Teeling to speak at LEO Louth business lunch on Friday

The event is free and open for all business people to attend.

Barry Landy

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Teeling to speak at LEO Louth business lunch on Friday

John Teeling (right) is well known locally, nationally and internationally.

Local entrepreneur John Teeling will be the special guest at a free enterprise lunch taking place in Dundalk later this week, rounding off a very busy week of Louth Local Enterprise Week events. 

The free lunch, which will be held on Friday March 9th from 12.30pm to 3pm at the An Táin Theatre in Dundalk, is open to business owners and entrepreneurs from around the county. 

“After a busy Enterprise Week, we are rounding it off on Friday with an inspiring enterprise lunch featuring entrepreneur John Teeling as our very special guest," LEO Louth's Head of Enterprise Thomas McEvoy said. 

Teeling (pictured above, right) is estimated to be worth €38 million and sold his Cooley distillery to Jim Beam for more than €70 million seven years ago. The veteran businessman is  also active in the exploration sector via companies including Botswana Diamonds and Petrel.His sons Stephen and Jack have also developed a highly successful Teeling Whiskey business, based in Dublin.

A serial entrepreneur, John Teeling has the distinction of setting up more listed companies on the London Stock Exchange than any other Irishman. "John has particular expertise and involvement in the Irish whiskey sector - as well as having sold Cooley Distillery, he has recently led the development of The Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk," McEvoy said. 

John Teeling also holds degrees in Economics and Business from University College Dublin.

This Friday's event will also serve as a showcase for three of Louth’s emerging business leaders.

"This year is the 20th anniversary of the National Enterprise Awards and at our Enterprise Lunch we will announce the three Louth category winners. We will also reveal which company will represent Louth in the National Finals in the Mansion House Dublin in May.”

To book your place at the lunch, click here.

Local Enterprise Week Louth is hosted by Louth County Council and Local Enterprise Office Louth. It is running all this week - from the 4th to the 9th of March - across the county. Local Enterprise Week offers 12 free education and networking events for business of all types. Check out the full line-up and get more info on supports and more by visiting www.localenterprise.ie/louth.