Alva Horgan – LoanGuru.ie Business Finance
Having worked in a peer-to-peer lending firm in Dublin as head of sales, she noticed that the company’s strict lending criteria was stopping perfectly viable SMEs from obtaining business loans.
Cian Branagan – ForeFront Sports Management
Cian set up ForeFront Sports Management in March 2020, and despite the immediate arrival of a global pandemic, he hasn’t looked back.
Cormac Noonan – Wolf Academy
I imagined I could help young people to develop tools to manage negative thoughts and get to know their purpose.
Frank Gibney – KIM Consultants
Frank Gibney, returned to live in Oughterard, Co Galway, in 2015 after nearly 30 years abroad, much of which was spent running his own financial services company in the Isle of Man.
Gareth Cash – Crew Brewing
Launching a new business, particularly a new bar, in the middle of a pandemic may have seemed like an impossible feat for many entrepreneurs.
John Kennedy – The Recruiter
As a small business owner, I celebrate all the wins, be that getting a meeting, landing a client or getting a deal across the line.”
Lauren Duggan – We are Riley
A common every-day occurrence led Lauren Duggan and her two lifelong friends to set up We are Riley.
Martin Kilmartin – Sionnach Buí
From Connemara, Co Galway, Martin Kilmartin desired to experience life outside of Ireland. He opted for Montreal in Quebec, Canada.
Patrice Butler – Fifo Capital
With the second lockdown, I pivoted to target growing businesses. I could have sat back, but you can’t do that in business.
Paul Brown – A Wolf in Wool
Anyone can go out and buy a €300 polyester suit off the rack, but with a little bit of tailoring, a little bit of consideration, you get an entirely different outcome.
Rosie Joyce – The Habit Store
A thirst for adventure led Rosie Joyce to leave Ireland for Australia in 2008, and the pandemic brought her home to Castlebar, Co Mayo, in 2020.