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April 11, 2008

Presentation of Management Certs by County Enterprise Board


23 local businesses recently completed Kildare County Enterprise Board’s Management Development Programme which was certified by Waterford Institute of Technology.

At a ceremony held at the Osprey Hotel Naas on Tuesday 25th March 2008, Mr. Paddy Brennan, Chairman of KCEB and Mr. John O’Connor of Waterford Institute of Technology presented certificates to the successful participants.


Mr. Blaise Brosnan of Management Resource Institute delivered the programme on behalf of Kildare County Enterprise Board.

Speaking on behalf of the participants, Mark O’ Loughlin said he “could not praise the programme highly enough and would recommend it to any owners / managers of a small business.  It has been responsible, he said, in transforming his business”.

The Management Development Programme is aimed at small young businesses.  It enables owners / managers to develop their knowledge in a range of business skills.

The programme is subsidised by Kildare County Enterprise Board.  For information on these and other training programmes, visit or call the Enterprise Board at (045) 861707.

List of Companies who completed Management Development Programme and received Certificates:

1. Mark O’Loughlin, Sanctuary Landscapes, Naas
2. Colin Walsh, Colin Walsh Construction Ltd., Blessington
3. John Cowper, Redbox Design Ltd., Kilcullen
4. Ioana Mansard, Riana Ltd., t/a Prinstine, Clane
5. Clive Reilly, Riana Ltd., t/a Prinstine, Clane
6. John Fortune, John Fortune & Sons, Kildare
7. Helena Fortune, John Fortune & Sons, Kildare
8. Liam Kavanagh, KNL Enterprises Ireland Ltd., Naas
9. Claire Farrell, ISS Recruitment, Naas
10. Kevin Connolly, Healthy Living, Athy
11. Des Maguire, HHM Architects, Leixlip
12. Ronan O’Daly, Blade Runner Ltd., Clane
13. Arthur Irwin, Blade Runner Ltd., Clane
14. John McCormack, Orchard Kitchens, Kildare
15. Willie Barry, Orchard Kitchens, Kildare
16. Sara Dillon, Larchfield Park Nursing Home, Naas
17. Bernie Byrne, Larchfield Park Nursing Home, Naas
18. Sinead O’Grady, Martinstown Holistic Centre, Curragh
19. Conor Holmes, Outside the Box Learning Resource Ltd., Naas
20. Alastair Wallace, OMOS Ltd., Naas
21. Richard Lyons, OMOS Ltd., Naas
22. Patrick Kinsella, Classic Technology Ltd., Johnstown
23. Ann Fay, The Carpentry Store, Naas