One week left to enter Galway Chamber Business Awards 2020

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

The Galway Chamber Business Awards 2020 is open for entries, and will be seeking to recognise the achievements of local businesses in what has been a challenging, indeed hostile, 12 months.

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More than 600 Galway businesses avail of Trading Online Voucher Scheme in 2020

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

More than €1.52 million was allocated to Galway businesses under the Trading Online Voucher Scheme during 2020, +600 applications to the scheme from across the county, successful in receiving funding.

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New year, new opportunities in MedTech

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Galway-based multi-award winning recruitment agency, Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment, has seen an unprecedented number of vacancies open up in the MedTech sector at the beginning of 2021. The MedTech sector currently employs over 40,000 people in Ireland and is the second largest employer of MedTech professionals in Europe, per capita. As many as nine of the world’s top 10 MedTech companies have a base in Ireland.

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Rethinking new year’s resolutions

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Q: It was a very different – and difficult – year, 2020. I would like to be positive now and make 2021 count with proper resolutions in my life and career. Any advice you can offer? (BC, email).

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Western Development Commission video attracting medtech to west

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

The Western Development Commission has welcomed a video made by one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, AbbVie, which highlights the work and life opportunities offered by the West of Ireland.

The video is part of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association’s ‘Innovate For Life’ campaign, a series of videos showing the many dimensions to pharma’s impact on Ireland. The latest video showcases the opportunities AbbVie provides in the North-West.

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The Top jobs to apply for this week!

Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Looking for a Change of Career? Despite the country moving on to Level 5, there are still several companies looking for new hires. Find our top job opportunities in the west of Ireland available this week on Advertiser Classifieds.

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More than 400 new jobs created in Galway in 2020

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

A total of 435 new jobs in Galway were created throughout 2020 through the support of the Industrial Development Authority and Enterprise Ireland.

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Chamber calls on employers to continue to support remote working

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

While it is "frustrating" to start the New Year in Lockdown, it is necessary and businesses and the public must follow Government guidelines and interpret the restrictions "conservatively for the next month at least".

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ThermoKing Galway project awarded Engineering Endeavour of 2020

Thu, Jan 07, 2021

A project born to life in Galway to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint by one gigaton by 2030 has been awarded the prestigious title of Engineering Endeavour of 2020 by Engineers Ireland and ESB.

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Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment are finalists in the SFA National Business Awards 2021

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

The finalists in the SFA National Business Awards 2021 have been officially announced by Sue O’Neill, Chair of the SFA Awards Judging Panel. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small businesses in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.

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Three skills to add to your post-pandemic CV

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Q: With the year coming to an end, I would like to update my CV for next year. I understand there have been a lot of changes in the market due to the pandemic. I am wondering what else is now expected from candidates, and how any new skills I have acquired might be included in my CV? (BC, email).

A: Yes, it is a good strategy to plan and prepare for next year. A lot has happened in a few months. Most of us have done things in a different way to be able to carry on. Those changes and new skills should be represented properly in your professional profile, writes Ines Gonzalez, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Galway media company boss named finalist in business awards

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Galwaywoman Pamela Finn has been named as a finalist in the upcoming Digital Business Awards, beating off stiff competition from over 300 entries.

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The Top jobs to apply for this week!

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Looking for a Change of Career? Despite the country moving on to Level 3, there are still several companies looking for new hires. Find our top job opportunities in the west of Ireland available this week on Advertiser Classifieds.

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HBAN helps Galway-based Ronspot raise funds for workplace management platform

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced that investors in its WxNW Syndicate along with Enterprise Ireland have invested €650,000 in Galway-based Ronspot Solutions. HBAN angel investors have contributed €400,000 to this funding round, while Enterprise Ireland has invested €250,000. Angels from HBAN’s Dublin, London and Singapore groups have also invested.

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NUI Galway Covid-19 project wins National Impact Award

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

A project that connects patients with their loved ones, against a backdrop of COVID-19 restrictions on visits to hospitals, has seen NUI Galway win a National Impact Award.

The university worked with industry partners Cisco and IBM to deliver a state-of-the-art video call system, ICU FamilyLink, specifically for the intensive care unit setting at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The project won the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Award, in the ‘COVID-19 Response’ Category on 26 November.

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Four key skills to improve your emotional intelligence

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Q: I keep hearing about emotional intelligence. It seems to be a key skill managers seek in their employees. I have a general idea of what it is. But, how do I bring this out of me and even improve on it? (BC, email).

A: It is a skill definitely on demand. It’s about quickly taking advantage of its close relative the intelligent quotient (IQ), known to measure a person’s reasoning ability, writes Ines Gonzalez, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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The Growth Of Mobile Sports Betting

Tue, Dec 08, 2020

Over the last decade, mobile gaming has expanded exponentially across the globe. According to data from Statista, over the years internet users have started to spend more time on their mobiles than on traditional PCs and laptops. The popularity has particularly been enhanced by the growth of mobile technology, the fast development of WIFI networks, and smartphone features.

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Salthill teen's toys and yarn win entrepreneurial awards

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

CHLOE GARDINER, a 17-year-old from Salthill, has won two consecutive entrepreneurial awards from Theo Paphitis of Dragons Den UK, as part of his Small Business Sunday Awards.

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Ambitious female entrepreneurs sought for Going for Growth programme

Thu, Dec 03, 2020

The call is now open for ambitious female entrepreneurs from Galway, who are looking to take their business to the next level, and would like to participate in the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme.

Going for Growth is a six-month part-time programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG, which assists ambitious female entrepreneurs to achieve their growth aspirations. There is no charge to those selected to participate.

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