Karl Fitzpatrick represents Wexford Chamber at launch of new Chambers Ireland brand

Wexford Chamber, as a member of the Chambers Ireland network, launched a new brand today, reflecting their strength and influence as a member of the collaborative network. Launching the new brand, Chamber President Karl Fitzpatrick said, Wexford Chamber is delighted to unveil our new logo and tagline. We are proud to represent our members and we are committed, more than ever, to enhancing our local community and working together to create and advance business opportunities for all. Being ...

Karl Fitzpatrick is Guest Speaker at International Bricks 4 Kidz Conference at Sea

The 2017 Bricks 4 Kidz International Conference takes place on the Carnival Liberty cruise ship, sailing from Orlando to The Bahamas, on 9th-12th November 2017. In recognition of the success which Karl Fitzpatrick has had with Bricks 4 Kidz in Ireland, Karl has been invited to speak at this conference to the international network of Bricks 4 Kidz franchisees. The focus of Karl's message will be on the importance and value of completing ongoing research within your territory. Selecting the Mod...

New York Beckons for Irish Franchise Entrepreneur

A Wexford based entrepreneur will travel to the world’s largest franchise exhibition in New York next month, with the intention of expanding his successful franchise portfolio. Karl Fitzpatrick, who is also the Managing Director of a leading employment service provider, Chevron Training and Recruitment, acquired the Master Franchise rights for Bricks 4 Kidz in Ireland in 2015. Bricks 4 Kidz is an internationally renowned children’s educational play franchise which currently operates in ove...

Karl Fitzpatrick accentuates the positives of Brexit

Karl Fitzpatrick Wexford Chamber
On Monday 8th May 2017, the President of Wexford Chamber, Karl Fitzpatrick, addressed an audience of over 200 guests at important Government Brexit Forum. Karl focused on the opportunities that Brexit could deliver for Ireland, particularly noting the revenue which could be generated from EU Framework Contracts with an estimated annual value of €140 billion. The UK has been the most successful country in the EU in terms of winning these contracts, however they will soon be ineligible to tende...

LEGO® Inspired Children’s Educational Play Franchise Builds on Success

Bricks 4 Kidz®, which uses the famous LEGO® bricks for educational play, is continuing to expand across the country, as it appoints a new franchise partner in South County Dublin. Over the next four years, Bricks 4 Kidz will be awarding a further 25 franchises across Ireland. Education Entrepreneur and the Master Franchisee for Bricks 4 Kidz® in Ireland, Karl Fitzpatrick, believes that this US franchise is a great opportunity for people looking to start a new business in the children’s or ed...

Bricks 4 Kidz shortlisted for National Award

Bricks 4 Kidz has been announced as a finalist in the Best Emerging Franchise category of the prestigious Irish Franchise Awards 2017. The Irish Franchise Awards celebrates excellence in franchising nationally and rewards outstanding achievements from the franchise community. 2017 is the 22nd year of this prestigious event and it is one of the most established business awards ceremonies in the country. Fifteen category awards will be presented at a gala event attended by leaders of the franch...

Bricks 4 Kidz welcomes Action Plan for School Age Childcare

The Action Plan for School Age Children will lead to a quality system of affordable school age childcare, offering a range of choices for parents and their children for childcare out of school hours. Bricks 4 Kidz views this as a very positive development for the sector as the company has been calling for the regulation of after school activities since 2015. Under the plan, capital funding of €3m is being made available to support the provision of services aimed at school-going children. B...

Karl Fitzpatrick Condemns An Post Price Increase

The President of Wexford Chamber, Karl Fitzpatrick, has condemned An Post’s latest price increase, which will see the cost of a national stamp rise to €1, citing it as a ‘detrimental move for the business community’. The Chief Executive of An Post, David McRedmond today (March 8th 2017), confirmed that the 39% price hike would now mean that the cost of postage in Ireland was placed in line with the European average. An Post first signalled its intention to increase its postage rates in Dec...

Karl Fitzpatrick elected as the Vice President of South East Chambers

Wexford businessman and the President of the Wexford Chamber of Commerce, Karl Fitzpatrick, was elected as the Vice President of South East Chambers at the organisation’s AGM, which was held on Monday, March 6th 2017. South East Chambers, which consists of members from nine regional Chambers of Commerce (Carlow, Clonmel, Dungarvan, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Kilkenny, New Ross, Waterford and Wexford) provides a regional voice for the various business communities located across the region. The col...

Hector to bring the ‘craic’ to the 2017 Wexford Business Awards

Well known TV and radio personality, Hector Ó hEochagáin will host the 2017 Wexford Business Awards. The annual awards ceremony, which is now in its 9th year, will recognise the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and successes of Wexford based businesses. Reiterating the importance of celebrating the achievements of the local business community, the CEO of Wexford Chamber, Madeleine Quirke, stated “On Friday May 26th, the crème de la crème of Wexford businesses will converge on Clay...