For all the latest videos from Border Bizcamp 2013 check out our YouTube channel .
The Business & Enterprise Show from Monaghan TV.com captured a sense of the buzz of BorderBizcamp on the day. You can view the recordings with a selection of the speakers by clicking on the following links:
BorderBizcamp on Monaghan TV – Part 1 featuring Cecilia Hegarty – PLATO, Feargal McCormack – FPM and Neven Maguire
BorderBizcamp on Monaghan TV – Part 2 featuring Bernard Kirk, George Mordaunt and Paula Clarke
Saturday, 8th June, 9.15am-4.30pm…….would you want to be anywhere else?
We are delighted to announce the final speakers that complete the line up at this lively “not-to-be-missed” business event:
Stephen Brown is the driving force behind Deadly Serious Consultants. As an early adopter of social media he actually started his first business on a budget of £500. That meant he had zero capital for advertising and PR; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and a website built on WordPress were the tools he used to promote his business. A dynamic and creative approach triumphed and Stephen’s first business generated 103 sales via Social Media totalling £25,700 and year 2 saw 247 sales generating £74,100. The presence Stephen created for his business sparked a lot of buzz within the Northern Ireland business community and further afield.
LinkedIn: Stephen Brown
Martin O’Brien is CEO of Monaghan VEC. With a background education in engineering and then in education, he was principal of the Bush School, Riverstown, Dundalk and CEO of Sligo VEC prior to taking up the role of CEO of Monaghan VEC in 2007. He has been the driver behind the creation of the iconic Monaghan Education Campus.
Working as a training and development manager within the financial services industry, Noel has a passion for the development of individuals. He has been heavily involved in sport over the years having played semi professional football in the League of Ireland with Monaghan United, Finn Harps & Dundalk. Evenings now are now kept busy with training for marathons & half marathons. Given of the pressures facing staff, he has run a number of Mental Resilience sessions with the focus on “controlling the controllables” and “Self Belief”. Currently assisting the Institute of Bankers with the creation of a recognised qualification for staff dealing with residential mortgage arrears.
LinkedIn: Noel Melvin
A creative Internet industry innovator, Bartek is the CEO of Proton Labs, a Dublin based company providing a unique approach to fast-tracking business requirements, iterative design and agile technology developments. Bartek is an award winning interaction designer passionate about exploring, creating and building great user experiences.
LinkedIn: Bartek Czerwinski
Kate is a highly experienced Thought Leader, Facilitator and Executive Coach with over 20 years of working at executive level in a variety of industries and organisations globally. She leads KM Consultancy and works with Executives, Boards and Leadership teams globally and is a speaker and Chair for Vistage Executive Leadership, is on the Leadership team for Arrow Ireland as well as being on the faculty for Arrow North America. Kate is passionate about two things – making a difference with those who make a difference for others and living a purposeful, healthy life and which is biased towards positivity!
LinedIn: Kate Marshall
Feargal McCormack FCA is the Founder and Managing Partner of FPM Chartered Accountants, an award winning all-island accountancy and business advice practice. Feargal is a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster Business School, Chairman of Chartered Accountants Ireland, NAMA Forum and member of NI CBI Regional Council. In June 2012, he received the prestigious All-Ireland Award from the Institute of Management Consultants in recognition of his significant contribution to business and public life in Ireland.
LinkedIn: Feargal McCormack
With a background in agriculture and the meat industry in Northern Ireland, Richard has worked through times where the industry was crippled by an export ban, through to the point where as Joint Managing Director of Linden Foods, he has overseen the growth of the beef exporting business to being a major player in the Beef and Lamb industries with 5 sites across the UK and Ireland and a recently opened £12 million retailed packing and product development facility in Dungannon, where over 600 staff are employed. Maintaining a directorship in Linden Foods, Richards is now in the role of MD of Linergy Ltd as fledgling rendering and renwable energy company in Dungannon.
Paul Bond is managing director of Brixworkwear.com, Monaghan’s 4th largest workwear store. When the wheels came off the Irish economy he realised that the only chance for his company was to export via e-commerce. Now they export 91% of their online sales all over the world.
LinkedIn: Paul Bond
Enda McShane is CEO of global customer engagement agency, Velocity Worldwide. A colourful character, Enda will passionately demonstrate why it is important to develop a one to one relationship with your customers whether it’s on a B2B or B2C level.
Colleen was inspired to create Lucy Annabella Organics when she realised that ‘being organic’ is as much about what we put on our bodies as what we put into them. Colleen is a Complementary Therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist who lives by the ethos that ‘Our health is paramount to our happiness’. So in 2011 after travelling all over the world from Ireland, London, Thailand, Australia, Provence, France and beyond in search of knowledge and the finest ingredients and organically dedicated farmers, Colleen felt it had become time for her to actively combine all aspects of her life’s loves and purse her passion, to formulate and blend beautifully organic ingredients and share them.
LinkedIn: Colleen Harte
Niall is an entrepreneur who founded Simply Zesty in 2009 in his spare bedroom with €10,000 in start-up capital, and developed it to a global digital agency which he sold 3 years later to UTV. The company helps brands such as Vodafone, Samsung and Sony with their social media strategies developing creative campaigns on platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Simply Zesty recently merged with Tibus Digital to create one of Ireland’s and the UK’s largest digital media agency with 50 people spread between Dublin, Belfast and London. Niall is also an angel investor backing small Irish companies to help them create jobs and achieve the same success as Simply Zesty.
Edel is Managing Director of Business Travel Solutions part of the Barrhead Travel Group, an innovative business travel solution company offering customers bespoke travel management solutions. With 30 years experience in the Travel Industry, and having built up other successful travel companies she felt it was time to take on a new challenge and open her own business. Under Edel’s leadership and in today’s economic environment in three years her business has gone from start-up to a turnover in excess of £5.5 million, testament to her drive and determination. Edel strives to make every opportunity count not only in her business life but in her commitment to help others achieve their potential.
LinkedIn: Edel Doherty
Michael McGrath is a software engineer who loves what he does. With his business partner he founded Trace First in 2007 and virtually 100% of their revenue has come from overseas throughout their history. They had a major success in early 2011 when they won a $5m contract with the US Federal Government to licence software from them as well as a bundle of implementation services. They now have users in every US state and are building upon this footprint. They don’t have external investors and focus on profitable projects in their niche sector with happy customers.
BorderBizcamp is an event which is organised by business people, supported by business people and all for the benefit of other business people. It’s a fun event to be involved in, where everyone does a little and it adds up to a lot.
So this post is to acknowledge the collective contributions of all those who have helped out so far:
- Aura Internet - for keeping up our web presence
- Brixworkwear - for our customised team teeshirts
- Celebration Cakes - for cupcakes that keep us all sweet
- Deliverme.ie - for supplying some of McClearys finest wraps
- Mallons Food Hall - for their by now famous finger food
- Monaghan County Enterprise Board – for the use of the building and basically letting us take over for a few days.
- Pink & Perkys @ The Squealing Pig – for their continuous supply of tea and coffee on the day
- Pizza DO’r - boy do we love those Pizzas!!!
- PLATO EBR - for supporting the event
- St. Macartans School - for the projector tables
- The Westenra Arms Hotel - for helping with speaker accommodation
- Thomas McGuigan Furniture - who with their supply of high bar tables offer elbow support to avid networking business people.
In addition to the consumables that make the day brilliant, there is a collection of great people who have also contributed to bring the event together:
Annmarie McHugh, DKIT
Linked In: Annmarie McHugh
Brian Morgan, Morgan McManus Solicitors
Linked In : Brian Morgan
Briege Quinn, Monaghan County Enterprise Board
Linked In: Briege Quinn
Bryony Flanagan, Green Hat Consultancy
Linked In: Bryony Flanagan
Carole Donaghy, Blue Monday Marketing
Linked In: Carole Donaghy
Cecilia Hegarty, PLATO EBR
Linked In: Cecilia Hegarty
Claire Cunningham, Aura Internet
Linked In: Claire Cunningham
Darren Greenan, VFECTO
Linked In: Darren Greenan
Gerry Moan, gerrymoan.ie
Linked In: Gerry Moan
Kieran Fegan, VITAL Programme Manager, DKIT
Linked In: Kieran Fegan
Joe Shiels, Monaghan County Council
Linked In: Joe Shiels
Paul Bond, Brixworkwear
Linked In: Paul Bond
Rhonda McDowell, PLATO EBR
Linked In: Rhonda McDowell
Riona Carroll, Business Support Services
Linked In: Riona Carroll
Ruth Daly, Sort-it
Linked In: Ruth Daly
As the old fable goes (so beautifully adopted by Bill Liao in his book of the same name) ….we are all working together to make “Stone Soup” and it works out so well. So if you want to be part of the excitement make sure you BOOK YOUR PLACE.
Paula Clarke lives by the motto “If you change the way you think, you can change the way you live”. She is an inspirational, engaging and down to earth trainer, coach and speaker that can help get results and energise a group. She enthusiastically motivates people in a wide variety of occupations to reach their full potential. Participants walk away from Paula’s sessions with effective how-to techniques and the desire to put them into action.
With a track record of over 20 years of working with business owners, senior managers, individuals and students, Paula has brought her talents and expertise to bear in the areas customer service, marketing, sales, positive thinking, change management, time management, visualisation, goal setting and communications skills. More recently she has been asked to work with students to help them adapt their mindset in this time of great change.
Don’t miss out book now for BorderBizcamp on Saturday 8th June.