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.

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.

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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.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 3) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

Listen back to this special episode of Taking Care of Business live from The National Ploughing Championships 2017.
As it’s TAX Season, James Farrell from IFAC Accountants chats to Albert Fitzgerald.
We also talk Prenups and we hear from the founder of a new business that aims to tackle the theft of equipment and machinery.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 2) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

From having a job where you are suspended 100 feet in the air on a daily basis to re-branding a 60 year old business in order to enhance your position in a highly competitive market.
Have a listen to the second installment of Taking Care of Business presented by Ronan Berry and Albert Fitzgerald.

Taking Care of Business (Episode 1) – proudly presented in association with the Laois Local Enterprise Office.

From producing exotic sauces in Mountmellick to launching a new whiskey brand in Athlone, there’s no shortage of ambition on this debut episode.

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