Lorraine Bowen

Lorraine Bowen

Lorraine Bowen

Head of Business Development and Programme Design.Specialist in Creativity, Product Design and Development within the Creative sector.

Biography

Lorraine has worked with the Academy since 2013 and is currently Head of Business Development and Programme Design.

In this capacity, Lorraine engages with Industry sectors to determine training requirements for Micro Enterprises to enable sustainable business start-up and strategic development of existing businesses.

Lorraine successfully founded and managed a textile printing company for 10 years designing and supplying hand crafted, high end fashion accessories to the fashion, retail and corporate gift sectors. Lorraine has also collaborated extensively with fashion and Interior designers on their ranges.

In collaboration with Arnott’s Dept. Store Lorraine developed a commercially successful brand of Interior products exclusive to the store.

Lorraine’s 20+ years’ experience in the creative industries equips her to design programmes that can offer support, guidance, mentoring and training around most issues entrepreneurs are facing within the creative sector.

She is appointed by the European Commission as a Mentor and member of the European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs and is a qualified and experienced trainer and facilitator with the DCCOI.

Lorraine holds a BDES honours degree in Printed Textile Design (1st class) National College of Art and Design, and an Masters in Professional Design Practice (1st class) from Dublin Institute of Technology. She also completed a full time business and design skills training programme with the Crafts Council of Ireland (1993-1994) and the Enterprise Development Programme in Dublin Institute of Technology (1998-1999).

 

Panel Discussion

The panel discussion will focus on identifying existing supports and opportunities for start-ups and small businesses in the food and creative industries.

Panellists will highlight and discuss the offer of their own agencies for start-ups and SMEs.

The aim is to also provide a platform for the audience to highlight key industry barriers and challenges which the panel will address by signposting systems of support and advice.

All Fashion Sessions

Creative Make-up Masterclass

by Alex Box

Venue: Hawks Well Theatre

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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Driving Initiative

With John Reilly-Sligo LEO,Enterprise Ireland, Lorraine Bowen-Entrepreneurs Academy, Rebecca Harrison – Network Ireland

Venue: IT Sligo

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11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

The Magic of Lighting in Stills Photography

By: Andrew Howe

Venue:Clayton Hotel

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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

How To Grow Your Business Using Social Media

By: Noel Davidson

Venue: Clayton Hotel

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02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Ecommerce: The Future of Selling

With Yvonne Kiely – Ernst & Young Key note speaker

Venue: IT Sligo

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02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

When Fashion & Art Joins Forces

By Carol Bellamy

Venue: IT Sligo

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A Life in Luxury

By Aimee McWilliams

Venue: IT Sligo

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12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Five Elements of Purposeful Leadership – How to Create a Small Giant out of any Business

by Sir Steven Wilkinson

Venue: IT Sligo

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02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Ethical & Sustainable Practice in Fashion – from small change come growth

By Gwen Cunningham (Circle Economy), Ashleigh Smith – Atlantic  Equipment Project)

Venue: IT Sligo

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03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
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