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About Us

We provide a Range of Business Consultancy and Training Services

Our Team brings 5 decades of combined experience in the dynamic world of business. Crossing multiple sectors, from SME to large Corporate level, providing valuable insight, direction and strategies to drive the growth and success of your business.

Our Team

Kate Stearman Smith MBA QQI
Founder & Director

Kate Stearman Smith MBA QQI, The Business Training Hub

Kate is an accomplished CEO/Director with extensive domestic and International experience heading up companies and working as a consultant, a track record as a high achiever in fast-paced environments. Utilising excellent decision-making and communication skills, Kate has excelled in dynamic, demanding environments, while remaining pragmatic and focused.

A results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in new market identification and strategy development and with a successful track record of growing revenues and profits, whilst spearheading operational improvements, driving productivity and reducing costs.

Kate is a qualified Trainer, most recently achieving a QQI Grade 6 ‘Distinction’ qualification to demonstrate her continued commitment to personal development and ensuring that her skills continue to be contemporary.

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A creative Business Development executive, qualified trainer and business coach, with significant international public and private sector experience which provides a unique combination of personnel management skills, enabling Simon to successfully build teams and empower individuals, driving their own development.

Simon allies’ natural communication and listening skills with strengths of being able to identify and generate business opportunities – and then have the focus to follow those ideas through to success. Designing and implementing business process improvements, developing better internal and external relationships to further goals and objectives.

As an experienced practitioner in both civil and criminal law, Simon also provides an extra layer of security and clarity around his decision-making.

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Simon Swale
Founder & Director

Simon Swale - Founder & Director - The Business Training Hub Ireland