Metalman points the way for new businesses

There has probably never been a better time to set up your own business in Ireland. Organisations like the Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland are constantly supporting and rewarding new businesses as they take the plunge.

Metalman Brewing

In the past ten years, successive governments have worked hard on pro-business legislation, taxation and intellectual property policy to make Ireland an extremely popular place to do business. The world bank's ranks Ireland 8th among OECD Countries (and 10th worldwide) for 'ease of doing business'; and 4th for 'Starting a business' - the highest of any European country.

This is why it is extremely appropriate for Grainne Walsh of Metalman Brewing to give her 'Top Ten Tips for new businesses' on Thursday November 27th. Following on from the success of these lunches with speakers such as Des Whelan of WLR fm, Louise Grubb of Q1 Scientific, Ronan Mulligan of Mulligan's Pharmacies and John Noonan of Flahavans, Grainne's tips are sure to be eagerly received by Waterford's business people and start-ups alike.

These 'Top Ten lunches' are a series of networking events on the theme of 'my Top Ten Business Tips' delivered by successful local business people and occurring once per month. Each lunch will outline a speakers' views on a specific topic and take place in the Bistro in the Tower Hotel from 12.30pm to 2pm.

There is a considerable pool of business talent and experience in Waterford and the Local Enterprise Offices hopes to harness this expertise to inspire Waterford's new and existing business communities.

Born of a desire to see more beer produced by independent brewers in Ireland, Metalman Brewing is the brain-child of a couple of beer enthusiasts (Grainne Walsh and Tim Barber) who were frustrated by the lack of availability and choice of flavoursome, authentically Irish beer. Inspired by some of the other small Irish brewers, they eventually decided to try and help do something about it.

The first beer, Metalman Pale Ale, was brewed under contract at the White Gypsy Brewery in Templemore, and launched in March 2011 to a great reception. The Waterford brewery was commissioned at the Tycor Business Centre and production was moved across in May 2012.

The name of the brewery is inspired by a navigational aid on the Waterford coast. The figure of the Metal Man was erected in 1823 after a military transport ship called the Sea Horse was wrecked off the Tramore coast, resulting in a significant loss of life. The Metal Man stands on one of three pillars overlooking the bay, his purpose to guide seafarers, and keep them on their true course.

The cost of these events is just €8.50, this is for the cost of the lunch alone. Booking is essential. For more information or to register your interest please contact your Local Enterprise Office in Waterford on 051-849905 or email info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie.

 

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