Events

Events

Upcoming Events

  • 04 Mar

    I’m excited to kick off local Enterprise week by participating in the forthcoming ‘AI – The Way Forward’ event.  This seminar will provide invaluable insights into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to engage with and learn from our keynote speaker, AI expert Anne-Marie Tomchak, as well as my fellow panellists.

    The session will be moderated by RTE’s Carole Coleman and is scheduled to take place at the Backstage Theatre, Longford, on Monday, 4th March, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. This event, organised by the Longford Local Enterprise Office in partnership with the Longford Chamber, is an essential forum for anyone keen to leverage AI for a competitive edge in their business. I encourage you to join us for what promises to be an enlightening discussion. Registration is now open at https://lnkd.in/eufHeihR. Don’t miss out on this pivotal opportunity to explore the future of business innovation with us.

    4 Mar 24
    Longford.

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  • Digital Tools for Small Businesses Operations: Enhancing Efficiency and Growth

    During this event, I will provide small businesses, irrespective of their current digital adoption stage, with clarity and a roadmap for leveraging digital tools. Through real-world case studies, you’ll gain insights into how various enterprises have successfully integrated digital systems, automation, and customised software solutions to streamline operations, reduce errors, and drive overall business growth.

    Key Takeaways from this session:

    • Gain practical and actionable insights from real-world examples to kickstart or advance your digital transformation journey.
    • Explore strategies for maximising the benefits of digital tools while discovering cost-effective approaches that are tailored to small businesses.
    • Understand the competitive advantage that digital adoption can provide for your small business.

    Book your place here

    5 Mar 24

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  • Streamlining Operations in Small Business: The Role of Digital Technologies

    This event is designed to provide clarity and direction for small businesses at various stages of their digital adoption. Through case studies, discover how various enterprises have successfully integrated digital systems, automation, and tailored software solutions to improve efficiency, minimise errors, and focus on overall business growth.

    Engage with stories from small business owners who have seen firsthand the transformative impact of digitalisation in their everyday operations. Whether you’re just starting or looking to refine your approach to digital in Operations, this webinar offers valuable insights for all.

    Key Takeaways from this session:

    • Obtain practical, actionable insights from real-world examples to kickstart or advance your digital journey
    • Explore how to leverage digital tools for maximum benefit, uncovering cost-effective and small business-friendly approaches.
    • Learn the significance of digital adoption in gaining a competitive advantage for your small business.

    Book your spot here

    7 Mar 24

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Past Events

  • Productivity 2024 - LEAN Regional South East Event

    Looking forward to this speaking at this Lean & Productivity event in February at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny, MC’d by Áine Kerr and joined by expert speakers Richie Dawson, Pat Lynch, Stuart Nelson and Robert Hernan. This event aims to provide you with invaluable insights and practical strategies to leverage the power of LEAN Thinking to enhance your business efficiency.

    For more details and the full agenda, click here.

    20 Feb 24

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  • Lunch and Learn: A small business guide to adopting technology

    Join this webinar where I will be illustrating how integrating digital tools can boost your tech readiness, streamline operations and elevate your business.

    Key takeaways from this session:

    • Uncover how your approach to technology can impact your business’s digital transformation journey
    • Understand how embracing digital technology not only streamlines your operations but also places you ahead in the competitive small business landscape
    • Get insights into how other small businesses have leveraged digital tools to boost efficiency and reduce errors.

    Book your place here 

    12 Feb 24

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  • Save time and money using digital tools

    Learn and understand how these small businesses have used Digital systems, automation, and optimisation of off the shelf software packages to save time, reduce errors, and improve their bottom line.

    Hear from:

    Mary Murray – Founder JR Games, JR Games

    Catherine Crowley – Business Development & Process Manager, Abbeywood Furniture, https://www.abbeywoodfurniture.com/

    Key Takeaways

    • Learn from small business how they are using digital tools to transform their business
    • Understand the benefits of digitalisation – buy back your valuable time
    • Reduce your teams time and effort on daily repetitive tasks
    • Understand how embracing digitalisation can give you a competitive edge
    • How the Local Enterprise Office can support your digitalisation journey

    Book your spot here

    24 Jan 24

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  • Lunch and Learn: Transform your business operations through digitalisation

    During this sesssion, I will dive into the incredible potential of digitalisation, including the use of digital forms, automation, data analytics, and the optimisation of off-the-shelf SAAS packages. These technologies can save precious time, minimise errors and empower micro-businesses to direct their focus toward enhancing their overall business performance.

    Key takeaways from this session:

    • Gain actionable insights from real-world case studies and practical experiences, enabling you to kickstart or enhance your own digitalisation journey
    • Learn how to maximise the benefits of digitalisation without breaking the bank and discover cost-effective solutions suitable for small businesses.
    • Understand how embracing digitalisation can give your small business a competitive edge

    Book your spot here 

    5 Dec 23

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  • Digital for Business information event

    Digital for Business is a pilot initiative from the Local Enterprise Office designed to give Local Enterprise Office funded clients that digital edge – from optimising processes to delivering a seamless digital customer experience, the aim is to help businesses prepare and implement a plan for the adoption of digital tools and techniques across the business. This is a holistic plan & will look at all areas of the business that would benefit from digitalisation, from the manufacturing floor to office administration, to personnel management & beyond.

    I will be providing an information session to learn how the programme can help you develop a unique digital strategy that transforms businesses by identifying where you are on your digital business journey, developing a digital adaptation plan based on your identified need and assisting you to implement your digital plan.

    15 Nov 23

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  • Lunch and Learn: How digitalisation can transform your business processes

    Have you ever wondered how digital transformation can empower small businesses to thrive in today’s digital era?

    In this Lunch and Learn, I will dive into invaluable insights and experiences related to our digital transformation journey for our traditional small business.

    I will show you compelling case studies illustrating how businesses have elevated operational workflows through the power of digitalisation and I will share research findings about what helps or hinders small businesses when they go digital.

    Here are the key takeaways from this session:
    – Gain an understanding of the various strategies and approaches that small businesses can adopt to embark on their digital transformation journey.
    – Discover pitfalls to avoid during digital transformation.
    – Learn from business owners and managers about the importance and impact of digitalisation from their perspective.

    More info here

    16 Oct 23

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  • Improving Your Food Business Operations

    Join us for a one hour online workshop to learn how simple digital tools can improve your food businesses operations.

    During this online workshop, I’ll be sharing how digital tools can be used across various work areas to help food businesses overall performance.

    Other speakers on the day include:

    • Marion Crowley, General Manager, West Cork Biscuit Company
    • Hayley Milthorpe, CEO The Cultured Food Company Limited

    Book your space here

    26 Sep 23

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  • Tech Connect Live

    “Digitalisation in Small Business: How Digitalisation can Transform your Business Processes”

    I look forward to speaking at the Tech Connect event on the Sales, Digital Marketing Stage on 14th September where I’ll be  drawing on years of experience working with SMEs on Digitalisation, sharing learnings on how SMEs can begin the Digital Transformation journey. I’ll also share some examples of real case studies on how Irish SMEs have improved their business workflows through digitalisation. I will also present the recent research findings I was involved in on the Enablers and inhibitors to Digital transformation in Micro Business and discuss the Digital Transformer Archetypes.

    Read the full Tech Connect Agenda here.

    14 Sep 23

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  • How Digitalisation can help Small business survive and thrive

    Delighted to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with the members of Biznesa efektivitates asociacija / Business Efficiency Association in Latvia about the topic “How Digitalisation can help Small business survive and thrive”.

    12 Jul 23

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  • Recruitment & Retention - Investing In the Right People For Your Business

    Looking forward to speaking alongside Andrew Webb, Caroline Reidy and Noel Davidson looking at the best ways to retain talent and recruit new employees for now and the future of your business.

    Book your spot here

    15 Jun 23

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  • From Paper to Digital: Empowering SME Food Producers to improve Business Operations with simple Digital Tools

    Join us for an insightful event on how simple digital tools can enhance SME food businesses’ operational performance. I will be speaking on the basics of digital in food business operations and will share real-life examples  as well as discussing the digital tools that can be used across various work areas to improve operational performance.

     

    Date: May 17th
    Location: Online
    Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm

    Sign up here

    17 May 23

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  • EU Into Digital Forum

    Delighted to have the opportunity to speak at the EU Into Digital Forum on May 12th.

    I’ll be taking part in the session on “How can I improve my success with Digital transformation”

    12 May 23

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  • The Benefits of Digitalisation for Micro-enterprises - Dublin

    Come along on the 21st March to Fishamble St, Wood Quay, and join us for the discussion on the digitalisation in micro enterprises and hear some success stories where businesses have been transformed through use of digital tools.

    Location: Wood Quay Venue, Fishamble St, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

    Sign up here

    21 Mar 23

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  • Unlock Greater Efficiency and Growth with Digital Tools - Online

    During this virtual event, I covered the following topics:

      – Introduction to Digitalisation
      – Entry level Digital Tools
      – 1 or 2 Case studies including local Tipperary Businesses
      – Digitalisation summary
      – Q and A with local business representative (1 or 2) re. featured local case study
      – Discussion / wrap up
    10 Mar 23

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  • Discover the Benefits of Digitalisation for Food Manufacturers - Cork

    It was great to be involved in Enterprise Week with lots of events taking place. In Cork on March 9th, I spoke about the benefits of digitalisation for food manufacturers. The topics covered included:

    -Introduction to Digitalisation, including entry level digital tools
    -Look at ‘some specific digital tools that have been deployed in food businesses
    -Enablers and inhibitors of digital transformation in Micro Business
    -Guide you through local success stories
    -Q&A with businesses who have been on this journey

     

    9 Mar 23

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  • Supporting Businesses in the Digital World - Clare

    I was delighted to join the panel of speakers on 7th March in Shannon to discuss the Digital Start program and the impact it’s had on small and micro businesses. We took at look at some of the success stories from this initiative and shared information on the programme.

    7 Mar 23

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  • Digital & Green Forces are Shaping Our Future - Waterford LEO Webinar

    This event which kicked off Enterprise Week focused on making working life easier by looking at best practice in Lean methodologies and Digital Innovations to help simplify and streamline businesses to ensure smooth operational success.

    Topics covered:

    – Introduction to Digitalisation, including entry level digital tools to aid your business
    – Look at ‘How company’s do what they do’ and the results which will free you up to focus on ‘What you Do best’.
    – Enablers and inhibitors of Digital transformation in Micro Business
    – Guide you through local success stories
    – Q&A opportunity

    Venue: Online

    6 Mar 23

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  • Growing your business in the Digital Age - Galway LEO

    During this Galway event, I spoke about digitalisation for small and micro businesses and how it can help SMEs improve their workflows, converting from paper based or manual systems to more efficient simplified digital processes. I shared some information about the Digital Start programme also and how to get started.

    26 Jan 23

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  • Lean, Green & Digital

    Ronan McGrane from LeanBPI led this session on starting your digital journey for positive impacts.

     

    2 Dec 22

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  • ELEC 2022 8th European Lean Educators Conference

    Had the honour of sharing our most recent research on lean and digitalisation for small business at the 8th European Lean Educators Conference in NUIG on November 22-24th.

    22 Nov 22

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  • Digital Start Information Webinar - Killarney

    This free webinar on November 17th covered how you can leverage digitalisation to improve your business processes. I had the opportunity to share some tips and real life examples of digitalisation in small businesses and provide information on the Digital Start programme.

    17 Nov 22

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  • Business Information Morning - Charleville Chamber of Commerce

    On November 17th at Charleville Chamber of Commerce, Mayo I spoke about digitalisation opportunities for small business owners in Ireland with a focus on the Digital Start programme and how it can be availed of.

    The event was open to all local business owners, employers, managers and employees.

    Also in attendance:

    Charleville ETB, LEO Offices Cork County Council, Ballyhoura Development, Department of Social Protection, Mallow College of Further Education, Regional Skills, IRD Duhallow Skillnet, Employability Limerick

    17 Nov 22

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  • Digitalisation for small business - Mayo

    Had the opportunity to speak at this event at the iHub at ATU Castlebar on 16th November, joined by Eoin Costello, from DigitalHQ, Mike Harsanyi from Woodpecker Software and Elaine Doherty from Elasan Solutions.

    16 Nov 22

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  • Digital Start Information Session - Offaly

    This webinar covered the opportunity that digitalisation presents for small and micro businesses in helping SMEs improve their workflows, converting from paper based or manual systems to more efficient simplified digital processes. Applying best practices, Lean methodologies, and Digital Innovations to simplify and streamline your business processes to maximise your business performance.

    It was great to speak at this Offaly event and share my recent experiences with various digitalisation projects across a range of businesses.

    25 Oct 22

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  • Improving your Business - LEAN for Micro Information Event September 2022

    Business efficiency is essential in this challenging economic climate. During this free webinar, I shared some tips on how lean management can increase your competitiveness by reducing waste and improving business processes.

    15 Sep 22

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  • TechConnect LIVE

    TechConnect Live is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. The event, which is supported by Ibec and the Small Firms Association (SFA) creates a marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth.

    It was great to speak at this event to an engaged audience on the topic of Digitalisation in Small Business and How Digitalisation Can Transform Your Business Processes.

    13 Sep 22

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  • Digitisation for your business - Carlow Local Enterprise Office

    Delighted to speak at this Local Enterprise Office seminar held on 14th July 2022 to discuss digitisation in businesses and to introduce the Local Enterprise Office Digital Start Voucher.

    Watch back here 

    14 Jul 22

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  • Digital Start Information Session - Longford

    It was great to speak about digitalisation for small and micro businesses and how it can help SMEs improve their workflows, converting from paper based or manual systems to more efficient simplified digital processes recently at the Connected Hubs in Edgeworthstown, Longford.

    12 Jul 22

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  • FREE Information Event for Longford Businesses

    Free Information Event for Longford based business owners. 

    It was great to attend this in-person information event for Longford Chamber on June 22nd, 6.30pm at Longford Rugby Club providing tips and tricks on the topic of digitalisation.

    22 Jun 22

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  • University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) Conference

    I was delighted to head back to Amsterdam to present our research into Digitalisation in Irish Micro Business. Special thanks to lead researcher Anuragini as well as fellow researcher Anaya and thanks also to the Local Enterprise Offices clients and representatives, fellow mentors as well as Enterprise Ireland representatives that participated in this important research.

    13 Jun 22

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  • 04 Mar


    I’m excited to kick off local Enterprise week by participating in the forthcoming ‘AI – The Way Forward’ event.  This seminar will provide invaluable insights into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to engage with and learn from our keynote speaker, AI expert Anne-Marie Tomchak, as well as my fellow panellists.

    The session will be moderated by RTE’s Carole Coleman and is scheduled to take place at the Backstage Theatre, Longford, on Monday, 4th March, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. This event, organised by the Longford Local Enterprise Office in partnership with the Longford Chamber, is an essential forum for anyone keen to leverage AI for a competitive edge in their business. I encourage you to join us for what promises to be an enlightening discussion. Registration is now open at https://lnkd.in/eufHeihR. Don’t miss out on this pivotal opportunity to explore the future of business innovation with us.

    4 Mar 24
    Longford.

    View
  • Digital Tools for Small Businesses Operations: Enhancing Efficiency and Growth

    During this event, I will provide small businesses, irrespective of their current digital adoption stage, with clarity and a roadmap for leveraging digital tools. Through real-world case studies, you’ll gain insights into how various enterprises have successfully integrated digital systems, automation, and customised software solutions to streamline operations, reduce errors, and drive overall business growth.

    Key Takeaways from this session:

    • Gain practical and actionable insights from real-world examples to kickstart or advance your digital transformation journey.
    • Explore strategies for maximising the benefits of digital tools while discovering cost-effective approaches that are tailored to small businesses.
    • Understand the competitive advantage that digital adoption can provide for your small business.

    Book your place here

    5 Mar 24

    View
  • Streamlining Operations in Small Business: The Role of Digital Technologies

    This event is designed to provide clarity and direction for small businesses at various stages of their digital adoption. Through case studies, discover how various enterprises have successfully integrated digital systems, automation, and tailored software solutions to improve efficiency, minimise errors, and focus on overall business growth.

    Engage with stories from small business owners who have seen firsthand the transformative impact of digitalisation in their everyday operations. Whether you’re just starting or looking to refine your approach to digital in Operations, this webinar offers valuable insights for all.

    Key Takeaways from this session:

    • Obtain practical, actionable insights from real-world examples to kickstart or advance your digital journey
    • Explore how to leverage digital tools for maximum benefit, uncovering cost-effective and small business-friendly approaches.
    • Learn the significance of digital adoption in gaining a competitive advantage for your small business.

    Book your spot here

    7 Mar 24

    View

Past Events

  • Productivity 2024 - LEAN Regional South East Event

    Looking forward to this speaking at this Lean & Productivity event in February at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny, MC’d by Áine Kerr and joined by expert speakers Richie Dawson, Pat Lynch, Stuart Nelson and Robert Hernan. This event aims to provide you with invaluable insights and practical strategies to leverage the power of LEAN Thinking to enhance your business efficiency.

    For more details and the full agenda, click here.

    20 Feb 24

    View
  • Lunch and Learn: A small business guide to adopting technology

    Join this webinar where I will be illustrating how integrating digital tools can boost your tech readiness, streamline operations and elevate your business.

    Key takeaways from this session:

    • Uncover how your approach to technology can impact your business’s digital transformation journey
    • Understand how embracing digital technology not only streamlines your operations but also places you ahead in the competitive small business landscape
    • Get insights into how other small businesses have leveraged digital tools to boost efficiency and reduce errors.

    Book your place here 

    12 Feb 24

    View
  • Save time and money using digital tools

    Learn and understand how these small businesses have used Digital systems, automation, and optimisation of off the shelf software packages to save time, reduce errors, and improve their bottom line.

    Hear from:

    Mary Murray – Founder JR Games, JR Games

    Catherine Crowley – Business Development & Process Manager, Abbeywood Furniture, https://www.abbeywoodfurniture.com/

    Key Takeaways

    • Learn from small business how they are using digital tools to transform their business
    • Understand the benefits of digitalisation – buy back your valuable time
    • Reduce your teams time and effort on daily repetitive tasks
    • Understand how embracing digitalisation can give you a competitive edge
    • How the Local Enterprise Office can support your digitalisation journey

    Book your spot here

    24 Jan 24

    View
  • Lunch and Learn: Transform your business operations through digitalisation

    During this sesssion, I will dive into the incredible potential of digitalisation, including the use of digital forms, automation, data analytics, and the optimisation of off-the-shelf SAAS packages. These technologies can save precious time, minimise errors and empower micro-businesses to direct their focus toward enhancing their overall business performance.

    Key takeaways from this session:

    • Gain actionable insights from real-world case studies and practical experiences, enabling you to kickstart or enhance your own digitalisation journey
    • Learn how to maximise the benefits of digitalisation without breaking the bank and discover cost-effective solutions suitable for small businesses.
    • Understand how embracing digitalisation can give your small business a competitive edge

    Book your spot here 

    5 Dec 23

    View
  • Digital for Business information event

    Digital for Business is a pilot initiative from the Local Enterprise Office designed to give Local Enterprise Office funded clients that digital edge – from optimising processes to delivering a seamless digital customer experience, the aim is to help businesses prepare and implement a plan for the adoption of digital tools and techniques across the business. This is a holistic plan & will look at all areas of the business that would benefit from digitalisation, from the manufacturing floor to office administration, to personnel management & beyond.

    I will be providing an information session to learn how the programme can help you develop a unique digital strategy that transforms businesses by identifying where you are on your digital business journey, developing a digital adaptation plan based on your identified need and assisting you to implement your digital plan.

    15 Nov 23

    View
  • Lunch and Learn: How digitalisation can transform your business processes

    Have you ever wondered how digital transformation can empower small businesses to thrive in today’s digital era?

    In this Lunch and Learn, I will dive into invaluable insights and experiences related to our digital transformation journey for our traditional small business.

    I will show you compelling case studies illustrating how businesses have elevated operational workflows through the power of digitalisation and I will share research findings about what helps or hinders small businesses when they go digital.

    Here are the key takeaways from this session:
    – Gain an understanding of the various strategies and approaches that small businesses can adopt to embark on their digital transformation journey.
    – Discover pitfalls to avoid during digital transformation.
    – Learn from business owners and managers about the importance and impact of digitalisation from their perspective.

    More info here

    16 Oct 23

    View
  • Improving Your Food Business Operations

    Join us for a one hour online workshop to learn how simple digital tools can improve your food businesses operations.

    During this online workshop, I’ll be sharing how digital tools can be used across various work areas to help food businesses overall performance.

    Other speakers on the day include:

    • Marion Crowley, General Manager, West Cork Biscuit Company
    • Hayley Milthorpe, CEO The Cultured Food Company Limited

    Book your space here

    26 Sep 23

    View
  • Tech Connect Live

    “Digitalisation in Small Business: How Digitalisation can Transform your Business Processes”

    I look forward to speaking at the Tech Connect event on the Sales, Digital Marketing Stage on 14th September where I’ll be  drawing on years of experience working with SMEs on Digitalisation, sharing learnings on how SMEs can begin the Digital Transformation journey. I’ll also share some examples of real case studies on how Irish SMEs have improved their business workflows through digitalisation. I will also present the recent research findings I was involved in on the Enablers and inhibitors to Digital transformation in Micro Business and discuss the Digital Transformer Archetypes.

    Read the full Tech Connect Agenda here.

    14 Sep 23

    View
  • How Digitalisation can help Small business survive and thrive

    Delighted to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with the members of Biznesa efektivitates asociacija / Business Efficiency Association in Latvia about the topic “How Digitalisation can help Small business survive and thrive”.

    12 Jul 23

    View
  • Recruitment & Retention - Investing In the Right People For Your Business

    Looking forward to speaking alongside Andrew Webb, Caroline Reidy and Noel Davidson looking at the best ways to retain talent and recruit new employees for now and the future of your business.

    Book your spot here

    15 Jun 23

    View