Mentoring, Consulting & Training

Hello, I’m Declan Droney, and I am delighted to offer you my Mentoring, Consulting and Training services.

Over the past 20 years, I have started, grown and exited a number of businesses, the main one being Kinvara Smoked Salmon. . As a mentor with Enterprise Ireland and a number of Local Enterprise Offices I am delighted to say that over the last 5 years, I have had a positive impact on over 300 start-ups and SMEs.

With Kinvara Smoked Salmon I have had some great victories, received numerous awards and accolades and have traded with some of the top retailers in the world,  However it is the mistakes that I made along the way that are far more interesting.

I am delighted to share these learnings and real life experiences with entrepreneurs, who are starting their journeys.  

I look forward to hearing from you,


Business Awards

  •   Winner in the National Sales and Marketing Awards in ‘SME Marketing'
  •   Winner in the Western Region Marketing Institute ‘Excellence in Marketing Practice'
  •   Runner-up in the Small Firms Association National Awards
  •   Winner of The Irish Food Writers Guild Food Award


  • MBA with Merit
  • Diploma in Strategic Management
  • Professional Consultant course with Advanced Management Skills (AMD) London.
  • Successful Mentoring course with the Business Mentors Association in London. 
  • Level 6 Train the Trainer course


  • Guest speaker at the International Humber Seafood Summit July 2010, Grimsby UK.
  • Featured in Small Firms Association ‘Owner Manager Magazine’ Vol. 3 issue 3.
  • Business Mentor with SCCUL Mentors Galway.
  • Business Mentor with Galway County & City Enterprise Board.
  • Business Mentor with Mayo County Enterprise Board
  • Ireland’s First Member to the UK Business Mentors Association