Launch of Energia Centre at House2Home, Kileen Road, Dublin, March 14th 2015
Sean joined Cormac Mannion, Energy Services Manager Energia, Michael Martin, Better Energy Homes SEAI & House2Home’s Managing Director, Mark Courtney to launch the new Energia Centre at the House2Home Showroom. Visitors to the centre will discover the latest in cost effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Hardware Association of Ireland Innovation Awards, City West, Dublin, February 15th 2015
Sean was Chair of the judging panel at the Hardware Association of Ireland (HAI) Inaugural Innovation Awards. These awards took place during the association’s hugely successful two day trade show and was the biggest event for the industry body to date.
Business Mentors Association Conference, British Banking Association Offices, London, February 12th 2015 ¬†
Sean was Keynote speaker at the recent Inaugural Conference of the Irish and UK’s¬†Business Mentors Association in London. Established by Kerrie Dorman, this professional body for Enterprise and Business Mentors¬†inspires and champions excellence in business mentoring.¬†The day was a great success and was packed with high level workshops and inspirational speakers.
Spark seminar, The Gibson Hotel, Dublin, February 6th 2015
Sean joined Nora Casey and a full house of over 200 guests for Nora’s annual seminar entitled¬†Spark. Sean, along with other speakers, Julie O‚ÄôNeill, Teena Gates and Colm Meagle shared¬†practical advice on how to set goals in order to get ahead in life. The seminar, through a series of interactive sessions was designed to help spark and shape the ambitions of those who attended.
National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, January 27th, 2015
Sean Chaired this year‚Äôs National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference entitled, ‘Maintaining Ireland as a High Value, Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Location‚Äô.¬† ¬†The 600 delegates had the opportunity to hear from an impressive list of speakers which included senior managers of world class Lean Manufacturing facilities such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, MSD, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly.¬† For further information visit:¬†¬† www.manufacturingevent.com
Auto Trade Awards, City West Hotel, Dublin, November 9th, 2014
Sean was MC and Guest Speaker at this year’s Inaugural Auto Trade Awards. Attended by over 400 guests and hosted by Padraic Deane and his Team at Automotive Publications, this event honoured some 24 Finalists and 50 Regional Winners in the important Tyre and Auto Parts Industry. The event was the culmination of a two day Auto Trade Expo in the City West Convention Centre which was also a huge success.
Sligo Institute of Insurance Dinner, Radisson Hotel, Sligo, November 7th, 2014
Sean was Keynote speaker at this year‚Äôs Annual Insurance Institute of Sligo Gala Dinner. Approximately 150 insurance industry guests ‚Äč‚Äčattended the event from Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo and Donegal. These included representatives from general and life insurance companies, loss adjusting and loss assessing firms, specialist environmental loss specialists as well as many representatives from general insurance brokerages in the region.¬† Other speakers at the event included the Sligo‚Äč ‚Äč‚ÄčInstitute’s President, Ms Orla Dever as well as the Presidents for the Insurance Institutes in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and the National President.
Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur, Hilton Hotel, Dublin, November 6th, 2014
Sean was Chair of this year‚Äôs judging panel for the Leinster Regional ‚Äč Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Awards. He was joined on the judging panel by the heads of Wexford and Kildare Local Enterprise Offices, Tom Banville and Mary Fitzpatrick. Some 15 outstanding Finalists competed to go through to the National Finals with exciting projects that spanned sectors such as food, technology, software, digital health, manufacturing and design. The Minister for Enterprise and Employment, Richard Bruton T.D., spoke along with Sean at the awards ceremony as did Oisin Geoghan, Head of the Fingal Local Enterprise Office.
Bailieboro Traders Association, Hotel Bailie, Cavan, October 17th, 2014
In an effort to reinvigorate their local community, the Local Traders Association of Bailieboro held a hugely successful Gala Fundraising Diner which was attended by almost 300 guests. Sean was the guest speaker at this event which will help raise funds to provide street lighting in the town for the Christmas Season.
Fingal Enterprise Awards, Malahide, Dublin, October 9th 2014
Sean delivered the keynote address, “How Success Leaves Clues” at this year’s Fingal Enterprise Awards ceremony. Drawing on his own business experience and from the many interviews Sean does with leading Irish entrepreneurs, Sean spoke about the vital role entrepreneurs play in creating jobs in their communities. ¬†He also spoke about how many businesses have faced serious challenges in recent years and how some have succeeded in responding positively to these challenges, taken hard decisions and are¬†now reaping the rewards. He congratulated all the finalists and winners including those in the Best Young Entrepreneur Category. ¬†Sean is joined in the picture by (L-R) Ian Guider, Business Editor Newstalk, Paul Reid, CEO Fingal County Council and Oisin Geoghegan, Fingal LEO.