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About Bobby Kerr

Bobby is formally co-owner and Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company (which he exited from in 2018), Ireland largest independent coffee chain. Bobby is a presenter on “Down to Business” the popular Newstalk radio business show on Saturday at 10am and “Bobby’s Late Breakfast” a life style magazine type show which airs at 9am on Sunday mornings. He also co-hosts a slot called the “Agony Uncle” on The Hard Shoulder on Newstalk. He was one of the original Dragons on Dragon’s Den for the first 4 years of the series. Although he has left the series to look at other broadcasting opportunities he continues to be actively involved with the 9 investments he made during the series. Bobby is also a popular business, entrepreneurial and motivational speaker.
 

Bobby is passionate about small business. He sat on the board of Microfinance Ireland (MFI) for 3 years. MFI is a not for profit lender that provides loans to small businesses of less than 10 employees with a turnover of less than €2m. Bobby is also a member of the Small Business Advice Programme – a targeted programme set up to provide free advice and support to SMEs.

Richard Phelan, Managing Director of Dynamic Events

Richard Phelan, Managing Director of Dynamic Events

Richard Phelan is the Managing Director of Dynamic Events, one of Ireland’s leading Event Management Companies which he started in 1996. Dynamic Events has grown from a small team of two to an ever-growing crew of more than 12. Their expert and experienced event professionals come from a range of backgrounds. This diversity helps them meet client expectations and create bespoke event experiences. Richard has facilitated teamwork events for some of Ireland’s largest corporate organisations including the Irish Management Institute, Smurfit Business School and Trinity MBA.

Eddy O’Shaughnessy Chairman of Charleville Community Sports Complex

Charleville Community Sports Complex is a friendly community based sports complex in that provides a fun, enjoyable environment so that all participants can reach their full potential no matter what their aspirations may be. The complex provides the best possible facilities in an environment that aims to foster children's and adults' wellbeing. The Complex was officially opened by Martin O’Neill, Manager of the Republic Of Ireland Senior Team , and John Delaney of the FAI, in August 2015.To date € 500,000 has been spent on the facility and there are plans to develop Phase 2 once funding is secured.

Eddy O’Shaughnessy Chairman of Charleville Community Sports Complex
Steve Cairns, Innov8 Office Interiors

Steve Cairns, Innov8 Office Interiors

Innov8 Office Interiors are a commercial interior design and fit-out collaborative formed in 2006 by Stephen Cairns after over 20 years in the office products sector and a burning aspiration to supply more than paper and pens! The father-and-son duo have taken the market by storm inspiring clients with their creative flair, carefully considered artistic design and desire to go the extra mile. The team has grown steadily from 2 to 17 with turnover doubling twice in as many years.

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