Our next few episodes of Ibec Voices will place a focus on a critical component of the Irish economy, the small business community.

We visited the Small Firms Association Strategic Management Masterclass in Athlone to sit down with SFA National Small Business Awards Finalists and hear their stories. This two day programme is offered as part of the prize package for Finalists.

We were joined by a selection of owners, managers and employees of small business from all sectors and from across Ireland. They told stories of tenacity, risk and innovation, and across the series of interviews we get a real insight into the resilience and agility in the small business community.

In this episode we are joined by:

  • Erica Hargadan, CEO, Babogue
  • Aisling Gaffney, Office and Packing Operations, Irish Socksciety
  • Conor Mangan, Marketing Specialist, Woodco Renewable Energy
  • Conor Morley, Managing Director, WWS

Explore the Small Firms Association National Small Business Awards here.


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Ep. 23  /  Ibec Voices

More than Meets the Eye: Ireland's Experience Economy

In this episode we will discuss the scale of Ireland's Experience Economy. We are joined by Sharon Higgins, Ibec Executive Director of Membership and Sectors, and Pat McCann, Non-Executive Director of Glenveagh Properties and Former Dalata Hotel Group CEO.

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Ep. 22  /  Ibec Voices

Building a Resilient Digital Society

We are joined by Jackie King, Executive Director of Ibec Global, and Ciaran Martin, Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and founder of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre.

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Ep. 21  /  Ibec Voices

Gender equality and sexual harassment post #MeToo with Jackson Katz Ph.D. 

Dr Kara McGann, Ibec Head of Social Policy, and Jackson Katz Ph.D., educator and thought leader, explore a transformative approach to promoting gender equality and preventing sexual harassment. 

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Ep. 20  /  Ibec Voices

Exploring Ireland's Women in Finance Charter

Patricia Callan, Director of Financial Services Ireland at Ibec, speaks to Minister of State, Seán Fleming, Fernando Vicario, CEO of Bank of America Europe DAC and Country Executive for Ireland, and Emer O’Byrne, Interim Chief Underwriting Officer of FBD Insurance.

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