Smart Business Workshop, Gorey, 15 February

The Small Firms Association and Vodafone have partnered to help businesses grow, scale and succeed in a changing business environment. The next event will take place on Friday, 15 February at The Hatch Lab, Gorey, with breakfast and networking opportunities for delegates.         


Alongside Abodoo, Vodafone will share the benefits of smart or flexible working, experiencing remote working and how to implement it in your business to increase productivity and attract and retain talent. You will also learn about increasing your profits through employee-led models from the SFA.


Set within this co-working space, you will gain insight into:

  • The benefits of smart working and why you should avail of it
  • How technology can empower your business to work anywhere at any time through technology, connectivity and security
  • How to increase sales and profits by ensuring that every employee is a profit centre and loves what they do
The event is free of charge, but pre-registration online is essential.





8:00 – 8:30

Breakfast / registration/ networking


8:30 – 8:35


Sven Spollen-Behrens, Small Firms Association

8:35 – 8:40

What is smart working?

Vanessa Tierney, Abodoo

8:40– 8:50

The four pillars of smart working

Treasa Doran, Vodafone

8:50 – 9:00

Implementing smart working in your business

Vanessa Tierney, Abodoo

9:00– 9:05

How to increase your sales and profits and engage your people

Marina Bleahen, Engage and Grow

9:05 – 9:30

Q&A and roundtable discussion 


Can’t attend Gorey?

Portershed, Galway                                                    28 February    

Republic of Work, Cork                                              21 March         

Bank of Ireland Work Bench, Limerick                       3 April              


I look forward to seeing you at one of these workshops.

Sven Spollen-Behrens
Director, SFA