Issue No. 19 | 1 May 2023

South West Mayo Development Company CLG

In the Loop Newsletter

REBOOT & Network reaches its grand finale!

The LEADER-funded REBOOT and Network cooperation project, led by South West Mayo Development Company, culminated in a hugely successful networking event on 19 April 2023.

This programme supported small business owners and social enterprise managers and staff across Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon with networking, training and mentoring delivered by industry experts across three main themes:

  • Health & Safety – Salutem Health & Safety (Breda Colgan)
  • Driving Efficiencies – LEAN GREEN Management Services (Derek Hannick)
  • Social Media – Sell on Social Media Academy (Louise McDonnell)

Working with Sligo LEADER Partnership, Roscommon LEADER Partnership and the Local Enterprise Offices in all three counties, the programme exceeded all targets. Over 300 organisations participated on the REBOOT programme, with over 500 people completing online or in-person training/mentoring.

The finale event provided an opportunity to make valuable connections with like-minded individuals, potentially leading to future collaborations, and business opportunities. Overall, the event was hugely inspiring and motivating, and its impact on participants was undoubtedly positive. Special thanks goes to SWMDC’s Sue O’Toole who developed the concept and Fiona McGreal who managed the administration of this complex multi-partner programme.

We would also like to acknowledge MC on the day, Ciarán Mullooly, and our excellent guest speakers, Donal Byrne (Byrne Rapid Build Ltd), Maria Hall (Hub Planning), and Noel Davidson (The Entrepreneurs Academy).

Noel Davidson - Entrepreneurs Academy
Donal Byrne - Byrne Rapid Build Ltd
Reboot and Network
Sabina Trench

Our CEO recently posted some CV tips on LinkedIn, so check them out before you apply:

  • Length – Max 2 pages for most jobs. Keep your name and address tight at the top.
  • Layout – Go with personal statement, competencies (with proof, not just a list of well worn phrases!), and leave jobs/education/hobbies to page 2 or start them at the very end of page 1.
  • Got a degree? We don’t need your Leaving Cert results! Include recent/relevant training courses.
  • Lists – Jobs, education etc. should start with most recent job or qualification first.
  • Hobbies/Interests – These are optional on a CV, but we like them!
  • Grammar – Check spelling and grammar before pressing send. Ask a friend to do it. Use past tense for previous jobs. Sounds more definite.
  • Help Us! – Save your CV as yourname_CV. Same for cover letters. It helps us a lot!
  • Customise – Your CV should be adapted to every job. This doesn’t take much work and will make your CV stand out.


Remember, the ultimate goal of your CV is to get an interview. Good luck!🍀


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