Our Sage Business Experts come from businesses of all shapes and sizes, but they share one thing in common - a commitment to promoting business and enabling others to do the same.
Amanda Webb - Spiderworking.com | @Spiderworking
Amanda Webb has been a social media professional for 11 years working as a social media marketer, initially for her first business then with SMEs as social media consultant, trainer and speaker. As an established social media blogger she published her first book '365 Social Media Tips' with her colleague Lorna Sixsmith in 2014. Her goal is to help small businesses enable success using social media and blogging. She also loves cats, cakes, cycling and Dr. Who.
Andy Kenny - Andy Kenny Fitness | @AKennyFitness
Andy Kenny is a gym owner and personal trainer at Andy Kenny Fitness specialising in helping people lose weight. Unlike most other trainers he wasn’t always in good shape and was very overweight. So overweight and unfit that on a hot day walking down the street, a woman felt it necessary to stop her car and offer him a lift. He went from gladly taking her up on her offer of help, to getting fit, becoming a personal trainer and then cycling 4400km across Australia unassisted and in just 6 weeks. He's just expanded and opened a large fitness centre in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin and uses social media extensively in his business.
Eamonn O'Brien - The Reluctant Speakers Club | @TheReluctantSC
Author of ‘How to make Powerful Speeches’, founder of the Reluctant Speakers Club, keynote speaker, broadcaster and blogger; Eamonn can help you to banish your fears of the podium forever. The Reluctant Speakers Club blog has been voted one of Ireland's six best corporate blogs two years in a row by Blog Awards Ireland. As a marketing consultant, he has worked with many international companies including AT&T, Johnson & Johnson and Capital One.
Specialising in Inspirational Leadership, Frederique Murphy is a mindset strategist who inspires leaders to believe and accomplish the extraordinary. With her Mountain Moving Mindset (M3) platform, she equips you with scientifically-based strategies to take your life, career and business to a whole new level. With strong business acumen and strategic vision, she makes change happen. Frederique is a passionate and charismatic speaker, who captivates audiences – when she takes to the stage, sparks fly and beliefs, attitudes and behaviours will be instilled to create lasting change. For more information on Frederique's transformational services, visit FrederiqueMurphy.com.
Greg Fry - Careers Coach | @gregfrysocial
Greg Fry is a renowned international Social Media trainer, career advisor and public speaker. He delivers regular LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Social Business Strategy training and workshops for the Digital Marketing Institute, The Digital Skills Academy and SureSkills. He works with the Ahain Group as a Social Business Consultant. Greg also runs a business called Careers Coach that assists people with career transition.
Krishna De – Biz Growth News | @KrishnaDe
Krishna De is an award winning communications strategist, commentator and mentor. Her expertise in leveraging content marketing and social media is featured in several highly acclaimed books. She guides business leaders on how to integrate digital and social media communications into their business strategy to boost their visibility, reputation and profits. You can connect with Krishna and read her blog on the Biz Growth News website.
Mark Breen - Cuckoo Events | @mark_breen
Mark is Co-Founder and Senior Partner with Cuckoo Events. He's a Graduate Member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and has a Postgraduate Diploma in PR & Event Management. He is one of Ireland's busiest Event Controllers and Safety Officers, working in senior safety roles on events ranging from the London Olympics 2012 to Dublin Pride 2015, local festivals all around Ireland to large St. Patrick's Day Parades and more. Mark is a regular blogger and commentator on all things related to event and event safety. He has written guest blog posts on a wide variety of business community websites as well as international event-specific sites. He speaks at events on event topics as well as communications and SME marketing in the social media age. You can find Mark's writing over on his own site or on the Cuckoo Events site.
Olwen Dawe - Irish Business Intelligence | @OlwenIBI
Olwen Dawe is MD and principal consultant at Irish Business Intelligence. Working with economic development / government, arts and cultural and private organisations - Olwen provides consulting solutions including strategy, communications, funding and project management. A keen blogger and commentator, Olwen is regularly featured on conference and discussion panels, as well as in broadcast and print media. Olwen is 2015’s President of Network Ireland.
Orlaith Carmody – Mediatraining.ie | @OrlaithCarmody
Orlaith Carmody is Managing Director of Mediatraining.ie, a consultancy specialising in communications training and leadership development. Orlaith has been variously a national broadcast journalist, producer, media and management consultant, educator and trainer. As a serial entrepreneur she has been actively involved with over a dozen start-ups, and continues as a shareholder and director of a number of SMEs.
Samantha Kelly – Tweeting Goddess Social Media Agency | @Tweetinggoddess
Samantha is a social media strategist, speaker and trainer. She is the owner of the Tweeting Goddess Social Media Agency. Samantha founded the highly successful networking event #Irishbizparty which trends weekly on Twitter and is the author of ‘Tweet your way to Success’. Most recently Samantha hosted the first ever social media conference in Ireland; Social Media Summit 2016. This two day event, held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, attracted world renowned social media strategists and speakers such as Ted Rubin, Brian Fanzo and Melonie Dodaro.
Tracey Glacken – Glacken Accountants | @Tracey2103
Tracey Glacken is owner at Glacken Accountants. Glacken Accountants work with SME’s in the areas of audit, financial statements preparation, personal and company taxation, company secretarial and business planning. Tracey is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and has worked for over 13 years in practice. Tracey has advised clients in different sectors from start-up business to medium sized companies.