Site Talk
Saint Gobain On Their Customer Centric Marketing Strategy

Saint Gobain On Their Customer Centric Marketing Strategy

June 25, 2020

On the final episode of the first series of Site Talk, Lynn is joined by Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint Gobain, Ireland. 

Kieran takes us through his journey from starting with the French headquartered Fortune 500 company as marketing manager to his current role as Marketing Director. Kieran discusses his diverse role in the global organisation, how marketing in the Construction industry has progressed but is still traditionally focused and how Saint Gobain are looking to the future with their customer centric marketing approach. 

We talk through some of the initiatives Saint Gobain have delivered as part of their tactical planning, how the adoption of new digital technologies will change their business for the better, and how Saint Gobain Ireland have localised the global Saint Gobain "Mission to Earth" Campaign for the Irish market. Finally Kieran outlines his advice for anyone starting out in the Construction/Marketing industry.

For more information on anything discussed in today's show please email lynn@littlelambe.com or Kieran Holohan of Saint Gobain at Kieran.Holohan@saint-gobain.com

 

How One Cement Company is Leading the Sustainability Agenda

How One Cement Company is Leading the Sustainability Agenda

June 18, 2020

On this week's episode of Site Talk, Lynn is joined by Susan McGarry, Managing Director of Ecocem Ireland. 

A chartered engineer, Susan has worked for Ecocem for nine years in a variety of roles, the most recent of which was European Sustainability Manager. Lynn caught up with Susan to discuss her passion for the environment and sustainability, her drive for a greener Construction industry and her advocacy for women in Engineering. Susan also talks us through how to encourage women to stay in the industry to create a more diverse workforce in the boardroom and her own struggles along the way. Susan is also passionate about removing the traditional stigma typically surrounding Construction for women. Alongside managing the Irish operation of the GGBS manufacturing company Susan is a guest-lecturer in Trinity College Dublin and TU Dublin and is also a qualified LEED Green Associate, something which she is keen to continue to raise the awareness of across Ireland.  

For more information on anything raised in today's show please contact lynn@littlelambe.com or Susan McGarry of Ecocem Ireland at smcgarry@ecocem.ie.

Interiors and Architecture. United or Divided?

Interiors and Architecture. United or Divided?

June 4, 2020

On this week's episode of Site Talk, Lynn is joined by Andreas Heil, Head of Design and Architecture at Sonica. Having started his career in Murray Ó'Laoire Architects, and then founding his own multi-award-winning practice, Innen Interior Architects, Andres joined the Sonica team at the onset of the COVID-19 lock-down. 

Andreas discusses the misconception about the divide between Interiors and Architecture and the role of Interior Design in Construction. Andreas also takes us through his journey into Interior Architecture, and the growth of Sonica during a time of uncertainty. Andreas also gives us an insight into his design inspiration and how he harnesses his creativity in his current role at Sonica. 

Andreas has been recognised for his contributions to Irish Interior Design with numerous awards and nominations for his work over the years, most notably being awarded “Fit-Out Designer of the Year” at the National Industry Awards in 2016.

For more information on anything discussed in today's show please contact lynn@littlelambe.com or Andreas Heil at aheil@sonica-fitout.com

The Role of CIF’s Director of Communications.

The Role of CIF’s Director of Communications.

May 28, 2020

On this week's episode of Site Talk, Lynn chat's with Shane Dempsey, Communications Director of the Construction Industry Federation, the voice of the Irish Construction Industry. 

Shane takes us through his journey into the Irish Construction industry from his previous role with IBEC, the intricacies of his role as Director of Communications, how the CIF reacted to the challenges that arose with the on-sought of the COVID-19 pandemic, areas of the Construction Industry that still requires the spotlight and the gender balance that still needs to be achieved across the sector.

Finally, Shane gives us an insight into the value of the Construction Industry Federation's new safety ambassador, Rory O'Connor of Rory's Stories and how he has helped to challenge the stigma surrounding men's mental health on building sites across Ireland. 

For more information on anything discussed on today's show contact lynn@littlelambe.com or Shane Dempsey of the CIF at sdempsey@cif.ie.

The Rise of Virtual Construction

The Rise of Virtual Construction

May 21, 2020

On today's episode, Lynn is joined by Joseph Mady, CEO and founder of Ireland's leading virtual design and digital construction consultancy, Digital Construction Technologies Group (DCT Group). Joseph takes us through his journey from humble beginnings as an electrician to leading Digital Construction experts in Ireland. With strategic locations across the world, Joseph has seen a sharp rise in the adoption of digital construction technologies since the global Covid-19 pandemic. 

In their third year of business, DCT Group have been specified across European data centers, Pharmaceutical projects and large commercial and industrial developments. With his passion for BIM, Joseph is also involved in the Construction Industry Federation, Sub-Committee developing policies on digital technologies for their members. Alongside running a global business with teams across the world, Joseph is also helping to promote and educate future generations on BIM technologies through his involvement with TU Dublin. I think it is safe to say, Joseph is without doubt a BIM expert and leader in his field. 

For more information on anything discussed in today's show contact Lynn@littlelambe.com or DCT Group at info@dctgrp.com

How Architecture is Adapting to the Changing World

How Architecture is Adapting to the Changing World

May 14, 2020

Lynn explores the world of architecture and interiors with leading architect Courtney McDonnell of Courtney McDonnell Studios.  At the age of 30, and after a career in a commercial architecture practice, Courtney decided it was time to follow her passion for a more holistic architecture and interiors practice, and decided to go it alone. 

Taking the plunge into entrepreneurship and setting up Courtney McDonnell Studio, her studio focuses on creating contemporary solutions in Architecture, Interiors and Branding. With a keen eye for detail and working with some of Ireland's most well known contractors, Courtney shares an insight into her time in the industry, advice for her younger self starting out in the construction sector and trends to not pay heed to in the Architecture sector.

For more information on anything discussed in today's show contact Lynn@littlelambe.com or courtney@courtneymcdonnell.com

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