Thursday 22 August 2019

Partners in Business: Series explores the secrets of success in collaboration

Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney
Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney

The best-known pairing in Irish fashion, Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney, will be the first guests in the National College of Ireland's (NCI) new Partners in Business lunchtime summer series of public interviews, presented in association with the Irish Independent.

The series will explore the dynamics of successful working relationships in Irish business.

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It kicks off at 1pm on Wednesday at The Kelly Theatre at NCI's IFSC campus, with the former co-presenters of Off The Rails, creators of FrockAdvisor (later Fafinder), and the Lennon Courtney fashion label.

Later events will see Maurice Healy, M&A specialist, and founder of Glantus, explore strategic business partnerships on July 11.

On July 24, Julie Sinnamon and Terence O'Rourke from Enterprise Ireland will delve into the dynamics between CEO and chair of the board.

Closing the series on September 5 will be Cully & Sully, the friends whose artisanal startup is now part of a global food conglomerate without losing its branding or ethos.

"Some brilliant business people are taking part in our Partners in Business series," said Dr Colette Darcy, dean of the School of Business at NCI.

"[They're] providing that rare opportunity to hear exactly how they achieved their success, the challenges they've met, and, in particular, the importance of partnership to extend business capacity and increase growth."

Places are limited, to book go to and click 'Partners in Business'.

Irish Independent

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