Life at Blueface


3
Sep 14

Blueface at the Ireland Funds Young Leaders Event

The Ireland Funds Young Leaders Event

The Ireland Funds Young Leaders Event

For the third year in a row, the Blueface team were in attendance as a sponsor for the Ireland Funds Young Leaders annual BBQ. The Event – An All American style BBQ – was held in Lansdowne Rugby Club, a fantastic venue set against the backdrop of the Aviva stadium.

The event kicked off with some drinks from Sponsors Jameson & Corona, followed by a tasty American Style BBQ Buffet, which was finished off with some delicious Häagen-Dazs Ice cream for dessert. The evening continued till late with American music, wine and beer with the Blueface crew ruling the dance floor from start to finish.

The evening’s Highlight was undoubtedly the ‘Bucking Bronco’ which the agility of the guests were tested in an attempt to beat the record of 24 Seconds, set the previous year. Although one of our own team managed an impressive 37 seconds, the winner lasted an amazing 54 seconds! Blueface presented the winner with a Google Nexus 5 phone.

This year Alan Foy, Blueface Chief Executive, was appointed board member of The Ireland Funds.

The Young Leaders Society brings together young professionals to network and support the philanthropic work of The Worldwide Ireland Funds. The Young Leaders Society provides a forum for emerging philanthropists to become closely involved with the mission of The Worldwide Ireland Funds as well as with prominent business and civic leaders who support the organisation.


5
Jun 13

Photos: Blueface and Kedington 100k Charity Cycle

Thank you to everyone who participated in and help make the Blueface Kedington 100k cycle a great success last month.

The management of Kedington and Blueface would like to thank the following people for volunteering their time and resources:

  • Ambulance – Order of Malta
  • Bike maintenance – The Bike Hub Howth
  • Photographers – Adrian, Mike and Charles
  • Motorbike Marshals – The Goldwing Club of Ireland
  • Cycling Jerseys – Blueface
  • Water and Powerade – Donated by Coca Cola
  • Bananas – Fyffes
  • Street Marshals – Dunn and Porter crew
  • Road signs – Kedington staff
  • Water stops – Kedington and Blueface staff, friends and family
  • Toilets – Extraspace Solutions
  • Registration tent, safety briefing and welcome home crew

Total funds raised were over €2,500 among 60 cyclists who took part for a very worthy cause – The Light of Maasai.

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Conor, Brian & Gerard from the Blueface Sales Team

Matt Porter race organiser - Kedington

Matt Porter race organiser – Kedington

The Peleton

The Peleton

Light of Maasai Stand

Light of Maasai Stand

Braving the Elements

Braving the Elements

First Over the Line

First Over the Line

Look forward to seeing you in 2014 or at our next event. For more photos please see here.


22
Apr 13

Blueface and Kedington 100k Charity Cycle

Blueface Light of Maasai Race LaunchPictured here are Brian Martin and Gerard Doherty of Blueface’s sales team taking in some well needed practice along the coast road ahead of next month’s charity cycle.

 

Blueface and Kedington are delighted to announce a joint 100km charity cycle in aid of Light of Maasai taking place on May 12, 2013. The cycle is not a race and is open to all participants. We’d like to extend a special invitation to any customer, partner or friends of either company who’d like to join us for the cycle.

 

Race Details
- The route will take in Sandymount, Killiney, Sandaymount, Howth, Malahide, Sandymount.
- Race jerseys for the first 60 registrants on the day
- Professional photographer to capture your experience
- Marshalled by Honda Goldwing Motorcycle Club
- Maintenance by the Bike Hub in Howth
- Water bottles and Bananas provided

 

Race Starting Point:

Please note the race will start from the car park just beside the Martello Tower on the strand road. Please see a Google map of the location embedded below:

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Details on Registering for the Race
You must first make a donation to the charity for € 40.00 (100% of this goes directly to Light of Maasai – Charity No CHY 18519 – Registered in Ireland).

You can do this by either following the link below and donating via Paypal (please reference ‘BIKE’ and then your name) or you can send a cheque made payable to ‘Light of Maasai’ for my attention to our head office in Dublin (postal address below).  Please include a note with your contact details (name/phone number/e-mail address).

Once the donation is received, I will contact you with your registration number.  Your details will then be automatically included on the contact list for updates etc.

Paypal Registration Link – http://www.lightofmaasai.com/donate

Postal Address for Cheques: Kedington Ltd, Unit 70 Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13

Important Note: Online registration via Paypal will close at midnight on Thursday 9th May, however if you know someone that is looking to participate in this event after online registration closes, ‘on the day’ registration will be available during Sunday morning registration, the entry fee for all on the day entrants will be € 70.

Questions?

If you’ve any questions, please drop a line to Lorraine.Watt@kedington.ie or Brian.Martin@blueface.ie – We look forward to seeing you on May 12th!

 


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Mar 13

Mount Temple School goes Mobile with Blueface!

Blueface Fennell Photography Copyright 2013Alan Foy (right) CEO Blueface, with Liam Weigmont, Principal of Mount Temple Comprehensive, Clontarf; which recently upgraded to a Blueface Cloud Telecoms solution incorporating Landline and Mobile on one account.


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Dec 12

Merry Christmas from all at Blueface!

Its Christmas jumpers all the way today in Blueface HQ as we head into the last weekend before the big day! Between the awesome Christmas Market here in the IFSC, and the fresh (non-rainy for once!) weather, we’re definitely in the festive spirit! We’ve got a few last bits and bobs to sort out here, but the charades tournament is definitely happening later!

Very best wishes for you and yours over the holidays! If you need us, we will have email-based support on the 25th and 26th of December, with phone and email contact from the 27th onwards, so we’re never too far away :-)

Over and out, see you all next week!


11
Dec 12

Blueface on Tour – A Magic Weekend in Rome!

Here in Blueface, we like to work hard, and sometimes we like to let our hair down too. However, nothing could have prepared us for the surprise we got recently… Fresh from announcing Blueface’s expansion into the Italian market, the company treated us to a trip to Rome to celebrate our Christmas Party and hang out with our new colleagues in Blueface Italy!

For some of the group it was the first time in Rome and we were lucky to get a reasonably sunny weekend, despite a poor weather forecast and widespread flooding in Italy in the days before we went! For most of us, the weekend consisted of strolling around the amazing streets and buildings; enjoying wonderful food and wine; and doing a spot of shopping in the Christmas markets. The history and culture of the city is mind-boggling, with beautiful churches and incredible ancient ruins at every turn, not to mention the creativity of Italian car-parking!!

Our ready-made tour guides from Blueface Italy organised plenty of activities to help us get the most out of the weekend and their local knowledge came in handy for finding the best restaurants, cafes and Gelateries!

 

It was a great weekend and was enjoyed by all; here’s to Blueface Italy in 2013, maybe next year we’ll stay for a week ;-)


5
Nov 12

Blueface Elevator Finalist MotionFox Launches ‘Kubswear’

Blueface is delighted to congratulate Blueface Elevator Finalist and Dublin Regional Joint-Winner, MotionFox, on the launch of their new kids’ range, ‘Kubswear’.

With their entry in the Blueface Elevator competition, MotionFox really impressed us with an innovative range of safety-wear for cyclists, runners and walkers which combines the essential hi-viz vest with an expandable back panel, allowing for safe carrying of a backpack without obstructing the vest itself. Having enjoyed strong success with their adult range which is stocked at sports and cycling outlets nationwide, we’re delighted to see that MotionFox have now launched ‘Kubswear’, a fun hi-viz range for children which has been designed to increase safety and visibility at play and while cycling or walking to school.

As Rob Quigley, CEO of MotionFox said when he called in to our offices in Dublin last week, “There’s increasing numbers of primary pupils walking and cycling to school in Ireland, so we wanted to design a range of fun visibility clothing specifically for kids, that could be worn whether they are on their bike or simply walking to school or partaking in sports.”

The Kubswear vests have colourful and imaginative designs and can be worn as normal, or expanded via a set of simple fasteners that makes it easy to wear over a schoolbag or backpack, ensuring the wearer is seen with no bag blocking their hi-viz vests. The range has two super-cute designs, The Ladybug and The Turtle; as seen above. The Blueface ladies were particularly taken with the Ladybug; we’ve already tried to convince MotionFox to make some adult sizes!

Launched just in time for those dark winter mornings and evenings, the Kubswear range is available for ages 4-6/7-9/10-12, retails at € 24.95 and is available in at sports and bicycle shops, including; CityCycles (Blackhall Place), Hollingsworth (Kilmacud), Hollingsworth (Templogue), CycleBike (off Capel St.), P&K Cycles (Patrick St.) and on line at www.motionfox.com.


23
Oct 12

Good Times at the Dublin Web Summit

The Blueface team had a fantastic time at the Dublin Web Summit last week and we enjoyed having an opportunity to meet so many exciting Irish and international companies over the two days of the event. Our stand was a busy hub of activity for the entire duration of the Web Summit and our Blueface foosball table certainly seemed to bring out a few competitive streaks!

Highlights for us included popping into a great interview with Coder Dojo participants on the Main Stage on Day 1, and an inspiring talk given by Liam Casey of PCH International on Day 2, not to mention the amazing Happy Pear smoothies and Mason Hayes + Curran’s ‘Dancing Robot’!

Very special thanks to the organisers and to everyone who came to chat to us at our stand. Our special Web Summit offer of a FREE International Number is still open for all attendees so just drop an email to sales@blueface.ie to find out more.


15
Oct 12

Blueface to Attend Dublin Web Summit

Blueface will exhibit at the Dublin Web Summit this week on October 17th and 18th and we’re looking forward to an action-packed week! Over 200 international speakers and 3,500 attendees from over 50 countries will descend on the RDS for an event which brings together technology giants and start-ups from around the world, as well as investors and tech enthusiasts who want to see and meet the latest wave of movers and shakers from the technology sector and beyond.

The two day event will include exhibitions, lectures and networking events. There’ll also be demonstrations from some of the hottest international brands and startups, making the Web Summit truly a cornerstone of cutting-edge business in Ireland.

This year will be Blueface’s first time to exhibit at the web summit and we’re looking forward to meeting other innovative business game-changers and perhaps finding ways to work together.  We’re especially excited to meet young and pioneering start-ups and to hear more about what’s happening at all levels of Irish business. With our background as a start-up, we’re always keen to see the new and disruptive ideas coming from start-ups and we’re firm believers that entrepreneurship is the motor that drives Irish business. Supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs is something we feel passionately about – so much so in fact that in 2012 we launched our inaugural Blueface Elevator competition which took a diverse range of start-ups from across the country, helped them to develop and refine their proposition and market strategy, and awarded one competition winner €50,000 of Business Services to help them hit the big time. Check out www.blueface.ie for more info about Blueface Elevator 2013 or chat to one of our representatives at the Web Summit.

Blueface will be at Stand 28 in the RDS main hall – if you’d like a little more information about what we do and how we can help businesses improve their communications, drop by for a chat and check out the awesome and exclusive offers that we will be running for Web Summit attendees.


1
Oct 12

Bluefaces, Tired legs, but no complaints about the weather. The Big ‘C’ Cycle.

On a beautifully fresh morning in September a large group of charitable cyclists ascended on Sandymount’s Strand Road to partake in the Blue September Big C cycle, proudly supported by Blueface. This is their story.

The Blueface team convoy arrived at about 7:15am to set up the registration, stock the water station and pack goodie bags for after the event. A special thank you to GoCar Dublin for providing us with Pace cars and a utility Transit Van to pick up any weary cyclists and to transport water and snacks around the route. The groups began arriving and right on queue the Garda Motorcycle Unit showed up to accompany us safely through Blackrock, Dalkey and Killiney.

The Peleton made its way from Sandymount up along the beautiful south coast to Vico Road where they pushed their way to the summit of Killiney Hill. It was a huge relief to many to pass through the arches at the top of the hill, allowing them to decent quickly and gather their breath.

The team headed back towards the coastline at Sandymount where they parted ways with the Garda Motorcycle unit and continued on out through Clontarf and then to Howth. By this stage we’d worked up quite an appetite and the wonderful people at Il Panorama Cafe served up a selection of fantastic sandwiches and snacks for us to enjoy. This is where we took the opportunity to get to know each other, expressing bike envy at the different Trek, Fuji and Bianchi bikes on show.

After taking some time for merriment, stretching and a few poses for photographs we mounted our saddles, albeit with a little less vigour than at the start, and headed back to Sutton Cross to head out the coast road towards Malahide. The group turned the corner at Starbucks, grabbed some water and then it was a final dash back to Sandymount via Clontarf and East Wall with all parties arriving back smiling and in one piece. The success of this event has to come down to the time given by the Volunteers, Will and Stephen (GoCar), Dennis and Eric our Northside Honda Goldwing Outriders, Cristina our Photographer on the day (Thoughtbox), Alison (Blueface) and last but not least the Local Gardai from Blackrock Garda station for supporting us throughout the day.

The beautiful afternoon sunshine only added to the already great feeling of finishing the cycle together.

We at Blueface would like to thank everyone who got involved with the cycle, especially the sponsors MotionFox, Kedington, Jobbio, and our Transport partners GoCar for providing support vehicles for the event. All the cyclists would also like to thank the owners of Il Panorama Cafe for the delicious lunch they provided for us during our rest stop.

Post Event Pic with the Kedington crew.


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