About Lucy O'Donoghue Consulting
Lucy O’Donoghue has a strong record in mentoring start-ups, business owners and their teams, in new business development, project management, marketing, communications, public relations and social media.
She has held several senior positions as Membership Development & Public Relations Manager at Cork Chamber, as Alumni Officer at University College Cork (UCC), as Information Officer at the European Information Centre and in the Media Office at UCC and as Co-Ordinator for the UCC IGNITE Programme.
Since founding the business in 2012, Lucy has worked with a diverse range of clients in the public sector, in third level education, with SMEs, founders and start-up companies in many sectors including recruitment, accountancy, energy, engineering, sport, law, fashion, jewellery design, food, education, electronics, project management, financial services, retail and more.
In addition to managing Lucy O’Donoghue Consulting, in April 2019, Lucy was appointed to the part-time role as Manager of the Exxcel Programme at the Rubicon Centre, MTU. Since then she has successfully managed 3 programmes, mentoring over 30 female entrepreneurs. Exxcel is a 6 month programme supported by Enterprise Ireland and designed for females who have a business idea with high growth and export potential. Ideas can include ventures that are Science, Technology, Engineering and Technology (STEM) related.
She has facilitated two female entrepreneur mentoring programmes on behalf of South Cork Local Enterprise Office.
Lucy’s combination of excellent organisational skills, strong interpersonal skills, great ability to listen and meticulous attention to detail, enable her to build credible relationships with key stakeholders and her extensive network of contacts, ensuring important objectives are met on all client projects.
At Business Advice Clinics co-ordinated by Local Enterprise offices, she regularly offers feedback and guidance to groups of business owners, sharing her knowledge and vast experience in a helpful and generous manner.
Lucy is a results driven professional who will develop an integrated plan to help you to communicate and engage with your customers more effectively whilst creating awareness of your products and services and increasing brand awareness amongst your target audience.
Lucy has a BA in European Studies from University College Cork and a Masters in European Integration from the University of Limerick.
Lucy is an approved business mentor with South Cork LEO, Cork City LEO, North and West Cork LEO and with the SFA MentorsWork Programme.