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RTÉ One, Wednesday, 8.30pm
Local Heroes - A Town Fights Back

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Local Heroes - A Town Fights Back

Jerry Kennelly (Entrepreneur):
Jerry will work with the town to foster a more entrepreneurial environment and promote entrepreneurship as a viable method of job creation. Jerry Kennelly is founder of CEO of Tweak.com, a pioneer in online design and printing, headquartered in Killorglin, Co. Kerry. He was founder and CEO of Stockbyte and Stockdisc, two stock photography companies which captured 10% of the world market for royalty free photography before being sold to Getty Images in 2006 for $135million. He is a co-founder of the Young Entrepreneur Programme, Junior Entrepreneur Programme and Endeavour, a start-up accelerator.

Noel Toolan (Brand Expert):
Noel will be looking at Drogheda as a destination for both tourists and capital as he tries to maximize both the town's tourism potential as well as improving its investment readiness.

Gary Joyce (Strategic Marketing Expert ):
Gary will use her expertise as a facilitator, coach and marketing expert to enable the people in the town to imagine what it will take to make Drogheda great again and to consider the steps that need to be taken to bring this about. She will also use her branding and commercial expertise to support an SME to position its brand in the best possible way to ensure commercial success thereby creating sustainable jobs.

Pat Savage (Business consultant):
Business consultant Pat will work with one SME business in its drive to expand.

Robert Mac Giolla Phadraig (Recruitment Expert):
Robert Mac Giolla Phadraig is a Director of Sigmar Recruitment and chair of numerous job creation initiatives including National Employment Week 2011 and The Job Creation Initiative. He was part of the recent MBO team at Sigmar and has led the company to multiple industry and national awards. Robert will work with job seekers in the community to improve their job seeking skills and support them back towards employment.

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