• Ryan Sheppard
    Ryan Sheppard
    Ryan Sheppard
    Position: President
    Tel: 02830264090 Web:

    Member since May 2015 and 2017 President

    Clanrye Lighting and Electrical Supplies, established in 1989 is one of Northern Ireland’s top Lighting Shops. Located on Edward Street in Newry we have a 5000 sq foot lighting showroom with an extensive art and mirror gallery. Clanrye is well known for its busy electrical tradecounter which  is open to the public and trade 6 days a week.

    In June 2016 Clanrye commissioned its new ecommerce lighting webshop,, which now supplies high quality competitively prices lighting products globally.

    Clanrye represents some 50+ brands with a combined 7000+ product stock lines and a wealth of eastern European and International lighting brands. We regularly receive complements on our experienced and friendly sales team.

    Get in touch via our three websites: Clanrye Lighting, Clanrye Electrical and ideas4lighting, you can also follow Clanrye Lighting Newry on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest

    Tags: Lighting Shops Northern Ireland, Light Shops Newry Northern Ireland


    About Me: Born and live in Saval, I have a Bsc Hons in Accountancy from Queens University Belfast. My position in Clanrye Lighting & Electrical is Commercial Director which primarily involves managing cost, profit and inventory centres, continuous implementation of innovation measures and procedures and resource management.

    My main hobby of 5 years is competitive cycling where I road race 18 weeks of the calendar week in Dundalk’s Road League along with various other TT and Sportive race events. I am also a certified and licenced Range Officer of the NRA a member of NITSA, a local target shooting sports club.

    For more info on me and professional career connect with me on Linkedin, Ryan Sheppard.

  • Suzanna Hall
    Suzanna Hall
    Suzanna Hall
    Position: Vice President

    If Consulting & Marketing is a consultancy specialising in marketing and business development. My business is built on providing a tailored service for each client to fit their needs that ultimately provides the result they are looking for this can be as a one off project or on an ongoing basis. I work with clients across a broad range of sectors including retail, construction, beauty, charity and recruitment. The projects and ongoing work I am involved with includes social media management, business development, content creation, ecommerce and launching brands.

  • Stephen OHare
    Stephen OHare
    Position: Treasurer
    Tel: 028 302 61272 Web:

    I work for Dan O’ Hare Commercials Ltd based in Newry. We are a long established company specialising in the maintenance and repair of commercial vehicles and trailers.

    We offer the following services from our fully equipped workshop in Newry:

    • Commercial vehicle Repairs
    • Fleet Maintenance
    • Recovery
    • S/H Volvo Truck Parts
    • Haldex
    • Wabco and Knorr-Bremse Service agents
    • Truck and Trailer Diagnostics
  • Caroline Courtney
    Caroline Courtney
    Caroline Courtney
    Position: Secretary

    About Smart PA:

    SmartPA are leaders within the PA and Administrative sector, and provide expert support to businesses of all sizes. Our service ensures maximum productivity and efficiency, whilst remaining cost effective and flexible. We quickly and seamlessly integrate into your business. We think, act and behave like a member of your team, so your business always appears consistent and professional.

    One of the biggest problems facing any modern business owners is a lack of time, so by outsourcing your admin tasks to SmartPA, it allows you to free up more time to concentrate on growing your business, simply delegate – then leave the rest to us. It’s flexible and scalable – so we grow with your business.

    Any start-up, self-employed or small to medium sized business can benefit from the services of SmartPA.

    Typical clients include:-

    • A self-employed person / tradesman who needs some organisational systems, to help them run more efficiently.

    • A growing business that needs professional and structured admin assistance.

    • A business that is seasonal and needs extra help at certain times of the year.

    • A business that needs assistance with planning events / promotions / exhibitions.

    • Temporary support to cover holidays, maternity leave, career break etc. 

    SmartPA provides support to businesses on a one-off project basis, or on a monthly retainer basis where ongoing support is required.

    About Caroline:

    I have been involved with Sales, Marketing & Business Development roles for over 20 years and have a vast experience in supporting a broad range of customers.

    My strengths lie in the ability to build and maintain trusting professional relationships, I’m aware of the client’s needs, and have always been pro-actively focused on developing growth with profitability. I also believe that communication, efficiency, follow-up and consistency are key factors in business.

    My experience spans a variety of different industries, including: Fashion, Engineering and most recently the Plumbing & Bathroom Interiors Industry.

    Throughout these roles, I have demonstrated my organisational skills and attention to detail.

    I am dedicated to providing the very best in business support, and I have the experience to complete multiple tasks with flawless execution, and will ensure that every SmartPA client enjoys a seamless and professional service.


  • Grainne Mulgrew
    Grainne Mulgrew
    Grainne Mulgrew
    Position: Public Relations Officer
    Tel: 028 302 51333 Web:

    Southern Area Hospice Services (SAHS) provides invaluable support and care to people living within the Southern Health Board Area, who are suffering from Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and AIDS. Our aim is to provide the best quality of life for our patients and their families.

    All our services are provided free of charge and we rely heavily on voluntary donations to continue providing our special care.  Southern Area Hospice Services relies on 73p in every pound coming from fundraising to enable us to care and support patients and their families. The Fundraising Dept has to raise £2.5 million in 2017 to maintain the level of care currently available. This equates to £208,333 per month, £48,077 per week or £6,849 per day.

    For more information on our corporate pr sponsorship, contact Grainne Mulgrew on (028) 302 51333 and help us to help others.

  • Nicole Curran
    Nicole Curran
    Nicole Curran


    Studying my final exams with ACCA, I am due to fully qualify in 2017. My role within PKF-FPM as part of the accounts department means I am involved in all aspects of accounts preparations for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. I thoroughly enjoy the role of building up business relationships with both our Audit and Non- Audit clients.

    I have developed a wealth of experience in the audit of claims and I relish the opportunity of being able to meet with all varieties of businesses, developing my knowledge of many industries.

    Since starting with PKF-FPM, it has allowed me to see how much I enjoy the networking aspect of working for such an active firm in the local community and it just keeps continuing to grow. I am now a key member of PKF-FPM's Business Development, including PKF International interaction in the global marketing group. Most recently I have been elected as the Chairperson for the PKF UK & Ireland Sales & Marketing Group.  I also do all social media postings for the company and I am part of the awards application team. This diversified role has allowed me to have a strong relationship with my accounts clients but also have involvement all marketing and business decisions in the firm.

    PKF-FPM Employee of the Year - April 2016

    Onwards and Upwards.... The PKF-FPM Way!

  • Gareth Tinnelly
    Gareth Tinnelly


    John Tinnelly and Sons Ltd. Is one of Ireland’s premier specialist contractors. The company is sub divided into three divisions.

    • Tinnelly Demolition
    • Tinnelly Environmental
    • Tinnelly Recycling.
    • The company undertakes demolition, asbestos removal and metal recycling throughout the island of Ireland, UK and further afield.

    The company celebrated its 50th year in business in 2009 In 2006 the company was the first in the industry in Ireland to attain certification to ISO 9001, ISO 18001 and ISO 14001.

    Over the last five decades John Tinnelly and Sons Ltd. Has worked with a wide range of blue chip companies main contractors and Government bodies.

  • Clare Vallely
    Clare Vallely
    Clare Vallely


    The Rug House was established in 2007 by brother and sister Paul and Clare Vallely. The Rug House specialises in the online sales of rugs and mats of all sizes, colours, qualities and designs. The first retail store opened in 2014 in the Carnbane Industrial Estate in Newry with over 600 individual rugs on display!

  • Paul Vallely
    Paul Vallely
    Paul Vallely


    The Rug House was established in 2007 by brother and sister Paul and Clare Vallely. The Rug House specialises in the online sales of rugs and mats of all sizes, colours, qualities and designs. The first retail store opened in 2014 in the Carnbane Industrial Estate in Newry with over 600 individual rugs on display!

  • Joanne Brown
    Joanne Brown
    Joanne Brown


    I am currently a client manager with ITS new media Ltd and I work directly with over 300 companies throughout Ireland helping them manage their internet marketing strategy. 

    My day to day role involves working with clients and project managing the development and delivery of brochure and e-commerce websites, content management systems, e-mail marketing systems and other bespoke web apps. 

    I also helps manage and deliver search engine marketing and pay per click campaigns for my clients. 

    Before I became a Client Manager I worked as a web designer for several years within the busy production team with in ITS, where I was directly responsible for the design build and support of websites for ITS 700 clients. I have Degree in Interactive Multimedia Design from University of Ulster.

    ITS new media are now one of Northern Ireland's industry leading providers of Web Design, Website Promotion and E-Commerce solutions we where formed in 1998. A sample of some of our web design projects can be viewed on our website,

    We have a unique and practical approach to the web design, which is backed up by our experienced in-house award winning web design and development team.

  • Breege McManus
    Breege McManus
    Breege McManus


    BMM People Development is a Newry based training and consultancy firm working with organisations throughout Ireland to deliver world class training and coaching services.

    Principal Breege McManus, who is a People Development Specialist worked in the Corporate Learning sector in Dublin for over a decade before setting up BMM People Development whose varied client list includes Harvey Norman, Brown Thomas, Carphone Warehouse, Lidl, Eircom, Chief State Solicitors Office, The Central Bank of Ireland, KSG, Cuisine de France, Topaz, Barnardos and The White Gallery, Burren.

    Breege feels passionate that organisations can drive major change through team development, management training, employee engagement and coaching. “Businesses are focused on results and need to develop their team members to stay a step ahead of the competition. Whether you are an individual striving for change or an organisation embarking on a companywide initiative we guarantee results”

  • Neil Logan
    Neil Logan
    Neil Logan


    Neil joined Wilson Nesbitt in 2006 having completed a degree in Law & Politics. During the property boom in 2006 and 2007 Neil worked as a risk manager in our busy residential conveyancing department handling sale, purchase and remortgage transactions. During his training contract with the firm Neil subsequently worked in commercial litigation where he was involved in a number of High Court and County Court cases. Neil's property expertise enabled him to provide advice and support for cases involving disputes over contracts for the sale and purchase of land as well as boundary disputes and professional negligence actions.

    Neil became a partner in 2015. He currently handles a large number of commercial property transactions as well as a range of corporate and commercial matters. He has a wide client base which includes a number of property investors and developers, pension companies and financial institutions. Neil provides expert legal advice and support to a range of businesses and believes in assisting his clients in every aspect of their day to day business. He has recently acted in a number of share and asset sales and purchases advising both seller and purchasers in respect of same. 

    For Neil being a solicitor is about more than just being there when things go wrong in business, “Knowing your client and their business is essential to provide advice as and when it is needed. Satisfaction comes when you see the end product working for your client and receive a word of appreciation from them. Knowing that your client is achieving their ambitions and that you have assisted them along the way by taking the stress out of a complex contract negotiation or conveyance is what makes the job worthwhile”.

    In 2014 Neil won the Herbert Smith Freehills Young Leader of the Year award. The award was recognition of Neil’s achievements in his professional life and his contribution to a number of business organisations that he is actively involved in.

    Neil is a committee member of the Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Association.

  • Paddy Magee
    Paddy Magee
    Position: Co-Charity Organiser

    Harvest Juices Ltd, we sell & distribute bottled water and water coolers throughout Ireland but North and South to both commercial and residential markets. We sell a wide selection of bottled water from 250ml right up to the 19ltr drums for water coolers. We have different packages to suit everyone.

  • Trish Heaney
    Trish Heaney
    Trish Heaney


    In my spare time I spent considerable time working with different businesses to help them with their marketing and business development strategies. In a considerably short period of time my sideline was growing as a rapid pace. This led to the birth of I Am Social Media Ltd. in November 2015. I Am Social Media is a business development and marketing consultancy. As a company, I strive to create and develop brands and campaigns to grow clients businesses, generating leads, bringing in customers, improving communication, public relations and more. 

    I aim to integrate a creative combination of marketing disciplines to deliver campaigns that achieve objectives and maximise return on investment. I am passionate about helping others, especially helping individuals to market themselves online. With the latest technology around social media and digital marketing I am to make my clients experience with I Am Social Media as easy, manageable, affordable and effective as possible.

    I love a challenge and have expertise working with companies in many different industries. I Am Social Media Ltd. focus on the following specialties;

    I Am Social Media

    I Am Marketing

    I Am Digital Marketing

    I Am Consultancy 

    I Am Business Development

    I Am Design 

    I Am E-Commerce

    I Am PR

    I Am Events

    I Am Advertising 

    I have worked closely with The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (KBRT) which aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the bodies of loved ones who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland. The Trust is soley funded by donations and fundraising and over the past year I have been able to use my own personal skill set to raise awareness and in turn a substantial amount of capital for the fund. The link below highlights the charity KBRT done in the first year after Kevin's death.

    Furthermore, I am a Senior Direct Distributor (SDD) of JuicePlus+ products. I was promoted to SDD within 5 days of joining the business. There is a wide range of products to help promote lifestyle changes and healthy living which have deemed popular with business people who are constantly on the go. If any one requires any further information, any questions or a chat, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Sean Brady
    Sean Brady
    Sean Brady


    Autoline Insurance Group was established in 1975 with the vision to be Ireland’s leading independent broker. We offer a wide range of financial services and products to both personal and business clients through our Personal Lines, Commercial and Financial Departments.

    We have five branches across Northern Ireland;

    •          Newry
    •          Downpatrick
    •          Ballymena
    •          Coleraine
    •          Enniskillen

    My role within the company is a Personal Lines Insurance Advisor in the Main Office in Newry. I contribute towards business production objectives and do so in my day to day role by working with existing clients to assist them with their policies. I am committed to providing a First Class Service to continue to help with the exponential growth of the company as experienced within recent years.

    Through my job role I also get to help deliver the ‘2 Young 2 Die’ schools programme  on behalf of the road safety Charity ‘Brake’.

    I am also affiliated with ‘Young Enterprise’ through work where I visit schools, both Primary and Secondary introducing the business world and world of work to young people in a classroom environment.

    My job is full of challenges and pressure but wouldn’t have it any other way!

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