Gurranabraher Credit Unions’ Freedom Student Account are delighted to be hosting a sold out event for the upcoming Local Enterprise Week.  for Student Entrepreneurs. The event is for Secondary School Students in Hollyhill Library in association with Corks RedFM 104-106,  Local Enterprise Office Cork City &  Hollyhill Library. This event will give students an insight into being a young entrepreneur.

In conjunction with our Partners we have put together an event especially designed for senior cycle students to show them the practical side of being a young entrepreneur looking at the challenges and benefits of building their own business.

The  list of speakers assembled for this event include:

Ernest Cantillon – Electric, Kinsale Spirit Co. & much more

Ernest has extensive experience in the hospitality and beverage sectors having owned and directed bars and restaurants for over 10 years. Since leaving school he has developed  an in-depth knowledge of both the operational and financial aspects of businesses in the hospitality sector, along with the leadership skills required to run a successful business.

Darren Hickey – D & D Detailing

Darren has set up his business to provide high quality detailing and valeting service to both individuals and dealerships.  Darren is going to speak about how he has grown his business using social media and video and some of the challenge of setting up a small business

Stephen Ryan – Head of Marketing Red FM

Stephen is head of Marketing in Corks Red FM, Corks most listened to Radio station.  Previous to that Stephen spent  a number of successful years as Marketing Manager at Fota Wildlife Park.  Stephen also lectures on Social Media in CIT and will show students how important marketing is when starting a business.

The event will conclude with a Panel Discussion chaired by Liam O Doherty, Marketing Manager Gurranabraher Credit Union where the panel will address questions from students in more detail.

Gurranabraher Credit Unions Freedom Student Account was developed to suit the changing lifestyle of young people.

Gurranabraher Credit Union understand that our members need different things at different stages in their education journey. This is why we have introduced our Freedom Student Account to help young people to manage their money and have access to a great special loan rate.

The Freedom Student Loans is available to any Gurranabraher Credit Union member enrolling or currently enrolled in any full time third level education course.  Courses must have a minimum duration of at least one academic year.