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Harry Hughes of Portwest: “Keep it simple. Understand the needs of you customers and figure out how to service these needs better than your competitor”

Portwest, which was founded by Charles Hughes in 1904, is a global safety supplier that designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of speciali(...)

Harry Hughes, chief executive, Portwest. Photograph: Richie Stokes

His company may be targeting revenues of more than €1 billion but Harry Hughes is the first to admit that he doesn’t always know what the customer wan(...)

Anne Heraty, chief executive CPL Resources and chairwoman of the judging panel for the EY Entrepreneur of the Years awards with Kevin McLoughlin, EU partner lead for the Entrepreneur of the Year programme at the announcement of the shortlist for this year’s awards.

The shortlist for the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Ireland, has been announced with 24 compa(...)

Million Bells navy scarf (left) and Criss Cross Fleur in purple, hot pink and black. Both €180 from Ciara Silke

Not all of us can sport insouciant ways with scarves like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Kate Moss. But their power to transform an outfit goes withou(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and President of Emirates Tim Clark address delegates  in Dubai

Irish companies have closed business deals in the Gulf region that are expected to realise a return of €65 million and lead to the hiring of 95 people(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which draws to a close today, had been “highly successful”.

Irish companies have announced 21 business deals in the Gulf region this week that are expected to be worth €65 million and lead to the hiring of 95 p(...)

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