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Bord Gáis Energy delivers 10% savings for Cork’s Maryborough Hotel

May 26th, 2016|

The Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas, Cork, has reduced energy costs by 10% through energy efficiency support and funding from Bord Gáis Energy. […]

‘Winning in Business’ Conference

April 21st, 2016|

Over 200 people attended the Bord Gáis Energy ‘Winning in Business’ event in the Clarion Hotel in Cork on Wednesday 20 April. […]

Improve your energy savings

April 10th, 2016|

At Bord Gáis Energy we have over 30 years experience supporting the energy needs of Ireland’s businesses and we’re always working on new ways to help you save energy and lower your bills. Our aim is to make energy more affordable for our customers and to do this we have created a suite of services to […]

5 reasons why long-term vehicle rental is a smart option for your business

April 7th, 2016|

As the era of recession continues to lift and with Ireland now considered the fastest-growing European Union economy, more and more businesses are getting back on track. […]

Bord Gáis Energy are winners at ‘In Business’ Awards 2015

January 8th, 2016|

Last month, Bord Gáis Energy won the ‘Best in Energy’ award at the ‘In Business’ Editor’s Choice Awards 2015. […]

10 ways to approach new customers

January 4th, 2016|

Expanding your reach into new markets, as a large or small business, is something many companies must do in order to survive. […]

Top sales advice from industry leaders

December 18th, 2015|

Sales are the lifeblood of any organisation. It can be challenging and difficult and not many people enjoy sales, but once you start, big results can follow. […]

5 top tips for better employee retention

December 15th, 2015|

Having employees leave your company can be a big inconvenience. You lose their skills, experience, and, most of all, their familiarity with your company. You work hard enough to employ the right people, so it’s vitally important that you work to keep your top talent. Forbes have put together their top tips for helping you […]

3 top public speaking tips from a TED coach

November 13th, 2015|

Public speaking can be a daunting experience. The prospect of standing up in front of a crowd genuinely terrifies some people. While it can be nerve wracking, it can also be rewarding and, chances are you’ll have to do it in some capacity as a business owner at some stage. Inc.com spoke to Gina Barnett, […]

Legendary Leadership Brings Success

October 8th, 2015|

At Bord Gáis Energy, we are dedicated to providing our business customers with the best service and support possible.We know that behind every great business is a strong leader, and successful leaders must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive business growth and ensure sustainability. So we were delighted to host recently the first Bord Gáis Energy business conference, Legendary Leadership Brings Success in the iconic Aviva Stadium.

Our aim was to provide business owners, professionals and leaders with the opportunity to learn, network and create new contacts. The half-day conference was MC’d by UTV news anchor Alison Comyn, who seamlessly linked each speaker presentation and panel discussion. Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, formally opened the conference and highlighted the important role Irish businesses play in the road to recovery in Ireland, as well as the role leadership has in driving success forward.
Leadership Psychology
Enda McNulty, CEO of Motiv8, engaged the attendees with a lively presentation on the psychology behind excellent leadership. He also provided practical tips that attendees could bring back to the workplace to implement themselves.
Persistence And Determination
An entrepreneurial panel with top-class speakers followed, including Michael Dawson, group CEO of One4All; Sean Gallagher, Irish entrepreneur and former Dragon from TV show Dragons’ Den; and Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward, founders of the innovative company Food Cloud.

Facilitated by Newstalk business editor, Vincent Wall, this panel discussion gave delegates an insight into the minds of some of Ireland’s leading business figures. Each entrepreneur delved in to their own business journey, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. The overriding message was one of persistence and determination. Surrounding yourself with a close group of like-minded people was a crucial factor highlighted by each speaker.

Dr Colm Foster, Director of Executive Education at the Irish Management Institute, shared his knowledge on the role emotional intelligence plays in business. In order to lead successfully, he explained that you must understand the power and impact emotions have. How you react to anger, anxiety and stress will give you a good indication as to how you should approach similar situations with employees.
Lessons From Sport
The final specialist panel, facilitated by RTE business reporter Conor Brophy, combined the forces of Irish sporting heroes – rugby legend Ronan O’Gara, Irish boxing coach Billy Walsh and Dublin football manager Jim Gavin, each of whom brought to life the leadership lessons business owners can learn from sport.

Whether it’s encouraging self-expression and individuality, serving feedback objectively or losing control to gain control, the knowledge and wisdom from these sporting greats gave delegates a fresh perspective on the theme of leadership.

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7 things you must avoid when managing employees

October 6th, 2015|

We’ve seen many articles on what you can do to both motivate your employees and create an environment that gets the best out them. […]

Understand your customers – Build loyalty and sell more

October 6th, 2015|

The better the relationship you have with your customers, the more likely they are to keep their business with you. […]