Ramona Nicholas of Cara Pharmacy: “Literally overnight we went from owner-managers to a group structure with our revenue changing from €1.5 million to more than €10 million”

Ramona Nicholas is a self-made, award-winning entrepreneur who established the Cara Group of pharmacies in 2002 with her husband, Canice. Over the las(...)

Ramona Nicholas: co-founder and joint MD of Cara Pharmacy: “While the media stuff was great in terms of the brand, I felt it took me away from work.” Photograph: Richie Stokes

Having stepped out of the limelight to have her second child early last year, Ramona Nicholas admits she’s somewhat wary of stepping back into it. It(...)

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(...)

Ramona Nicholas: the pharmacies include Cara, whose directors include Ms Nicholas of RTÉ’s ‘Dragon’s Den’, and the Hickey chain, which has 28 outlets

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is seeking the repayment of €10 million in dispensing fees it believes was overclaimed by a number of pharmacy cha(...)

Jennifer Coady Murphy of Beautilicious in  Waterford at the National Women’s Enterprise Day conference in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Research continuously, nurture “good people” and don’t be afraid to fail – was the advice given by women to women at the National Women’s Enterprise(...)

Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney said fear and insecurity are the biggest threats to women thinking big and living their vision. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Fear and insecurity are the biggest threats to women thinking big and living their vision, Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney has said.She told atten(...)

Ramona Nicholas: the Dragon’s Den star will speak at An Post interactive workshop for SMEs on Wednesday. photograph: gary ashe/allpix

Following on from the flurry of jobs events in recent weeks, another is taking place in Dublin this Wednesday, with up to 900 jobs up for grabs. Skill(...)

Natasha Lynch: "When I first set up the business, the biggest challenge was people taking me seriously as I was so young."

What distinguishes your business from competitors?We have a very student-focused programme. I started the business at 23, straight out of college, so (...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2