The Bottom Line Tuesday Feb 12 2013

Pancake Tuesday and our programme tonight bucked the trend by not being a bit flat ……. (boom boom)
The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur is underway again and the competition offers an opportunity not just to win a prize but to become part of an Enterprise Community.  If you’d like to put your business forward or you’d simply like more information check out www.eoy.tv

Cultural events like the Kilkenny Arts Festival or Eigse Carlow Arts Festival add a huge amount to the social, cultural, business and economy of the region. The generate economic activity; are a great marketing tool and are often used to attract investors who find that “lifestyle” and “quality of life” are huge factors in attracting staff. We were joined in studio by Naoise Nunn of the Kilkenomics and the Cat Laughs festivals and Hugo Jellett of Eigse to talk about the issues of sponsorship , corporate philantrophy and so on. If you’d like to find out more about the intersection between business and the  arts check out Business to Arts online

Well done to the Wine Centre in Kilkenny who won a couple of titles at the “Off License of the Year” award.   Sally Aughney joined us in studio to share some of the secrets of their success which led them to win both Responsible Retailer of the Year and the Leinster Off License of the Year Awards.
Are you looking for Inspiration – well the Inspire project is a project part financed by the European Regional Development Fund and is delivered by the Pembrokeshire County Council and the Institute of Technology Carlow.
(Pic: Alf Harvey)
Castlecomer Discovery Park has a new website which you can check out here  It showcases the Park’s new look, logo and updated images and was made possible through the support of a marketing grant from Kilkenny Leader Partnership to promote the on-going developments in teh park and the marketing of the new Tree Top Adventure Walk (as pictured above with thanks to Alf Harvey)
And finally for this week, we going to launch a Bottom Line Business poll in the next few weeks. If you’ve got a suggestion or an idea let me or Show Producer know.  You’ll get us on [email protected] or [email protected]
That’s it for now.
John Purcell