Chamber Newsletter February 22nd 2018

by admin on 22/02/2018

Register for Social Media & Selling
Register for Founders Friday – FREE EVENT
Register for  HR for SME’s QQI – L6 
Register for St. Patricks Day parade
Register for the Clonmel EXPO – FREE TO MEMBERS

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HR for SME’s QQI – L6 – Clonmel:
 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March & 13th & 20th April 2018

Book HR for SMEs Course here

Casey Business Consulting is pleased to announce that Denis has been appointed as On the Ground Consultant for the IntertradeIreland Acumen Programme, covering counties Tipperary, Waterford and Clare.

This is a great addition to the existing consulting services that we provide. Our role is to guide and assist clients through the application process.

The Acumen programme provides financial assistance to business in the Republic of Ireland to help them develop or increase their export sales North of the border. It is aimed at small businesses with an annual turnover of less than £40 million (or euro equivalent) and which employs less than 250 people.

When applying for Acumen support there are three options to choose from as follows;

  1. Full Time Sales Person – Many businesses face the challenge of funding and recruiting a dedicated professional to win sales in the cross-border market – Acumen can help.  Acumen will fund up to 50% of the cost of a Sales Person’s salary in the first year. The maximum cost covered can be up to €37,500/£30,000 with Acumen paying up to €18,750/£15,000.
  2. Part Time Sales Person – As an alternative to hiring a full-time person in the target cross-border market, the Acumen programme can also offer you support towards employing a part-time sales person. The maximum cost covered can be €20,000/£16,000 with Acumen paying 50% and you paying the balance.
  3. Market Research – If you are not ready to consider specific recruitment, Acumen can provide your company with specialist consultancy support to research cross-border opportunities and implement a cross-border strategy. The maximum cost covered can be up to €10,000/£8,000 with Acumen paying up to €5,000/£4,000.

The application and approval process is simply and fast. Approval is typically received within a few weeks of submitting the application.

To find out more about the Acumen programme contact Denis on

086 222 9517. 

Email Denis 
Register for the Social Media and Selling event


Register for your stand now!

A great night out!

County Tipperary Chamber is happy to be associated with Bank of Ireland’s Founder Friday Events – we listened to a great start-up story is from our member Gerry Horan of Horan Automation

Call 051 395 900 for more information
Book for this event now
Register Your Float here for the St. Patrick’s day parade in Clonmel



Fundamentals & Business Accountability of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Venue: Clonmel 
Date:  29th March 2018
Time: 9:30am to 1pm

Register for GDPR  Fundamentals & Business Accountability 

LinkedIn for Business Workshop


Date: Wednesday 21st March 9:00am – 1pm
Venue: Clonmel -TBC
​This is a unique, practical and interactive workshop facilitated by Justine Negri of Sole Careers, an expert on LinkedIn.
The workshop participants will learn exactly what LinkedIn is; how to develop and control their online brand and how it can add value to them and their business.

Book this course now!

Managing Poor Performance – Clonmel:
 27th April 2018

Book Managing Poor Performance Course here

Managing disciplinary and grievance issues – Clonmel:
  4th May 2018

Book Managing disciplinary and grievance issues course  here

Finance for the non Financial Manager

Register here for Finance for the non financial manager course

Please contact Sabrina or Karen to discuss your training needs:
052 6191103

Call 0867705800

CSR for SMEs Guide

Chambers Ireland is delighted to have published a CSR for SMEs Guide, which we will be distributing free of charge to the network this week. The guide outlines the benefits of CSR and ways that SMEs can engage, including the offer of one-on-one meetings with CSR experts from Chambers Ireland’s Policy Council at a location convenient to them, and free of charge. This is an excellent opportunity for an SME to develop a plan for CSR in their company with the help of an expert.  

We have posted 10 of these guides to each Chamber and a PDF version is also available on this website:

View the CSR Guide for SMEs here

GPP4Growth Project – Business Survey on Participation in Green Tenders

Green Public Procurement for Resource-Efficient Regional Growth (GPP4Growth) is a public procurement project aimed at utilising the opportunities related to the adoption of the new EU public procurement system. GPP4Growth aims to support the creation of new opportunities for public authorities to stimulate eco-innovation and green growth.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Resource Efficiency has informed us of a new survey to examine the factors that influence businesses to participate in green tenders, services and works. The survey is ideal for input from stakeholders who are directly involved in procuring for their organisation or suppliers.

If you are involved in procurement for an organisation or suppliers, please take the time to complete the survey which can be found here: 


Summary of the Valuation System and National Revaluation Programme

Working with the Valuation Office, Chambers Ireland has put together a summary which aims to assist Chambers and their members in the understanding of the Valuation System and National Revaluation Programme which is currently undertaking a revaluation of all rateable properties in Ireland. The attached summary provides brief information including the role of the Valuation Officereasons why rates increase and how to appeal a valuation

The purpose of a revaluation is to bring more equity, uniformity, fairness and transparency into the local authority rating system resulting in a more equitable distribution of commercial rates among ratepayers. Following revaluation there will be a much closer relationship between the rental value or valuation of a property and its commercial rates liability.

Neither residential property nor agricultural lands are rateable and consequently are not affected by the revaluation.

The programme has already been completed in the Carlow, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, South Dublin and Westmeath County Councils and in Dublin City Council, Waterford City and County Council and Limerick City and County Council rating authority areas. A second revaluation of the South Dublin county council rating authority area was completed in 2017.

Revaluation 2019 will result in the revaluation of commercial and industrial properties in Cavan, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow County Councils. The Fingal County Council Rating Authority area will undergo a second Revaluation having initially been the subject of a Revaluation in 2009.

If you have any related queries please contact Leona Murphy via her email address or call on +353 1 4004308.

Please find attached a summary providing brief information including the role of the Valuation Officereasons why rates increase and how to appeal a valuation

Valuation System and National Revaluation Programme.pdf
Click here to see a map of the National Revaluation Programme
Visit the Valuation Office Website

IDA South East Relocation  Survey – Please take part.

 IDA South East Region, in partnership with Collins McNicholas, is seeking support from Companies (and organisations) within the Region in relation to a relocation survey that we are carrying out to showcase the Region as a vibrant location for employees.

This survey is for anyone that has relocated to the South East Region from abroad or indeed other parts of Ireland. 

The survey is being conducted by Collins McNicholas in partnership with IDA Ireland, and with the support of the County Councilof Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary, Carlow and Kilkenny as well as support from the Chambers of Commerce from the five counties. 

The purpose of the survey is to find out how people who have relocated to the South East Region have found living in the region since they relocated and how it has impacted both their career and quality of life. We are also looking to understand what the experience of moving to the region was like. 

It will only take 5 minutes to complete and you will be automatically entered into a draw for a brand new iPad Mini. The individual survey results will be kept strictly confidential and the general findings will be used to inform the marketing and promotion of the South East Region in order to gather relevant information for other individuals and organisations hoping to relocate.

**** Individuals contact information is requested at the beginning of the survey – this is used solely in the event that you win the draw for the iPad Mini and not for any other purpose. Please note they only have to give personal info if you want to enter the draw.

Take the Survey

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