Sneak peek E17 and other tales

Tony Smurfit and Conor McEnroy break the record

We’ve had, quite simply, an incredible response to the two one-hour specials we recorded over Christmas with Smurfit Kappa CEO, Tony Smurfit, who broke our Youtube record explaining how to build a loyal team of 46,000 people and our LinkedIn record buster, Conor McEnroy, with his incredible tales of derring-do that included a bomb, bullets, kidnapping…and buying a bank (if you missed it, or if you’d like to share it with others, you can listen back to E14 here)

This weeks episode 17 (out on Friday next) is shaping up to be a doozie.

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Sneak peek E17

This week, as usual, we continue to promote SMEs, female entrepreneurs and regional economies. Our line-up for Episode 17 includes a company started because the founder’s brother couldn’t find a good enough ice cream van. They now build and sell catering vans from their Wicklow base, exporting to Latvia, Malta, the US and beyond. Demand for their product doubled in December. Find out why, and how they’re winning in those international markets.

Another great founder has (she thinks) had twenty jobs but for the last three years she is selling her luxury products to the world, from her base in Carlow. Most recently she’s opened up the South Korean market. We’ll find out how. It’s no wonder she works from 9am and frequently doesn’t finish until midnight. When you love your business it’s not work.

A 1979 smash hit ‘Are friends electric’ could be the anthem for our final guest, who’d like Team GBS help in raising a €4 million round to fund their electric scooter business that is taking on the world. Hear the incredibly simple but clever way they smashed the UK tendering process. #GoingPlaces #Electric

All this, and more, posting next Friday morning (15th Jan) wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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