ARTeSYN Biosolutions holds Ribbon Cutting Event to mark its move into new Waterford premises


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ARTeSYN Biosolutions was delighted to be joined by Paul Nolan, President of Waterford Chamber of Commerce along with friends from the local community at its Ribbon Cutting Event on Wednesday, 28th June to mark its move into new premises at Six Cross Roads, Waterford. 


ARTeSYN Biosolutions, a US company, is a leading provider of process systems and components to the Global Biopharma industry. It has set up in Waterford to service its growing business outside of the US. The Waterford operation will consist of manufacturing, assembly, engineering, sales and administration.

Black Friday Sale at Tom Murphy Car Sales‏


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Business of the Week: SwimFitpool


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SwimFitPool is Waterford's newest business just launched on Friday, 14th July with Chamber President Paul Nolan attending the bbq pool party!


Have you ever dreamed of having your own pool where you can swim, excerise, rehabilitate & relax? Now you can with SwimFitPool's affordable small footprint pools which you can install yourself with saltwater system, insulation & heater as standard...


Traditional Swimspas cost tens of thousands of Euros and often need to be lifted into a very large space by crane! Our iPool system gives you endless swimming in the comfort of your own home for just €4,500 including VAT & delivery.


And at 10ft x 7ft you get full swimming experience but only need 8 1/2ft x 11 1/2 ft space!! 


Visit or visit us in Dock rd, Ferrybank to see and even try out the pool! Call Jenny on 051 511083 to make an appointment. #SwimEveryDay

Deise Beers and Bites at Momo


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Thursday, 20th July at 7:00pm


Tasting menu cooked and paired with Metalman beers.


The evening will showcase a selection of fantastic beers from Metalman brewery paired with Momo dishes incorporating these brews.


We will start the evening with a beer aperitif, followed by a five course tasting menu. Each dish will be paired with a different Metalman brew.


Tickets on sale @ Momo, 47 Patrick Street, Waterford.


€40 per person. Booking is essential. Call 051 581509.

Changes to first aid training


For any of you that have FIRST AIDERS onsite this training is due to change from September 1st! Did you know…


The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) are continuing the transition process from the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Occupational First Aid (OFA) learner training standard to PHECC’s First Aid Response (FAR), as the recognised standard meeting the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299 of 2007).


The current QQI Occupational First Aid (OFA) course is changing to PHECC (Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council) First Aid Response Training from the 1st September. The course itself remains mostly the same but we have listed the main changes below:


  • The new PHECC course will allow up to 6 trainees per course (The QQI Occupational First Aid course allowed a total of 10).
  • The current QQI certificate is valid for 2 years and then you have 90 days grace in which time you can do a 1 day refresher up to 31st August. With the new PHECC First Aid Response course the refresher training will take 2 days and there is no 90 days grace from September 1st so once the date has passed the certificate is expired and you will have to complete the course all over again.
  • Training will now take 2.5 days (instead of 3)


Therefore for anyone who needs refresher training between now and next year we have dates for our upcoming refresher training courses here on the 25th July and the 24th August. There are 6 places left for the 25th July and 6 left for the 24th August but spaces are filling fast:


PLEASE NOTE that we do need a copy of your current certificate in order to verify the dates – either the 3 day OFA or the most recent 1 day Refresher training certificates to attend the above courses.


For more information or to book the remaining places on the First Aid Refresher contact LCE on 051 364344 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (*5% discount on any of our training courses for Waterford Chamber Members).

Bank of Ireland Breakfast Briefing


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Bank of Ireland Life, in conjunction with Premier Banking, Business Banking and The Investment Centre, are co-ordinating a series of Economic & Investment breakfast briefings across the country and it is our turn in Waterford this Friday 14th July at the Granville Hotel with breakfast served from 8am.


The objective of these briefings is as follows:


  • Provide an update on the latest economic trends, developments and projections
  • Deep-dive on the performance of investment markets and customer strategies
  • Take the opportunity to raise awareness ofthe Bank of Ireland Premier Banking offering


Our 2 guest speakers are experts in the field of Investments.


Shane O’Brien (State Street Global Advisors)


Shane O'Brien joined State Street Global Advisors Ireland Limited in February 2007 and is a Senior Relationship Manager within the Relationship Management Team. Shane is currently responsible for Intermediary client relationships.
Shane started his career in 2005 working as a fund accountant with HSBC. Shane graduated from Dublin City University in 2005 with a degree in Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS), Finance. In December 2010 he became a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA).


Kevin Quinn


Kevin Quinn is Investment Director at Bank of Ireland Private Banking, responsible for the firm’s investment management and products. A member of the senior management since 2000, Kevin has 28 years’ experience in investments and wealth management. 


Kevin holds a Business degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Investments and Treasury from Dublin City University. Kevin is a Regular Member of the CFA Institute, a Licentiate of the Institute of Banking, an Associate of the Society of Investment Analysis in Ireland and a Certified Investment Fund Director.


A regular presenter to clients and professional advisors, Kevin published ‘Wealth Management’ in 2007. 

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Business of the Week: Natalie Cooke Consulting

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With 20+ years experience in business, winning many achievement awards for Sales and Business Development and having worked in a variety of industry sectors, (from Business Software Companies such as CRM, Payroll and Accounts to Business Start-ups through to Scientific Instrumentation Suppliers and a good few other market spaces in between) Natalie Cooke has gleaned and gained extensive experience and knowledge in general, office, business development, sales & marketing management and mentorship.


Helping companies define, improve and execute business processes and strategies by offering focused and practical advice based on examining their company structures.


As a Business Consultant, Natalie provides coaching, training and project management (eg: Business Development, Mentorship, CRM, ERP, BPM) or gets stuck in with hands on services such as organising events, driving sales and marketing teams, build e-newsletters and social media releases


CRM systems are a passion of Natalies. A business with a healthy CRM ethos will always (100%) be a successful, lucrative and awesome business!


If you would like to learn more about Natalie's professional experience please feel free to check out her LinkedIn page.

New cyber security threat update from Radius Technologies


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The new cyber threat

A new global cyber-attack has hit with a similar reach to the previous WannaCry ransomware attack that infected more than 300,000 computers around the world last month.


In the first hours of the attack, researchers believed that this new ransomware was a new version of an older threat called Petya, but they later discovered that this was a new strain altogether, which borrowed some code from Petya, hence the reason why they recently started it calling it NotPetya, Petna, or as we like to call it SortaPetya.


Why this Ransomware is difficult to stop

When a computer is infected, the ransomware encrypts important documents and files and then demands a ransom, typically in Bitcoin, for a digital key needed to unlock the files. If victims don’t have a recent back-up of the files they must either pay the ransom or face losing all their files. We would advise never to pay the ransom.


Unfortunately, unlike WannaCry, there is no kill switch. However, researchers have found a vaccine which prevents the ransomware virus from running. SortaPetya searches for a local file and exits its encryption routine if that file already exists on the disk, so users can create a file on their computers, set it as read only which blocks the NotPetya ransomware from executing. For a step by step guide in doing this please see here.


How to protect your organisation

For extra security, Radius Technologies would advise the following:

  1. Vaccinate your Windows device NOW – see instructions at the link below
  2. Bring all Microsoft vunerability patches fully up to date on your machines
  3. Send an email (or forward this email) to every user in your organisation to let them know NOT to click ANY links within an email or open an email with encrypted content until first cleared by yourselves. For information on services such as BlockMail, please contact the Radius sales team.
  4. Ensure that you have Blended Threats in place and fully active across your organisations mail boxes. Again, contact Radius for more information on this.
  5. If you already subscribe to our Blockmail service, we are already blocking encrypted attachments.


Click here for a step by step guide on how to vaccinate your PC's and any other devices.

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