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Enterprise Ireland's Evolve UK Podcast

Enterprise Ireland's Evolve UK Podcast

By Enterprise Ireland UK
In this podcast, Enterprise Ireland, through its UK offices, looks to share knowledge with Irish companies about the new and evolving UK market; and to share Irish supply chain capability with UK businesses.

Enterprise Ireland are the export trade agency of the Irish Government and support a network of Irish businesses across international markets.
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The UK Water Sector

Enterprise Ireland's Evolve UK Podcast

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Enterprise Ireland's Evolve UK Podcast

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#15 In Conversation with: Theresa Grant, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire County Council
This week, Deirdre McPartlin, UK Manager, Enterprise Ireland is joined by Theresa Grant, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire County Council to discuss her career in local government, the rapid transformation of local authorities due to COVID-19 and the outlook in the sector post Brexit
12:52
October 21, 2020
#14 Setting Up a UK Presence w/ Robert Rowlette, Archway Products Ltd and Alan Croghan, EasyFix
On this week's episode, we look at the importance of setting up a presence in the UK as an Irish company looking to grow in the market.  Taking a portion of the conversation from a recent Evolve UK webinar, Deirdre McPartlin, Enterprise Ireland UK Manager speaks with Robert Rowlette, General Manager, Archway Products Ltd and Alan Croghan, Financial Director, EasyFix about their journey setting up their respective businesses in the UK, the opportunities and challenges it presented to their firms and their advice for Irish companies looking to set up in the marketplace. For the full video webinar with Deirdre, Robert and Alan click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNLXiw8woJU  For more from our UK team and the Evolve UK podcast follow Enterprise Ireland UK on Linkedin.
27:49
September 30, 2020
#13 Meet the Team - Financial Services and the Scale UK Programme
As part of our Meet the Team series of podcasts,  Kevin Fennelly is joined by Jack Finucane Clarke, Market Advisor - Financial Services to discuss the Financial Services sector, the Irish capability across Fintech, Regtech and Insurtech and the Scale UK programme.  - Quick Fire Questions (0.0) - The Irish Capability across Financial Services (6.05) - How Enterprise Ireland supports clients across Fintech, Regtech and Insurtech (14.55) - The Scale UK Programme (15.30) - The Emerging Irish Insurtech sector (27.50)
35:38
September 23, 2020
#12 The Irish Aerospace Industry and Emerald Aero Group w/ Gerry Reynolds, Managing Director, Takumi Precision Engineering
This week on the Evolve UK podcast, Senior Market Advisor Sean Long speaks with Gerry Reynolds, MD, Takumi Precision Engineering and Chairman of Emerald Aero Group about the Irish Aerospace Sector and the challenges and opportunities it presents to Irish suppliers. They also discuss the collaboration and coming together of Emerald Aero Group which is a cluster of Irish SME's who have collaborated to supply to the tier one manufacturers in the aerospace sector. This cluster has seen strong year on year growth prior to COVID-19 and is a great example of how Irish SME's can collaborate to succeed in Global Markets For more info on the Irish Aero and Aviation sector contact Sean.long@enterprise-ireland.com For more on the Emerald Aero Group and it's membership contact info@emeraldaerogroup.com 
29:38
September 16, 2020
#11 In Conversation with: Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC UK
Enterprise Ireland UK Manager Deirdre McPartlin speaks with Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC UK about Amanda's career at HSBC,  her tips for Irish exporters and the importance of diversification in the workplace.
20:03
August 25, 2020
#10 Women in Construction: The Legacy of She Built That
She Built That is an initiative that is regarded as one of Enterprise Ireland's most impactful in recent times. Construction is an industry so often criticised for its lack of diversity, but this event highlighted the real influence that women have in the sector, and looked to inspire the next generation of great women in construction. One year on, Conor Stone and Kevin Fennelly sit down with the minds behind the initiative, Anne Corr and Niamh Kearney, to discuss the ideation, the execution and the impact of She Built that. If you would like to reach out to any of the podcast participants, please email EIUK@Enterprise-Ireland.com.
22:51
August 17, 2020
#9 Workplace Wellbeing with Carole Ann Clarke, CEO of I Am Here
In this episode, Aimee Palmer and Conor Stone sit down with the Chief Experience Officer of I Am Here, Carole Ann Clarke, to discuss wellbeing in the workplace. Carole Ann is a trained wellbeing coach and is a former Irish rugby captain. During the conversation she touches on her own mental health journey, the state of workplace wellbeing in Ireland and the UK today, how an employer can implement a positive wellbeing culture and how an employee can better look after their own workplace wellbeing. I Am Here is an evidence-based mental health and wellbeing programme for the workplace. It builds courage, confidence & skills in teams to connect people with help and support when needed which increases the use of help and supports both provided by a workplace and within the community. I Am Here helps create a compassionately connected team of people in the workplace and beyond. https://iamheretribe.com/
37:11
August 11, 2020
#8 The UK Public Sector and the lasting impacts of COVID-19 with Nick Kilby, CEO, Cratus Communications
This week on the Evolve UK Podcast, Kevin Fennelly and Laura Brocklebank of Enterprise Ireland UK are joined by Nick Kilby former London councillor and CEO of Cratus communications to discuss how COVID-19 has accelerated change across the UK Public sector, how devolution will affect public sector suppliers going forward and the opportunities for Irish companies looking at the sector.
33:36
August 05, 2020
#7 In Conversation With: Eamonn Carey, Managing Director, Techstars UK
In the first of our "In Conversation With" Series, Enterprise Ireland Senior Market Advisor Padraic Geraghty speaks with Eamonn Carey Managing Director of Techstars about remote working beyond COVID-19, key tips for Irish companies making the leap across the Irish Sea and the do's and don'ts of seed funding. 
40:46
July 30, 2020
#6 The State of UK Retail Technology | Fergal O'Mullane of Validify
The Evolve UK podcast series was set up to show Irish and UK Businesses how they can collaborate to succeed in the UK's evolving economic environment.  In this episode, Allyson Stephen, Enterprise Ireland UK's Market Advisor for Consumer Retail, sits down with Fergal O'Mullane, CEO of UK retail tech platform, Validify. Allyson and Fergal have worked together for many years and throughout the discussion, they demonstrate their knowledge of the UK retail sector; where it has been moving; how it has been impacted by Covid-19; what tech vendors are making a difference to retailers and consumers; and where the sector might be in the coming months. An interesting listen for all industry stakeholders, from retailer, to consumer goods supplier, to retail tech start-up, to end consumers. Enjoy the episode and be sure to share and subscribe.
45:12
July 22, 2020
#5 Meet The Team: A Day in the Life of an EI UK Graduate
Breaking away from our usual UK market and sector focused podcasts,this episode gives listeners an insight into what it is like to work with Enterprise Ireland as a Graduate in our Manchester & London Offices.  Joining the podcast this week are UK Market Executives Kevin Fennelly, Niamh Kearney, Aimee Palmer and your host for this episode Conor Stone.  
43:17
July 15, 2020
#4 EI Electronics/AICO - How collaboration across the Irish Sea led to unprecedented growth for this Irish Company
In the first of our series of interviews with innovative Irish companies operating in the UK, Deirdre McPartlin, Enterprise Ireland UK manager speaks with Brendan Barry, Director, EI Electronics and Steve Trafford, National Sales Manager, AICO.  EI Electronics, based in Shannon, are one of Ireland's largest electronics manufacturers and have been working with AICO since 1990 to distribute and market their fire alarms in the UK. Since then,  EI electronics has acquired AICO and the group now have almost 1000 employees globally with revenues in the hundreds of millions. On the 30th anniversary of this relationship, EI electronics and AICO join the podcast to discuss what makes the partnership work and their success over the last 30 years For more details on EI Electronics, Aico and the innovation coming out of Ireland follow us on twitter @EI_TheUK and linkedin Enterprise Ireland UK
25:28
July 08, 2020
#3 Meet the Team - Digital Technologies
Every month, we will be bringing you our 'Meet the Team' podcast segment. In these episodes, you will get to know our sector teams on a personable level and find out more about the clients and sub-sectors they work with. First up - the Digital Technologies Team of Padraic Geraghty and Sarah McNabb. You can contact Sarah at Sarah.McNabb@enterprise-ireland.com and Padraic at Padraic.Geraghty@enterprise-ireland.com
24:47
June 30, 2020
#2 How COVID-19 has changed the UK Business Environment
In this episode, Enterprise Ireland Market Advisors John Hunt, Laura Brocklebank and Sarah McNabb discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the UK market and how companies have had to adapt and evolve with this transformation.  Through 20-30 minute episodes this podcast looks to show how Irish and UK businesses can collaborate to succeed in the UK’s evolving economic environment. Available through Anchor and Spotify.
38:02
June 24, 2020
#1 An Introduction to Enterprise Ireland UK
In this episode, Kevin Fennelly and Conor Stone are joined by the Manager of Enterprise Ireland UK, Deirdre McPartlin, in the first episode of Enterprise Ireland's Evolve UK podcast series. Through 20-30 minute episodes this podcast looks to show how Irish and UK businesses can collaborate to succeed in the UK’s evolving economic environment.  Here, Deirdre shares what it is Enterprise Ireland do to support Irish and UK businesses; what the Evolve UK campaign involves; and what listeners can expect from the podcast series going forward. Available through Anchor and Spotify.
14:48
June 09, 2020
The UK Water Sector
Enterprise Ireland UK are joined by experts from the UK Water Sector to discuss the impacts of Covid-19, progress with AMP 7, and the opportunities that are emerging for supply chain companies. Panelists: Darragh Cotter (Enterprise Ireland UK), Shaun Stevens (EPS Water), Stephen Kennedy (MWH Treatment), David Elliott (Indepen)
55:33
May 14, 2020