Chair of Network of Local Enterprise Offices (LEO), Sheelagh Daly, will be one of the key speakers at this year’s “Irish Made Summit” taking place at the Guinness Storehouse on the 28th February.  The Summit follows on from the hugely successful Irish Made Awards in 2017, which saw over Irish 200 companies compete. 


The Irish Made Summit is designed to support Irish made products and the range of people behind them to give Irish made products the very best exposure.  The Summit will include a full day of educational and interactive talks and break out sessions where new, start-up and established businesses can learn about finance, marketing, funding and retail from some of Ireland’s best-known successes stories. 

 Sheelagh Daly

Sheelagh Daly will be speaking on the Funding and Finance panel, lending her considerable knowledge of the sector to aid new, established and start up businesses on the day with advice on the how to access funding for their businesses and what finance may be available to them.


There will also be a pitching session, where individuals and brands will get an opportunity to pitch and get feedback on the session to be in with a chance to win an advertising package in Irish Country Magazine


Some of those speaking alongside Chair of Network of LEOs, Sheelagh Daly, on the day will be Irish designer Helen James, Eddie Shanahan, Chairperson of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers, Emma Kelly of Elevate PR and award winning Irish jewellery designer Chupi Sweetman.


Ahead of the Irish Made Summit, Sheelagh Daly, Chair of Network of Local Enterprise Offices, said; “The Irish Made Awards and the Irish Made Summit are a great initiative that give Irish businesses, both new and established, the chance to learn from Irish expertise that have led the way both in Ireland and internationally with their success.


“Personally I am looking forward to speaking with all the attendees on the day to talk about Funding and Finance for businesses, an area where many companies are not fully aware of the support they can access for new, established and start-up businesses through the LEO Network.  No doubt there will be many there who are already clients of the network so it’s a great opportunity for them to share ideas with other businesses and make connections that will hopefully help them further their own companies.”


For further information on the Irish Made Summit and how to buy tickets go to