Chamber News

 

Meath Business Owners Network - September Meeting

Press release from Meath County Chamber 17.09.21 Meath Business Owners Network - September Meeting After a short summer break the Meath Business Owners network met over Zoom this Friday the 17th of September. Participants were delighted to get together again to network with their industry peers and keep up to date with business activity in the County. The meeting was once again chaired by Raymond Gibbons of BMS accountancy. The Meath Business Owners Network is a partnership between County Meath Chamber and Meath Local Enterprise office and is sponsored by Pinergy and Permanent TSB. The meeting started on a high note with a visit f...

EirGrid to Engage with Public on Route Options for Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade

EirGrid is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a preferred underground route option for the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade.   The electricity transmission system operator is seeking feedback on four potential routes for the project following a decision in April that an underground cable was the best performing option. Last year EirGrid conducted an extensive public consultation, during which it wrote to 57,000 homes across the two counties, seeking feedback on technical solutions for the project.   The Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade is a high-capacity connection between Dunstown substation near Two Mile House...

HR Roundtable- Returning to the workplace safely.

As the Country gradually opens up after strict Covid restrictions and our vaccination take up is boasted as one of the best in Europe, County Meath Chamber held a roundtable discussion with some of the most experienced HR managers and consultants in Ireland to discuss returning to the workplace safely. The discussion was chaired by Donna Farrell, director of Marsh Mackey recruitment and County Meath Chamber. The round table was held in the Newgrange Hotel and is now available to view on www.countymeathchamber.ie. The panel includes Tanya Clarke- head of HR at Wellman International, Joanne Kinahan Wall- Group HR manager for the Cusack Hotel...

Returning to the Workplace Safely Webinar

On Wednesday the 30th of June last, County Meath Chamber, along with the HSE Northeast and the Health and Safety Authority held a return to workplace safely webinar for Meath businesses. The webinar was held in response to the growing concern from businesses and the department of health on safety protocols that need and should be in place for employees returning to their place of work. The webinar was chaired by Meath County Chamber Chairperson John V Farrelly and the speakers included Dr Augustine Pereira- HSE Northeast, Dr Peter Finnegan- co-lead for the Covid response in workplaces, Professor Sam McConkey- RCSI and Jason Murray- HSA inspec...

Build Back Better with Meath MBON

There have been a lot of changes in Meath since the last Business Owners Network meeting. Businesses have re-opened; restrictions are constantly easing, and the sun has also made an appearance to brighten the mood. This month’s Meath Business Owners Network meeting was held on Friday the 18th of May with guest speakers Adele Roche from Happy Days consultancy and Stuart Nelson of Jigsaw. Over 30 participants logged in for the June call which was once again chaired by Raymond Gibbons of BMS accountancy. The Meath Business Owners Network is a partnership between County Meath Chamber and Meath Local Enterprise office and is sponsored by Pin...

Meath Business Owners Network meet on Zoom - Protect Your Trade Secrets from Everyday Cyber Risk

In the age of working from home and with the backdrop of the HSE malware attack, the Meath Business Owners Network meeting was held on Friday the 21st of May to discuss how to protect your business & your trade secrets from everyday security risks. Over 50 participants logged in for the May call which was once again chaired by Raymond Gibbons of BMS accountancy. The Meath Business Owners Network is a partnership between County Meath Chamber and Local Enterprise Office Meath and is sponsored by Pinergy and Permanent TSB. Contributors on the day were Gerry Coller – Mitigate Risk Management Solutions, Stephen Mackerel from Work Air...

Good news and positivity trending in County Meath

Press release from Meath County Chamber 10.05.2021 Good news and positivity trending in County Meath The governments path to reopening is well under way and County Meath Chamber, along with all of its members, are delighted to see non-essential retail and businesses offering personal services reopen today, the 10th of May. It has been a long four months of restrictions and while there is still a way to go to get all Meath businesses re-opened, today represents another step closer to a return to economic stability in County Meath. For well over a year, County Meath Chamber have been supporting businesses in the region through the e...

County Meath Chamber launch a Local Re-loadable Gift Card Initiative In A First For Ireland in support of Meath Business

County Meath Chamber launch a Local Re-loadable Gift Card Initiative In A First For Ireland in support of Meath Business Meath GAA is an ambassador for the exclusive County Meath Chamber Mí Meath gift card programme which was developed with the support of local Meath business man Noel Moran and Meath County Council. County Meath Chamber today Monday 26th April launch Mí Meath, a re-loadable shop local solution exclusive to County Meath in a virtual broadcast from Chamber House, Navan. Businesses in Meath that accept Mí Meath cards will be rewarding customers who shop locally by offering discounts whenever the reload...

Free public WIFI now in Navan Town Centre

Free public WIFI now in Navan Town Centre County Meath’s free public WIFI is now operational in Navan town centre.  Meath County Council is delivering the European Commission’s WIFI4EU programme with additional support from the Department of Rural & Community Development.   On Thursday, Meath County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. David Gilroy, Chief Executive Jackie Maguire, Mayor of Navan Cllr. Francis Deane, Paula McCaul, CEO of County Meath Chamber, John Farrelly from DNG Royal County,  Donna Farrell of Marsh Mackey Recruitment and Eimear Reynolds from Bakelicious gathered in the Market Square to welco...

County Meath Chamber welcomes Network Upgrade

County Meath Chamber welcomes Network Upgrade County Meath Chamber welcomes the decision of Eirgrid to advance the Kildare Meath Network upgrade and to select an underground option for the project. This upgrade is crucial to the social and economic development of the county. The improved connectivity will provide vital infrastructure to transfer power generated in the west of the country to the high demand areas of the east including Co Meath. This include significant power generated from renewable sources which are crucial to addressing climate change while fostering economic growth and employment. “It is the clear that this...

Meath Women in Business and Tech meet virtually

Press release from Meath County Chamber 05.03.21 Meath Women in Business and Tech meet virtually The Meath Women in Business and Tech network met virtually for the first time on Friday the 5th of March. The Network was launched in March 2020 and is a joint initiative between County Meath Chamber and the Meath Local Enterprise Office. Open to all females in business in Meath, the zoom call attracted over 130 participants from the County and was facilitated by Lorraine Murphy from Lorraine Murphy Coaching. Guest speakers on the call were Valerie Moran of eCOMM Merchant Solutions and Minister Helen McEntee. This network aims to...

Local businesses shocked at Bank of Ireland closures in County Meath

Meath Chamber Press release 01.02.21   Local businesses shocked at Bank of Ireland closures in County Meath   The 1st of March, the beginning of Spring and a time of year associated with new beginnings, birth, and fresh starts brought the devastating news that 103 branches of Bank of Ireland are to close in Ireland. 3 of those branches are in County Meath. Bank of Ireland Athboy, Enfield and Ratoath. The Kingscourt branch in County Cavan is also set to close, a branch that would be used by many businesses in North Meath.   The branches are due to close from the end of September. Bank of Ireland have said that...