In October Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) hosted two days of webinars presented by some of its Corporate Partners, who showcased their Business Support services to HAI members, with the aim to support and advise them on key challenges affecting their business.
The 30-minute webinars, which were hosted via Zoom on the 11th and 12th of October, covered key topics such as eCommerce, Pension advice, Cash Handling, Onsite Security, Stock Management, Supply Chain Management, Recruitment and HR Support, Printing Services and Warehouse Management.
These webinars gave HAI’s Corporate Partners a chance to introduce their solutions to member retailers, builders merchants, suppliers and manufacturers who may be facing a particular challenge, or are looking for more efficient ways to conduct business.
The Corporate Partners and the details of their webinars are listed below, and recordings of all 12 webinars are available for HAI members to access on The Hardware Education Hub (www.hardware-educationhub.ie).
Walfrid Private – “Unlock the Power of Your Pension”
Richard Collins from Walfrid Private (Zero Tax Property) presents a helpful webinar on how to invest in property through your pension, detailing the various tax reliefs business owners should availing of, and how to manage finances and funding effectively for a more comfortable retirement.
Magico – “Unlocking your Online Potential”
Orla Cooney from Magico is joined by Colin Murtagh from Topline Murtagh’s for an insightful presentation and discussion on a hardware retailer’s ecommerce journey. Orla gave practical advice on how Magico can help retailers with their eCommerce services, while Colin detailed his ecommerce journey as a retailer, and how it helped his business grow.
Intact Software – “Empower Your People from the Ground Up”
Darren Gray, Intact Sales Consultant, highlights how an organisation can empower its team from the ground up with the right business software in place. He detailed how Intact’s Business Management software gives businesses more visibility and control from a management level, with multiple applications including stock management, finance and ecommerce.
Brinks Cash Services – “The Future of Cash-Handling and Automation”
Denise McCarthy from Brinks Cash Services presents their automated cash collection and handling services, designed to streamline cash-handling and to make it more cost-efficient for all customers in the Retail sector, and highlighted how automation can reduce both risk and hassle for retailers.
MyNet Security – “Protect your Premises and Assets with Pro-Active Security”
Jack Raeburn and Darren Hogan from MyNet Security cover the importance of Early Intervention in on-site security, reminding business owners of the potential shortfalls that could put their premises at risk.
O’Leary Insurance (OLI) Group – “Hardware/Builders Providers Insurance Scheme”
In this very complex and hardening market, O’Leary Insurance Group have launched an exclusive hardware retailer and builders merchant insurance scheme which offers competitive pricing with the correct covers. In this webinar the OLI team detail their offering, and remind business owners of the different types of cover they should avail of to stay protected.
Scanmatix – “The Hybrid Approach to Stocktaking”
George Armstrong from Scanmatix covers the hybrid approach to stocktaking, looking at the potential limitations of the traditional approach, and introduces digital solutions that can help businesses maximise their stocktaking efficiencies and costs.
Woodland Group – “Cementing your Supply Chain with Woodland Group”
Kevin Brady from Woodland Group, supply chain and logistics experts, offers his latest supply chain update to members, detailing supply chain challenges and solutions relating to supply chain carbon reporting, alternative sourcing options for continuity of supply, customs clearance and digital supply chain solutions.
Monsoon Consulting – “Thinking about eCommerce for your Hardware Supply/Distribution Business”
With the digital economy the new normal in all aspects of our lives, Monsoon Consulting explores how suppliers and distributors can take advantage and transform their business to leverage the eCommerce opportunities.
TSA Consultants – “HR and Employment Law Update – Autumn 2022”
Tommy Smyth of Tom Smyth & Associates provides an update on both new and upcoming legislation including Sick Pay from January 2023, Pension Planning for January 2024, Minimum Wage and Living Wage plans, Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions legislation, 2022 Annual Leave plans and Christmas & HR.
W&G Baird – “Improving Your Printing Capabilities”
W&G Baird specialise in providing a professional, yet personalised print service with no job too big or too small. The team highlights how they can provide businesses with the expertise and advice in everything from leaflets and business cards through to bespoke books, magazines and prospectuses to make the most of your next print project.
Combilift – “Utilising Your Warehouse Space to Maximise your Returns”
Combilift’s Anthony Rooney gives a masterclass in maximising the costliest, yet often overlooked area of any hardware operation – space, and elaborates on monetising storage space to uncover lost revenue, yard/warehouse layout optimisation to realise cost-savings, and how to stay ahead of ever-increasing safety challenges within Hardware logistics.
For more information or to access the recordings of any of the above webinars, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.