Theme: How technology can help SMEs develop and grow more economically and efficiently Bank of Ireland's Enterprise Week took place from the 18th - 25th May, and kicked off with the launch event hosted at Microsoft’s Head Quarters in Sandyford.http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/workwherever/. The main speakers at the opening event where the Director of Business Banking, Bank of Ireland, Mark Cunningham, Paul Rellis, CEO of Microsoft Ireland and Sean O’ Sullivan, Managing Director of Avego and RTE Dragon, all of which (should this be wh [...]
Peter Clancy, owner of Business Development Consultancy was the Winner of the Enterprise Week Mobile Check in Competition and the prize for entering the competition was a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
Peter was kind enough to share his thoughts and experience with Enterprise Week
"Firstly, I’m now the proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy Tab as the winner of the competition, but more importantly I found the event itself very beneficial.
I heard about Enterprise Week through Charlotte Cunningham, the Business Manager in Rathfarnham where I have banked for years. She offered me a number of slots to display my business in branch during the week, and also invited me to the Networking event in Louis Fitzgerald.
I attended the latter and found it very beneficial, both from the quality of the speakers, and the nuggets of valuable tips I picked up on the night, but also from the overall energy and positivity [...]
The theme of Bank of Ireland UK's Enterprise Breakfast as part of Enterprise Week was Grow Our Own - A Bright Future for Farming, Food and SMEs so it was fitting that both the majority of attendees and speakers were from the fast growing Agri-Food sector inNorthern Ireland. The key speakers were Dr. Mark Browne representing the Northern Ireland Executive and Aiden Kearney, Fresh Produce Trading Manager of Musgrave Retailer’s N.I.
Dr. Browne opened proceedings for the invited speakers and delivered a positive and motivational talk on “Creating a vision for Agri inNorthern Ireland” outlining the Executive’s vision for a long-term strategy for the Agri-Food sector in N.I. This sector is demonstrating huge potential for the future judging by the growth it has and is experiencing currently. Just some of the figures shared with the gathered SMEs and entrepreneurs were;
• Employment is up in the sector by 6% with over 1100 jobs created in the Agri-Foo [...]
Bank of Ireland's November 2011 Enterprise Week kicked off in Waterford's Granville Hotel to a packed house.
The key note speaker was Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Norah Casey, CEO of Harmonia Publishing. Norah again emphasised the possibilities for young women to achieve anything in modern Ireland. When Norah spoke at the Women in Business Enterprise Week’s in May she stated that “showing them good role models is one of the best ways to do it”
Anne Marie Caulfield is the current President of the Waterford Chamber of Commerce and a retailer in her own right with Super Value supermarkets in the south and south-east of the country. The Waterford Chamber of Commerce represents over 600 member companies at local level and also their interests to government and other key stakeholders.
Also represented was Retail Excellence Ireland in the presence of the current chairman Kevin Jephson. Retail Excellence Ireland is Ireland’s largest retail organization. It’s members come tog [...]
A Massive Thank You from all of us here at allaboutbusiness.ie to everyone who took part in Enterprise Week.
It sure was a busy week, with lots of events and exhibits in branches up and down the country. We would like to say a big thank you to all of the speakers, exhibitors, attendees and Bank of Ireland staff that made it all happen.
To check out some of our exclusive videos from some of the flagship events in Waterford, Belfast, Dublin West and Newbridge , please click here.
As part of Bank of Ireland's Enterprise Programme, Dublin West is currently hosting a number of economic seminars for SMEs. The first event was held last Wednesday 5th October in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel. There were two speakers from Bank of Ireland including Michael Crowley (Senior Economist Global Markets) and Damien Daly (Head of Group Deposits) at this event. The event was a huge success and there are two more events planned in October. If you are interested in attending these events, you can find out more information in the events calender here.
If you would like to view the photos from the event on 5th October, you can see them in the SlideShare presentation below.
Enterprise Programme Event - Wednesday 5th [...]
On Thursday, the All About Business team visited the Enterprise Week event in Kildaton College, Co. Kilkenny themed "Supporting Recovery through Exports Agri & Food" went off yesterday without a hitch.
Over 60 local businesses exhibited their products and services at Kildalton College, the largest agricultural college in the country. Exhibitors were diverse and included local entrepreneurs promoting everything from hand painted silks, Cashel blue cheese and cupcakes to companies selling farm equipment and bio-mass fuel systems!
Phil Hogan TD and Minister for the Environment opened up the event with the message that confidence was the key to our economic future. Minister Hogan spoke about the challenges that businesses in the Agri & Food sector were facing and what the government were doing to support them.
The second speaker, Des Crowley, Chief Executive Retail BOI, communicated the message that Bank of Ireland is open for business, both to existing customers and ne [...]