Tralee Entrepreneur Selected For ‘Going For Growth’ National Forum

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Breda Barry of Barry Packaging.

TRALEE entrepreneur Breda Barry was selected for the innovative ‘Going for Growth’ National Forum which was held in Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare on March 23/24.

Going for Growth, a support initiative designed specifically for female entrepreneurs, launched its latest cycle in January 2015 following a competitive process.

The 60 successful participants were selected from hundreds of applicants and Kerry businesswoman Breda Barry, Financial Controller of Barry Packaging was among the selected.

With a combined annual turnover of over €40 million in 2014 and employing 750, this network of enterprising women are aiming to significantly drive forward the growth of their businesses during the six-month programme.

The Going for Growth programme, which receives funding from Enterprise Ireland, KPMG and the Equality for Women Measure,  is based on peer support, where ‘Lead Entrepreneurs’ including some of Ireland’s most successful business women, facilitate round table sessions with groups of ambitious female entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their businesses. The focus on growth is paramount in each group and a strong sense of collaboration and peer to peer support prevails.

Over 350 business women have already taken part in Going for Growth including Tralee-based businesswoman Caroline McEnery, Founder of The HR Suite.

“Going for Growth has been a massive support for me and has helped me focus on taking my business to the next level,” said Caroline who delivered a workshop on Building a Winning Team at the event.

“It gave me the springboard to drive the business on. We have now developed an online training resource for clients and I don’t think it would have happened if I hadn’t been in Going for Growth,” she added.

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