Risk Assessments Prevent ACCIDENTS!

All employers are legally obliged to have health and safety risks assessed – has your organisation got someone trained on how to carry out these Risk Assessments?

This very practical 1 day course will give attendees the knowledge and skills they need to carry out general work place risk assessments.

1 Day Risk Assessment Training

When: Wednesday 4th April

Duration: 9am – 5pm

Where: LCE Training Academy, Cleaboy Business Park, Waterford

Cost: €295.00*

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Have an appreciation for risk driven legislation and its implications for workplace risk assessment
  • Be able to carry out general risk assessments
  • Have an understanding of the risk assessment process for specialist risk assessments e.g. MMH
  • Be able to “quality assure” risk assessments
  • Understand the limits of their competencies

Ring LCE on 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to BOOK Your Training Today!

LCE Training Academy is located at Unit 10B, Cleaboy Business Park, Waterford and is easily accessible from all routes with FREE parking and FREE Wi-Fi.

Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

*5% Discount for Chamber Members

With Daffodil Day on Friday March 23rd, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre will hold a fundraising event on the day.

Now in its 31st year, Daffodil Day is the Irish Cancer Society’s flagship fundraising event to help fund lifesaving research and crucial services to ensure cancer patients and their families are fully supported.

On the day, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre will hold a wide range of fundraising events and Karen Fagan, Clinical Nurse Specialist said the day is always popular with patients and staff.

“Daffodil Day is a particularly special day at Whitfield Cancer Centre. Not only because we’ll have plenty of fun events taking place for patients and their families to enjoy, but because the support from the Irish Cancer Society has been invaluable to many of our patients.”

“The support from the Irish Cancer Society is not just emotional, it’s practical. Many of our patients benefit from ICS services such as one-to-one counselling, the Volunteer Driver service which transports those who have difficulty getting to chemotherapy treatments and Travel2Care, which is a transportation assistance fund to support people who have financial difficulty in meeting some of the costs of travelling to current appointments.”

The events taking place on Daffodil Day on March 23rd at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre include fundraising raffles, the Daffodil Selfie Frame and live music with local singer/songwriter Liam Merriman. The adjoining Whitfield Clinic will also hold a bake sale in the Atrium Café in the foyer of the hospital.

Since 2006 UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre has been offering the most advanced radiation therapy treatments for prostate, breast, lung, head and neck and colorectal cancers to public and private patients from the southeast region.

Daffodil Day at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, Cork Road, Waterford takes place on Friday, March 23rd and all are welcome to come along.

For further information call UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre on 051 337444 or visit www.upmcwhitfieldcancercentre.ie.

Visas are the passengers responsibility - Please you have a visa for your destination if required.

People arriving at US immigration from now on may face delays, repatriation/denied boarding and or fines of up to $3,000 if they do not have ESTA approval. Please ensure you have registered online prior to departure www.travelnet.ie.

All itineraries and tickets you receive must be checked to ensure names are correct as per passport and that flights details are correct etc.

Symphony Club Waterford is delighted to present its 2018 programme.

Every year the Symphony Club brings orchestras to Waterford to perform the works of the great composers - Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and so many more.

Performers include Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Musici Ireland, Hibernian Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Click images below to download the programme.

Symphony Club 2018 1

Symphony Club 2018 2

Theatre Royal The Stunning

Saturday 17th March, The Stage Door Café will be open from 11-3

Saturday 17th March, Mick Flannery with support by Hanora George

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. 

Sunday 18th March, The Stunning with support by Ultan Conlon

Bar open from 7pm on both nights.

Bookings & further information www.theatreroyal.ie

Mick Flannery Biography

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. 

An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.

Mick first picked up a guitar at age of 14 under the musical influence of his mother’s family in their old farmhouse in Blarney, Co. Cork where he grew up listening to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Jim Croce. Mick wrote songs throughout his teens, while training as a stonemason, which culminated in him signing to a major label at just 21 and releasing his first album “Evening Train”. 

Mick’s most recent albums were written in Berlin, a move Mick himself refers to as “self-imposed exile”. His current album "I Own You”, sees Mick deal with broader issues than previous work including themes of social injustice and inequality. Mick currently lives in County Clare, Ireland where he is working on his sixth studio album. 

"astute and sophisticated lyrics" - RTE

 "strong, imaginative melodies" - Irish Examiner

 "a song-writing force to be reckoned with" - Irish times

 "an album dripping with maturity, poise and potential" - Entertainment.ie

Black Tie Soiree March 2018

The Black Tie Soiree at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort with Vanessa Whelan, Dominic McGorian & Jillian Saunders on Piano.

It's Only Just Begun!

Waterford Castle will showcase amazing seasonal creations by newly appointed Head Chef, Stan Cicon. Welcome drinks fine dining, 5 course dinner with paired wines in the Munster Room Restaurant. The Fine Dining and Music Soirée Experience is €95pp with Special Pricing for the 16th Century Castle stay or our Lodges accommodation.

Call today to book your spot 051 878 203.

12 March, 2018: Waterford based start-up, Immersive VR Education, is pleased to announce that its holding company, VR Education Holdings plc, has today commenced trading on the London and Irish stock markets. This listing by the virtual reality software and technology company represents the first initial public offering (IPO) for an Irish tech company on the Irish Stock Exchange’s Enterprise Securities Market (ESM) since inception in 2005.

Trading in the group’s ordinary shares commenced on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) of the London Stock Exchange and on the ESM Market of the Irish Stock Exchange. As part of the Admission process, the Company has raised STG6 million (EUR6.7 million) before expenses, through an oversubscribed placing of 60,000,000 new ordinary shares at a placing price of 10p each implying a market capitalisation of circa STG19.3 million (EUR21.6 million) on Admission.

• Virtual reality (VR) software and technology group is focused on transforming the delivery and      effectiveness of digital education and corporate training
• £6 million (gross of expenses) raised to further develop virtual social learning and presentation platform, ENGAGE; advance its marketing strategy and produce new showcase VR content
• ENGAGE to be rolled-out during 2018 – allows educators and trainers to hold lessons, meetings and presentations in a safe, virtual, multi-user environment as well as create pre-recorded or live content
• Current early revenues from showcase VR experiences including award-winning Apollo 11 VR and Titanic VR
• Blue-chip partners include Oxford University, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the BBC
• Strong market dynamics with rapidly increasing use of VR as well as Augmented and Mixed Reality
• Highly experienced and successful management team

Founded in 2014 by David and Sandra Whelan, Immersive VR Education utilises leading edge virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies to enhance digital learning through its fully immersive learning and presentation platform, ENGAGE. 

David Whelan, CEO, said, “The AR/VR market is growing at a fast rate; as hardware becomes more affordable, this growth will undoubtedly gain further traction and we are at the forefront of this.

Richard Cooper, Non-Executive Chairman, said, “The board is delighted that investors have been so supportive of our IPO and the presentations made by the management team over the last few weeks. We look forward to having a regular dialogue with these shareholders over the coming years as the business seeks to rapidly develop its VR education offering.”

The VR/AR market is a fast emerging and developing market at present. According to the ‘Global VR in Education Market’ report by Technavio, the VR education market was worth US$269m in 2017 and this is forecast to grow to US$1.7b by 2021.

SEO services

How to increase your online business by 100% in 2018

Over the last number of years it has become even harder to generate business online with more competitors and with Google and the social media platforms continuing to change their algorithms and increase the cost of their ads. During the training you will learn how to increase your rankings on Google, get more targeted people to click through to your webpages, how to get them to stay longer on your website (which is one of Google’s ranking factors), leading to higher conversions (enquiries and sales) and how to track and measure the results.

There are many reasons why businesses fail to generate a return from their websites, but one of the main reasons your business doesn’t achieve the conversions you need is the poor content on the webpage, which often is too little, boring, doesn’t match the searchers search query, has no emotional triggers in the copy and has no guidance to where to go next or a call to action. By fixing this alone your website could be doing much better.

Whether you are starting out online or have an established website generating enquiries and/or sales this training should give you the knowledge and skills to double the business generated online in the next year.

To get maximum value bring your laptop and logins for your web statistics and Google account.

Date: Thursday, 15th March

Time: 9.00am-12.00pm

Price: €99 (early bird €49 to Mar 13th) includes slides, notes, tea/coffee, snacks and a gift

Venue: Waterford Chamber Boardroom, 2 George's Street, Waterford City

For more information and to reserve your place email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 051 330579.

Insight deal of the week

A Recruitment Process for SME's

We are delighted to offer this deal to all Chamber members until 30th April.

For roles with a salary under €30,000, we provide the entire recruitment process for only €895 plus VAT

An initial payment of €500 plus VAT is required before the process commences. The balance is payable on completion.

We offer a 100% money back guarantee if we do not source the perfect candidate within three weeks, as per T&C’s.

At Insight Recruitment and Training, we recruit for Retail, Administrative, Manufacturing, Driving, HR,  General Operative, Team Member and Sales Roles. 

Insight Recruitment SME Process

Once the brief is discussed, clarified and assessed, and our services are engaged, Insight Recruitment: 

  • Advertises the role
  • Screens candidates
  • Interviews promising candidates
  • Rationalises the candidate list and isolates the most promising prospects
  • Provide the client with biographical overview of the most promising candidates
  • Agrees with the client on the final interview list or agrees to source additional candidates
  • Arranges candidate interviews with the client
  • Reference checks successful candidates
  • Communicates rejection to unsuccessful candidates

Save Time

We greatly reduce the recruitment time by sourcing, screening and interviewing the most suitable candidates with immediate availability. All you have to do is meet them and decide if you are compatible.

Quality staff

We match the correct skills to the right job. 

Save Money / Reduce costs

Choosing the wrong candidate wastes time and money and incurs replacement hire costs. 

Experienced Recruiters

We find the best employees quickly to fit with you, your team, organisation, and culture. 

Why use Insight Recruitment and Training?

  • Access to a wider range of the most skilled and qualified candidates with transferrable skills
  • Cost Per hire is reduced - we save you time and money in advertising roles, processing applications and screening candidates
  • Competitive Advantage – Insight Recruitment can find top candidates to help small or new companies more quickly and efficiently
  • By letting us do the recruitment work you get to focus on your Core Business
  • Our system allows Rapid Growth and / or Flexibility in operations
  • Improved Recruiting Effectiveness -  we use the most up to date Applicant Tracking and Applicant Search systems
  • Robust recruitment systems lead to a Reduced Employee Turnover Rate
  • Guaranteed compliance with all employment-related legislation
  • Finally, our process prevents direct canvassing to you


If we genuinely feel that a position cannot be filled by our team, we will explain our reasons for rejecting the assignment prior to the payment of any fees.

If you have any queries or questions on this deal, or have other recruitment requirements, please contact us on 051 325876. www.insightrecruitment.ie

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