John Craven - Cove Energy plc
Cove Energy plc is an oil and gas exploration company, with exploration mainly focused around East Africa. However John is based in Sandymount where his local café serves, not only as his coffee house, but office and business centre too.
John Bohan - Apex
Apex Fund Services Group is an international fund administration company with offices in Cork and Dublin and Bermuda - among others. Pádraig headed to Cork where John was enjoying some sea canoeing near his home. Pádraig remained on solid ground and chatted to John when he came ashore.
Edmond Harty - Dairymaster
Kerry-based Dairymaster is a world leader in the development and manufacture of dairy farm equipment. Getting back to basics Edmond met Pádraig for a chat in a field full of cows in Co. Kerry. Here they tried out one of Dairymasters innovations, the moo monitor, a device that tracks the fertility cycle of cows.
Gary Duffy - Excelsys Technologies
If you have a vital piece of electrical equipment, it needs a reliable power supply. Excelsys Technologies produces precisely that. Pádraig met CEO Gary at home in Cork where Gary was indulging in one of his passions, gardening. A keen grower of fruit and veg, Gary let Pádraig try some of his produce.
Michael Carvil - Kenmare resources plc
Michael is managing director of Kenmare mining and exploration company whose principal activity is the operation of the Moma Mine located on the north east coast of Mozambique. Sailing is one of Michael's big passions in life so Pádraig met Michael in Dun Laoghaire where they enjoyed an afternoon on a boat.
Malcolm Hughes - OSG
Pádraig Ó Céidigh headed to Sandymount to meet Malcolm Hughes CEO of Irish owned, specialist outsourcing firm OSG who provide an extensive range of services for the Irish and international insurance industry. Pádraig met Malcolm on Sandymount beach for a morning jog along with Malcolm's daughter. Malcolm often starts the day this way.
Shane Leahy - Oxygen8
The head of the mobile and communications solutions company was joined by Pádraig Ó Céidigh for a spot of rugby training in Garryowen Rugby Club as Shane coached his young team. As an ex Connacht & Munster rugby player Shane Leahy put Pádraig through the mill.
Frank & Adrienne Dolphin - Rigney Dolphin
Frank and Adrienne are a husband and wife team who run an international services company from Waterford. Pádraig joined them at their home where Frank cleared his mind of all things business with a bit of yoga while Adrienne relaxed in her own unique way with some bee-keeping.