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Founder Friday - Tipperary

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Morans Bar

7 Parnell St.

E91 VN26 Clonmel


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Monthly Meetup (with Fireside Chat) and networking for Startups

Powered by Bank of Ireland in association with Clonmel Chamber of Commerce

January's Fireside Chat guests are Jim & Breda Sheehan, CEO & Director respectively of Surecom Network Solutions ( More details below)

How to find us? We'll be the chattering crowd in the cosy back section of the bar.

If you're new or alone, be sure to say hello and we'll make you welcome. Tickets are Free but you will need to register on eventrbite to attend.

Refreshments served Starts 6pm -Refreshments served 6:30pm

Fireside Chat & Q&A 7pm-7:30pm -More Networking 8-9pm

Organisers: Rene Duggan & Deirdre Moloney & Pat Carroll - Powered by Bank of Ireland

Jim Sheehan, CEO

Jim Sheehan co-founded Surecom with his wife Breda. Jim has been involved in the telecommunications industry since the early 1990’s with Cablelink, East Digifone and Telefonica O2. Jim, a serial entrepreneur, has taken the initial conception of a one man engineering company to today’s award winning multi-million professional network engineering company.

Jim has qualifications in Marine Communication and Telecommunications. This was supplemented by a degree in computer science and more recently post-grad and masters in adult education. Jim has completed the International Selling Programme through Enterprise Ireland and DIT with a view to expanding Surecoms services and International markets.

Dr. Breda Kenny Sheehan, Director

Breda has over 20 years’ experience in education and research in the field of Entrepreneurship and International business. Breda is co-founder and director of Surecom with responsibility for strategic and collaborative decisions. Breda has extensive experience managing National, EU and International project teams for business research, commercialization and training. Breda is head of Department of Management & Enterprise at Cork Institute of Technology, a member of the board of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB), Chair of the Campus Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Network (CEEN) and Director of the Rubicon Innovation Centre.

Breda has a PhD in international business. Her doctoral research focused on networking capability and the international performance of High Tech SMEs in the Telecommunications and Internet sector.

Surecom Profile:

Surecom Network Solutions is a multi-award-winning engineering firm based in Ireland and the UK. We offer engineer-led professional, technical and project management services in the telecommunications and ICT fields. Our engineers and management professionals are leading the way within the industry through pioneering, practical solutions and service delivery.

We have grown as a company during an upsurge in the telecoms industry, working with local and multinational clients. Our engineers remain at the forefront of industry innovations and future technologies, while our professional management experts work with clients on their businesses pain points.

With engineering at the company’s core, we have a select line-up of experts who have a strong technical background, bringing with them years of professional, practical and project experience.

Our technical excellence, transparency and customer focus on remaining true to our word is key to our continued success.We remain trusted and client-approved partners within the growing telecommunications and ICT sectors, which is consistently reflected through a multitude of national and international awards.

Since opening in 2005, Surecom has prioritised a principal commitment to quality, health and safety that is recognised across the industry. We continue to meet the strictest international standards for our global clients, including a dedication to our ISO and OHSAS accreditations, which we have held for the past 10 years.

The Surecom Story:

The story of Surecom Network Solutions begins in 2005. Founding director Jim Sheehan saw a gap in the market for an outsourced specialist telecom and IT solutions firm, built around strong engineering and live network experience. The company was founded on integrity, quality and reliability, with Jim at the helm, who understood the sector comprehensively.

The company was set up at a time when network operators were looking to outsource their service models. The industry was experiencing rapid growth, and there was a need for specialists to deliver on highly technical engineering services.

Over the past 10 years, we have grown and developed an unrivalled reputation for technical excellence, innovation and reliability in delivering on our promise. This has been built on trust and professionalism, through supplying engineering managed services and solutions to major European companies in the telecommunications and IT sector.

Surecom has been a key player in the global telecommunications and IT revolution that has seen the industry thrive, with high-speed data for mobile and internet services an extremely important feature in Ireland’s economy.

Powered by Bank of Ireland in association with Clonmel Chamber of Commerce

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