Cork Biz

Admailer.ie, the marketing service for small business from An Post, has launched a nationwide campaign to help small business in Ireland attract up to 100,000 new customers. Business can use admailer.ie to  design their own postcard campaign, save to register their details, and be in with a chance to win a marketing campaign.

Recent research showed conclusively that selling...

While it may seem hard to believe, Facebook were in fact slow to move to the mobile media market. From the layout, to the adverts, Facebook was very much a desktop site and the company were so fixated on the development of their site, they very nearly missed the opportunity to embrace mobile.

They have, of course, bounced back with mobile applications available for all operating systems...

John Dennehy, Zartis, Rob O’Donoghue, EMC and Denis Collins, Chairman it@cork at the launch of the Dealstart initiative in Cork. Picture Darragh Kane.

A novel business support programme designed to support technology startups in the Munster region was launched this week.

The UPSTART programme will comprise a number of support initiatives for fledging...

At the presentation of a Blue Flag to the Royal Cork Yacht Club were Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, Mark Ring, Marina & Racing Coordinator, RCYC, Gavin Deane, General Manager, Royal Cork Yacht Club and John Harnett, Chairman, An Taisce.

In yet another first for the Royal Cork, it is the first yacht club in Ireland to be...

Cork Institute of Technology’s TEC@Nimbus Centre is hosting an Industry Open Day on Friday, June 14th from 10am to 2pm.

TEC@Nimbus is part of the Nimbus Centre, Ireland’s only research centre dedicated to networked embedded electronics and software solutions. The Centre won nearly €3 million in research funding in 2012. With 50 dedicated staff working on 30 – 40...

uSwitch.ie, the independent price comparison and switching service, has launched a mobile-friendly version of its easy-to-use website so that consumers can find the best deals on energy bills while on the move.

According to the latest Mobile Web Watch study by Accenture, some 77% of Irish internet users now use mobile devices such as phones, tablets and netbooks to access the internet...

Stash a box of McVitie's Mixed Seed (pumpkin, caraway and black onion seeds) Lunchtime flatbreads in your desk. At only 43 calories per slice, they make a great snack and they're delicious topped with smoked salmon or tuna.

Almost a fifth of small and medium sized firms in Munster have stated that difficulty accessing funding is the main barrier to sustainable growth. The statistic was revealed in the Close Brothers Business Barometer, a quarterly survey that aims to explore the sentiments of SME owner managers across Ireland on a range of issues pertinent to their business.

The Business Barometer also...

Timothy Sweeney and Hugh O'Donovan will lead a six-day Mindfulness Intensive Retreat for Coaches at Inch Beach in Co. Kerry from September 2nd to 7th, 2013.

The five-day silent intensive Vipassana (Insight Meditation Retreat) will be followed by a day of inquiry aimed at encouraging a more intimate understanding of the coaching process. Cost: €525 (Full Board). For more details and...

As consumers continue to move from desktop to mobile,  tech manufacturers such as Sony are continuing to release products to cater for each and every need the customer may have; regardless of whether they know it yet.

Since Q3 2012 Sony have released an Ultrabook, a hybrid device, a 20-inch touch screen - and a series of smart-phones. None of them, however, have been a rip roaring...

Shemas Eivers, Boole investment syndicate and Denise O'Callaghan, Delicious, The Gluten Free Bakery.

A further nine jobs are to be created at Cork gluten-free bakery Delicious after the company received investment of €175,000 from private business angel investors, with additional funding also received from Enterprise Ireland.

Delicious currently employs nine...

Cork food company Kinsale Gourmet has another reason to celebrate its first birthday following a successful trade mission to the UK that led to its first export order worth €250,000. It has also just secured listings in all Dunnes Stores branches in County Cork.

Kinsale Gourmet, which produces frozen, restaurant quality, seafood ready-meals, was one of eight South Cork food...

John Kierans, Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Sunday Mirror titles in Ireland and Northern Ireland has been announced as the guest speaker at the June Network Cork event.

Kierans started his career in journalism in 1981 at the Drogheda Independent before his nose for a good story earned him a job at the Sunday World, where he had many front-page exclusives on crime...

Amie Peters, An Post presents the 2013 award for Best Overall Creative Campaign to MD Ivan Lavelle & Olga Delaney, Forza Direct Marketing.

Cork-based agency, Forza Direct Marketing received gold awards in three separate categories at the An Post Integrated Direct Marketing Awards recently.

After three years in business, the company was awarded the prestigious...

Terry and Sieglanda Murphy with Mary McGroarty.

Centra stores across Cork helped raise over half a million Euro for the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer in 2012. 56 Cork stores joined forces with Centras nationwide in October 2012 to sell 39,000 Centra limited edition pink umbrellas, with all proceeds going to Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast...

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