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#WalkRunTalk – The Lifes2good 5k in aid of Galway SAMARITANS

Lifes2good are teaming up with local charity, Galway SAMARITANS this year in an attempt to raise much needed funds and awareness for the charity. Galway SAMARITANS are currently undertaking a refurbishment of their Nun’s Island location and Lifes2good is making a €25,000 donation as well as attempting to help raise a further €25,000 throughout 2016 … READ MORE

Lifes2good are teaming up with local charity, Galway SAMARITANS this year in an attempt to raise much needed funds and awareness for the charity. Galway SAMARITANS are currently undertaking a refurbishment of their Nun’s Island location and Lifes2good is making a €25,000 donation as well as attempting to help raise a further €25,000 throughout 2016 through a number of community initiatives.

Lifes2good CEO, James Murphy said “The Galway SAMARITANS is a fantastic charity that does amazing work on a daily basis. Everyone involved in the charity are 100% voluntary, they don’t get paid. To be part of raising funds and awareness is an honour and I just hope that it will encourage other local businesses to consider doing the same as we’d like to double the amount if possible. Depression and suicide is something that has touched everyone’s lives and having services in place to help reduce and support is vital.”

One such initiative is a 5km run/walk that took place Thursday the 15th of September at 7.30pm in Rinville Park, Oranmore. Huge thank you to our additional sponsors CUBE, Nestor’s Supervalu, Galway Bay Golf Resort and Teamsport.

Here are some snaps from the evening!

 

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SAMARITANS key message is that you don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch, if anything is bothering you just call. If something is troubling you, no matter how small you may feel it is, get in touch by calling 116 123.

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Lifes2good & Galway SAMARITANS team up!

Lifes2good are delighted to be teaming up with local charity Galway SAMARTIANS. The SAMARTIANS is a UK & Irish charity which provides support services for any individual who just need to talk. Their key message is that you don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch, if anything is bothering you just call. With … READ MORE

Lifes2good are delighted to be teaming up with local charity Galway SAMARTIANS. The SAMARTIANS is a UK & Irish charity which provides support services for any individual who just need to talk. Their key message is that you don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch, if anything is bothering you just call.

With over 20,000 volunteers based in 201 branches across 5 nations, they are actively involved in a community near you. Volunteers work to try and raise much needed funds to support the service, which is free of charge to anyone who may need it.

Lifes2good is working hard to create awareness and funds over the course of 2016 through a number of incentives. The first step was getting involved with the annual Flag Day in which volunteers flood the streets of Galway with collection buckets. The next event is a Cyclathon in which teams of 5 compete against each other on exercise bikes with the winners being the team who get the longest distance overall. It is hoped that this event will raise lots of awareness and promote positive mental health by getting involved in a group sporting activity. This will be taking place April 30th, 2016 in Galway’s Eyre Square.

If something is troubling you, no matter how small you may feel it is, get in touch by calling 116 123.

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Lifes2good main sponsor of Blogger’s Conference 2016

Once again Lifes2good will be headline sponsor of the BLOGGERCONF held in the Marker Hotel in Dublin on 21st May. BLOGGERCONF is the premier event for brands, businesses and digital content creators in Ireland. It brings brands, bloggers, vloggers and social media users together. BLOGGERCONF is an event for the aspiring to learn from the … READ MORE

Once again Lifes2good will be headline sponsor of the BLOGGERCONF held in the Marker Hotel in Dublin on 21st May.

BLOGGERCONF is the premier event for brands, businesses and digital content creators in Ireland. It brings brands, bloggers, vloggers and social media users together. BLOGGERCONF is an event for the aspiring to learn from the inspiring. It will help bloggers and brands to connect, network, have fun and learn about the blogosphere and social media in Ireland, abroad and future trends. It offers individuals, start-ups, small businesses, Irish and international brands an excellent opportunity to network.  Inspirational speakers, industry professionals, top bloggers and influencers will share their knowledge and experience to ensure everyone leaves with valuable insights and new skills.

There will be a masterclasses with LinkedIn and Canon as well as an amazing line up of speakers including:

  • Marissa Carter, Entrepreneur and business woman of global brand, Cocoa Brown
  • Kirstie McDermott, Editor, STELLAR Magazine
  • Hazel Wallace, The Food Medic
  • Rosemary Mac Cabe, Journalist and Digital Maven
  • Suzy Griffin, Social Media Coordinator, RTE
  • Sean Earley, Creative Director of New Slang
  • Sinead Keavey, WilliamFry Ireland, leading corporate law firm
  • Karen Constantine, Award wining beauty blogger, Lovelygirliebits.com
  • Debbie O’Donnell, TV3
  • Orla Twomey, Chief Executive, ASAI

Lifes2good will be show casing a number of brands through the amazing goodie bags and fantastic spot prizes on the day.

Repro Free: Friday 4th March 2016. The power of the best! 115 leading Irish indigenous companies, employing 47,000 people with a combined turnover of almost €10 billion, have been recognised for outstanding levels of business performance at the 2016 Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland. Pictured at the awards are (from l-r): Picture Jason Clarke.
LIFES2GOOD ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF IRELAND’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES!

Lifes2good has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. Lifes2good has demonstrated superior business performance for the fourth year running, and was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 4 March 2016.   The awards event in Dublin’s Convention Centre marked the eighth … READ MORE

Lifes2good has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. Lifes2good has demonstrated superior business performance for the fourth year running, and was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 4 March 2016.

 

The awards event in Dublin’s Convention Centre marked the eighth year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland. The awards were attended by over 800 people from the Irish business community. Frank Ryan, chair of the independent judging panel, was keynote speaker on the night.

 

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland operating at the highest levels of business performance. The network of 115 Best Managed Companies now employs over 47,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €10bn. Recognising the importance of overseas markets for Irish companies, the Best Managed Companies also recorded an average growth in export sales of 161% over the last three years.

 

Commenting on the award, James Murphy, CEO & Founder of Lifes2good said:

“We appreciate and value the recognition that Deloitte Best Managed Company award brings and perhaps more importantly the independent validation of Lifes2good’s business performance excellence for four consecutive years.   The fact that we have been ranked as a gold standard winner is testimony to our world class expertise building iconic global health and beauty brands.”

 

Sixteen companies from around Ireland were awarded Best Managed status for the first time this year, following a lengthy qualification and judging process in which the complete performance of a business is assessed, moving beyond finances to such areas as operational excellence, strategy, and human resource processes. Eleven platinum award winners – companies that have retained their Best Managed status for seven consecutive years – were also recognised on the night.

Eighteen companies were also presented with the gold standard accolade having secured Best Managed status for a fourth consecutive year. An additional 70 companies re-qualified having upheld the standard of a Deloitte Best Managed Company, following a comprehensive review process.

 

Managing Partner of Deloitte and judging panel member, Brendan Jennings commented:

“Congratulations to all the 2016 winners. All the companies here tonight are at the end of a long process of evaluation, which makes their Best Managed designation even more rewarding and valuable as a marketing tool for their business. It is clear that these companies make an invaluable contribution to the Irish economy – employing 47,000 people and generating turnover of €10bn.”

 

Sasha Wiggins, CEO of Barclays Bank Ireland, added:

Each of the companies being celebrated today have demonstrated their ability to apply best practice management across a wide range of business areas – something we have witnessed first-hand as the lead sponsor of the programme for the third year in a row. It has been a pleasure to mentor and support the management teams of these companies over the past few weeks and months and on behalf of everyone at Barclays, I would like to congratulate them on this wonderful achievement.”

 

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. It is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Details of entry for the 2016/2017 programme will be issued in the coming weeks on www.deloittebestmanaged.ie. The Best Managed designation is an important marketing tool for the winning companies – but, perhaps most importantly, the awards provide a reason to celebrate the efforts of the entire company.

 

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JAMES MURPHY DISCUSSES THE PHENOMENAL SUCCESS OF VIVISCAL ON RTE RADIO 1’S THE BUSINESS

Lifes2good’s CEO and founder James Murphy chats to Richard Curran on The Business, RTE Radio 1, about building a successful empire and achieving the impossible by breaking the States. In this interview, James discusses holding the title for the No. 1 hair supplement in the U.S., with a projected $40 million turnover for 2016 by the company’s leading brand Viviscal through both direct and retail … READ MORE

Lifes2good’s CEO and founder James Murphy chats to Richard Curran on The Business, RTE Radio 1, about building a successful empire and achieving the impossible by breaking the States. In this interview, James discusses holding the title for the No. 1 hair supplement in the U.S., with a projected $40 million turnover for 2016 by the company’s leading brand Viviscal through both direct and retail channels. He divulges that Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon are among the brand’s biggest fans and reveals that he can carry a tune or two… Listen to the interview here

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GALWAY HEALTHCARE COMPANY LIFES2GOOD RECEIVES €5M TO DRIVE FURTHER INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION WITH 50 JOBS TO BE CREATED OVER 3 YEARS

The BDO Development Capital Fund today announced its second investment since the launch of the €75million fund by the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton in March last year. The BDO Development Capital Fund is supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, as part of the Development Capital Scheme.   The Fund managed by Development … READ MORE

The BDO Development Capital Fund today announced its second investment since the launch of the €75million fund by the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton in March last year. The BDO Development Capital Fund is supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, as part of the Development Capital Scheme.

 

The Fund managed by Development Capital, a 100% subsidiary of BDO, has invested €5 million in the Lifes2good Group, one of Ireland’s fastest growing Healthcare companies.  The investment will enable Lifes2good further international expansion and will lead to the creation of 50 additional high skilled jobs in its Global Headquarters in Galway and across the group over the next 3 years.  The BDO Development Capital Fund provides development and growth capital for established, mid-sized and profitable companies to assist them to achieve and accelerate their export-led growth plans.

 

The Lifes2Good Group was founded in 1997 by James Murphy and is an international, sales, marketing and distribution Group of category leading and clinically proven healthcare brands in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. Lifes2Good has been supported in its growth and development by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

 

Announcing the Fund’s second investment, Sinead Heaney, Managing Director of The BDO Development Capital Fund said:

 

“The BDO Development Capital Fund is delighted to announce details of this investment. Lifes2Good is exactly type of Company that the BDO Development Capital Fund was set up to support. It is a high growth indigenous company with a proven and ambitious management team with significant export market growth opportunities.”

 

Welcoming the announcement today, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said: “As we have  repeatedly  stated,  at  the  heart of our jobs plan is creating a powerful engine of Irish enterprise.  Making sure that ambitious and innovative Irish companies have access to the sources of credit necessary to grow their business, expand exports and increase jobs is a key part of this.  Over the past three years we have established new finance schemes which are making available a total of well over €2 billion to Irish businesses, and the BDO €75million Development Capital Fund forms part of this.  Today’s announcement of its investment in Lifes2Good and the creation of 50 new jobs by this company is a welcome boost that shows the concrete benefits of this scheme.  Lifes2Good is a highly successful company which will now go on to grow faster and create more jobs in a regional location.  I am delighted to welcome this announcement today and wish the company continued success”.

 

 

Lifes2Good Founder James Murphy commented, ““I am extremely excited about what Lifes2good can achieve with this investment. We have hugely ambitious expansion plans and we are now positioned to implement them. We can also now tap into the expertise that comes with The BDO Development Capital Fund and the support of both the Fund’s advisory panel members. The BDO Development Capital team has a wealth of experience in supporting growing businesses such as ours and this along with the international reach of their Corporate Partners was a key factor for Lifes2good.Today’s announcement provides us with the investment needed to grow our current significant US and UK business, position other markets for accelerated growth and support new product and brand development through innovation and acquisition. We are a results driven organization, which prides itself on taking niche products in the healthcare space to the global retailer and consumer”

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LIFES2GOOD LEAD THE WAY IN 1,000KM CYCLE IN AID OF CROSS CANCER RESEARCH

The Lifes2good CROSS Atlantic 1000, Supporting Cross Cancer Research at Trinity College Dublin, took place from the 5th – 11th September 2015. In its fourth year, the Rugby Legends Cycle saw 200 participants brave 1,000km on the Wild Atlantic Way from Skibbereen to Donegal, over seven stages.   The 200 strong team of cyclists for … READ MORE

The Lifes2good CROSS Atlantic 1000, Supporting Cross Cancer Research at Trinity College Dublin, took place from the 5th – 11th September 2015. In its fourth year, the Rugby Legends Cycle saw 200 participants brave 1,000km on the Wild Atlantic Way from Skibbereen to Donegal, over seven stages.

 

The 200 strong team of cyclists for the tour included former rugby greats such Rob Wainwright, (Scotland and Lions), Zinzan Brooke (All Blacks), Ieuan Evans (Wales and Lions) and former Irish legends Eric Elwood, David and Richard Wallace, Mick Galwey, Paddy Johns, Niall Woods and Liam Toland, to name but a few.

 

The cycle is in aid of The Friends of CROSS, a voluntary group which aims to raise cancer awareness throughout Ireland, with a special emphasis on cancer education and awareness within the youth community. Over the course of the week, cyclists stopped along the way to visit schools and attend events to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

 

Main sponsor Lifes2good promised to match all funds donated by business partners and in this regard CEO James Murphy committed to a figure of a €30,000 donation, as well as completing the cycle himself.

 

At the launch Paul Wallace, CROSS Patron said, “The CROSS Atlantic 1000, supporting cancer research in TCD, is a great opportunity for people to get on their bikes for a great cause.  Over the last 3 years we have raised over €225,000 for Prof Reynolds and his team of researchers, helping to find new ways to treat and prevent cancer.  People have plenty of time to train for a stage or two, or indeed, the whole 1,000km route, and enjoy the bonhomie of being part of a team that makes a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.”