Our Speakers:Enda Gunnell, CEO, Pinergy
Enda Gunnell is a Chartered Accountant by profession and had a successful career with Mazars spending over 20 years with the firm from auditing to corporate finance. When he was the Managing Partner of the Corporate Finance division he got the idea of starting his own business as he wanted to move from the touchline onto the pitch. In 2013, Pinergy was launched as a new alternative in an energy sector which had seen little disruption since the foundation of the State. Initially successfully competing in the Pay as You Go residential market, today Pinergy is the leading smart energy supplier helping businesses, homes, EV drivers and Farms to create a sustainable energy futureEamon Conway, Managing Director, Climote
Eamon Conway is Managing Director and co Founder of Ireland’s largest domestic “ smart” energy controls business climote.
climote have to date deployed approximately 100,000 of their award winning remote heating control hub to homes across Ireland and UK and have partnerships with leading energy utilities such as ESB , SSE , Iberdrola, and Octopus Energy amongst others . climote are developing a new range of residential products and services designed to facilitate the need for countries to decarbonise at scale and make it easy for consumers to be part of the solution.
Eamon assumes responsibility for commercial, operations and finance functions within climote . Previously Eamon was MD of Honeywell’s electrical division in Ireland and prior to that role assumed the position of Director of Marketing with UK ‘s largest shower manufacturer Mira Showers .
He is a keen Gaa and soccer fan avidly following the fortunes of Tyrone Gaa and Liverpool FC .
Anne Butterly, Founder & CEO, Easydry
Easydry Founder and CEO Anne Butterly invented what became Easydry towelling system in 2003 while living with six other girls in a flat in Dublin.
Fed up with endless piles of soggy, stained towels left by her flatmates after they had coloured their hair, she went looking for an alternative. Surprised to find there wasn’t one, she decided to invent her own solution – an absorbent and disposable towel.
A Master’s graduate of one of Ireland’s most prestigious colleges, the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Anne realised that any disposable towel had to be eco-friendly, for business as well as environmental reasons. So she set about developing a product that was robust and affordable, yet with impeccable green credentials. Initially focusing her efforts on the consumer market, she soon realised that towel-dependent businesses, such as hair, beauty and healthcare, were desperate for a disposable product that would save them time and money, without creating an ecological disaster like that of plastic carrier bags.