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Sponsorship: The Key to Unlocking Women's Route to the Top

Mark Fenton, CEO and Founder of MASF Consulting Ltd, explores how sponsorship (as opposed to mentoring) can help women climb the professional ladder. He interprets professional exposure as being key to success at work.

Directors: Why You Need To Grasp Marketing’s Strategic Value

Chartered Director and Digital Strategist, Aileen O'Toole looks at a research, which provides evidence of marketing’s contribution to profitability and brand building, and explores how marketing is so often considered an expense rather than an investment by company directors.  Aileen offers ideas on what directors can do - individually and collectively - to ensure marketing is strategic, not tactical, and contributes long-term value.

Private Equity – Is It For You?

Private equity funding is not widely used in Ireland.  Despite the Irish economy being one of the fastest-growing in Europe, and despite the number of successful entrepreneurial companies and managers based here, there remains a limited number of traditional “buyout” deals in any one year – on average around 30 deals per year.  This means that company owners, managers and advisors are missing out.

Directors: why you need to grasp marketing’s strategic value

Aileen O’Toole, Chartered Director and a Digital Strategist, explores the value of marketing. 

Regulatory Risk Management - Top Ten Steps for Directors

Both domestic and international regulators are attempting to ensure greater systematic sustainability for the future resulting in ongoing regulatory change.  Financial institutions themselves are therefore required to implement higher compliance and monitoring standards, while at the same time ensuring a sustainable business.  In struggling to address their regulatory mandates, the financial institutions rely on executives, management and operational staff, but the ultimate responsibility for regulatory risk management rests with the Board of Directors.