Restart the High Street - Athy & Castledermot

Remote interactive workshop delivered via Zoom
Thursday 21st May
2:30pm - 5:15pm

This remote interactive workshop will focus on the impacts COVID 19 is having on the RETAIL and HOSPITALITY sector and will also discuss the process of reopening in line with the government guidelines. The energized 2.5-hour session will also showcase the opportunities emerging as well as highlighting supports to deal with the current business challenges. * Strictly for retailers based in ATHY & Castledermot.

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Restart the High Street - Athy & Castledermot

COVID 19: Retail & Hospitality Workshop

Join us with guest speaker BOBBY KERR as we discuss the practical actions retailers can take to overcome restrictions posed by Covid19.

The purpose of this programme is to take a practical look at the impacts COVID 19 is having on the retail and hospitality sector and to also discuss the process of reopening in line with the government guidelines. It will also showcase opportunities emerging as well as highlighting supports to deal with challenges.

This workshop will feature retail champion Bobby Kerr who will provide inspiration and practical ideas for retail businesses to take on board. The workshop will be led by retail expert, James Burke, and will provide practical and easy to implement solutions for those participating.

Strictly for Athy and Castledermot retail and hospitality businesses only.   See our online bookings for other Kildare sessions>>

Aimed At:

This workshop is appropriate for any consumer facing business including cafes, pubs, restaurants, hotels, hairdressers, gyms, beauticians, etc. based in Athy and Castledermot

Featured Speakers

Workshop Agenda:


  • 14.30 – 14.50 James Burke

Intro and examples of where other retailers are finding opportunities


  • 14.50 – 15.05 Jacqui McNabb, Local Enterprise Office Kildare

Local Enterprise Office Supports


  • 15.05 – 15.25 Yvonne Scully

Business Continuity - Cashflow Management and Bank Schemes

  • 15.25 – 15.35 Break

  • 15.35 – 16.05 Bobby Kerr

Bobby will provide his analysis of the situation and recommendations for businesses to take on board in an energised and motivating session

  • 16.05 – 16.20 Mark Flanagan, CEO COVA,

Shop County Kildare

  • 16.20 – 16.45 James Burke

10 practical actions retailers can take to reinvent their proposition, and to prepare for kick starting your business in the future


  • 16.45 – 17:15 Group discussion and peer learnings

Shared learnings from those participating on the call to help each other


Course Delivery

One half day remote session

Thursday 21st May, 2:30pm - 5:15pm

Accessing Course

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This course will be delivered via Zoom. Details about how to log in will be emailed to you following registration.

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Please note:

This course is strictly for retailers based in Athy and Castledermot only. 

Failure to provide a minimum of 48 hours  notice of cancellation will result in an immediate fee of €50

Courses are limited to one person per company

Bookings will close 24 hours before the course to allow management of attendance