Member News

Suirway Mercedes

Brian Lynch, Managing Director of Executive Travel explains: “Suirway were founded in 1899 by my Great-Grand Uncle - Richard Flynn, who started out with two horses and a jarvey car. We recently discovered a reference in a local newspaper dating from 1902 to him transporting a wedding party ‘in his excellent horses and tyred traps”! In 1928 he purchased his first mechanised coach.

Things have moved on a little from ‘tyred traps’ but proudly continue the tradition of excellence. are currently launching our latest product development in Executive Travel with the addition of some new top class Mercedes Coaches for the incoming tourist and corporate travel sector. These coaches cater for private transport for groups ranging from 4 passengers upwards and feature full luxury leather seating, air conditioning, USB ports, WiFi onboard and conference style seating around tables in some vehicles. provide a 5 Star quality experience designed to transport our Corporate clients in luxury to meetings, airports and conferences. also provide bespoke tours of Ireland for incoming groups.

Suirway provide their clients with an excellent service with confidentiality assured for private clients. Our well-trained drivers are professional and know their jobs. Suirway have their own highly skilled engineering team - our maintenance system recently scored 94% with the Road Safety Authority which is an industry leading result and is an indicator of our “A” Class safety service level.

For Corporate Travel enquiries, please contact Executive Travel at Executive Travel – Trust our Experience.


Thursday, 25th April

The Voice of Hope II tour will be a special collection of spiritual and inspirational songs along with some of Tommy’s best-known hits. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Inisfree” and “Hard Times” - all songs that you know and love but you have never heard them until you hear Tommy Fleming’s version.

He also covers songs like “The Town I Loved So Well”, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”, “Green Fields of France” and “Something Inside So Strong” along with many more.

Tommy turns each song into his own with his passionate and powerful style - touching emotions in you that only music can reach.

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets €31 from Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or

light bulb

Lighting Support Scheme announced on Monday 8th April will see SME’s saving up to 90% on their electricity costs by upgrading to energy efficient lighting.

This new Lighting Support Scheme will cover 30% of the cost of upgrade work and can help save up to 60% on lighting costs.

If you are a business customer and would like to know more about renewable energy and LED Lighting to take control of your costs – call Enerpower today on 051 364 054.

For further details visit

So the dust has settled on the first South East Business Expo to be held in WIT Arena last Wednesday, 3rd April.

LCE attended this one day expo along with many other businesses both locally and nationally. This expo provided LCE with the opportunity to highlight some of our training and consultancy services with our Spin to Win which proved very popular on the day!

It was also the perfect showcase to introduce you to our new colleague Karen Cassoni who has come on board to take up the reins in our recently opened Cork office.

“We are very much looking forward to providing services from our Cork office for our growing client base in the region - this promises to be a great new venture for LCE” says Ita Leyden, MD of LCE.

Just in case you missed us last Wednesday, you will have another opportunity to Spin to Win at the Waterford Chamber Expo on Thursday 11th in Autoboland Jaguar & Land Rover from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.



Head Office : +353 (0)51 364344

LCE, Unit 110 Six Cross Roads Business Park, Waterford, Ireland X91 AP80

Cork: +353 (0)21 2038002

LCE, Cuil Greine House, Link Road, Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland P31 DW66

Dublin: +353 (0)1 2233532


Solas Centre DFL winnersThe Solas Cancer Support Centre Dance for Life took place on Friday, 29th March to a packed house in the Theatre Royal. 17 couples danced on the night and after ten weeks of tuition, rehearsal and preparations they all did themselves. The atmosphere was electric with friends and families supporting all the dancers.

Head Judge Jimmy Lyons praised the couples for taking to the stage and embracing the challenge of learning a complex routine in such a short time: ‘It must have been nerve racking for all the amateur dancers to learn these dances and perform them with such professionalism in these auspicious surroundings –they should all give themselves a pat on the back for a job well done‘

Alicia Maguire General Manager of event sponsor workLAB spoke on the night: ‘WorkLAB Waterford is delighted to be the main sponsor for the Dance for Life event this year. This is the fifth year that Seamus Kilgannon has supported the Solas Cancer Support Centre previously under the brand of Schivo but now under his newest venture workLAB Waterford. This is an excellent event to be associate with as it combines fun and fitness and makes learning to dance more accessible to those that in the past may have shied away from the dancefloor. We are proud to be associated with this event as it is a valuable fundraiser for this great charity whilst also giving so many people fun, joy and smiles all down to the fantastic entertainment provided by the wonderful dancers’.

The winning dancer partners were Laura Brown and Ciara Larkin who wowed the audience with their Charleston on the night. After being presented with their trophies they had the unenviable task of having to dance again - to the delight of all present. With a second flawless performance they left the audience in no doubt that they were worthy trophy winners.

Dee Jacques, Chair of the voluntary Board of Trustees of the Solas Cancer Support Centre, thanked all the dancers and volunteers involved in the show and acknowledged the contribution that this event makes ‘The free support services provided to those affected by cancer would not be possible without events like this. Last year, over 700 people used the services provided by the Solas Cancer Support Centre and this is all due to the support we receive from the public. We are really delighted to have workLAB support us this year and our sincere thanks to Michelle Condon and Michelle Quilty for putting all our dancers through their paces in preparation for the night. Finally a special word of thanks to the wonderful team of Solas Volunteers who made the night possible'


The staff from AIB Ardkeen with Branch Manager Carol Normoyle, who got on their bikes for the Fundraising Spinathon in aid of Waterford Healing Arts Trust. The Spinathon took place at Ardkeen Stores on Friday, 5th April from 8am to 8pm and was kindly supported by AIB Ardkeen. All proceeds will go to the arts programmes at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) which are organised and managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT). 

Volunteers from UHW, WHAT Fundraising Committee, WLR and local businesses joined AIB staff members on their bikes for this great cause. WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings. These experiences include Healing Sounds, a live music programme on the wards and in the hospital foyer; the mobile Art Kart, which travels to many of the hospital wards; the Artist on Call service, responding to individual patient needs; the Arts Programme in the Renal Dialysis Unit; the Staff Art Wall and the extensive UHW Art Collection. 

Through these programmes, Waterford Healing Arts Trust seeks to soften the clinical environment and alleviate stress and anxiety for patients, family members and staff. Further details are available from Waterford Healing Arts Trust (051) 842664 /

GEMA image Copy

On Tuesday, 30th April EY will host  their next People Advisory Services breakfast seminar at Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny from 8.00am to 10.00am (including a light breakfast from 8.00am to 8.30am). They will discuss the latest developments in employment taxes, mobility and the wider people agenda against the backdrop of a more complex regulatory and reporting environment. The topics to be discussed include:

  • Employment tax updates including:
    • Recent SARP changes
    • Tracking and payroll for short term business visitors
    • Tax treatment of professional subscription fees.
  • PAYE Modernisation – teething issues and practical positions
  • Preparing for Brexit – how will your mobile workforce be affected?
  • Gender pay gap reporting – what do I need to do now to get ready for the new legislation?
  • Talent and workforce advisory including:
    • Key issues and latest trends
    • Culture transformation

The session will take place in an informal setting with attendees from a wide cross section of organisations and industries.  This will enable you to get the benefit of EY’s insights and the shared experiences of your peers.

Click here to book a place

St Annes Inter Firms

This year's Inter-firms event sponsored by Mulligan’s Pharmacy and Specsavers will take place from Sunday 28th April – Saturday 11th May 2019.

The club would like to extend an open invitation to all companies and businesses in the region to participate in this event.

If you would wish to play and do not have a team please contact the club as every effort will be made to get you on a team!

The Annual Inter-firms Tennis Tournament will be held at our club grounds at John's Hill.

Entry forms can be  found in the clubhouse, Mulligans and Specsavers stores and online on

Entries close Monday 15th April 2019.


What We Do For Our Members





business services
















What Our Members Say

"Waterford is a very attractive location for Foreign Direct Investment as it is a dynamic city which is very much open for business – the city has a proven track record of attracting investment from start-ups and expanding business, who are hugely supported by Waterford Chamber. The city, county and region offers a young, well educated workforce and is easily accessible for international visitors. Waterford’s quality of life for employees is exceptional as it blends elements of rich cultural heritage with a new and vibrant lifestyle – with new additions such as the Greenway further showcasing the county to not only locals, but visitors from all over Ireland and overseas. The Chamber has been a vital link in welcoming our companies into the local Business Community – helping them not only network, but also gain a sense of community and belonging."

Brendan McDonald, Regional Manager, South East Region, IDA



We Can Help!

Call us to find out how Waterford Chamber can help you with your business and training needs today.





 contact us button