Into The North West - Entrepreneurial Edit with Brody Sweeney
Thurs 28th of Sept 2023 (All welcome) @ 6pm - 7.30pm
Complementary for Chamber Members, included in membership
€10 for non-members.
An opportunity to hear at first hand an Entrepreneur's journey. Brody Sweeney, Founder of Camile Thai will talk about his current business and also of re-invention. How he overcame major challenges and started again.
Brody is founder and Chief Executive of Camile Thai Kitchen – the UK and Ireland’s largest Thai inspired healthy restaurant delivery business. The business founded in 2010, employs over 1,000 people through directly controlled businesses and franchised restaurants. Camile operates all over Ireland and London. Brody has experienced the highs and lows of creating a global brand as he was founder, CEO and Chairman of O’Brien’s Irish Sandwich Bars, a global business with sales and operations in 16 countries, employing 3,000+ in over 320 stores and sales of €140 million. He successfully built an international brand selling products with the concept of “Irishness” to various cultures in Europe and around the world. The business went into examinership in 2009, when Brody lost control of it – but O’Briens has survived and continues to thrive. He was previously a founder of the business charity Connect Ethiopia, a board member of Bord Bia, and Fluuter / Paddy Power bookmakers, and is immediate past chairman of the award winning Little Museum of Dublin. He is also author of Making Bread a best-selling business book, and Small to Tall.