New Frontiers Programme 2019

The Institute of Technology Carlow in collaboration with Waterford Institute of Technology and Enterprise Ireland is currently recruiting for its 2019 New Frontiers Programme for Entrepreneurs.   The intensive training and support programme provides desk space, mentoring, business master classes, networking plus €15,000 in financial support to accelerate business start-ups.   New Frontiers is scheduled…

County Kildare Chamber is urging that people shop local this Christmas, more so than in previous years.

Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber says, “2018 has been a tough year for retail with retailers closing their doors back in February/March during the snow storms and the extreme drought conditions we experienced in the summer hampered summer sales. Online shopping spends continues to increase month on month and retailers continue to fight back…

Maureen Bergin re-elected as President of County Kildare Chamber

County Kildare Chamber held their Annual General Meeting on Monday evening, 19th November.  Maureen Bergin was re- elected President of the Chamber.  Speaking today  ( Friday 30th November), Maureen,  Community and Business Relations Director with Kildare Village said, “I am looking forward to my second year as President.  The Chamber continues to grow in strength…

Clark Recruitment ¦ 20 Ways to Attract & Retain Millennial’s

Clark Recruitment commissions research in partnership with Maynooth University on attracting and retaining millennials in the workplace. As part of our 20 year anniversary Clark have commissioned research, in collaboration with Maynooth University School of Business, on how to attract and retain millennials in the workplace. The Business Research Project, which was conducted by a…

Oil and Gas Exploration the topic of discussion at Chamber business breakfast

County Kildare Chamber hosted their final business breakfast for 2018 in Naas this week with guest speaker Tony O’Reilly Jnr, CEO of Providence Resources to a business audience of 160 companies.   Tony talked about his background growing up in Kildare and his career path which led him to become CEO of Ireland’s leading independent…

MSD to construct second manufacturing facility at its existing site in Carlow with the creation of 170 new jobs.

This afternoon (16th October ), Kildare Chamber welcomed the news that  MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc. of Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the U.S. and Canada, will construct a second manufacturing facility at its existing site in Carlow with the creation of 170 new jobs.    The new facility will focus on the…

Finalists announced for the Kildare Chamber Business Awards 2018

County Kildare Chamber Business Awards 2018 in association with Kildare County Council and LEO Kildare, are county wide awards recognising the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. The awards honour industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. The nominees were announced…

Budget 2019: Measures to deliver infrastructure welcome, but little to improve short-term competitiveness

Speaking following the delivery of Budget 2019 by Minister Paschal Donohoe today (9 October 2018), Allan Shine, Chief Executive Kildare Chamber commented:   “Government’s chosen path for Budget 2019 will produce long term benefits for the Irish economy if measures announced are implemented appropriately and rapidly. Balancing the books, delivering promised investments, establishing the Rainy…