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The Architects of Business is a bi-weekly podcast that dissects and discusses the inspirational stories behind Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs. Join Sonya Lennon as she speaks to the people behind the businesses as they tell their story. Available every second Sunday. Made in partnership with EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

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    • 4.4, 23 Ratings

The Architects of Business is a bi-weekly podcast that dissects and discusses the inspirational stories behind Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs. Join Sonya Lennon as she speaks to the people behind the businesses as they tell their story. Available every second Sunday. Made in partnership with EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Digital tools to help vulnerable families: Diona's mission to change social & healthcare engagement

    Digital tools to help vulnerable families: Diona's mission to change social & healthcare engagement

    Diona is a tech solutions company for Health and Human Services agencies around the world which was co-founded by Dubliner, Graham Stubbs in 2012.

    He told The Architects of Business show, made in partnership with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, details of the second US city now using their solutions for social services engagements.

    The company has been working with New York City since 2016.

    Stubbs told host Sonya Lennon about how the relationship came about in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and had to be turned around in a very short period of time.

    "It was a five-week project to get them up and running, literally every single resident of Washington DC now can apply for benefits through our mobile solution that's on their phone."

    Subscribe to listen here.

    It’s an inspirational story, told by the 2015 finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ programme, and you can watch it in full by clicking on the video below.

    • 43 min
    "It's just been the most incredible journey" - Dan and Linda Kiely on their €100million VoxPro exit

    "It's just been the most incredible journey" - Dan and Linda Kiely on their €100million VoxPro exit

    "It's just been the most incredible journey" - Dan and Linda Kiely on their €100million VoxPro exit by JOE

    • 50 min
    "It's been a very tough 14 weeks" - Tom Cronin on how his McGargles' brewery has adapted to change

    "It's been a very tough 14 weeks" - Tom Cronin on how his McGargles' brewery has adapted to change

    "It's been a very tough 14 weeks" - Tom Cronin on how his McGargles' brewery has adapted to change by JOE

    • 39 min
    "There's going to be sleepless nights" - Institute of Education directors on the future of schooling

    "There's going to be sleepless nights" - Institute of Education directors on the future of schooling

    "There's going to be sleepless nights" - Institute of Education directors on the future of schooling by JOE

    • 36 min
    "Everyone saw it as being very valuable" - Sean Sheehan on changing his business to make ventilators

    "Everyone saw it as being very valuable" - Sean Sheehan on changing his business to make ventilators

    On the first episode in a brand new season of the show, made in partnership with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, host, Sonya Lennon, chats to Corkman Sean Sheehan, a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Program in 2013 and the CEO of Wisetek, about how his IT recycling company has made a big change to help out during the COVID-19 emergency.

    Wisetek, which employs 450 staff globally, normally upgrades and reuses e-waste assets like laptops, desktops and disk drives but over the past 5 weeks, the company has transformed the production lines in their Cork plant into making ventilators for usage in Irish hospitals.

    The staff members have come together in an incredible way to ensure these machines are getting to where they are needed, including some senior managers picking up old carpentry skills to make units to transport the ventilators.

    • 31 min
    'Work hard and your chances of success are pretty good' - Pat McDonagh on the Supermacs vision

    'Work hard and your chances of success are pretty good' - Pat McDonagh on the Supermacs vision

    This week on The Architects of Business, Sonya talks to Pat McDonagh, founder of the popular fast food chain, Supermacs, and recently crowned EY’s Industry Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Stevewr1 ,

Fantastic Business Podcast!

Love this show, really enjoyabe listening to all the best business people in ireland and their stories of success!

chimpanzeethat ,

Good guests but poor interviewing

Annoyed me how poor the questions were by Sonya. Didn’t even search the surface with some great guests. Disappointing.

KMGuire75 ,

Kevin Maguire

Excellent show. All top level business people who’ve been there & sold the T-shirt. One of my morning commutes sorted! Please bring out more Joe & EY

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