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Smovey TrainingSecond smovey coach training will take a place on Saturday, 11th of November and Sunday, 12th of November 2017 in Majestic Hotel Tramore.

During the two full days you will be learning all about the history, philosophy, vibrations and the positive effects of smovey on the body. You shall learn about neurophysiology, lymph system. We address all conditions that benefit from using smovey, from general health to helping people with conditions from arthritis to Parkinson’s and many more.

If you would like to hold any smovey classes or make any contact with specific groups that benefit from smovey you must become a certified smovey coach. This is to ensure all smovey licensed agents have the best knowledge and practise before making contact with any groups.

Smovey health is looking for physiotherapists, physical & holistic therapists, gym and yoga instructors to join our team all across Ireland and the UK. Smovey is an Austrian exercise and holistic wellness tool that creates a vibration through movement, increasing circulation throughout the body and relieving pain. It’s a tool that is very easy to use and used both in rehabilitation and exercise classes and we are looking for smovey coaches to work as part of Smovey Health team.

Certified smovey coaches have a wide selection of options to choose from. Smovey health is looking to set up smovey classes throughout Ireland & UK and also to work in conjunction with organisations like Parkinson’s Ireland, MS Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association as well as presenting our “wellness in the workplace program” to our corporate clients. You can choose to work completely independently alongside the support of head office or you can work as part of a dynamic growing team that helps and supports each other.

If you would you like to become a smovey coach please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or check details on www.smoveyhealth.com.

Helping Your Business Grow

Comerford Foley in association with AIB invite you to a seminar on Helping Your Business Grow. If you have a business in the Food & Beverage industry in particular and are in the set up or growth stage of your business, this event is for you.

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/helping-your-business-grow-tickets-37906239583

Key Note Speaker:

Irene Queally, Founder, Pip and Pear

Pip & Pear chilled baby food is a unique food businesses based in Waterford. Trading for the past two years on a tight budget Irene has created a national brand with great customer recognition in her target market.

Learn how she is;

  • Building a national brand on a limited budget - Telling her story, how PR, Marketing and Social Media has worked.
  • Bucking the trend, selling a premium product to the mass market. Working with the retailers and developing relationships

Ger Foley, Comerford Foley

Ger and the team at Comerford Foley have extensive experience in advising food and other businesses in their start up and growth years.

Ger will take the complexity out of the financial monitoring side of the food business. He will talk about the importance of having the right financial measures in place, how that can be easily done with some good planning and the common pitfalls to look out for. All of this is with a view to assisting you to grow your business.

Alan Ryan, AIB

Alan has many years’ experience in assisting SME business owners with their funding requirements. Alan will talk you through the right funding options to help you scale and grow your business to ensure that the business is financed in the most efficient manner.

Waterford Music TRIO ROG

Waterford-Music have announced their new season of recitals continuing a long and unbroken tradition of classical music in the city. The first concert took on 17th September 1942 at the Large Room in City Hall when celebrity pianist Charles Lynch joined Herman Gebler, Beatrice Penrose and soprano Maura O Connor Tyrell. 75 years later in the same week and at the very same venue on Thursday, 21st September, the spirit of that first occasion will be evoked in an evening of music and song spanning four centuries.

Soprano Róisín O Grady will be joined by Malcolm Proud on piano and harpsichord and cellist Aoife Nic Atlaoich in a unique programme. Among the Baroque and Romantic gems is a world premiere of a new work hot off the press and specially commissioned to mark the anniversary. The first performance of a setting of Michael Cody’ poem The Great Embrace by Marian Ingoldsby is eagerly anticipated. At the other end of the timeline, Barbara Strozzi wrote dramatic and sophisticated music in 17th century Venice that is increasingly finding its way onto programmes. We hear her sensual cantata Lagrime Mie.

Other musical highlights of the Autumn season include Norwegian trumpet sensation Tine Thing Helseth. Two rising stars of the piano, Billy O Brien and Daniel Kearney both from Waterford will lift the lid on the house Steinway grand. We look forward to returning for a night in the magnificently restored 17th century interior of St Patrick’s Church for an evening with French string ensemble, Quatuor Voce.

Chairman Elizabeth Twohig said "We are very excited about the new season. The committee are proud of the society’s long and unbroken history of bringing top class artists to Waterford. I think the opening gala will be true to the vision of Elizabeth Downey and her founding colleagues who started Waterford-Music’s endeavours all those years ago."

Tickets are terrific value at €15 and €5 for students available on the door.

www.waterford-music.org

Season tickets Single €90 Family €150

Door tickets available €15 students €5

IOSH Safety logo17th to 19th October, LCE Training Academy, Waterford

9am – 5pm approx. each day

*€550.00 per person including documentation, lunch and refreshments

This course is ideal for Managers, Supervisors, Team Leads and anyone that has to manage their teams safely and effectively within their organisation.

On successful completion of this course each participant will receive a Certified IOSH Managing Safely Certificate which is recognised worldwide!

The course content includes:

  • Module 1 - Introducing managing safely
  • Module 2 - Assessing risks
  • Module 3 - Controlling risks
  • Module 4 - Understanding your responsibilities
  • Module 5 - Identifying hazards
  • Module 6 - Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Module 7 - Measuring Performance
  • Module 8 - Protecting our Environment

Book your course online to avail of a *5% Waterford Chamber discount – QUOTE “Watch” in the Promotion Code box to get your 5% off the cost of the course!

Alternatively you can call 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your course.

Not sure about IOSH Managing Safely….?

WATCH this short video for the highlights from the Managing Safely Training Course

https://youtu.be/FC7cT7RG-QI

Port of Waterford Silver MuseThe Port of Waterford has recorded operating profits of €964,000 for the first six months of this year, up substantially from the same period in 2016. Turnover at the company increased by 21% to €3.8m for the first half of the year.

One of the major contributors to the increased turnover was additional bulk throughput with total bulk tonnes up to 701,992 for the six months, an increase of 30% on the equivalent period a year ago. 

Growth was experienced across all products handled with animal feed and project cargo activity performing particularly strongly.

The commercial state company has also recently published its annual corporate plan update covering the years to 2021. 

This envisages activity and profitability increasing significantly with annual revenues targeted to reach almost €10m and capital investment of €5m forecast. 

Ship arrivals in the six months to June 30 were up 19% on the first half of 2016 and an additional three people are now directly employed by the Port.

An economic study on the cruise business in the southeast is underway and this week saw a maiden call by the newly-commissioned Silver Muse at Dunmore East. 

The company also continues to work with the southeast’s local authorities and a wide group of other stakeholders to advance the region’s economic agenda.

Looking at the first half performance in 2017, Frank Ronan, Chief Executive, Port of Waterford, said: "The ongoing success of our partners in the bulk sector has helped deliver a strong trading performance. In other parts of the business, we are working hard to attract additional container services and to find ways to grow our share of the cruise market. The support of our various allies in the region is key to our success and we will continue to work in close partnership with all of our stakeholders."

The Port of Waterford Corporate Plan 2017-2021 is available at www.portofwaterford.com

CIMA logoDate: Wednesday, 27th September

Time: 6.45pm for 7.00-8.00pm

Venue: The Granville Hotel, Meagher's Quay, Waterford

Cost: Free of charge

Bookings: click here to book a place

This event will explore Lean Procurement as a driver of cost savings for business.  The main objective for any company is to improve the bottom line and return equitable value to shareholders.

This translates itself in to 3 strategies:

  • Increase sales; 
  • Reduce cost; and
  • Be operationally efficient.

This event will explore how lean principles can be applied to procurement.  

Speaker: Ingrid De Doncker

Ingrid, originally from Belgium, is founder of IDD Consult, a company that focuses on increasing your business’s profitability by reducing cost upfront and by designing 'value beyond cost savings' procurement programs. Prior to embarking as an entrepreneur in Procurement Excellence, Ingrid developed and managed the tender program for direct and indirect spend for Musgrave Group. During the previous 10 years, Ingrid worked in various corporate procurement roles. Current client base come from various backgrounds such as airports, public / semi state bodies, sales companies, manufacturers, retail, pharma and IT.

 

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