first_imgLinkedin Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Team Up For TheoNext articleWired FM winning on the double at National Community Radio Awards Staff Reporter BusinessNews#ShopLimerick – Small business group launches shop local campaignBy Staff Reporter – November 30, 2020 102 ISME chief executive Neil McDonnellLIMERICK retailers are being asked to join the ‘Shop Local – Not Just for Christmas’ campaign launched by small business group ISME which highlights the importance of supporting Irish businesses throughout the year.ISME hopes that their members in Limerick offering business to business services, consumer products and services across the retail, hospitality and personal grooming sectors will join this initiative and avail of the opportunity to promote their business free of charge.Every €10 spent on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit for related businesses, which highlights the importance of shopping local to maintain employment in local communities.As businesses face into the Christmas shopping period, ISME is encouraging consumers to not only shop locally this festive season, but to make a conscious effort to continue to support local businesses throughout the coming year.Small businesses are facing significant pressure with closures and other restrictions associated with Covid-19 and this is further amplified by rising insurance costs and Brexit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ISME chief executive Neil McDonnell said the purpose of the campaign was to encourage consumers to continue to support Irish SMEs beyond the Christmas period and throughout 2021.“The difficulties faced by Irish businesses since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic are very serious, and SMEs have had to make significant investments in enabling online offerings, purchasing equipment, and implementing procedures to adhere to Government guidelines, including screens, PPE and outdoor dining facilities,” he explained.“ISME is encouraging Irish consumers to think of the bigger picture when supporting Irish businesses. As well as employing local people, SMEs also carry a high percentage of locally produced goods and revenue and employment is generated in other local services and suppliers and other small firms.“Since March, Irish consumers have largely moved away from international online shopping, as 53 per cent estimate that they have done most of their online shopping with Irish SMEs. Buying Irish-made goods and services helps to ensure their quality, traceability, and value-for-money. Over the coming months, we are calling on Irish consumers to continue this trend and make that effort to shop locally, both online and in person,” Mr McDonnell concluded.Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Print Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgThey are often perceived as boring, faceless bureaucrats in suits, but theUK’s accountants are desperate to shed their grey image – and become more likeRichard Branson or David Beckham. A survey has found that most practitioners want to become pioneers ofentrepreneurship, aspiring to be more like Branson (45 per cent), Beckham (17per cent) or chancellor Gordon Brown (7 per cent). The ‘boring’ tag is further shunned by accountants’ desire not to brush-upon the latest financial skills, but to learn more languages (29 per cent) ortravel the world (25 per cent). The survey, carried out by Robert Half International and Accountancy Agemagazine, revealed that almost half of all accountants want to improve theirpeople management skills to enhance their careers. However, a quarter of the 1,900 respondents admitted there is a glassceiling for women working in the profession, which has an impact at every levelthroughout the financial sector. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article UK accountant want to ditch their ‘boring’ tagOn 28 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgInzaghi was delighted his side rescued this one after going behind with that early penalty against Lazio.Torino took the lead as early as the fifth minute after Andrea Belotti scored from the penalty spot.In the 48th minute Ciro Immobile drew Lazio level before Marco Parolo scored the winner on 72 minutes.The defeat leaves Torino in 14th position on 31 points and are five points away from the relegation zone.It is not likely Aina will be with the Serie A club next season as both Everton and West Ham United are set to be on alert, with Torino now willing to cash in on full-back.The former Chelsea star has established himself at the Italian Serie A club after Torino splashed out €10m to sign him permanently from the Blues following a successful loan.According to insidefutbolOla Aina has been linked with a move away from Torino, with Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and David Moyes’ West Ham reported to be interested in the versatile defender who can fit into anywhere in the back four. His penchant for joining attack appears an added edge for the Nigeria player.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lazio’s dreams of a first title in 20 years remain alive as they come from behind to win 2-1 away at Torino yesterday evening.Nigerian defender, Ola Aina was on for Torino for 70 minutes before he was replaced by Simone Edera.The win steadied Simone Inzaghi’s wards second in the Italian Serie A log on 68 points from 29 matches just a point adrift of leaders Juventus who were also away at Genoa last night.last_img read more