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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!

Metis New Company HQ

Metis Ireland is preparing for its return to the office once the lockdown restrictions officially lift with the announcement that it has completed the refurbishment of its new Limerick headquarters – a 4,000 sq ft building in the heart of the City. The move follows news earlier this year that the company had tripled the size of its Dublin office in order to also accommodate its high aspirations for growth in the Capital. Read more here. 

Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon

Taking place on the 19th September 2021, you and your colleagues can join Team Depaul from anywhere for VHI's virtual mini marathon. Click here to register for the event, select Depaul as your chosen charity and then set up your company Depaul JustGiving page here and start fundraising. It only takes a few minutes!

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.

The Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for protecting and improving the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland. They are committed to protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation and pollution. They play key roles in environmental regulation, provision of knowledge and advocacy for the environment. www.epa.ie


Whitbread plc

Whitbread is the parent company to Premier Inn, the UK’s largest hotel brand, with over 800 hotels across the UK, Ireland, Germany, and the Middle East. Premier Inn is a multiple award-winning hotel brand that is known for offering great service, value, dependability, and consistency to its guests. In Dublin, Premier Inn is growing rapidly with plans for hotels across the city and the potential for expansion to other towns and cities in Ireland. More information on Premier Inn’s development requirements in Dublin, and contacts in Whitbread’s property acquisition team, can be found at www.whitbread.com/property.


First Tech Credit Union

First Tech is Ireland’s only credit union dedicated to providing comprehensive financial services and support to the employees of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) companies. They have over 50 years’ experience helping members. If you are currently working in the ICT sector, they’d love for you to become a member! www.firsttech.ie


3rd I

3rd I is a company providing business development and learning solutions. The main focus of 3rd I to date has been with business support organisations, e.g. Skillnet Networks, Local Enterprise Offices, SOLAS and PLATO, and SMEs at the start-up and growth stages of their development.


Arkphire Inks Partnership Deal with TRUCE Software

Arkphire has announced a partnership with TRUCE Software, the leading provider of Contextual Mobility Management solutions for businesses.  TRUCE will serve as a key component of Arkphire's fully managed Device-as-a-Service offering. Arkphire's Device-as-a-Service offering allows employees to use their desired mobile device at work, while the business can procure, deploy and support that device, adding transparency and security that wouldn't otherwise be there. TRUCE's solution layers on the contextualization needed for employers to adjust device permissions based on each individual employee's environment and how it changes throughout a shift. Read more here. 

Free Springboard Courses Enrolling Now

Griffith College is delighted to announce their latest Springboard+ free or 90% funded offering, enrolling for September 2021. Certificate in Business in Pensions, Insurance, and Investment, Certificate in Digital Sales Transformation and Certificate in Music Production for Games are just some of what's available. Email here for more information.

Mazars Diversity Silver Accreditation

Mazars in Ireland, has announced that it has been accredited the Silver Investors in Diversity Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) accreditation for commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Silver accreditation affirms that Mazars has been benchmarked against companies and has both embedded EDI practices throughout the business and engendered fairness and belonging among all colleagues. 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.


1st September: Sustainable Dublin 2050 ¦ Circular Economy. Book here.


2nd September: Recovery Series ¦ Access to Finance. Book here. 


3rd September: Chamber Connect. Book here.


6th September: Monday Wellness with Jack Kavanagh. Book here. 


15th September: Networking Masterclass with Kingsley Aikins. Book here. 


29th September: Women Empower Series. Book here.


14th October: Leaders Series - How to Lead in a Post-Strategy World. 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.


Technical Apprentice Programme with FIT

FIT (fast track to IT) have been appointed the National coordinators for the Technical (IT) Apprentice Programme which is a government funded initiative to help companies deal with the tech skills gap in Ireland. FIT currently run apprenticeship programmes in Software Development, Network Engineering and Cyber Security and these run across 16 locations across the island of Ireland. If you are interested in utilising the apprenticeship programme as part of your recruitment and growth strategy, as an upskilling option for your current staff please email here.

Flower Factory Offering Fabulous Flowers

The Flower Factory is offering Dublin Chamber members a 20% discount sitewide, on a wide range of beautiful bouquets, door wreaths and corsages. Delivery is available all over Ireland for same and next day delivery. Use code CMS20 for 20% off at checkout or click here.