The Entrepreneurs Academy Rebranded

27th September 2016

Posted In: FYI
The Entrepreneurs Academy

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD officially launched the rebrand of The Entrepreneurs Academy at an exciting event held at The Entrepreneurs Academy Training Centre in Smithfield, Dublin.

Since it was established 18 years ago, The Entrepreneurs Academy has trained and supported the start and growth of over 30, 000 small businesses. The Entrepreneurs Academy is designed to help SMEs at every stage of their development and business growth. It was originally called QED Training and is now rebranded as The Entrepreneurs Academy.

Speaking at the event, MD and Founder of The Entrepreneurs Academy, Joanne Hession*, a portfolio entrepreneur and recognised leader in entrepreneurship development in Ireland, stated “Today we celebrate the thousands of entrepreneurs that have come through our doors and how proud we are as a team of the impact we have had on entrepreneur development nationwide for over 18 years.”

Joanne continued “As you can see when you look around the room today we continue to have such a wide range of interesting projects and businesses that have come out of the Academy across a number of different industries, and this is something we are so proud of. Being at the heart of entrepreneurship in Ireland has allowed us to form strong new relationships with corporate clients enabling us to further our impact on start-ups and SMEs nationwide through delivery of creative new initiatives and we look forward to continuing this work for many years to come.”

*Joanne has been shortlisted for the WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2016. 

 (Pictured L-R: Anne Heraty, Ibec President and Chief Executive of Cpl Resources plc; Nicola Byrne, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation;  Joanne Hession; Tanya Day-Whitten; and Sonya Lennon.)