Waterford Chamber, in partnership with Waterford Local Enterprise Office, is launching a new podcast, Getting to Know You, which will feature interviews with local business people and debates around topical issues pertaining to business.

Getting to Know You is presented by Lynda Lawton and edited by Michael Lynagh. Intro/outro music from Uppbeat. Audio processing by Audyllic.

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Getting To Know You Podcast

  • In this episode Lynda Lawton speaks to Paul Dower about the origins and success of Waterford In Your Pocket, the power of social media, and turning a passion into a business.
  • In this episode Lynda Lawton speaks to Sean Byrne of High Horse Coffee about the 9% VAT rate and the rising costs of doing business.
  • In this episode Lynda Lawton speaks to Tramore native Rebecca Skedd following her return to Ireland after 11 years in the United States where she was CEO of Solace House and Social Care Manager for the New York Irish Center.
  • In this episode Lynda Lawton speaks to David Walsh of Local Enterprise Office Waterford about supports and grants available for businesses, the 2024 Digital Awards, and supporting entrepreneurship through Junior Achievement Ireland.
  • In this episode Lynda Lawton speaks to Caroline Cummins, Founder and Managing Director of Irish Centre for Diversity about equality, diversity and inclusion in business.
  • In this episode Lynda speaks to Waterford Chamber Vice President Éadaoin Carrick after a hugely successful International Women’s Day Breakfast this morning at Viking Hotel Waterford.
  • In this episode Lynda and Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley look ahead to 2024, discussing a potential General Election, key agenda items for Waterford and much more.
  • In this episode of Getting To Know You, Lynda speaks to Chamber President Niall Harrington about the recent Waterford Business Awards, his passion for Waterford and the inspiration he draws from those around him.
  • Businessman Tony Fitzgerald received the Special Recognition Award at the Waterford Business Awards. Here he talks to Lynda Lawton about still loving a good day's work at 84 and his passion for Waterford.
  • Lynda speaks to Andy Crowley, Managing Director of TEVA Pharmaceuticals Ireland about the importance of leadership, his love of sport and creating a happy workplace for all.
  • In this episode Lynda speaks to John Grubb of EveryEvent about plans for this year's Winterval and Christmas in Tramore.
  • In this episode Lynda speaks to Liam McDonnell of Legacy Irish Craft Cider about his business ahead of the Waterford Harvest Festival.
  • In this episode Lynda speaks to Jenny Flynn, Executive Chef at Faithlegg Hotel about all things cuisine and Waterford's food industry.
  • In this episode Lynda talks to Bryan Hurley of HelloWorld.ie about Artificial Intelligence.
  • In this episode Lynda speaks to Derek Shannon, Head of Bank of Ireland for Waterford and Kilkenny.
  • In this episode Lynda speaks to Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley and Strategic Projects Manager Donal Nolan about the Portalis Project and the potential it has as a unique tourist offering and the opportunities it presents to develop the Estuary.
  • In this episode, Lynda comes from the Waterford Chamber Expo and speaks to members Mark Bergin, Coffee House Lane; Mike Conway, OfficeMaster; Laura Hayes, Ezfees Financial and event host George Corbett.
  • In a historic fortnight for Ireland, Lynda Lawton speaks to Dan Mulhall, retired diplomat, about his time as Irish Ambassador to the US and also about his part in the Good Friday Agreement.
  • In this episode, Lynda Lawton speaks to Economist Jim Power about the housing crisis, his love of Waterford GAA and Waterford as a City of Opportunity.
  • In this episode, Lynda Lawton speaks to Stuart Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Fitzgerald Power, about succession planning, leadership and how accountants are not as boring as people think!
  • Lynda chats to Mandy Fox, who along with other mothers of autistic children, is campaigning for Waterford to become Ireland’s first Autism Friendly City.
  • In this episode, Lynda speaks to Jacqui Gaule, Acting Head of the Waterford Local Enterprise Office about business supports, her love of music and event highlights.
  • Lynda Lawton speaks to Padraig O Griofa, well-known Waterford businessman and Chair of Garter Lane Arts Centre, about his love of theatre, his business ethos and his philanthropic efforts.
  • In our first episode Lynda Lawton speaks to Paul Nolan, Group Development Manager at Dawn Meats and President of Waterford Chamber.