Sue Robbins Fehily: says she and husband Tom “haven’t put a foot wrong” with Wildberry Bakery since mentor James Burke started advising them.

Good mentors will challenge your cosy assumptions and make your business stronger in the process. It’s the reason so many start-ups hand over sizeable(...)

Alan Farrelly and Brian O’Rourke: “we have just signed our first major client in the UK which involves a fleet of 8,500 buses”

The humble bus has been around a long time – since 1895 in motorised form, according to Mercedes-Benz, which claims bragging rights to the first motor(...)

Cambrist founders CEO Jacob Claflin, Blake Newman, head of product and Victor Mikhailov, chief technology officer. Claflin says “It really is two steps forward and one step back a lot of the time.”

It’s hard to beat the adrenaline rush of starting a business, but once the hype is over success is largely down to dogged determination and the abilit(...)

Huddl founding team (from left) Alan Farrelly, Brian O’Rourke and Sean Byrne. “When people hear about Huddl they are inevitably going to think of Uber for buses,” says O’Rourke. “But while there are similarities, we only use vetted transport operators with public service vehicle operator licenses.”
New innovators: Huddl

Huddl is aiming to do for private buses what Hailo did for taxis – make them more easily accessible for everyday use by commuters. Huddl co-founder (...)

Aiming high: Brian Cody of St Kieran’s College and JP Treacy of CBS Kilkenny during the GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup final in Nowlan Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

School sports are big business. When parents choose where to send their children, schools with a reputation for sporting prowess will catch their att(...)