The Innovation Academy UCD use Declan’s training services for our Rural Entrepreneurship programme. Declan has a very engaging and novel approach to training and is always very professional in the delivery of workshops. His honesty backed by a wealth of entrepreneurial experience creates a unique offering for students. He has a very personal manner when dealing with students and clients that builds a trusting relationship within his workshops.
— Brendan Allen
 
 
Everytime you meet Declan Droney it’s an investment in your business and yourself as a business owner. He listens and works with you to develop focused, actionable, positive goals. I always come away feeling upbeat and ready for more. Highly recommended.
— Joanne O’Reilly Kinvara Skincare Ltd
 
Declan is a fantastic Mentor setting achievable goals and always available to help move my business onto the next level. Declan is very pleasant and very easy to work with.
— Noel Lee, Kelp Ireland
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I came to know Declan through the SCCUL awards 2013, initially as a judge.  At the third stage of the awards I had the great pleasure of working with Declan as a mentor. He was inspirational and always approached our meetings with flair and enthusiasm. Declan’s wealth of management and business experience, coupled with an adept knowledge of how to market yourself and your business were instrumental in designing the strategy that ultimately led to me winning the overall SCCUL award. 

He is a very approachable guy which made all our interactions very easy. Even though we were discussing important and challenging issues, you always came out of the meetings thinking anything was possible. I can’t recommend Declan highly enough, he definitely went that extra mile for me. I had great fun working with him and since the awards I have often called him up and asked for advice on different business challenges I faced and he has always been more than willing to help in anyway he can. 
He helped me see my business in a new light and exuded a confidence and positive outlook that was truly infectious. He taught me that you can really do anything you set your mind to and more importantly you can do this and have a great deal of fun at the same time.

- Kenneth Keavey - Green Earth Organics

 
Declan’s clear concise advise, mentoring skills and start-up experience is guiding us to translate our ‘concept’ into a successful business.
— Cathal Curtis
I completed The Business Start-Up Programme with Declan which is the best thing I could have done. Declan was always available to discuss issues that arose and was a great motivator. From completing the Programme I have an increased confidence in my skills and abilities that I know are largely down to Declan providing consistent positive support.
— Ruth Gallagher
Declan has been my Mentor for 10 years and has kept me going when times got tough and celebrated with me in good times, believing in me all the way and never giving up on me. Thank you Declan, you have seen my two businesses thrive because I used your ‘systems’ and advice.
— Pina Patane Sekelia, London, UK
The Association of Business Mentors is delighted to have accepted Declan Droney as their first Irish member. He represents the ideal member with his industry experience and skills as a business mentor. A great entry for us into Ireland together with our inspiring Irish Patron Sean Gallagher.
— Association of Business Mentors