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Good afternoon ,

 

Welcome to this week's jam-packed issue of Dublin Chamber Weekly. This week we focus on the latest news from around the Dublin business community.

 

We've news and offers from a whole host of member companies this week. You'll also find details of the many great events coming up for you and your colleagues over the coming weeks.

 

Don't forget, if your company has news or offers that you'd like us to consider for future issues of Dublin Chamber Weekly please drop us a line

 

Enjoy this week's issue!


Cronin Movers Group Launches Ireland-Relocations.com
 

Dublin based Cronin Movers Group has been actively supporting multinational corporations with their global employee mobility programmes as they move key talent to Ireland in support their global operations. This part of the Cronin business has become so significant that they recently launched a dedicated website for their international corporate clients at Ireland-Relocations.com. The business has now become the only Irish headquartered firm to be members of Worldwide ERC: the global workforce mobility association, cementing its position as a key strategic mobility partner for Irish multinational and global FDI companies in IT, Software, Financial, Manufacturing, Banking, and Professional Services operations seeking to establish an English-speaking European hub in Ireland. Check it out here. 


UCD Accelerator Programme for AgTech & FoodTech Start-Ups
 

University College Dublin, through the AgTechUCD Innovation Centre, has launched a new accelerator programme dedicated to early-stage AgTech and FoodTech start-up companies. The AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme is an intensive 12-week programme that includes dedicated business development workshops, investor readiness training, mentoring from AgTech and FoodTech experts and business advisors, and facilitated introductions to AgTechUCD’s venture capital and business angel networks. Read more here.


Lennox Awarded Fire Brigade Tender
 

Lennox, the Irish scientific, industrial and laboratory solutions company, has been awarded the tender for the Provision of Medical/First Aid consumables for Dublin Fire Brigade and Dublin City Council. The three-year tender will see Lennox deliver vital medical supplies to all 15 Dublin Fire Brigade stations on a weekly basis and supply First Aid supplies, as required, to other Dublin City Council departments. Read more here. 


 

 

 

We've got a whole host of great events coming up over the coming weeks including training workshops, online networking, and policy briefings. Simply click on the links below to find out more about each event and to book your place.

 

28th June: Bid Services Tender Training. Book here.

 

29th June: The Future of Dublin Port. Book here.

 

30th June: Monthly Speed Networking. Book here.

 

8th July: Tech Talks Tier Mobility. Book here

 

For a full listing of all our upcoming events please head over to our website here.

 

*Some of our events are only open to specific member categories.

 


Morrison Hotel Offers the Big Deal
 

Enjoy a night away for two with breakfast included, a three course-dinner, a complimentary bottle of prosecco, chocolates and more at The Morrison Hotel starting from just €199. You can even add a second night at a reduced rate! See more here. 

 


Advertising Opportunities on Dublin City FM
 

Dublin City FM is Ireland’s biggest community radio station with a weekly audience of 250,000 adults. As a non-profit their mission is very different to that of commercial radio. To play their part with the recovery of our beloved city, they are launching an exclusive advertising club that will give 60 businesses the power to harness radio advertising in the most effective way possible from under €4.5k for one year. Check it out here.



Member Webinar: Returning to the Workplace
 

If you would like more information on returning to the workplace, HR Team are offering a complimentary training webinar to give employers advice and support during this uncertain time on June 29th. As working from home is coming to an end, this is quite an uncertain time for employers. In preparation for businesses reopening. Join here.


PwC Announces Five New Partners
 

PwC Ireland is delighted to announce the admission of five new partners to the firm. The new partners are: Ciara Breslin (Tax), John Daly (Assurance), Shane Kennedy (Assurance), Fiona Kirwan (Assurance) and Paul Moroney (Tax). The new partners are across a wide range of business areas and reflect further investment in our strong regional footprint. Read more here.


Did You Miss Our Events? Catch Up Here!
 

On Tuesday we were joined by expert speaker Gary O’Callaghan, CEO, Siemens for our Digital Agenda event sponsored by COLT. Gary discussed digital transformation and how digitisation is driving change and innovation in Siemens and for Siemens clients. Gary also spoke about the role of culture in digital transformation. Watch it here.

 

On Wednesday we held an event on Reopening for Business: Navigating the post Covid workplace kindly sponsored by ByrneWallace LLP. Partners Michael Kennedy and Michelle Ní Longáin, and consultant Rhona Murphy from the ByrneWallace LLP Employment Law team discussed the legal and practical issues which businesses need to consider before welcoming staff back to the workplace. David Fox, Managing Director of Sodexo, also discussed his company’s experiences of workplace reopening's, sharing insights on some of the practical operational issues to be considered and the impact on employee experience. Watch it here.


Dublin Chamber's Newest Members
 

Dublin Chamber is the largest and most influential B2B networking organisation in Dublin. We represent more than 1,300 businesses throughout the Greater Dublin region, which between them employ more than 300,000 staff. Each month we welcome new members to the Chamber who will benefit from what the chamber has to offer, but also by our existing members. Here is the list of members that have joined so far this month and a little bit about them.


Soho Maverick 

 

Our goal is to help our clients maximize their potential using original strategies. We do not follow trends, we create them. We specialize in business coaching and consulting, adopting a client-focused approach to fulfil our clients agenda in a creative manner. Whether you are looking for executive coaching for your senior executive team or you require experienced transformation consultants to guide you through challenging times, Soho Maverick can assist to meet your needs.

 

Unispace

 

Unispace has been shaking up workplace delivery for over 10 years. It started in 2010, when a group of seasoned design and construction professionals came together to define a better way. We call it Think, Create, Make.

 

Capital Credit Union 

 

Welcome to Capital Credit Union. At Capital Credit Union, you are more than a number or a client, you are a member, owner and decision maker. We offer our members exceptional value on products and services including fantastic value on loans and savings accounts. You can become a member if you live or work in the areas of Ballinteer, Drimnagh, Dundrum, Knocklyon, Sandyford, Sandymount, St Kevins Parish or Francis St. and the surrounding areas.

 

Bujo

 

The idea behind BuJo can be summed up in a word — House. A warm, friendly and supportive place where we share what we love and be ourselves. In fact, it’s so important we made it our logo.

 

Distride Catering International Ltd.

 

Distride Catering International Ltd  specialise in the delivery of catering items. These items are selected by us with great care and delivered to the customer. These items can be either Food or Non-food products. Distride Catering International Ltd are based in Ireland and sell and distribute to more than 12 countries (internationally). Distride Catering International Ltd mainly supply to companies, these can be both retailers and wholesalers.

Congratulations Accenture - 500 New Jobs
 

Accenture earlier this week announced plans to grow and deepen their presence in the market with the creation of 500 new jobs over the next three years.


The majority of these roles will be based in Cork as part of a new Munster regional hub supporting Accenture’s work in the life sciences sector and the growth of Accenture’s existing capability at Enterprise System Partners (ESP), a consulting and manufacturing services provider for the life sciences industry, which they acquired in 2019.

 

Accenture is also expanding its innovation capability at Accenture Labs in Dublin to include Quantum Computing. This is in addition to a number of new roles in The Dock, their flagship R&D and Innovation Centre in Dublin.

 

Throughout their 50 years’ operating in Ireland, Accenture have seen tremendous change and growth, and these new roles are a great indicator of the direction of change. As One Accenture team, they continue to be committed to helping their clients apply the very latest digital technologies and drive innovation, further strengthening Ireland’s position as a leader in this area and delivering ground-breaking change

 

New Irish Stamps celebrate ‘Bród’, Ireland’s Pride Movement
 

An Post has issued two colourful new stamps featuring the rainbow Pride flag and the words ‘Pride’ and ‘Bród’ (as gaeilge) to celebrate Ireland’s Pride Movement. An Post worked closely with representatives of the LGBT+ community in planning for the stamps. Read more here.


Sodexo Launches Fooditude in Dublin
 

Leading workplace services provider Sodexo Ireland is poised to ‘stir up’ corporate food services with the launch of Fooditude and the opening of a new cloud kitchen in Dublin. The arrival of Fooditude is an important step as Sodexo grows new digital-enabled and consumer-focused food services to support its mission to keep its clients’ employees happy, healthy, and well-fed. Read more here.


Award Winners for .ie Digital Awards
 

The .IE Digital Town Awards 2021 are the first pillar of activity under .IE Digital Town which has been developed to address digital enhancement and adoption in Ireland.

 

The Awards promote awareness, knowledge, use and understanding of digital in Ireland by its citizens, businesses and communities. They also highlight the benefits and possibilities of digital and celebrate the digital achievements of local towns, big and small. The Awards are for towns of various sizes across Ireland. This year's awards took place on June 10th. To see the full list of winners click here.


Ely Wine Spot Prize
 

Ely Wine Bar gave us 2 amazing wine hampers to give to 2 lucky players at our golf event last Thursday. The 2 players in question played our 4-ball event as a 2 ball. They handed in an impressive score card that earned them the 2 wine hampers. 


Virgin Media Business and Dublin City Council empowering local communities with superfast Wi-Fi supporting digital inclusion and engagement
 

Virgin Media, in partnership with Dublin City Council, are working together to empower local communities with superfast Wi-Fi and help bridge the digital divide. Wi-Fi is playing a significant role in cities and communities around the world by driving exciting and innovative projects to ‘connect the unconnected’.


While Dublin households have the highest levels of fixed internet access in Ireland with over 92% of households connected (CSO, 2020) there are still a number of areas and communities across Dublin who don’t have the quality of connectivity required to achieve their true potential. Dublin’s WiFi4EU programme is connecting communities and families across the city with over 30 locations connected including the Cabbage Garden Interagency Project in Dublin city centre.

 

Aidan D’Arcy, Director of Business at Virgin Media Ireland said: “It’s fantastic to work with Dublin City Council on these projects and help improve the offerings for local communities. Initiatives such as this are a great opportunity for everyone to recognise just how significant a role the internet plays in all of our lives and how important it can be in creating more engaged and connected communities across Dublin and the country.”

 

Kelley Bermingham, Community Officer, St Patrick’s Cathedral & The Iveagh Trust said: “The Cabbage Garden Interagency Project is a collaboration between key stakeholders including Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and the Iveagh Trust, situated in Dublin 8, originally formed to create a communal and friendly environment for local residents and visitors and help mitigate any limiting, risky behaviour or negative activity in the area. The installation of a robust and accessible Wi-Fi network will help the programme to run positive and engaging activities, such as fitness sessions, social gatherings and street festivals, as a means to building trust with a wide variety of groups in the area.”

 

Nicola Graham, Smart City Operations Manager for Dublin City Council said: “Partnering with Virgin Media Business to deliver reliable and fast public Wi-Fi services to communities that need it most is exactly what our Smart City programme is all about. We want to support connectivity with a particular emphasis on strengthening community engagement and supporting wider digital innovation initiatives.”

 

Bujo - Burger Joint
 

BuJo is a neighbourhood burger joint based in Sandymount & Castleknock, with a particular focus on chargrilled, grass fed beef sourced from Irish family farms. BuJo adapted quickly to the onset of the COVID pandemic by immediately introducing their range of at-home burger kits which are available for nationwide delivery to all 32 counties. Their burger kits sell-out every week and have recently introduced new limited edition collaboration kits including bespoke kits for large employers looking to engage with their now remote employees.