Fantastic line up completed for BorderBizcamp

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

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

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.




Noel Melvin

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


Bartek Czerwinski

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 Marshall

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

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


Richard Moore

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

Paul Bond is managing director of, 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