Cork Biz

"You can build it" is Cork-based inventor Noel Marshall's catchphrase, but how hard has it been to build a business around an idea? Lorcan MacMuiris talks to the inventor of the Bricky tool to find out.

In the 12 years since the launch of his first invention, the 'Bricky' wall-building tool, Marshall Tools CEO Noel Marshall has had first-hand experience of the vicissitudes of...

OFFSITE, the aptly named annual business and technology conference organised by West Cork Development Partnership, saw some of Ireland’s leading business minds talking business strategy, marketing and sales and success to a record number of participants in Rosscarbery this week.

World Champion Rob Heffernan delivered an inspirational keynote address before guests hear from...

One of Cork’s oldest independent retailers of children’s clothes has brought its popular range online. Douglas boutique Mischief Makers stocks a selection of designer kids clothing, from practical soft newborn clothes to highly fashionable teen items, as well as christening gowns, communion clothes and special occasion wear for boys and girls. Customers can now browse brands such...

Pictured at the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Leading Edge Group and the Australian Healthcare & Hospital’s Association were Alison Verhoeven, CEO, AHAA, and Joe Aherne, Leading Edge Group. Picture: Diane Cusack

An Irish company has signed an agreement with Australia’s largest healthcare provider which could see half a million...

Are you new to networking? Cork Business Association is hosting a networking lunch for all businesses in Cork on Friday, October 4th in The Imperial Hotel, offering a great opportunity to find out about the benefits it could hold for your business.

The lunch, which begins at 1pm, will offer business owners the opportunity to hear from business growth specialists, Sean Dunne and Tommy...

“The Board of Cork Film Festival has announced changes…" began the statement last March in which it was revealed that the director of the Cork Film Festival, Mick Hannigan, was to be ousted from his position alongside Una Feely, the festival's programmer. The outrage, both from long-time patrons of the festival and its more casual fans, was palpable. The problem, we were told...

Janssen Supply Chain Ireland’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ initiative, in partnership with the Carrigaline & District Lions Club, has won this year’s ‘Multi-national Community Programme - Excellence in the Community’ Award at the annual Chambers Ireland CSR Awards in Dublin.

‘Message in a Bottle’ encourages older people to retain important...

Stephen O’Keeffe, Managing Director, O’Keeffe’s Bakery receives a gold award at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards with chef Neven Maguire, organiser Helen Lyons and Dee Laffane, Editor of Easy Food Magazine.

A family-run Cork bakery scooped a major award in the inaugural Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards (IQFA) competition this week.

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Northgate Vehicle Hire is relocating from Little Island to the Kinsale Road, with plans in place to employ three additional team members from the local area by January 2014.

Northgate also plans to double the initial 100-vehicle fleet based at the branch within 12 months. The new branch, which launched this week, spans 4,500 sq. ft. and will offer capacity for 50 commercial vehicles on-...

Phillip McGlade, MD, Optilase.

With busy clinics in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Athlone, Belfast, Newry and Derry; Optilase Laser Eye Clinic have just announced that two new clinics in Waterford and Kildare are scheduled to open in the next three months.

The expansion of the Irish family-owned company belies the fates of UK chain competitors in Ireland;...

In the last few weeks alone there have been some very exciting announcements in the world of technology. The IFA Berlin consumer electronics fair took place two weeks ago and many of the major tech giants unveiled their next big releases.

Apple, being the black sheep of tech-land, held off until after IFA to reveal their two new handsets. The 5S and 5C are coming to a store near you,...

Irish investors are less confident about their financial position over the next three months than they were at the beginning of the summer, according to the latest results of RaboDirect’s Investor Barometer. The barometer, measuring sentiment among RaboDirect investors, shows that 74% of respondents remain optimistic about their financial position - down 9% since the barometer in June....

A recent survey has shown that over 90% of business respondents prefer to get their information in video form as opposed to a dreary presentation or a verbose written statement. 

Erol Mustafov, CEO of videography.ie says the latest trend is for businesses to use a series of shorter video clips as opposed to one overall promotional video.  He points to the fact that with the...

Over the last number of years an increase in the number of people forced to rent out their own homes has given rise to the ‘accidental’ landlord. Financial problems have forced many people to rent out their homes in a hurry. As a result, these new landlords often don't understand their responsibilities and in particular the tax burden that comes with renting out their home.

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ePubDirect, an Irish owned technology company based in Cork, has opened a new office in Oxford. Due to continued expansion of its UK client base, the Enterprise Ireland company has established a base at the Oxford Centre for Innovation. The company has recently signed a number of high profile new customers including Random House Group UK and Australia, Osprey and the International Monetary...

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