Meet The Team

The Beacon Initiative is funded by the County Council under the Economic Development Fund. It is co-ordinated and managed by Padraig O’Sullivan, an experienced businessman and entrepreneur.

Padraig O Sullivan – Regional Development Executive – Beacon Initiative


In his role as Regional Development Executive, Padraig co-ordinates all the activities of both the Beacon Initiative and Beacon Retail Programme.  He works closely with all members of the external advisory team, identifying key personnel for specific projects to ensure the best resources are employed for all companies participating.

He brings several years experience to the position having previously worked in a variety of business development projects across several sectors including; food, financial services, education, software, health and beauty products. Prior to this role, Padraig was the Programme Manager for both the PINC Programme (a dedicated and intensive programme for female entrepreneurs) and the Genesis Programme, based in the Rubicon Centre.  As Programme Manager for Genesis, he selected the entrepreneurs to partake in the programme, designed the programme structure and identified the expertise/tutors to present to the entrepreneurs. The Genesis Programme develops entrepreneurs so that they have an investor ready business plan at the end of the 6-month programme and boasts several successful companies, with many trading internationally.

Padraig also held previous Director and Managing Director roles in various businesses. He is a strategic thinker with expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation and has extensive business experience.

Click HERE to view Padraig O Sullivan on LinkedIn.