The Weekly Roundup November 22 - 26

A Recap of Member News

This Week on the Roundup: award winners, expansion plans, glowing testimonials, new appointees, workplace challenges, the importance of data, expert opinions, test results, and more!

IPBN member Millimetre sends its thanks to the Fit Out Awards. They were absolutely thrilled to be there and over the moon to win three awards!

IPBN member PwC Portugal is excited to share their plans to launch a 300 person Tech Hub in January.

Here's an opinion we thought interesting to share: António Horta Osório asks "Why did Portugal grow 1% a year in the last 20 years, while Ireland grew 5%? We have a clear problem of growth and ambition," says the banker. Read the article here (in Portuguese).

IPBN member Global Shares is honoured to have been named Company of the Year at the Technology Ireland AwardsAisling Riordan and Mark Griffin represented the company in Dublin but their teams were cheering them on from Clonakilty to Nashville, Lisbon to Leeds, Barcelona to Beijing, and all their other locations around the world!

Also, don't forget to join us on December 2 in Porto for the IPBN's first Porto conference where Stephen Tabb, Global Shares HR Director, will open the conference and be part of a panel to discuss doing business and investing in Porto. See all the details here where you can register.

IPBN member Antonio Valagao from Auto-Rent Algarve shared a testimonial touting the company's "excellent and fast service."

IPBN partner IDA Ireland's VP of Technology and Business Services Karen Healy spoke to Security Magazine about how Cork - Ireland's second city - emerged as a global cyber security hub.

Furthermore, it is great to see Hovione, an important Portuguese life sciences company, announcing a major expansion in Cork, Ireland.

IPBN member Michael Naylor from Jupiter Asset Management raised a critical issue this week. Jupiter Asset Management explains why water is not a limitless resource and why investment is essential to its future.

IPBN member KRA Renewables invited the network to say hello and welcome their new appointments!

IPBN member Quinta do Lago is offering a warm welcome at the gateway to the resort Q Hub, home to several of their guest and resident services, including Clube da Quinta, Quinta do Lago Real Estate, Q Landscape, Q Info, and PURE, and is the dedicated port-of-call for all inquiries, recommendations, and bookings in the resort and beyond.

IPBN member Rebecca Nixon from Vendici Properties reminded us that daily updates keep their website fresh to make the property search easier! What else would help your property search in the Central Algarve? Let them know here!

IPBN member Overcast HQ says that remote working presents challenges for video production. Find out what they are here.

IPBN Executive Partner Pedro Barata from AGREEN drew attention to the fact that this week was the inauguration of the Urban Rehabilitation Week in Porto.

Keynote speaker at our Blue Economy conference, Charlotte O’Kelly posted that, as reported in the Business Post this weekend, it is a busy and exciting time at TechWorks Marine. Marine Data requirements and Operational Oceanography is growing both in Ireland and internationally and it is great to see Marine data coming into global focus at last.

IPBN member Nuno Pinto from Vitae Professionals mentioned that the company has developed some great healthcare courses in English that you can do fully online from the comfort of your home.

IPBN member Shane Moran posted his take on this year's Web Summit. What stood out for him was Jen L. Wong the COO at Reddit, Inc. and her live Q&A.

IPBN member HMR Health Market Research shared the results obtained from a study that covered 7,000 patients treated in neurology with drugs approved for Multiple Sclerosis, allowing to monitor the dynamics within the competitive market in terms of uptake of new patients and switch.

IPBN member FAmazing launched their new weekly rubric "Eu é more... anything." Every week, they bring you a different theme through the eyes of a team member about the individual experience at FAmazing including Digital Marketing trends, clarifying burning questions, and frequently asked questions about design, video or photo editing, and more! 

IPBN Partner Susana Cardoso from Visit Portugal Ireland shared a beautiful video entitled: Some facts about Portugal.

IPBN member Salmon Software Ltd.'s team is looking forward to meeting everyone at the World Aviation Festival in London next week.