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Mentor Kate Hickey

Expertise: Business strategy, branding, retail and export. 

Personal Summary:

As a business consultant since 2001, Kate has provided enterprise development consultancy services to SMEs. On their behalf, Kate has developed business strategy and put in place marketing plans that reflect resources of the client. Kate has consulted for over 12 multisectoral trade missions from Canada. Kate has advised, strategically positioned, developed export marketing strategies  and put in place routes to market for over 10 Canadian companies from the craft sector. Since 2009, Kate has been Executive Director and Secretary of the Ireland Canada Business Association, working with Irish companies exporting to Canada.


Mentoring Experience:

Kate has acted as business mentor to over 90 clients in the SME sector. Kate has mentored on Enterprise Ireland’s First Flight and Potential Exporters programme, where clients included Amethyst Designs and Klickity. Kate has also worked with clients of Dublin Business Innovation Centre, where she developed business plans and advised clients from the craft sector. Kate currently is a Mentor for Enterprise Ireland and Dublin City Local Enterprise Office (LEO).



Kate has a Business & Sociology degree from Trinity College Dublin 1988. She also holds:


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