New networking organisation for Westmeath natives in Dublin

The newly formed Westmeath Dublin Business Network (WDBN) is to hold its inaugural event on Thursday September 13 at 6.30pm.

The WDBN was set up earlier this year by a committee made up of the following Westmeath natives; Ray Geraghty of Bannon, John Brennan of ORS, Andrew Maslin of ODREM, Paul Shine of Diageo, Catherine Bennett of Glenveagh, James Keane of KPMG, Hugo Slevin of EY, Rowena McCormack of DAC Beachcroft and Aideen Ginnell of Hanover Communications.

Chairman Ray Geraghty said: “We are delighted to have launched the WBDN and to be holding our first event in the coming weeks.

“The idea behind the WDBN came from similar organisations established to unite business people from counties such as Donegal and Limerick and, which I know first-hand, are proving useful for all those involved.

“Networking and building connections are important for many businesses and an integral part of day to day operations.

“So much business is passed on through connections and through people you know – that is why we want to help make it easier and more accessible for Westmeath people in Dublin, by bringing us all together through a membership platform and quarterly events.

“It is a form of keeping our business local in Dublin.”

“Our launch event on September 13 in House on Lesson Street, run by Westmeath native Alan Clancy of NolaClan Group, is open to anyone who is working in Dublin or does a large percentage of their work in Dublin and has genuine ties to Westmeath.”

To register to attend the WDBN launch event, email by September 7.