This week on Down to Business: Kathryn Thomas, Snapchat and killer presentations

Two hours in the company of Bobby Kerr and some of the most interesting voices in business to kickstart your weekend...

Bobby Kerr is live in studio tomorrow morning, primed and ready to bring you all the best business stories around and an eclectic array of guests for two whole hours.

Catch the action on air and online from 10:00am.

Here's what you have to look forward to:

  • First up, Bobby chats with Kathryn Thomas about her career to date and her new fitness business, Pure Results Bootcamp. 
  • Tech guru Andy O'Donoghue to look at Snap's IPO and its mysterious third founder.
  • Bobby hops in a hovercraft as he visits the gang at Out Doors And Dirty in Cavan. 
  • After James McIlvenna’s dog Sandy ate his wedding album, he was inspired to start his own canine business. Just over three years later, James is designing and producing dog toys. Before he showcases his new K9 Connectables product at Cruftsnext month, he joins Bobby in studio. 
  • Ireland’s largest hospitality event, CATEX, gets underway next Tuesday. The three-day celebration  of the food service sector will welcome over 250 exhibitors and upwards of 12,000 visitors to the RDS, as the sector is forecast to grow to over €9 billion by 2020. So what is behind this remarkable success story and are there any clouds to the silver lining? To answer these questions, we’ve rounded up some the market's biggest cheeses for this week's industry review Bord Bia food service specialist Maureen Gahan, Restaurants Association of Ireland chief executive Adrian Cummins and Licensed Vintners Association CEO Donall O’Keeffe.
  • Eric Fitzpatrick, a sales presentations trainer, executive speaking coach and conference speaker, will be on hand to talk about his new book Persuade on Purpose, and give tips on delivering a killer presentation.
  • Sitting in this week's executive chair is Michael Burke, CEO and founder of the Chanelle Group. As the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals in the country, Burke is very proud that the company is still headquartered in Loughrea, Co Galway. 

All this and more on Down to Business with Bobby Kerr from 10am until midday tomorrow.

As ever, you can find blog posts and weekly DTB highlights on our show page.