Chamber Newsletter March 17th 2017

by admin on 17/03/2017


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Eurotech – Welcome Our New Weekly Sponsor

We are delighted to have Clonmel’s Eurotech sponsor the newsletter for the first quarter of this year. Eurotech offers a highly professional service supplying office based equipment.

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Congratulations to member company Eirechrom on winning the local enterprise office 2017 Research & Innovation Award


Established in 2013, EireChrom Ltd enters the Irish marketplace as exclusive SCIEX representatives for their Mass Spectrometry product portfolio.EireChrom has grown rapidly to become Ireland’s recognised market leader in the highly specialised area of mass spectrometry

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Member company PWM wins at County Tipperary Enterprise Awards


Congratulations to our Member company PWM on winning third overall prize in the County Tipperary Enterprise Awards last week in Bru Boru in Cashel.

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Closure of Coty Cosmetics Plant


The cosmetics giant, Coty, today announced the closure of its North Tipperary plant in Nenagh with the loss of 200 jobs. It said that operations are set to wind down at the former Proctor and Gamble site by the end of 2018. The company explained in their statement that the proposal was “the result of a detailed study of global manufacturing capacities”. County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce are disappointed to hear of the loss of a substantial employer in North Tipperary, and are concerned at the damage to the local economy, both directly to employees and through the impact to other local companies. 

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Applications for Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers

LIT are currently accepting applications for Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers Phase I – an entrepreneurial programme for innovative early stage startups. New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme, delivered at a local level by Institutes of Technology, and funded by Enterprise Ireland.
Call closes 9.00am on Monday 10th April.

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Burden Tracker Project

SMEs -Input required

Burden Tracker Project (Provision of Food Information to Consumers)
The aim of this initiative is to identify specific pieces of EU legislation that create significant burdens for businesses, with a particular focus on SMEs. The legislation that has been identified this year is Regulation No. 1169-2011 on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers. Some aspects of the legislation that have been identified as burdensome are as follows:

•    Obligation for food business operators in the catering and restaurant sector to provide allergen information
•    mandatory food information (art. 9)
•    storage conditions or conditions of use (art. 25)
•    mandatory nutrition declaration
•    restrictions to the presentation of the products (art. 34)
•    fair information practices (article 7)

SME members who are working in the food industry, who may have encountered difficulties in implementing this legislation. We’re looking to collect data including; anecdotal evidence, estimates of additional costs incurred; inconsistencies in enforcement etc; and written testimonials from business. Please send your input or ask your members to contact directly before the 31st March 2017.





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