B2B Networking is a referral Networking Group where business people in Cork have an opportunity to meet in a relaxed environment on a regular basis.




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B2B Networking meets every Friday at 8am in the National Software Centre Campus, Mahon. Ideas are exchanged among members and lasting business relationships are developed.

Each member has the opportunity to share their current business objectives and to discuss potential business opportunities. Every week one member of the group gives an in-depth presentation on their business which creates a better understanding of the work of the members. We also exchange learnings and upskill our members.

B2B Networking offers valuable business advice and is an excellent support network for its members. The group hosts various marketing and training seminars which ensure that members are up-to-date with the latest technologies and business methods.

Our Objectives are:


To establish an exceptional network of business people.

To cultivate a spirit of co-operation in the group in order to promote each others businesses.

To support each others businesses by pooling resources and experience and by providing on-going education.

To nurture long term business relationships facilitating trust and confidence in each others products and services.

Membership Benefits



Increase your Business Profile



Attendance at B2B Networking Meetings will raise your profile as you will meet a diverse range of business professionals who are committed to helping each business thrive and flourish. Give and Receive Business Referrals Your business referrals will increase as business is regularly exchanged between members who have grown to know, like and trust each other in a relaxed professional setting.

Support and Be Supported B2B Networking will provide a valuable support network for your business and you will be eligible to participate in training and information seminars which will help develop your range of business tools and skills. Share Experiences The sharing of experiences among members stimulates the creative process and helps to generate new ideas and new opportunities which will keep you up to date and informed on the latest viewpoints in the business world. Build Business Relationships B2B Networking will enable you to build business relationships with people from a wide range of professions thus further enhancing your own pool of resources.

Members

The South Link Handyman

Mobile: 089 9730636

I specialise in property and garden maintenance on both residential and commercial properties. Registered and insured I complete many of the jobs that people find difficulty in getting someone to carry out. A recent addition to my work is a monthly collection and delivery trip to IKEA where I shop collect, deliver and assemble( if necessary)flat pack furniture, saving you time ,stress and money.

Aidan McDonald - LSS IT Solutions

Founded in 1991 LSS has a proven track record of providing IT solutions, services and products to a wide range of businesses. By working with you and understanding your business we ensure that our IT solutions deliver benefits to your company. Our qualified and experienced engineers guarantee speed of service and the most suitable solution. We provide an efficient and reliable outsourcing solution that meets all your IT demands.


http://www.lssit.ie

Maurice Murphy - Leak Detection Services

H20 Leak Detection Services is a specialist provider of leak detection services to Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors. We work to pinpoint accuracy using non-invasive techniques to find all types of underground water leakage in Mains Services & Burst Pipes, Hot and cold water pipes, and All Heating systems.


H20 Leak Detection Services Tel: 021 2429200 Mobile: 085 1020882 Email: maurice@hlds.ie http://www.hlds.ie

Ted Mellamphy - TM Health & Safety

TM Consultancy Health & Safety, looking after all your Health & Safety needs. We are a customer services driven company and our primary objective is to ensure that your experience with us is a positive one. TM Consultancy take a pro-active approach to health and safety in the workplace and offer businesses an effective, practical, and professional service at affordable prices.

TM Consultancy
Phone : 086 8415077
Email : tedmellamphy@yahoo.co.uk

www.tmhealthandsafety.com

Stephen Murphy - Renewable Energy Centre

The Renewable Energy Centre located on Park Road, Killarney provides turn key solutions for customers interested in a renewable energy heating system. The Planning, Design, Installation and Commissioning of a heating system is taken care of by the REC while providing the customer with the highest quality and lowest cost possible. Established since 1997, REC are specialists in the installation of Renewable Energy Heating Systems.

The Renewable Energy Centre
Park Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Mob:00353 (0) 86 2381166
Tel:00353 (0) 64 6622814
Fax:00353 (0) 64 6622814
Email:info@mphltd.ie

http://www.recireland.ie

Mark Costelloe - AA Fire Safety Group

AA Fire Safety is a leading nationwide provider of fire protection equipment and fire training courses. Highly qualified and fully certified, we are 100% Irish owned with over 30 years’ experience. AA Fire Safety Group

Ballyvrin,
Dunderrow,
Co. Cork
T: 021 477 5868
M: 086 265 4375

http://www.aafiresafety.ie

Tina Coy - CSC Partners Recruitment

With over 25 years' experience in Recruitment, our focus has always been on people, partnership, professionalism, with integrity central in all that we do and this is to the forefront of what our business is offering to both client and candidate alike. We are specialists in all aspects of Accountancy and Finance, Commercial and HR Recruitment in Industry, Practice and Financial Services.

CSC Partners Recruitment

Northside for Business Campus
North Ring Road
Cork
Tel: 021 2355267
Mob: 086 2029019
info@cscpartnersrecruitment.ie
http://www.cscpartnersrecruitment.com

Dave Moran - Dave Moran Office Supplies

Based in Glanmire Industrial Estate, Dave Moran Office Supplies ltd. is a family run company. At DMOS we pride ourselves on being able to offer first class service at a competitive price. By utilising the services and purchasing power of the top suppliers within our industry, we are able to offer our customers not only a very professional local service but also Extremely competitive prices on all products and a competitive range of own brand products Free next day delivery service Free 20,000 product catologue. Free furniture plan layout to suit all budgets.

Dave Moran Office Supplies
Unit 3 Glanmire Industrial Estate,
Sallybrook,
Glanmire, Co, Cork.
Phone: 021 4822498
Fax: 021 4823866
Email: sales@dmos.ie

http://ww.dmos.ie

Jon Waterman - Carraig Print

Carraig Print Inc Litho Press is an East Cork based family run business. We offer creative graphic design and thirty-years of print experience to our clients. We are continually investing in new technology to bring our customers the best quality printed products. Carraig Print has clients which range from individuals to small start up business, and larger national, multinational and government bodies. We believe that our best sales people are you, our satisfied clients. Most of our clients come to us from referrals, which is testament to our quality of print services. Our experienced team is always on call, ready to answer any queries you may have with your print work.

Carraig Print
021 4883458 (Carrigtwohill)
021 4631401 (Midleton)

http://www.cprint.ie

Chris Ryan - Travel Counsellors

I have worked in the Travel Industry since 1983 where I have gained vast experience working both as a Tour Operator and a retail Travel Agent. I specialise in selling all aspects of travel from family sunshine holidays to ski, worldwide flights and of course that 'special occasion' holiday such as a honeymoon or special anniversary. However I have a special interest in cruise and longhaul holidays where I feel my experience is of great assistance and an invaluable asset to my clients. Being a Travel Counsellor gives me the time and opportunity to offer my clients the excellent and professional service they deserve. Working from home means that I am available to them at their convenience. So, if you are planning a break away or a special holiday just give me a call and I can put together an ideal itinerary for you. Also remember that Travel Counsellors are fully bonded and licensed here in Ireland so you are fully protected in every way.

Chris Ryan
Travel Counsellor
T +353 21 481 3966
M +353 86 2346608
E chris.ryan@travelcounsellors.com

http://www.travelcounsellors.ie/chris.ryan

Garry McGuinness - Grenke Leasing

Garry is a Qualified Financial Advisor with 20+ years of finance experience. Prior to joining Grenke Leasing, Garry worked in Branch banking in various locations in Cork city and county. He prides himself on his fast turnaround of finance decisions and the personal and local service offered to business partners. He can offer 100% asset leasing finance, which allows businesses efficiently manage their cash flow.

Email: gmcguinness@grenke.ie

Call: 0876051478



Dave O'Brien - Worldwide Inspirational Speaker on Health & Motivation

From Ireland, 65 years old, married to Marie with four grown up children aged 27 to 41 and three beautiful grandchildren. Worldwide Inspirational Speaker on Health & Motivation and World Record Holder. In 2010, Dave became the oldest man in the world, the only Irish man ever and one of only a handful of people on the planet to complete the 4 Deserts, 1000 Kilometres, in a 38 week period, carrying everything on his back to survive across the Hottest, Windiest, Driest and Coldest Deserts on the planet. A true Desert Runner, in fact his exploits, the inspiration for “Desert Runners Movie”, filmed him setting the world record. And winning 8 film awards worldwide. In 36 years of running with over 600 races completed worldwide, he has never been injured or sick, or missed a race due to sickness or injury. As he say’s himself, “it is not just, fitness, good luck or good genes …… It’s good “Health” . And in more recent times – a Barefoot Runner, having run over 4,000 Kilometres to date – totally Barefoot. His passion is infectious as he thrills audiences across the globe, sharing his story with over 90 flights alone in the last 12 months. Dave is empowering people to take more ownership and responsibility of their Health and that of their Families – Worldwide and is available to speak at events across Ireland and internationally.

Email: juiceplusdave@hotmail.com

Call: 0862558993



John Dillon - Freestyle for Lifestyle

“Fitness is a Journey, not a Destination” founded by John Dillon, Freestyle for Lifestyle was founded in 2008 with a simple plan, to encourage and educate people with a practical easy formula for sustaining a lifetime of effective exercise. In short to promote and validate the benefits of good health. At Freestyle for Lifestyle we have developed the TST™ System or Total Stretch and Tone™ The ethos and concept are founded on John’s belief that the TST™ System is a lifestyle plan for long-term gain. Freestyle practitioners are recommended based on the client’s needs and the practitioner’s skill set. This allows them to have empathy with the client and enough intuitive perspective to understand what the client is experiencing. With this knowledge, the Freestyle Practitioners endeavour to help and educate clients for a life journey of holistic good health and fitness. TST™ is a unique system that improves strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. This in turn improves day-to-day physical performance of everyday tasks, recreational hobbies or sports, while maximising the opportunity to remain free of injury.

Email: john@freestyleforlifestyle.com

Call: 0872906785



Audrey Burke McCarthy - MotiVaction

Audrey Burke-McCarthy established MotivAction in 2004 and is a Business and Leadership Coach who supports leaders and executives to grow professionally. She is an accredited practitioner coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and partners with teams and individuals to enable them to be more creative in their thinking and successful in their outcomes. Her client portfolio includes multinationals, state and semi state agencies, SMEs, professional services, call centres, not for profits, the Arts, family owned businesses and sole traders. Services offered include: 121 and Team Coaching, Performance Management, Succession & Talent Planning, Change Management, Team Building and soft skills training. Audrey has over twenty five years’ experience of working across a wide range of industries in international marketing, senior management, performance improvement and general management roles.

MotivAction, Unit 15D, Euro Business Park, Little Island, Cork

Email: a.burkemccarthy@motivaction.ie

Tel: 0214529154

Mobile: 0862248944

www.motivaction.ie

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Jan Harte - HR with Harte

Jan Harte & Associates makes best practice HR solutions accessible to the SME sector in an affordable way. The company is all about providing innovative, practical and cost effective people management solutions. Our clients are companies who want to be legally compliant, have strong management systems and achieve a competitive edge through their people. The business offerings focus on six core areas: Employment Law Compliance, Positive Employee Relations, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Conflict and Dispute Management, and Leadership Coaching. We also develop and deliver Training Programs in these areas. Jan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, FCIPD, has qualifications in Human Resources, Training and Coaching, a post graduate qualification in management and host of alternative learning modalities. She has an extensive business and HR background in Ireland and the United States including 10 years as HR Director with Stryker Orthopaedics, Cork. Jan’s background includes working with leaders and teams in large, small and medium enterprises. She is known for her expertise in all aspects of HR and her business acumen as well as being customer focused and committed to excellence & continuous improvement.

Unit 301, Harbour Point Business Park, Little Island, Cork

Email: ajan@janharteassc.ie

www.hrwithharte.com



Joe Cotter - Household Linen

Joe Cotter and his wife Norma are the owners of “Household Linens” at 118 Oliver Plunkett St. in the heart of Cork City. Established in 1977, Household Linens are the only specialist retailer of bedlinen in Cork and carry an extensive range of duvets, pillows, sheets and much more. In 2014 they were designated by “The Fine Bedding Co.” as “Sleep Experts” and are the only bedlinen shop in Ireland to have been awarded that accolade, indicating an exhaustive knowledge of all that’s required to give you "All you need for a good night’s sleep”.

Visit them on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram

Email: a.burkemccarthy@motivaction.ie

Call: 0214277360

www.householdlinens.ie



Rob Stephens - Stephens Display Solutions/EventOne

Robert Stephens, MD of Stephens Display Solutions / EventOne. My business is involved in delivering a top class, quality Nationwide service, no matter how big or small. We are experts in signage and display solutions. We specialise in building events from, Expos to Corporate and Themed Events.

“From Concept to Creation in Any Location, we are the Team to Build your Dream”

Email: info@stephensdisplay.ie

Call: 0214355897

www.stephensdisplay.ie

www.eventone.ie



Lukasz Madrzak - RedStudio

REDSTUDIO offers bespoke IT services for businesses in Ireland. We have worked with a broad range of well-established small companies as well as start-ups. We are passionate about creating products that make your customers happy. We have a very specific development process that has been proven to deliver quality consistently. If you’re looking for a professionally developed website, app or integrated software system give me a call and let’s discuss your requirements.

Email: info@stephensdisplay.ie

Call: 0863060068

www.redstudio.ie



Colm O´Connor - Rinka

Colm O´Connor set up RINKA Douglas in September 2017. RINKA classes provide a fun environment where children know they matter, they are capable, and they can have fun by burning off energy with a guaranteed warm welcome and a genuine smile at every class. RINKA Douglas does not only provide weekly classes but can also assist creches with providing exercise activities as well as local primary schools in achieving their active flag. RINKA classes are all-inclusive and age appropriate and focus on making fitness fun for all. We strive to offer alternatives to mainstream sports, ensuring we are helping all kids reach their physical activity requirements and not just those who love sport already. RINKA is all about creating healthy bodies, healthy minds and happy hearts and is suitable for aged 3+.

Email: RinkaDouglas@gmail.com

Call: 0872208420

www.rinka.ie



Grainne Carmody - Carmody Consulting

Carmody Consultancy - Customer Insights and Marketing Carmody Consultancy is focused on supporting businesses, from start-ups to SME’s, to devise and implement clear strategies to grow their business. Specialising in the provision of Customer Insights, Lead Generation, Brand Awareness, Market Research, and Digital Analysis. Supporting clients across a wide range of industries including Financial, Retail, FMG, Tech and Telecoms, both at a national and international level. Grainne is also a mentor with the Local Enterprise Office.

Email: grainne@carmodyconsultancy.com

Call: 0868974455

www.rinka.ie







How to Join

Only one member is allowed to represent each business category. This creates a non-competitive setting which is more conducive to an effective referral system.



Membership Process

Guests are invited by members on an individual basis to attend a meeting. As a guest, you have the opportunity to speak to the group and to distribute your business cards. A guest may attend two B2B Networking Meetings before he/she can apply to be admitted as a full member.

If a guest wishes to become a full member of the group he/she needs to complete an application form which is reviewed by the group and providing there is no conflict of business interest with existing members, the person will be admitted as a full member.

If you are interested in joining B2B Networking please click on 'Contact Us' in the menu bar to send us a brief message. A member of the Steering Committee will contact you to discuss the membership application process with you.