AIBF Business Talk
Episode 43: Tony Delaney - SYS Group - 5 Powerful Tips To Protect & Grow Your Wealth

Episode 43: Tony Delaney - SYS Group - 5 Powerful Tips To Protect & Grow Your Wealth

June 16, 2022

Your financial life is like a jigsaw.

To complete the picture, you have to have all the pieces and see how they fit together… 

SYS Group have built a thriving business by helping their clients to create a high-definition picture of the lives they want to live.      

And in this episode of AIBF Business Talk, SYS Group CEO Tony Delaney revealed 5 powerful tips to help you bring that picture to life. 

By taking a holistic view of your finances, SYS Group empower their clients to take control of their finances and consciously create their futures. 

The AIBF would like to thank Tony for sharing his brilliant advice with our listeners. We are proud to be associated with the talented team at SYS Group.

Episode 42: Garrett O’Toole - Nolan Coaches - How We Modernised A Family Business Spanning Three Generations

Episode 42: Garrett O’Toole - Nolan Coaches - How We Modernised A Family Business Spanning Three Generations

June 9, 2022

Three generations of Nolans have built the family’s coach hire business.

Founded in the late 40s by Jimmy Nolan, the company is a thriving modern enterprise that has embraced innovation and change. 

But growth and change is rarely straightforward. 

And In this weeks episode of AIBF Business Talk, Elaine spoke to General Manager of Nolan Coaches Garrett O’Toole about the company’s journey, and the lessons and technologies that have lead to progress. 

The All-Ireland Business Foundation would like to thank Garrett for sharing his insights with the our listeners. 

We are proud to support and endorse the Nolan Coaches brand. 

Episode 41: Mick Whelan - Whelan Safety Services - Why Mental Health & Safety Has Snapped Sharply Into Focus For Employers

Episode 41: Mick Whelan - Whelan Safety Services - Why Mental Health & Safety Has Snapped Sharply Into Focus For Employers

June 3, 2022

The physical safety of workers has long been the focus for Irish employers - particularly those working in the construction industry. 

But companies are beginning to understand that their teams’ mental health is equally as important as their physical safety. 

Studies have shown that In the UK & Ireland, two construction workers take their own lives every day. 

And that 50% of people believe that if they report a mental health issue at work, their progress will be halted. 

Mick Whelan has build a strong reputation as an expert in Mental Health & Safety. 

In this week’s episode of AIBF Busines Talk the Whelan Safety Services founder shone a light on the mental health issues that continue to blight Irish industries. 

Mick speaks with conviction and honesty and we’re so proud to provide him with a platform to share his crucially important message.

Episode 40: Paul Mulhall - Greyhound Recycling - How To Power Innovation Using Data

Episode 40: Paul Mulhall - Greyhound Recycling - How To Power Innovation Using Data

May 27, 2022

The power of data is well known - but few harness it effectively. 

Greyhound Recycling are a shining example of a company who have used data to power bold ideas and drive new growth. 

Employing more than 200 at its Crag Avenue facility, Greyhound are committed to recycling and their team are constantly innovating and educating to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

Listen in to Elaine’s fascinating chat with Greyhound’s Paul Mulhall who revealed how the company have used data to uncover breakthrough new growth opportunities and stay ahead of the trends that shape their industry. 

The All-Ireland Business Foundation would like to thank Paul Mulhall for sharing his valuable insights with the Business All-Star TRIBE and for taking the time to appear on this weeks episode.

Episode 39: Niall O’Grady - Linked Finance - Why your SME should consider peer-to-peer financing

Episode 39: Niall O’Grady - Linked Finance - Why your SME should consider peer-to-peer financing

May 13, 2022

Getting financing has become more and more difficult for SMEs. 

So, it’s no surprise that alternative lending has become an appealing — and realistic — option for ambitious companies looking to drive growth, expand their operations, or pursue an acquisition.

On this week’s episode of All-Ireland Business Talk Elaine spoke to Niall O'Grady of Linked Finance about the world of alternative financing. 

Since 2013 Linked Finance has helped over 3,000 SMEs to successfully grow their businesses - The leading alternative lender provides loans of up to 5 years long and has just increased its lending capacity to €500,000 and recently launched a new source of finance called the Merchant Cash Advance. 

Listen in to find out more about how Niall O'Grady and his team connect Irish SMEs who need business financing with a vibrant online investor community.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation would like to thank Niall O'Grady of Linked Finance for sharing his valuable insights on this week's episode of AIBF Business Talk. 

We looking forward to catching up with their talented team at the All-Ireland Business Summit on Wednesday, May 18 at Croke Park.

Episode 38: Tracy Leogue - Oliver Conroy Pallets: How a waste challenge sparked a thriving product business

Episode 38: Tracy Leogue - Oliver Conroy Pallets: How a waste challenge sparked a thriving product business

May 5, 2022

Innovation and sustainability underpin the Conroy family business. 

Now in its 60th year (and third generation), Oliver Conroy Pallets have consistently shown the vital ability to innovate and change with the times. 

Take their successful sister company Flamers for example… 

Conroy’s sustainable firelog company was built from the offcuts of recycled wood pallets, a bright idea, and a vision for an ethical and sustainable future. 

In this episode of All-Ireland Business Talk, Elaine spoke to Tracy Leogue of Oliver Conroy pallets about how they built their thriving sister company and the importance of innovation and excellent customer service in their primary business. 

The All-Ireland Busines Foundation would like to thank Tracy for sharing her fascinating story and insights on this week's programme. 

We are proud to shine our spotlight on the Oliver Conroy Pallets team who recently achieved Business All-Star Accreditation for the third consecutive year

Episode 37: Lindsey Rowe - SAP -  How to embed sustainability into your business (and future-proof your growth)

Episode 37: Lindsey Rowe - SAP - How to embed sustainability into your business (and future-proof your growth)

April 28, 2022

Businesses once had to choose between profitability and sustainability. 

Today the two go hand in hand. 

From securing investment to attracting employees and customers, sustainability now has a major impact on the success of a business and on its future. 

Studies show that while 90% of executives think sustainability is important only 60% of companies have a sustainability strategy.

In this week’s episode of AIBF Business Talk, Elaine spoke to Lindsey Rowe, Head of Purpose Programmes & Sustainability at SAP about the impact a strong sustainability policy can have on a business. 

Listed at No.1 on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for more than 15 years, SAP believes that together we can reimagine a world where profit is generated by sustainable practices. A world where we put ‘Eco’ in Economics.

SAP helps to create Supply Chain Economics, Consumer Economics, and Human Economics to enable a future with zero emissions, zero waste, and zero inequality.

The groundbreaking software solutions organisation are the headline sponsor of the 6th Annual All-Ireland Business Summit and the AIBF is proud to be associated with such a progressive, ethical company. 

Episode 36: Barbara Monahan - Cube Design - Why strong branding is vital for your business

Episode 36: Barbara Monahan - Cube Design - Why strong branding is vital for your business

April 22, 2022

Branding connects you with your customers at an emotional level. 

Strong branding gives your brand a more human quality which people can relate to more than a company that's all business. 

In this weeks episode of AIBF Business Talk, Elaine speaks to Barbara Monaghan of Cube Design about the power of branding and the importance of strategy in creating your brand. 

Cube Design creates and develops brand strategy and design for ambitious entrepreneurs and leaders of SMEs, so that they can build a positive culture in their business, and trust with their audience by defining their authentic purpose. 

Barbara believes that purpose matters because it guides every business decision, and influences the perception of the business to their brand believers. 

In her words: “A strong brand will build a strong purpose, and strengthen trust and loyalty with its audience.” 

The All-Ireland Business Foundation would like to thank Barbara for sharing her valuable insights with our listeners.

We are proud to support and endorse her work with Cube Design.

Episode 35: Ruth Hennelly - Hennelly Finance - How a strong benefits package affects productivity

Episode 35: Ruth Hennelly - Hennelly Finance - How a strong benefits package affects productivity

April 14, 2022

It’s no secret that happy staff are more productive. 
 
One of the best way’s to ensure that your teams feel cared for by your organisation is a strong benefits package. 
 
And for experienced financial advisor & employee benefits specialist expert Ruth Hennelly - no financial plan is complete without health insurance cover. 
 
In this week’s episode of AIBF Business Talk,  Ruth Hennelly spoke to Elaine about the affect a strong benefits package can have on staff morale and how looking after your teams financial well-being is one of the key tools for staff retention. 
                                                                                                                                                                       
Hennelly Finance are recognised as one of Ireland’s leading health insurance advisors, offering unparalleled insight and advice into the Irish health insurance market.
 
The AIBF is proud to support and endorse their fantastic work.

Episode 34: Louise Dawson – Sheds Direct Ireland – Our secret to staff retention…

Episode 34: Louise Dawson – Sheds Direct Ireland – Our secret to staff retention…

April 8, 2022

In the years of the great resignation, holding onto talent is a top priority for business owners. 

Staff retention starts with a happy team who believe in their company’s mission and values, according to All-Star .Com Business Of The Year, Sheds Direct.

In a fascinating chat with our CEO Elaine Carroll, Sheds Direct Managing Director Louise Dawson revealed her secret to keeping her teams happy and engaged. 

She also explained how Sheds Direct evolved from a bricks & mortar business into a thriving eCommerce operation, allowing the company to navigate the challenges of the pandemic.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation would like to thank Louise for taking the time to share her valuable tips with our listeners. 

We are proud to support and endorse Louise’s work with Sheds Direct.

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