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Client

Socrates

Patient Management Systems

Background

Socrates are a leading software supplier to healthcare environments in Ireland and internationally. Their suite or practice management software is use by GPs, Consultants, Physiotherapists and Practice Managers.

Objectives

To increase the corporate profile of Socrates in the Irish market and position the company as a leader in its field of expertise.


Athlone Advertiser :: November 2008

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Sunday Business Post :: 25th January 2009

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Irish Medical Times :: 28th November 2008

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Hairdressing

Why this software is the right medicine for GPs

A New York-type hair salon with world-class expertise

What is it? Socrates is a leading provider of patient management software systems for GPs, physiotherapy and occupational health practices in Ireland. Socrates was established in 2004 and in over 12 months, the team researched, developed and launched a stateof-the-art software management system for use in the medical field. The product was developed in close collaboration with an expert group of GPs to ensure that the end product matched the needs of the target market. Socrates is now present in over 250 practices in Ireland, which equates to over 20% of the Irish GP market. The firm has won a number of awards recognising the success and endeavour of the business. In 2007, Socrates came runner–up in New Company of the Year category at the Irish Software Association awards and in December 2008, it achieved European accreditation.

Who’s behind it? While still in college, Dermot Dolan founded a software development firm with classmates Brendan and Colin

O’Connor. The aim of Socrates was to improve the way GPs enter, store and retrieve medical and patient data. Initially, they were greatly encouraged to develop this software by the GPs in Newtown Medical Practice in Athlone. Their input ensured that the product was developed, tried and tested in the environment for which it was intended. Shareholders included the three lead directors: GPs from Newtown Medical Practice and a number of private investors who all believed in the ultimate success of the project from conception.

What is it?

Financial situation?

Custom motorcycles

Turnover in the year to June 30th 2008 was €741k and for the year to June 2009 is expected to break the €1m barrier. The business is profitable and very well financed, allowing the luxury of investment in future development without compromising the existing operations.

Future plans? The first priority is to continually add value to its existing suite of products and enhance the return for customers. A new version has just been released with many additional features to further satisfy ever-changing requirements. Further products will be released throughout the next 12 months, while a major new initiative is planned for launch towards the end of the year.

Wilde is a hair salon in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, which brings a new concept to the hairdressing industry in Ireland, combining all of the features of a luxury spa with world-class expertise in all aspects of hair care. Wilde presents six separate hair suites over three full floors to include a blow-out bar (based on the New York concept), a colour and creative room, an extension room, a private wig room and last but not least a ritual room. With top

Irish make-up artist Zoe Clarke on board, the business prides itself on offering top quality to its clients.

Who’s behind it? Ann Hart has been in the hairdressing industry since 1975 and has been self-employed since 1983. During this period. She opened three salons and retired in 2004. She sold off her last salon in Clontarf and retired from her position as head of hair and make-up at TV3 after six years to focus on this new project.

Vroom, vroom...how this company is leader of the pack What is it? Based in Wicklow, Old Skool Motorcycles provides services from custom motorcycle building to maintenance and repairs. As well as offering custom motorcycle builds, the team revamps and rebuilds existing machines, turning them into the original motorcycles of their owner’s dreams. Motorcycle maintenance is a service the team provides that is always carried out to the highest specifications. Customised helmets and paint work are other services available to clients. The

company also stocks a number of new and used bikes. If a client's dream ride can't be located in Ireland, Old Skool Motorcycles will be happy to source it from the UK and have it picked up for their client. The company also produces merchandise, including jackets, trousers, boots, accessories and jewellery, available both at the workshop and online.

Who’s behind it? The company was established in 2005 by John Murphy. The team includes business development manager Gemma Kinsella and skilled motorcycle

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Sligo Champion :: 10th December 2008

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Irish Medical Times :: 21st November 2008

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