October 25, 2023

CluneTech Social Spotlight 25/10/23

Welcome to our CluneTech Social Spotlight Series – a roundup of the best social media activity from across our group of global companies. Want to stay in the loop with everything happening in CluneTech? Here’s the place to do it! Click the title of each entry to view the original post.

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Marian Ryan breaks down Budget 2024 on Virgin Media’s Ireland AM - Taxback

Did you miss Taxback’s Director of Business Development, Marian Ryan on Virgin Media’s Ireland AM this October?

Well fear not, as you can catch the full interview right here in this edition of CluneTech’s Social Spotlight. Marian spoke about all things budget 2024, explaining how young families, single individuals and pensioners may be affected.

Still trying to get your head around this year's budget and wondering how it has affected your take home pay? 

Try Taxback's free Budget 2024 Calculator here today.

Taxback’s Marian Ryan, Director of Business Development, during her interview on Ireland AM

TransferMate named ‘FinTech Company of the Year’ at the National FinTech Awards 2023 - TransferMate

Last September, TransferMate were delighted to announce their success at the National Fintech Awards, winning the FinTech Company of the Year award. 

The inaugural National Fintech Awards were established to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the entire Irish Fintech industry, recognising those who have demonstrated exceptional innovation, leadership, and growth in this dynamic and constantly evolving sector. 

Continuous growth and innovation over more than a decade culminated in TransferMate’s unicorn status in May 2022, following a further $70m investment. TransferMate’s $1bn valuation has put the company among an elite list of only seven Irish unicorns. In 2022, over €18 billion flowed through TransferMate’s products and solutions, up from €7.2billion in 2021, showing 86% year on year growth.  

That growth can be seen across the company’s areas of focus, from direct business to strategic partnerships. TransferMate’s award-winning Global Accounts solution allows businesses to hold, pay and receive multiple currencies on a single platform, allowing them to trade globally as if they had a local banking presence - In essence, enabling businesses to build and control their own international banking network.

TransferMate’s API integrations, as well as open finance solutions like TransferMate for Banks & FIs, allow partners to ‘upgrade their payment engine’ and offer their end-users the same benefits as TransferMate’s direct clients and are integrated into banks, FIs, fintech’s, ERPs, BSMs, Procurement, Accounting and E-Commerce platforms across the world. The business’ global impact is reflected in the strategic partnerships it has agreed with companies such as SAP Concur, Coupa Pay, Sage, Quickbooks, AccountsIQ, Wells Fargo, and Barclays. 

Commenting on the award, TransferMate CEO, Sinead Fitzmaurice, said:   

“We are very proud to be a homegrown company that has become a leading player on the global stage. We continue to expand our suite of solutions for both direct businesses and partners, allowing them to grow alongside us. This success is all down to the work and dedication our people have shown since we were founded, and this award belongs to them.” 

TransferMate’s founder and chairman, Terry Clune, added:

“We are delighted to be the inaugural recipients of the Fintech Company of the Year award. With incredible progress and innovation happening across the industry it’s fantastic to see indigenous businesses, products and services being recognised in Ireland through this awards programme.”

A massive well done to the whole TransferMate team involved for this outstanding achievement.


TransferMate CEO, Sinead Fitzmaurice and Chief Product Officer, Gary Conroy at the National FinTech Awards night 2023

Celebrating 20 Years of Visa First - Visa First

During the month of October, we were absolutely thrilled to mark a milestone that has been two decades in the making – CluneTech subsidiary, Visa First is officially 20 years old! 

The team were busy celebrating the incredible achievement at Dublin HQ with a special toast from their CEO Joanna Murphy, along with Founder and Chairman Terry Clune.

A special thanks to the Visa First team for being an essential part of the company's 20-year journey and for all of their continued hardwork and dedication.

Cheers to Visa First at 20!

The Visa First Team celebrating the company's 20 year anniversary at Dublin HQ

CluneTech awarded Overall Excellence in HR at the 2023 HR Leadership & Management Awards - CluneTech

This month, we were over the moon to learn that CluneTech had been recognised at the 2023 HR Leadership & Management Awards at a Gala Awards ceremony held in the Crowne Plaza, Dublin.

Now in its ninth year, the HR Leadership & Management Awards celebrate excellence in HR and recognise that it will be key to the future economic prosperity of the Irish economy. The Awards are vital to promote HR, as they allow innovation and achievement to shine, and the ceremony itself is attended by hundreds of leading industry figures.

This is CluneTech’s fourth year participating in these awards, having originally been recognised in 2019. CluneTech was awarded Overall Excellence in HR, which recognises exceptional achievement in HR and is the highest accolade of the night.

CluneTech’s success at the awards also marks the company’s third time winning Best Use of CSR in HR. This award recognises the role that our CSR programme, CluneTech Cares, plays in the company’s overall business strategy and #OneTeam culture.

CluneTech were also awarded Best Flexible Working Strategy, an award that recognises their innovative approach to flexibility. In the last year, CluneTech further strengthened its commitment to work-life balance by increasing annual leave allowance and introducing flexible benefits including Life Work Days, an additional half day's leave per quarter where employees can get their life jobs done, Summer Flex Hours, Meeting Free Days and more. 

Welcoming the awards, Terry Clune, CluneTech CEO and founder said: 

“We are absolutely delighted to have won three awards at the HR Leadership and Management Awards. On behalf of myself and CluneTech’s leadership team, we’d like to express our gratitude to our HR Team who go above and beyond, consistently listening to our people in order to deliver the best possible employee experience. This recognition is testament to the incredible work that they do which wouldn’t be possible without the support and collaboration from our employees, all of whom play a fundamental role in making CluneTech a great place to work.”

Rachael Quinlan, Head of Employee Experience, CluneTech said:

 “We are truly over the moon with our recognition at this year’s awards and are especially proud to have won Overall Excellence in HR. This recognition is a huge team effort and represents years of hard work to get us to where we are today. At CluneTech, our people are the driving force behind our #OneTeam culture and it’s their feedback and participation that has directly shaped both our Flexible Working Strategy and CSR Programme. We are incredibly grateful to them, and to our leadership team, both of whom consistently collaborate with us so that we can deliver a best-in-class EX, while simultaneously fuelling growth and innovation right across our suite of global businesses.”

We couldn't be prouder and want to thank each and every one of our employees involved in this amazing achievement. 

Head of Employee Experience, Rachael Quinlan, accepting the Overall Excellence in HR accolade on behalf of CluneTech during the HR Leadership & Management Awards 2023

Benamic Recognised at the IPM Awards 2023 - Benamic

Benamic were delighted to be recognised in the "Best Promotional Marketing Management" category at The Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM) Awards 2023 this October, taking home a bronze award.

The CluneTech Subsidiary were incredibly proud to be recognised among other industry leaders following the announcement on the night.

 A massive well done to all the Benamic team for this amazing achievement. We cant wait to see what's next on their journey.

The Institute of Promotional Marketing Awards 2023

And that’s a wrap for this week’s Social Spotlight roundup. Head over to www.clunetech.com to learn more about CluneTech and our amazing group of global companies. Check back in soon for the next CluneTech Social Spotlight!


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