Five Minute Focus On: Leigh Gillen, Leigh Gillen Events
Tell us about yourself?
I’m a professional event manager and have lived and worked in Cork for about 13 years now.
Tell us about Leigh Gillen Events?
Leigh Gillen Events is my own company that was formed in July of last year. After 20 years organizing and co-ordinating events for various organizations in Dublin and Cork, I decided to set up my own business last year.
What is your role in the company?
Chief dogsbody and bottle washer! We’re basically a small start-up, so currently managing all aspects of the company as long as it’s viable to do that.
Tell us something about the Leigh Gillen Events that we may not know?
Well, you may understand that Leigh Gillen Events will manage and oversee your important corporate events, but you may not know the level of experience we bring to each and every event – 20 years events experience will save customers time and money and we’re able to provide valuable advice to maximize your event budget and make the absolute most of your event.
What’s next for your business in Cork?
We’ll continue to provide the highest quality service to companies in Cork, but we also service the entire Munster area and events in Dublin also.
What’s your favourite thing about working in Cork ?
The business community in Cork is the most supportive I’ve ever come across, they really do all help and support each other, it’s been a fantastic first year!
What do you like about being a Glandore Member?
There’s a really healthy work atmosphere in Glandore, but also a lovely convivial kitchen area for chatting with others, so it has all of the equipment you need to conduct your business, but a lovely lounge area for meetings and to enjoy the view of the docklands developing every day.
Friday nights in or Friday night out?
Oh, definitely Friday nights in, but sometimes you get the “call” to go out and the effort has to be made!