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We got ‘Greystones-Guided’ again…..

Greystones’s top head Paul Byrne of the ‘Greystones Guide’ doorstepped us again to poke his well used camera into Gordon O’Neill’s face to talk about winning the Wicklow Local Enterprise Awards. Which we won by the way…..

Goldfish Wins Wicklow County Enterprise Awards 2017

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Winners announced at County Enterprise Awards 2017 – ‘Goldfish’ wins Award in Wicklow!

Local Enterprise Office confirms name of company that will represent Wicklow at National Enterprise Awards in May

Golfish's CEO Gordon O'Neill with his beautiful 'trophy' by Wicklow artist Magda Bethani

Golfish’s CEO Gordon O’Neill with his beautiful ‘trophy’ by Wicklow artist Magda Bethani

Goldfish Telecoms Ltd., based in Greystones, were the winners at this year’s County Enterprise Awards, organised by Local Enterprise Office Wicklow to celebrate Local Enterprise Week.

The cash prize of €2,000 went to Gordon O’Neill, CEO and founder of Goldfish Telecoms, who will represent the County Wicklow at the annual National Enterprise Awards in Dublin this May.  Gordon also received a beautiful trophy, designed and made by Newtownmountkennedy- based ceramic artist, Magda Bethani.

Goldfish Telecoms was founded in tough times, in 2010.  Despite that, this company now competes internationally in the challenging telecoms industry.  Based in Greystones, this eight person team, has managed to secure blue-chip customers, as far afield as East Asia, to whom they supply ‘V.O.I.P.’ telephone systems and contact-centre management solutions.   All of their technology is developed in-house.

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iRadio New’s ‘Friday Feeling’ interviews Gordon O’Neill about ‘Sack The Suit’

Big thanks for iRadio for covering our Sack The Suit campaign for their Feel Good Friday new slot last week. It’s in aid of SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland. There’s been a great reaction to the campaign with companies from all the country getting involved and running clothes’ drives. They’re desperate for clothes, so if you’d like to get involved too, just call 016876996 and we’ll send you some sacks.

Gordon O’Neill on East Coast FM

Our ‘Sack The Suit’ campaign is proving a huge success, with companies all over Ireland signing up to donate clothes to St. Vincent de Paul. The campaign has attracted the interest of the media too. Here is our CEO Gordon O’Neill being interviewed on East Coast FM’s long-running morning show.

To get you company involved and run a ‘Sack The Suit’ clothes’ drive in aid of St. Vincent de Paul, then give us a call on 016876995 and we’ll send you a welcome pack.

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Join sack ‘Sack The Suit’ in aid of St. Vincent de Paul.

Pieter Jannssens (Dropbox), Nichola Mullen (St Vincent de Paul) and Gordon O’Neill, (CEO of Goldfish.ie) with Dropbox’s mascot ‘Panda’ in their Dublin HQ for the launch of the ‘Sack The Suit’.

A couple of weeks ago we launched our ‘Sack The Suit campaign with Dropbox in aid of Irish charity Irish  St. Vincent de Paul. The response has been huge, with companies across the country getting involved. But we still need more. St Vincent de Paul are desperate for clothes and let’s face it, we all have clothes hanging at home that we’ve not worn in a while, so why not clear out that space for a good cause.

Whether your company is planning to sack your suits for the first time or has already sacked off your suits, why not join our campaign and help St. Vincent de Paul? Call 016876996 or email simon.palmer@goldfish.ie and we’ll get some sacks sent out to you.

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Companies that have already joined Sack The Suit include: DropBox, Hayes Mcgrath, Metabolomic Diagnostics, O’Neill Healthcare, Beach Hut PR, Newswhip , Currency Fair and Scurri and more.

For more details on our telecoms services, obtaining telephone numbers from Goldfish.ie, moving your company to a cloud-based VOiP system or buying a Grandstream deskphone then, please go to our main website http://www.goldfish.ie

Business telecoms firm Goldfish.ie is asking companies to ‘Sack The Suit’ in aid of St Vincent de Paul

DropBox is the first business to join the campaign to modernise dress codes and donate unwanted work clothes to charity

Pieter Jannssens, Dropbox's Head of Mid-Market Sales, Central and Northern Europe with Nichola Mullen, Head of Fundraising for St Vincent de Paul and Gordon O'Neill, found and CEO of telecoms firm Goldfish.ie and Dropbox's mascot 'Panda'  in Dropbox's European Headquarters in Dublin for the launch of the 'Sack The Suit' charity campaign, in aid of The Society of St Vincent de Paul. Pic Patrick O’Leary No Repro Fee.

Pieter Jannssens, Dropbox’s Head of Mid-Market Sales, Central and Northern Europe with Nichola Mullen, Head of Fundraising for St Vincent de Paul and Gordon O’Neill, Founder and CEO of telecoms firm Goldfish.ie and Dropbox’s mascot ‘Panda’ in Dropbox’s European Headquarters in Dublin for the launch of the ‘Sack The Suit’ charity campaign, in aid of The Society of St Vincent de Paul.

15th August, 2016; Dublin, Ireland: With Ireland having an unusually warm summer, we are seeing people across the country sweltering at work in their traditional office attire of suits, ties and formal dresses. Thankfully help is at hand from Irish business telecoms firm Goldfish.ie, who are asking companies to modernise their dress-codes, by ditching rules that require staff to wear formal business clothes, and donating them to charity instead.

Catchily entitled ‘SACK THE SUIT’, the campaign is being launched across Ireland today. It calls for men and women alike to raid their wardrobe and donate their unwanted clothes to a good cause, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP). The first company to join the campaign is leading file storage firm DropBox, who have already adopted an informal dress-code at their headquarters in Dublin and have just completed a clothes’ collection in aid of SVP.

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We’re all going on an email holiday

Early VoiP adopter Cliff Richard

“We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two.”

So sang the original…er…bachelor boy 😉 Cliff Richard in the 1962 pop hit and film of the same name ‘Summer Holiday’. In the sixties, seventies, eighties and the majority of the nineties, most of us did just that, take a holiday, which was a full on break from work for a week or two.

Then, in the late nineties came mobile phones, and work started to impinge on our breaks as we were easily contactable. Too easily in fact.

Fast forward to the early noughties and Blackberrys heralded 24 hour access to the internet and the onset of the connected era. But, the advantage of mobile access to the internet meant people couldn’t switch off, or weren’t expected to switch off. The launch of the iPhone in 2007 brought the Smartphone era and with it social media. Things got even worse.

The graph below pretty sums up the most people’s holidays these days.

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But, help may be at hand. A backlash has started. There is a movement, led by the most-forwarding thinking companies in the tech sector, as most things are these days, where staff are also taking an ’email holiday’. Yes email holidays are now a thing, as in a proper old school holidays like Sir Cliff used to have.

Case in point, one of our customer’s out of office response this summer read “I am on holiday until the 18th July, 2016. When I return all unread emails in my in-box will be deleted. Please email when I am back. If your enquiry is urgent then please contact my colleague….”.

What a great out of office message. It makes so much sense. Any urgent emails shouldn’t be waiting about in their in-box, they should be handled  by a colleague in their absence.

Anything that’s not urgent can be delayed sent, so that it arrives when they are back.  Plus there’ll be a load of Spam that its not worth trawling through. When you are back from holiday you need to get into the swing of things as soon as possible, so no one has time to sit sifting through two weeks of emails. So just delete the lot and start again. If anyone has issues then it’s their own fault for reading the Out Of Office message properly.

If you do come across an out of office message like this and don’t want to forget to send the email when the person is back then here is how to send a delayed an email Gmail (other emails have similar procedures).

Happy holidays :)

 

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Many companies are still paying too much for their telecoms. You can cut telecoms costs by allowing us to compare your existing bill with what you could be paying with Goldfish.ie

Cloud telecoms allows you to plug your desk phones into the internet and get access to lower call costs. It also provides a host of other services, such as automatic recording of all your incoming and outgoing calls;  an IVR “press 1 for sales, 2 for support etc” and with no on-site equipment you have no maintenance costs. What’s not to love?

Sends us over your existing telecoms bill and we will compare it with what you could save by switching to Goldfish.ie. Call us on 016876999 or email sales@goldfish.ie