Business After Hours at The Reg


BAH The Reg


The Reg and Bank of Ireland are coming together to host a Business After Hours at The Reg on Thursday, 8th June.


Enjoy some tasty refreshments and network in the historical surroundings of the rooftop terrace at The Reg, while also enjoying a cocktail making demonstration with the award-winning Reg mixologists.


There will also be some great prizes up for grabs, so make sure you bring your business cards.


Date: Thursday, 8th June

Time: 5.30pm–7.00pm

Venue: The Reg, The Mall, Waterford

Cost: Free of charge

Bookings: Contact Jemma at 051 311136 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


About The Reg

Located in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle, The Reg consists of five bars built around the 900-year-old City Wall constructed at the same time as the adjacent Reginald's Tower. Each bar has its own unique character and offering.


The old style Craft bar hosts nightly traditional musician sessions and folk singers and offers a choice of around 10 local craft beers and ciders on draught. The Craft Bar also accommodates the largest selection of Irish Whiskeys and Scotch in the South East with over 80 varied Whiskeys and at least a dozen Gins.


The friendly bartenders are more than happy to tell you more about their whiskeys and a bit of local history.


About Bank of Ireland

For over 200 years, Bank of Ireland has been an integral part of the communities they serve across Ireland. They have been doing business in Waterford for most of that time with the first bank branch established on the Quay back in 1825.


With 250 branches, their network remains the largest in Ireland. They continue to invest in their network in the belief that this extensive unmatched presence in their communities will be recognised by customers locally through increased business flows. Through their core business, they provide day-to-day banking services and help customers at every stage of life's journey by providing the finance to support their decisions – whether that's buying their first car, moving house, starting a business or investing for the future.

AGM 2017



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Paul Nolan, Group Development Manager at Dawn Meats, was elected President of Waterford Chamber at the 230th AGM in the Granville Hotel last night (Monday, 22nd May).


Mr Nolan has been involved with Waterford Chamber for a number of years and along with his work at Dawn Meats, he is a familiar voice on WLR FM for his rugby analysis.


Addressing Waterford Chamber members, Mr Nolan said: “Over my 32 years living in Waterford I have seen significant changes, which while not rapid have been steady and progressive with – just to name a few – the development of the RTC/WIT, the motorway link between ourselves and Dublin, the Viking Triangle, the amalgamation of the City and County Councils, the Greenway and of course the ongoing development of the Applemarket and City Square Shopping Centre.


“Indeed, we are now looking forward to developments with the NPF, North Wharf, Árd Rí, the Tower Hotel, the push for university designation for WIT, the expansion of existing businesses and the upcoming opening of new ones… all leading to a renewal of self-confidence for Waterford.


“All of this can only be good for business in the City but for these opportunities to be fully and positively exploited, I believe that we in Chamber must exercise and promote strong leadership both in and from Waterford in its key role as Capital of the South-East. I believe that we must lead regionally for the good of all the Region by sharing with our neighbours a win-win vision for all of us under the NPF as otherwise, why should or will they tog out with us?


“I am absolutely clear that all our actions in Waterford Chamber must come from, and be in line, with our members’ requirements and that we must continue to remain relevant and unique in the offering we strive to provide for all our members – as together the stronger our voice, the louder we can shout for their business interests.”


Outgoing President Laurent Borla said the future is bright for Waterford and there is still plenty to do. “The last 12 months have been positive overall for Waterford, the South East and Waterford Chamber. The path to economic prosperity is a never-ending process and I wish the best of luck to Paul Nolan. My year as President has been very rewarding and I am fortunate to have met great people along the way. I want to thank all the people in Chamber and around Waterford who are actively working to maintain Waterford as a great place to live and work.”


Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley reported that Chamber is performing better than it has in years, which was reiterated by Treasurer Ronan Brazil, who confirmed that membership was growing and Chamber is in a very solid position to develop going forward.


“One of the focal points of Waterford Chamber is to lobby on behalf of our members”, said Mr Hurley. “There’s a lot to do in terms of the region working together. My message is to take off the GAA jerseys and let’s behave like a region. Waterford will struggle to compete on its own, as will Kilkenny and Wexford. We can no longer afford to waste time competing with each other – the time for them and us has passed and the future is about the development of the region as a whole – that’s a regional Airport, a regional University, a regional Hospital with an interventional cardiology service and better connectivity among the regions.


“If we take off the county colours and start meaningfully working together to attract investment and jobs into the region, we will have a real chance. We must stand together and the bigger picture must always be in view.


“We might survive on our own but we will not thrive. So I say, enough of the parish pump politics, enough fighting for the scraps off Dublin’s table. Let’s stand together with one voice and offer a real alternative to Dublin.”

Statement in respect of job losses at Waterford Stanley


Reacting to the news this morning that Waterford Stanley are to cut their workforce from 57 to 24 later this year, Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley said: "This is very concerning and a disappointing announcement for Waterford. The recent CSO figures showing unemployment for the region as the highest in the country at 9.4% does not make for light reading and this is an additional blow.


"Waterford Stanley has been a significant employer in the city for many years and a loyal member of Waterford Chamber. We offer every assistance to them at this difficult time. We are calling on the Government and local agencies to step up and make job creation within the region an immediate priority."

Summer Fiesta


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Waterford Local Enterprise Office, in association with Waterford Chamber, Waterford Chamber Skillnet and Waterford Micro Business Network will host a Summer Fiesta on Thursday, 15th June for start-up businesses.


Cost: €25 per person. For bookings, contact call Kelly Cummins at 051 311135 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

President's Lunch


Waterford Chamber


Waterford Chamber is delighted to announce that Jim O'Toole, Chief Executive, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) is the guest speaker at our annual President's Lunch on Friday, 23rd June in Waterford Castle.


The high-profile lunch is the first on the calendar for Chamber President Paul Nolan and over the years has become one of the key events on the Chamber schedule.


Date: Friday, 23rd June

Time: 12.30pm–2.30pm

Venue: Waterford Castle Hotel

Cost: €65 inc. VAT


BOOKINGS: Contact Lynda at 051 311130 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Jim O'Toole, Chief Executive, BIM

Jim O'Toole is Chief Executive Officer of BIM, Ireland's Seafood Development Agency. Jim has a wealth of experience in global food marketing, sustainability development and change leadership. He previously held the position of Director of Meat & Livestock and Sustainability Development in Bord Bia where he led a team of senior executives in the development of Bord Bia's Origin Green initiative.


Prior to this, he was responsible for the development and implementation of Bord Bia's Quality Assurance Schemes and gained extensive experience in the marketplace working with Bord Bia in London, Milan and Paris.


Jim is a Board Member of the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) and holds a Master's Degree in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin. He has completed a number of professional development programmes at Ashridge Business School, Cranfield University and Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.


Cpl Resources

Cpl Resources plc. is Ireland’s largest recruitment agency and a global provider of staffing, recruitment, training and outsourcing services.


The regional office here in Waterford opened just over two years ago and they continue to work closely with many local companies as well as many IDA start-ups. With deep sectoral knowledge and experience in the South East region, Cpl is well placed to offer local high quality service with the support of the national Cpl Jobs Ireland network.

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