On Monday, March 02, the opening day of Clare Enterprise Week 2020, Ennis Chamber will host an informative breakfast event outlining available funded training opportunities, together with an expert panel discussion on ‘How to Attract and Retain Talent’. Supported by LEO Clare and Regional Skills Mid-West, this breakfast event will be held at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. Fiona McGarry of The Clare Champion will moderate the panel discussion, to feature Paula McDonnell, MD, TTM Healthcare, Siobhan Dolan Clancy, former GM and VP, Microsemi and now MD of SDC Business Consulting offering business support services and mentorship, Eimear Brophy, Programme Coordinator, Limerick
‘How to Write an Effective Awards Submission’ workshop/mentoring session, hosted by Ennis Chamber and supported by LEO Clare, will be delivered by Jill Beasant, joint owner of Belfast-based Spotcheck Ni LLP. Spotcheck Ni provides a range of services to enable customer facing businesses to understand and enhance their customer’s experience. It also offers an adjudicating service, for business awards across the island of Ireland, including the annual Clare Business Excellence Awards. Jill has a principle role in the project management of Spotcheck’s adjudication process which includes developing judging criteria to meet best practise standards, organising and overseeing mystery shopping, convening judging panels
On Thursday March 19, Ennis Chamber will host a lunch to mark Gwen Culligan’s very successful tenure as President, Ennis Chamber, a year in which she focused on improved governance, and was a firm supporter of change. Guest speaker is Professor Terry Stevens, one of the most acclaimed international experts in the field of destination development. Prof. Stevens is working in partnership with locally based tourism consultants Repucon, tasked with the creation and delivery of a Niche Destination Plan for Ennis. This project is being driven by Promote Ennis, a partnership between Ennis Chamber and Ennis Municipal District.