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Waterford based business, Sienna Home Furnishings, are no strangers to the limelight, having already featured on Room to Improve last October. It was nonetheless a huge honour when architect and presenter of Room to Improve, Dermot Bannon, returned to their showroom recently to select bespoke pieces from Sienna for his own home.

The two-part Room to Improve series featured the purchase and renovation of Dermot’s new home; the show brought the nation through the ups and downs of Dermot’s journey, showcasing in particular some of the tough decisions that needed to be made. It was worth it all however when we were presented with the finished product; a house that captured the essence of architectural design, innovative thinking and sheer beauty.

Speaking on the recent series, owners of Sienna Home Furnishings, Paul and Janice Lenehan commented “we were delighted that our furniture featured on Room to Improve last October, and even more so when Dermot returned to our showroom to furnish his own house!”. Janice added “it was really great working with Dermot, and we were absolutely thrilled that given all his experience and contacts, he still came to Waterford and Sienna to help furnish his state of the art new home.”

Sienna Home Furnishings first opened its doors in Waterford in 2005, and remains a family-run and highly successful business. To explore all that Sienna Home Furnishings has on offer, visit their showroom in Tramore Road Business Park, or view their wide range of brands online at

Beat Road Trip 2020 winnerState Street employee and Tipperary-native Kayleigh Walsh has taken home a €1000 cheque after been declared Beat’s Road Trip 2020 winner.

The announcement was made on Beat Drive with Darren Rice on Friday last, after Kayleigh snapped the winning photo of the all-new Audi A1 Beat Fleet outside Kilkenny Castle midweek.

Road Trip 2020 marked the arrival of the all-new Audi A1 Beat Fleet by travelling to listeners’ favourite locations in the South East. Listeners were asked to snap a pic of the fleet and WhatsApp it to the studio to be in an end-of-week draw to win a grand.

Unsurprisingly, something of a hysteria ensued during the week-long promotion with adjudicators finding several fraudulent Photoshopped images among the hundreds legitimate of entries.

When asked what she intends to do with the cash injection, Kayleigh informed Darren that a service and an NCT is well overdue on her own motor but might just consider putting the €1000 towards a new Audi A1 after seeing how sleek they are in the flesh.

The Audi A1 brand has become synonymous with the Beat Fleet following a successful tie-up that is now in its ninth year.

The fleet also boasts a fresh new wrap design, created by Universal Graphics Design Display. The Waterford company had previously designed a vibrant, creative space within the Beat studios, so the radio station was excited about inviting

Design Display to showcase their creative skills externally on the promotional fleet.

Speaking on the launch of the new Audi A1 Beat Fleet, Beat CEO Gabrielle Cummins said: “We’re thrilled to be renewing our partnership with Audi Waterford.  We have developed a solid association with the Audi A1 brand over the last number of years; the style of car has a top class, urban vibe that marries well with Beat’s brand values.  We’re proud to have our stylish three brand new Audi A1 Beat Fleet vehicles travelling around the South East, showcasing all that’s positive about both Audi and Beat.”

Beat Sponsorship & Promotions manager Dave Shaw added: “We’re encouraging as many businesses as possible to benefit from the Beat Fleet’s high profile, by booking our talented team for your next big event.  We promise to add a mixture of fun, style and energy to any occasion, along with a professional “can do” delivery of service that the Beat Fleet team has come to be renowned for, over the last 17 years of its existence.”

Audi Waterford General Manager Brendan Walsh noted the strength of the partnership between the two companies: "We’re delighted to renew our partnership and strengthen our relationship with Beat 102 103 by supplying three new 2020 Audi A1 cars to the 'Beat Fleet'. The cars certainly make an impact and go hand in hand with Beat's vision statement to deliver 'brilliance & fun'.

Those who wish to check out the cars in full can follow this link:

Those who wish to enquire about booking the all-new 2020 Audi A1 Beat Fleet can do so by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Beat’s Commercial Director Michael Barry on 086-8365103.


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OfficeMaster are delighted to offer an easier, cost-effective way for people to buy promotional products.

Introducing their ‘Brand Hub’ ordering platform, Mike Conway, marketing executive for OfficeMaster says “we have listened to our customers’ needs and they want an easy-to-use way of ordering promotional items branded with their logo. What’s really great about Brand Hub is how quickly you can check the final price of an item such as a pen, mug or notebook, including things like extra colours and smaller or larger quantities.” Registered accounts can log in whenever they like, browse products and pricing on literally thousands of items, which are “updated regularly to ensure pricing is consistently competitive” says Mike. The ordering process is a simple one, but as Mike points out, OfficeMaster have a team of qualified graphic designers on hand to help with any queries and ensure your logo and graphics are always looking their best.

Those who register and place their first order between now and Friday 28th February 2020 will be eligible for a free gift. For more info and to register, please visit:

St Dominic CU Education Event

St. Dominic Credit Union and Lisduggan Credit Union are joining together to hold a FREE Practical Information Evening for 6th year students and their parents in the Greenway Manor Hotel on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 7pm to discuss options after Leaving Cert.

Speakers on the night include Jordan Casey, BAFTA nominated, 20 year old entrepreneur and self taught programmer from Waterford. Waterford Institute of Technology and WWETB Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board will be there to speak about college courses, apprenticeships and more. Learn all you need to know about Student loans and the costs of college.

You do not need to be a member to attend this information evening. Kirsten Mate Maher is our MC and has a laptop to raffle on the night!

Don't miss out, this is sure to be a fantastic night. For any queries regarding the evening contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Solas Centre DFL2020 LaunchDance lessons and rehearsals are well under way in preparation for the annual Dance for Life supporting the Solas Cancer Support Centre. Forty enthusiastic dancers are recruited, partnered up and are now learning their routines for the event taking place in the Theatre Royal on Friday 20th March 2020.

Tracy McDaid, Solas Cancer Support Centre Manager explains that this is one of the highlights of the yearly calendar of events: ‘We look forward to January each year as planning for the Dance for Life is something everyone really enjoys getting involved in- the 40 dancers are all so enthusiastic and already we see how competitive they are! We are very pleased to announce that Red Hat are the sponsor of the event and we are delighted to be partnering with the Red Hat team this year’.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source and enterprise IT solutions. The work in the Waterford site specialises in the research & development of Red Hat’s core products, from Operating System to cutting edge Container technologies and Cloud Computing.

Leigh Griffin, Engineering Manager with Red Hat explains: "We are delighted to get involved with the Solas Cancer Support Centre’s Dance for Life. The Solas Cancer Support Centre is such an unbelievable free service for the people of the South East that the staff in the Waterford site were happy to get behind any and all fundraising for this charity. Being in a position to sponsor this event will help raise awareness of Cancer support services not just within our area, but within our global workforce. Hopefully our backing will make a difference to someone going through a difficult journey and we are looking forward to playing a small part in this wonderful story."

The Solas Cancer Support Centre provides free support services are available to those affected by cancer, their families and carers in the South East. A wide range of services are available including Reflexology, Massage, Reiki, Counselling, Meditation, Yoga and Art Psychotherapy for children and adolescents. For enquiries please call the Solas Cancer Support Centre on 051 304604 or e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Clem Jacob Hire will have a one day Confined Space Medium Risk Training course - which includes the use of gas detectors - running on either Wednesday the 22nd or Thursday the 23rd of January.

This programme is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives who may need to enter or supervise the entry into Confined Spaces and carry out a variety of work activities including maintenance and cleansing operations, building and refurbishment work, routine inspections, CCTV operations, flow monitoring and surveys.

The details for this training are as follows:

  • This is a 1 day course
  • Training takes place here in our own place.
  • The details for the course content etc., are attached for your info.
  • Start time is 9.00 am until approx.: 4.00 pm

Spaces are limited. Contact Carmel Jacob at 051 373333 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.


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