Business After Hours – 25th May 2016 – hosted by ICPPD

Christine and Tom Moran have hosted the latest Athlone Chamber Business After hours last evening, Wednesday the 25th of May.   Describing the journey ICPPD has been on since establishing in 2009 was reiterated by many others who were in attendance.

ICPPD – The International College for Personal and Professional Development was founded in 2009, by Christine Moran, having evolved out of New Beginnings Counselling Ltd, a professional, compassionate, confidential not-for-profit counselling service established by Tom and Christine Moran. ICPPD was founded to develop training and education services, while allowing New Beginnings to focus on offering counselling and supervision services. ICPPD aims to become a leader in the field of personal and professional development for members of the public and for professionals in the caring and helping arena.

ICPPD attracts people who appreciate a holistic perspective to helping and healing. Courses at ICPPD are integrative and holistic with emphasis on creativity and scholarly activity. More and more clients of today are asking for an integrated holistic approach to matters of health and well-being. The ICPPD graduate practitioner will be there to meet this emerging need.

Other businesses in the room included David O’Shea of Sofas and Beds located on the Dublin Road at Brideswell, Athlone.  David outlined to those present the niche area in which Sofas and Beds operates, namely bespoke  quality made fabric sofas and Irish made mattress.  Also in attendance was Aengus O’Rourke who is re branding his print and graphic design business to Midland Print and Graphic Design and will be doing so over the next four weeks.  Aengus was eager to thank all those who have availed of the wide ranging services provided by his business to date and looks forward to continuing that business with them.  Midland Print and Graphic Design also looks forward to seeking out new business and welcomes all enquires which will be dealt with promptly and professionally.

Finally Hughie Glynn, Artist, Caricatures & Portraits also gave an insight to his work.  The best justice we can give to his successful enterprise is to visit  and see some of his genius.

Padraig Naughton of 9D cinema and Blue Ribbon and Aiden Hand Director/owner of Michael Martin Insurance was also present, both outlining to those present developments within their own sectors.  For more photographs etc see

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