Mid West companies become more disability confident

first_imgMunster winger Liam Coombes braced for Benetton battle Facebook NewsMid West companies become more disability confidentBy Staff Reporter – June 14, 2016 961 Print Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter COMPANIES in Limerick and Clare are becoming disability confident as a result of a six-month pilot project delivered by the National Disability Authority.The project, which was funded by the Department of Justice, was delivered by EmployAbility Clare and Shannon Chamber, in conjunction with EmployAbility Limerick and Ennis and Limerick Chambers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Four Limerick companies, Garry IT, Thomond Park, Northern Trust and E-Fone, were among the twelve local businesses nominated as disability champion companies. The results of a disability-awareness and participation survey were published last week along with the launch of a new website, www.disabilityconfidence.ieAcknowledging the role of the job shadow participants, EmployAbility Limerick team leader, Ursula Mackenzie said: “We had such a positive response across Limerick and Clare with a record number of businesses hosting job shadow opportunities for jobseekers with a disability; it is so encouraging for the future.”EmployAbility Clare team leader Helen McQuillan added: “It’s the simple things done with grace that make these companies exemplary. There is scope for a lot more companies to become involved in our programme so we would encourage businesses to avail of grants for disability awareness training. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSE-FoneEmployAbility LimerickGarry ITNorthern TrustThomond Park center_img Limerick Post Show | SOS Thomond Park Sleepout WATCH – Holland in top shape ahead of the new season Riverfest postponed and arts venues cancel Previous articleMissing Limerick woman found safe and wellNext articleCourt told man broke in to house carrying large butcher’s knife Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Support Shannon RFC’s ‘No Show Charity Game’ Email Ireland’s first female Steeplejack makes “last climb” at Thomond Park last_img read more

Brakes rolls out vegan cake range

first_imgSource: BrakesBrakes has launched a cake range aimed at helping operators tap into the vegan boom.Its line-up comprises the Vegan Jaffa Cake, Vegan Salted Caramel cake, Vegan Choc Fudge Cake Pre-cut, Vegan Cherry & Chocolate Dessert and Vegan Jam Roly Poly.The Vegan Jaffa Cake – described as the first in foodservice – is the centrepiece of the collection of ‘classic and modern’ bakes.Covid-19 has driven a growing trend towards familiar, nostalgic comfort food, said the firm. The vegan sector has grown by more than 400% in the past five years, it added.“We’ve developed a fantastic range of vegan products, which do not compromise on taste or quality and will help our customers take a slice of this increasingly lucrative sector,” said Vanessa Baker, category manager for bakery, desserts & ice cream at Brakes.“The growth of vegan products has been exponential and it shows no signs of stopping. It’s important, particularly in these difficult times, that we help our customers to capitalise on as many opportunities as possible.”French Mademoiselle Desserts teamed up with Brakes to create the Vegan Jaffa Cake.“We wanted to create a cake that wasn’t just vegan; but would perform well in its own right. In consumer trials, the feedback we received was amazing, and completely supported our belief that this is going to become a firm favourite on menus across the country,” added Henry Franklin, national account manager at Mademoiselle Desserts.last_img read more