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The Book Centre

Our only priority at this time is the health, well-being and safety of our staff, their families and our customers. We made the difficult decision to close our doors on Monday 16th March at 6pm.

We know that this is exceptionally difficult time for everyone. We want you to know that we care, and that if you are need something from our store we will do our best to get it to you safely, and in a timely manner. To best serve all our customers we are offering a variety of free home delivery and contact-free order pick up options.

Today we are letting you know that our phone-in order-line 051-873823 is open to order all items in-store from Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. We also have a selection of Mothers Day Leonidas Chocolates Gift Sets available to order (Mothers Day is this Sunday 22nd March). Please read below to learn about our free home delivery, and contact-free order pick up options.

Over the next few days we will let you know how we can keep you reading, supplied with arts & crafts materials for the kids, home schooling books and revision guides, and staying at home 'Care Packs'.

Stay Safe & Best Wishes,
All the Team at The Book Centre, Waterford.
051 - 873823

Order and Payment Options:

1. Website - Order and Pay on our website at - open all hours!

2. Shop Order Phone Number - Order any item in our store from School Books, Revision Notes, Stationery, Books and Children's Books and pay over the phone. Call 051-873823 direct to The Book Centre, Waterford from Thursday 19th March, Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

When you phone order The Book Centre team will:

* Take your order, name, contact number and Eircode.
* Compile your shopping.
* Phone you back to verify your bill total.
* Request payment by card.
* Provide details of delivery.

Delivery to Home Options (Contact Free)

1. Free next day, week-day Book Centre delivery on any order of in-stock items over €30 which are phoned or ordered on the website within 10 kilometres of Waterford City (Includes Tramore).

2. All orders outside of this area but over €30 are also free but delivery is by courier (3-5 days).

3. All orders under €30 have a €4 delivery charge or you can avail of our contact-free order pick up from store option.

Contact-Free Order Pick-up Options.

1. Ring in your order on 051-873823 or order from our website

If it is a phone order The Book Centre team will:

* Take your order, name, and contact number.
* Compile your shopping.
* Phone you back to verify your bill total.
* Request payment by card.
* Provide details for store collection point and time.
* We will put bag/box in your boot. No contact necessary.

* When ordering on the website tick the 'Collect at The Book Centre'.
* We will contact you with details for store collection point and time.

Gift Wrapped - Mothers Day Gift Sets

All Mothers Day Gift Sets have free delivery within 10 kilometres of Waterford City (Includes Tramore). Orders need to be phoned in to our order line on 051-873823. Last orders on Friday 20th March for Delivery on Saturday 21st March. These orders can be delivered directly and contact free to a Mothers, or a Grandmothers address.

Gift Pack 1 : €35

* Leonidas box of Chocolates (30 Chocolates)
* Mothers Day Card (Code 75) We will write this for you too if its for a direct delivery to your Mum or Grandmother.
* Our recommended book of the month 'The Beekeeper of Aleppo' by Christy Lefteri - The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick
*Gift Wrapped

Gift Pack 2 : €30

* Leonidas box of Chocolates (22 Chocolates)
* Mothers Day Card (Code 75) We will write this for you too if its for a direct delivery to your Mum or Grandmother.
* Our recommended book of the month 'The Beekeeper of Aleppo' by Christy Lefteri - The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick
*Gift Wrapped

Gift Pack 3 : €25

* Leonidas box of Chocolates (14 Chocolates)
* Mothers Day Card (Code 75) We will write this for you too if its for a direct delivery to your Mum or Grandmother.
* Our recommended book of the month 'The Beekeeper of Aleppo' by Christy Lefteri - The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick
*Gift Wrapped

To order the Mothers Day Gift Sets & pay over the phone. Call 051-873823 direct to The Book Centre, Waterford on Thursday 19th & Friday 20th March from 10am to 3pm.

Thank you for your support.
Take Care, & Stay safe,
- From all the staff at The Book Centre, Waterford.

Quishs SuperValu opening elderly

Our new opening hours will be 8am-8pm 7 days a week for the foreseeable future.

We will take phone in orders from 8am for home deliveries for elderly people but with the following guidelines in place.

Tramore area only, no large quantities of product, please keep orders to a minimum of essential items, no large volume of alcohol. Please have your list ready when phoning and dont delay on the phone. We will get to as many people as we can as quickly as we can but depending on demand we may have to hold orders into the following days.

We will also accommodate those working in front line medical services who may need this service. 

If this service is abused by those who dont really need it we will not deliver and orders will be cancelled.

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Every Event Best Small Event Management Company

In uncertain times reliable and cost-effective service providers are an asset to every business. Award winning EveryEvent is a small Waterford company that adds-value to our clients activities nationwide. We are agile and flexible. We have a skilled and adaptable team. In the current Coronavirus emergency Every Event is diversifying to ensure existing and new clients can continue to deliver and receive goods 24/7.

Every Event can offer:

  • Skilled, adaptable staff to fill in at short notice.
  • Large goods transportation in our own insured van fleet.
  • Fully insured, crew all holding safe passes and experienced working in a variety of environments.
  • Crew familiar with working with councils and state bodies such as Waterford City and County Council.
  • Fully tax compliant service.
  • A local and national service delivery award winner.

Additionally, in the current health emergency you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your custom will assist another Irish company to survive.

Contact John Grubb at 086 3403127 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AQFS Contact Free Order

To assist customers in the current circumstances we will introduce the option of contact free pick-up of your grocery order from 9am tomorrow [Monday 16th].

You can call our team and we will get your shopping ready, take payment over the phone and pop it in your car boot. No contact necessary with anyone!

Smovey Vibro Slim

With the continued success of the last course and requests for a new one we are delighted to have our next 8-week Vibro-Slim program start on Monday 23rd March.

What is Vibro-Slim?
Vibro-Slim is an 8-week program that is designed to improve your physical and mental health through nutrition and mindfulness, meditation and vibration therapy exercise tools.

How does it work?
Vibro-Slim is designed for you to mostly complete at home in the comfort of your own home with all the information ready for you through our online course. We meet up once a week for a weigh in, Nutrition and health coaching, exercise, breath work and meditation each week has a different theme focusing on improving physical and mental health.

When is it on?
Our next course starts on Monday the 23rd March at 6.30pm in Unit 13 Riverstown Business Park, Tramore, Waterford. You can reserve your space online at or contact us through Vibro-Slim on Facebook/Instagram.

What support do I have?
We have a qualified nutritionist, SmoveyMED Practitioner, Yoga and Meditation coach, certified Neuro Linguistic practitioner at every meeting and active in our group Facebook page to help you with any questions you might have through the week.

Do I need to buy any equipment?
No, we provide you with all the equipment you need for the duration on the program, just bring your own motivation :-)

How much is it?
The 8-week program is €150, you can reserve your space with a €50 deposit.

What happens after the 8-week program?
Once you have completed the program, we have a graduate plan available, we meet once a week for a weigh in, 30 min exercise class, catch up and a mixture of nutrition, mindset, meditation and breathing. This is €10 per week.

Pimbrook are hosting a FREE live online demo of the Stock Management functionality in Sage 50 on Wednesday, 1st April at 10.00am (30mins).

The inventory module in Sage 50 accounting software is an important tool that helps you to seamlessly manage your business costs and calculate profitability. It helps maintain the best possible inventory level to prevent overstocking and stock shortages, while also speeding-up the process of inventory forecasting.

The key items to be demonstrated will include:

  • Save time while creating sales and purchase invoices
  • Add a new inventory or service ‘on the fly’
  • Track inventory quantities and build orders
  • Generate inventory profit and loss reports
  • Set up pricing to manage cost fluctuations
  • Track extensive details for each item
  • Create item categories to save time

Register here:

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Business owners need to have a backup plan in place in the event of someone in your company is confirmed with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the office being shut down.

Without a doubt, the Covid-19 outbreak is going to impact your business. Over the last week, we have seen major companies like Google, Linkedin, Twitter etc all send employees home and to self isolate. What they were really doing was to test out if they can still operate their business with employees working remotely. All the businesses that serve these companies had a couple of tough days (cafes, cleaning companies, catering, services, etc). We have seen the University of Limerick move to give lectures online instead of packing out lecture halls. The pubs, shops, and vendors that service the campus will undoubtedly suffer. You need to think about what your customer base looks like and what are the knock-on effects are for you.

You need to make sure you can still carry out the work for your clients and be able to bill for it. Don’t get stuck behind the curve because the earlier you act the better your company can function and mitigate the amount of lost income.

The chances are you have a Fire Safety Plan for your company. Having a Coronavirus backup plan or just a general backup plan for remote working in case of a crisis is just as important in terms of business continuity. Now is the time to put this plan together. Check out our list of items that you need to consider when it comes to drafting your Working Remotely Plan.

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Rapid Cabs 21st celebrationsOn March 5th Rapid Cabs celebrated its 21st anniversary in business.

Just about the time people started talking about the millennium bug the O’Brien family in Waterford had more important things on their minds.

It was 1999, they had just changed their name from City Cabs to Rapid Cabs, had five taxi drivers and while they had plenty of plans, they never thought they’d reach where they are now.

Twenty-one years later they have one hundred drivers and are targeting one million trips this year.

Rapid Cabs CEO Eric O’Brien explains what it was like at the start, “I was very young and had no idea how much of a risk it was at the time, it was just this adventure my parents were launching. But as the years went by, we grew and either merged with or acquired these other well-known taxi businesses it all got very serious.

Computerising in 2002 was very important, people thought we were mad. Why would we change from the traditional paper trail? But it set a standard for our business which would continue right through to today. We always wanted to be ahead of the curve, pushing technology in order to be a step ahead of the competition. Thinking and acting bigger than we were.”

This attitude to technology and business resulted in Rapid Cabs launching the first taxi App in the south east in 2013, followed by an on-line payment system in 2015 and the launch of the Messenger booking service in 2019.

Though Eric says it’s not all about technology, “Personal relationships are important too. Our relationship with WIT Students Union and the ‘Home safe’ campaign is very important, as is our links with Purple Flag and the City centre traders. Three quarters of our staff have been with us for over ten years and nearly sixty percent for over fifteen years. That kind of loyalty and experience is irreplaceable.

We’re also developing links with other taxi businesses around the country. Very soon you’ll be able to book a taxi in Cork and Galway using the Rapid Cabs App. It’s something we’re really excited about.”

Full of ideas and plans, the next twenty-one years looks bright for Rapid Cabs.

Rapid Cabs is a licensed taxi dispatch operator by the National Transport Authority and all of its drivers are fully Garda vetted, insured and licensed.

Open and accessible 24 hours a day 365 days a year, Rapid Cabs also has a computerised booking dispatch system from its local taxi call centre and has installed in-car driver devices in all of its taxis to ensure as such efficiency as possible.

Its App is available for free on Apple and Android.


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