DesignFest Clonmel, new member 'Horse & Jockey' and much more!

Chamber Newsletter
October 28th 2016
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Design Thinking Day for Enterprise

Thursday November 3rd
9:30am-1pm & 2pm-4.30pm
Questum Enterprise Centre & LIT Campus Clonmel.
Designfest Clonmel in association with Tipperary County Council, LIT Clonmel and LEO are pleased to announce a Design Thinking Day on Thursday 3rd November. This will be an opportunity for people in the Design and Enterprise sector to come together to reflect on the opportunities offered by the new collaborative approaches to design.

For more information on these events and bookings click here

Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada

Chambers Ireland yesterday (27/10/2016) welcomed news from Brussels that an agreement had been reached by the four regional parliaments of Belgium to support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement with Canada. Read more!

Update on Company Law

Kevin Prendergast, Head of Enforcement at the ODCE delivered a very informative presentation in Raheen house on Wednesday afternoon on the roles and responsibilities of Company Directors under the New Companies Act. Positive feedback was received from attendees. Visit the CRO website and ODCE:

Welcome new member
The Horse & Jockey!

This 4* Hotel is family run and gave the Tipperary village it’s name, it is steeped in history & has been continuously trading for 250 years. The hotel has expanded greatly in the last few years, while keeping the balance of old and new to create a homely Tipperary village atmosphere.
Read more..
Are you a Job Seeker Looking for a Career in Security?
County Tipperary Skillnet are funding a
6-day Job Seeker Support Programme in Guarding Security Skills. This QQI programme gives the trainees the skills and qualifications to work in this thriving industry and includes the cost of the required PSA license. To find out more click here!

Official opening of
Questum with
Minister Pat Breen.

Minister of State for Employment
and Small Business, Pat Breen
TD from the Department of Jobs,
Enterprise & Innovation
Questum last Monday the 14th
of October for it's official opening.
This LIT Research and Enterprise
Acceleration Centre is currently
home to 10 emerging high potential
startup companies and will be home
to the LEAP Startup Programme
starting later this year.
The opening was a great day with
over 60 attendees and many guest
speakers such as, Minister Breen,
Liam Brown, VP Research,
Enterprise & Development at LIT,
Cllr Siobhan Ambrose from
Tipperary County Council
and Prof Vincent Cunnane,
President of LIT.

‘QUESTUM is looking forward to hosting a new and exciting addition to its training calendar, the Limerick Institute of Technology’s Stress Test the Business Idea programme run over four/five consecutive nightly workshops from 6.00pm to 9.00pm in the QUESTUM training room, delivered by Bridgewater Consulting who specialise in enterprise development, innovation, finance, strategy, production innovation and business plan development as well as other areas of expertise.

This Test-the-Business-Idea programme will look at the jobs-to-be-done and the opportunity-landscape, so participants understand the concepts and know how to use the tools they will be given over the duration of the programme to test their business idea. To find out more click here!
If you have a business idea that needs to be stress-tested and are interested in participating in the programme, please contact Derek Blackweir- /086 0468946


-Free Consultation for your Energy Project

If your organisation/SME has a potential energy efficiency project, we can help. Tipperary Energy Agency can offer a FREE consultation regarding an your energy project. Projects can include:·   LED Lighting Upgrades, Upgrading heating systems to Heat Pumps or Biomass,Upgrading of HVAC system, CHP installations, Building Fabric Upgrades, Renewables Energy Installations such as PV, Innovative Energy Saving Projects..Read more..
If you have a project you may feel is suitable please feel free to contact Liam O’Dwyer, Tipperary Energy Agency e: for further information.

Christmas marketing initiative - Clonmel

As a marketing initiative for Clonmel town a free "Whats On Clonmel " event guide is being created for Christmas. This is an initiative between local Traders, the County Council and the Chamber. We are looking for any events your members may be running throughout the Christmas period from 18th November 2016 to the 6th January 2017. Details of these events need to be one line, stating the event name, date and location. Final date for inclusion is Wednesday 9th November. Email for inclusion. 

Red Nose Wine After-Hours Corporate Wine Tasting for STHM
5.30pm - 6.30pm on Thursday, 24th of November at Raheen House

Red Nose Wine has announced an exciting charity wine tasting will take place on Thursday, 24th of November at Raheen House Hotel in Clonmel.Winemakers from Bodegas Sommos, Northern Spain, Chateau Viranel in Southern France and Champagne Duval-Leroy will all be present at the event showcasing some of their vineyards finest and sharing their stories.The event promises to be a great networking event with an educational twist for those who want to learn a little or a lot while tasting on the night whilst raising much-needed funds for South Tipperary Hospice Movement.
County Tipperary and Clonmel Chamber Members are invited to come along to a special after-hours wine tasting and networking event from 5.30 - 6.30pm. For those who have a requirement for corporate gifts, this evening offers an ideal opportunity to taste the large selection of wines on offer and see the presentation packs, hampers and mixed cases available from Red Nose Wine for Christmas 2016. Tickets are €15 with all wines on the evening sponsored by Red Nose Wine to ensure maximum funds are generated for the charity. Click here for tickets!
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