Bobby Kerr is an Irish entrepreneur and businessman. As well as Down to Business, Bobby was one of the founding Dragons on RTE’s Dragons’ Den and is still actively involved in a number of his Dragons’ Den investments. He is the Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Copany and is one of the owners of BANG Restaurant. He has a variety of business interests in food & hospitality, technology, manufacturing and retail. Bobby is also a popular public speaker and business mentor.
Bobby lives by the sea in Sandycove, just outside Dublin City, with his wife Mary and their four daughters. He has been actively involved in raising money for many causes and has been part of a team that has raised over €100k for Blackrock Hospice. Bobby has been a keen yachtsman for the last 25 years and races competitively in Dun Laoghaire.
Bobby is passionate about being the voice for small business in Ireland and providing a platform on the show that will allow all businesses, both big and small, to have their voice heard in the marketplace.
About the show
This is a lively business show focusing on Irish businesses and industry. It talks to the people behind Irish businesses, both big and small, to get their insights into their industries, other industries and what it takes to be successful. The show acts as a mentor to SME’s with regular panels addressing problems or issues that might affect them. It is currently sponsored by Flogas.
Paper Review - The show kicks off with a review of the morning's papers looking at the main stories of the week with the added focus on business. The paper reviewer is generally someone who has a strong interest in business. We have a diverse panel including dentists, solicitors and farmers. If you would like to review the papers with Bobby email [email protected]
Industry Review - This looks at a prominent industry in Ireland and invites a panel of three people involved in it to give us a further insight. Industries we have covered include Bookmakers, Cosmetic Surgeons, Online Deal Sites, Film & Gaming. The panelists are always high profile and the topics are always relevant to the listeners, usually something that they would have an invested interest in. Because of this its very interactive. If you have an interesting industry you think should be reviewed email [email protected]
To listen to all the latest Industry Reviews click here.
The Executive Chair - CEOs of well known companies talk to Bobby about their career, how they got to where they are, how their business is doing, what changes & challenges its facing & what the future holds for it.
To catch up on all the latest Executive Chairs click here.
Topic of the Week - This is generally an issue that affects day to day business. Here we cover everything from upward only rent reviews to use of social media and everything else in between.
Business Person of the Month - In association with Microsoft Ireland, each month on Down to Business different sectors of businesses are selected by a panel of judges based on unique achievements in their field, and from a shortlist an overall winner is picked as the Newstalk Business Person of the Month - with a profile feature on Down to Business. The judges for 2014/15 are Anne Heraty, Chief Executive of CPL Resources and Ciaran Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean of Business in the Smurfit School in UCD.