Olivia began her career in food training as a chef at Ealing College in London in the late 1980’s and spent some years there gaining the experience of many different styles of the food business.
Over the years Olivia has worked as a full-time chef in both restaurants and hotels. She then progressed to working in various aspects of the retail food business before finally becoming self employed as a food consultant and trainer.
Olivia’s work has many aspects but she is mainly focused on small food businesses and helping them to run a more efficient and profitable business. Olivia also carries out commercial oven training across the country for a number of catering equipment suppliers. This gets her behind the counter and into the kitchen and enables her to see first-hand what’s happening and more importantly what’s working and what’s not!
Since entering the Irish market in May 2001 Vodafone has made significant investments in its network. Vodafone is the single biggest investor in new technology in the Irish telecoms industry annually, with more than €900 million spent building and maintaining its network.
The STURDY Tidystore Storage Units are secure and lockable unit for both promotional and business use. They are ideal for the storage of solid fuels and animal feed. As products can be neatly displayed and are visible to the public, it is also ideal for use in garage forecourts and shop fronts. As an optional extra your company name or logo can be placed on the front of the Storage Unit for promotional purposes.
The STURDY Tidystores come with aluminium double roller shutters as standard which allow it to be opened with ease. The rotationally moulded UV stabilised body guarantees a strong and durable weather resistant product. The units are long lasting and maintenance free. The STURDY Tidystore units use a simple padlock an eye-bolt system to lock the unit. The Sturdy Tidystores come with either 2.6m3, 1.5m3 and .8m3 capacity.
The Tidy stores come with optional extras such as Shelving and Signage panels.
When it comes to energy purchasing it is impossible to apply a “one size fits all” style solution, especially when it comes to the intricacies of shops.
Smart Bits supply phone accessories for all iphones, ipads and Androids to retailers. They currently supply over 1,000 stores nationwide and their products are risk free, sold at competitive prices and allow the retailer to gain a 32% return on all products sold. Smart Bits are Apple Licenced (MFI) Stockists.
GSLS have created a most valuable members deal for CSNA that offers our members significant savings on bank charges whilst improving security procedures and minimising financial risk and staff safety.
Over the past 6 years Drohan Ryan Wynne & Co. Accountants have been developing a retail focused accountancy service for the convenience store and newsagent sector nationwide. Their service includes advanced accounts and reports build around the retail sector to include margin analysis and identifying efficiencies and savings in the profit & loss.
Excel Recruitment is Ireland’s leading Retail Recruitment Company and has been for over a decade. With a 96% placement retention rate, Excel Recruitment are the most successful recruitment company for the Convenience Retail Sector. Excel Recruitment boast strong relationships with the best known indigenous and international retail brands from large retail giants to your local convenience store or petrol station. They also have a database of over 35,000 experienced retail candidates, growing every day.
CBE is the recommended EPoS supplier to CSNA members. CBE is the leading EPoS provider to the retail sector in Ireland working with independent retailers and all of the major symbol groups. CBE are pioneers in retail technology providing innovative solutions to supermarkets, convenience stores, forecourts and newsagents for over three decades. CBE systems manage over 8 million customer transactions every single day and have installed over 30,000 point of sale systems throughout the country..
Nisbets is Ireland’s largest supplier of catering equipment. With 30 years’ experience in the industry and over 11,000 products available they are the one stop shop for all your catering appliance, utensil and clothing requirements. Priding themselves on low prices combined with superb customer service, Nisbets have been identified as the best in class for our members’ catering needs.
Adtower a new concept in ‘Out Of Home Media for Retailers’. The new innovative range of products are designed to get your product or service noticed and they will pay you to put these in. The units are sited at strategic locations in Forecourts, Symbol Groups and Convenience Stores throughout Ireland. Adtowers can also be installed in Off-Licences and Pharmacies. Adtowers are sleek illuminated displays designed to create instant impact.
Andrew Gubbins is a practising Barrister for the past 8 years in Ireland and a qualified Mediator specialising in contract law, employment law, personal injuries law, commercial law and landlord and tenant law among other areas. As a Barrister he can provide CSNA members with legal advice and legal opinion on any matter that may arise in their business, be it a dispute between landlord and tenant, employer and employee, business and business or business and service provider among any other personal issues that may arise.
Brodericks is the leading supplier of equipment to all aspects of the food sector. Today, Brodericks has a team of almost 50 people dedicated to providing quality equipment from leading manufactures, top class technical support, custom manufactured solutions in stainless steel and complete project management services. Brodericks don’t just provide service and repair. We also supply new equipment at competitive prices along with a huge range of catering consumables. Whether you need a chopping board or a knife or even take away food containers, we can supply it all.
Aroma Coffee Company offers a rich coffee experience with an array of unique coffee blends which each have a character of their own giving a full flavoured lasting experience. With an ever evolving society of sophisticated coffee lovers, selecting a blend suitable for your customers is one of the most critical decisions you will make, and Aroma Coffee Company will help you with this decision to ensure success for your business.
Over 20 years ago a bakery producing authentic French Bread was opened in Dublin. That bakery of course was called ‘Cuisine de France’ and now, almost a quarter of a century later, that bakery is a little bigger and is now the leading manufacturer and distributor for great oven fresh bakery and savoury products across Ireland and the UK. The founding principles of Cuisine de France are still held close to their hearts – to make the finest products using only the best ingredients.
A fantastic innovative range awaits! Celebrating 25 years of Magnum, with a Limited Edition Marc de Champagne Magnum. A refreshing adult twist with Solero Mojito, a Cornetto Choc n’ Ball for chocolate lovers and Ben & Jerry’s present Greek Style Frozen Yoghurt in 3 flavours.
Take the Hassel out of HACCP with Foodcheck systems by Kelsius – the latest revolutionary cloud-based solution for complete food safety control. Kelsius designs and manufactures cutting edge systems for the wireless collection of HACCP records in the retail, health and food services industries.
Roberts Wholesale Books Ltd. was established in 1991 and is Ireland’s largest independent remainder book wholesaler. Their aim is to source books from publishing houses throughout Ireland, the UK and the USA bringing the very best in worldwide bargain books to the Irish retail market.
Value Centre is Ireland’s leading Cash & Carry to the Retail sector with 22 branches nationwide offering both a walk in and delivered service across an extensive range of products at exceptional prices.
MoneyGram is a leading money transfer company with a strong brand and established customer base in Ireland and around the world. The company is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and will provide the Anti-Money Laundering training and registrations.
Freddie Hatton & Patricia Mathews (FP Consultancy Ltd.) have in excess of 45 years combined experience in the financial services industry. Providing Financial and Health & Safety Consultancy service across all business sectors, they are offering a 10% discount to all CSNA members.