Chamber News

 

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 conn...

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...

Turmec signs agency agreement with the Environmental Group for Australia

  Press release issued on behalf of Turmec Teoranta: Turmec signs agency agreement with the Environmental Group for Australia New agency agreement appoints the Environmental Group Limited (‘EGL’) to represent Turmec in Australia  New agreement will improve customer access to Turmec’s innovative waste processing and recycling solutions throughout Australia  Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 - Turmec, the market leader in designing, building and installing waste processing and recycling solutions, is excited to announce a new partnership with the Environmental Group Limited (‘EGL’) to represe...

Chambers Ireland calls for an end to incremental half-measures and fresh start in approach to tackling COVID-19

Chambers Ireland calls for an end to incremental half-measures and fresh start in approach to tackling COVID-19   Chambers Ireland today (23 Feb 2021) says three month extension not long enough and calls on Government to leave incremental half-measures in the past, and start afresh with an expansive, data-driven plan to support business through the impact of COVID-19.   Speaking this evening, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said   “The extension of existing financial supports is good news, as it reduces some of the uncertainty for businesses. Yet, right across our Network, there is the very r...

Chambers Ireland Calls for Greater Ambition and Accelerated Pace in Delivering Strategic Infrastructure

Chambers Ireland Calls for Greater Ambition and Accelerated Pace in Delivering Strategic Infrastructure   Chambers Ireland today (22 Feb 2021) calls on Government to put climate action, urban renewal, and gender equality at the heart of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and National Development Plan.   Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said   “The key messages coming from our Network are that Government action must be accelerated and more ambitious. The Irish economy has faced incredible challenges over the past 12 months, the demands that the Brexit process...

Qualitas Electronics Winner at the Enterprise Awards

Congratulations to Alan Jackson and the team at Qualitas Electronics who scooped the North East Region Award at this years National Enterprise Award.  Qualitas Electronics are a manufacturing company based in Duleek, with a team of seven.  Together they provide electronic manufacturing services to the Technology Sector.  A start-to-finish service to build and assemble electronic components and devides to IPC Class 2&3 standards. We were delighted to have Alan on the February MBON meeting for a collective Hip Hip Horray! Qualitas Electronics have recently joined County Meath Chamber.  Visit their profile H...

Boann Distillery Wins at World Whiskey Contest

Congratulations to the Cooney Family on their great win at the World Whiskies Awards.   The Whistler Irish Whiskey range received five awards across the catgeories of Blended, Single Grain and Single Malt whiskeys! They also picked up the accolade for "Best New Make in Ireland" and go forward now to compete at the World Finals on 25th March 2021.  Sally Ann Cooney joined us on the February MBON meeting where we all got a chance to congratulate her and send our very best wishes in the finals.  

​​​​​​​Over 80 Meath Business Owners attend February MBON Meeting

Meath Business Owners Network meet on Zoom Friday the 19th of February saw the monthly zoom meeting of business owners across County Meath. 124 business owners signed up to this month’s call which was 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 open to all businesses in the County. February’s meeting focused on networking among the participants and the agenda featured 3 breakout sessions of ten minutes each. Business owners got the chance to pitch their business within their group and provide support fo...

Doing Business 2021 - The Meath Women in Business & Technology Network Meet in March

Meath Women in Business & Technology Network Theme: How Technology Can Keep Remote Workers Connected Panel: Helen McEntee TD, Minister for Justice, Valerie Moran eCOMM Merchant Solutions and Lorraine Murphy Business Coaching & Training Time:  11am-12noon The aim of the Meath Women in Business & Technology Network is to foster and encourage women in County Meath to grow in enterprise, entrepreneurship or self-employment and to share their experiences. The initiative seeks to bring business women together, whether they own their own company or play a leading role in one. In today’s ever changing b...

New COVID Aid Scheme Welcome But More Detail Needed, says Meath County Chamber

New COVID Aid Scheme Welcome But More Detail Needed, says Meath County Chamber   County Meath Chamber welcomed the announcement this week by Government that COVID business grants will be expanded.   Speaking on Tuesday, Meath County Chamber Chief Executive, Paula McCaul said   “We have raised a number of concerns with Government as to the very narrow qualifying criteria for CRSS, which excluded far too many businesses- particularly those who were in the immediate supply chain and have seen much of their business wiped out to closures of hospitality and retail business.”   County Meath Ch...

Economic Impact of Covid & Brexit discussed as Chambers meet Fine Gael Parliamentary Party.

This week, the CEO’s of the Chambers Ireland network, led by Ian Talbot met with some 17 representatives of the Fine Gael parliamentary party, led by Chair Richard Bruton and organised by Alan Dillon TD. This session covered in great detail the economic impacts of Covid & Brexit on business community, owners and employees. Case studies where presented of businesses who have lost significant trade as a result of closure, inability to avail of the CRSS supports and ongoing restrictions. We also focused in on the need to address vacancy in our Town Centres.   From the Tourism & Hospitality sector we r...

Mid East regional skills forum meets with Ministers

Press release from Meath County Chamber 01.02.21 Mid East regional skills forum meets with Ministers Minister Simon Harris and Minister Niall Collins met with the Mid-East Regional Skills Forum members this morning to discuss the future needs for training and further education in the region.  The Mid-East regional skills forum is part of the Governments National Skills Strategy to provide an opportunity for employers and the education and training system to work together to meet the emerging needs of their regions.   The forum comprises of Louth/Meath ETB, Kildare/Wicklow ETB, Maynooth University, Skillnet Ireland,...