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!
ISO Auditing & Training Services for Iarnród Éireann
Antaris Consulting is pleased to announce that post the evaluation process, it has been identified as Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail’s preferred bidder for ISO auditing and training services in accordance with the published award criteria. This project will continue for 3-5 years. Read more here.
Hopes & Dreams Christmas Concert Supporting Dublin Simon
Hopes & Dreams Christmas concert will take place in the Helix on 11th December at 7:30pm, This is a variety performance featuring many of Dublin’s music groups including The Artane band, the Palestrina Choir, The Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society, Sean Gilligan Performing Arts, The Will Palmer Orchestra and more! All profits will go to the Dublin Simon Community & Ashbourne Community Initiative. Read more here.
BearingPoint Resiliency Report
BearingPoint, the management and technology consultancy, has just issued a new benchmark analysis study, based on over 5,000 client projects, which highlights the five key characteristics of resilient organisations. It is BearingPoint’s belief that only by combining these five characteristics can a company truly be resilient, ensuring it can thrive in uncertain and volatile times and is ready for the next crisis. The study is available for downloadhere.
Treat your Employees to a Kildare Village Gift Card
Give the gift of choice with theKildare Village gift card. The cards offer plenty of choice, with 100 boutiques to discover in the Village including new boutiques! You can also take advantage of the up to €500 tax benefits for gifts to employees. Employees can receive a bonus or non-cash gift without paying PAYE, PRSI or USC on the amount, making a Gift Card the perfect choice. To find out more visit here.
ByrneWallace LLP Reappoints Feargal Brennan
ByrneWallace LLP is delighted to announce the reappointment of Feargal Brennan as Managing Partner for a second three-year term. Feargal joined ByrneWallace LLP in 2000 and prior to his election as Managing Partner in June 2018, Feargal was Head of the firm’s corporate practice since 2011. Read morehere.
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.
ELY have just launched their LovELY Festive Gift Range for 2021! which includes a range of Christmas gifts and experiences, perfect for colleagues, friends and family. With wines, hampers and non-alcoholic gifts available, choose from their ready to go range or get in touch with the team to create bespoke gifts. Wine tastings (virtual and in person), festive wine and charcuterie hampers plus glass and homewares are also available. Check it out here.
Help the Homeless this Christmas
This Christmas Depaul is raising funds to buy Christmas gifts for over 1800 people experiencing homelessness. By taking part in Presents for All, you will make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most. You can ensure that the most vulnerable in society have not been forgotten. To make a donation to this campaign please click here.
Stephen O’Leary Receives Award from Griffith College
Mr Stephen O’Leary, managing director of well-known social media analysis firm Olytico, was awarded a Professional Excellence Award by Griffith College at the institution’s annual graduation ceremonies. The award, conferred on individuals who have achieved outstanding excellence in their chosen profession or field, recognised Mr O’Leary’s commitment to accuracy and integrity in the harnessing of data. Stephen is also the incoming Vice President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce and will take up the position of President of the Chamber in 2023. Read morehere.
Yonderdesks Virtual Christmas Switch On
Dublin-based digital office platform Yonderdesk is getting ready for its first big Christmas 'switch on' on December 1st, when the company's global workforce will unveil the virtual Christmas offices they have created. Determined to make sure that the start-up's dispersed team members don't miss out on the festive vibes that employees enjoy in a physical office, Yonderdesk has been encouraging team members to decorate their own virtual offices in the run-up to Christmas. When a company signs up with the Yonderdesk platform, its employees are able to create their very own offices that can be seen on a virtual floor plan; it is right here in these private virtual spaces that they can welcome colleagues and visitors into their room for meetings and chats. Read more here.
Member Offer: Virtual Office Package
Sky Business Centres are offering Dublin Chamber of Commerce members their first month free on all Virtual Office packages across three business centres based in Blanchardstown, Clontarf and Clonshaugh. The virtual office package is the perfect choice for new start-ups, entrepreneurs, businesses working from home and international companies looking for a corporate presence in Ireland. Sky Business Centres Virtual offices in Dublin provide professional facilities, mail handling and telephone answering. Learn more here.
Member Webinar: Net Zero Neighbourhoods with Arup
Join Arup online on Tuesday 23rd November at 8:30am to discuss the role of neighbourhoods in the road to net zero. Neighbourhoods provide an ideal context to develop replicable approaches to net zero that can be applied to cities – and beyond. The district scale offers both scale and agility as we pivot towards a more sustainable future, acting as labs to test out pioneering new policy, trial partnerships and tech or find creative ways to engage residents. Arup is hosting a panel discussion with industry leaders to explore the key approaches that can be adopted to develop these net zero, people-centred neighbourhoods. The event will also include an overview of our new ‘Green and Thriving Neighbourhoods’ report, produced by Arup and C40 Cities in response to the urgency of the global climate agenda. Register here.
Hastings Hotel Room Hire Offers
Ross border meetings in Belfast City Centre available from £55 per person including full day room hire, tea / coffee & breakfast on arrival, mid-morning tea / coffee & mini treats, working lunch, projector and screen, WI-FI and more. Option to include client entertaining packages to include private dining and drinks in the Observatory Sky Bar. To find out more contact Patrick McGurk 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.
24th Nov: Sustainability Academy - Towards Net Zero: Climate Strategy & Decarbonisation. Book here.
25th Nov: European Innovation Day 2021 with Huawei. Book here.
30th Nov: Sustainability Academy, Green Public Procurement. Book here.
8th Dec: Sustainability Academy: Circular Business Models to Grow your Business. 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.
New Director for Gas Networks Ireland
David Kelly has been appointed to the role of Director of Customer and Business Development for Gas Networks Ireland (GNI), effective from the beginning of January. David will be joining the Executive Team of GNI and driving the growth and decarbonisation agenda for the company over the coming years.
The operational separation of Irish Water from Ervia will also conclude before year-end. Orlaith Blaney will become the Director of Corporate Affairs for Irish Water from the beginning of January and will be responsible for all Public Affairs matters related to Irish Water from then.
Member Offer: Brooks Hotel Offering 10% Off
Brooks Hotel on Drury Street is getting ready for Christmas! They are offering all Dublin Chamber members an additional 10% off rates and packages. Please use discount code CHAMBER to book online here.
In Conversation with Q5 Webinar
The next in conversation with Q5 webinar is “Innovation and operational excellence: opposing forces or made for each other”, chaired by Q5’s Head of Consumer Products, Bozena Birt and will take plave on thursday 25th November at 9:15am. Bozena is joined by expert speakers who bring insights from current and past roles across a host of well-known brands: Paul Skipworth, Managing Partner at Inverleith LLP (previously at LVMH Wines & Spirits and Glenmorangie) and Kate Voss, Operations Director at BOL Foods (previously at Innocent). Register here.