Business Leaders 2016

These were the business leaders who shared their passion, expertise and experience at TheXchange 2016. (See this year’s leaders)


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If you are facing challenges in growing your business, don’t miss this unique opportunity to benefit from the insights and experiences of successful entrepreneurs in an inspirational, high energy and supportive environment.

Fergal BroderCEO, LotusWorks

Get focused on growing your business; its events like these that will give emerging entrepreneurs the competitive edge. There has never been a greater need for the Entrepreneur in Ireland.

George MullanCEO SIS Group

Absolutely brilliant event. Congrats… congrats.

Siobhan McSharry McSharry Foley Insurance Brokers

A big thank you and to all the wonderful people that I had the opportunity to meet over the Xchange 24 hours, it was excellent structure, networking with top entrepreneurs, E&Y and start ups, sharing of knowledge in such a relaxed way was a mind-blowing experience and I left with such invaluable simple tips that I can confidently take my business to the next level. I have no doubt that I can take all this invaluable information on board and take my business to the next level. I went on a mission with loads of questions and everything was answered. I left Sligo with loads of contacts for buyers for both at home and abroad, it was just a fantastic experience and this famous quotes springs to mind *Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci.

Angela BurkeGreenway Gifts

Just a quick note to say thanks and well done on a great event. Some of my contacts have been through the EY programme and have spoken about the valuable contacts made and the roles they have played in their success. What you have created here is a medium that will, for sure, accelerate growth in the region, but perhaps as important, this project will influence the culture of entrepreneurship in the region, empowering all current and future entrepreneurs to support each other. We certainly made some good contacts, and have built on existing and investor relationships. As we say.. Culture Eats Strategy! Thanks again for your continued support.

Des McFaddenWobego Ltd

I thought I’d drop you a short note to thank you for your time over the few days in Sligo. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet you, to have spent some time sharing the experiences and challenges we have had on our journey and listening to the comment, direction, opinion and advice on possible solutions and ways forward. Overall the exchange far outweighed my expectations and I have taken a lot away from it at a personal and business level and for that I’m truly grateful to you and your team for organising and managing the event.

Kurt ReinhardtManaging Director, Sentinel Fuel Products Limited

I just what to thank you for accepting me onto  TheXchange programme. It was a very beneficial day and a half – I made some great contacts, received super advice and business mentoring. I now have some follow up meetings and contacts to pursue… which is rather exciting. Please keep me in mind for future events of this calibre and craic!

Niall O’Sullivan Road Traffic Solutions Ltd

A quick note to say well done on a great event last week, we were delighted to support it. I’ve already been contacted by two of the participants to say they really enjoyed it and even better – got a huge amount from it in terms of contacts and advice. In both instances the experienced Entrepreneurs have sought further information from the mentees.

Ultan Faherty

It was great to be accepted onto TheXchange programme. This 2 day e event really opened my mind. IT showed me that no matter what size your business, the challenges are common. It was enlightening to hear from successful business owners, the issues they faced and how they dealt with them. I will use this event as a reference point and continue to fed from the energy I received form it. Looking forward to the event in 2018 already and I will be sharing with my colleagues.

Niall CorriganDolmen Engineering


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