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BUMBLEance named as official charity partner of All Ireland Business Summit



Pictured are Elaine Carroll, All Ireland Business Summit's Programme Director who today announced Bumbleance, the childrens' ambulance service, as the event's charity partner, and Tony Heffernan, Bumbleance founder/CEO.

Pictured are Elaine Carroll, All Ireland Business Summit’s Programme Director who today announced Bumbleance, the childrens’ ambulance service, as the event’s charity partner, and Tony Heffernan, Bumbleance founder/CEO.

Pictured is Elaine Carrol, All Ireland Business and Matt Cooper, Broadcaster and patron Bumbleance at the launch of All Ireland Businees Summit.

11 March 2015: BUMBLEANCE, the dedicated ambulance service which transports ill children from all over the country to hospital, has been named as official charity partner of the All-Ireland Business Summit, taking place in Croke Park on 13 May.

The summit, will incorporate a large expo, a business conference and networking event and will see businesses from all over Ireland gather to connect and grow their enterprises.


The event will also see high profile speakers such as Reboot Ireland founder and TD Lucinda Creighton, economist Constantin Gurdgiev, Chinese embassy’s Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Shujing Zhang and financial advisor Eddie Hobbs speak on a wide range of business topics including SME funding, E-commerce and Internationalisation.

Today, All-Ireland Business Summit Programme Director Elaine Carroll, announced Bumbleance as official charity partner.

“Every single person who has heard of Bumbleance is inspired by Tony’s work. He and his team have created such an invaluable service for sick children and their families, making their journey to hospital as stress-free as possible,” Ms Carroll said.

“Given the upsurge in the economy, it is vital that Irish businesses now collaborate with each other, to aim for growth. This is our main aim in running the summit – to provide businesses with a platform to grow and make connections that matter. We are inviting all participants to use our hashtag, #pitch4progress and that is what we want them to do – to use this event as a springboard,” she added.

“Equally, we want to ensure that the event is not just about business. We want to give something back and Bumbleance is the perfect charity partner to allow us to do that. Tony is a true entrepreneur, who has experienced inconceivable losses but has refused to yield, he has gotten back up and worked hard to realise his dream. We are honoured to have him on board,” she said.

Speaking at the launch, CEO/founder of Bumbleance, Tony Heffernan said:

“Bumbleance is delighted to be a part of the All-Ireland Business Summit. There is good synergy between the event and ourselves and we are very much looking forward to May 13th and meeting all of the participants. We work with and are always looking to engage with, small to medium enterprises to help us to continue our work,” Tony said.

Welcoming the event, broadcaster and Bumbleance patron Matt Cooper said : “”As patron of Bumbleance, I am very happy to represent the charity here today. Tony and his team do wonderful work, and they are responsible for raising the money to buy the Bumbleance and keep it on the road. It is an invaluable service for ill children and their families. We are delighted to be named as charity partner of All-Ireland Business Summit, which is set to be an extremely impressive event for Irish business owners, many of whom we hope can help Bumbleance in some small way.”

The event will also see leading UK networking expert Will Kintish deliver facilitated networking sessions which will teach participants how to network without fear.  Tickets for these sessions can be purchased online.

An added feature for exhibitors will see social media expert Greg Fry interview them on the day and stream the footage online.

For more information on the All-Ireland Business Summit or to pre-register for a free attendee ticket (for a limited time only) see here.

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