CNet - Cavan Business Network 2018 begins with Michael Hanley

Lakeland Dairies Group CEO to speak at the 2018 CNET Business Network Launch.

On Tuesday 27th March 2018 at the Hotel Kilmore in Cavan, the CNET Network launches its 2018 series of events with Michael Hanley, Group CEO of Lakeland Dairies as guest speaker. The focus of the event will be The Growth & Development of Your Business and it is for all business owners and people managers. 

At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear an experienced CEO share his business story and to engage in a questions and answers session with Michael about his business experience. Michael Hanley is Group CEO of Lakeland Dairies. A highly experienced dairy industry figure, he previously held various senior management positions with Lakeland Dairies since its formation in 1990, including deputy chief executive, general manager of Northern Ireland operations, general manager of dairy operations and manager of member relations. He is originally from a farming background and is an Agricultural Science graduate of University College Dublin.  He is also Chairman of County Cavan Enterprise Fund. Lakeland Dairies is a farmer owned dairy co-operative processing over 1.2 billion litres of milk annually into a wide range of dairy foodservice products and food ingredients for export to 80 countries globally. The co-operative operates across 15 counties on a cross border basis.

CNET – Cavan Employers HR & Skills Network was established in 2018 by Local Enterprise Office Cavan and Cavan Monaghan ETB. The aim of the network is to help employers and managers in County Cavan support their employees, develop their employees and help them to be effective in managing their people so that their business can grow and thrive. CNET Network is for employers of all sizes, whether you are a small business with a few employees or a large organisation with hundreds of employees. CNET had a number of events last year with a focus on providing practical information and help to employers and managers to support and develop their employees so that they can contribute their best to the growth of their enterprise. Previous events have included Martin McVicar, Managing Director of Combilift in Monaghan sharing his experience of growing his team from 3 to over 400 people. William Maher, Barrister, delivered a seminar on the latest Employment Law and Sean Gallaher shared what he has learned about motivating staff.

Speaking about CNET, Marcella Rudden, Head of Enterprise at Local Enterprise Office Cavan, said “This network was set up as a result of feedback that the Local Enterprise Office and Cavan Monaghan ETB received from our engagements with employers. Many indicated that they wanted to access relevant information on HR issues and developing the skills of their employees. Many SME's don’t have dedicated HR functions and so rely on the owner or someone else who isn’t a HR specialist to deal with the HR and Skills needs. Through the CNET Network we provide employers with information and direction on these areas.”

John Kearney, CEO of Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board added “We want to use this Network to identify common skills gaps and how we can support enterprises in the County to have highly skilled people. We believe this will help Cavan enterprises to achieve growth and remain competitive.”

Book here now to avoid missing this event as places are limited.

Colm Finnegan, the CNet Network Facilitator on 087-8176093.

The event starts at 6.45pm sharp with refreshments available from 6.15pm.