Anne has been a member of Network Ireland Mayo for a number of years as membership coordinator and Vice President and was honoured to be elected President of Mayo for 2018. Anne is also a member of National Executive committee as President of Mayo and also as Sponsorship Officer.
Before establishing her own training company Anne worked for Irish Independent News and Media group as a Sales Manager, Corporate Express Ireland as a Senior Account Manager and BWG Foods as Branch manager in Value Centre Carrickmacross and Castlebar. As part of Anne’s role within these companies she managed and trained employees for over 20 years. She has vast knowledge in sales and people development, which bought her to launch Conlon Training 8 years ago, which works with businesses to improve staff performance and to increases profits. Anne also trains in communities delivering soft skills training like confidence building stress management to mention a few.
As a mature student Anne returned to college and studied an Honours Degree in Training and Education (2014) and Masters in Adult Learning and Development (2016). No surprise one of Anne’s passions is education and it’s delivery to adults – far from the school setting is her training! As for the other 2 passions – Sales, lives and breaths it, and recently social dancing, just to relax!
087 246 6896
Acting Vice President
Acting Vice President
Brenda Clarke, Business Development Manager at Breaffy Housr Resort Castlebar comprising of 2 hotels with 260 bedrooms, conference facilities for 1000 persons catering for weddings, leisure market, corporate, conference and events.Brenda is a creative and ideas driven business professional with an excellent track record of business growth and development over the past 14 years . Highly focused on the advancement and implementation of strategies to achieve overall goals and objectives .
Brenda looks forward to hearing from you, She would be delighted to show you around the beautiful Breaffy Resort (following an investment of over 4 million in refurbishment) and answer any queries you have.
+353 (0)94 9044105
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Deirdre currently works for Mayo Centre for Independent Living as Programme Manager. Mayo CIL was founded in March 1995, for those individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 with physical and sensory disabilities. The organization works within a social model of disability and emphasises the Philosophy of Independent Living. Deirdre has been involved with Mayo CIL since 2003 when she served on the board initially as Board Secretary and then as Chairperson before officially joining the Organization in 2008 in her current capacity.
Prior to that Deirdre worked for Enable Ireland as a Retail Shop Manager in Castlebar, this organization provides essential services for children and Adults with disabilities and their families. Having played an active role in the community and voluntary sector for over 20 years, she demonstrates her commitment to advocacy services for people with disabilities in Co.Mayo and holds a certificate in Disabilities from The National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Health Care Supervisory certification and studied a ‘Community Family Studies’ program at National University Galway.
She joined Mayo Network this year,
A resident of Swinford, she enjoys watching Master Chef, travelling and family time
Social Media Officer
Social Media Officer
Louise McDonnell is an online and social media marketing expert. She specialises is delivering Social Media keynotes, training and coaching and has a particular expertise in Facebook Marketing having coached and trained in excess of 2000 businesses since 2009.
Louise published her first book in October 2017 (Liffey Press). “Facebook Marketing, The Essential Guide for Irish Organisations” is a book written specifically with small business owners, community groups and voluntary groups in mind. Louise’s book is a practical step by step guide packed full of examples and case studies of businesses have succeeded with Facebook.
In October 2017 Louise was voted as one of the top worldwide 50 Facebook Marketing Bloggers by Feedspot. At the end of 2017 Springboard.com listed Louise as one of the top 108 digital marketing experts worth following and in February 2018 BloggerLocal listed her as one of the top 10 worldwide Facebook experts!
Louise works with many Irish Government Agencies including Failte Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Local Enterprise Offices in Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Roscommon. She also provides corporate training and keynote addresses to businesses all over the world.
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My name is Mary Cunningham and I am a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant since 1995. On leaving college and obtaining my ACCA qualification , I worked in a small private practice in Castlebar for two years until 1997. I then moved to London for four years, where I worked with Bank of America – initially as a Treasury P & L analyst. During my time there, I was seconded to establish a, process re-engineering project for International operations for one year. My final post in Bank of America was, as a month-end financial reporting accountant in the Product Control and Finance section of the bank.
In 2001, I returned to Ireland and returned to accountancy work in private practice in Galway and Mayo. My work included, preparing year-end financial accounts for small business and completing audit work for various clients. In 2004, I got married and very soon after started a family. In order to ensure I spent time with my family, I work from home, providing a book-keeping service to clients.
I prepare VAT, RCT and Paye/Prsi and other book – keeping services and I also review health insurance options for clients. In the last year I have also worked as a part – time financial administrator for a charity in Mayo.
Since qualifying over twenty years ago, my accountancy qualification has allowed me to work in all aspects of finance. I really enjoy this varied accountancy work and love being able to help individuals and businesses, navigate the many reporting obligations, placed on them by Revenue and the banks. Now that my family are moving on to secondrary education, this allows me to look at working outside the home, in the years to come.
Local Enterprise Office Mayo serves as a ‘first stop shop’, providing entrepreneurs in Co Mayo with advice on starting and growing a small business, high-quality business training and financial support.
Pamela’s role involves working closely with businesses, mentors and consultants with a view to ensuring the best match between the needs of each business and the various supports available through the LEO.
This integrated package of support is geared towards businesses/clients at pre start-up, start-up stage and existing businesses.
“Roz Tunney-Ware owns and operates Westport Adventure Park with her husband as well as being a busy mum to 9 children and Grandmother to 2 little girls.
The adventure park, which is open daily, all year round, offers numerous outdoor activities at there site just 5km from Westport Town. They cater for groups of all sizes and ages including schools, sports teams, Stags & Hens and even kids Birthday Parties! Their aim is to provide adventures that enhance the personal growth of each of their clients.”
Tara O’Brien, a native of Co Mayo, founded Ireland’s Hotel Planner in 2015 following a successful career spanning over 20 years as a sales and marketing professional in the hospitality industry.
Ireland’s Hotel Planner is a market-leading, niche service providing professional sales and marketing support to small and medium businesses in the hospitality industry. It also provides a complete booking service for group holidays and corporate conferences at hotels in a select number of locations throughout the west of Ireland.
Bring us your ideas and let’s get planning!
IT’S ALL IN THE PLANNING…
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