Clonmel hosts National Enterprise Conference

The National Enterprise Conference, hosted by Clonmel Chamber, wil be held next Friday (October 19th) at the Hotel Minella.

The National Enterprise Conference, hosted by Clonmel Chamber, wil be held next Friday (October 19th) at the Hotel Minella.

Registration for the conference will open at 8.30am and the conference will conclude by 1pm.

The conference will focus on economic growth in the community and business. We have assembled an excellent team of speakers to details how they did what they did and how you can do it too.

Between them the speakers have created companies, jobs and well known brands over the course of their careers. They have also worked to develop the abilities of executives in some of the world’s leading firms. The 2012 National Enterprise Conference is an ideal opportunity to interact with speakers such as Cullen Allen (Cully) from Cully & Sully and Lucy Masterson from Hireland.

The conference, as always, offers one of the best opportunities in the year to meet with senior level executives and decision makers from companies around Ireland.

Lucy Masterson is founder of Hireland, a voluntary initiative designed to kickstart Ireland’s domestic economy 1 job at a time. She is an awardee of both the Arthur Guinness Fund and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. Lucy has over 20 years practical experience in the communications industry working with Irish and international brands and lectures in not for profit marketing. She is a philosophy graduate from UCD and a masters in marketing postgraduate from the Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD.

Shane Cradock is an independent professional business and performance coach. He works with entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior executives to help bring their visions into reality, whilst also improving their quality of lives. As part of his service, he puts a strong emphasis on the ‘inner game’ of business, attributing at least 80% of all results to that area. He previously worked with Pepsi-Cola International in a senior role and was also lead facilitator on the 2 year international program for high achievers, ‘The Power Of Focus’, created by best-selling authors and consultants Jack Canfield and Les Hewitt. His clients are a mix of the entrepreneurial and corporate sectors and over the past 10 years he has helped many business leaders achieve dramatic results. He has also worked privately with high profile sports people in Ireland to help achieve sustained high performance.

Dr. Lorcán Ó hÓbáin is Programme Manager with ManagementWorks, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. under the Action Plan for jobs 2012, which provides training and mentoring services for Irish SMEs. Over the past 25 years in business, Lorcan has been CEO of a number of manufacturing businesses and has worked with a range of SME firms for the past 10 years in the area of management development and learning . He recently completed his PhD in DCU Business School.

Seán Murphy oversees Chambers Ireland’s Public Affairs and Stakeholder Partnerships. He is responsible for developing and co-ordinating the network’s policy agenda while also communicating with government, political parties, social partners, the media and other policy and decision makers. Murphy previously worked as a communications manager with Science Foundation Ireland. Prior to this he worked in the technology industry for seven years, completing client assignments and postings in France, Britain, Ireland and the USA. He holds an honours MA in Politics from UCD; a Certificate in Marketing from the University of California, Berkeley’s Extension school and a Diploma in Business Finance from the Irish Management Institute. Murphy was appointed Company Secretary in September 2008 and Deputy Chief Executive in 2009.

Cullen Allen is better known as Cully from Cully & Sully. Cullen studied Fine Art and Sculpture and then went on to do the Ballymaloe Cookery Course. After a few years of travelling, cooking and doing some graphic design, he set up Cully and Sully with Colum O’Sullivan (Sully) who was interested in bringing out a range of tasty meals for the Irish supermarkets.