Date: May 8, 2013
Sports Tours Ireland
In 2011 Anthony founded Sports Tours Ireland, a Company whose aim is to arrange bespoke sports tours and tournament entry for clubs, schools and universities to Ireland. This includes teams of every age group from youth and juniors to seniors and veterans in a wide range of team sports. Tour packages are very flexible and can be adapted to suit each unique customer.
Anthony is a native of Bandon, Co. Cork and previously worked in the fitness industry for the last four years as a Personal Trainer. In his spare time Anthony also plays and coaches rugby and is also a qualified rugby coach accredited with the Munster Branch. In the latter role he has encountered many touring sides who feel they have not gotten optimum enjoyment or value from their times visiting Ireland. The firm belief that he can provide an excellent service that covers all the details of a successful tour inspired Anthony to set up the Company. www.sportstoursireland.com/
Ben & Keith Redman
After years of experience in the industry, Ben and Keith decided it was time to start their own cleaning company, but they wanted to be different, they wanted the client to come first and always come first…so B.K.R Cleaning was born! Every customer gets the promise of always being treated like an individual and never just a number, with regular meetings to check that everything is as it should be.
B.K.R Cleaning will use eco friendly products because we believe it is the way forward. B.K.R cleaning covers every cleaning job from floors, windows carpets and pressure washing, just to name a few, and as they say no job to big or small. www.bkrcleaning.ie
Hayesgroup offers a broad range of services tailored to meet the needs of the retail, commercial and domestic sectors. These include building interior design & fitout, facility management, turnkey maintenance and home energy saving measures.
Hayesgroup take pride in delivery of an efficient service along with rapid response times facilitated by a trusted network of service providers nationally. www.hayesgroup.ie
Having graduated with a diploma in Photography from St Johns Central College in 2001, Connie has been working as a full time professional specialising in Weddings, Fine Art and Portraiture. Connie has photographed an extensive number of Weddings from small intimate gatherings to large groups with her unique style of capturing the moment naturally and creatively in an unobtrusive manner as the day unfolds.
Born and reared in the Lee Valley, Connie acquired an appreciation of its scenic beauty from an early age and is often drawn to photograph here, some of which can be seen in her Fine Art Portfolio. She is now further developing this part of her business. www.ccphotos.ie
Dennis Taylor & Roisin O’Grady
Get With It!
Dennis has a BSc in Food Business from UCC. He is also an accredited member of the Life & Business Coaching Association of Ireland. Having worked at Management level in the Dairy & Meat Industry he has 18 years of dealing with people in a wide cross section of industries. He has worked with people at all levels from the vulnerable to the accomplished.
In 2010 Dennis and Róisín O Grady Co Founded Get With It! to support in an integrated way the growth of people in communities through Personal, Career, Business and Community development. Our service is aimed at private clients, business owners, education providers, partnership groups, relevant supporting agencies and community organisations. It is our aim to provide a quality service delivered personally and professionally while enhancing the services provided by our clients.
Róisín has over ten years extensive experience as a Human Resources professional. She held various roles from HR Advisor to Recruitment Manager for leading firms in the Manufacturing, Electronics and Pharmaceutical industries. Her experience of mentoring and coaching individuals, designing and delivering related training, complimented with a Masters in Guidance and Counselling has been fundamental in developing her interest in working with people on a one to one and group basis in the pursuit of making constructive changes.
Since 2009 she has been delivering one to one guidance to adults, third and second level students. She also designs and delivers workshops to community based organisations to assist unemployed adults accessing workplace and personal development opportunities. www.getwithit.ie
Derek attended UCG where he read commerce, before moving to the Isle of Man to take up a position in marine insurance. He returned to Ireland to rear his family and took a position in the technology sector in Ennis, before settling, back to Cork, as a project manager in the construction sector. It was there that the need for “quality and value” in the kayaking market presented itself.
The result being the incorporation of Winner Kayak Ltd on the 11th of August 2010, after building on the back of the previous five years of investment. In those five years, we have designed and created moulds for the European Kayak market. We, then, took the prototypes to the market and awaited feedback. We have modified our prototypes in accordance to our market research and eventually took our finished product to the open market place in 2010. Now, we just have to complete the simple task of getting our products to every available market on the planet. www.winnerkayak.co.uk/
Having been awarded a masters in sculpture and design Eileen has worked as a silversmith and jeweller for the past twelve years. In October 2010 she started her own business designing and selling hand made jewellery and silverware. In April 2011 her website www.claddaghdesign.com was launched. Through this online store Eileen sells her Irish inspired silver jewellery worldwide.
Having exhibited at Showcase Ireland for the first time in 2012 Claddagh Design secured orders from a number of retailers both in Ireland and abroad. The range of jewellery has expanded to meet this demand with new pieces being added regularly. Claddagh Design jewellery provides a good quality, hand made alternative to other mass produced ‘Irish’ jewellery available online. All the products for sale are designed, made and hallmarked in Ireland.
GreenGate Energy Ltd.
The idea was initially generated in 2011 of developing an affordable solar home system for the developing world to dramatically improve the quality of life of individuals in these areas. We soon realized as a new company with a small budget in an ultra competitive environment where the big US, European and Chinese Companies with colossal operating budgets dominate the markets, we needed to find an edge. We went about finding the highest quality affordable solar-lighting systems. We now offer these systems to the Domestic DIY, Camping, Marine and Electrical Wholesale Markets. We are also involved with Concern, and will be donating a Solar Muscle Light to impoverished families in the developing world for every 6 we sell commercially.
Peace of Cake
When her second child was diagnosed with a gluten and wheat intolerance, Katelijne Rouffa found that most widely available gluten free products are pre-packed. With a long shelf life these products often compromise in taste, texture, presentation, choice and quality.
She was determined however to focus on the possibilities, not the limitations of life with a food allergy. Coming from Belgium, where bakeries are the hub of daily and social life, she started experimenting in her kitchen with gluten free baking until these products tasted as good or better than the gluten version. As more people started tasting and requesting her baking, Peace of Cake was born.
Peace of Cake is proud to stand for a ‘no compromise’ home baking business that specializes in fresh gluten and wheat free quality products, from day-to-day treats such as scones and cookies to unique cakes for special occasions. No longer does gluten free mean that you have to compromise or that you or your loved ones need to feel ‘different’.
Peace of mind can be a piece of cake. www.macroomcakes.com
Piotr is a computer enthusiast with years of experience in IT and electronics. While living in Poland he worked providing IT support for medium and large business as well as warranty repairs of laptop computers. He not only gained technical experience from that work but also learned how to offer best quality of service to customers. A few years after moving to Ireland and acquiring more experience in IT and electronics Piotr decided to put all his skills and knowledge together and start his own business.
iTek Computers already raises the bar for quality computer repairs with a view to expand into IT support for small and medium business. www.itek.ie/