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BOXWORKS CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY AND ANNOUNCES BANK OF IRELAND AS PARTNERS OF SPONSORED STARTUP DESKS 

 

20451948_701477106726812_6117587337203153012_o (1)Boxworks, Waterford City Centre’s newest co-working space is marking its first birthday by announcing that Bank of Ireland will be coming on board as a new partner. The space provides entrepreneurs, freelancers, start-ups, sole traders and SME’s a state-of-the-art work environment. The space is currently occupied by 18 companies with nearly 100 staff working in the building.

boxworks iAs part of the partnership Bank of Ireland will provide speakers, sponsored desk space, events, access to desk space in the Workbench spaces in Galway, Limerick, Cork, Dublin and to the Bank’s recently opened Startlab in New York City plus the support of an expert Community Manager to help the thriving startup community in Waterford grow even bigger.

About the Desks

21366812_1496477927099369_1228765962804604682_oBank of Ireland is offering scholarship desks in the much sought-after coworking spaces the Republic of Work, in Cork and Boxworks in Waterford. The scholarship desks will house startups, researchers, and NGOs as well as people from multinationals looking to set up operations in the region. The aim of the scholarships is simple – to give those in need a desk in a vibrant coworking space while they tackle a specific business goal.

The BOI Boxworks Scholars

 

21369011_1496478260432669_3352168359318131553_oThere was overwhelming demand for the Waterford desks, a promising sign for the amount of people starting up their own businesses in the Deise. Beating off stiff completion to win the first round of scholarships are:

Scholarship Desks in Boxworks will become available again in Spring ’18 – the application form can be found here.

ANOTHER EXCITING COMPANY JOIN THE BOXWORKS  TEAM

DIARMUID REIL | ARCHITECT

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MRIAI, RIBA, PROF. DIP. (ARCH), DIP. ARCH., DIP. ARCH. TECH., DIP. I.D. ARCHITECT ACCREDITED IN CONSERVATION AT GRADE III

waterford-living-space-diarmuid-reil-architect-b3Diarmuid Reil is an Architect who has worked on a wide range of projects in the residential, commercial, public, conservation, healthcare and pharmaceutical fields over the past 20 years. He is an advocate for the general practice of architecture and believes that variety in practice allows the Architect to approach all new projects with a fresh outlook and non-prescriptive approach.

Waterford-living-space-diarmuid-reil-architect-6Diarmuid strongly believes that good design, architecture, urban design makes a huge difference to all our lives and shouldn’t cost the earth, but pays for itself. Diarmuid treats every brief individually and strives to provide bespoke design solutions for every project. His design approach is based on developing a detailed brief with the client and, through this process, coming to a full understanding of the client’s requirements and aspirations. Diarmuid’s work is based on a contextual approach to architecture and urban design, where all projects are informed by the urban, social, economic and environmental context of the project. This understanding of the projects’ greater context allows for the delivery of a project which is a creative response to this context and the client’s brief requirements, striving at all times to exceed the client’s expectations.

His approach has resulted in the successful completion of many projects, which have been featured in architectural journals and received design awards. Sustainability is a first principle in this design process and not an add-on service. Clarity of the design process is closely married with a clear project management and cost control process, which allows for the delivery of projects within the agreed time and budget constraints and allows for an ongoing dialogue and partnership between all the project stakeholders; clients, design team and construction team.

Diarmuid Reil Architects

 

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NATALIE COOKE JOINS  MEDIA HELM IN BOXWORKS
Natalie Garland-Cooke CRM, Biz Health Checks, Biz Dev & Process, Sales, Marketing, Projects, LEAN – Consultant/Mentor, Trainer – Freelance Ireland Management Consulting

Creating and Improving Business Processes

RBC2662-port-interestingNatalie spoke about how she “as a Business Development & Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Consultant, I am passionate about growing and improving companies.  A well executed business strategy, sales design program, CRM & marketing processes along with full integration of support administration and accounting practices is what I help you to achieve in order to seamlessly take your business forward and propel it.”

RBC2702-29aLowRes-300x150So! If you are suffering from ‘Business Block’, Natalie tells us that she can assist and inspire by working along with you to create, refine and improve your business and workflow processes.

When speaking to Natalie she said “I work with you to increase returns by using dynamic, LEAN and sustainable forward planning solutions.  Controlling your business and it NOT controlling you is key. Together we can raise your business and equity to where you have always wanted it to be, with you at the helm.”

 

 

BOXWORKS SHORTLISTED AS ONE OF FIVE BEST BUILDING & DESIGN PROJECTS IN IRELAND FOR 2017

unnamedIrish Building & Design Awards 2017, the industry’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in the building and design sectors. Acknowledging the best in all areas of construction and design, awards will be going to the finest and most innovative projects, firms & practices over the past 12 to 24 months. The awards were announced at a blacktie gala night held on 7th April in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin (formerly Jury’s).

17795822_1337695149644315_109333818668743855_nBoxworks sortlisted for the best of 5 in Ireland in the category : Retrofitting/Renovation Project of the Year
• Todd Architects – Tower and Peter Froggatt Centre
• Reddy Architecture + Urbanism – Whitaker Court
• Box Works – 40 Patrick Street
• DHB Architects – Ribbon Stairs
• Stewart Construction – 47-49 St. Stephen’s Green

17799483_1337695146310982_6050443575737131187_nWhile Boxworks lost out on the night to Todd Architects, for the 30 million Tower & Peter Froggatt Centre Project, they remain one of five shortlisted as the best in Ireland for  2017 for their Building & Design of the Boxworks Co.Work.Space Project. What an honor to be part of this awards event.
“Ireland’s leading engineering and architectural practices, along with the country’s top contractors and manufacturers attended the biggest annual awards ceremony in the built environment to find out who won the prestigious awards, enjoy the social and networking opportunities on offer and do some catching up with industry friends and colleagues.CPwI9_MWcAAslSr

As usual, the major industry associations and organisations rowed in behind the IBDA’s and were strongly involved in the judging process. Deputy Micheál Martin, Leader of the Fianna 171016PL116-2-e1478100175230Fáil party opened the awards ceremony and the MC for the evening was Ireland’s favourite broadcaster, Marty Whelan. The event was sponsored by some of the most recognisable and leading brands and companies in the Building and Design sectors.  Well  done to everyone – to the shortlist and this year’s winners. We will see you again next year!”

 

 

 

Boxworks shortlisted for Irish Building & Design Awards 2017 of the Year

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Getting closer to the event and we are all sooooooooo excited to be heading off to the capital on the 7th of April to attend the IBDA 2017… and why, you ask? Because Boxworks has been shortlisted for Irish Building & Design Awards of the Year, 2017. The category,  Retrofitting/ Renovation Best Project in Ireland, and congrats to Waterford Architects www.dhbarchitects.ie  who have been shortlisted  under the same category. Not surprised, their Ribbon Stairs is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  Check out their link http://www.dhbarchitects.ie/News/30/Pembrokestown-Coach-House

Champers I think,  WIN OR LOSE!!  Yeah! Hey!! UP THE DEISE aaaggghhhhhHHHHH!!

champagne-glasses-1899942_960_720Shortlist  includes:
• Todd Architects – Tower and Peter Froggatt Centre
• Reddy Architects – Whitaker Court
• Box Works – 40 Patrick Street
• DHB Architects – Ribbon Stairs
• Stewart Construction – 47-49 St. Stephen’s Green 

Media Helm Amongst the Shortlisted for ‘Digital Media Category’ in 2017 Irish Restaurant Awards

 

17388922_1317850688295428_4999708608502115397_oJim (Flash) Gordon is heading off today, the 21st of March, in a karaoke playing mini-bus, with various other restaurant owners, all from #Waterford to the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017 in #Limerick tonight. Flash will be weighed down with all the categories that he has been shortlisted for including best gastro; best bar; best chef; best restaurant manager; best kids menu and if that isn’t enough….. best ‘Digital Media Category’ for www.revolutionwaterford.com & for www.oskars.ie, created by our very own in-house Web Designers Media Helm here at Boxworks.

SO PEOPLE!!! A BIGTHANK YOU to all you out there that used your vote and are responsible for putting Flash on that mini-bus today and as they head off to Limerick for the night of their lives, we will keep you posted as the day progresses with images of the journey from beginning to end…starting with Flash in Revolution this morning before heading off to put on the black tie suit! NOT LOOKING A BIT WORRIED THERE FLASH!!

For more information see www.irishrestaurantawards.com

BOXWORKS SALUTES

Derek Rowe & Keith Barry!
16864312_618383088369548_9106592660849847243_nHow fantastic is this story about Derek’s courage and self belief and how fantastic to see Waterford’s ‘real celeb’ (lets face it guys, he really is) supporting Solas Cancer Support Centre ..couldn’t get any better than this, could you!

A huge thank you to #WaterfordNewsandStar who arrived, and remained, working throughout the entire event. #Localsupportinglocal #lovewaterford

All of us here #Boxworks were delighted to support this amazing night ….and I can tell you the amount of work Derek Rowe & his friend Robin Whelan of Media Helm did to pull this off was staggering! Must pin this story on our Boxworks story wall!

 

WATERFORD BUSINESS AWARDS 2017

 

http://www.waterfordchamber.ie/index.php/waterford-business-awards

Boxworks have just been shortlisted for the Emerging New Business for Waterford Chamber of Commerce  Business Awards 2017  and we are in the amazing company of
Blackwater Distillery,  Bluefin Payment Systems  sponsored by Waterford City Enterprise Centre… Can you imagine …..HOW COOL IS THAT!!!

 

NEWS UPDATE FROM MEDIAHELM HEADQUARTERS @ BOXWORKS

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Robbie Whelan (Director Mediahelm)Robbie Whelan (Director Mediahelm) would like to fill you in on some news updates….did you know that if your business requires a grant for website design (up to €2,500) in order to update an existing website or a grant for website design for a complete new website, then there are a number of options available. There are a number of grants and vouchers available through local authorities that may help alleviate the associated costs of website design.

There are three website design grants available from the following government agencies – Local Enterprise Office | Online Trading Voucher | Social Welfare Grants

LETS COLLABORATE ON YOUR NEXT PROJECT…..we would love to hear from you http://mediahelm.ie/

TUCR COME ON BOARD AT BOXWORKS

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L/R Bartosz Rojowski & Justin kearns (Founders)

www.tucr.io is a new and exciting online system that enables Shoppers, Retailers & Service Providers to conveniently manage Deposit Payments ONLINE and IN-STORE!

Key Features:
– Easy Sign Up.
– Deposit Payment Records available 24/7.
– Conveniently Pay Off a bit at a time Online.
– Making larger Purchases more Manageable for Shoppers.

 

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15977370_595184777356046_4564615115988816747_nLOOK WHO MOVED INTO Boxworks OVER THE WEEKEND….quietly and with out any fuss what-so-ever…..only Aphex..IBYE Best Established Business award 2016, Waterford and on their way to the ‘Regionals’ for 2017….

We are delighted that they have chosen to join us here at #Boxworks and be part of this journey as we develop this wonderful CoWork space which is located in the heart of Waterford City Centre. Roll on 2017!!

15977186_595184837356040_8420271189130897015_nQuick History
Founded in 2012, Aphex has been trading as an Engineering Consultancy Company. The people behind Aphex have worked in both the Pharmaceutical/Medical Device sectors in Ireland across a range of disciplines – Commissioning/Validation, Process Engineering, Automation, Computer Systems, Supply Chain and Laboratories.

Aphex Team

kevin-walsh Kevin Walsh (Director)
Craig has a Bachelor‘s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years specialising in Commissioning and Qualification. He brings wealth of experience to Aphex with hands-on experience in the Biotechnology, Fill/Finish, medical device, solid dosage and API fields. He has sucessfully led or supported the Commissioning and Qualification aspects of projects for many leading pharmaceutical manufacturers including Glaxo SmithKline, Pfizer, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson. Throughout his career, Craig has also performed roles in many other functions including Project Engineering, Quality Assurance, Development and Metrology and has a proven capability to work across multiple functions and interface effectively with project stakeholders at all organisational levels.
martin-maloneMartin Malone (Director)
A graduate of WIT with a BSc in Computer Aided Manufacturing and MSc in Engineering Design from John Moore’s University in Liverpool. Martin started his career as Mechanical Engineer working at the ‘front line’ of engineering in sheet metal fabrication before moving on to the Medical Device sector working as a process and project engineer on numerous wide ranging projects for Nypro Healthcare and Lake Region Medical to name a few. Martin is now engaged with MSD, Carlow in a capacity as a Process Improvement Engineer, providing innovative and compliant solutions to optimize machine efficiency. When he’s not working, Martin can be found in the stands of Nowlan Park cheering on his beloved county of Kilkenny.
craig-nealeCraig Neale (Senior CQV Engineer)
Craig has a Bachelor‘s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years specialising in Commissioning and Qualification. He brings wealth of experience to Aphex with hands-on experience in the Biotechnology, Fill/Finish, medical device, solid dosage and API fields. He has sucessfully led or supported the Commissioning and Qualification aspects of projects for many leading pharmaceutical manufacturers including Glaxo SmithKline, Pfizer, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson. Throughout his career, Craig has also performed roles in many other functions including Project Engineering, Quality Assurance, Development and Metrology and has a proven capability to work across multiple functions and interface effectively with project stakeholders at all organisational levels.
elaine-mooreElaine Moore (Business Development Executive)
Graduate of UCC and Waterford native, Elaine beings her 8+ years of experience in the Financial Sector to Aphex as our Administration Executive. Beginning her career within the IFSC in Dublin’s Docklands, Elaine has worked her way back to her native county, stopping off in Kilkenny along the way to take up a lead role in State Street Financial. In her spare time Elaine enjoys plenty of R&R and shopping.

Mission Statement
Delivering innovative software and people solutions to the Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Industry. Adopting a cooperative approach to problem solving, providing our clients with talent, backed by our own experienced knowledge base, bestowing our clients with lean, innovative and compliant engineering solutions.

Aphex  Waterford Headquarters …. Lock, Stock, & Barrel

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Contact:

Tel: 051 572170
E: info@aphex.ie
W: www.aphex.ie

OH! TO BE A FLY ON THIS WALL

Some of the UCD GradCert Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise students in today researching; developing; mapping; creating;drinking coffee, (buckets of the stuff) & inspiring us here at Boxworks as we move that step closer to developing our ‘Innovation Hub’…www.ucd.ie

  • ANY CHANCE OF A SNEAK PEEK?

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MEDIA HELM  @ DUNHILL MULTI-EDUCATION CENTRE

Media Helm on the tourism trail with a short video created for the guys in Dunhill Multi-Education Centre to showcase there upcoming Tourism Trails with Smart Media Training Programme

 

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX INSIDE BOXWORKS – July 2016

Darren Heapy @HeaphyDarren and Pamela Keane @pamela_keane
booked in for a day of brainstorming, bouncing ideas around, sticking notes on walls, drinking shots of coffee,
and climbing the Boxworks sign…All in a days work!!

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Innovation Academy UCD Workshop July 2016 

Students in this picture are attending a workshop at Boxworks Co.Work. Space, facilitated by Jim (Flash) Gordon as part of their certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Enterprise. The workshop was designed around a Q&A on the challenges of taking each students business startup idea off the design board and putting them into practice. For more information on this course click into the link below.
http://www.innovators.ie/springboard-adult-learning/

UCD STARTUP WORKSHOP – JULY 2016

TAKE THAT LEAP….Open House – July 2016

Boxworks Co.Work.Space has it first network event where members of the creative industries in Waterford were invited to come meet with like-minded people, have a couple of beers, nibbles, soak up the atmosphere, and to check out this wonderful Co.Work. Space & if they liked what they saw………. TAKE THAT LEAP!

Image: Niamh Holden,  Irish TV interviewing Jim (Flash) Gordon about the concept, design, and thinkers behind Boxworks Co.Work.Space. If you would like to know more about Boxworks click into this link  www.facebook.com/irishtv/videos/1178544918834142/

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