This informal networking event will involve a panel discussion featuring three previous winners of the SFA National Small Business Awards. The discussion will offer insights for businesses who are looking to grow their organisations successfully. The panel will be chaired by SFA Director, Patricia Callan.
Suzanne Browne – Cleavamama – SFA National Small Business Awards Overall Winner 2015
Clevamama™ is a multi-award winning international company, renowned for its pioneering, practical and well-designed baby products. Established by working mums and sisters Martina Craine and Suzanne Browne, the products are designed by mums for mums. Clevamama™’s innovative products and unrivalled industry research prove that we lead and never follow.
Fabien Peyaud - Herdwatch - SFA National Small Business Awards Emerging New Business 2015
Herdwatch is “CRM for cows”, an innovative mobile app which helps cattle farmers stay compliant with complex regulations on animal welfare and traceability, and gives them access to valuable farm records and animal history, anytime, anywhere. It was launched in Ireland in February 2014 and has already attracted over 1,300 farmers on an annual subscription of €99. Herdwatch is fully approved by the Irish Department of Agriculture and a UK version is currently being developed. There are over 100,000 cattle farmers in Ireland, and 2 million in the EU and US alone, representing an estimated €100 Million per year opportunity.
Alan Wiseman - Topform – Small Business Exporter of the Year 2015
With employee numbers now at 48, Topform over the past 38 years has become a market leader in the Manufacture of kitchen worktops. Initially conceived as a manufacturer of worktop, “Topform” is now known as a ‘Creative Worktop Solution company’. The company offers bespoke solutions, innovative textures and designs chosen from around the world. Supplying the Irish market, while also exporting their product to the UK and Australia, Topform is a company committed to an intensive program of Research & Development. They team also pride themselves on best practice and principles of Lean Manufacturing. Topform are continuously evolving, to service customers and meet market needs.
6:00pm: Guests arrive - networking
Welcome by Ken Burke, Head of Business Banking, AIB
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