May 16th 2006
IFMT have teamed with The Irish Payroll Association (IPASS) to bring
Federation members discounted rates on the IPASS 1 Day Tax Training Course
held at venues throughout the country.
IPASS says "Given that Revenue have
stated that 25% of all Revenue audits in 2006 will be in the
Construction Industry and that VAT and Subcontractors Tax are the two
areas giving rise to most problems encountered on Revenue audits, these
courses are highly recommended. The courses are presented by two tax
consultants who are former Revenue auditors and their expertise on these
taxes is second to none" Read more >>
March 8th 2006 - The results from our first
60% of the consumers who took part in our quick visitor poll hired
between 1 and 5 tradesmen in the last 12 months, With the remaining 40%
hiring 11 or more tradesmen. 100% of the participants had hired such
tradesmen through other professional body's. 30% said the service they
received was very good while 70% of the tradesmen hired fell into the
category of very poor, poor or could be improved.
February 27th 2006
Launched the website
www.mastertradesmenireland.com which will be used to host the
profiles of our members. This website is accessible now. This website is
currently being updated as new applications are approved and processed.
February 22nd 2006
The Irish Federation of Master Tradesmen receives it's first news
feature in the Westmeath Examiner.
Click here for the article >>
February 7th 2006
One week into our massive introductory offer. €5000
already given away to skilled Irish tradesmen in subscriptions. Members
will be displayed in our database soon.
February 1st 2006
Press Release - "IFMT Feeds Celtic Tiger".
January 31st 2006
Full site launch. €60,000 worth of IFMT
subscriptions, advertising and business promotion available to skilled,
reputable and recommended Irish Tradesmen. Membership
applications currently being processed.
Promoting introductory offer of Free IFMT Affiliation to perspective
members via promotional literature and email campaign. Number of website
visitors on the increase and positive feedback is being received from
Irish consumers. Consumers making enquiries about the submission of
Dramatically increased the number of web site visitors through ongoing
internet marketing and sponsored advertising. Retained the #1 position
Created awareness of the IFMT website to potential members. Our internet
marketing specialist began promoting the website through the major
search engines, which lead to the #1 position in Google for our most
relevant search phrases.
Our test site was launched. The purpose of the test phase was to get
valuable feedback from potential web site users. This test phase enabled
us to bring fresh and innovative ideas to the IFMT website and implement
our new ideas accordingly.