Focus Visual Communication Open Mornings


Focus Open Mornings March 1


Visit us for demonstrations of the impressive ISOframe Display Systems along with other portable displays, take advantage of the time to talk to our staff one and one and find out what we can achieve for your display requirements! The cakes are on us.....


To register, call Ann or Jenny on 051 832742.

Waterford Institute of Technology and Keltech Shortlisted for Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2017 Impact Awards


PPG 2961


Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Waterford company Keltech have been shortlisted in the Consultancy Impact category for the prestigious Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards 2017. The annual KTI Impact Awards showcases and celebrates successes in knowledge transfer carried out in Irish publicly funded research performing organisations (RPO) in the previous year.


The Consultancy Impact award recognises and pays tribute to a researcher/research group in providing expert consultancy advice and support to a business or public sector organisation that will have resulted in a demonstrable economic and/or public benefit.  The award celebrates both the company success and the RPO, including the support provided by the Technology Transfer Office (TTO).


The Waterford Institute of Technology shortlisted application for this Award is Dr. Patrick Lynch, Centre Director of RIKON. An international-leading centre of excellence in the study of Service Innovation and Business Process Excellence, RIKON has been a success story in working with companies to help them create new business or re-imagine how they do business better.


The consultancy project between RIKON and Keltech involved the development of an innovative blue-ocean strategic vision that moved the company from a metal fabrication sub-contractor to a metal contract manufacturing outsourcing partner. This represented a huge business transformation for Keltech. Founded in 1989 by the current manging director Ray Breen, Keltech began as a humble mechanical workshop with a supporting team of mechanical fitters working off-site servicing local companies. It has now evolved into a metal contract manufacturing outsourcing partner, employing 130 people, located in a modern automated 90,000 sq. ft. facility, and whose clients are Original Equipment Manufacturers across Europe (e.g. Yanmar, Toyota Denso, Liebherr) who outsource their sub-assembly manufacturing processes to Keltech for integration into their main production line.


Commenting on the nomination, Dr. Lynch stated that “to be shortlisted for this prestigious award is a great recognition from Knowledge Transfer Ireland as to the calibre and impact of the consultancy delivered and to the very technically challenging problem of creating and deploying a blue ocean strategy in a real-time commercial environment”.


Critical to the implementation and success of this project was the strong commitment of the Keltech management board and in particular the General Manager, Declan Walsh, who was the internal project champion, “at the heart of this success story is a truly collaborative and integrated relationship between Keltech and RIKON where we have empowered our employees to have the belief in themselves to take ownership of the transformation to ensure a culture of continuous improvement and change management was embedded in Keltech.


According to Dr. James O’Sullivan, Technology Transfer Manager, WIT -“RIKON have got under the hood of the Keltech business model which has allowed significant savings for the company in addition to the realisation of new business opportunities.  Service model innovation is complex and the TTO has remained a silent partner in the background ensuring all of the contracting and IP is professionally and efficiently managed.”


The KTI Impact Awards will take place on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

President Higgins to attend a performance of 'Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye'


KCurrams JIHKY 2017 promo shot 031Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to announce that President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins will attend Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye by Jim Nolan when it is performed at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire on Thursday 30th March. The national tour of this Garter Lane production is going to nine venues including Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Glor Theatre, Ennis, Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Port Laoise and the Everyman Theatre, Cork with funding from the Arts Council and Waterford City & County Council and sponsorship from Blackwater Distillery.


Jim Nolan, playwright and director of the production said "I'm honoured that the President of Ireland will attend this performance, as are the cast of Michael Hayes, Garrett Keogh, Ema Lemon, Ciaran McMahon and Deirdre Monaghan and the crew. At the heart of the play is an exploration of the extent to which Irish society has measured up to the ideals expressed in the 1916 Proclamation. This exploration is one I am hopeful will resonate with President Higgins, whose tenure has been has been distinguished by a continued championing of our most marginalised citizens."


Caroline Senior, artistic director of Garter Lane Arts Centre said "Garter Lane Arts Centre has a long association with the work of Jim Nolan, with many of the world premières of his work having taken place in our theatre. With the support of the Arts Council and Waterford City & County Council, we are delighted to have the chance to tour this wonderful production which we first produced in 2016 nationwide to eight venues, and we are delighted that President and Mrs Higgins will be joining us in the Pavilion Theatre."


Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye continues its nationwide tour with performances in Lime Tree Theatre Limerick on Wednesday 29th March, Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on Saturday 1st April, Dunamaise Arts Centre on Tues 4th April and The Everyman Cork from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th April. Further details from

Free Smovey event


Smovey free eventCould you be a SMOVEY coach? If you can dedicate ten or more hours a week to introducing and demonstrating SMOVEY products to clients and end-users, maybe you could.


SMOVEY seeks physiotherapists, physical and holistic-health therapists, gym and yoga instructors with the drive and ambition to run SMOVEY classes throughout Ireland and the UK. SMOVEY coaches build health and exercise relationships with organisations as diverse as Parkinson's Ireland, MS Ireland, the Irish Wheelchair Association and our corporate clients, through SMOVEY's 'Wellness in the Workplace Program'.


Designed and produced in Austria, SMOVEY is an exercise and physiotherapy tool that creates a vibration through movement, increasing circulation throughout the body, stimulates the brain and relieves pain. SMOVEY is easy to use for rehabilitation and exercise and it's beneficial from kids to seniors and everybody in between. Please check for list of testimonials.


To train as a SMOVEY coach, giving you certification to work with smovey one on one and/or giving classes in this easy to use exercise and physiotherapy tool, join us Waterford on 21 and 22 April, 2017, where SMOVEY trainers from Austria will certify SMOVEY coaches...When you are SMOVEY trained, a world of opportunity awaits, within the SMOVEY health and wellness network across Ireland and the UK.


Join SMOVEY Health at Waterford Chamber of Commerce on Monday, 10th April from 1pm to 2pm, to hear detailed information on SMOVEY training weekend to see if this is for you. To register your interest in attending this free event on SMOVEY Health's product, training and compensation plan, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Spaces are limited for both information session and SMOVEY coach training and email confirmation number is required for admission. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day and we look forward to seeing you there.


For more information see or any questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Audi Waterford - The Man from the Factory Sales Event




From Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th of March, Audi Waterford are delighted to have a senior representative from the Audi factory in Germany in the Audi Waterford showroom.


The man from factory will be offering substantial discounts across their wide range of both new and nearly new Audis. And with finance available from 2.9% APR, you do not want to miss this three day event!


This is a one-time visit from the senior representative, and once he's gone, he's gone until next year! Express your interest by calling 051-337600.


'The Audi you've always wanted is closer than you think'.

Grow HQ Competition

GrowHQ Logo


National Workplace Wellbeing day is just around the corner and GIY wants to celebrate with you! We are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to join us for a team building, plot to plate garden tour (on the house!) at our award winning, sustainably designed café and training centre in Ardkeen, GROW HQ. Absolutely FREE! Un-pea-leaf-able!


To win this fabulous experience for your team, all you need to do is, be available the morning of Friday the 31st of March AND send us your best growing or vegetable related pun.


Examples include: Just turnip and grow, un-pea-leaf-able opportunity, I’ve bean waiting for this all my life.


All entries to go through Brooke Murphy on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 087 316 8916.

Music Network presents celebrated French cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand and acclaimed recitalist Pascal Amoyel


Amoyel Bertrand

Music Network presents celebrated French cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand and acclaimed recitalist Pascal Amoyel (France) at Georgian Large Room, City Hall, Thursday 30th March


A gleaming performance of Debussy’s Cello Sonata from Bertrand and pianist Pascal Amoyel” – The Guardian


Together they make eloquent magic” – San Francisco Chronicle  


Drink in the honeyed tones of French cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand performing with long-term collaborator and acclaimed recitalist Pascal Amoyel on piano at the Georgian Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Thursday 30th March at 7.30pm as part of a Music Network tour. These two artists make a terrific duo, bringing real passion to everything they play. For this concert they will perform a programme of Romantic music by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Brahms and music by Irish composer Kevin Volans. More details at


The duo have performed together for many years, garnering widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike and in particular for the “wonderful singing quality” of their playing – the nuanced phrasing of Amoyel the perfect foil for the glowing tones and textures of Bertrand’s cello. Unmissable!


More details at


Thursday 30th March


City Hall (Georgian Large Room), Waterford


7:30 p.m., Tel. €15 / €5 (students) at the door only


Promoted by Waterford Music 


Business of the Week - Matrix Recruitment Group


Matrix Recruitment Logo


Matrix Recruitment Group is a leading national recruitment company.


Established in 1998, Matrix Recruitment Group are 100% Irish-owned and have over 100 years combined recruitment experience. With five offices nationwide – Dublin, Waterford, Carlow, Athlone and Galway – they specialise in the permanent, contract and temporary recruitment of a number of job categories including;


 • Accountancy


 • Financial Services


 • Engineering


 • Manufacturing


 • Quality & Laboratory


 • Supply Chain


 • Human Resources


 • Office Support & IT


 • Sales & Marketing


Matrix Recruitment Group pride themselves on 'specialising in you'​, getting to know everyone they work with. Their recruiters develop relationships with talented candidates, have deep networks and great skills in the craft of recruitment.


Their mission is to place the best candidate in the job that completely fulfils the expectations of both candidate and client alike.  Their proven success at matching candidates with clients comes from their consultant’s hands-on industry experience, in-depth market knowledge, specialisation and complete commitment to caring for their clients and candidates.


They are highly experienced and fully established within the recruitment market place, taking the time to get to know everyone they work with in order to build long-lasting, meaningful relationships. For more information contact the Waterford office on 051 353825 or see


Hartley People – Recruitment Open Days April & May 2017


Open Days


Are you looking to make the next move in your career but not sure where to start? Hartley People, the Waterford’s leading talent acquisition firm, will host a series of Open Days from the 13th of April in their Waterford Office - 29 Manor Street from 12.00-7.00pm.


Take the opportunity to meet their experienced Talent Specialists and check out all open positions and upcoming roles - no appointment necessary!


Week 1 : Thursday 13th April – Quality

Week 2: Thursday 20th April – Human Resources

Week 3: Thursday 27th April – Engineering

Week 4: Thursday 4th May – Accounting

Week 5: Thursday 11th May – Production / Supply Chain


We look forward to meeting you!


<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 8 of 16



Waterford Chamber, 2 George's Street, Waterford, X91 AH9K, Ireland.
Registered in Ireland No: 130123 VAT No: 4877590E