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Annette is originally from Letterkenny and has been involved in the family business since 1994. 1997 was a tough time for the business however being the focussed, energetic person that she is Annette helped the team to turn the business around.
FM Services Group now employs 60 staff and covers Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Northern Ireland. A natural entrepreneur Annette spotted a gap in the market for Irish home comforts to Irish people abroad. PaddySnax was born in 2012.
The PaddySnax team has grown to 4 and is going from strength to strength. Annette’s passion for business and love of fitness has led to establish North-Fit. A natural progression as it involves working with commercial and community fitness organisations nationwide to grow their businesses with one aim in mind: A fitter, healthier population for our future.
Grainne is the CEO and inventor of BubbleBum UK Ltd, manufacturer of the world’s first inflatable car booster seat. BubbleBum was founded in December 2009 and has rocketed to success winning major worldwide awards. A mother of two boys,
Grainne invented the product to meet a personal need; frequent travel between her native Ireland and England left Grainne transporting cumbersome fixed booster seats due to problems with car rental companies not providing booster seats for her children.
Grainne took her idea from concept to shelf in 9 months. Today, the product exports to 26 countries globally and stocked by major retailers and e-tailers such as Amazon, Halfords, Target USA and Toys R Us. BubbleBum and Grainne have achieved a number of prestigious awards, including Practical Parenting, Mother&Baby, JPMA USA Innovation Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2011 and Women in Business NI Award 2012.”
A professional motivational speaker, business mentor and writer, Gerry’s’ sporting CV is filled accomplishments such as running 32 marathons in 32 consecutive days around Ireland as well as completing and winning the inaugural UK DECA Iron distance triathlon in 2011 (24 ml swim, 1,160 ml bike, 262 ml run).
This ten day challenge has been dubbed ‘The toughest 10 Day Endurance Challenge in the World’. Gerry’s work has seen him present to companies such as Facebook, Google, Bank of America and Coca Cola.
His first book, WHO DARES, RUNS (2011) reached number four on the best sellers list and was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. His second book TICK TOCK TEN (2013) has been shortlisted for the Bord Gais Energy ‘Irish Sports Book of the Year’ 2013.
John Conaghan is the Customer Relationship Manager at Carecall, Ireland’s leading provider of Employee Assistance Programmes and performance management services to organisations throughout Ireland and the UK.
With coverage of 500,000 staff across the private, public and voluntary sectors in Ireland and the UK, Carecall are uniquely placed to understand the needs of employers and employees when it comes to building a wellbeing culture.
John has over 20 years’ experience in working with organisations across all sectors in sales, marketing and people development services. As Customer Relationship Manager with Carecall he has responsibility for clients such as the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland, the Education & Library Boards in N Ireland, the N Ireland Civil Service, Local Government Councils and Healthcare Trusts.
Although born in Belfast John’s family are originally from Donegal and he has a very close connection with the Donegal area.
Themed break- out sessions include:
Access to finance
The pros and cons of Social Media and
How to maximise your marketing budgets.
Confirmed exhibitors include:
InterTradeIreland, Microfinance Ireland, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Udaras na Gaeltachta, Enterprise Northern Ireland small loans fund and DLDC.
Limited spaces available so book now http://businessconnectionsevent.eventbrite.co.uk/
If you have any queries contact me.
Donna Maskery (nee Scott)
Donegal Business Boot Camp Project Officer
Tel: 087 953 9041