Taking Care of Business

Sponsored by: Local Enterprise Office Offaly
Entrepreneur and HR expert Ronan Berry steals ideas from the best business minds in the midlands, every Tuesday from 7pm.

Helping him tackle issues particular to our region is Albert Fitzgerald, himself a former Businessperson of the Year at the MidlandsIreland.ie awards.

Supported by the Local Enterprise Office, this programme introduces you to successful people, happy to share their insights and winning formulas – or from whom Ronan and Albert can prise the answers.

Need advice? Have a question or a discussion topic suggestion? You can contact the show, or select an article below to read more about previous shows in the series.

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Taking Care of Business (Episode 18) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

Based in Clonminam Business Park, Portlaoise Enterprise Centre offers an extensive range of facilities to help businesses grow and develop. First open 10 years ago the facility has proved to be the springboard for many exciting companies. Here, Centre Coordinator Patrica Frayne chats to Ronan about the centre and the services it offers.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 18) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

Recent reports indicate that the Irish Construction Industry must fill an additional 112,000 job rolls in the next 3 years, Dermot Carey from the Construction Industry Federation discusses the upcoming Careers in Construction event that is taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone on January 25th.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 18) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

Glenisk Ltd. is a family operated business located in Killeigh, Co. Offaly.
Managing Director Vincent Cleary, joined Ronan in Studio for an in-depth chat about the history and the success of his business.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 17) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

James O’Connor owner of Fititout.ie joins Ronan in studio as he celebrates 20 years in business.
As Offaly Local Enterprise Office launch an Owner Management Development program later this month we learn more about the program from one of the trainers from the Entrepreneurs Academy.
And Ronan chats to Aisling Hurley from the Small Business Fairy.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 16) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

Ronan chats to some of the winners from the County finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition.
With Centerparks targeting late 2019 to open the new holiday village near Ballymahon, Co. Longford, we hear from the head of real estate investment with Barclays Bank who have agreed a debt finance deal to the tune of €165 million to fund the project.
Ronan discovers more about a community group as they launch an ambitious project with the aim of attracting business to Tullamore post Brexit.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 15) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

On this episode of Taking Care of Business, Niamh Sherwin Barry of the Irish Fairy Door Company reveals the secret behind the spellbinding success of her company.
The race is on – Ronan talks to key people behind the Live Green Tullamore initiative that allows SME owners to switch to more energy efficient and therefore cost saving lamps and spotlights free of charge.
And a weekly roundup of all the business announcements from the local enterprises offices and Chambers of Commerce in the region.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 14) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

On this week’s show, Margaret Edgill from Mount Briscoe Organic Farm talks organic beef farming, rare cattle breeds, Air B&B and upcoming events!
Eddie and James Mulhall from New Inn in Laois talk about their recent 2017 Irish Malting Barley Excellence Award win!
Dr Ann O’Donnell from the Mullingar Dental Centre discusses the importance of good dental hygiene and a revolutionary anesthetic procedure that promises to remove the pain and the fear of traditional dentist needles.
And a weekly roundup of all the business announcements from the local enterprises offices and Chambers of Commerce in the region.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 13) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

On this week’s episode, Liam Holton CEO of Future Ticketing Ltd. Tullamore and Donal O’Gorman owner of the Bog Road Pub, Portlaoise talk about their recent receipt of a major national award.
Renowned Mullingar based entrepreneur Geraldine Swarbrigg talks about her recent Lifetime Achievement Award.
And the weekly roundup of all the Business announcements from around the region.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 12) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

Rory O’Brien from Zatori Results Ltd. talks about the Black Friday shopping phenomenon that has really taken off in Ireland in the last few years.
John and Michael Conway of Fix My i join Ronan in studio to talk about their business, the latest technology developments and their predictions for the Christmas season.
Aine Malone from Bank of Ireland discusses the local recipients of the Enterprising Town Awards.
Also the weekly roundup of the business news from around the region and a look at the latest planning news.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 11) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

On this episode we hear how Ted Carbury turned adversity into success and inspired a later generation in Mullingar with luxury handmade leather goods.
John McGrath of Athlone Chamber of Commerce talks about a vision to turn Athlone from town to city status.
Paddy Flynn chats to Albert regarding establishing Roundwood House in Co. Laois as a destination retreat with all the comforts of 17th Century Manor House living.

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