Corporate Partner Services

barclay

Richard Varrier

Phone: 0044 7796 706 604
Email: richard.varrier@barclaycard.co.uk
Web: www.home.barclaycard

Payment Solutions

Barclaycard Payment Acceptance are one of Europe’s largest acquirers and processors of card transactions, with over 45 years’ experience and more than 105,000 retailer and business relationships.
Barclaycard Payment Acceptance enables credit, debit and charge card acceptance in companies ranging from small shops to multinational businesses; online, telephone and mail order payments are supported on a local and international basis throughout Europe.
Barclaycard Payment Acceptance also offers secure online solutions via Barclaycard SmartPay.
Barclaycard SmartPay makes the complex simple by delivering next generation secure and flexible processing across multinational and domestic markets. It also gives you complete control over your payment page, with custom design multilingual pages allowing you to accept local payment methods, all securely hosted.

 

cpl

Pearce Doorley

Phone: 01 614 6064
Email: pearce.doorley@cpl.ie
Web: www.cpl.ie

RECRUITMENT | STAFFING

Cpl Retail is Ireland’s leading retail recruitment company which provides permanent, temporary and contract staffing solutions to the leading Irish and international retail organisations. We provide recruitment services for all levels of retail opportunities from customer service, senior management to buyer and head office roles. Our consultants all have previous industry experience in retail or customer services. Based on a thorough understanding of our client’s business strategy and corporate culture we add value for our clients, providing accurately screened candidates for each position.
We train our consultants to a very high level of sourcing techniques which include our database that receives 30,000 CVs a week, networking, referrals and targeted job advertising and online technical sourcing methods. We as a team, have a real passion for what we do, this will come across in the service you will receive from us. Our mission statement is ‘Placing People First.’ We strive for excellence within our roles to provide the best possible consultancy service to both our candidates and our clients.

 

dpd

Tim Dare

Phone: 0906 420500
Email: tim.dare@dpd.ie
Web: www.dpd.ie

PARCEL DELIVERY SERVICE

 

energia

Michael Nugent

Phone: 086 387 9285
Email: michael.nugent@energia.ie
Web: www.energia.ie

ENERGY (ELECTRICITY & GAS) SUPPLIER

Energia offer a whole host of benefits to REI members including:

Excellent pricing and value for members guaranteed. Commercial customers can call 1850 719 376 to avail of our commercial offers.

A choice of energy – conventional supply and green renewable energy, Energia produces and supplies both.

Energia provide online tools to make running your business energy account really easy. Online account management, mobile apps and access to key information to help you keep track of your energy usage.

Free energy efficiency advice and guidance to help customers become more efficient with energy usage.

Energia provide a unique loyalty programme for all customers that not only gives access to great discounts but also gives customers the opportunity to promote their own business offers free.

An excellent customer service team to cater for everything you may need running your account.

Energy training options for your business.

Energia entry into the domestic market has resulted in REI members availing of special signup discounts for owners and staff members. Call 1850 300 700 to avail of the offer.

 

me2you

John Wall

Phone: 01 554 2000 | 087 666 6795
Email:  john.wall@me2you.ie
Web: www.me2you.ie

GIFT VOUCHERS AND GIFT CARD SOLUTIONS

Welcome to Ireland’s gift of choice – FromMe2You

FromMe2You is Ireland’s new multi-store gift card that is welcomed by over 3,000 of Ireland’s favourite stores. It is backed by the Irish retail industry and will ensure that you receive a warm welcome when using your card in-store or online, making FromMe2You the perfect gift for any occasion.
FromMe2You gift card is the ideal gift for any occasion.

 

gfk

Colm Mallon

Phone: 01 562 0767 | 087 989 0304
Email: colm.mallon@gfk.com
Web: www.gfk.com

MARKET RESEARCH

We’re one of the world’s leading research companies. Every day, our 12,000+ experts discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop in over 100 countries. We use the latest technologies and
smartest methodologies to help our clients deeply understand the most important people in the world: their customers.
In Ireland, we currently track and report on the consumer electronics, photo, home appliances, IT, telecoms and optics markets. We offer partner retailers information on market size, brand performance, average pricing and top selling models. Our reports can assist with your business planning, product ranging, pricing and manufacturer negotiations. Our data is collected electronically and individual retailers performance is never disclosed.  These reports are based on a mutually benefiting exchange between us and the retailer.
We look forward to hearing from you for a no obligation discussion on how we can help you and your business.

 

grantt

Damian Gleeson

Phone: +353 (0) 61 607 993
Email: damian.gleeson@ie.gt.com
Web: www.grantthornton.ie   

AUDIT, TAX & ADVISORY SERVICES

Grant Thornton are leading Irish retail industry advisors and exclusive financial and accounting partners of Retail Excellence. Grant Thornton is the fastest growing professional services frim in Ireland comprising over 800 people operating from offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Limerick and Longford.

The firm’s Retail team has the expertise and knowledge to provide specific solutions to their retail clients. By identifying the key drivers of value creation crucial to the success of any retail business Grant Thornton can work with clients to maximise their business potential. Services include annual audits, regular business reviews, quarterly management accounts, bank financing applications, independent business reviews, franchise/supplier agreement negotiations, benchmarking and projections.

 

gsls

Siobhan Plunkett | Denise McCarthy

Phone: 086 250 7048 | 087 146 5085
Email: splunkett@gsls.ie
Web: www.gsls.ie

CASH LOGISTIC SERVICES

Cash is King – Statistics shows that year on year there is more cash in circulation in Ireland.
We at GSLS have tailored a Cash Logistic solution for Retailers.
We can provide solutions for retailers at competitive rates:
  • Advice on Cash Management Systems
  • Secure collection of valuables
  • Counting, reporting and Banking
  • Supply of notes and coins
  • Supply of ATM fit notes
  • Customised reporting at Store / Group level
  • Provide value to your Bank account
By utilising the full suite of services available, the retailer will see a reduction in administrative costs, insurance premiums, and bank charges.

 

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Ciaran Flanagan

Phone: 01 250 0050
Email: info@idea.ie
Web: www.idea.ie

 

Alan Finnernan

Phone: +353 1 2365400
Email: afinneran@iedr.ie
Web: www.iedr.ie 

Domain Name Registration

The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) manages all dot ie domain names on behalf of the Irish Internet community. Dot ie is Ireland’s Internet address – It is the only domain name reserved for anyone with a connection to Ireland and helps to connect Irish businesses to local and global markets online. The identity of all dot ie web address owners is verified at the point of registration, to make sure we all know who is behind a dot ie website. A dot ie web address tells the global community you are Irish and tells the Irish community that you are local.

 

IEDR are also behind a number of initiatives designed to support, educate and inform Irish SMEs about the benefits of having an online presence. These include the OPTIMISE Fund which works with SMEs to improve their e-commerce offering and online presence, the dot ie Digital Health Index which researches the online behaviour of Irish SMEs and Ireland’s Internet Day. For more information on everything we do and to join the over a hundred businesses that register a dot ie domain name every day visit www.iedr.ie.

 

BRANDING, STORE DESIGN, E-COMMERCE

 

johnston

Andrew Johnston | Shane Brennan

Phone: 087 243 5830 | 086 244 0714 | 01 419 0419
Email: ajohnston@johnston-shopfitters.com | sbrennan@johnston-shopfitters.com
Web: www.johnston-shopfitters.com

STORE DESIGN | DISPLAY SOLUTIONS

Serving the Irish retail sector for over 60 years, Johnston Shopfitters have established a reputation for being the market leader in full turnkey retail installations. Through a unique mix of traditional skills and cutting edge technology we have developed over time a distinctive range of products and services, to offer our clients the very latest in unique shopfitting packages.
With a heavy focus on creative design from our dedicated CAD/CAM design team, we can bring your retail space to life and maximise the functionality and aesthetics of your store to ensure your customers have the best shopping experience possible.
We have our own in-house manufacturing facility, using the very latest technology, which can produce stunning timber, metal and/or glass bespoke units to best merchandise your product offering.
Our experienced installation teams and dedicated project management service bring your vision to life ensuring your project is completed within budget and always on time.
We also stock an enormous range of ex-stock shelving, display and POS equipment in our large warehouse facility, located in West Dublin, for all your day-to-day needs.

Johnston Shopfitters your partner in retail design, display solutions & shopfitting – “We Get Retail”

 

k3

Mark Bryans

Phone: 01 820 8321
Email: mark.bryans@k3btg.com
Web: www.k3retail.com

RETAIL AND MULTI-CHANNEL SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

K3 Retail are a Microsoft retail expert in delivering Microsoft AX for Retail, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft CRM and LS One to deliver connectivity throughout your business.

We’re a retail technology provider with a difference; believing that technology transforms, but only when applied intelligently. That’s why our focus is on you and your needs – whether your business is starting up, evolving or maintaining market dominance.

K3 Retail partners businesses to provide connected technologies, which ensure retailers can reach their goals now and in the future. We intelligently apply our technology to make retailers’ lives easier and businesses more successful with tools designed to forever meet consumer demands.

Over 1500 leading retailers and and visitor attractions have all seen the benefits of K3 Retail’s connected technologies.

Part of the K3 Business Technology Group, K3 Retail is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the UK’s #1 Microsoft Dynamics partner. K3 Retail have developed enhancements and innovations to the standard Microsoft platform and LS One platform to provide customer engagement capabilities that include:

  • Connected technologies that power what’s important to you
  • Retail, Hospitality, Admission and Ticketing POS
  • Merchandise Management
  • ERP
  • eCommerce
  • CRM
  • Business Intelligence

 

maples

Kevin Harnett

Phone: 01 619 2036
Email: kevin.harnett@maplesandcalder.com
Web: www.maplesandcalder.com

LEGAL SERVICES

Maples and Calder (Maples) is a leading full-service law firm comprising more than 1,000 people worldwide, over 200 of whom are based in our Dublin office. Our specialist lawyers advise across the following range of practice areas:

  • Litigation, including rent review disputes, intellectual property disputes, consumer disputes and general commercial disputes.
  • Property, including landlord and tenant issues, acquisition, disposal and development of retail premises.
  • Employment, including restructuring and redundancy, employment contracts, disciplinary and grievance procedures and industrial action.
  • Corporate including day-to-day corporate and commercial matters as well as all aspects of Irish business and corporate law, with a particular expertise in venture capital, private equity, public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.
  •  Commercial Technology, including procurement, outsourcing, cloud computing and managed services issues and all aspects of e-commerce including terms of sale, intellectual property protection, branding, consumer rights and data privacy.
  • Commercial Contracts, including in respect of general contracts including agency, distribution, procurement, franchising, logistics, outsourcing, facilities management and standard terms of sale.

 

netwatch

Colin Hayes

Phone: 1890 457 025
Email: chayes@netwatchsystems.com |
Web: www.netwatchsystem.com

Netwatch deploy the most advanced remote monitoring technology to protect your assets, ensure business continuity and keep you safe. Our service is proven across thousands of Netwatch customer sites, including Arboretum Home & Garden Group and Centenary Co-operative Ltd. From people counting to POS CCTV integration, we can help with all your monitoring needs. The Netwatch Managed Service is our unique security solution. We will eliminate all security worries from your mind, taking care of everything from start to finish. We design, install, maintain and manage your security, creating a fearless environment for you and your staff.

With the Netwatch Managed Service you get:

  • A clear, fixed daily fee; no capital cost
  •  A service proven to be more successful than manned security and passive CCTV together, we miss nothing
  •  Complete service delivery including site design, state of the art equipment installation, monitoring and any on-going servicing
  •  Software update are provided as they become available keeping your security current
  •  Peace of mind that your site and equipment are always safe
  • People who have great experience in your industry, we know the risks and combat these.

 

publicity-mailing

Frances McCarry

Phone: 01 424 2400
Email: frances.mccarry@publicitymailing.ie  
Web: www.publicitymailing.ie

LEAFLET | BROCHURE | DIRECT MAIL DISTRIBUTION

Publicity Mailing Ltd is an Irish owned company providing professional distribution services since 2004 to Ireland’s retailers, specialising in the distribution of leaflets, brochures, newspapers, catalogues and promotional material to homes and businesses nationwide.
All our distribution receives the premier treatment with GPS tracking, personal account managers and in house mapping services. Publicity Mailing will provide your business with the greatest return on investment from your advertising budget.
In the cluttered marketplace, how do you reach your target audience? We have the answer: your customers only have one letterbox and our distribution services will ensure your product or service goes directly into the hands of the decision makers.

 

realworld

Conall Lavery

Phone: 01 693 1433
Email: conall.lavery@realworldretail.com
Web: www.realworldretail.com

DECISION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR RETAILERS

A head office system for retailers with multiple stores, without changing your ePOS or putting in ERP.

Retail groups require accurate and up to date information to help them make excellent buying and merchandise management decisions that maximise sales and margin opportunities.  Real World Retail’s solution is delivered as a Cloud Service and is backed up by best in class retail advice. You get everything that’s important at your fingertips in a easy, visual and actionable way.

stocktaking

Patrick McDermott | Sharon Kelly

Phone: 087 138 9813 | 086 389 9542
Email: info@stocktaking.ie | sharon@stocktaking.ie
Web: www.stocktaking.ie

STOCKTAKING SERVICE

Stocktaking.ie provide an outsourced stock counting service to the Retail, Pharmacy and Hospitality sectors. We are the only stocktaking business in Ireland who have a Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2008 standard.

Our bespoke wireless technology connects directly with customers EPOS and can update with LIVE stock information on the day of the stocktake. Our unique labelling system allows immediate real-time verification of counts.

Retailers who outsource their stocktaking to us benefit from having;

• more time to retail

• consistency of results

• efficiency of professionals conducting the stocktake

• cost effective stocktaking solution

Our 450+ customers across Ireland benefit from a Hassle Free Stocktaking service that is both accurate and efficient.

 

studioforty9

Ger Keohane

Phone: 021 239 2349
Email: ger@studioforty9.com
Web: www.studioforty9.com

E-COMMERCE – DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & OPTIMISATION

 

willistowerswatson

John Golden

Phone: 091 337 753
Email: john.golden@willistowerswatson.com
Web: www.willis.ie