The Weekly Roundup March 14 - 18

A Recap of Member News

This week on the Roundup: major moves, big breaks, massive undertakings, invigorating returns, newsworthy notices, and more!

Don't forget to keep yourself up to date with job opportunities from within our network by checking our IPBN Job Board, updated as opportunities arise!

IPBN member Global Shares has big news! JPMorgan has agreed to buy Share-Plan Software Company Global Shares.

IPBN member Konceptness says that on April 2, the new BIM Training - Revit 1 will begin. The event is being promoted by Konceptness and in partnership with STRATBIM. In this training, they are also counting on the support, presence, and experience, in the BIM context, of several partners.

IPBN member Global Shares is delighted to be announced finalists in the All Ireland Marketing Awards 2022, in the International Marketing category. These awards recognize businesses that have "achieved exceptional success in exporting, demonstrated clear strategic thinking and implemented robust localization strategies, resulting in business success."

IPBN member Susanna Tocca has been waiting for BTL to start since 2020! You are invited to come visit them in Hall2, Wine tourism Area EN28. Susanna can’t wait to share with you all the amazing itineraries and wine estates Portugal has to offer.

IPBN member John Paul Prior from Musicmaker Dublin had a busy but productive week at home in Dublin with Musicmaker Dublin. New shutters, new church pew in adoration of the Gibson Brands, Inc. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation guitar wall, confirmed a partnership with Porto based, Irish power-solutions brand @my-volts for a new product launch, all topped off nicely by a viral socials post of their new ‘Live Guitar Playing Ken’ Doll. The last of the old 80’s ‘eye sore’ heaters also bit the dust.

Also, please note that Musicmaker Dublin is Hiring! They're looking for a dynamic Inventory Control Manager to join the team on Exchequer Street in Dublin City Centre.

IPBN member John Paul Prior from Farmony is absolutely delighted to have won at the Local Enterprise Office Fingal Awards with Farmony this week. Congratulations are in order!

IPBN partner University of Algarve (UAlg) posted an amazing initiative by their partner: Portuguese universities and polytechnics are available to welcome students who will be able to enter their study cycles and complete their degrees in Portugal, as well as teachers and researchers so they can continue their work here.

IPBN partner Ruben Eiras, who was one of the keynote speakers at our Blue Economy Conference last September says that Portugal is going to launch a 5GW floating offshore wind auction! The Blue Economy is one the main sources for EU sustainable energy security and strategic autonomy. Portugal can be a heavy contributor to this goal, especially for the competitive production of green hydrogen.

IPBN member Vitae Professionals posted that the relationship of our consultants with the candidates is very close. Find out here why they are not exaggerating!

IPBN member Goran Engberg says that teams can be rife with turbulence, uncertainty, and many more challenges. Read his blog about Teams here and check out his March newsletter here.

IPBN member Quinta dos Vales says that the Municipality of Silves is continuing with the jazz rubric in the Cellars, on March 25 and 26, at 9:00 pm and 5:00 pm, respectively, at Quinta dos Vales in Estômbar, with the performance of the duo AMAR GUITARRA.

IPBN member Derek F. Butler from Grid Finance is absolutely delighted to announce that Daniel Rossen has joined GRID as Finance and Operations Director. He said, "I have been my own finance director for the last 9 years so this is beyond refreshing to pass on the baton so that I can focus on the big initiatives for this next phase of GRID. Daniel joins from Emerald Investments having previously working in EY."

IPBN member Yunit Consulting posted about SME heroes with record number of applications. On the Website of the SME Heroes Awards, there are already dozens of stories of companies that believe that their company deserves national recognition. Help them get further and vote for your Heroes.

And from Yunit Consulting. Learn more about PRR: Support in Energy Efficiency of Service Buildings. Deadline: May 31, 2022. The PRR – Recovery and Resilience Plan opened notice for Support in the Energy Efficiency of Service Buildings, with a maximum allocation of 200,000 euros per beneficiary, and the maximum contribution rate is 70% of eligible expenses (non-reimbursable incentive).

IPBN member Aspira says that a skilled project manager can take a project from facing disaster to glowing references from the stakeholders following an unquestionable success. What if that skilled project manager was not a human?