Finnegan Architects
Tom Finnegan – Architect

6Tom completed the 2007, Glenn Murcutt, Master class in Australia. He then graduated as a mature student from Waterford Institute of Technology, School of Architecture in 2010. Glenn Murcutt is an internationally recognized, Pritzker Prize winning, architect who specializes in a sustainable approach to residential projects that are strongly influenced by their surroundings.

Tom worked with Waterford City Council on a number of projects in the  Viking Tringle area in Waterford city, including the design of the Tom-FinneganFumbally Exchange building, prior to the founding of Finnegan Architects in 2013.

The practice aims to combine an interest in sustainable energy efficient design and conservation, with a personalized customer orientated approach that aims to make architecture and design more easily understandable and accessible.

Telephone: +353 87 2817021

8ROJO Studio
Agnieszka Rojowska – Architect

ROJO-Studio is an architecture & design studio, run by award winning architects: Agnieszka & Bartosz Rojowski. They have over 12 years experience in both Irish and International markets.

Agnieszka-Rojowska2Their recent portfolio includes several award winning Medieval Museum in Waterford, The Menapia Building which the home of The House of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre and many other projects designed while working within Waterford City Council.

Rojo-Studio offers a full architectural design service which includes custom designs for residential housing as well as cultural and commercial projects.
The merger of Bartosz’s design, technical and management skills together with Agnieszka’s artistic approach result in bespoke and thoughtful architectural designs.


John Gavin – Design Consultant

1John Gavin is an award winning creative director. After relocating to Ireland from London, he launched his design consultancy TrueOutput. He works with international clients, across multiple sectors, on brand-identity, print, environments and digital media projects. Some of the clients to benefit from his work have been Adidas, BBC, Radisson, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft.

john-gavinHe always looks for less ordinary ways to help businesses and organisation’s stand proudly apart from their competitors. He is passionate about the positive effect of brand identity and design thinking can play on business effectiveness, inside and out.

TrueOutput is a studio providing brand-identity and communication design backed up with strong digital media delivery.

Services provided by TrueOutput include everything to do with design; Identities, websites, mobile apps, digital installations, catalogues, brochures, stationery, posters, environments, internal communications, all of which are backed up with strategic thinking, that helps businesses and organisation’s grow and transform their brands.

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Telephone : +353 83 4246448

Michael Tobin Architecture
Michael Tobin – Architect

5Michael Tobin Architecture is a design based architectural practice, offering an individual professional service to each client. The business provides tailored design solutions and project management from initial concept to completion of the project.

Michael TobinMichael Tobin is a registered Architect, member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and a qualified Architectural Technologist working in the Architectural arena for over 20 years. The business has experience in the contemporary, traditional and historical buildings and equally comfortable with all.

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Lorenzo Tonti – Graphic Designer

Lorenzo Tonti is a Graphic designer, photographer, bread baker, food lover, espresso drinker and travel enthusiast. His  passion is to design visual communication strategies perfectly matched to a business’ needs.

Lorenzo uniquely uses Swiss analytical abilities and organisational skills, Italian creativity, and of course, the Irish love of words!

Design services that are provided by Lorenzo Tonti Design include business identities, product and place branding, packaging,  promotional and art publications, posters, information design, and signage.


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Joan Dalton - Fumbally Exchange WaterfordRebecca Reynolds - Fumbally Exchange WaterfordTheatre Royal Productions

Joan Dalton (left) and Rebecca Reynolds (right) work together in Theatre Royal Productions. Joan is a well known and recognised Theatre Producer and Rebecca is a free lance Marketing Communications Specialist.

They work together creating and planning events, communicating with the public and the media, building audiences and fundraising.

Joan Dalton – Theatre Producer 

Rebecca Reynolds – Marketing Consultant

Liam Doyle Associates

11Liam Doyle Associates (LDA) is a food consultancy business run by one of Europe’s leading food safety and technology professionals.  We help food businesses and leading retailers grow profitably and sustainably, to find the best suppliers and to ensure great tasting and safe food products. While based in Waterford, Ireland, we operate extensively across the EU, Asia and South America.

liamdoyle1207x300Liam has 25 years’ experience working globally with food manufacturers and retailers. Liam’s expertise lies in real, hands-on, practical food safety assessment, technology application and management.  Liam has worked in a wide range of high care and high risk food production environments, worldwide.  He has previously worked for Marks & Spencer, Boots plc & Uniq in both food safety & technology. Liam founded his own consultancy in 2004, and moved home to Waterford in 2009. LDA collaborates with a small team of leading food safety associates based in UK and Asia. LDA are a retained specialist provider to Marks and Spencer.

For UK:
+44 7876562571
For Ireland: +353 87 6431634

Balance Fitness

13After working in the Great Outdoors shop in Dublin, Seamus Doyle moved to Sydney, Australia in 2000 and worked as a personal trainer and group fitness trainer for 5 years with the leading outdoor fitness community, Evolution to Wellbeing. He returned to Waterford in 2006 and set up Balance fitness. Balance fitness started in a small city centre studio and then moved to their ‘Pop-up’ studio in the former Chartbusters premises in the Ardkeen Shopping Centre.

Seamus DoyleBalance fitness is now located at the Ardkeen Community Rooms on the Dunmore road in Waterford and specialises in fitness classes, personal training, running groups and fitness programmes for teams and clubs. Balance fitness also promotes The Island Run, a unique 5km running event on the island at Waterford Castle, which takes place in August every year. Fumbally member John Gavin of TrueOutput does the design work for Balance fitness and after John told Seamus that Fumbally was the place to be for the ‘office’ work, and crucially had good coffee, the deal was done.

Check out the fortnightly Balance column that Seamus writes for Waterford Today newspaper for the latest Balance news and views.

Telephone: 087 786 4013

Media Helm – Web, Social Media & Mobile Technologies
Robin Whelan

9Media Helm holds a strong passion for all aspects of web technologies, specializing in effective small business websites and mobile apps. All work produced is visually impressive, highly functional, delivered on time and more importantly within budget.

robin207x300Robin strives to provide not only great looking design but also interactivity and functionality to match. Services include custom WordPress development, e-commerce sites, bespoke Facebook and Mobile Apps allowing businesses to stand of from the competition through the utilization of cool functional design. Web maintenance and/or staff training are also provided in all aspects of the tools provided to businesses.

If you require a business who will listen and guide you to through the processes involved in creating a effective Web strategy, then Robin would be more than happy to meet and discuss your requirements.


Grogan Surveyors
Frank Grogan, Chartered Surveyor

10Frank qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in 1990 and since then has worked as a QS in Ireland, the UK, the USA and the Middle East. The core skills of the profession involve establishing budgets for construction projects, preparation of tender documentation and post contract administration (payments, cost updates and final account agreement). Since establishing Grogan Surveyors in 2002, over 30 full services projects have been carried out involving residential, commercial and community projects in Ireland.

frank207x300Grogan Surveyors aims to work in a collaborative and approachable manner with Clients with an ethos of quality, clarity and consistency. Frank is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Accredited Mediator.

Telephone: 087 247 8347

Forristal Architects
Gerard Forristal MRIAI – Architect
Forristal Architects, established by Garry (Gerard) Forristal.

7Garry, a registered architect and member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, has extensive experience and knowledge of the construction industry with over 25 years working as a construction professional across many project sectors.

garry_forristal207x300Before returning to his native Waterford to establish Forristal Architects he was, for seventeen years, partner and co-founder of Evelyn Duff Architects an award winning successful practice in Co. Laois; he also worked with International Multi-disciplinary practices including BDP, London and, more recently, DAA, Dublin.
Pragmatism, ethics, sustainability and innovation are at the core of our philosophy and we endeavour to ensure that clients are given good advice based on proven experience.

Telephone: 087 2325263

Justin Kearns
Digital Marketing Consultant

12Through Shadow Marketing Justin combines his knowledge of digital marketing & business management with his passion for innovation & technology to help small businesses reach and engage customers online. Justin has already built a strong client base across eight counties and was responsible for creating and running the 2014 Tramore Racing festival social media campaign, which reached 900, 000 people online.

justinkearns 207x300Shadow Marketing specialises in connecting customers with social media profiles and websites of retailers & hospitality venues, while customers are in-store or close by to the business location. This customer centred approach is underpinned by business mentoring/training on digital marketing best practices and a full suite of digital marketing services which suit both e-commerce and bricks & mortar businesses. Services include & are not limited to:

  • Digital marketing strategy development
  • Website optimisation/customer online conversion
  • Social media management
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Email marketing management

Telephone: +353 86 080 4776
Tweet: @Justin_kearns00

DSCN8121Born in Poland and now living and working in Ireland, Tomasz Usyk is known internationally as a sports illustrator and a graphic designer whose original style captures the essence of movement. Tom’s ability to convey explosive dynamics in his works comes from being a sportsman himself – he holds an MA degree in Physical Education and Coaching from Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland. He studied further to obtain an BA degree in Design (Visual Communications) from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. Tom’s impressive portfolio reflects that his paired passions fuel creativity. The client list includes leading worldwide brands and advertising agencies, such as: Playboy Enterprises, The New York Times, TG4, MegaFon, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO and more.



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FEx celebrated its 2nd birthday on 28th September in its newly refurbished public realm space.



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