Employers are you Prepared for the GDPR? – Last Chance to Attend!

On Friday 15th June 2018 – New Ross & District Chamber have organised a one day Data Protection Workshop in association with Wexford Skillnets. This Workshop will provide essential information to help you understand and implement the new GDPR. 

Booking Essential

Only 9 Places Left!

Date: Friday 15th June

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: €125 pp (10% Discount to Chamber Members)

Trainer: DCM Learning

Be prepared for the new Data Protection Regulations coming 25th May or you may face penalties.

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Have you got your “Manual Handling” up to date?

On Friday 22nd June 2018, New Ross & District Chamber along with Silver Fern are providing Manual Handling Training for both Members and Non-Members.

Book Now

9 Places Left!

This certificate is for all employees who are required to lift any load in their workplace.

Date: Friday 22nd June 2018     Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Cost: Chamber Members €35 / Non-Members €40

Trainer:  Silver Fern First Aid & Safety Training

Course Details 



Fire Warden Training – Wednesday 6th June

On Wednesday 6th June, New Ross & District Chamber are providing a one day Fire Warden Training Course in association with Guardian Fire & Safety.

Places are Limited – Book Now

Date: Wednesday 6th June

Time: 11.00am – 4.30pm

Cost: €95 – Chamber Members / €120 – Non-Members

Trainer: Guardian Fire & Safety

Venue: The Rising Tide Business Centre, 35 South Street, New Ross, Co Wexford.

This is a more in-depth workshop for owners, managers, supervisors, etc., who
have a higher level of responsibility for looking after the safety of staff, visitors and
customers in the event of fire.

This Course fulfills the Health & Safety Requirements for Staff Members to be certified in relation to Fire Safety and includes Practical Extinguisher Discharge Training.

Certification Included

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New Ross Goes Digital -Friday 18th May

Wondering how to get your business ahead online?

Eventbrite - New Ross Goes Digital



Friday 18th May 2018 8.30am – 3.00pm

Cost €20 (Lunch Included) Ticket Bookings

New Ross Goes Digital is brought to you by New Ross and District Chamber, Bank of Ireland and Wexford County Council

This is the ideal event to learn more about digital marketing and social media and how you can leverage it for your business. It will also be a great opportunity to network with other businesses and gain valuable tips on how your business can make the shift to online.

The event has been designed to assist small-medium sized business owners, to a successful path to digital success.

New Ross Goes Digital event will help you understand how to transform your business and take advantage of the digital revolution.

We have enlisted a fantastic panel of well-renowned speakers in digital marketing.


You will learn about:

    • Digital Marketing and the elements elements that make up a digital marketing plan
    • What makes a good website – A look at UX, speed and mobile responsiveness
    • What is SEO? SEO tips you can execute immediately
    • Select the right Social Media Channels – we’ll explore Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
    • How Cloud banking can accelerate business growth
    • When and where to use Digital Marketing as part of your sales and marketing planning
    • How to access local funding to build your Online Store

Eventbrite - New Ross Goes Digital

Aideen Ni Riada
Confidence in Singing

Aideen Ní Riada is a singer and vocal coach based in New Ross, County Wexford. Aideen is the founder of Confidence in Singing and she facilitates classes and workshops for adults and teenagers who want to sing for fun and grow their confidence. Since launching Confidence in Singing in 2016, Aideen has been featured on RTE’s Nationwide, Beat 102 103, and South East Radio, with mentions for her work in Ireland’s Own and the health supplement of the Irish Independent. Aideen also produces her own original music and is currently working on new material.
Marguerite J Murphy
Bank of Ireland

Marguerite is a highly energetic and motivated individual with excellent leadership and management skills. Over the past number of years she has managed and motivated staff and shown that she has the ability to mentor, coach and develop staff to drive the performance of the team in delivering results and income for the Bank Of Ireland Group. An experienced sales and business development person with a track record of delivering sales results in new business environments with the ability to communicate well. A skilled networker and proven to have built positive long lasting relationships with business professionals and organisations.
Greg Fry
Content Plan
An International Social Media trainer delivering regular
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram,
Pinterest, Snapchat, Digital Video and Social Business Strategy training and workshops for institutions
such as the Digital Marketing Institute, Sure Skills and the Digital Skills Academy. I have worked with top multinationals including Ulster Bank, Vodafone, Microsoft, Symantec, Virgin Media, Abbott Labs and Coca Cola Hellenic. Alongside training, I work as a Social Business Consultant.
Gary Maher
Bank of Ireland
Gary is an employee with Bank of Ireland
since March 2012 where he started in our contact centre in Kilkenny spending over three years before entering his current role as “Leinster Digital Arrow”. Where he now connects with and supports communities, ranging from students to Active Retirement Groups, throughout Leinster to embrace life online, but in a safe manner with Bank of Ireland’s popular Free Tea & Teach Workshops.
Joe Madigan
Bank of Ireland
Joe is Head of Customer Data & Retail Analytics at Bank of Ireland. Customer Data is a key asset to every business and Joe’s role is to work with the passionate professionals at Bank of Ireland who ensure usage of our customer’s data in a way that builds trust and loyalty as well as meeting all of our regulatory commitments. Joe is an experienced Director with strong strategic, leadership and financial management skills. He has a proven track record in transforming strategic plans into workable solutions and benchmarking performance against key operational targets/goals. He is an excellent communicator who is results driven and committed to high standards of organisational excellence and performance.
Joe is a graduate of CIT with a B. Eng. (Electronic) as well as a Diploma in Financial Advice from UCD. He has worked for over 20 years in multiple countries and across industries including Electronics, IT Services, Communications, Pharmaceutical and Financial Services. Prior to his current role, Joe lead Bank of Ireland’s retail and business banking organisation in Leinster. Joe joined Bank of Ireland in 2014 to an Area Manager role responsible for 18 branches and the Bank of Ireland brand in Kildare, Laois & Offaly. He was promoted to Regional Manager (South East) in 2015 responsible for 55 branches and 6 Business Banking pods before taking on the role of Director, Bank of Ireland (Leinster) responsible for 68 branches and 8 Business Banking pods in 2016.Joe is driven to enable the transformation of Bank of Ireland within the changing and challenging financial services environment over the next 5 years.
Lorcan Kinsella
Brand Nova Digital
Lorcan is one of the most sought after Digital Marketing Strategists both in Ireland and internationally.Over the past 8 years, he has trained over 3,500 professionals through custom training from 12-week digital marketing programmes to 2-day intensive lead workshops for leading brands, the commercial radio sector, agencies and has first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing many businesses in digital marketing.Well known for his innovative and passionate approach to digital marketing. He has lectured with the Digital Marketing with several institutions including the Dublin Business School, Griffith College, Digital Marketing Institute and other corporate training organisations.
Aidan Murphy
Bank of Ireland
Aidan is the Senior Treasury Manager in Leinster which involves leading and developing a team of experienced Treasury managers across the province. The support and advice we provide, helps our customers to minimise risks such as Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate, Payments, Trade Finance and Commodity risks via bespoke tailored solutions. In 2011 I joined a nationwide sales team responsible for increasing the volume of retail deposits on the banks’ balance sheet. As this was a priority for the bank at the time, I had to build strong relationships with other product businesses in addition to demonstrating an ability to influence key external and internal decision makers. I worked this role for two years with responsibility for territories in Dublin and the South East.My current position as Senior Treasury Manager in Leinster involves leading and developing a team of experienced Treasury managers across the province. We provide treasury services to assist individuals, Irish and International businesses in managing the risks associated with Non Euro currency exposures and Trading Overseas. The support and advice we provide, helps our customers to minimise risks such as Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate, Payments, Trade Finance and Commodity risks via bespoke tailored solutions. We also prospect for new business opportunities with currency risk exposure. I have worked with a variety of clients from large corporates to sole traders over the years & my experiences with all types of customers is easily transferable. My qualifications reflect the commitment to my profession and customers. I attained and MBS in International Entrepreneurship Management from University of Limerick in 2008 in addition to achieving the status of Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) in 2011, and Professional Banker in 2017 through the Institute of Bankers in University College Dublin.
Tom Banville
Wexford Local Enterprise Office
Tom is the Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in Wexford County Council. Tom has over 20 years’ experience working with start-ups and small businesses. He runs a team of 10 people and an annual budget of €2million to focus on enterprise and economic development in the county with a strong focus on sectors such as Food, Tourism and Technology. LEO Wexford is part of a network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices located in every county of Ireland. Local Enterprise Offices offer business advice and information, business training and mentoring, business networking and grant aid, typically to start up and small business with 10 or less employees. Tom has had notable successes in helping to start and develop such companies as Donedeal, Innovate, Sonru and Scurri in the Technology sector. Tom is married with two kids and lives near Taghmon just outside Wexford Town. He has run 4 marathons to date, jumped out of plane twice (with a parachute of course) and a visit to the Grand Canyon is still at the top of his bucket list.
Tom Birmingham
Wexford Local Development
Tom is a Rural Development graduate with substantial business & people management skills and expertise. As an enterprise specialist with Wexford Local Development, Tom works closely with micro and small enterprises from various sectors in County Wexford to include food & drink, technology and tourism, assisting them in accessing grant aid through the LEADER Programme. Tom is particularly interested in the sustainability of small businesses in rural Ireland.

Lorraine Higgins
Retail Excellence Ireland
Lorraine is the Deputy CEO with Retail Excellence, the largest industry representative organization which supports Irish retailers to be the best they can be. Retail Excellence involves over 1,750 leading retail companies who operate in excess of 10,000 stores in the Irish market. We provide HR Advice, Market Insights, Representation, Learning and Events and eCommerce support to all of our members.
Coming from a family who are generations in retail she is also a qualified barrister and a former Senator who served in the 24th Seanad following her nomination by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the recommendation of Eamon Gilmore. She is a graduate of NUIG and The Honorable Society of King’s Inns and has worked as a barrister and law lecturer.
Sinead Casey
Wexford County Council
Sinéad Casey is New Ross District Manager with Wexford County Council for the last 3 years. With the imminent opening of the ring road, this is a very exciting time for New Ross and a once in a lifetime opportunity for development and enhancement. Sinéad focus is to cultivate this prospect and develop New Ross a tourism destination, thus building the tourism product, enhancing economic development and building sustainable communities to react to current and future changes. Sinéad is a Chartered Engineer, graduated from UCD in 1991 and received a Higher Diploma in Law from TCD in 2001. She worked in private industry for 12 years before being appointed to Wexford County Council in 2003. Previously, Sinéad worked in the Environment Section, as District Engineer in Enniscorthy and Borough Engineer in Wexford before her appointment as District Manager in New Ross.

The GreenSave Programme – Greening Wexford Businesses

The GreenSave Programme is available to SMEs based in County Wexford and is designed to help those businesses save money while saving the environment.

For a flat fee of €250 participating companies will receive;

√    Mentoring support valued at €1,000
√    On-site review visit and follow-up support visit
√    Assistance in developing environmental policy, monitoring and improvements
√    Telephone support as required
√    Final evaluation visit after three months
√   EcoCert certification, if required

Participation in this innovative programme is also risk free – the €250 fee is fully refundable in the event that the annual savings identified do not exceed €250.

Interested in saving money while saving the environment?

Download the Application Form

For further information contact Katie O’ Connor at Wexford Chamber on 053 912 2226 or email katieoconnor@wexfordchamber.ie 


Over 200 attended the New Ross Red Carpet Premiere of the award winning movie “The Lodgers”

Thank you to all those who turned up for the New Ross Red Carpet Premiere of the Brian O’Malley award winning movie,”The Lodgers” on Tuesday the 13th March at St Michaels Theatre, a very enjoyable night was had by all.. If you have not yet seen the movie we recommend that you do..it portrays our district and county at its best…..filmed on location in Loftus Hall, Johnstown Castle, Tintern & Clongeen………



About the Movie…………  Set in 1920’s rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother – and with the curse that haunts them.

2017 Winners Announced-Congratulations and well done to all finalists…

Over 170 attended  our Gala Awards Evening on Saturday the 4th November  2017  in the Brandon House Hotel where the 2017 Winners were announced






And that's a wrap! WINNERS of the 2017 New Ross & District Business & Community Awards

Well done to all the finalists....

Best in Tourism

Creacon Wellness Retreat

Best New Start-Up

The Clothesline Boutique

Business Woman of the Year

Anne Marie Finn
(Lady Melia Fashions)

Professional Services Award

Doyle & Partners Integrated Design Ltd

Community & Social Enterprise Award

New Ross Credit Union

Sports Club of the Year Award

New Ross Boat Club

Employee of the Year Award

Colette O' Donoghue
Sheridan Insurances

Small Business of the Year

Loftus Hall

Best in Retail Experience

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience &

New Ross & District Person of the Year

Mary Browne

Social Media Award

Lady Melia Fashions

Overall Business of the Year Award

Creacon Wellness Retreat



And the countdown begins!


Saturday 4th November 2017


                                                                                          WINNERS 2016

The Awards, now in their 9th year recognises business & community groups across the town and district for their hard work, innovation and dedication to the community and local economy.

Dont miss out on the Business Event of the year…………..


MC for the evening will be Mr Alan Corcoran from South East Radio

Music provided by ELEMENO.


 Tickets available to buy at the New Ross & District Chamber Office Tel:051-425077 or e:admin@newrosschamber.ie 

Deadline for purchasing tickets is Thursday 2nd November 2017



Budget Breakfast in association with MK Brazil

Annual Budget Breakfast

with guest

Mr Brendan Twhohig

Brendan is a Chartered Tax Consultant and has been working in the tax sector for over 20 years.

He joined the firm in 2006 having previously held key tax positions in both Irish and international firms. In addition to working with clients directly, Brendan also provides support consultancy services to other professional advisors and is a member of various consultancy and liaison groups.

Brendan is also a well known speaker and author on tax issues and regularly makes contributions to both local and national media, as well as to various trade journals.

Email: brendantwohig@mkbrazil.com

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2017

   Time: 8.00 am to 9.30 am                                        Venue: Paddy Murphy Suite, Brandon House Hotel


Deadline for registration 1.00pm on Tuesday 10th October 2017

Register Here….