Success Story 1 – Educate.ie On Nationwide
Our clients Tony and Patricia Walsh of Walsh Colour Print were featured on June 27th on RTE’s Nationwide programme regarding their new educational publishing imprint – www.educate.ie.
The company was started in Castleisland, Co. Kerry in 1989 when Tony bought a second hand printing press and operated it from a spare bedroom.
The company, which is one of the top printing companies in Ireland, currently has 92 staff with a local economic contribution of €4m plus. The company operates a programme to help young people by giving practical experience to transition year students and work placements to 3rd level students.
The aim of the company’s latest diversification operation as educate.ie is to provide teachers with help to meet the challenging environment of today’s classroom by producing books that capture student’s attention with the quality of their content, expression and design and at prices that parents can afford. In other words low cost yet high quality. Already educate.ie is the market leader in this area.
The books have been commissioned by over 40 experienced educational staff for the primary and secondary schools curriculum. Each contributor is an expert and has years of classroom experience as a teacher. All the books are produced in Ireland by Walsh Colour Print.
Currently the company is looking to the future with its software team to develop educational e-Books for iPads/tablets.
Tony and Patricia are always looking for new opportunities and ideas to develop their printing business so if you have an idea that may be of benefit to them please feel free to call me to discuss your proposition.
Congratulations to Tony and Patricia on their success to date and best wishes for the future with educate.ie
Success Story 2 – Raising Funds
In early June, Peter Cox, an award winning photographer, of Peter Cox Photography – www.petercox.ie - started a project on kickstarter.com – a crowd-funding website - to raise finance to enable him to publish his landscape photography book “The Irish Light – A Collection of Landscape Photographs”.
Peter’s proposal was to pre-finance a large format, hard-cover coffee table book with more than 80 images across 112 pages by raising $11,000.The fundraising project has a 30 day time limit and if full funding is not raised then no money changes hands.
Within two days Peter had raised the full $11,000 and to date he has raised in excess of $31,000 with a final deadline date of July 4.
This highly successful fundraising effort means that not only will the book be printed for sure but that it will be larger (128 pages versus the original 112 pages) with a larger print run of 3,000 copies.
You can see the stunning work that Peter produces and has for sale in his gallery in High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry by visiting his website – www.petercox.ie .You can also support his project through his website if you so wish.
Success Story 3 - Famous Victory
Our tax manager Una Beecher’s brother, Paul, won the famous Hickstead Derby last weekend for only the 13th time for Ireland in the Derby’s 52 year history. The last Irish victory, in one of the most famous equestrian events in the world, was in 2003.
Paul, who was the first of the 31 starters, had a clear round with Loughnatousa WB in the famed Sussex arena with its iconic Derby Bank, the biggest of its kind to be found anywhere in the world, where riders take on a front descent. Only one other rider had a clear round and in the jump-off against Will Funnell, who was seeking a fourth Derby victory, Paul had another clear round to lift the Boomerang Trophy named after Eddie Macken’s famous horse.
Loughnatousa WB was bred by the Beecher family in their Loughnatousa Yard in west Waterford. You can find further information at www.loughnatousa.com.
Congratulations to Paul and the Beechers on their great breeding and sporting success in what is effectively showjumping’s Grand National.
Success Story 4 – Human + Kind on Nationwide
Our client Human + Kind represented by Jeroen Proos and Rene Van Willigen featured on RTE’s Nationwide programme in December 2011. It is being rerun again today, Friday, June 29.
Already they have won the Irish Tatler Beauty Award 2012-2013 which is a great endorsement of their products.
Human + Kind’s highly innovative collection of skincare creams has garnered widespread critical acclaim for their simple, superior, natural and dependable beauty products.
Their all-in-one products include a family remedy cream, a body oil, a night cream and an anti-aging cream which I swear by!
You can find further information and purchase their products on www.humanandkind.com
Deadlines and Reminders
Deadline - 14 July 2012
- Return and payment of dividend withholding tax for June 2012.
- Return and payment of PAYE / PRSI for June 2012.
- Return and payment of quarterly PAYE / PRSI for April / June 2012.
- Return and payment of RCT for June 2012.
Deadline – 19 July 2012
- Return and payment of bi monthly VAT 3 Return for May / June 2012.
- Return and payment of bi annual VAT 3 Return for January / June 2012
Deadline - 21 July 2012
- Preliminary corporation tax for accounting periods ending 31 August 2012.
- First instalment of preliminary corporation tax for accounting periods of large companies ending 31 January 2013.
- Corporation tax returns for accounting periods ended 31 October 2011.
- Balance of corporation tax due for accounting periods ended 31 October 2011.
- Third party information returns for accounting periods ended 31 October 2011.
Where returns and payments are made electronically the return and payment deadlines are being extended to the 23rd day of the month.