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Business Briefing: Profiling the 2022 Laois Business of the Year, latest news and supports

Midland Steel were named the winners of the Best in Innovation Award and Laois Business of the Year Award at the 2022 Laois Business...
KTC Safety acquired by industry leading Ayrton Group

Portlaoise company purchased by national safety and risk management firm

Leading safety and risk management firm Ayrton Group, has today announced the acquisition of KTC Safety Ltd. The announcement sees Portlaoise based KTC become part...

In Pictures: John and Sally McKenna visit Portlaoise to support local food producers Laois...

Renowned food writers John and Sally McKenna were in Portlaoise on Sunday morning for an event in The Pantry Cafe and Walled Garden to...

Business Briefing: A Laois company leading the telecommunications sector, latest news and supports

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Fergal Lawlor, Founder and CEO of Alpha Wireless, located in Ballybrittas. Tell us a...
Laois Chamber Awards

In Pictures: Excellent selection of images from Laois Chamber awards as Midland Steel claim...

Nearly 300 people were in attendance at the Laois Business Awards 2022 on Friday night, which were hosted by Laois Chamber Alliance. Midland Steel were...
Laois Chamber in Brussels

The case for Laois made in Europe as Chamber Alliance CEO travels to Brussels

Laois Chamber Alliance CEO, Caroline Hofman, travelled to Brussels recently as part of a delegation from Chambers Ireland. Ms. Hofman was the only representative who...
IDA in Laois

Renewed calls for IDA jobs in Laois after body purchased 45 acre site

There have been renewed calls for the IDA to bring jobs to Laois following the news that they have purchased a considerable site in...
Nuvo

Business Briefing: A Laois company specialising in healthcare recruitment, latest news and supports

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Amie Colgan, Managing Director of Nuvo Recruitment, based in Portlaoise. Tell us a bit...

Yvonne McKeon Interview: Taking on the family business at 21, heading up Laois Chamber...

When the sudden death of her father saw her drop her plans to work in New York to instead run the family business –...

Man with strong Laois connections takes on key role developing Ireland’s marine resources

A man with strong Laois connections has recently been appointed as a non-Executive Director of Shannon Foynes Port Company, the second largest port in...

The story of a Laois-based couple developing their own range of hot sauces

A Portarlington-based couple is perking up palates with a range of hot sauces under the O’Mimo’s Chilli Madness brand. Seamus and Mimo O’Flynn of the...
Portlaoise Enterprise Park

Grave concern expressed at recent IDA figures which show Laois ‘bottom of the table’...

Laois Chamber Alliance has written to TDs and Ministers representing Laois seeking an urgent meeting regarding the dire need for immediate action on the...

‘The levy is unfair to those of us that didn’t cut corners in the...

One of the more unpopular aspects of last week's Budget was the introduction of 10% levy on concrete products from next April. The move is...
O'Mahony Safety Solutions (2)

Business Briefing: A Laois company offering a range of safety courses, latest news and...

On this week's Business Briefing, Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Ciarán O’Mahony. He is the founder of O'Mahony Safety...
Laois Business Awards

Finalists announced for the Laois Business Awards 2022

A total of 23 local businesses have been shortlisted for the 2022 Laois Business Awards, which will be held in The Heritage Hotel in...

Successful Budget Briefing for Laois businesses held in Portlaoise

Laois Chamber in collaboration with ND Audit and Advisory, Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors with offices in Portlaoise and Dublin, held a Budget 2023...
Aileen Donovan

Business Briefing: Meet a Laois visual artist, latest business news and supports

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Aileen Donovan, a visual artist based in the county. Tell us a bit about yourself...
Paul Carney, Frances Quinn and Shane Murphy

Plans for expansion made as one Laois business successfully purchases another

A Laois order fulfilment company has been acquired by a fellow-Laois company, in a move which will see it expanding, offering greater choice, efficiency...
Kieran Lillis is to open a new restaurant in the Heritage Golf Club

Two team places still available for Laois Chamber Golf Classic

The 2022 Laois Chamber Golf Classic will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14 at the Heritage Golf Club in Killenard. The popular event gets underway...
Laois Chamber AGM main

Yvonne McKeon elected as new chairperson as Laois Chamber and Laois Tourism officially merge

Yvonne McKeon from the Stradbally-based McKeon Stone is the new president of Laois Chamber Alliance, a new merger of the Laois Chamber of Commerce...
Portland Barbers

Portland Barbers wins two top prestigious awards at this year’s Irish Hair and Beauty...

A Portlaoise barber shop scooped two top awards at the Irish Hair and Beauty Awards over the weekend. Portland Barbers were named Barber's of the...

Business Briefing: How the Covid lockdowns led to a new recruitment business setting up...

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Valerie O’Connell, General Manager of Choice People, based in Vision 85, Portlaoise.  Tell us...

Nominations sought for the Laois Business Awards 2022

The Laois Business Awards 2022 will celebrate and reward Laois businesses of all sizes across all sectors. Winners will be announced at a black-tie gala...
Business Briefing Midland Escapes

Business Briefing: Setting up Midland Escape and taking advice from a ‘serious businessman’

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Willie Hyland, Founder of Midland Escape based in Ballacolla.  Tell us a bit about...
Laois Chamber Business Briefing

Business Briefing: Laois Domestic Abuse, live on Newstalk and what’s coming up

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, recently chatted with Marna Carroll, Service Director at Laois Domestic Abuse Service, a Charity Member of Laois Chamber … Tell...

Luxury Laois country house nominated for European sustainability award

Inch House near Stradbally has been nominated for a European tourism sustainability award - organised by Quartz Inn Hotels - in the categories of...
Laois pub closures

New figures show a 31% decline in Laois pubs since 2005 – and 13...

New figures from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland show that there have been 13 pub closures in Laois since Covid. The data also shows...
New Car Sales Laois

Laois car sales in July show increase though national figure is well down

New car sales in Laois were up 5% in July according to figures released this week by SIMI, the Society of the Irish Motor...
Canopy Main Street

Laois Chamber welcomes extension of Night Time Economy Support Scheme

The Night-Time Economy Support Scheme to support off-peak entertainment in venues across the country has been extended. With an additional investment of €1.4m now bringing...

Business Briefing: An internationally renowned waste disposal company, recent news and upcoming events

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Roger McDermott, General Manager with Enva. They are a Corporate Member of Laois Chamber...