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Fundraising Maxol awash with wishes

The Maxol Group has raised €15,000 for Make-A-Wish Ireland following its “Wash for Wishes” carwash week initiative. The October total represents a 50 per cent increase on last year, and was the third ‘Wash for Wishes’ campaign organised by the fuel brand. The funds raised will help Make-A-Wish reach its 2015 target of granting 175 wishes, itself a 29 per ...

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Jack & Jill Foundation joins Topaz as brand partner

Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has announced children’s charity the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation as its new brand partner. Topaz marketing director Margaret Barron joined CEO and founder of the foundation, Jonathan Irwin, to launch the partnership, along with a Topaz fundraising initiative called ‘Small Change for Big Change’. This three-year brand partnership will see over €400,000 in ...

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Topaz joins Ireland’s top ten after Esso acquisition

Forecourt and convenience retailer Topaz is now among Ireland’s ten largest companies following its acquisition of Esso. The protracted deal, which was approved by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission today, will see Topaz extend its network from 300 service stations to 425, 162 of which will be company owned. The business, which was founded in 2005, will now have ...

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Maxol renews Ulster Mini Rugby sponsorship

Leading forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol has announced the renewal of its sponsorship of Ulster Mini Rugby for the next two seasons. Ulster Mini Rugby is an opportunity for both boys and girls aged 6-12 to gain their first tastes of the sport and begin to learn the basic skills. The first Mini Rugby Festival kicks off on October 10 ...

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Maxol launches ‘Wash for Wishes’ Carwash Week

A ‘Wash for Wishes’ campaign by Maxol will see £1 from every carwash help grant wishes for children facing life-threating conditions. The Maxol Group said it was delighted to announce the return of their ‘Wash for Wishes’ carwash campaign, as part of the company’s charity partnership with Make-A-Wish UK. ‘Wash for Wishes’ week will run from Wednesday September 30 until Wednesday October ...

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Gala Retail invests €300,000 in more choice for shoppers

Delivering choice for consumers will be the central theme at Gala Retail’s annual conference, taking place this evening, Tuesday September 29, at the Malton Hotel in Killarney. Attended by Gala retailers, Gala CEO, Gary Desmond will be joined by former Rugby International and TV pundit, Brent Pope, to announce the group’s new health and wellness strategy which will deliver more ...

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Top Oil sponsor record-breaking Ploughing Championships

Top Oil has said it is “extremely proud” after sponsoring this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois. The event – the largest outdoor event of its type in Europe – returned to Ratheniska for three days in September, along with a record breaking 281,000 visitors, with Top Oil sponsoring the Road Signs aspect of the competition. Top Oil marketing manager ...

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Irish Cancer Society announces its ‘Pink Partners’

Some of Ireland’s leading businesses have joined an Irish Cancer Society campaign to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The companies that have signed up to become ‘Pink Partners’ include Ballyfree Free Range Eggs, Barry’s Tea, Boots Ireland, Centra, the Chanelle Group, Cloud10 Beauty, Dairygold Co-Op, Digiweb, GAA Jewellery, GHD, Kiernan Milling, Prestigious Textiles Ireland / SLX, Tropical Popical, ...

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Belfast’s biggest expo centre opens for business

Belfast’s new Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC), sited opposite Titanic Studios in Titanic Quarter, opened today delivering a huge boost for local business in the process. The 6,000 square metre structure will be used as a potential venue for exhibitions, community and sporting events, as well as large-scale banquets. The first of these gets underway this weekend when The Wedding Journal ...

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Winners revealed at IFCR Awards 2015 gala ball

The 10th annual Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards took place on Friday evening, September 11, when Applegreen MSA, Lusk Northbound took home two of the coveted awards, including the night’s big win, Forecourt of the Year. Earlier in the evening, the Lusk Northbound had also been awarded Forecourt of the Year (category three). It was a memorable night too ...

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Gala new sponsor of IFTA Television Awards

IFTA, the Irish Film & Television Academy, has confirmed that Gala, the Irish retail convenience group with 200 stores countrywide, is the new three-year headline sponsor of the annual ‘IFTA Gala Television Awards’. The IFTA Gala Television Awards ceremony will take place on October 22 at the Double Tree Hotel in Dublin and will celebrate and recognise the very best ...

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Sweets from Germany feature in confectionery showcase

Sweets from Germany will feature in a confectionary showcase event on Wednesday September 16 organised by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The half-day event takes place at the Food & Hospitality Exhibition in the Citywest Conference Centre in Dublin with the aim of establishing and maintaining German-Irish business relationships in the confectionery sector. The event will hear about ...

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