Dominic Regan qualified as a solicitor and is the most prolific speaker on legal issues in the country today. The lawyers’ lawyer, Dominic provides advice to a number of Government departments including the Ministry of Defence and HM Revenue and Customs. He is also a special adviser to the Association of Costs Lawyers.

In addition to this, Dominic works closely with local authorities, law firms and international companies to advise on and provide legal training.

Dominic has advised Lord Justice Jackson on costs budgeting and management. He has also worked alongside HH Judge Simon Brown QC who pioneered active case/costs management.

Dominic is Professor of Law at City University London, and a contributor to the New Law Journal and the Times.

A much sought-after speaker, he is often booked by clients up to 2 years ahead.

"The leading expert in the field of civil procedure and adviser to the top judiciary on law reform"

 

Meet some of our "Virtual Faculty" Members

Nigel Tomlinson

Nigel is a Non-Executive Director/Advisor and innovation specialist with a career in international business and project management and the development of business to business services spanning 35 years.

Between 1981 and 1997 he worked for British and US blue chip multi-national corporations on international trade and corporate international investment overseeing and developing operations and distribution channels around the world. He also designed and implemented change management, leadership and continuous improvement programmes for group subsidiary companies worldwide and led teams which won two Queen’s Awards for Export Achievement.

After spells in the USA, Middle East and Japan Nigel joined Sheffield Chamber of Commerce in 1997 as Chief Executive Officer (at the age of 37 he was the youngest Chamber CEO in the UK) overseeing a dramatic change in the organisation and its fortunes which coincided with the economic regeneration of Sheffield.

The Chamber developed into a group of companies and became the lead Chamber in the UK for the provision of international trade, commercial training, enterprise support and overseas business capacity building services with the EU and UN. Under Nigel’s leadership Sheffield Chamber won awards for Excellence in International Trade (2006), Commercial Training (2007), UK Chamber of the Year (2008) and in both 2007 and 2009 was a finalist in the World Chamber Awards. As a result of these successes, Nigel was selected to serve as a director of the British Chambers of Commerce in 2008.

In 2010 Nigel stepped down as CEO of Sheffield Chamber to build an extensive portfolio of Non-Executive positions and together with partners, to lead an international innovation and business capacity building company, Universal Projects.

Nigel is an accredited lecturer/speaker for the UN, World Bank, EU and Eurochambres in a number of subject areas including leadership, change management and corporate strategy. Nigel is also an experienced director having served on the boards of nearly 20 different organisations over the last decade. He is a Chartered Marketer and has an MBA specialising in International Corporate Strategy.

DELIVERING TRAINING IN:

  • LEADERSHIP & MOTIVATION
  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
  • ADVANCED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • ORGANISATION BEHAVIOUR & DEVELOPMENT

Declan Duke

Declan is one of a small number of management consultants approved Enterprise Ireland (IE) to lead Lean Transformation change initiatives in service and manufacturing organisations in the Republic of Ireland.  He was appointed as an independent member of a government investment/support agency (2014) for SME’s.

Declan’s experience includes design, development and implementation of Lean HR Processes for one of the major Financial Organisation to eliminate delays in the services provided by the reorganised HR Shared Services department to the network of services and offices in the organisation.  The project identified delays and waste activities using a range of lean tools and techniques, to a range of services provided by the HR department, in conjunction to and linked to both structural changes and IT HR systems improvement.  The high intensity programme delivered real and measurable improvements leading to real cost savings, underpinned by Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and KPI’s.

Declan is a process management change executive with significant and in-depth experience working with manufacturing and service companies.  Through the use of learned and developed improvement initiatives, he has the ability to implement improvements within companies.  Primary areas of expertise include:

– Completed a number of Financial / Human Resource Structural Reviews

– Structural and Organisational Review of large public organisation to meet current and emerging customer needs

– Use of Process Management, Lean, Value Stream and Continuous Improvement leading to real savings and cost reductions (approved Lean Agent, Enterprise Ireland)

– Manufacturing Evaluation, Process and Productivity Improvement, Cost Reduction Programmes, through the use of a range of Industrial Engineering interventions, numerous light and heavy engineering companies

– Design and implementation of a range of modernisation initiatives including management development intervention in the education sector nation-wide

– Facilitation and Mentoring of Change to meet emerging market needs

– Training of front line managers in public and private organisations in modern competencies to allow them exploit emerging market opportunities, manufacturing and service organisations

– Management Development training interventions for supervisors/front line managers, especially for those organisations involved in transformation change initiatives

DELIVERING TRAINING IN:

  • ADVANCED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
  • LEAN PROCESS MANAGEMENT

Chris Shaw

After having studied law at University, Chris took the conventional route by qualifying as a solicitor and practising in Leeds for a large commercial firm. Several years later, he decided to focus on training, workshops, conference delivery and media work, precipitated by acquiring an MSc in Marketing, with particular emphasis on marketing, PR, sales and social media.

Chris has delivered bespoke training solutions for a wide range of clients in various sectors, including legal & accountancy firms, local authorities, construction, banking insurance & finance organisations and manufacturing industries.

His experience includes all aspects of non-contentious law, commercial contracts, media relations and marketing. This wide-ranging expertise is augmented by a series of strategic tools that include event & seminar organisation, interactive seminars & workshops and other consultancy services.

Chris also has wide ranging experience with internal legal, PR and marketing matters, as well as more conventional external legal consultancy and communications channels.

As such, he has obtained a significant amount of experience in forming, marketing and promoting businesses in a wide variety of sectors, to a wide number of target audiences. Furthermore, Chris received a great deal of experience in planning, running and operating businesses to achieve growth targets, during a business career that spans over two decades.

Eaton Smith & Downey, Solicitors, Huddersfield – Articled Clerk, 1986 – 1989

Hammonds Solicitors, Leeds – Commercial Solicitor, 1989 – 1994

Parker Bird, Huddersfield – Partner, 1994 – 1996

Freelance Legal Consultant & Trainer 1996 – Present

PR, Media Director, 1996 – Present

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

  • SPECIALIST BUSINESS MENTORING
  • LEGAL TRAINING, WORKSHOP DESIGN, DEVISING AND DELIVERY
  • COMMERCIAL LAW CONSULTANCY
  • MARKETING, PR & MEDIA TRAINING, WORKSHOP DESIGN, DEVISING AND DELIVERY
  • PR, MEDIA & SOCIAL MEDIA IMPLEMENTATION, ADVICE AND EXPERTISE

DELIVERING TRAINING IN:

  • MBA LEVEL BUSINESS
  • ADVANCED MANAGEMENT
  • LEADERSHIP & MOTIVATION
  • DEVELOPING MISSION, VISION & VALUES
  • BOARD EFFECTIVENESS & GOVERNANCE

Peter Byrne

Peter Byrne is the CEO of the South Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the principal of Byrne Insight.  Peter has extensive experience of voluntary lead organisations and is a leading authority on their development and structure. Through his worldwide seminars Peter has worked with Chambers, Voluntary organisations and Governments throughout the World and has addressed over 700 CEOs, Presidents and Board Directors. Formerly Peter was the Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland where he represented the voluntary sector in Social Partnership talks and was a member of the Good Friday negotiation team for the sector. In his time in the Youth Council Peter lead Youth Start the EU wide youth employment initiative, Peter also the addressed European and UN bodies on participative democracy.

Prior to the National Youth Council Peter was the CEO of ECO-Unesco Clubs Irelands largest youth environmental organisation, Peter founded this organisation in 1985.

As principal of Byrne Insight Peter provides seminars throughout the world on organisational behaviour and leadership. Byrne Insights clients are largely business organisations but also include major multinationals and international voluntary based agencies.

Education: Primary Degree in Environmental Science, Masters Degrees in Business Management and Organisational Behaviour. Diplomas in Finance, HR and Communications.

Boards: Peter sits on a number of Boards from Hospitals to 3dr level Institutions, he is company secretary for several organisations including the British Irish Chamber of Commerce which he helped found in 2010.

Peter’s voluntary work includes Terenure Rugby Club U14s team and assisting several charities with organisational issues.

DELIVERING TRAINING IN:

  • LEADERSHIP & MOTIVATION
  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
  • ADVANCED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • ORGANISATION BEHAVIOUR & DEVELOPMENT

Shaun Sagar

Shaun’s track record speaks volumes.  Having launched his own insurance business, Snaith Insurance Agency, in his early twenties, Shaun grew it into a multi-million pound turnover company acknowledged as the market leader in its sector.

Equipped with an insight into and understanding of what makes businesses tick – and what they need to power their sales pipeline to the next level – Shaun then spearheaded an innovative and successful training company, 21st Century Zen Ltd.

In 2009 Shaun launched Sagar McClintock after identifying a gap in the market for a specialist consultancy to generate lucrative relationships for businesses, while offering a raft of complimentary services to stimulate a competitive edge and help them to leapfrog their competitors.

Shaun is a renowned sales specialist who helps drive business performance by opening doors and building long-term relationships with Key Target Clients, ‘Soft’ Product Design, Development Strategy, Sales Mentoring, Business Turn Around, Rapid Business Growth, Strategic Account Selling, Customer Mediation, Consultative Selling and Confidence Building.

DELIVERING TRAINING IN:

  • NETWORKING
  • SALES STRATEGY
  • PRACTICAL SALES SKILLS
  • COMPANY AS A SALES TEAM
  • BASIC SELLING SKILLS

Andrea Carroll

Sustainable Business Executive, South Dublin Chamber  (2011-2014)

Andrea developed the first-of-its-kind, interagency, Sustainable-Business programme for South Dublin, introducing an energy-reduction programme for SMEs. Andrea created an extensive training programme for SMEs on issues of sustainability (including Environment Opportunities, Tendering, Social Media and Digital Marketing, PR and Marketing and Communications), training and presenting to groups ranging from 5 Business Owners to Large Audiences of over 200 people.

Andrea re-developed SDC’s website, introduced an App, overhauled in-house ICT and provided social-media training for 120 Chamber members to increase knowledge, use and impact.

She later became a member of Chambers Ireland National Policy Group on CSR (advising Government), the Committee for CSR and, the Public Affairs Policy Committee, working on policy, legislation and development at both local and national levels. Andrea coordinated departmental supports (both South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Chamber) to complete 16 county-wide retailer forums for 1665 retailers in County to facilitate information gathering and informed the training programme (through 2014 / 2015).

Lecturer, Sustainable Business, NUI Maynooth (2010-2014)

Within this role Andrea designed the Sustainable Business module for NUIM’s School of Business which includes Entrepreneurship, New Media, Opportunities in the Green Economy and Resource Management. Andrea tripled student numbers for the module since its inception – currently 120 students enrolled in each class.

Lecturer, Waste Management and Sustainability, NUI Maynooth (2014-2015)

Here Andrea developed the module on Waste Management and Sustainability in Occupational and Environmental Studies at School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science for Innovative Online Module during semester 1 2014-2015.

Corporate Sustainability Consultant, Arc Consulting (2008-2011)

Within this period Andrea completed change-management, employee-engagement, compliance, sustainable-business, sustainable-marketing and strategic-communications consultancy programmes for a broad range of clients including ByrneWallace, Fairyhouse Steel, Hosca, Ulster Bank, Ecocem, Digicom and Cultivate. She provided budgetary-management, PR, marketing and ICT services. The role also involved managing numerous Quality and Environmental ISO (14001, 9001, 393) implementations. Andrea contributed regularly on Q102 and 4FM, in print and online media as a communications and environmental-consumer expert.

Environmental Consultant, Arup Consulting Engineers (2007-2008)

As an Environmental Consultant Andrea completed environmental-impact assessments, statutory consultations, public consultations and oral hearings on major projects (including Dublin Airport Terminal 2, Newland’s Cross Upgrade and Dundrum Shopping Centre), growing environment department from 1 to 10 people. Andrea improved internal and external communications strategies, improving X and initiating Y to ensure Z. She also instigated and managed company-wide (Dublin, Cork and Limerick) ISO14001 implementation, overseeing 10 auditors and ensuring buy in across all corporate levels. Andrea trained groups (4-50) and presented to 1,200 staff as part of an expectations-management process.

Environmental Enforcement Officer, Louth County Council (2005-2006)

Andrea managed the introduction, communication and enforcement of relevant regulations to 500 SMEs. She met 250 businesses personally, with only 3 prosecutions in total, and liaised with public, private and community sectors.

Project Manager/Principal Researcher, Urban Institute Ireland (2003-2004)

At the Urban Institute Ireland, Andrea project managed EU funded study, An Ecological Footprint of Dublin City, gathering information from all stakeholders – Local Authorities, Planning, Consultancies, Architectural, and Environmental – and communicated results to business, academia and consulting bodies. Andrea earned a Master of Arts as part of the process.

DELIVERING TRAINING IN:

  • SOCIAL MEDIA

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