Mentors are central to our programmes and are a critical part of our clients’ success. With specialisations in finance, design strategy, sales and marketing, human resources and employee culture, public relations and communications, and technology, our mentors act as an experienced and dedicated management team – walking you through every challenge and guiding you to success.

Gillian Barry

Gillian leads the TUS Innovation & Enterprise team and together they manage enterprise centres across Limerick, Clare & Tipperary, TUS has the largest portfolio of enterprise, incubation and acceleration centres in Ireland, we operate 2 early stage seed funds and are involved in numerous EU projects. Gillian also manages the Enterprise Ireland funded national entrepreneur development programme called New Frontiers for innovative HPSU’s which is run at the Hartnett Centre, where TUS support around 100 entrepreneurs through various startup support programmes & initiatives annually.

Derek Blackweir

Derek has worked with the Innovation & Enterprise Team since 2012, and manages the QUESTUM Acceleration Centre in Clonmel and the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre (TCEC) in Thurles. Derek is currently working with the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, running innovation workshops and short-programmes.

Anthony Fitzgerald

Anthony Fitzgerald is responsible for the management of the Local Enterprise Office in Tipperary with offices in Clonmel and Nenagh, he oversees the development of the economy in Tipperary through enterprise in various industries.

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