Lead Entrepreneurs

The Lead Entrepreneurs who facilitate the round table sessions are the backbone of the Back for Business initiative. They are not, and cannot be, experts in every area of business, but they bring valuable and personal experience of starting and growing a business. Several of them have returned to Ireland having lived abroad for a number of years before starting their own business.They believe strongly in the principle of entrepreneurs supporting entrepreneurs and are giving their time on a voluntary basis. Their open and full involvement gives the participants an opportunity to get to know and learn from successful role models and to benefit from their wide and varied entrepreneurial experience.You can read more about these Lead Entrepreneurs below.    
Áine Denn

Áine Denn co-founded Altify, now Upland Altify, in 2005. Upland Altify is the Customer Revenue Optimization […]

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Brian Crowley

Brian Crowley is the COO of Broadlake Capital, an Irish owned family of companies. He […]

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Gillian O’Dowd

Gillian O’Dowd is co-founder and director of Azon Recruitment Group, a recruitment agency specialising in […]

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Michael Hoyne

Michael began his career by founding a plumbing distribution business in his home town of […]

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Nikki Evans

Eager for new experiences, Nikki left Ireland for Australia in the late 1990s. She began […]

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Thomas Ennis

Thomas Ennis, founder and CEO of the Thomas Ennis group, is an award-winning Irish retailer, […]

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