This month’s #SWIBNTuesday will be taking place on Tuesday 27th November at 7pm in The Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo. Joining us on the night is the inimitable Fiona Candon, President of Sligo Chamber, who’ll be sharing with us about her work, her year’s highlights, and her vision for Sligo as well as answering a few of our questions.
For those of you who may not be aware of Fiona, let us tell you that she is a business powerhouse here in Sligo. As well as being the President of Sligo Chamber, she is a director of First Western Training who’s key clients include Fáilte Ireland and Diageo Ireland as well as Local Enterprise Offices, Local Authorities and LEADER companies. An example of this type of work is Fiona’s work with Fáilte Ireland. Through First Western, Fiona
has been managing the development and delivery of training for Failte Ireland since 2008. Fiona manages all international sales, revenue and CPD training nationally for Fáilte Ireland and to do this operates a panel of over 100 national and international based trainers including Cornell University, New York. Most recently Fiona has played a key role in supporting Fáilte Ireland in its development of a range of interventions to support the tourism industry to get Brexit ready.
Fiona is a trainer, mentor and consultant. In her training role she delivers in particular in the areas of market research, segmentation, marketing and sales and building experiences that sell. She also delivers ambassador training for city and county destinations throughout Ireland. As a trained facilitator she often supports public sector organisations with major projects, in particular, getting key stakeholder buy in and writing funding applications of regional scale.
Fiona is a council member of Sligo Chamber of Commerce since 2013 and is its current President. Fiona contributes to the work of the Chamber’s Skillnet; regional development submissions; and tourism development. Fiona is also a Board Member of Chambers Ireland.
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