Reaching your Pinnacle

27th July 2017

Posted In: FYI

A new initiative to empower Irish SME business leaders to develop winning strategies to scale businesses and reach new heights has just been launched.

Crowe Horwath, in partnership with Dublin Chamber has just launched a comprehensive programme to support the leaders and owners of Irish SMEs in building lasting value in their businesses ensuring they achieve their full potential.

Entitled the Pinnacle Programme, this new initiative will commence in September and run until March 2018 and is now accepting applications from interested SMEs. The programme, which is targeted at businesses with a turnover of at least €1 million and employing ten or more staff, is available to join through the Dublin Chamber.

In addition to gaining insights from some of Ireland leading business, corporate finance and tax advisors at Crowe Horwath, Pinnacle Programme participants will also hear from experienced businesspeople who have succeeded in building great businesses both in Ireland and overseas. The first two of the eight leading businesspeople who will act as mentors have been confirmed as Bob Etchinghan, co-founder and CEO of Applegreen and O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar and Camile Thai founder, Brody Sweeney.

Speaking at the launch, Mary Rose Burke, Dublin Chamber CEO said: “It is clear from engaging with our members that a key area of support our SME community requires is advice in scaling their business and maximising value for their owners. While there are many sources of assistance for companies, Dublin Chamber is particularly pleased to partner with Crowe Horwath to create a bespoke programme – which has been developed through extensive research and engagement with our SME members – to address the most relevant themes. This programme is a key member benefit of our network and I’m confident participating SMEs will gain the insight, advice and guidance to help bring their businesses to the next level.”

 Pictured at the launch of Crowe Horwath’s Pinnacle Programme, a major new initiative to help Irish SME business leaders develop winning strategies to scale businesses to reach new heights were: Bob Etchinghan, co-founder & CEO of Applegreen and Pinnacle Programme Mentor; Mary Rose Burke, Chief Executive, Dublin Chamber; and Naoise Cosgrove, Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath.