Events

Cork Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast, Cork International Airport Hotel, February 20th, 2014

Cork Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast, Cork International Airport Hotel, February 20th, 2014

Sean delivered the Keynote address at the Cork Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast on February 20th.  Sean spoke to local businesses about  the characteristics and lessons learned by Irish businesses who are successfully growing their companies, despite the current challenging economic environment.

Sales Institute Breakfast Seminar, Davenport Hotel,  Dublin, February 12th, 2014

Sales Institute Breakfast Seminar, Davenport Hotel, Dublin, February 12th, 2014

Sean addressed the Sales Institute of Ireland Breakfast Seminar on the topic of Leadership in Business along with Jim Barry, MD of the Barry Group and Professor Patrick Flood from University College Dublin. It was a great event with sales directors, sales professionals and business development managers from many of Ireland’s leading businesses.

The Zip Yard Franchise Conference, Limerick, February 12th, 2014

The Zip Yard Franchise Conference, Limerick, February 12th, 2014

On February 12th, Sean addressed the owners and staff of the rapidly growing Zip Yard franchise, Ireland’s only restyling, tailoring and clothing repairs franchise. Congratulations to Don Wallace, his team and all the franchisees on the company’s ongoing success.

Junior Schools Entrepreneur Programme, Cork, January, 2014

Junior Schools Entrepreneur Programme, Cork, January, 2014

In January, Sean addressed some of the 28 schools and 743 pupils who participated in this Year’s Junior Entrepreneur Programme in Cork.  This is a not for profit initiative developed by Kerry Entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly and supported by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.  The programme introduces primary school pupils to entrepreneurship at a young age. This year’s programme in Cork was sponsored by Jim Barry, MD of the Barry Group and coordinated by Niamh Barry. Some of the schools included Scoil Chill Ruagháin, Glanmire , John the Baptist, Midleton, and St. Mary’s National School, Cobh.

Launch of Sales Master Minders Networking Group, Galway, January 31st, 2014

Launch of Sales Master Minders Networking Group, Galway, January 31st, 2014

Sean was joined by OisĂ­n Brown from the City Bin Company and author of The Bin Man’s Guide to Selling and Darragh O’Connor, Business Development Manager, Clayton Hotel, to launch the new Sales Master Minders Networking Group.

Official Launch of Next Step Network, Galway, January 31st, 2014

Official Launch of Next Step Network, Galway, January 31st, 2014

On 31st January, Sean joined Senator Lorraine Higgins and Michelle Frawley to launch the Next Step Network, an innovative support network for small business owners who are looking to grow and develop their businesses to the next step. There was plenty of energy at this event and many positive and inspiring stories from new and existing businesses.

Irish Technology Leader Group Conference, Limerick, January 28th 2014

Irish Technology Leader Group Conference, Limerick, January 28th 2014

Sean was delighted to have been part of the Dragon Den and Investor Panels at this year’s ITLG event in University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology.  Sean worked with John Hartnett of ITLG and SV Partners in California and Cian Hughes in Dublin, to select exciting companies to pitch to investors and VC’s in Silicon Valley later this year.

Keynote at Skoda Ireland Business Breakfast , Druid’s Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, November 29th 2013.

Keynote at Skoda Ireland Business Breakfast , Druid’s Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, November 29th 2013.

On behalf of Skoda Ireland, Sean addressed members of the national dealer network .  Headquartered in Dublin, the company supports 200 employees and has increased its market share in Ireland from 6.4% to 6.7% in 2013. This is an exciting brand and a dynamic management team.

“The Necessity for Change in Business” a talk to Horticultural companies in association with Bord Bia, Portlaoise, November 28th 2013.

“The Necessity for Change in Business” a talk to Horticultural companies in association with Bord Bia, Portlaoise, November 28th 2013.

As part of a Bord Bia supported business development programmes for Horticultural businesses seeking to break into the larger retailer markets, Sean delivered a talk to an innovative group of bedding-plant, shrub and tree growers.  The talk was delivered in association with James Burke from James Burke and Associates.

National Manufacturers Conference, Aviva Stadium Dublin, November 21st 2013.

National Manufacturers Conference, Aviva Stadium Dublin, November 21st 2013.

Sean Chaired the inaugural National Manufactures Conference & Exhibition in the Aviva Stadium on November 21st. The theme of the event was “Increasing Manufacturing Competitiveness in the Global Economy” and showcased some of Ireland’s most talented manufacturing companies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical, chemical, electronics and engineering sectors.