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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

FCP Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day

Today (April 22) is Earth Day, an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental protection. The year 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of the annual celebrations. This year’s theme for Earth Day is ‘Restore Our Earth’. Simple Things You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut […]

Choice Talks 013 – John Whyte – Hugh Jordan & Co

Choice Talks 013 - John Whyte - Hugh Jordan & Co

We recently had the opportunity of speaking with John Whyte, National Account Manager at Hugh Jordan & Co. John Whyte discussed that some of the challenges Hugh Jordan has faced during COVID19 is managing the dynamics of reduced turnover and keeping staff motivated.  The COVID19 pandemic has caused High Jordan to do business a little […]

Choice Talks 012 – Ger Tierney – Fleming Medical

Choice Talks 012 - Ger Tierney - Fleming Medical

Recently we spoke with Ger Tierney, Healthcare Sales Manager at Fleming Medical. Ger discusses how Fleming Medicals biggest challenges during COIVD-19 was, keeping everyone safe including their own staff. Being an essential service they had to establish early on protocols, so people could work from home. PPE gear was provided to staff and their families. […]

Choice Talk 011 – Tom Noonan – Bewley’s

Choice Talk 011 - Tom Noonan - Bewley's

We recently spoke with Tom Noonan, Head of Marketing at Bewley’s about the challenges COVID19 has brought to their business. Tom discusses how the last few months have been challenging for businesses and also society. He said watching their customers having to close their doors due to lock-down has been difficult. Bewleys works a lot […]

Easing Of Restrictions – Update

Easing Of Restrictions

Although April 5th was marked as the date for easing of restrictions, Government have now changed it to the 12th. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) warned that reopening too much, too fast will risk a fourth wave of the virus. It has advised a cautious reopening over the next four to eight weeks, […]

Choice Talks 008 – Michael Kelly – Frylite Group Ltd

In a recent Choice Talk we spoke with Michael Kelly, Regional Sales Manager of Frylite Group Ltd. He discusses how a challenge for Frylite is how their clients are opening and closing with little notice. He mentions how Zoom has become a key form of communication within the firm and between clients. He also talks […]

Choice Talks 007 – Ross Quigley – Quigley Meats

We had the pleasure of talking with Ross Quigley from Quigley Meats about the challenges they face throughout the COVID19 Pandemic. He discusses what COVID19 precautions his staff go through on the daily and how customer safety is an important factor to them.