Advisory Board

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Laura Tannian
Forge Works Manager
Laura Tannian
Forge Works Manager
Laura combines ingenuity with the tenacity to realise her goals, and the desire to help others do the same. Laura is the founder and owner of Tannian Innovations Ltd, a business that invents, develops and licenses products for the Aids to Daily Living (ADL) global market. As Burren Lowlands Enterprise Development Manager, she mentors and supports entrepreneurs and start-up companies.
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Joseph Jan
Advisory Board Member
Joseph Jan
Advisory Board Member
Rytis Joseph Jan is a serial entrepreneur, public speaker and digital strategy consultant with Jan Digital. A trainer on Digital Marketing with the Irish Times Training and a member of the PRII, Jan helps organisations reposition and realign themselves in the digital era to better meet the needs of their customers and stakeholders in the digital world.
Philip Gleeson
Director
Philip Gleeson
Director
Philip Gleeson is a member of An Garda Síochána for 24 years, and has lived in Ardrahan on and off since 2002. He is a social entrepreneur, and has worked in a voluntary capacity for charities at local, national, and international levels. In 2014 he started his own online marketing business, which quickly grew to 19 staff; he sold this business in 2018. Philip is looking forward to building networks and business capacity in the Burren Lowlands
Toni Kelly
Advisory Board
Toni Kelly
Advisory Board
Tonii Kelly has put her years working at The Miami Herad to use in a new role as editor of the Guaire Magazine in Gorrt. She also has taken on the role of Public Relations Officer for the Burren Lowlands.
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Ann Finn
Advisory Board Member
Ann Finn
Advisory Board Member
Ann has an interest in the positive impact enterprise development can have on rural areas with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation and the potential for remote working in the West of Ireland. She was involved in securing funding from Enterprise Ireland for the enterprise project currently under way in the Region. She previously worked for Enterprise Ireland.
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Bernice Forde-Carolan
Advisory Board Member
Bernice Forde-Carolan
Advisory Board Member
Bernice Forde-Carolan is a Gortonian by birth. She lived in the UK for 40 years, where she worked in various nursing and senior management posts in the NHS. Following her retirement, Bernice and her family recently decided to retun to live in Gort. When she is not travelling the world, Bernice can be found familiarization herself with local history, culture & heritage.

Address

FORGE WORKS, BALLYHUGH GORT CO. GALWAY H91 Y9C8

Phone

+353 87 633 4895 / 087 633 4895

Email

manager@forgeworks.ie