Waterford Business Awards

 

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Regional Leaders Programme

 

Inspiration. Vision. Motivation.

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Waterford Chamber Skillnet

 

Offering up to 25% subsidised tailor-made or specific training for your company.

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Waterford Chamber

 

We are dedicated to connecting, serving and empowering
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Welcome to Waterford Chamber

The number one voice for business in Waterford, working with our members and for our members to make Waterford a great place to live, work and do business

 

Crystal Valley Tech is ​a new group set up to promote Tech in Waterford / South east and includes founding member WIT President Willie Donnelly. Professor Donnelly, whose vision was to set up the TSSG and create a digital city, is seeing his vision realised. 

This group already has signed up over 20 local ICT companies including, SE2, Routematch, four Theorem, Sunlife, Immersive VR Education, Dataworks, Kyckr, Nearform, Waterford Technologies, Microservices, Bluefin Payment Sytems, Suir Valley Ventures, WIT, 110%, CGM, LiquidEdge Servisbot and Redhat. 

Supported by WIT, Waterford Chamber of Commerce, the IDA and Enterprise Ireland, this group will ​hopefully be a game changer for the Sector and the timing could not be better - there is an energy in ​the city right now that is palpable, from retail announcements and ​city improvements to the magnificent ​greenway, recent sporting successes and Waterford's Tech Meet up in Boxworks every month - it is time people realised that Waterford is no longer a depressed city struggling to overcome the decline in manufacturing. The reality is that Waterford is a transformed City with a phenomenal quality of life for its inhabitants.

A huge transformation has happened in the ICT industry in Waterford. From virtually no companies in 1996 the region now has both an indigenous and FDI cohort of companies trading globally as well as its own Venture Captial Company - Suir Valley Ventures. Our local companies are winning international awards and competing directly with Silicon Valley companies. Thanks to the investment in Carriganore Arclabs and the TSSG the city has established an ecosystem connecting entrepreneurs, high potential start-ups and multinational companies. This has created a young dynamic, creative and entrepreneurial community which is transforming the city.

The EU Innovation Union Flagship emphasises the smart specialisation of regions as key to future competitiveness. Economic growth is increasingly related to the capacity of regional economies to change and innovate. Regions and cities have become the primary spatial units where knowledge is transferred, innovation systems are built and where competition to attract investments and talents takes place.

Continued growth and sustainability of the ICT industry in Waterford and the South East requires a focus on transforming people’s perception of the city. The ICT industry needs to take a lead in promoting their industry to the wider community, students, potential employees, entrepreneurs and investors nationally and internationally. Any fragmentation of effort can be overcome by bringing the stakeholders together to develop and implement an integrated strategy for the development of the sector in the region and an investment plan to attract the best scientists, engineers, professionals and entrepreneurs to the region which will in turn attract multinational industries and high potential start-ups.

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About Waterford Chamber

Waterford Chamber provides a range of services that support and nurture local businesses. Whether you are an individual or a large company, Waterford Chamber can help you take your business to the next level. With a variety of benefits including business to business networking events, training and seminars as well as a host of additional services, your business can avail of all that membership has to offer.

 

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What Our Members Say

“Tom Murphy Car Sales Ltd has been a member of Waterford Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years.

It’s a membership that serves us well as we find it gives us a platform to interact with similar businesses and puts us in front of a wide audience.  Having staged a number of very successful Chamber events, both at our dealership on the Cork Road and at venues chosen by the Chamber, it really puts into perspective the value of networking and meeting with potential customers face to face.

We intend to continue the partnership between Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Tom Murphy Car Sales into the future, as the results speak for themselves and we see the value in being a member of Waterford Chamber.”

Tom Murphy, Tom Murphy Car Sales

 

 

 

 

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