Reignite Limerick Breakfast Seminar sparks ideas for Limerick business community

  • Reignite Limerick Breakfast Seminar (Pic Diarmuid Greene)
  • Vicki O’Toole, Managing Director of JJ O'Toole at the Reignite Limerick Breakfast Seminar. (Pic Diarmuid Greene)
  • Sean Gallagher and Mike Cantwell at the Reignite Limerick Breakfast Seminar. (Pic Diarmuid Greene)
  • Stephen Kinsella at the Reignite Limerick Breakfast Seminar. (Pic Diarmuid Greene)
Blaise Brosnan, Management Development Institute, Vicki O'Toole, JJ O'Toole Ltd, Mike Cantwell, Innovate Limerick and LEO Limerick, Paul Whitnell, President BITA, and former Dragon Den investor Sean Gallagher. (Pic Diarmuid Greene)

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you, but if you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”

This was the opening statement by MC Sean Gallagher at last week’s inaugural Reignite Limerick Breakfast Seminar. The former Dragons’ Den investor moderated the morning’s proceedings which included talks by business leaders and experts and was attended by a virtual and small in-person audience.

Following a welcome address by Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Daniel Butler, the audience enjoyed insights about how the economy is moving towards an ideas’ economy by Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics at University of Limerick, whilst Business and Management Consultant, Blaise Brosnan, MD Management Resource Institute, encouraged the business community to, “Come outside your counter and look inside”.  This, he explained, would ensure that businesses can see exactly what the customer sees and adapt accordingly to fulfil their needs. 

However, the event highlight was Sean Gallagher’s in conversation interview with Vicki O’Toole. The Managing Director of JJ O’Toole described in detail the challenges that Ireland’s oldest purveyor of packaging and design has encountered during the pandemic and how Ms O’Toole and her team have strived to address them to ensure complete customer satisfaction. 

Speaking about the success of the event, Mike Cantwell, Head of Innovation and Enterprise, Limerick, paid tribute to the guest speakers for their invaluable contributions and voiced his hopes that Reignite Limerick would be an annual event with the optimistic expectation that 2022 would see a full in-person event. 

To listen to the Reignite Limerick Breakfast Seminar podcast, please visit the Limerick Leo website

See More