On our annual Enterprise day, we host a wide variety of engaging speakers who have started their own business and give a presentation to our students where they pass on their knowledge and experience and speak about the ups and downs of starting and runnning your own business.

The students also get the chance to liaise with the local enterprise office to find out about available funding and costs involved in setting up their own business (see https://www.localenterprise.ie/CorkNorthandWest/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Start-a-Business/).

Last year, we hosted some wonderful and inspiring speakers including Ciara Gallagher (Nurture Early Years Services), Elaine Bermingham (Best Crèche – Model Farm Road), Ciara Horgan (Little Miracles), Aine Heffernan (Cork City Childcare Company), Jack Cuthbert (Jack Cuthbert’s Bakery), Ernest Cantillon (Cantillon Solicitors), Ciara Wilson (Salon Shop Cork and Network Cork), Deirdre Mackesy (Robin Hill Clinic), Jeanette Cronin (Jeanette Cronin Make-Up), Rachel Curran (IBrow), Cormac FitzGerald (FitzGerald & Partners – Accountancy), Helen McGuirk (Head, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence) and Jim Costello (Compliance & Risks).