Taking Care of Business

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

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 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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Is 2018 the year to make a career move? What must you consider before doing so?

In light of increasing job opportunities, Angela Maher of Career Coaching Matters in Mullingar talks to Ronan on all things career progression and coaching and explores the notion that people typically leave jobs because of the manager.
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Irish Polymer Extrusions Ltd.

With the regional winners of Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur set to be announced on Friday next, we hear from Gary Cobbe from Irish Polymer Extrusions Ltd. in Mountmellick, who represents Laois in the best established Business category.

The Hodson Bay Hotel Group

The Hodson Bay Hotel Group have their sights firmly set on expanding their chain of hotels and continuing to provide the best guest experience. Ronan discusses this and more with Commercial Director Garry Walsh.

Portlaoise Enterprise Centre

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.

Careers in Construction

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.

The Glorious Row – The Secret To Growing A Family Business

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.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 10) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

On this week’s show we speak to EVM, a Kilbeggan based Company that has won an order for over €13m for the provision of 300 Mercedes school buses.
The iconic Midlands menswear store Galvin’s has just changed ownership which sees Paul Galvin stepping down, we hear from him regarding his future plans.
The Midlands is poised to become a centre of robotic engineering, Albert chats to Maeve Coleman, Innovation Manager with Mullingar based Robotics and Drives to tell us all about iCERT.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 9) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

On this Halloween edition of Taking Care of Business we hear about the latest expansion plans of William Grant and Sons for their Tullamore Distillery.
Albert talks to Philip O’Brien, General Manager of the Tullamore Court Hotel as they celebrate 20 years in business.
Ronan talks to the Managing Director of Supermacs, Pat McDonagh about his company’s commitment to using fresh Irish chicken.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 8) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

This week on Taking Care of Business, we meet Kevin O’Loughlin from Rosenallis, a finalist in the EY Young Entrepreneur of the year competition.
We learn about Business Intelligence Systems from Athlone based company Smart Business Analytics.
A Midlands town claims that it will have a 1GB Broadband Network by Christmas and we sample A Taste of Offlay which takes place in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Sunday 5th of November.
Plus our weekly round up of all the local business news from around the region.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 7) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

On this episode of Taking Care of Business,
Geoffrey Alan and Dermot Condron from Makin Media Mobile (3M’s) join Albert and Ronan in Studio to tell us all about their Irish animation studio that specialises in creating immersive virtual reality environments for business.
Ronan attends a business exhibition arranged by Tullamore Chamber of Commerce and finds out why Tullamore is an attractive town for business.
We hear from a Mullingar based Electricial Retailer who has recently moved premises and he discusses Christmas trends and the threats posed by web only sellers.
And as always we look through the latest budget news and business news for the region.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 6) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

On Budget Day, Ronan is joined in Studio by Susanne O’Neill from RSM in Birr to discuss the implications of Budget 2018 on businesses , on the self- employed and PAYE workers.
We hear from a Westmeath Business man in the Tourism and Hospitality sector who shares his concerns regarding the closer of a regional tourism promotional company.
Also, after a major retailer and wholesaler released details of a suspected data protection breech, Ronan chats to an IT and data security expert about how best to protect your business.
And our weekely round up of the latest business news from Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 5) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

Hear from an Edenderry business man about the state of business in the north Offaly town.
How a networking event bringing like minded people together is strictly for women only.
Albert visits the Life Science Career Opportunities Fair in Athlone and Ronan chats to co-founder of Seniorcare.ie Conor Ebbs.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 4) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

This episode of Taking Care of Business features a Westmeath based organic farming business.
Hear about career opportunities in the Biopharma/MedTech sector.
How is Ireland going to make it’s mark internationally with a national sustainable food program and Colm Neville Managing Director of the brand new Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise tells Ronan his future plans for the 4 star hotel.

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