The Network Manager, Stephen McDonnell will support your team’s training development, by offering tailored training to meet the needs of your business, via a database of qualified, professional & experienced trainers. up to 30% funding through Skillnet Ireland can be offered towards your training costs.
AWS InCommunities Fund has been set up to help local community groups, schools, and organisations in Drogheda, to help you to start or expand a community project in your neighbourhood. Learn more about available funding, projects, and the application process. Visit https://www.changex.org/gl/funds/awsincommunities-drogheda-fund
The Business Advice Clinic is open every week for all types of businesses in County Louth. The clinic can be a way of seeking advice on a business issue, or assessing the types of supports that are available for your business. To book your appointment at the clinic, simply click the link below.
Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Louth is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Co. Louth. To assist the small business community we provide a wide range of supports including monthly business training workshops.
LEO Louth offer a wide range of courses to suit everyone from entrepreneurs looking to start their own business to owner/managers and their specific business requirements.
The aim of the Green for Micro programme is to help you examine and identify cost savings and market opportunities within your business. This is achieved by looking at your business from an environmental perspective. Improving environmental performance through greater resource efficiency, can help your business achieve competitive advantage.
Within this there is selection of courses to support the Hospitality Industry to include
City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
Culinary Skills in DIFE
Pastry, Baking & Dessert Skills
Meal Service with Barista
We also offer a programme called Explore which is ran in collaboration with Ray Murphy Regional Skills Forum – this is a Digital Upskilling Course which is 100% funded, participants on this course are given either a tablet/laptop to use for the training and then get to keep it at the end of their training. Training takes 3.5 days. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills to Advance is a SOLAS nationwide initiative, delivered through the ETB’s offering Employers & Employees up/reskilling opportunities. A selection of course are available day time an evening time and courses can be created to suit your business needs.
Regional Skills Fora (https://www.regionalskills.ie/explore/) It is an innovative fully funded flexible initiative, offering an opportunity to boost employee’s digital skills, adaptability, workplace wellness and productivity.
Springboard Plus (https://springboardcourses.ie/) - The Springboard+ Initiative offer free or subsidised places on 332 courses leading to awards at certificate, degree and post-graduate level. Most courses are part-time for a maximum of 12 months and are open to all applicants; Employed, Unemployed, and Returners who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of course commencement.
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) (https://www.dkit.ie/postgraduate/funded-modular-and-postgraduate-opportunities.html) - The Institute is offering a wide range of programmes, including a number of funded courses under the July Stimulus. Fees do not apply for those seeking employment and applicants in receipt of relevant social welfare payments will retain their benefits under the July Stimulus, applicants currently employed and seeking to upskill can qualify for up to 90% of their fees.
LMETB can provide candidates trained from Level 2 to Level 6 and DKIT can provide 3rd Year College Graduates with a wide variety of skills and knowledge who can be matched to the skills needs of a company.
DROGHEDA & DISTRICT CHAMBER
WHO ARE WE?
We are Drogheda & District Chamber, located in Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland. As the leading business organisation in Drogheda, our mission is simple, to promote, engage, support, and ultimately make business better for our members and the wider community. We are a volunteer led organisation and for over 125 years Drogheda & District Chamber has been the beating heart of the business community.
How we collect information about you
When you browse our website www.droghedachamber.ie, we may ask for personal information such as your name, email address. We may also collect information about you when you are on the internet such as the website you came from, IP address, domain types, i.e., .co.uk and.com), your browser type the country where your internet service provider is located, the pages of our site that were viewed during your visit and search terms that you used. This information is only used for our own research and to improve our service to you. We will only collect your personal information when you provide
it to us, when you email us, send an enquiry through our “Contact Us” page and when you subscribe to any of our services. Drogheda & District Chamber use the social media platforms of Facebook, and Twitter to keep our members informed of events and services which we consider may be of interest..
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website, we collect particular information related to your device, such as the IP address, referring website, details of the pages your device visited and the time that your device visited our website.
Drogheda & District Chamber respect your right to privacy, and we will only collect personal information when you provide this to us. When you submit an email enquiry, subscribe to our mailing list or newsletter or register for an event, or complete any of our on line forms we will process your personal information for specific purposes which allow us to provide and deliver our services to you. The categories of personal information that we collect from you include, names, email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers, transactional information (including invoices due and paid).
How We Use Your Personal Information
Drogheda & District Chamber will process your personal information for a variety of legal purposes, including but not limited to the following:
• To provide services to members and potential members
• Networking opportunities
• To respond to any communications, you might send to us
• To send you email alerts and newsletters that you have opted in to receive
• Educational events
• Promoting members
• Start Up Business Assistance
• Process membership transactions (including transaction confirmations and invoices
• Send members industry updates, event/news/notifications, and administrative communications
• Manage members use of our services and to respond to enquiries and comments and provide membership services and support
Use of Non-Personal Information
We gather statistical and analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website www.droghedachamber.ie. This non-personal information encompasses data that cannot be used to identify you.
Our Legal Bases to Process Your Personal Information
We detail below our identified legal bases which allow is to process your personal information:
• Processing is necessary for the performance of a Contract to which the Data Subject is party or to take steps at the request of the Data Subject prior to entering. The Contract
• Legal Obligation
• Legitimate Interest of the Data Controller
• Public Interest
If we process personal information based on your Consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing which took place prior to its withdrawal.
Sharing of Personal Information
There may be occasions when it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our external working Partners and Stakeholders for the purposes of providing our services to you. We detail below some of our external Third Partners; however, this is information is not an exhaustive list.
• Web Hosting Company
• Saas Providers
• Email Platform
• Payroll Provider
There may also be occasions when in accordance with Independent Statutory Legislation we are obligated to share personal information. Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal information in response to valid requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
Is Personal Data Transferred outside the EEA?
We do not knowingly transfer personal information outside the EEA, however our CRM system is Hub Spot and is hosted in Europe.
How we keep your Personal information Safe
Drogheda & District Chamber are committed to the protection and security of your personal information. We use a variety of technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from, “unauthorised use, and access, accidental loss, unlawful destruction, alteration, unlawful disclosure. As effective as security practices are, no physical or electronic system is entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of our data base or can we guarantee that information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet. We have implemented strict internal guidelines to ensure that your privacy is safeguarded at every level of our organisation. We will continue to revise policies and procedures and review our systems and we will implement additional security features as new technologies become available. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. When we receive your personal information, we use appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being compromised in any way. When you contact us to ask about your personal information, we may ask you to identify yourself, this is to help protect your personal information.
How Long Do We Keep Your Personal Information?
We process and retain personal information to meet our legal and regulatory requirements and for as long as necessary to enable Drogheda & District Chamber to provide our services to our members. It is not our practice to retain personal information for longer than is considered necessary.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, do not access, use, or provide any personal information on www.droghedachamber.ie or through any of its features. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, without parental consent, we will delete that information.
Your Personal information Rights
In accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulation and The Data Protection Act 2018 you are afforded the following rights in certain circumstances. However, not all “Rights” are absolute, and exemptions may apply.
Right of Access: You have the right to obtain confirmation from us whether or not we process personal information about you and where that is the case, access to the personal data, including the purposes of the processing and the categories of personal data concerned. The recipients or categories or recipients to whom the personal information have been or will be disclosed.
You may also submit a written request for a copy of personal information you believe we may be processing about you. Upon such a written request, Drogheda & District Chamber will verify the validity of the request for security purposes. Your subject access request will be responded to within thirty days, However, where the request is unreasonable, or onerous such requests will be responded to within a two-month time period.
Right to Rectification: You have the right to the rectification of inaccurate personal information about you without undue delay.
Right to Erasure: You may ask us to delete your personal information, however this is not an absolute right and any such request will be considered in connection with our legal obligations and under the legal framework of the EU GDPR
Right to Restricting and Objecting: You have the right to restrict or object to us using your personal information.
Right to Data Portability: Upon your written request, where possible we can share a digital copy of your personal information with you or another organisation.
How to contact us
Should you have any questions regarding how we process your personal information please send an email to email@example.com
You can also address your correspondence The Data Protection Compliance Officer, Drogheda & District Chamber, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland.
The Data Commissioners Office can be contacted at www.dataprotection.ie
Updated - December 2020