Business leaders to share their challenges and successes at virtual seminar

Entrepreneurs and businesspeople Jamie Heaslip, Allan Beechinor and Yolanda Cooper to ‘Zoom’ in on keeping pace and always moving forward in business life.

Glandore, facilitators of high-end flexible workspaces and serviced offices in Dublin, Belfast and Cork, will ‘Zoom’ in on future-focused learnings from some of Ireland’s trail-blazing entrepreneurs and businesspeople at 3pm on Thursday, May 21 next as part of their Glandore Network virtual events for business owners.

“Entitled ‘From Business Woes to Business Wins’, this virtual event brings together three successful Irish entrepreneurs and businesspeople with a story to tell, which charts their journeys from small beginnings to extraordinary successes. Like many of us, they too have had their ups and downs but were relentless in their determination to remain top of their game and face challenges head on. Their stories will resonate with and inspire our member businesses, partners and friends,” said Rebecca Kelly, Director at Glandore.

Panelists participating in the ‘Business Woes to Business Wins’ event include Allan Beechinor, CEO and Founder, Altada Technology Solutions. With over 20 years of experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science, Allan is a well-established AI industry thought leader in Europe. Allan is one of few technologists to feature in the Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’ list, Magic quadrant and industry leader board for Privacy Management within two years, with the rare accolade of doing so concurrently with three different privately-owned companies for a specific use case. Allan was a key contributor to help develop the first MSc for Artificial Intelligence in Ireland.  He also contributed to the white paper ‘Irish Programme for Government for AI’ which was published for the Minister for Innovation.

Rugby legend Jamie Heaslip, Head of Brand for Flender, a brand, business and community focused firm enjoying considerable success in bringing investors and businesses together, the Dubliner’s experiences on the field for Leinster and Ireland will undoubtedly unearth important learnings on resilience, strategic thinking and strength as he addresses his audience of Glandore business clients.  An investor in several successful companies across multiple verticals, on his retirement from professional rugby he went on to work in Google full-time and dealt with some of the biggest advertisers in Ireland. 

The impressive list of panelists also includes Belfast-based Yolanda Cooper, founder of WE ARE PARADOXX, a high-quality, and now worldwide, beauty brand with environmental and social responsibility at its core, seeking to educate consumers and other beauty brands on how they can reduce their environmental impact.  Her 90% plastic-free line of high performance, natural hair and body care has taken the industry by storm and is now stocked in retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Saks 5th Avenue, QVC, Urban Outfitters and many more.

Henry Daly from Glandore added: “We invite all those interested in hearing and learning from these outstanding entrepreneurs to join us at 3pm on Thursday, May 21 on Zoom, for what promises to be a very positive experience, and a great boost as our members and the general business community start to return to our new normal.  These business leaders will surely demonstrate that, despite business woes and setbacks, there are more business wins and interesting challenges ahead, which we will all overcome, with a little luck and lots of tenacity. Welcome to the Glandore Webinar Network series of events!”

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The Team at Glandore are taking any and every step required to keep their staff, member businesses and employees safe. They are still very much open for business and to assisting all members and business partners as best they can over the coming months. Should you wish to speak to a member of the team or make an enquiry regarding office space please email the Sales Team at They are continuing to monitor the situation and correspondence from the HSE and keep all of their buildings safe for the businesses they house.

WCP Staff

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