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Autoboland New Discovery Sport

The all new Land Rover Discovery Sport has officially arrived in Auto Boland Land Rover Waterford and is now available for test drives. The latest addition to the Discovery family, this premium compact SUV is more efficient, technologically advanced and versatile than ever.

With new features and the very latest technology, the new Discovery Sport delivers superior interior space and refinement, while its 5+2 interior features a new infotainment interface with the latest connectivity, plus a more flexible seating arrangement with up to 24 combinations for enhanced versatility.

Under the skin, Land Rover's new Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA) accommodates efficient new electrified engines, including a 48-volt mild hybrid from launch, to help reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The new body is stiffer than its predecessor, with rigidly mounted subframes that reduce noise and vibration intrusion into the cabin, improving comfort and providing maximum safety in the event of a collision.

Discovery Sport Features

A PRACTICAL PACKAGE

The new Discovery Sport is available in S, SE and HSE trim, in addition to the R-Dynamic variant, which features Satin Dark Grey alloy wheels, unique front and rear bumpers and Shadow Atlas script on the bonnet and tailgate. Inside, Ebony seats with contrast stitching, black gearshift paddles and unique treadplates provide a sportier character.

MILD HYBRID

The New Land Rover Discovery Sport Features Land Rover's always-on 48V mild hybrid system - an efficient, electrified powertrain, which does not require charging yet minimises fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in a variety of driving situations.

Designed with electrification in mind, the new Premium Transverse Architecture allows for the introduction of a new 48- volt mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) powertrain on Discovery Sport. First launched on the new Range Rover Evoque, the system uses an engine-mounted belt-integrated starter generator to harvest energy normally lost during deceleration and stores it in an under-floor battery.

CAPABILITY

The latest Discovery Sport is every inch a Land Rover, combining assured all-terrain handling with all-weather capability, including a wading depth of 600mm, All-Wheel Drive and a second-generation Active Driveline system (engine output dependent). Terrain Response 2 automatically detects the surface and adjusts the torque delivery to best suit the conditions, while Advanced Tow Assist makes reversing with a trailer (up to 2,500kg) more intuitive and safer than ever.

TERRAIN RESPONSE

New Discovery Sport is built on Land Rover's Premium Transverse Architecture that, alongside the latest all terrain technology, ensures this is an SUV designed to get you and your family anywhere and everywhere safely.

The latest addition to the Discovery vehicle family comes with several new innovative features that reinforce Discovery Sport as a comfortable and composed, go anywhere compact SUV.

Price for the All New Discovery Sports starts from €34,735. Click the link for more information: www.autobolandlandrover.ie/vehicles-new-discovery-sport, or call Auto Boland Waterford on 051-335000 to book a test drive.

Ardkeen on the QuayArdkeen Quality Food Store like Shaws Department Stores have a tradition quality and integrity, making the recent collaboration between two well established Waterford stores a comfortable fit.

Trading since 1967, Ardkeen Quality Food Store is an innovative, independent family run store which has added a unique element to Waterford’s retail landscape for over half a century and in recent years through their ecommerce website ardkeen.com earned a national reputation for championing Ireland’s small batch producers and shipping the best of Irish Artisan Food worldwide.

Although well known by shoppers on the Dunmore Road, Ardkeen have now established a city centre presence, opening a compact version within Shaws Department Store on Meagher’s Quay and bringing their range of excellent quality food products made by small-scale artisans from the south-east and beyond to an even wider Waterford audience.

Customers of Shaws can now peruse Ardkeen’s range of curated and beautifully presented artisan food hampers and gifts together with a host of award-winning food and drink from among others, Lismore Food Co., Dessert First, Coffee House Lane, Whitfield Honey, Jaybee’s Bakery and Crinnaghtaun Orchard, which are all in fact Waterford companies.

This creative fusion of food and fashion is sure to enhance and add to the positive energy which has been building in Waterford.

Nolke Opticians Kjell NolkeRetailers from around the country in every industry sector have been named as the Top100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland, and Nolke Opticians is included in that Top 100.

The Top100 stores are part of the Retail Excellence Awards, which were established in 1997 to promote best practice and encourage high standards in the Irish retail industry and are now the largest and most prestigious of its kind in Ireland. The Awards, will take place on Saturday, November 9th in the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney and Kjell Nolke is delighted to be attending. “Awards don’t keep the lights on but they are a validation for the hard work all our staff put in every day, and while we have won nothing yet we are very pleased to be included in the Top 100 stores in the country.”

David Fitzsimons, Group Chief Executive of Retail Excellence commented, “There were almost 700 entries nationwide and as with other years we are delighted with the quality of applicants this year. The very high standard of service, customer engagement and display among Irish retailers was very evident which made selecting this year’s Top100 particularly difficult. I want to commend all who entered this year and in particular, I want congratulate the Top100 stores for making it through. Those named as Top100 finalists have what it takes to shine through and be recognised as the best retailers in the country”.

Joe Barrett, Chairman Retail Excellence, COO and Co-Owner, Applegreen PLC said: “The Retail Excellence Awards are about recognising and rewarding retail excellence. High standards are particularly important given the challenges currently facing Ireland’s retail industry. It is clear from the quality of this year’s entrants that the retail industry is playing its part in keeping businesses open, retail workers in jobs and our town centres vibrant which in turn will re-engage with citizens and customers alike. We look forward to going through the process with our members and continuing to drive standards in retail in this country.”

Hubert O’Donoghue, General Manager of awards sponsors AIBMS said: “With the announcement of the Top100 stores in Ireland, AIBMS would like to send our congratulations to all the retailers involved. We recognise their commitment to superior customer service and the hard work and attention to detail that goes into each submission so well done to all. The very best of luck to the stores who have achieved the Top100 status and we look forward to seeing you over the coming months on the road to the AIBMS Retail Excellence Awards 2019.”

Symphony Club Waterford Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra

The Symphony Club of Waterford are delighted to welcome back The Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra to Waterford on Sunday, 15th September at 7.30pm at the WIT ARENA.

Portraits of Two Islands

Celebrating the music of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales

Directed by Scottish conductor Mark Heron, and featuring Trombonist Michael Marshall (RTE Concert Orchestra), this 80-piece wind orchestra will perform a programme of music by:

Philip Sparke: Songs from Across the Water

Fergal Carroll: Zethus

Tom Harrold: Acrid Lines

Tom Davoren: Return to the White City

Matthew Taylor: Blasket Dances

Gary Carpenter: Latchford Locks

Adam Gorb: Downtown Diversions. Trombone and Wind Band.

Venue: WIT ARENA

Date: Sunday, 15th September

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: €20 adults, €5 under 18's. 

(for group bookings contact Liam Daly - Administrator, Symphony Club of Waterford on 087 7983724)

All Concert Tickets can be purchased on the door or in advance from www.garterlane.ie  Ph: 051-855038

Eye Face Clinic beautiful young eyes

Eye and Face Aesthetic clinic are delighted to announce special discounts on skin booster treatments for Chamber members to rehydrate and remodel skin in September and October.

Profhilo and Sunekos are tailor made for clients looking for a natural skin boost.

Unlike traditional injectable treatments, they do not freeze muscles or add volume, they give lasting hydration to the skin and stimulate the skin’s innate repair mechanisms by encouraging collagen and elastin production.

Sunekos is particularly useful to improve the delicate eye area, reducing wrinkles and dark circles. It can also be used for more sever wrinkles and volume loss throughout the face and body.

Profhilo provides long-lasting radiance and hydration to skin in the face, neck, chest and hands.

Discuss with our specialist doctors to find out which is the ideal solution for you.

We are happy to offer a significant discount on these treatments to Waterford Chamber members for the months of September and October.

Profhilo

  • 2 sessions normally €650 reduced to €595

Sunekos

  • 3 treatments for €700 normally €900
  • 4 treatments for €900 normally €1,200

Contact us at 051 582220 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be delighted to assist you.

www.eyeandfaceclinic.ie

Dataworks Pieta House

Olive Ruane of Pieta House accepting a cheque for €1,115 from Dataworks Ltd, following their recent fundraising events in aid of Pieta House, including participating in The Tough Mudder Event in Co. Meath and holding a coffee morning.

Handheld ie HarvestHandheld.ie have successfully overcome fierce competition in the first two stages of the InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn competition in the New Start Company category. Having completed an in-depth investment proposal in the first round, and submitted a three minute promotional video for the second round, a panel of investment community professionals have shortlisted Handheld.ie to go to the third stage which requires the Waterford company to submit an investment ready business plan.

The competition offers a cash prize fund of €280,000 with €100,000 going to the overall winner in the early stage category and €50,000 to the winner of the new start category. The winners in the Northern Ireland, Dublin, Connacht & Leinster, and Munster regions will each receive a guaranteed €20,000.

“The process of being in the competition has been great for our business,” says Ciarán Cullen founder of Handheld.ie, “the business planning master classes have really challenged how we operate and clarified our target market as a business to business provider focusing on the food sector. Even if we don't win the investment, being challenged by panels of investors has been really valuable and has set us on a profitable path.”

Competing against big data companies, Handheld.ie make mobile data collection software, information dissemination platforms and provide cloud storage services that allow clients to profit from using their data for decisions for their companies benefit. Handheld’s clients make a 75% annual direct financial saving on their current data capture costs, such as docket books, even before they benefit from all the indirect savings on administration time, production time and reporting time.

If successful in this stage they will deliver their investment proposal to a panel consisting of members of the investment community and compete across the Republic and Northern Ireland for €100,000.

 

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“Tom Murphy Car Sales Ltd has been a member of Waterford Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years. It’s a membership that serves us well as we find it gives us a platform to interact with similar businesses and puts us in front of a wide audience. Having staged a number of very successful Chamber events, both at our dealership on the Cork Road and at venues chosen by the Chamber, it really puts into perspective the value of networking and meeting with potential customers face to face. We intend to continue the partnership between Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Tom Murphy Car Sales into the future, as the results speak for themselves and we see the value in being a member of Waterford Chamber.”

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