the contribution graduates such as yourselves and without WIT? We would not have, as we do now, some of the leading Biopharma, ICT and Advanced Manufacturing and Agriculture companies in the world located in Waterford and the South East region: they are on record as saying that the key reason they located here was the quality of WIT graduates and WIT research.”

Adult learners working together on a project in the library at WIT

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NEW FRONTIERS

participants making an impact on international markets

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he School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has invested significant focus and resources on entrepreneurship and enterprise development of the South East region. The School has managed the Enterprise Ireland funded New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme and its predecessor the South East Enterprise Platform Programme (SEEPP) since 1999. New Frontiers is an intensive 6-month programme where participants learn how to establish and run a new high growth potential company. The programme continues to play an important role within the entrepreneurial eco-system of the South East region acting as a knowledge broker by connecting New Frontiers participants to other stakeholders in the eco-system. For example, participants engage with research centres in WIT to assist them in developing their technology and hire Computing and Business graduates from WIT. Also, many of the microenterprises and SMEs based in the

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ArcLabs Research & Innovation Centre have ‘graduated’ from New Frontiers (SEEPP). STARTUP SUCCESS The programme has significant impact on start-ups success rates evidenced by investments secured and jobs created by past participants. Since 2011, WIT has supported 198 participants on Phase 1 of New Frontiers and 68 participants on Phase 2. These 68 Phase 2 participants created 122 jobs in the region and between them have secured €4.8m in private and state investment. Fourteen of them have secured the Enterprise Ireland €50,000 Competitive Start Fund and eight of these are now Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-up (HPSU) companies having secured private investment and matched funding from EI in the range of €300,000 to €500,000 each. Four past participants were selected to join the South East Accelerator: the NDRC @ ArcLabs. Several New Frontiers/SEEPP past participants have significantly grown their businesses (or formed

new businesses) to address global markets by hiring talented employees and developing highly innovative technical solutions for international customers. Dr. Eugene Crehan said, “These entrepreneurs, former participants of New Frontiers and SEEPP have skilfully identified opportunities in global markets and have orientated their business models to profitably exploit these opportunities. They have engaged with target customers to gain deep insights into customers’ problems and challenges. This knowledge has allowed them to achieve optimal Product-Market Fit solutions for customers.  See www.wit.ie/newfrontiers for further information and application details.

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Some of the better known former SEEPP/New Frontiers companies include:

Immersive VR Education, (42 employees in Waterford) is a virtual / augmented reality company dedicated to transforming how businesses and educational providers deliver training that is consumed globally. Immersive VR Education launched on the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges in March 2018 with a valuation of €21m. They celebrated a number of firsts with this listing: the first IPO for an Irish tech firm on the Irish Stock Exchange’s Enterprise Securities Market (ESM) since inception in 2005, the first New Frontiers participant company to list on the Irish Stock Exchange and first technology firm ever in the South East to list on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Sonru Ltd. who employ 60 people is headquartered in Wexford, with its engineering office in Dublin and sales offices in London, Singapore and Australia. They enable recruiters to replicate a live interview by replacing early-stage phone, Skype or face-toface interviews. Clients of Sonru’s technology include: Nestlé, H&M, Rolls Royce, DHL, UBS bank, Westpac Bank and CERN Switzerland.

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NearForm (40 employees in Tramore & 100 remote workers) is a global team of designers, delivery architects, development specialists and engineers who have created world-recognised open source Node.js and JavaScript software. NearForm is helping companies across the world, such as EY, TELUS and Condé Nast, to become modern technology organisations by providing the necessary skills, methodologies and solutions that integrate digital into all areas of their businesses.

StitcherAds (32 people in Waterford and Austin, Texas) help brand companies to manage advertising campaigns on Facebook and Instagram. The SticherAds platform optimises dynamic Instagram and Facebook ads with relevant customised creative content that helps brands to drive incremental sales online and in-store. Their clients include Saks Fifth Avenue, JD, Primark, Joann and Finish Line.

Scurri Web Services Ltd. employs 34 people in Wexford (many of them are WIT graduates). Scurri helps eCommerce Merchants to optimise shipping and delivery by connecting and optimising online retailers’ ordering, shipping and delivery to make it simple, effective and adaptable to their shoppers’ needs. Scurri has customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Holland and other European markets, including eBay, Gusto, Gymshark and Ocado.

Dr. Eugene Crehan, Director of Programmes at CEDRE (Centre for Enterprise Development & Regional Economy), manages the New Frontiers Programme at WIT. He has significant experience in international business development having held senior management positions. He is a Doctor of Business Administration, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Development and Masters of Business Administration and BA degrees. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training & Development, a NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellow plus a European Entrepreneurship Educators Fellow.

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Economic Outlook  By JIM POWER, Economist

IRISH ECONOMIC UPDATE 2019 has been another good year for the Irish economy, with most indicators of economic activity suggesting another solid growth performance. However, both consumer and business sentiment surveys were increasingly suggesting a growing sense of nervousness. This is not surprising, given the intense uncertainty around Brexit and concerns about the impact on global growth of the trade spat between Donald Trump and the Chinese. The following is a synopsis of the main Irish economic indicators in 2019:  Retail sales in the first nine months of the year were just 0.6 per cent ahead of the same period in 2018 in value terms, and 1.7 per cent in volume terms.  New car sales in the first 10 months of the year were 7 per cent down on the same period in 2018, at 116,129. On the other hand, used imports at 93,893 were 8.7 per cent ahead of last year. It was another challenging year for new

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car dealers, with imports displacing new car sales once again.  The export side of the economy was very strong in 2019. In the first eight months of the year, the value of merchandise exports expanded by a very strong 10.9 per cent, and despite sterling weakness and a much slower UK economy, sales into that market increased by 5.3 per cent. Even more impressive is the fact that exports of food and live animals have increased by 5.4 per cent. It is not just the multinational sector that is driving the stellar export performance.  The number of people unemployed fell to 117,300 in October, which represents a decline of 239,300 since the highs of 2012. The unemployment rate fell to 4.8 per cent, down from a high of 16 per cent in 2012.  The housing market decelerated during 2019. In the year to August, national average residential property prices increased by 2 per cent and Dublin prices declined by 0.3 per cent. Outside of Dublin, prices

increased by 4.4 per cent. This is certainly a positive development, but as well as affordability issues as a result of the Central Bank’s mortgage lending restrictions, and increased supply, there is certainly a growing sense of Brexit-related fear and uncertainty impacting on house buyer behaviour. While the real economic indicators held up quite well in 2019, sentiment and more forward-looking indicators are suggesting future weakness. However, much of this is Brexit-related, so in the event of an orderly exit for the UK and the prospect of a trade deal with the UK sometime down the road, we could see a post-Brexit bounce. THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT The global economy lost considerable momentum in 2019, with the US, the UK, the Euro Zone and China all experiencing a significant easing of growth. The October forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting global growth of 3 per cent this year. This would represent the lowest growth rate since 2008–09.

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GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST 2018

2019f

2020f

World

3.6%

3.0%

3.4%

Advanced Economies

2.3%

1.7%

1.7%

United States

2.9%

2.4%

2.1%

Euro Area

1.9%

1.2%

1.4%

Germany

1.5%

0.5%

1.2%

France

1.7%

1.2%

1.3%

Italy

0.9%

0.0%

0.5%

Spain

2.6%

2.2%

1.8%

Japan

0.8%

0.9%

0.5%

United Kingdom

1.4%

1.2%

1.4%

India

6.8%

6.1%

6.7%

China

6.6%

6.1%

5.8%

Emerging Markets

4.5%

3.9%

4.6%

Source: IMF, October 2019

Growth in 2020 is forecast at 3.4 per cent. This modest improvement in 2020 is predicated on a recovery in emerging markets, but growth in the US and China is expected to be slower. Global trade tensions represent the main threat to global growth. GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST The hope is that as President Trump moves into an election year, he will become more focused on sorting out the trade dispute with China and creating a more positive momentum in the months leading up to the election in November. On the interest rate front, the picture has changed significantly over the past year. US rates were cut three times, in July, September and October. Any thoughts of a normalisation of the ECB’s interest rate cycle are now totally off the agenda. The ECB looks set to persist with its zero-interest rate policy for the foreseeable future (end-2021?) and is about to recommence its Quantitative Easing programme. All of this reflects the fact that Euro Zone growth is extremely weak and inflation at just 0.9 per cent is worryingly low from the perspective of the ECB. OUTLOOK FOR 2020 For the small open Irish economy, the health of the global economy is of the utmost importance. Indeed, the strong recovery in the Irish

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economy over recent years has been helped by the reasonably benign global economic backdrop. It is clear that the Irish economic outlook does look more challenging from both a domestic and external perspective in 2020. The key domestic challenges include:  Although house price inflation is moderating, rental and mortgage costs are increasingly soaking up household disposable income, leaving less money to spend in the real economy. This is a particular issue for a certain age demographic.  The pressure to increase expenditure on public services and public sector pay is intensifying. Ireland still has a dangerously high level of Government debt that needs to be brought under control. At the end of 2018, Ireland had Gross Government Debt of €206.2 billion.  As the economy steadily moves towards full employment, wage pressures are likely to intensify and the recruitment and retention of workers will become an increasingly significant challenge for all employers and will act as a constraint on economic growth.  The personal sector will remain pressurised due to a combination of the high personal tax burden; subdued wage growth for the past decade, although wages will rise more strongly in 2019 and 2020; rising house prices and rents will continue to soak up household disposable income; and Brexit will remain a source of deep concern and uncertainty. The external risk factors and challenges are also very clear. They include:  Brexit  The global economic outlook is under some pressure as global momentum is waning. The protectionist stance of President Trump poses a significant threat to the well-being of the global economy.  The pressure to reform global corporation tax structures is intensifying and looks inevitable in

the longer-term. This will pressurise Ireland’s very successful FDI model. In the face of these challenges, it seems inevitable that Irish growth will be slower in 2020. It is very difficult to model for Brexit, but a disorderly Brexit would have a significant impact on consumer and business confidence, and real economic activity. The Brexit date has now been pushed out to January 31st, but deep uncertainty remains. The risk of a hard Brexit has not been removed, although it has eased somewhat. However, the general election could throw up any range of possibilities. There is still a lot to play for. There is not a lot Ireland can do to influence the global threats and challenges, but it is imperative that a prudent approach is taken to the management of the public finances; that competitiveness, particularly the costs of doing business, is managed very carefully; that housing supply is increased; and that the current historically low longterm interest rate environment is exploited to deliver effective and efficient capital investment.

Jim Power is a graduate of UCD with a BA in Economics & Politics, and a Master of Economic Science Degree. He writes regular columns in both The Irish Examiner and The Sunday Business Post online edition and contributes to numerous other newspapers and magazines. Jim will be delighted to discuss any upcoming projects with which he might be able to assist you. Phone: 01 499 0097 Email: jim@jimpowereconomics.ie Web: www.jimpowereconomics.ie Twitter: @JimPowerEcon

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WIT RESEARCH CENTRE PMBRC SCOOPS TOP R&D PRIZE The Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) has won the Research and Development Achievement award at the 2019 Pharma Industry Awards. This is the second time the PMBRC has won the R&D prize having previously won in 2017. The PMBRC research centre at WIT has established itself as a leading research centre in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biologicals sciences in Ireland. Pictured: Niall O'Reilly, Centre Manager, accepting the R&D Achievement Award on behalf of the PMBRC.

BELGIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS WATERFORD CHAMBER

“Every opportunity counts,” said Belgian Ambassador to Ireland, Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw on his recent visit to Waterford Chamber. The Ambassador thanked representatives from KelTech, Anchor Irish Spirits, Dawn Meats, Walsh’s Bakehouse and ArcLabs for the opportunity to learn about Waterford business. Ambassador De Bauw discussed Brexit and assured the group that “Brexit issues are not Irish issues, they are our issues.” He went on to explain that after Ireland, Belgium is the second most exposed country to the issues of Brexit adding, “No one will blame Ireland if there is a hard Brexit.” Included in the Belgium entourage was the Belgium Trade Commissioner, Jacques Vanhoucke. The Trade Commissioner concluded the good-natured meeting by insisting that Irish companies who want to do business with Belgium should not forget that their offices are there to help find the right places to place products. The morning concluded with everyone agreeing that there are many opportunities to explore. Pictured: Waterford Chamber President, Jonathan Earl with Belgian Ambassador to Ireland, Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw.

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WITH RENEW ENTERPRISES Renew Enterprises are launching a new “Hibernation” service! Before you put your mower away for the next few months, bring it in to them and they we will drain all the oil and petrol from it, carefully disposing of these waste liquids correctly. Then, return to them in the Spring and they will refill your mower with fresh oil and petrol. This will maintain the life of your mower and save you money. The introductory offer for the Hibernation Service is just €25 and runs for the month of November. Call on 089 2436006 or 089 2053942 to book your lawnmower in today!

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Matrix Recruitment 2019 Irish Workplace Equality Report Findings from the Matrix Recruitment 2019 Irish Workplace Equality Report of 2,070 adults showed that 42% of people have experienced workplace discrimination and 85% of people in Ireland say that becoming a parent impacts a woman’s career progression opportunities. Another key finding was that 1 in 4 workers in Ireland are aware of a colleague of the opposite sex, but in the same role and with the same level of responsibility, receiving a higher salary. The full survey results can be found on www. matrixrecruitment.ie.

FRIDAY FREE FROM FIVE Waterford City and County Council and the Port of Waterford are delighted to launch a FRIDAY FREE from FIVE promotion for the 2019 festive period. This initiative is supported by Waterford Business Group, Waterford Chamber, Winterval and the Tidy Towns Bid team and is aimed at promoting and supporting City Centre businesses this festive season. Waterford Council’s core city centre car parks and the Port of Waterford car parks, on The Quay, will provide ‘FREE from FIVE’ parking, on Friday, 29th November, Friday 6th and 13th December. A range of ‘5’ promotional initiatives, will be offered by City Centre businesses, to support these Friday promotions.

LIBERTY BLUE ESTATE AGENTS EIRGEN PHARMA Professional of the Year Stephen Quinlan, Formulation Development Manager at EirGen Pharma recently won the Pharma Professional of the Year Award at the Lincoln Irish Early Career Awards which celebrates the outstanding achievements being delivered by young professionals (aged under 35) in many different sectors throughout the country over the past 12 months. The winners are recognised for their high standards of excellence. These outstanding young professionals and high achievers are admired across the professional services sectors for the work they have achieved so far. Stephen joined EirGen as a graduate in 2012 and has developed his career in the area of R&D Formulations within the team. He leads a team of scientists, development technologists and researchers who work on EirGen’s products and development portfolio.

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SELECTED FOR FINALS OF NATIONAL PROPERTY EXCELLENCE AWARDS Liberty Blue, the leading independent Waterford property sales, letting and management agents, is the only estate agent in the South East of Ireland to make it to the shortlist in the prestigious KPMG Property Industry Excellence Awards. These awards are seen as a beacon for excellence in the Irish property sector and showcase the best that the sector has to offer. The judging panel was chaired by Professor Brian Norton, of TUD. Liberty Blue Estate Agents has been nominated for the shortlist in the Regional Excellence category. The finals of the KPMG Property Industry Excellence Awards will take place on 28th November at the National Convention Centre in Dublin. Pictured are Maria Clifford and Regina Mangan.

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Two of Waterford’s most successful sons, Irish Ambassador to the US Dan Mulhall and John Treacy, CEO Sport Ireland, took to the podium at the Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner delivering the resounding message of 'building a brighter future'. The event in the Tower Hotel was was sponsored by Manguard Plus, with a drinks reception thanks to McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances.

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Stepping out of the FIELD... ...and into the OFFICE  By LYNDA LAWTON, Waterford Chamber

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hile Charlie Chaplin still beats his happy tune on Waterford’s Quay, the name over the door will soon be changing as FieldMaster is set to become OfficeMaster after nearly five decades of trading. While the name will change, everything else will remain very much business as usual with the same professional team providing the same unrivalled customer service. According to General Manager Jacqui Kielthy, the re-brand and name change just makes sense. “We are continually being asked what our name has to do with our industry and in fact people often assume that we are involved in the agricultural sector! Hopefully OfficeMaster gives more clarity to what we do and will be a name that can grow with the company. The full rebrand sees Fieldmaster changing to ‘OfficeMaster - Work Happy’, this is something we aspire to not just for ourselves but also hope that through our service and products, our customers will work happy too. We truly believe that if the environment is right,

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people will feel happier in their workplace”. Many people may still think of Fieldmaster as being the office supplies shop on The Quay with that man (Charlie) tapping at the window but the company’s reach is far greater than that. Embracing the convenience for online ordering, they have developed an e-commerce site www.officemaster.ie. However, in an industry that has become more web-based and more impersonal, the team continue to be available both at the end of the phone or in-person to support their customers. The retail store looks after customers from all walks of life and provides a range of comprehensive products and services, while above this is a ‘working showroom’. As well as being their own office space, the first floor doubles up as a showroom, offering customers a real opportunity to view samples of their furniture portfolio and the different solutions available for agile working. The dispatch team work out of the warehouse facility located on Cleaboy Road from where all commercial orders of

office supplies are delivered across the region with a next day delivery service. This is also the centralised location for all the logistics required to complete the increasing number of furniture projects and installations. Most recently FieldMaster completed the fit-out of the new Emerald Contact Call Centre at Waterford Industrial Estate, while other clients include SE2, Sun Life Financial and MSD. The success of furniture projects in recent years led to the opening of a brand new showroom in Cork in 2018. This addition to the Fieldmaster portfolio was launched as ‘OfficeMaster’ but now, as Jacqui says: “due to gaining momentum it just makes sense that our Waterford and Cork offices trade together under the one name with a fresh new brand.” So now when you see an OfficeMaster van out and about, you’ll know it’s on its way to help someone ‘work happy’.

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COVER STORY

Photographer: David Murphy Studios Model: Teresanne O’Reilly Venue: Coach House Coffee, Kilmacthomas Dress: RedLane Boutique, Tramore Pictured (l-r): Angela Jackman, Waterford Chamber; Stephen Lynch, Coach House Coffee and Momentum Events; Teresanne O'Reilly; Lynda Lawton, Waterford Chamber; David Murphy.

CHRISTMAS is coming! What happens when you bring a local photographer, a Winterval Director and model, fabulous venue, great fashion and a bit of creativity together? Easy – our fabulous cover photo. This Christmas we are all about shopping locally and we are delighted to portray just a small selection of the fantastic retail outlets in Waterford who are accepting the Waterford Gift Voucher.

Did you know... the Waterford Gift Voucher is accepted in over 150 retail outlets in Waterford and Tramore?

Did you know... you are entitled to tax exemption if you gift up to €500 to your staff?

Did you know... almost €600,000 worth of vouchers have already been spent in the local economy? If you amass all this is information the result is simple – jobs. By supporting the local economy you are

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supporting jobs and that above all will help Waterford become a vibrant city. Over the next few pages we have brought together some of Waterford’s best businesses who are asking for your support as you consider that Christmas gift list. Whether it’s for him, her or the kids we have it covered and are confident if you make a conscious effort to only shop locally this Christmas you’ll be amazed at what you discover. Everybody loves a good shopping spree, so put on your comfy shoes and take time to stroll around the city and Tramore knowing you are doing your bit for the future of Waterford.

Thanks to all the retailers who provided props and products for our shoot!

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About Flooring • Activate • Alfie Hale Sports • Altitude • Aphrodite Beauty • Ardkeen Quality Food Store • Azzurri Beautorium • Bodega! • Brennan’s Pharmacy • Burzza • Cantec Ireland • Carry Out (Barrack Street) • Carry Out (Tramore) • Carter’s Chocolate Café • Caulfield’s SuperValu • Charisma Blinds • Clannad Care • Coach House Coffee • Colourtrend • David Murphy Studio • Deevy Motor & Marine Accessories • Déise Beauty • Dooley’s Hotel Eastenders Restaurant • Emerald Irish Crystal • Everett’s Restaurant • Evolution • Eyecatchers Opticans Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort • Fieldmaster • Fitzgerald Menswear • FitzU • Flowers By Lucy • Foot Solutions Freedom Surf School • Gadget Man • Garter Lane Arts Centre • Gerry O’Carroll Photography • Ginos • Gregory’s Menswear • Hallmark Jewellers • Haven Pharmacy Kennys • Head Quarters Hair Design • Heroes • Hibernian Gifts Hickson’s Centra • Higgins • Hype Hair Salon (John Street) • Janelle • Jenny Shoo Boutique • John Martin Jewellers • Kelly & Dollard • Kellys of Waterford Keyfast • Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium • Kneisel Jewellers La Boheme • Laser Blast • L’Atmosphere • Leo Murphy Photography • Leo Murphy Picture Framing • M.W. Keller & Son Solicitors • Majestic Hotel • Major Opticians • Maxi Zoo Waterford • McCormacks Hardware & Fuel Merchant McDonalds Restaurants • Mc’s Outdoor Store • Michael Kearney Butchers • Miller’s Pharmacy • Mirrors.ie Molloys Butchers Ardkeen • Momo Restaurant • Morris Builders Providers & DIY • Mulligan’s Pharmacy • Mum N Me • Muse • No. 9 • Nolke Opticians • O’Shea’s Hotel • Oskar’s Bar • Pamela Scott • Paul Sullivan Goldsmith Peppers Restaurant • Personal Touch • Petit Cheri • Phelan’s Pharmacy • Phelan’s Shoes • Purple Lotus • Ramen Revolution • Roman’s Cafe & Wine Bar • Run-A-Muck • Sam McCauleys (Williamstown) • Shades Hair Studio Shaws Department Stores • Shoobaloo • Sienna Home Furnishings • Soundstore • Specsavers • Splashworld Spokes Cycles • SuperValu Kilbarry (PHS Ireland) • Tara Blinds • The Book Centre • The Camera Shop • The Cove Bar The Dresser • The Fitzwilton Hotel • The Framing Studio • The Gingerman Bar • The Granville Hotel • The Haven Hotel • The Kazbar • The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms • The Pier Cafe • The Pottery Place • The Reg • The Riverside Cottage • The Salon at George’s Court • The Shoe Centre • The Spinnaker Bar & Restaurant • The Strand Inn The Three Shippes • Tinsley Interiors • Tom Murphy Car Sales • Tower Hotel • Tramore Cycle Services • Tramore Golf Club • Tramore Pro Shop • Tramore Tyre Centre • Travel Creations • Treacy’s Hotel, Spa & Leisure Centre T-R-M • Urban Hype • USA Clothes Store • Velocity Virtual Reality • Waterford & Suir Valley Railway • Waterford & Tramore Racecourse • Waterford Comics • Waterford Hearing Services • Waterford Marina Hotel • Wigworld

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Thank you to all our customers for your continuous support. 18 years in business and looking forward to many more.

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Friday, 13th December WLR and Waterford Chamber will join forces again this Christmas in the hope of raising tens of thousands for the local St. Vincent de Paul through the ‘Red to Work’ Day. ‘RED TO WORK’ Day is now an annual event in Waterford’s workplace calendar with hundreds of businesses and workplaces encouraging staff to wear red and show support for the annual WLR Christmas Radio Appeal. This is one of the Appeal's flagship events and generates lots of engagement with workplaces across the City and County. Waterford Chamber is asking all members to take part on Friday, 13th December and to help paint the town red! Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Gerald Hurley says, “Through our close connection with the business community in Waterford, the team at Waterford Chamber believes that we can greatly assist WLR in making ‘Red to Work’ a big success this year

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for the Christmas Appeal. It’s a fun initiative for the business community to take part in, allowing staff to get in the Christmas spirit and, in turn, give back to those who are in need in our community.” ‘Red to Work’ Day is just one of the many events hosted as part of the WLR ‘Be a little Star’ Christmas Appeal which hopes to raise in total over €85k this December for the SVdP.  For more information or to register your business for ‘Red to Work’ Day see the website www. Christmasappeal.ie or contact WLR Christmas Appeal Coordinator Roisin Ferris on 051 846112.

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NEW APPOINTMENTS AT

EIRGEN PHARMA

EirGen Pharma recently made two new appointments, that of Damien Burke as CEO and Kay O’Shea as CTO (Chief Technical Officer). Both have been with EirGen since it started in 2005 and are excited to now lead the company to next steps in growth which includes a new animal drug product portfolio and a new 3rd site in Waterford specialising in packaging which has just started construction work and will create an additional 20 jobs, bringing EirGen’s workforce to 250.

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LAFCADIO HEARN JAPANESE GARDENS Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills, John Halligan, T.D. unveiled a new and enhanced visitor experience at the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, Co. Waterford, following Fáilte Ireland investment of €73,000. The enhancements at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, which are expected to bring in an additional 11,000 visitors over the next five years, will take visitors on a journey through the amazing life of writer Patrick Lafcadio Hearn and the magic and mystery of the Orient. Pictured at the unveiling were Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills, John Halligan, T.D., H.E. the Japanese Ambassador, Mitsuru Kitano, MEP Grace O’Sullivan, Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Agnes Alyward, Tramore Development Trust, Cllr.John Pratt, Fáilte Ireland representatives, Mary Houlihan, Manager, Ireland’s Ancient East at Fáilte Ireland and Sarah Fitzpatrick, Anne Harpur, Chairperson, Tramore Development Trust, Sonomi Leslie and Michiko Masuda. Photo by Noel Browne.

UPMC HOSTS 450 HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AT INAUGURAL SPORTS MEDICINE ROADSHOW Over 450 healthcare professionals from all over Ireland attended UPMC Whitfield Hospital’s inaugural Sports Medicine Roadshow this autumn. The event launched at a packed WIT Arena on 23rd October, before moving on to venues in Limerick, Galway, Carlow and Cork. Convened by Mr. Patrick Carton, a full-time orthopaedic consultant based at The Hip & Groin Clinic at UPMC Whitfield Hospital, the Sports Medicine Roadshow attracted GPs, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals from diverse disciplines with a specialist interest in sports medicine, as well as coaches from a variety of regional clubs.

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BITE-SIZE NEWS

DARRAGH REYNOLDS APPOINTED MARKETING MANAGER AT RADIUS TECHNOLOGIES Radius Technologies is delighted to announce the appointment of Darragh Reynolds as Marketing Manager. Darragh’s role is focused on promoting the company’s Cloud, IT and Telecoms solutions, as well as connecting the business with other progressive SMEs. The appointment is aligned with the company’s national expansion plan.

BRENDAN FITZPATRICK APPOINTED SENIOR DIRECTOR OF WEST PHARMA

Brendan brings a wealth of industry knowledge to West, with over 25 years of pharmaceutical experience. He joins West from his most recent role as Site Lead for Baxter Healthcare, where he led a large finished goods manufacturing site in Norfolk, UK. Prior to that, Brendan spent over a decade with Leo Pharma, in various senior leadership positions within operations, finished goods manufacturing and head of global product supply. Prior to this Brendan worked with STADA Production Ireland as Managing Director Ireland.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF WATERFORD COUNCIL APPOINTED CHAIR OF CCMA Michael Walsh, Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council, has been appointed Chair of the County and City Management Association (CCMA), the representative voice of local government management. Its members are Chief Executives of the County and City Councils and the Assistant Chief Executives of Dublin City Council. Mr Walsh will serve a one-year term as Chair of the association, leading out on its strategic direction as it continues to represent advocate and influence policy on behalf of local authorities.

SPEARLINE

OPEN NEW WATERFORD OFFICE AT ARCLABS Professor Willie Donnelly, President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), officially opened Spearline’s Waterford office in ArcLabs Research & Innovation Centre, Co Waterford. At the opening, the tech company announced 24 new jobs and the expansion represents an investment of €2.9m over two years. Announcing Spearline’s investment and job creation in Waterford, Liam Dunne, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Spearline said: “Spearline has grown by over 600% in the past four years and we plan to continue investing in the local economy by creating employment into the future. I am honoured to represent Spearline in Waterford and to have the opportunity to grow our base both in terms of international customers and team members.”

EAMONN MCENEANEY

APPOINTED OFFICER (KNIGHT FIRST GRADE) OF THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN ORDER OF MERIT

On 15th November at a special reception held in the Medieval Museum, The Viking Triangle, Waterford, museum director Mr Eamonn McEneaney, was appointed Officer (Knight First Grade) of The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland, Ambassador of Norway to Ireland, on behalf of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway. The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit is conferred on foreign and Norwegian nationals as a reward for outstanding service in the interest of Norway. Eamonn McEneaney receives this honour for his impressive work in raising awareness of the Viking history in Waterford, and his importance in strengthening the connections between Norway and Ireland.

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Do Your #BITT T this Christmas "Making a positive impact on our City is very important to us as a business. Our shop front gives us an opportunity to make a fun and positive mark on the city centre. We are thrilled to be recognised by the Tidy Towns as one of the best shop fronts in Waterford!" – Lisa Connolly, Finders Keepers

hree of Waterford’s most unique retail outlets have been selected as joint winners of the first Waterford Tidy Towns Shop Front Competition. Narnia, Finders Keepers, Bebhinn each received an equal share of the €1000 vouchers for Morris’s DIY. Waterford Tidy Towns will be running quarterly shop front competitions, as part of the #BITT (Businesses Invested in Tidy Towns) initiative, to encourage the business community to get ready for the 2020 Tidy Towns bid. #BITT is a joint initiative between Waterford Tidy Towns, Waterford Chamber and Waterford City & County Council. According to Waterford Tidy Towns Chair Michael Garland, “It is very encouraging to see three young female entrepreneurs take such pride in their establishments. Fostering this civic pride will make all the difference as we work towards securing a Tidy Towns award. It is essential that all businesses get behind the bid, so we can work as a community to bring about improvements to the City Centre.” The next Shop Front Competition is currently open for entry, simply email your expression of interest to waterfordcitycentre@gmail.com and you could be in with a chance of winning €500 worth of Waterford Gift Vouchers. The winner will be announced in early January so make the most of the festive opportunity to do your #BITT for Christmas!

"We were so delighted to be chosen as joint winners of this wonderful initiative from the tidy towns. Here at BÉBHÍNN we take great pride in our window displays. My mum Colette chooses the theme and dresses the window every month or so, taking inspiration from the time of year. As the shop is located on the quay in the Viking Triangle in Waterford it is one of the first things a lot of visitors see when they arrive in Waterford so we want it to look as well as possible. Receiving the recognition from the tidy towns has made us very excited for creating the Christmas window!" – Bébhínn McGrath, BÉBHÍNN

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“We are delighted to be recognised by Waterford Tidy Towns for the award. We have worked hard to bring something unique to Waterford City’s retail offering. It’s important to us to maintain our premises and add to the vibrant street scape of the city.” – Nicole & Mark, Narnia

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Support Waterford’s Tidy Towns Bid 2020 and be in with a chance to win ₏500 of Waterford Gift voucheRS To Enter, email waterfordcitycentre@gmail.com Closing date for entries: 20th December 2019

#BITT (Businesses Invested in Tidy Towns) is an initiative for city centre businesses and property owners, asking them to show their support of the Tidy Towns bid by investing in the presentation of their properties.


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n the 26th and 27th October, The Banksy Project Tramore brought more colour, ecological awareness and community spirit to the seaside town. This project is a Graffito Art Competition set up by members of the Tramore Eco Group and inspired by the wonderful artist himself, Banksy. 28 artists from near and far came to Tramore to paint on 28 walls donated by local businesses throughout the town. They had six hours to create their own original piece of artwork that had to have a theme of ecological awareness. Because Banksy himself is anonymous, the artists were asked to remain incognito for the duration of the event. Many volunteers helped out the artists on the day by holding

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stencils, swapping paint cans and offering plenty of encouragement and support. There was a great buzz around the town of Tramore with passers-by chatting to artists and enjoying the artwork. Local restaurants from Taste of Tramore created an Eco Food Trail to coincide with project so that people following the trail of artists could be well fed along the way. At 4pm, artists had to put down their paint brushes and spray cans, as the time was up! The pieces of art were completed – each one so vibrant, thought-provoking and unique. There is now a map of the town showing 'The Banksy Way' so that people can come and follow the trail of the artists' inspiring pieces. The judging of the competition was done by three judges who

remain anonymous to the public and to each other. They had the difficult task of deciding the top three pieces of artwork which were announced on the Sunday afternoon. 1st prize received €3,000, 2nd prize was €2,000 and the 3rd prize walked away with €1,000. There is still a 4th prize of €1,000 which will be the public's choice and will be voted for in the near future. The project was a great success and the Tramore Eco group have been overwhelmed by the response from the public. Support from the local businesses and from local volunteers was fantastic and there was a great sense of community spirit throughout the weekend!

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Tramore

Christmas Festival from 5.00pm on Main Street, Tramore Thursday

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20 December

Christmas Lights

Join Santa and the fairy snow queen as they turn on the christmas lights with Parade, Musical Performances and Christmas Market

Fairy Snow queen Fancy dress parade with Musical Performances and Christmas Market

Fairy Snow queen Fancy dress parade with Musical Performances and Christmas Market

free events for all the family all parades start at 5.00pm from the Fairy Snow Queen’s House outside apache pizza

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Winterval What's new at

23rd November to 23rd December

As Winterval continues to grow each year, we take a look at the newest attractions in the festival which brings in over 500,000 visitors to the city. See www.winterval.ie for all event times, dates and bookings.

Wizards & Dragons LOCATION: City Hall, The Mall PRICE: €10, Family of 4 - €36 They’ve Watched... They’ve Waited... Now you’re invited to see the once mythical dragons come to life! For thousands of years, one mythical creature has captured the hearts and imagination of cultures throughout the world. The Wizards and Dragons exhibit celebrates the wonder of dragons and gives visitors of all ages the thrill of seeing them brought to animatronic life. Find out how wizardry and the black arts influenced these mythical and magical creatures through spells, tales and legends. Visitors will be immersed in the tales of dragons, which appear in the folklore and history of nearly every region and culture, from the Welsh valleys to the Saharan plains. Interactive displays offer a full sensory experience. Visitors, no matter what their age, will be in awe at this spectacular exhibit and its environment. Not to be missed!

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Black Friday at Winterval

Free

LOCATION: Waterford City DATE & TIME: 29th Novmber Come to Waterford for some great Black Friday deals! As well as great value and offers to be had within Waterford’s shops, some of Winterval’s favourite attractions will also have great offers all day long. The Carousel, Helter Skelter, Vintage Ferris Wheel, Mini Carousel and Star Flyer will be just €1 per ride all day long! The Waterford Eye will be just €2 per person, all day on November 29th. And to make things even more exciting, on Sunday 1st Dec Santa will visit City Square Shopping Centre, join him at The Clock Tower at 2pm for his parade to City Square where there will be fun for all the family from 2.30pm.

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Applemarket Outdoor Cinema

Free

LOCATION: The Applemarket DATES & TIMES: From Sat Nov 30: Every Sat & Sun at 1.30pm Nothing says Christmas like a classic Christmas movie. We have chosen two of our favourites for you to enjoy each weekend at Winterval. On Saturdays see a screening of “The Polar Express”, while on Sundays you can enjoy the ultimate classic “It’s A Wonderful Life”.

Star Flyer LOCATION: Tower Hotel PRICE: Fri- Sun €3.50, Mon-Thurs €3 See Ireland’s oldest city from new heights as you take an exhilarating spin on Winterval’s Star Flyer. Rising 40m above the ground, you’ll get a great view of Winterval from the air.

The best part is that the cafes and bars on The Applemarket will have very special movie treats on sale! So grab some snacks and a hot chocolate and snuggle up for the show.

Spraoi na Nollag

Free

LOCATION: Constitution Square

Exploration Dome LOCATION: Bolton Street Car Park PRICE: Adults €6, Children €5; 2 Adults & 2 Children €20 It’s been 50 years since man first walked on the moon, and to celebrate this anniversary the Exploration Dome will return to Winterval 2019. This mobile planetarium is both fun and educational, and with a brand new show for this year, it’s sure to impress.

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Ireland’s renowned Street Theatre Company, Spraoi, will transform Constitution Sq. (behind Bishop’s Palace) into a magical, festive wonderland. Experience the atmosphere as you wander through their magical creations, peppered with some wonderful characters. Be sure to bring your camera as there will be lots of opportunities for great family photos. Wander through on any of the Winterval dates when the markets are open, but be sure to come visit between 5pm and 8pm Fri-Sun to meet Spraoi’s magical cast of characters who only come out at night! 45


gallery Jim McCleane, PwC; Michelle Condon, Dooley’s Hotel; Ronan Furlong, PwC; Lynda Lawton, Waterford Chamber; Jim Power, Economist at the Budget Breakfast with PwC. Leo Murphy

Paul Murphy, Cantec; Michael Flynn, FLI Group; Gerald Hurley, Chamber CEO at the launch of the 2019/2020 Regional Leaders Programme. John Power

Kieran Whelan, Michael Dee, Jackie Roche, Mark Fitzgerald and Kieran Noonan all representing Bausch & Lomb at the launch of the 2019/2020 Regional Leaders Programme. John Power

Marie Dennehy, Arc Mediation; Eoghan Power, Aura Beauty Salon; Marian Keane, AIB; aShane Dempsey, Arc Mediation at the launch of the 2019/2020 Regional Leaders Programme.

Pictured at the AIB Brexit Workshop in Waterford are from left: Finula Egan, AIB; Marie Donnelly, O’Neill Foley; Brenda Foley, AIB; Mary Walsh, Brandon House Hotel and Antoinette Murphy, AIB. Noel Browne

John Power

Elaine Fennelly, Crystal Valley Tech; Michael Flynn, FLI Group; Nichola Beresford, Anchor Spirits Ireland at City Hall welcoming a delegation of Saudi Arabian business people. Leo Murphy

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Pictured at the AIB Brexit Workshop in Waterford are Alan Lenihan, Curran Foods and Dens Butler, AIB. Noel Browne

Dr. Ken Thomas, Waterford Institute of Technology; Paul Swift, Bank of Ireland; Jonathan Earl, Chamber President; Pamela Pim and Brian Evans, Bank of Ireland. Aileen Drohan

Ronan Furlong, PwC; John McSweeney, Vice President, Waterford Chamber; Jim Power, Economist; Gerald Hurley, Chamber CEO at the Budget Breakfast with PwC.

Geraldine Carbery, Tramore Golf Club ; Jonathan Earl, Chamber President; Don Buckley, Captain, Tramore Golf Club ; Amber Young, KBC Bank at the Business After Hours at Tramore Golf Club.

Leo Murphy

Carmel Jacob, Clem Jacob, Bronwyn Geary and John Murphy, all from Clem Jacob Hire, at Toys4.0Engineers. Aileen Drohan

Marc-Sebastien Camacho, Niamh Mitchell, Paul Quinlan and Ross Murphy of Sanofi at Toys4.0Engineers. Aileen Drohan

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Health & Beauty

HR Services

CBD Ireland ...............................086 1748603 Déise Beauty ..............................051 355962 Elite Living Health & Nutrition ... 083 8819377 Eye & Face Clinic .....................051 582220 Eyecatchers Opticians ……….....051 873553 Eyeworks Opticians ……………..051 874428 Haircare Hair Studio ...................051 381457 Major Opticians ...…..............…..051 874392 Nolke Opticians ………......……..051 855638 Re>nu Treatment Rooms .........051 862300

Darlington Consulting ...............086 2437677 Insight HR ................................056 7701060 Irish Centre for Diversity ............087 1678857 Rigney Dolphin ...........................051 590000 Peninsula Business Services ...1890 252 923 SimplifyHR ..................................051 364518

Engineering Greenpark Engineering ……..…..051 872120 Keating ........................................01 4016065 Kearney Engineering ..................051 307038

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HR & Recruitment

Insurance

Adelphi Financial Brokers ............051 318000 Anita Cambie Financial ................051 821774 Arachas .......................................051 877700 BMCI Insurance & Investments ..087 0635685 Hooper Dolan Insurances ...........051 860600 McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances .........051 872080 Oliver Murphy Insurance Brokers 051 841766 O’Leary Insurances ....................051 309130 Ronan McCarthy Life & Pensions 051 391777 Vhi .................………......……..086 8581441

IT Services Agora Publishing Services Ireland 051 360871 Evros ..........................................051 339900 HCS Business Solutions ............051 595200 Radius Technologies ……...........051 592500

Manufacturing APS Materials Inc. …………..…..051 357834 ARTeSYN BioSolutions Ireland ..051 508431 Azzurri Sport ...............................051 850066 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 Garrett Motion Ireland ...................051 376411 Glanbia Plc …………...........…..056 7772288 Glazik ......................................087 9873653 Honeywell Aerospace Ireland .....051 303620 House of Waterford Crystal .........051 317000 Kearney Engineering ..................051 307038 MEDITE SMARTPLY ......………051 851233 Monkey Cups .............................087 2599251 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 Swedencare Ireland .......…..…..051 304010 Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland ....051 331331 West Pharma ...............................051 312440

Marketing & PR Agora Integrated Marketing ........051 347051 B2B Communications …………..051 858888 Bance Nolan ......….....…………..051 334698 Crackerjack Consulting .............085 2505605 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 Passion For Creative ................051 580969 Preferred Marketing & PR ...….051 820850 Sellir.ie ......................................083 8819377 Success Online ………..….........051 330579

Media Beat 102-103 ……..........………..051 849102 International Living .....................051 360806 Munster Express ….....…………..051 500100 Nemeton ..…..............................058 46499 Sellir.ie ......................................083 8819377 Waterford News & Star ………....051 878787 Waterford Today …………….......051 854135 WLR FM ……………...................051 877592

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

Other Dr Con Power ………….........…..01 4946833 Jim Hewison ................................051 381495

Photographers Brownes Photography .................051 421763 David Murphy Studio .................086 1662490 Garrett FitzGerald Photography 087 6658314 Gerry O’Carroll Photography .....051 304050 John Power Photography .........086 8797525 Leo Murphy Photography ……....051 872539 Noel Browne Photographer ......086 0366904 Paddy Tubbritt Photography ....086 3379401 Photozone ……………..............087 2621422

Printers Cantec Business Technology .....051 337012 Fieldmaster ......….......................051 876995 Graphic Image ............................051 858787 Swift Print ......................….........051 334926 Tagline Print & Design ...............083 4862494 Tramore Print ..............................051 390340 Universal Graphics ......................051 378685

Property Book A Room.ie ………......……..051 858182 Causeway Group ........................051 352084 DNG Reid & Coppinger ..............051 852233 Ennis Gough Property ...............051 851166 Falcon Real Estate ..................087 7688209 Griffin Auctioneers ......................051 330569 Lawrence & McDonald ................051 391010 Liberty Blue Estate Agents ..........051 845751 M&M O'Shea .............................051 375510 O’Shea O’Toole & Partners ….....051 876757 Palmer Auctioneers ....................051 872061 Property Partners Barry Herterich 051 330465 Purcell Properties .......................051 876514 RE/MAX Team Fogarty ...............051 843684 Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan .....051 843880 Whitford Properties .....................051 876660

Pubs & Clubs Croke's Pub ..............................086 2216704 Holy Cross Inn ……………..........051 353087 Jack Meades ………..........……..051 850950 Martha's ......................................051 391449 The Old Forge ............................051 386818 O'Neill's Bar ................................051 381808 The Reg .....................................051 583000 The Ritz ......................................051 381291 The Riverside Cottage ...............051 873082 Robinsons ...................................051 381326 Tully's Bar ...................................................n/a The Vic ......................................051 390338

Research & Development RIKON ........................................051 834032 SEAM Research Centre .............051 845648 TSSG …………......................…..051 302920

Restaurants & Cafés Apache Pizza Tramore ..............051 330000 Bodega! .............................……..051 844177

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The Bower Café .......................086 3769657 Burzza ........................................051 844969 Brooklyn Restaurant ...................051 393383 Carter’s Chocolate Café ..............051 841802 Coach House Coffee ..................051 295654 The Copper Hen ........................051 330179 Dooly's (Strand Road) ...............051 381529 Dooly's (Main Street) .................051 381012 Everett’s Restaurant ..................051 325174 Ginos ..........................................051 879536 Jack Meades ………..........……..051 850950 L’Atmosphere ..............................051 858426 Lighthouse Restaurant ................051 383151 Massimo .....................................051 338496 McCarthy's Chipper ..................089 2536016 Moe's Café .................................051 338767 Mol's ...........................................051 381808 No. 9 ..........................................051 857706 The Pantry .................................051 871142 The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms 051 325851 Pier Café ...................................051 381599 Piper’s Café ...............................051 381021 Ramen .......................................051 372768 The Reg .....................................051 583000 The Riverside Cottage ...............051 873082 Sandcastle Café .........................051 381387 The Shanty Terrace & Bar ...........051 381228 The Vee Bistro ...........................051 386144 Veronica's Café .........................087 2296317

Retail Alfie Hale Sports ….........………..051 872837 Altitude ........................................051 870356 Ardkeen Quality Food Store .......051 874620 Audi Waterford ............................051 337600 Auto Boland .................................051 335000 Azzurri Sport ...............................051 850066 The Book Centre ..........................051 873823 Brennan’s Pharmacy …......……..051 390234 Caulfield’s SuperValu …………...051 840400 City Square Shopping Centre .....051 853528 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 George’s Court Shopping Centre ..051 875534 Haven Pharmacy Kennys ...........051 330543 Haven Pharmacy Kennys ...........051 338305 Heroes ........................................051 304260 House of Waterford Crystal .........051 317000 Kelly & Dollard .............................051 870077 Kneisel Jewellers ………....……..051 875033 Maxi Zoo .....................................051 599123 McCarthy's Homevalue ..............051 391044 Morris Builders Providers & DIY ..051 874986 Mulligan’s Pharmacy • Ballybricken ..............................051 840500 • Barronstrand Street ..................051 875211 • City Square ...............................051 853247 • Dunmore Road .........................051 843700 • 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 Quish's SuperValu .......................051 386036 Redlane Boutique ........................051 395395 Satina Boutique ...........................051 386600 Sheridan Motor Group .................051 334700 The Shoe Centre …….....…........051 874036 3Store .........................................051 841079 Tom Murphy Car Sales ................051 301222 Waterford Motor Village ..............051 304300 Worldwide Wines ........................051 878798

Security BlueWall Technologies ......…......051 372828

CTS ............................................051 387931 Horizon Safety Systems ............059 9182517 Manguard Plus .........................0818 313300 S. Security ..................................051 872435

Services Agora Publishing Ireland ...........051 360815 Apex Fire .................................086 7945266 Arc Mediation .............................051 348336 Boxworks .................................085 2521508 Brady & Co ................................087 2032953 Clem Jacob Hire ……….....……..051 373333 Codico Distributors ......................051 379933 Dlight ..........................................051 393464 Emerald Contact Centre ............051 360876 Euro Car Parks (Ireland) ..............01 8908320 EveryEvent ................................086 1931371 HSS Hire ......................................051 349391 Kustom Workwear .....................051 358700 National Business Machines ......051 877285 Nigel M. Daly & Son ..............086 2589432 OASIS ……....................………..051 590968 Prolines .....................................087 1484911 R & J Electrical Services ...........087 6126765 Rigney Dolphin ...........................051 590000 Tramore Post Office ...................051 390196 Tramore Service Station ...........051 386353 workLAB .....................................051 376180

Solicitors Bowe O’Brien Solicitors ..............051 873211 Dobbyn & McCoy .........................051 390044 Kinsella Solicitors ........................051 878090 M.W. Keller & Son Solicitors ......051 877029 Mullins & Treacy Solicitors .........051 391488 Newell, Gillen & Cunningham .....051 874352 Nolan Farrell & Goff ……………..051 859999 Parker Law Solicitors .................051 364043 Peter O’Connor & Son Solicitors 051 874909

Technology & Software Aphex ..........................................051 576025 Bluefin Payment Systems ...........051 349811 Cantec Business Technology .....051 337012 CGM ...........................................051 306346 Chemishield ................................051 576025 Cquent.ie ..................................087 2804513 Dataworks .....………….........…..051 878555 Errigal .........................................051 301743 HandHeld.ie ................................051 391338 Omnipath ...................................051 595010 Parolla ......................................089 2219325 Pimbrook Software ........………..051 395900 Project Life Cycle Partners Ltd ....051 347185 Red Hat ......................................051 810111 SE2 .............................................051 359300 Sedicii Innovations ......................051 302191 Sun Life Financial …………….....051 333300 Threefold Systems ......................051 576013 TransferMate Global Payments ..01 6353700 Waterford Technologies ...............051 334967

Telecommunications Three ..........................................01 5426300 3Store .........................................051 841079 HiSpeed Wireless Broadband .....051 582150 Vodafone ..................................................n/a

Tourism & Hospitality Atlantic View Caravan Park ........051 381610 Cloneen ......................................051 381264 Dílis Go Bráth ..........................086 3787722 Failte Ireland - South East ….…..051 312700 Fern Hill ......................................051 390829 Fitzmaurice's Caravan Park ........051 381466 Glenart House B&B ....................051 381236

Harvey Travel .............................051 872048 Highgrove House .......................051 381831 Newtown Cove Caravan Park ...051 381979 Norlands B&B ............................051 391132 Seacourt B&B ...........................083 1229939 Strand Travel Worldchoice .........051 872881 Tramore Holiday Homes ..........086 3789424 Travel Creations .........................051 375737 Waterford Viking Triangle ...........0761 102659 Westcliff House .......................087 6655723

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 Waterford City Enterprise Centre 051 364399

Training CCS Facilities ........................….051 344173 Coaching4U ..............................087 2212132 Darlington Consulting ...............086 2437677 Direct Training Ireland ….............051 291710 EuroBEN ....................................087 1389233 Fitzwilliam Training & Consulting 053 9146618 GDPR Audits ...............................051 382954 Inspiring Excellence ..................085 7808573 Leyden Consulting Engineers ....051 364344 Manufacturing Excellence ……...051 870270 MCX Training & Development ..086 8225301 NAS Training Centre ...................051 333966 New Links Training Solutions ....051 385720 NLC Training ………….........…..056 7771280 Roadskill Training Centre ..........051 333909 Southsafe Training ....................087 6864726 Welding Academy ......................087 2370794

Transport & Logistics Bus Éireann ...............................051 879000 DFDS ..........................................01 8129494 Falconer & Sons Limousine Hire 051 355872 Irish Rail ..................................1850 366222 Joe O'Shea Cabs .....................086 3053009 MAC Trans Freight Ltd …............051 358529 Marine Point Partnership ............051 831200 Passage East Ferry ..................051 382480 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 Thomas Carey T&T Coaches ....087 2900718 Trans-Stock Warehousing & Cold Storage ...........................051 832411 Waterford Airport ………….....…..051 875589

Website Services Aeronstudio ...............................087 2560543 B2B Communications .................051 858888 Cquent.ie ..................................087 2804513 Hosting Ireland ...........................01 9020020 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 • Q3 2019


Board of Directors

Jonathan Earl President B2B Communications

Danette Connolly Deputy President Home Instead Senior Care

John McSweeney Vice President AIB

Teresa Jane O’Mahoney Secretary BMCI Insurance & Investments

Martina Curtin Treasurer PwC

Brian Devereux EY

Ciarán Cullen HandHeld.ie

Derek Lowry Almega Business Consulting

Jacqui Kielthy Fieldmaster

Kathryn Kiely Glazik Ltd

Ken Thomas Waterford Institute of Technology

Kieran Walsh The Munster Express

Niall Griffin Metalman Engineering

Niall Harrington Fewer Harrington & Partners

Nuala Browne-Treacy Meraki Marketing

Pamela Pim Bank of Ireland

Paul Nolan Dawn Meats

Richard Hurley The Granville Hotel

Valerie Farrell Nolan, Farrell & Goff Solicitors

PRESIDENT & BOARD

FINANCE, RISK & AUDIT COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CEO & STAFF

POLICY ADVISORY PANELS


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