success stories

First momentum mastermind a great success!

Background to our [mastermind event series]

This year has been a really special for us. Early in 2018, we took some time and thought long and hard about who we are and what we do! Stripping it back, we came to the conclusion that what our business strives to do is educate and innovate ourselves, and everyone we work with.

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Countdown on to our first Momentum Mastermind Event

We would love if you/colleagues could take a little time out from your business this month and join us for a special informal and inspiring networking event (with a strong innovation and well-being theme).

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When Food Sector Development is Part of your Psyche

Sometimes a project comes along that just brings you to another level, it’s heart and soul time and you put everything you have into it. You feel a true sense of obligaton to do it justice. We have an emotional connection with food in Leitrm since Noel McPartland of Drumshanbo Community Council became our second client in 2003. For the princely sum of £2,000 we wrote the business plan and at least a dozen funding applications that went on to attract €1.8million to realise The Food Hub in Drumshanbo (warning – our fees have increased a little since!). Move forward 14 years and we were completely chuffed to win the tender to write the very first Leitrim Food Strategy.

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Success comes second time around for 3 Irish entrepreneurs

A project that has really captured our hearts is www.restart.how. Togehter with Irish partners Letterkenny Institute of Technology and EU colleagues in Spain, The Netherlands and Bulgaria we are putting second chance entrrepreneurship to the fore. Sheer grit, determination and entrepreneurial spirit was on the menu at the Irish Restart Multiplier Event at CoLab, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, on March 9th 2017. 

The 50+ strong group of delegates heard from second chance entrepreneur Sandra Walsh of Canopi Sleeves, who, when recession hit, was forced to close her fashion boutique in an affluent Dublin suburb.  Undeterred, Sandra spurred on by self-belief, determination and the support of her family, rejuvenated her career by designing an innovative product Canopi Sleeves which is now stocked in high end stores such as Harrods and Brown Thomas. 

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YWOLI Case Study – michellemadethis.com

Commissioned as part of our YWOLI project, this video features one of County Roscommon’s most impressive entrepreneurs, Michelle Fallon of michellemadethis . We were delighted to have met and worked with Michelle on a number of occasions. She was one of the Roscommon Tourism “local voices”  we approached and featured.

What we love about Michelle is her  energy and passion. She loves what she does and that really comes across in her work!

Here Michelle discusses what success means to her, her priorities and some obstacles she has faced with and how she has overcome them. Our thanks to Michelle for her valuable contribution! Those wishing to find out more about Michelle, should visit her website or check out her Facebook page.

Video edited by Momentum. Lots more case studies from our European project partners are available on www.ywoli.eu