• In 2010 CIL Precision appointed Denis as Managing Director of the company. At that juncture the company was experiencing challenging economic issues, similar to many other companies in Ireland. Denis impacted immediately and positively through his commercially focused management style and rounded skill set. During his tenure with CIL Precision he set broad directions and objectives and keenly supported the management in the achievement of same. This led to increases in turnover, profitability, stability and employee morale and generated new business and customers.
    Denis is articulate and communicates convincingly and fluidly with a down to earth style. He is very much a people person with a business and engineering background. In early 2015, Denis decided to pursue his interest in consultancy but his efforts with CIL will continue to resonate.–Colm Morrissey, Chairman CIL Precision Ltd.

  • We are delighted that Denis applied to join our mentor panel. He is a strong addition to it and has already made a significant difference to several local businesses. The feedback received from clients on Denis has been very positive. He is very knowledgeable and his combination of engineering, management, finance and business development experience makes him an ideal mentor. He is especially well suited to working with companies in the technical, engineering and manufacturing sectors.–Ita Horan, Local Enterprise Office Tipperary.

  • When we approached the local enterprise office for support with establishing Brodeen Engineering they appointed Denis as our mentor. His precision engineering background and business development experience made him a good fit with us. He helped us to prepare a really practical business plan. We were awarded an above average grant from the LEO and the plan definitely helped with this. Denis came back recently for a follow up session. The business is growing quickly at the moment and Denis has given us some very good advice on how to deal with the typical challenges faced by companies at that stage of development. This included how to maintain control of the company’s finances and the importance of preparing detailed cashflow projections. Being ready for those challenges is making a real difference to us. We are delighted with the support Denis gave us. He was enthusiastic about our business and has certainly made a positive contribution to it. We highly recommend Denis as a business mentor.–Damien Grisewood and Joanne Duggan, Co-owners of Brodeen Engineering Ltd.

  • We first came across Denis when he was Managing Director of CIL Precision. We approached him as we needed help in developing our prototype vending machine. He spotted the potential in the product and his team in CIL Precision did an excellent job in producing a working prototype. When we heard he was leaving CIL to pursue his interests in consulting we asked him for advice. He challenged us in a constructive way and made us re-think our business model. Later when we went to the Local Enterprise Office for support they appointed Denis as mentor. He is now working with us in putting together a practical business plan. The plan includes detailed financial projections. He is insightful, honest and encouraging and we really enjoy working with him.–Noel O’Donnell and Richard Rossiter, co-owners of Vendxtra.

  • I developed a product that is the solution to a problem common on many farms. I approached the Local Enterprise Office to try to find a path to market and they appointed Denis as my mentor. He is guiding me through the process of assessing the commercial viability of my idea. He has had a lot of good suggestions and is extremely thorough in his preparation. He has a very good understanding of how to segment a market and how to identify appropriate routes to capture those markets. His real world business experience inspires confidence and I am delighted the LEO assigned him to my application. I am finding he is good to adapt to changing circumstances whilst always keeping an eye on the bigger picture. He is easy to talk to, a good listener and gives practical advice that works.–Liam Fox, Emerald Fox Innovations.

  • Our work with Denis was initiated by Carlow Local Enterprise Office to assess and appraise our new manufacturing venture. During the mentoring sessions Denis quickly identified the true market potential of our product, exceeding our previous sales projections eightfold. We were impressed by his ability to comprehend the true nature and versatility of our existing business. He directed our path through the preparation of a detailed and structured business plan to help us finance and further establish ourselves in today’s market place.

    We really appreciated the assistance and backup support that Denis provided to us from start to finish. His dedication is second to none and we look forward to working with Denis again in the future.–Liam and Alan O’Neill, O’Neill Brothers Fabrication Ltd.

  • I began working with Denis in October 2015 after I made contact with the Local Enterprise Office. Denis provided me with advice and mentoring in regard to business development, boosting sales, increasing turnover etc. His expertise and knowledge was invaluable in progressing my business and in furnishing me with the tools to advance and improve. I would highly recommend Denis and I would like to thank him for all his help.–Paddy Fenton, Managing Director Fenton Precision Engineering Ltd.