News

The Taxback Group are frequently in the media for many of their award winning businesses, and local or nationwide projects. Take a look below to see some of the most recent news pieces on the Group.

The Taxback Group CSR program shortlisted for Kilkenny Award!

The Taxback Group are delighted to announce that their global Corporate Social Responsibility Program has been shortlisted for a Kilkenny Chamber Business Award.

10 Nov 2017
Eoin Lyons

The Taxback Group sponsors Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle!

The Taxback Group is honoured to officially announce our sponsorship of this year's Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle.

02 Nov 2017
Eoin Lyons

Inside The Taxback Group

Ever wondered what it's like to work here at The Taxback Group? Eoin Lyons is our Group Marketing & Communications Executive, and he told us about his job and working with the Taxback Group.

13 Nov 2017
Eoin Lyons

TransferMate: Winner of eirSpider Best Financial Service award

This year TransferMate won the eirSpider Best in Financial Service award in Dublin. The eirSpider awards are considered an important benchmark for distinction and excellence in web-based business strategies. This is a huge honour as past winners include TheJournal.ie, Paddy Cosgrave founder of Web Summit and Electric Ireland.

01 Dec 2015
Transfermate.com

TransferMate: Nominated For The eir Elevation Fast Company Award

The eir Elevation Fast Company Awards 2015 shortlist have been announced this week and we are delighted that TransferMate Global Payments has been nominated within the Emerging Fast Company category.

01 Dec 2015
Transfermate.com

Taxback International: Voted Best Travel Technology Provider at the ITM Ireland Business Travel Awards

Taxback International are delighted to have been named the Best Travel Technology Provider at the ITM Ireland Business Travel Awards for our new app Pocket VAT. Our app launched less than two months ago and its already winning awards. We believe this is because this is what the market has been waiting for.

01 Dec 2015
Taxbackinternational.com

ConnectIreland: Winner of ‘Best Citizen Engagement’ at International Awards

ConnectIreland scooped the award for Best Citizen Engagement at the City Nation Place Awards in London on Thursday 5th November. The international awards benchmark excellence in place brand strategies.

01 Dec 2015
Connectireland.com

Sales-Promotions: Shortlisted for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2015

Sales-Promotions is delighted to announce that we have been short listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards Programme 2015!

01 Dec 2015
Sales-promotions.com

Sales-Promotions: Shortlisted for The IPM COGS ‘Company of the Year’ Award 2015

Sales-Promotions is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for The IPM COGS ‘Company of the Year’ Award 2015.

01 Dec 2015
Sales-promotions.com

The Taxback Group CSR program shortlisted for Kilkenny Award!

The Taxback Group are delighted to announce that their global Corporate Social Responsibility Program has been shortlisted for a Kilkenny Chamber Business Award.



 At The Taxback Group, Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital part of our remit. In each of the communities in which our offices are based, we strive to make a difference. We have a global team of CSR champions who work on fundraising and teambuilding activities to help local charities.

This year our program has helped over 30 charities across the world, from our Irish and Bulgarian offices to as far as our offices in USA, Peru and Australia. Eoin Lyons, chairman of The Taxback Group CSR Committee, said that 'this is a huge achievement for myself, my fellow committee members Marcie Green and Olivia Sexton, our global CSR Champions, and every single staff member across our global offices. Giving back to our local communities is something which is hugely important across our group, and we're delighted to recognise the efforts of everyone here in creating something to be proud of.'

The Chamber Awards adjudication panel examined over 150 applications and shortlisted 3 finalists in each respective category. Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce CEO, John Hurley said that he was ‘delighted that so many diverse local businesses have engaged with the Kilkenny Business Awards this year. The standard of application was particularly high and an exceptional group of finalists have been shortlisted.'

The winners of each category will be chosen and announced at the Gala Awards Night taking place in the Lyrath Estate Hotel on Saturday 25th November – visit www.kilkennychamber.ie for more information.

The Taxback Group sponsors Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle!

The Taxback Group is honoured to officially announce our sponsorship of this year's Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle.

The Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle asks people to get on their bike on Saturday September 16th for this picturesque and energetic 100km or 66km trip across the county, with all proceeds going to the provision of home nursing respite care and support to sick children locally and nationally.

As long-term supporters of the charity, The Taxback Group today presented CEO of Jack & Jill, Hugo Jellett, with a cheque for €10,000 to sponsor this terrific family event, and to provide additional funds to the many families the charity helps each and every day.

 "The Jack & Jill Foundation is a charity very close to our hearts here at The Taxback Group, and we hope that their Kilkenny Cycle this year is bigger and better than ever before" said Eoin Lyons, Chairman of the Charity Committee at The Taxback Group. "The service they provide is heartwarming, and we wish them continued success."

Registration is now open on www.jackandjill.ie for this professionally organised, fully insured and Cycling Ireland approved cycle. The cycle starts and finishes at O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club, Hebron Road, Kilkenny with refreshment en route and hot food served at the finish line. There are also a limited number of cycling jerseys available to purchase online for €20. Launching the cycle

Hugo Jellett, CEO of Jack & Jill thanked the Taxback Group for their support and accepted the cheque for €10,000 saying: “The Taxback Group are an active member of the Jack & Jill extended family and help us raise awareness and funds through initiatives like the Kilkenny Cycle. This year’s cycle coincides with Jack & Jill’s 20th Anniversary and the charity has supported 2,300 families over the years, including 47 families in Kilkenny and 36 families in Carlow through a vital service that operates 365 days a year, with no waiting list and no means test. Just pure and simple support for families who need it. Good luck to everyone and thank you for your continued support!”

Inside The Taxback Group

Ever wondered what it's like to work here at The Taxback Group? Eoin Lyons is our Group Marketing & Communications Executive, and he told us about his job and working with the Taxback Group.

1. What do you do?

I am the Group Marketing & Communication Executive for the Taxback Group, it’s the parent brand to a family of companies which provide finance, tax and travel services. Our global footprint encompasses 30 offices worldwide and e do business across 100 countries on a daily basis. My role is essentially at the heart of driving marketing and communication at group level. While I do work alongside a group of marketing specialists who work for each of our 8 companies respectively, my role is solely concerned with promoting the group as a whole (internally and externally) and tying together all the great stuff we do companywide. I work across a wide range of areas from social media to internal communications, from content creation to management of our corporate social responsibility program. Simply put, I strive to help create positivity within our organisation and tell all those great stories to the outside world.

2. Describe your typical working day?

I know it sounds cliché, but I can genuinely tell you that every day in The Taxback Group is different. Being involved in a various amount of projects really allows you to experience a ton of variety every day. Working with different people across different projects and areas makes every day a fresh new challenge. But the fact that it all ties back to that core mission of promoting the group, makes every task focused and achievable.

3. What are your qualifications?

I graduated from the University of Limerick back in 2013, with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with Politics, New Media and Cultural Studies. After that I narrowed my aim towards the Marketing and Communications industry, so I completed a level 6 Diploma in Digital Marketing and Social Media from the Waterford Institute of Technology. And I’ve also recently just finished a level 6 course in Strategic Public Relations from WIT too. Never stop learning!

4. Tell us about your previous work experience?

Since leaving college I’ve been lucky enough to gain experience across a wide range of areas. When I first left college I began doing some sports writing for Pundit Arena, followed by a customer-focused role with Bank of Ireland. I then was lucky enough to become the social media coordinator for the Promenade Festival in Tramore, Co. Waterford in 2015. The festival attracted an estimated 50,000+ people over the course of a weekend and really encouraged me to continue in this industry. I landed a communications role in Fidelity Investments soon after, working on communications, CSR, and events, before finally entering my current role over a year ago. I’m absolutely delighted to have ended up in this particular field.

5. What is the best thing about your job?

There’s a lot of great things about this job. The variety, the progression in responsibility, and the chance to constantly be creative are all terrific, but the best thing by far is simply the opportunity to really be involved in making a difference in here. Through working directly with our Great Place To Work team on constantly improving employee culture, to being tasked with managing our charity initiatives, I really feel like I can have a positive impact both internally and externally. And I think that goes for everyone in here too – there’s a real culture of motivation.

6. And the biggest challenge?

Coming into a newly-created role and trying to promote a global brand was intimidating at first. I needed to communicate with a large amount of people across our various offices, and take in as much information as possible. There’s something really motivating about being given that much responsibility though. What started as something which could have easily overwhelmed me, was made a source of real motivation and drives me on every day. And to be perfectly honest, with the amount of positivity in here and the quality of the services we provide across The Taxback Group, it makes telling the world how great we are much easier!

7. What advice would you give someone considering applying for a job with you?

I think the basics are really important for anyone who applies for a job with us. Research the company, research the role, know your CV inside out, and know what you can bring to the table. But above all else, come with ideas. You’ll hit the ground running in here, and you’ll be given every chance to develop. So the more you arrive with, the more you’ll achieve.



This article originally appeared on IrishJobs.ie's Inside Story feature here - http://www.irishjobs.ie/careeradvice/inside-story-the-taxback-group/

TransferMate: Winner of eirSpider Best Financial Service award

This year TransferMate won the eirSpider Best in Financial Service award in Dublin. The eirSpider awards are considered an important benchmark for distinction and excellence in web-based business strategies. This is a huge honour as past winners include TheJournal.ie, Paddy Cosgrave founder of Web Summit and Electric Ireland.

At TransferMate we are committed to demonstrating to our customers that they come first and we do this by constantly enhancing the international payment functionality on our online platform. For instance, we have a receivables payment service which allows us to collect payments for a business. The benefits of this new service include better exchanges and lower transfer fees for businesses. You can find out more on our Receivables page.

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TransferMate: Nominated For The eir Elevation Fast Company Award

The eir Elevation Fast Company Awards 2015 shortlist have been announced this week and we are delighted that TransferMate Global Payments has been nominated within the Emerging Fast Company category.

The eir Elevation Fast Company Awards 2015 are a unique recognition of the growth and ingenuity of the fastest growing businesses across Ireland and the specific reasons for their success.

With a spotlight on innovation, international scalability, differentiation and strategic investment to the Irish economy, the Awards celebrate the success of Ireland’s fastest growing companies.

TransferMate is honoured to be involved in these awards which recognise our innovation in financial technology and our global vision to scale our business internationally.

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Taxback International: Voted Best Travel Technology Provider at the ITM Ireland Business Travel Awards

Taxback International are delighted to have been named the Best Travel Technology Provider at the ITM Ireland Business Travel Awards for our new app Pocket VAT. Our app launched less than two months ago and its already winning awards. We believe this is because this is what the market has been waiting for.

Pocket VAT has been designed to calculate the potential VAT reclaim on a company’s business travel and expense. While showing the potential reclaimable VAT after travel, Pocket VAT will also provide useful tips and information on VAT rates and distance selling thresholds globally.

Our market leading Pocket VAT App helps to increase visibility while encouraging employees to become increasingly compliant with their company's travel policy, thereby increasing the overall VAT recovered by the company.

Click here to find out more about Taxback International and Pocket VAT

ConnectIreland: Winner of ‘Best Citizen Engagement’ at International Awards

ConnectIreland scooped the award for Best Citizen Engagement at the City Nation Place Awards in London on Thursday 5th November. The international awards benchmark excellence in place brand strategies.

A panel of renowned international judges - a committee of branding and marketing experts from across the globe - commended the high calibre of finalists at this year’s event.

ConnectIreland was shortlisted in three out of four categories at the awards earlier this year. Delivering the Succeed in Ireland initiative in association with IDA Ireland, ConnectIreland was shortlisted for best citizen engagement, best communications strategy and best use of social media. At a gala ceremony in London, on the final day of the City Nation Place Forum, ConnectIreland was named overall winner for ‘Best Citizen Engagement’.

ConnectIreland’s Community Action Plan campaign was applauded for its innovative approach to encouraging participation in job creation. By engaging with communities, local authorities and organisations across Ireland to promote regional job creation, ConnectIreland continues to develop strong relationships and active citizen engagement with the job creation model.

Sales-Promotions: Shortlisted for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2015

Sales-Promotions is delighted to announce that we have been short listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards Programme 2015!



This year marks the sixteenth year of the Fast 50 programme in Ireland. The awards rank the fastest growing technology companies and recognise businesses that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover over the last four years. Particular focus is placed on those companies that have demonstrated innovative strategies, sound management practices and marketplace vision which has driven them to become a ‘high-growth leader’ in the industry.

Joan O’Connor, Partner at Deloitte said: “Just as the technology companies in Ireland are keeping pace with advancements, so too is the Deloitte Fast 50 programme! We’re excited to recognise the fastest growing technology companies and celebrate their position in the wider global marketplace. What’s more, with our new award categories we will showcase companies that we believe are excelling in the areas that truly demonstrate the value and strength of the indigenous technology sector. We are thrilled to have such key players in the multinational sector supporting these new awards, which reflects the collaborative nature of the entire industry here. We’re delighted to have them on board.”

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Sales-Promotions: Shortlisted for The IPM COGS ‘Company of the Year’ Award 2015

Sales-Promotions is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for The IPM COGS ‘Company of the Year’ Award 2015.

The COGS Awards are set up and run by the Institution of Promotional Marketing and are a means of celebrating all that is exceptional in the world of business marketing. The Company of the Year shortlist was chosen from a group of entries by Chairmen of the judging groups. Nominations for this award are based on companies who they believe demonstrated the greatest breadth of work and the highest levels of achievement as a business consistently throughout the year.

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