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This week’s Industry Review covers the Irish toy makers who compete with the fancy tech and new-age offerings around. Chloe Gardiner, founder of The Wonky Woolins, Michael White, Founder Ro Óg and Geraldine O Connor, Co-Owner and Founder of Lisheen Toys join to discuss the business of hand-made toys in the country.
The end of Stephen Kenny’s tenure as manager caps off a team’s bad string of results - and worries mount as the FAI struggle to find commercial partners for the next three years. Ian Mallon, columnist with the Pitch for the Irish Examiner joins to discuss this potential financial fallout.
Emmet Oliver (filling in for Bobby) is joined by Paul Allen of Paul Allen & Associates and Caroline Bocquel, CEO of Bord Iascaigh Mhara to discuss the business stories relevant today. Plus, Jean McCabe, CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland talks about the impact of the Dublin riots on retail business.
Ahead of next week’s ceremony for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2023, Bobby chats with some of this year’s finalists about the idea of “pioneering”, doing something new, and everything associated with being on the cutting edge. Chris Kelly of EasyGo Louella Morton, the co-founder of TestReach Neil Skeffington of Novelplast Teoranta
Continuing our series of interviews with some of this year’s finalists in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards which reveals this year’s winners on November 23rd, we look at the issue of AI and its intersection with businesses. To discuss, Bobby is joined by Charles Cosgrave of Village Vets who is a finalist in the Established Category; Brian Fahey, CEO of My Compliance Office who is a finalist in the International category; and also by Denise Tormey, President and co-founder of PlanNet21 who was a finalist in 2015.
For many, glass is nothing more than the thing in your windows, but for an entire industry in Ireland, it is so much more. Art pieces made from glass are all over our cities, towns, and homes and so, Bobby wanted to understand that industry from some of the preeminent names in it. To do that, Bobby is joined by: Tom Watts, Head of Design at Design and Crafts Council Ireland Elke Westen, Owner of Studio Elke Westen Michelle O'Donnell, Owner of Glasshammer Studios
Shane Cradock has almost three decades of executive coaching experience and has decided to pass some of that knowledge onto us here at Down to Business. His new book 'The Inner CEO' advocates for a new way of managing your mind to lift your mood, and self-belief and achieve your full potential. Shane joins Bobby to discuss.