People, Culture & Retention - Essential for your Scale Up

May 24th 10am

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People, Culture & Retention - Essential for your Scale Up:

This webinar will focus on the impact of the management team on growth and the bottom line.

Attendees will learn the importance of creating a proactive culture, and maximising people’s performance to deliver the best results for your business. The discussion will highlight common problems in SME executive teams and how to manage internal conflict, and instruct management on how to nurture and formulate a strong team cohesion in order to drive their internal and external company growth.



Tom Early, Head of Funding and Scaling Solutions, Enterprise Ireland

Karen Hernández, Senior Executive – Leadership & Scaling, Enterprise Ireland

Karen Hernández is a Senior Executive at Enterprise Ireland, currently leading the agency’s People & Management team, supporting SME growth and job creation.  In this role, Karen regularly engages one-to-one with companies to support them to put in place the appropriate management structures, capability and HR processes to drive business growth.

Karen joined Enterprise Ireland in 2006, having previously worked in the private sector for ten years across a range of roles, including sales, marketing, finance and HR.  She holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology and her main area of expertise lies in supporting companies build appropriate leadership and management capability to scale.  During her time in Enterprise Ireland, she has worked closely with many leading Irish companies to support them to evolve their organisational structures, leadership capability and HR processes to scale successfully.  In addition, she has designed and rolled-out several leadership and management development programmes focused on building leadership, innovation, HR and sales & marketing capability.

Eoin Leonard, CEO and Founder, i3PT & obi®️

Eoin is the CEO and founder at i3PT, an international professional services firm working in the built environment, which provides ESG services and technical advice. Eoin also founded obi®️, i3PT’s SaaS business, which helps companies to deliver safer, more sustainable buildings. He holds an MBA from UCC, alongside several industry-specific technical qualifications, and he is a recent graduate of Enterprise Ireland’s Leadership 4 Growth programme.


  • John Dunne – Managing Director of Foremost Freight Ltd
  • Ray Ryan – Assistant Principal at Revenue, Irish Tax and Customs
  • Niall McCormack – Founder & Director at Corr Optical
  • Anita Clinton Fitzgerald – Procurement, QMS and Compliance Manager, Mace Promotions

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