Roomex recently exhibited at The Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference in the Aviva Stadium in October. As exhibitors we networked with key decision makers from all areas of the construction and engineering industries. Throughout the day a genuine feeling that a sustainable and robust recovery of Irish construction activity has begun pervaded the event.
The theme for this year’s conference was “Achieving Construction 2020’s Vision” in line with the recently launched strategy for the sector in Ireland. A top class line-up of speakers presented to almost 300 delegates and the keynote speech was given by An Tanaiste, Joan Burton TD. Coming as it did only weeks before the Budget, this was a particularly timely intervention by Ms Burton as she had the chance to outline the Government’s plans for the sector in the year ahead. She emphasized the importance of Construction to any functioning economy but emphasized that we must not repeat our past overdependence on it, in 2008 construction made up 20% of Irish industrial activity but now has fallen to only 6%, it was widely agreed on the day that a figure somewhere between the two is sustainable..
Recognised by government, the CIF is the national and regional representative body for construction industry employers in Ireland. Several CIF members have engaged the services of Roomex to better manage their corporate hotel reservations including Sisk Group, Kirby Group, Actavo, Mercury and Dornan Engineering. These companies are saving time and money by using the Roomex for Business platform.
Kirby Group Financial Accountant Niall McNally believes that using Roomex has brought immediate benefits to the company.
“Kirby Group began working with Roomex in early 2014 and I have to say that they have improved our hotel booking process by tenfold. Previously, our receptionists would have to search for hotels across Ireland/UK/Europe by themselves, often under time pressure and trying to find a nice, decent priced hotel was a constant challenge for them. Roomex have taken over this pressure and their excellent live reporting facilities as well as the ease with which we can allocate costs to individual projects, has saved us time and money. Their customer service is excellent, and they are always eager to meet whatever demands we may have. All in all, an excellent Irish company.”
At Sisk Group, their Financial Accountant highlights the efficiencies that Roomex brings to the hotel booking process.
“Sisk Group has been working Roomex for Business for over a year now and it has completely transformed our hotel booking process. Previously we received 60-70 invoices a month from hotels all over Europe, now we receive just one! Plus the one invoice we do receive includes line by detail of every hotel booking, by guest, already allocated to its appropriate cost centre as Roomex has built this into the booking process. We also have access to live reporting, save considerably on our spend and can ring Roomex if ever we need help looking for hotels. I have no hesitation in recommending Roomex, it not only saves us time and money but it gives us complete visibility and control.”