Mervyn O’Callaghan and Simon Murray of ProVision CameraMatics.

Using a combination of technologies, ProVision CameraMatics launched in 2016 in an effort to allow fleet operators improve road safety, reduce collisi(...)

Tom Cronin of Rye River Brewing Company on how Brexit might impact on the business: ‘The possible import tax that would be levied is of grave concern to us.’

Having gained more than 25 years’ experience working for drinks giants including Heineken and Molson Coors, Tom Cronin moved in 2013 to become a direc(...)

Brian Leslie of Seaquest Engineering: ‘The first [game changer] that comes to mind was the development of the fish pump for pelagic fishing. It allowed us to capture large contracts around Europe and further afield.’

Brian Leslie went to Seattle on a J1 visa and was offered a permanent position there once he completed his degree in mechanical engineering in DIT Bo(...)

PB Machine Tech managing director Lily Holmes: “The best advice was being persuaded by our Burnside auditor to study accountancy.”

In her own words, developing a business in “a man’s world of engineering . . . was no mean task”. But that’s exactly what Lily Holmes has done, growi(...)

Richard Kennedy: “being from an entrepreneurial family I assumed I would go into business once leaving college, so it was a natural progression for me”

Having grown up around a livestock mart in Co Sligo, Richard Kennedy was perhaps ideally suited to enjoying a successful career in the food and feed i(...)

Philip Noone, Aalto Bio: ‘While the initial concern surrounding the Zika virus has subsided, there are still outbreaks together with ongoing Dengue and Chikungunya epidemics that mean a continual demand for these raw materials.’

In the five years since he acquired Aalto Bio, Philip Noone has had remarkable success, gaining a foothold as the market leader in the diagnosis of th(...)

Donnacha Hurley: ‘We are experiencing significant challenges in recruitment due to near full employment and our inability to attract foreign nationals due to housing costs.’

A long and varied career brought Corkman Donnacha Hurley into the investment world 18 years ago when he decided to establish a holding company with st(...)

Una and Peter Kearns, the Institute of Education – their father Raymond, founded the school in 1969

The Institute of Education celebrates 50 years in business this year and remains very much a family affair. Founded by Raymond Kearns in 1969, the bus(...)

At nine years of age, Patrick Derry earned pocket money by selling tomato boxes around the Belfast fruit market and it was little wonder that when he (...)

Pat McDonagh, founder of Supermac’s Ltd: “No matter how difficult it gets, keep going. Always keep the end goal in mind.”

When Pat McDonagh purchased a property on Ballinasloe’s main street, the plan he submitted to authorities was turned down, forcing him to set about lo(...)

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