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Inver hosts the 2017 Dealer Conference at Thomond Park

Chris O'Callaghan, JP Collins and Doug Howlett

Chris O’Callaghan and Doug Howlett from Munster Rugby presented the prize of one year’s pump maintenance to JP Collins from Inver Tarbert. Co. Kerry.

Thomond Park, home of Munster Rugby, in Limerick was the venue for Inver’s 2017 Dealer Conference. The Irish forecourt market is facing changing market dynamics and and Inver is well situated to meet those changes following Greenergy’s acquisition of Inver. Inver’s CEO, Chris O’Callaghan shared the company’s business and marketing strategy for the future with attendees and introduced Andrew Owens, CEO of Greenergy, who gave Inver’s forecourt partners a detailed overview of Greenergy and the positive benefits resulting from the acquisition.

Andrew Owens, CEO Greenergy UK presenting at Inver's Dealer Conference

Andrew Owens, CEO Greenergy UK presenting at Inver’s Dealer Conference

A varied selection of speakers from Inver and Greenergy’s management team spoke on the day joined by guest speakers. The Speakers created an informative, inclusive environment with the attendees. Ben Lenihan, Inver’s Retail Director noted, “This event continues to provide our forecourt partners with the opportunity to network throughout the day, get advice and create new contacts.

Chris O’Callaghan, Inver’s CEO, said ‘Thomond Park is an outstanding location for Inver’s Dealer Conferences and this year attendance more than doubled from last year. That’s a clear demonstration our forecourt network is continuing to grow rapidly. It’s always a pleasure to host our forecourt partners and outline to them the new changes in the company and the tangible expansion the forecourt network is continually achieving.The relationship with our forecourt partners remains important to me and to the company and that will not change as the company increases in size.

Inver is an Irish company and we are fully invested in giving back to our local communities. We continue our investment in S.T.E.M education through our funding of TechSpaces around Inver forecourts and the annual Creative Techfest festival. Munster Rugby Junior Supporters Club sponsorship has reached its capacity goal of 5,000 children for 2017 and the number of families back attending matches is hugely gratifying. Inver’s new sponsorship ‘Leading Lights’ has launched and we are successfully sponsoring local endeavours around all Inver forecourts @invercommunity shares those uplifting stories.’

In his closing remarks at the conference, Chris O Callaghan, reiterated Inver’s commitment to the brand and to the dealer network with the support of Greenergy and informed delegates that continued growth is a fundamental part of Inver’s strategic plan for the Irish retail forecourt market. He stated “Inver will work with local partners who have the vision and capability to provide modern forecourt retailing to their local community and I look forward to hosting next year’s dealer conference.”

Perfect line out of Inver’s Munster Rugby Junior Supporters Club and Techspace sponsorship programmes at Thomond Park

96 Munster Rugby Junior Supporters combined their interests in technology and rugby at an Inver sponsored event at Thomond Park.

Techspace provided 22 specialist youth workers to facilitate the junior members learning about and constructing their own  ‘scribble bot’.  The room was so quiet and a hive of concentrated activity as the girls and boys aged 8 to 12 enjoyed the process of building their ‘bots’ and choosing which Munster player they wanted to put on their bot.

Three Munster players joined the junior supporters to view their bots and watch them compete.  Mike Sherry, Dave Foley and Jean Kleyn took photographs and signed autographs with their junior fans. They answered some tough and hilarious questions from the young members during a Q n A led by the junior supporters.

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Inver’s First Dealer Conference at Thomond Park.

Jack and Tracy Fitzpatrick at Inver's First Dealer Conference

Jack and Tracy Fitzpatrick at Inver’s First Dealer Conference

Thomond Park, home of Munster Rugby, in Limerick was the venue for Inver’s first Dealer Conference. The Irish forecourt market is facing changing market dynamics and Inver’s CEO, Chris O’Callaghan shared the company’s business and marketing strategy for the future with attendees. The conference also focused on maintaining the strong relationships with Inver’s forecourt partners.

A varied selection of speakers from the Inver management team spoke on the day joined by guest speakers from Camara Ireland, Ogilvy & Mather and Munster Rugby. The Speakers created an informative, inclusive environment with the attendees. Ben Lenihan, Inver’s Retail Director noted, “The event provided our forecourt partners with the opportunity to network throughout the day, make new friends and create new contacts.

It afforded all those who attended the opportunity to learn new aspects of the business, discuss their own operations and learn from Inver and the other delegates. We have listened to what the delegates have to say, to us and to one another, and we will use that information to continue to build Inver’s forecourt brand.”

Chris O’Callaghan, Inver’s CEO, said ‘’Thomond Park was an outstanding location for Inver’s first Dealer conference and it was a clear demonstration our forecourt network is growing rapidly.  It was a pleasure to host our forecourt partners and outline to them the tangible expansion the forecourt network is achieving.

The relationship with our forecourt partners is hugely important to me and to the company and it was an honour to share our development plan with them and review the amazing milestones we are achieving with Inver’s brand awareness.

Inver is an Irish company and we are committed to giving back to our local communities. Children, education and technology are a key focus and we have sponsored eight Techspaces via Camara for the past three years. The conference allowed time to review all our sponsorship’s in detail with our forecourt partners, illustrating the benefits their local communities achieve from these endeavours.

The selection of Thomond Park as the venue for the Dealer’s Conference highlighted Inver’s new sponsorship with Munster Rugby.  Inver will sponsor Munster Rugby’s Junior Supporters Club for the next three years.  Inver’s sponsorship facilitates free membership to 5,000 children in 2016.    We have some exciting plans to combine all our sponsorship’s into one event this year.”

In his closing remarks at the conference, Chris O Callaghan, reiterated Inver’s commitment to the brand and to the dealer network and informed delegates that continued growth is a fundamental part of Inver’s strategic plan for the Irish retail forecourt market. He stated “Inver will work with local partners who have the vision and capability to provide modern forecourt retailing to their local community and I look forward to hosting next year’s dealer conference.”

 

Inver Punches Cross, Grand Opening

Photograph of Inver's first company owned site grand opening

Inver’s first company owned Service Station at Punches Cross officially opened April 8th at 2pm.

Chris O’Callaghan, Inver’s CEO was delighted to cut the ribbon at Inver Punches Cross with Shane Gleeson and other guests. Shane operates the Inver Service station and has a long business history with Spar, who also participated in the opening launch.

Free fuel vouchers were among the many prizes enjoyed by local customers throughout the afternoon. Ben Lenihan, Inver’s Retail Director said ‘Inver are delighted to participate in the opening of our first company owned service station and  to continue to promote our quality fuel to motorists in Limerick.’

Shane stated “I am delighted with the positive response to our new service station and shop. I look forward to growing the business and promoting Inver’s commitment to the community. Their encouragement of  young people to embrace technology and Science through ‘Techspace‘ is fantastic”.

Chris O’Callaghan, Inver’s CEO said “Punches Cross is a very exciting step in the continued growth and expansion of our company’s forecourt network.  We will continue to open company owned service stations and partner with independent forecourt owners.

Our brand offering is strong and our forecourt partners really benefit with dealing directly with a major independent Irish fuel supplier to maximize their  profit.  All our current partnerships have significantly improved their business in terms of volume and margin.

Shane will  also operate the new Inver forecourt in Hurlers Cross and I wish him every success with both Inver forecourts and the Inver team look forward to continue working with him.’

 

Inver Energy's Punches Cross Service Station and Spar Grand Opening

Ribbon cutting at the Inver Punches Cross Grand Opening

Inver’s think tank opens a new Techspace in Limerick

inver think tank

Inver continues to focus on community and education with the latest Techspace opening in Limerick at the Learning Hub Limerick, Kileely House, New Road, Kileely, Limerick. Techspace encourages and inspires our young people to create, produce and have fun with digital technology, they enjoy becoming creators and inventors rather than passive consumers of technology.

Ben Lenihan, Inver’s Retail Director explains “think tank is our way of making a meaningful contribution to our local community. Every time fuel is purchased at an Inver forecourt a cent is put into the think tank. Our focus is on children and education, we seek to improve their maths, science and technology skills. We achieve this though an amazing partnership with Camara Ireland and Foroige”.

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Inver launches think tank

inver think tank

We have just launched think tank, our company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Our CEO Chris O’Callaghan is delighted that the company’s CSR focus is on education and says “we are happy to be fuelling young peoples’ minds with technology”.

Inver is using think tank to sponsor a very innovative and exciting charity called Techspace. In partnership with Foroige and others, Techspace provides a technology environment that encourages young people aged 8 to 18 to build confidence and technology skills to help them succeed in their lives and future careers.

Techspace creates safe supervised “Tech Spaces” where young people receive extensive technology training and have access to subsidised hardware, free software, and an on-line learning community.

Inver’s think tank initiative also involves a very exciting partnership with our service station owners. Our customers participate too, every fuel purchase they make at our Inver stations, a cent goes into the think tank fund. Customers can monitor the think tank initiative through the company website www.inverenergy.ie and further information can be found on the www.inverthinktank.com.