Cork Biz

A Cork-based firm has been nominated for an industry award. Tolling solutions provider, eFlow, has been shortlisted for the Contact Centre of the Year Award at the Irish Contact Centre & Shared Services Awards, with the winner to be announced tomorrow, Saturday. The company’s call centre is based in Cork, where it is outsourced to Abtran. In partnership since 2009, Abtran employs...

Lorcan MacMuiris talks to perfumer and chandler Lucy Hegarty of La Bougie to find out how west Cork’s countryside is heaven scent when it comes to building the perfect fragrance.

People say many things about west Cork. They remark on its often-bleak beauty, the thorny tangles on the hillsides, the cliffs, the crashing broil of the waves as the Celtic Sea meets the Atlantic, the...

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the phone with a 41MP camera, something that caused quite a stir when it was first announced.

Before we talk about the bells and whistles, one observation that is instant once the phone is powered on needs to be mentioned. The Nokia Lumia devices have the nicest screens out of any smartphone I have reviewed in the last year or so. Typing on the 1020 is much ore...

Bridgette Brew, Marketing Consultant; Kieran Quinn, Senior Account Manager; Ciarán Curran, Head of Client Services - PR; Brian Healy, Managing Director; Emily Hughes, Senior Account Executive and Geraldine Feehily, Account Executive. Picture: Clare Keogh 

H+A Marketing + PR has created a number of new positions in its Cork and Galway offices after a number...

The expansion of a Cork-based company that provides technical writing has been hailed as an example of “how robust” the region is becoming in the IT world. Cork-based entrepreneur Patrice Fanning of Technically Write IT recently moved her 25-strong team to new offices in Carrigaline Industrial Park to facilitate expansion. This followed an initial incubation period at the Rubicon...

The Cork founder of a rural life-saving rapid response service that supports the HSE emergency services has been nominated for a €200,000 award. John Kearney, founder of Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) has been shortlisted for the DCC plc sponsored Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards for his work within the community.

“When we started, our aim was to help save one life...

This year’s UCC Law Conference, The Changing Landscape of Media Law, will be held on November 12th in the Aula Maxima of University College Cork.

This conference serves to provide a platform for discussion surrounding a legal issue at the forefront of Irish law and is the only student-run law conference in Ireland.

With recent Irish and European changes to the scope of...

Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies, based in Mitchelstown, scooped two awards at the sixth annual Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate the very best in Irish food and drink products. Horgan’s Irish Angus Silverside Roast Beef and Horgan’s Irish Angus Silverside Pastrami were awarded best in the charcuterie (cured meat) category, a follow-on...

Audrey Lehane, Azure Jewellery, Mike Gibson, Salinger’s and Tina Scully, Amity. Picture: Miki Barlok

United we stand, there is no “I” in team. No man is an island. There is a long list of metaphors designed to impress upon us the vital importance of working together.

“Three heads”, Tina Scully tells me, “are better than one....

Microsoft recently released Windows 8.1 and to coincide with that, they also launched the Surface 2. This is the tech giant’s second stab at the tablet market, and while some of the changes may only appear to be slight, the performance has been greatly enhanced.

Out of the box the domestic changes to the Surface are instantly apparent. The Pro 2 is slightly heavier than the...

Managing music digitally can be difficult; but it doesn’t have to be. As we move further and further away from physical copies of albums and singles, it's becoming trickier to keep track (excuse the pun) of what songs are by whom and from what album. Here are some tips on how to organise, store and manage your music digitally. First up: decide what player you want to use; there are so...

Online recruitment software experts Arithon have launched JobConnect, a new and innovative job board aimed at giving job seekers from all over Ireland access to over 5000 employment opportunities.

Looking for a job is a job within itself. Job seekers can spend days on end scrolling through job postings online, filling out applications and still not even receive a call back. Founded on...

Among the findings of a new report into the travelling habits of Irish people born since the 1980s are data which indicate that 80% of younger people who travel for business believe that travel reviews are an important resource. 

Younger travellers are also more likely than their more seasoned peers to extend a business trip into a personal holiday, and almost one third of them say...

Companies in Cork and surrounding counties will benefit from a nationwide network of technology gateways launched on Monday, October 21st, by Minister for Research & Innovation Seán Sherlock in Limerick.

The gateways are capable of delivering technology-based solutions for companies in Ireland.

Cork Institute of Technology will receive €2.4 million in funding from...

Argos has put out a call for 175 seasonal workers across the country to join existing store teams in the run-up to the busy Christmas shopping season.

New team members will receive competitive rates of pay, in-house training and a 10% staff discount at Argos stores.

Andy McClelland, national operations manager for Argos, said:  “As we approach our busiest shopping...

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