Chambers Ireland launches Pre Budget Submission 2019 with Chief Executives from the Chamber Network
Congratulations to Kirrane Auctioneering, Ballyhaunis who were awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation at Croke Park last week.
Well done to all involved
Enterprise Ireland's R&D Core Unit is hosting a number of regional events on their new Agile Innovation, Research and Development funding programmes. Offering fast-track approval and a streamlined online application process, the new Agile Innovation Fund allows companies to access up to 50% in support for product, process or service development projects with a total cost of up to €300,000.
Yesterday the Future Jobs Ireland programme was launched, a new skills initiative aimed at taking advantage technological change to boost productivity of businesses and enhance the skills of Irish workers.
Future Jobs Ireland will focus on five pillars in the areas of enhancing innovation and technological change, improving SME productivity, enhancing skills, increasing labour force participation and transition to a low carbon economy.
Mentor Mayo, brought to you by Local Enterprise Office Mayo and Mayo Business Mentors offers Free mentoring support to the business community. This is suitable for anybody who is thinking of starting their own business, a business start-up wanting to scale or an established business who wants to expand and grow.
Take the first step today and visit www.mentormayo.ie or call 094 9064299
Ballyhaunis Local Employment Service, Clare Street is now open Monday to Friday. This is a private and confidential service providing career guidance, interview techniques, CV preparation and information on training and employment.
Call in or phone 0949630080 to arrange an appointment.
The Local Enterprise Office Mayo are running a workshop to cover areas relating to tariffs the implications on a business, rates of tariff, VAT implications, currency fluctuations and foreign payments, sourcing and or selling in the EU as well as knowing how to spread the extra costs and freight forwarding to beat or minimise the tariff costs.
This is a FREE event but registration is required.
Congratulations to our CEO Anne Cunnane at Ballyhaunis Chamber on coming second in the annual Spotlights Awards. Each year businesses are encouraged to nominate their chosen employee or work colleague, The Spotlights program has been created for SMEs to find Ireland's best employee - that person who always goes the extra mile.This is something Anne certainly does through her work here in Ballyhaunis and her involvement in the community and passion to drive the town forward.
Well done Anne we are so proud of you.
“The analysis in today’s ESRI report clearly outlines what we have been hearing from the Chamber Network for some time now; that high childcare costs are directly impacting upon women in the workplace, contributing to lower rates of employment and contributing significantly to the high cost of living in Ireland.
Chambers Ireland welcomes Formal Agreement of €300 million Brexit Loan Scheme
Commenting on today’s (22 January 2018) announcement of a formal agreement on the leveraging of a total of €300m for the Brexit Loan Scheme for Irish businesses, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,
Ballyhaunis Tidy towns are encouraging people to contact the local litter warden on 094 9024444 if they notice illegal dumping. This call comes after a number of cases of dumping of household rubbish in the area in recent weeks.
Mayo County Council has launched an iniative through a new national website designed to gather information on vacant homes throughout the country. Local government wants to engage with owners to assist in bringing these homes back in to use.
To see how it works, log on to www.vacanthomes.ie
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) encourages all SMEs to keep informed of potential tender opportunities in coming months. Register on www.etenders.gov.ie to see all Irish public sector procurement opportunities.