Win of the Week: We Saved a Hotel €8,700 p.a. on their Energy Bill

WhyEnergy costs in Ireland and internationally have soared in 2021. The wholesale price of natural gas has surged 250 per cent since the start of the year. Last month saw an increase of about 35 per cent. This is feeding through to price rises for business and domestic customers. After a hard winter in 2020, […]

Government’s reopening guidelines explained

Overview Today (October 19th) the Irish Government announced further guidelines on COVID19 restrictions. Speaking at the announcement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the pandemic “isn’t over in Ireland. We have to get through another winter before we can safely say it’s behind us. We’re not where we hoped to be or expected to be for October 22. We are […]

Choice Talk 17 – John Curley – Curleys Quality Foods

Recently we spoke to with John Curley, Founder of Curleys Quailty Foods, about how Covid19 has effected their business. John mentions how the pandemic has given them a positive opportunity to streamline their business and work on areas where they have been able to increase efficiencies across their departments. You can learn more about Curleys […]

Choice Talks 16 – John Mulholland – Henderson’s Foodservice

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In our latest Choice Talk, we talk with John Mulholland, Key Account Manager at Henderson Foodservice about the challenges the company has faced during COVID and how they had to adapt their business plan.   Learn more about Henderson Foodservice here:

Purchasing Administrator

Purchasing Administrator

Purchasing Administrator First Choice Purchasing, Cork City Due to continued growth in the business FCP now require a Purchasing Administrator. First Choice Purchasing has grown from representing twelve hotels to now making savings for almost eight-hundred businesses across Ireland in the hotel, residential care and hospitality sectors. With a buying power in excess of €100 […]

First Choice Purchasing Introduction Video

Intro Video

At First Choice Purchasing, we have a strong background across the hospitality, leisure and healthcare sectors.  With a buying power in excess of €100million we are Ireland’s largest procurement provider – and we leverage that buying power to deliver significant savings to all our clients. Our promise is to continue to drive down procurement costs […]

Planning for hybrid working in Ireland

hybrid working

Advice on how organisations can begin to prepare for a return to the workplace and a longer term move to hybrid working in Ireland. Over the last few months a wide range of research, including the series of national remote working surveys, indicate that after the pandemic the majority of workers want to continue to […]

G Café expands with the help of FCP

muffin coffee

G Café have been working closely for the last 2 years with First Choice Purchasing. Due to lock-down the G Café had to shut their doors like many others in Ireland. By the second lock-down they wanted to engage with their customers again and still provide them with their delicious menu. Due to this they […]

Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector


First Choice Purchasing recently held an event discussing the “Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector” across Ireland over the next couple of months. We had some fantastic speakers whose information you can find below. They discussed interesting insights on the reopening of the country which you can find by listening back to […]

Leaving Lockdown : FCP provides a helping hand

Leaving Lockdown : FCP Guide

Yesterday evening (April 29th) Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that Covid-19 restrictions will ease from May 10th, allowing Ireland to being leaving lockdown. In his address to the nation, Mr Martin outlined a detailed plan to reopen the country over the coming weeks and months. Ireland is in a “better place” with a “degree of […]