Enterprises urged to have all eyes on their strategy to succeed
Regina Bushell, owner of Grovelands Childcare in Athlone, takes succession planning seriously. For a start, her business is a big employer, with 113 staff in six centres across the midlands. Hundreds of parents depend upon it. It is also a family business. Bushell started it in 1976, aged 20. Today, she works alongside her husband Ronan and her daughter Deirdre.
While succession planning is usually about effecting a smooth transition from one generation to another over time, it is also an important part of safeguarding against unexpected events.