Building Your Business
Louth and Meath Cluster

The participant companies in the Louth & Meath Cluster are working through a customised management development programme over a number of months, meeting on a monthly basis.

The participant companies include the following:-

Company Name

Company Overview

 

  AromaBump

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     Lisa Heeney


 

Lisa Heeney is an experienced reflexologist and Tisserand-trained aromatherapist.  Since 2001, her work has specialised in treating pregnant clients, and she has created her own range of pregnancy-specific body products that she hand-crafts from scratch using only natural ingredients like beeswax, organic butters and oils, and of course, essential oils. AromaBump was born from a delight and love of essential oils, coupled with the realisation that there was very little reliable information available to guide women how to use them properly in pregnancy. Many of Lisa's clients often consulted with her asking which essential oils would be beneficial for such and such pregnancy discomfort that they were experiencing.  Good-intentioned but unfortunately commonly misguided advice prolific on social media, motivated Lisa to share her aromatherapy knowledge. Lisa has recently published the AromaBump Bible.

The Business HQ is Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Web: www.aromabump.com     

Email:  lisa@lisaheeney.com

 

 

 

 

  ECC Design and Engineering Limited

 

 

  Colm Holmes

 

A founding member of ECC (with his co‐director John McGoey), Colm qualified as an Architectural Technologist with a B.Tech H.N.C. in architecture and building construction in 2002. He qualified as a BER assessor in December 2005. This was the first BER assessor course accredited by SEAI. Colm completed the BINDT examinations for Air Tightness Testing and Thermograph Imaging in 2010.  In his role as director Colm deals with clients from a range of sectors, including government bodies, local authorities, building contractors and the general public. Colm prides himself on providing expert service in a professional efficient manner. ECC are the lead surveying and setting out company for the facebook data center in Clonee Co.Meath. This is currently the biggest construction project on in Ireland at present worth over €380million.

 

Web:  www.eccgroup.ie       

Email:  colm.holmes@eccgroup.ie

 

 

  Health Co

 Health Co

 Declan Savage 

 

HealthCo is founded on the principle that employers are alive to the idea that healthy employees are more effective employees. HealthCo’s mission is to keep employees healthier for longer. The HealthCo team has expertise in the areas of health and safety, health and wellbeing and healthcare. HealthCo is valued by its clients in fostering relationships to be in a position to provide a total health package for their employees. Whether it is decreasing absenteeism or increasing retention of in-demand staff HealthCo work with clients to ensure there are clear objectives and strategy to achieve impact.

Although based in the Carlingford, HealthCo are well positioned to serve locations nationwide. Trading for nearly 3 years the HealthCo goal is to be the best at finding value in workplace health services, helping clients foster a healthy culture within their organisation. The business is owned by Declan who has an MSc Population Health, BSc Physiology, PGDip Management, NUI Certificate in Training & Continuing Education. Declan has 6 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry and 8 years’ experience in education and training. Declan has worked extensively in both the public and private sector.

Web: www.healthco.ie          

Email: info@healthco.ie

 

 

   Kookee

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  Damian Clarke 

 

Kookee is a family run Artisan business established in 2009, specialising in high quality cookies. Kookee products range from Freshly baked cookies, Frozen uncooked dough for restaurants and deli counters and an easy make dry mix so you can create your own cookies at home. Our ingredients are locally sourced, and are of the highest quality. Kookee is owned and operated by Damian and his wife Pauline, who have years of experience working in multinational food companies. The company HQ is in Louth but they are currently seeking new premises to bring their business to new heights. They are currently working with the supermarket multiples and leisure parks etc. in creating own-brand products. Trading for less than 5 years the company has experienced high growth in the start-up phase and currently employs 3-4 staff.

 

Web: www.kookee.ie        

Email: info@kookee.ie

 

 

  Nebula Interactive

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  Colin Guilfoyle


 

Nebula has a full team of developers, graphic artists and graphic designers, experts in creation of high quality websites, mobile apps and web apps that showcase company brand values, products and services to existing and potential customers. Nebula Interactive was founded by Colin Guilfoyle (Chartered Management Accountant) almost 4 years ago and is now employing 6 staff. The company was set up as Nebula Consultancy with the aim of providing software and cloud computing solutions to the Irish Market. Colin prides himself on being an excellent Communicator and able to bridge the gap between geek and business speak as evidenced in acting as a TED Talker. Colin has developed Applications used on 4 continents and counting! The Consultancy arm of Nebula focusses on cutting business costs and bottlenecks by implementing software and processes to streamline the business. Nebula has been an Enterprise Ireland and Honeycomb Creative Works award winner for ‘Kesho Town’ Mobile game. The team at Nebula Interactive bring a unique mix of IT, Finance and Operational experience with proven track record across a number of industries.

Web: www.nebula.ie        

Email: support@nebula.ie

 

 

  Newgrange Gold

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  Jack Rodgers

Newgrange Gold produces cold pressed Rapeseed and Camelina (Wild Flax) Oil from the heart of the Boyne Valley from the rich and abundant soil of Ireland’s historic heartland. Grown, cold pressed and bottled in Meath, Newgrange Gold products are lovingly crafted to combine delicate flavours with established health and nutritional benefits. The business is operated by Jack Rogers and his father John  (Barrister and Farmer) and was set up in 2010.  The “seed” for Newgrange Gold was borne when John witnessing oilseed Rape grown on the Rogers’ farm leaving in trailers to the local merchant. John wondered if there was any way to add value to the crops grown on the farm. In 2011, John purchased a small oilseed press and had a small pressing operation put into place. The first bottle of oil was produced in the Summer of 2011.  In 2012, Jack Rogers, John’s son, became involved in the business and took over operations. The business has expanded ever since. Currently, the business employs 6 people currently and sells to 4 multiple supermarkets, independent stores and food service. New Grange Gold HQ is on the Rogers farm in Co. Meath and started with seed grown on the farm, which looks over the river Boyne at Newgrange and Knowth. To keep pace with demand, New Grange Gold buys seed from 4 local growers as well as producing own seed.

 

Web: www.newgrangegold.ie    

Email:  info@newgrangegold.ie

 

 

   Regina Byrne Coaching

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  Regina Byrne


Regina as a former manager and director (Housing Association) understands how challenging it can be to communicate well and get results. When very talented individuals become managers, they might experience frustration and despair when working with their staff. The secret to managing well is communication. Regina believes, to be the managers and leaders we want to be, we must develop our communication skills above all else. Connecting and engaging with people is how we get things done—and done well. Developing the skills and approaches for better communication can be a turning point in a career, a team or a business. Regina is a Certified coach through the International Coach Federation and a Certified NLP practitioner (Irish Institute). Regina can also offer services to clients in the area of conflict resolution and mediation.

Web: www.reginabyrnecoaching.com        

Email: regina@reginabyrnecoaching.com

 

 

   The Digital Bakery

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  John Noone

 

The Digital Bakery is a Boutique Marketing Agency, based in Dundalk , owned and operated by John Noone for over 6 years. The company offers support services including web development, graphic design, brand development & design, photography, video production, social media management & training, digital marketing, email marketing and learning solutions, with brand always remaining at the core of what we do. Our focus is on developing brands from the ground up as well as supporting and enhancing existing brands for clients across the globe and all industries. The Digital Bakery prides itself oon establishing strong relationships with clients, and we believe that honesty and a willingness to communicate, whether formally or over a cup of coffee, is the foundation of great relationship. The Digital Bakery is equipped to effectively deal with the many aspects, both marketing and technical, that can make or break an online marketing effort; working diligently to obtain top visibility and increase return on investment for clients. The end result - you will enjoy a long term improvement in online visibility, increased brand awareness, continuous flow of new sales leads and more revenues.  

 

Web: www.thedigitalbakery.ie      

Email:  hello@thedigitalbakery.ie

 

 

    Village Vets


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   Charles Cosgrove


Village Vets is a family owned veterinary practice catering for domestic family pets. Village Vets have ten sites across Dublin and Meath in the areas of Ashbourne, Dunshaughlin, Dunboyne, Cabra, Coolock, Clonsilla, Dundrum, Sandyford, Stillorgan. We are the largest employer of Vets and nurses in the country outside the Department of Agriculture with a total of 75 staff employed. Village Vets is open 7 days a week and see approximately 125,000 pets per year. The practice was set up by my Charles’s father and is now owned by Charles Cosgrove and his sister (not working in the business). Whilst Charles is a vet he is full-time involved in management the practices ably assisted by 3 area managers who support day-to-day operational matters.

Web:  www.villagevets.ie      www.ActiveVetCare.ie     

          www.justcats.ie      www.boardingkennels.ie

 

 

 

 

   Yes Foodz Ltd.

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  Nigel Lewis Finegan


Yes Foodz was founded on the principle that there exists a gap in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) market for a premium quality nut, seed & superfood mixture at a medium price point,  the Irish snack market alone is worth €147 million. Yes Foodz seeks to have a distinctive retail offering packaged in an easy to handle, 55g resalable tubes and 200g reseal pouches to give the consumer a unique experience.  Yes Foodz online platform will provide consumers in the corporate and multinational sector a choice of presentation style snack box offerings and also bulk purchase options. 

Yes Foodz HQ is Drogheda, County Louth and the company is a new start being incorporated in February 2017 and outsourcing production to focus on sales and building the brand. Nigel a business, accounting and statistics graduate has over 10 years’ experience in the airline industry.

Web: Under consideration     

Email:  nfinegan@tcd.ie

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