Peter Coppinger and Daniel Mackey of Teamwork.com, which employs 200 people and has 22,000 customers.

At a young age, both Peter Coppinger and Daniel Mackey developed an interest in computer programming. Peter, at just 10 years old, began selling games(...)

Gareth Chambers, Around Noon: “People want to be able to eat healthily regardless of how busy their lives have become”

Following a management buyout in 2016, 33-year-old Gareth Chambers has grown Around Noon from a company with a £2 million turnover to one with turnove(...)

Arboretum founder Rachel Doyle

In 1977, Rachel Doyle set up her garden centre brand, the Arboretum, from her back garden. Today, Arboretum is a modern family business employing 90 p(...)

Bill Wolsey of the Beannchor Group

More than 42 years ago, Bill Wolsey opened his first bar in Bangor. That bar would ultimately form part of the Beannchor Group, which now owns more th(...)

The most difficult thing Vicki O’Toole ever did in business was deciding to go into JJ O’Toole Ltd and having to learn everything from scratch

Vicki O’Toole joined the business, which had been in her husband’s family, at a turbulent time. The 2002 plastic-bag tax was heavily impacting busines(...)

Electricity Exchange co-founder Dr Paddy Finn: “I’m not a fan of ‘It’ll all work out in the end’ as it undermines the work that has to go into making it true.”

A provider of smart technology to improve the use of Ireland’s electricity grid, Electricity Exchange also pays clients for making excess power availa(...)

VR Education founders David and Sandra Whelan recently listed the company on the Irish and London stock exchanges.

David and Sandra Whelan co-founded VR Education in 2014 in an effort to bring immersive technology to distance learning, thus transforming how student(...)

FinTrU founder Darragh McCarthy: “The worst advice was the idea is more important than the client.”

Growing up as the son of a cattle dealer in west Cork in the 1970s and 1980s, Darragh McCarthy thought there had to be an easier way to make money. Dr(...)

Eoin Leonard, founder of i3PT Certification: “The worst piece of advice that I received was: ‘Don’t tell anyone about your idea, or they’ll try to steal it.’”

Even though Eoin Leonard lives in Cork city, much of his week is spent between Dublin and London. Having been raised around the construction industry(...)

Bord na Móna chief executive Mike Quinn and Electricity Exchange co-founder Paddy Finn. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Limerick-based smart grid operator Electricity Exchange will double its headcount in the next 12 months as it moves to a new office, enabling it to gr(...)

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