Well done to all at North Kildare Chamber of Commerce on the successful delivery of their Annual Conference in The Killashee House Hotel, Naas on 24th October 2013. Really interesting presentations from Micks Garage, Linked Finance, Motiv8, Google and Kerry Group plc.

Ciaran Creen gave a most insightful presentation as to how he built online e-commerce company Micks Garage into a €4m business, selling over 1.5m car parts & accessories, now employing 45 staff and growing. He gave special mention to Google Ad Words, Emailing and growing Affiliates on top of outstanding customer service as to why his business took off over the last 5 years.  He emphasised how important it is to listen to the customer.

Ruth McEntee from Google highlighted the power of using videos on You Tube for marketing purposes and how if done right can have huge results.

And what about Peter O’Mahony from Linked Finance, set up only 7 months ago and 34 business funded already. They are providing business loans for SME’s where Joe Public is providing the monies via Linked Finance, most interesting and it went down a treat with the audience.

Great to see Oliver Kelly of the Kerry Group plc presenting as a local company currently employing 300 people in Millennium Park Naas and projected to grow to 900 people over the next year or two.,

Again, well done to Alan Shine and the gang in North Kildare Chamber.