The Weekly Roundup April 4 - 8

News from the Network

This week on the Roundup: business growth, globalization, milestones, blockchain talks, awards and conferences, sustainable initiatives, digital skills, and more!

We highly recommend checking out the IPBN JOB BOARD with new and exciting opportunities posted daily from within our network. The most recent job posting is here: 

IPBN member Global Shares is hiring for a wide variety of open roles, all around the world.

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IPBN member John Donnelly says that Satipharm is delighted to announce that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has validated Satipharm CBD for sale in the UK.

IPBN member Salmon Software Ltd announced a Melior Equity Partners Investment in Salmon Software. "We are excited to announce that leading Irish private equity firm, Melior Equity Partners, has agreed to invest in Salmon Software. Salmon Software’s decision to partner with Melior was driven by the firm’s strategic experience in growing similar Irish technology businesses, its unique global network, and notable investor base."

IPBN member Craftable Software is happy that globalization allows them to expand their pool of candidates. "Do you think this helps the hiring process more than it holds back? In my experience, software engineering requires delivering great results with a well-prepared team, craving to solve complex problems. Without preparation, the execution is harder."

IPBN member Otonomee created a step-by-step guide on how to scale your Customer Support operation. Check it out here!

IPBN member Elisabete Serrano says that Currencies 4You is celebrating 13 years in business! She would like to thank all their valued staff and customers for their support over the last 13 years. "We look forward to helping new and existing customers achieve more for their money in future."

IPBN member Future Street Ltd says the landscape of cities is changing, so we must find a way to coexist with nature. Thanks for sharing Irish Green Building Council!

IPBN member Bernadette Miriam Clancy wonders how we can have more successful conversations. Failing to pinpoint your goal and not having a plan beforehand scupper how our conversation will evolve and the success or failure of it. 

IPBN member Pink Room hosted the 1st Coimbra Blockchain meetup last week and it was amazing to finally get together after so much time. Pink Room really appreciated welcoming everyone at their new office space to hang out and to spread knowledge around Blockchain.

IPBN member Carole Smith is delighted to announce a new product, created specifically for travel agents. Over my many years working with travel agents, one of the challenges constantly raised is sourcing high-quality images to share on social sites. In the new Social Media Image Bundle, are 150 images that are already sized for Facebook, Instagram, and Instagram Stories.

IPBN member Lisbon Heritage Hotels announced that Hotel Britania was awarded the Silver Award Winner by the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards in the Best City Historic Hotel category. The attribution of these awards is based on the nominations made through the votes of guests and followers of Historic Hotels of Europe. This international award is yet another acknowledgment of the hotels' dedication to offering quality and excellent service and represents the units that offer the most authentic hospitality in Europe.

IPBN member KRA Renewables posted that last week, their team, Finnbar Howell, Krystyna Rawicz, James Nascimento, and Ciarán Rogan attended the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)'s 2022 Energy Show.

IPBN member Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts is organizing a fundraising dinner on 12th April, at Martinhal Cascais – “Ukraine: Portuguese heroes and the reality at the border." The event aims at raising donations for We Help Ukraine – a global help platform created to accelerate the match between those who need help and the ones providing help to the Ukraine conflict.

IPBN member Rebecca Nixon gave us a glimpse into some of the services their specialist team provides when you list with Vendici Properties; including Photography, 3D Tours, and Social Media Marketing.

IPBN member Yunit Consulting remembered that five years ago they opened a new office in Porto to be closer to the companies! Since then, they have been stronger, more united, and prepared for new challenges.

IPBN member KRA Portugal was born from a deep belief in sustainability and the drive to make a difference in the fight against climate change. With a background in project management, renewable energy, and sustainability, KRA Portugal is part of the wider KRA Group of companies, including KRA Visionary Project Partners and KRA Renewables.

IPBN member Core Optimisation is delighted to have been working with Kilkenny Group for the last number of months as they support a truly great Irish brand in its continued growth domestically and internationally.

And Core Optimisation has shared this week an interesting article on the value of investing in digital skills, especially for SMEs.

IPBN member Dr Shane Farrelly from SomarMed shared with us an extensive Roadmap for living with Covid. The purpose of this report is to offer Americans access to a roadmap for advancing to the next normal.

IPBN member Philippe Brodeur is getting ahead of the redefinition of the workplace at Overcast, futureproofing your workplace with cloud-first tools for you and your teams.

And don’t miss our next Master Class with Philippe in June. Save the date. June 14 at 1000 via Zoom. See all the details here.

IPBN member Carlos Justino posted about the METAVERSE. "Many talk about the topic, others have even begun to give something to talk about there. The pandemic accelerated digitization in companies, this allowed the Metaverse and technologies that revolve around this 'new world' to grow faster than expected. What many do not know is that with the arrival of the Metaverse, several responsibilities also arrive." Are you considering topics such as: Already integrated into your digital transformation plan? Are data collection and Data-Analytics programs set up?

IPBN member Nuno Pinto from Vitae Professionals posted that in May another edition of our reference course in non-invasive ventilation in Porto will take place. Get access to the most relevant theoretical & practical course in 12 hours of training certified by DGERT and credited by the Order of Nurses.

IPBN partner aicep Portugal Global posted a follow-up to the IPBN's Blue Ocean conference last September, they confirm the 2022 UN Ocean Conference will be held from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon.

IPBN member Sharon Dehmel says that whatever is getting in your way of being the leader your organisation sees in you, she can help. "Together we focus on your authentic strengths. Creating your unique toolkit of mindset, actions and strategies that will accelerate you into the leadership role you have been chosen for."

IPBN partner Susana Cardoso from Visit Portugal Ireland says that there are 64 weekly flights from Ireland to Faro during most of the Summer Season, provided by Aer Lingus and Ryanair. All 5 airports with direct service to the Algarve. Make the most out of it!

IPBN member HPA Health Group posted about World Physical Activity Day, which aims to promote its practice, as well as disseminate its benefits. The regular practice of Physical Activity has numerous health advantages among them.

IPBN member Michael Naylor is thrilled to announce Voyager Ventures $100M Fund I, investing in early-stage climate technology companies decarbonizing the global economy and repairing the climate.