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Emer Cassidy, AIB; Billy Holland, EBS, and Cecelia Healy, Ó Crualaoí, at the Ballincollig Business Association Networking at Noon event.

BALLINCOLLIG Business Association (BBA) is delighted with the response to the latest in its series of Networking at Noon events at the Oriel House Hotel recently.

These events, which happen twice a year, have become a staple in the diaries of the business community based on the western side of the city.

The most recent event which had over 50 in attendance was once again hailed as a tremendous success.

Guest speakers were Ita Madden from the local Enterprise Office and rugby legend and business owner Billy Holland.

First off was Ita who enlightened the audience on the range of supports available from Cork Leo to support small business in Ballincollig.

Gemma Kingston, Family Edit and Aoife Lohse, Oriel House Hotel, at the Ballincollig Business Association

Networking at Noon event.

Then the audience were treated to an inspirational interview style discussion with Billy.

Con Nagle, Global properties and BBA committee member, did the honours and probed Billy on how his rugby career prepared him for his business career.

Billy took over the EBS franchise in Cork from his father Gerry following his untimely passing in 2022.

Billy told the gathering that: “Treating colleagues with respect is the most important aspect of being a people leader, recognising where everyone is on their career journey and supporting them to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.”

Following this the attendees were invited to network and undertake a three min pitch with each other while enjoying a light lunch.

Emer Cassidy, chairperson Ballincollig Business Association said: “These events are so incredibly positive; the feedback has been fantastic. Both Billy and Ita inspired us all.”

The next BBA network at noon event will take place in the Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig in April 2024.

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Image credit Darren Lane Photography

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