Nicola will be speaking on Saturday 9th March, about her experiences as a successful entrepreneur.

Nicola Byrne is one of Ireland’s best known female entrepreneurs.  She has won the public’s respect through her candid and down to earth approach to business and government issues. She has become increasingly popular on the corporate speaking circuit where she is invited to share her experiences in setting up a successful business in a competitive market.

Nicola Byrne is the Managing Director and founder of Call 11890 ltd and Stenics Media. Board member Ireland US Council, Fingal CEB evaluation committee, Board member British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2012, Ambassador in Europe for Female Entrepreneurship.

A graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, Nicola previously specialised in outdoor advertising, managing Dublin based Stenics Media. She has also worked with the Research Company AC Nielsen and was formerly a brand manager with Bank of Ireland, Jacobs, Danone, sales in 98fm and began her career in Gateaux.

In 2006 Nicola entered the Directory Enquiries market by launching 11890. As the next generation Directory Enquiries Company, Call 11890 Ltd strives for continuous innovation and are the only Directory Enquiries company in Ireland to provide a link to a map and directions for business locations. This service enables SmartPhone users to access maps, directions, distance and travel time directly from their 11890 Directories Enquiries SMS that contains an enhanced link.

Nicola’s drive and single mindedness are two of her most defining features. Setting up a small Irish owned company to tackle a market dominated by two telecommunications companies requires the sort of determination that is rarely seen in Irish business.