Chambers Ireland launches Pre Budget Submission 2019 with Chief Executives from the Chamber Network
The deadline for eligible businesses to access grants of between €4,000 and €25,000 under the Restart Grant Plus scheme has been extended to the 31st of October. Any businesses that have not yet applied for the scheme can do so by visiting www.mayo.ie/restart-grant-plus
Press Release, 8 May 2020
Chambers Ireland launches new research this morning (8 May 2020) on the sectoral and regional impact of COVID-19. This follows publication of survey results last week on the 30 April which looks at the economic impact on businesses across the country.
Tourism, hospitality, entertainment, and local services all show signs of having been particularly negatively impacted. Regionally the counties along the Atlantic Economic Corridor are feeling the impact of this economic calamity more keenly than in other regions.
Press Release - 24 April 2020
Free online Business Planning Course from Chambers Ireland and Griffith College to Address Key Issues for Irish Businesses
Chambers Ireland, in association with Griffith College, have today (24 April 2020) announced a free online business planning course for its 8,000 members nationwide. Commencing on Thursday 30 April 2020, the course will address the key concerns that businesses are facing, including cashflow, crisis management and managing flexible working practices, and will assist them in developing plans to reboot their business.
This call for applications will close on Tuesday 14th April 2020 at 3pm.
How do companies apply?
Completed application forms and the mandatory online video pitch must be submitted through the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System by 3pm on 14th April 2020.
Minister Humphreys said, “I know that this is a worrying time for businesses and I want to assure them that my Department and agencies are working on their behalf to develop and deliver a range of supports to help them through this rapidly evolving situation.
Speaking this morning, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, Ian Talbot said,
Chambers Ireland welcomes this morning’s (18 July 2019) consultation on remote working hosted by Ministers Heather Humphreys and Richard Bruton as part of Future Jobs Ireland.
As Ireland’s largest business network with a geographical reach into every major town and city in the country, we know how important it is, both for employers and their employees, to implement effective policies which facilitate flexible working.
Speaking this morning, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented,
The CSR Check 2019 is the 2nd Progress Report on Towards Responsible Business Ireland’s National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2017-2020.
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.
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.