Business Development

 
·Part of the team Successful in fundraising in bids to Atlantic Philanthropies HSE), VodafoneNational Lottery Combat Poverty Agency,Community Foundation of Ireland ), Galway City & Council grants for SpunOut.ie

·Part of team which led to the success of SpunOut.ie, from a base of 5,000 hits rising to over 60,000 hits per month within a time frame of 18 months, including nearly 15,000 fans on Facebook. This was achieved on a limited budget.
·Proven ability to meet sales targets in previous employment positions and increasing sales by up to 70% rising to over €1.7 million in annual gross sales for the Arches Hotel, Claregalway.
·Won contracts (worth over €200,000) with Trintech Technologies against major competitors for PinPad credit card machine products in 2004.
 
 
Innovation and Initiative 
·Invited to partake in round table strategy talks on suicide prevention with President MacAleese in November 2009
·Nortel Networks employee recognition award in April 1999
 
 
Marketing and Public Relations

 
·Invited by President MacAleese to speak at National Forum on Resilience in January 2010

·Widespread national media coverage over two years with SpunOut.ie with personal interviews given to RTE 1 News, 2FM, Radio na Gaeltachta from 2008 until 2010
·Short listed for Marketing Institute Ireland Awards – (Hospitality Sector, Western Region) in December 2006
·SpunOut.ie recognised as a leader in social media marketing by both the non-profit and private sector. This included many requests for assistance and also to speak at social media events.
 
Leadership, Team Work and People Skills 

 
·Keeping high team morale in a difficult period in SpunOut.ie whilst receiving awards and funding

·Letter of Praise from One Foundation for covering duties of CEO and Deputy CEO, received in December 2009
·FETAC level 6 Training certification (distinction)
·FETAC level 7 Life and Business Coaching (distinction)
·Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills in June 2010
·Wellbeing in the workplace workshop in June 2010
·Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) in February 2009
 
Organisational Development

 
·Winner of the following awards with SpunOut.ie: Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award and Digital Media Award
·Set up of all systems and procedures in Goldfish Electronics, Arches, Spar Claregalway, Cahergowan Developments and Community Creations.

·Headhunted to be a director of Galway East Tourism in 2008
·With limited hotel management experience, I achieved a 3 star rating in a hotel, which previously had no organisational structures or procedures in place in March 2006.
 
Financial Management

 
·Negotiation of a 50% reduction in rent for SpunOut.ie in September 2009

·Introduction of bio-metric time clock for payroll system to increase productivity and reduce salary costs in Cahergowan Developments in February 2006
·Cut shipping costs by 35% for GoldFish Electronics - in a time of Asian bird flu, oil surcharges and the aftermath of 9/11 events in 2002