E39 That Great Business Show - ISME Chair Margaret O'Rourke Doherty, FRS CEO Peter Byrne, ContentLlamas, Karina Kelly & Joleen Looney Posted 18th June 2021

2.00" New ISME Chair, Margaret O'Rourke Doherty on ISME's part in pushing through the new perjury bill that could mean perjurers could get up to ten years jail on conviction. They've been working on this since 2017 and has been greatly helped by Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh. She talks about the benefits of lobby groups and the importance of lobbying for SMEs. She talks about her family pub that had been a convent! She discusses the social partnership recently been proposed by government and her hire in a heartbeat...she chose two, VP of the USA, Kamala Harris and RTE's Sarah McInerney. Find out why...


25.00" Outgoing FRS CEO, Peter Byrne, joins TeamGBS to talk about his forty plus years with Farm Relief Services during which, most recently, they bought 'Get the Shifts' from TeamGBS member Hannah Wrixon. He explains why. He also tells what a social enterprise co-op is and why the co-op's shareholders don't get a dividend. He talks about their recruitment business and whether they may change the 'Get the Shifts' name. He gives his forecast on the future of farming in Ireland. He has a view about Jeremy Clarkson's Lamborghini tractor and he talks about what he'll do after he retires in six months time. His 'hire in a heartbeat'? A first for That Great Business Show - Dr. Tony Holohan.


49.00" ContentLlama founders Karina Kelly and Joleen Looney, HQ'd in Donegal, talk about raising €3 million from Elkstone, the Western Development Commission and angels. They explain what they'll use the cash for to achieve their ambition of world domination. They talk of the huge benefits of the New Frontiers programme for their business. They explain that it's a complex business but it's also (fortunately for them) absolutely essential for larger multi-brand retailers, worldwide. They talk about how they manage their own worldwide team how they're proud to try to hire people to locate in the west of Ireland. And their 'hires in a heartbeat' (we had to let them have on each!), Karina wants Shopify Tobias Lutke to join them whilst Joleen wants someone who has been a 'heartbeat hire' a couple of times, author/speaker Simon Sinek.


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