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Growing Business is an exclusive event tailored for entrepreneurs and business professionals in Castlebar, focusing on the critical pillars of business growth: Development, Sustainability, and Success. Hosted at the elegant Breaffy House Resort, this evening promises to be filled with rich insights, strategic discussions, and networking opportunities, all under the theme of fostering a thriving business environment.

Event Highlights:

  • 5:30 PM: Doors Open for Early Arrivals
  • 6:00 PM: Arrival & Networking with A Selection of Food
  • 6:30 PM: Welcome and Introduction by Ivan Yates
  • 8:30 PM: All attendees are invited to continue socializing in the bar area, fostering further connections in a relaxed atmosphere.

Why Attend?

  • Keynote Speakers & Expert Panels: Draw inspiration and insights from our lineup of speakers, starting with our first confirmed speaker, Ivan Yates.
  • Valuable Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, potential partners, and industry leaders in an environment designed to foster meaningful business relationships.
  • Strategic Growth Focus: Whether you’re aiming to develop, sustain, or succeed, this event caters to every facet of business growth.

Special Guest Speaker: Ivan Yates

We are delighted to have Ivan Yates as our lead speaker for the evening. A renowned broadcaster, entrepreneur, and former politician, Ivan’s multifaceted career provides him with a unique perspective on business growth and resilience.

  • Broad Experience: Ivan’s journey from a government minister and entrepreneur to a respected broadcaster offers a diverse range of insights.
  • Engaging Storyteller: Known for his compelling and candid communication style, Ivan brings his experiences to life, offering actionable insights for business professionals.
  • Insightful Moderator: With a knack for hitting the heart of the matter, Ivan will guide the evening’s discussions, ensuring valuable takeaways for all attendees.

Further Details:

Stay tuned for additional speaker announcements and the comprehensive event schedule.


Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your business strategy and network with Castlebar’s leading business minds. “Growing Business” is an essential event for anyone looking to thrive in today’s dynamic business landscape.


A special thank you to our sponsors Breaffy House, Bank of Ireland, and the Local Enterprise Office for their support in making this event possible.

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Join us at “Growing Business” for an evening dedicated to your success. Develop, Sustain, and Succeed with us.