What are the benefits of living in Ireland South East?
Quality of life, integration of family work, life, the outdoors, sport, the arts. We use a wheel of life assessment tool to measure satisfaction in these areas and I’d say the South East has the potential to be above a 7 or 8 in all of these areas but you have to hunt it, work in all areas, sometimes compromise and have luck on your side.
Can you tell us a secret about ISE or a favourite place that people might not know?
My favourite walk is Old Bawn beach to Cahore pier and back, it’s a little under 5k. It’s a very special place and one I’m drawn to regularly, irrespective of the time of the year or the weather.
Do you think the South East is a good place to start up a business and what advice would you have for young entrepreneurs?
The South East is a great place to build a business from, you will in all likelihood need to look to markets beyond but the most valuable natural resource (and there are many) that the South East has to offer is our people. Well educated and driven communicators. I’m always slow to give advice, everyone has their own path to follow and they need to be true to it and themselves. I do think being true to who you are is hugely important. Surround yourself with the best people.