“The Difference Between An Idea And A Business
Is Behind 1Door”



1Door was established in 2018 as a start-up business consulting company. In dealing with our new and existing clients we quickly spotted a gap in our services. After the start-up phase businesses, needed ongoing help and support. In assisting our customers through all facets of their business, utilising our extensive contact network we developed our three support hubs which we believe contain the keys to unlocking the potential to any business.

The core of our business is the Start-Up Hub, the Solutions Hub and the Executive Hub. We believe that these three hubs can enable businesses at all stages of development to grow and improve their performance and profitability. By engaging in our hubs, businesses will be able to avail of our expert panel of mentors from every sector of business and industry to help unlock their potential.


Meet The Team

  • Evan Talty
    Evan Talty Managing Director

    Evan is the Managing Director of Wild Irish Seaweeds Limited and he takes an active role in the day to day running of the company.

    In this capacity, Evan is a past winner of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur and Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers Best Entrepreneur. He has also successfully pitched on RTE’s Dragon’s Den.

    Evan now, also works closely with owners and managers of small and medium sized businesses who are looking to build and scale their companies. 

    He has vast experience in working with start-up companies in Ireland to help them to achieve growth both nationally and internationally. He has worked with many businesses to assist them to plan and execute their blueprint for success in various industries such as food manufacturing, health, nutrition, retail and technology and various.


    Evan can provide advisory services in relation to the following;

    • Starts-Up Business 
    • Food manufacturing and Retail Industry Businesses
    • Planning
    • Raising Capital and Financing companies
    • Growth Strategies
  • Eric Murrihy
    Eric Murrihy Business Development Manager & Hospitality Consultant

    Eric is a hospitality graduate from Dublin Institute of Technology and has 20 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, 13 of which have been at General Manager level. He has also been involved operating multiple businesses from food service establishments, medium and large hotel establishments, tourist offices, cafes, restaurants and pubs.  He has vast experience in business planning, project management, event planning and operations.


    Eric can provide advisory services in relation to the following;

    • Hospitality sector projects
    • Tourism sector projects
    • Financial Projections and Planning
    • Cost Analysis and Savings Strategies
    • Sales & Marketing Planning
    • Project Management
    • Event Planning
  • Karen Galvin
    Karen Galvin Director & Financial Controller

    Karen is a director of the company since its inception and manages our financial affairs.

    Karen works full time as a Tax Manager with Cahill Taxation Services in Ennis Co. Clare. She previously worked with Grant Thornton in Limerick, during which time she qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser from the Irish Tax Institute. Karen holds a Bachelor of Business honors degree in Law & Taxation from Limerick Institute of Technology.

    Karen has gained vast tax, accounting, financial and commercial knowledge throughout her career. She brings this experience to the business to assist with its day to day operation and to aid our furture strategic plans.

  • Carmel Connaire
    Carmel Connaire Food Hygiene Trainer & Consultant

    Carmel is a Graduate of GMIT Hotel and Catering Business School and the Institute of Public Administration and she has owned and operated several food businesses as a franchisee and independent trader. She has a proven track record in working with companies in Food Product Development, Food and Beverage Service Business operations and Food Safety Compliance. Carmel offers assistance, mentoring and training in specific areas paying keen attention to the needs of her clients and is a one stop resource for starting a food product business or catering service in Ireland. She is a member of the Food Safety Professionals Association and licensed to train by the Environmental Health Officers Association. She brings focus, energy and determination to small and large projects alike.


    Advisory services include:

    • New Product Development – Concept Development, Feasibility and Idea
    • Generation
    • Trends in Menu Planning and Food to Go
    • Food Safety Management – HACCP and Food Hygiene and Pre-inspection
    • preparation
    • Food premises design consultancy liaising with Environmental Health Officers
    • and ensuring compliance and cost-effective kitchen solutions
    • Labelling Legislation
    • Advice on Packaging Technology development, Shelf life and Nutritional
    • Analysis
    • Routes to Market for products and identifying target markets
    • Minimise Environmental Impact of your business.
    • Carmel is well recognised as being an articulate and engaging trainer and training
    • programmes include
    • Start your Own Food Business
    • Food Safety Training for all Levels 1-3 as per Food Safety Authority of
    • Ireland
    • Food Allergen and Labelling
    • QQI Food Safety Training
    • Trading as a Food Market Trader
    • Food, Beverage Accommodation Service Skills
    • Food Safety for Growers
  • Michael Fennelly
    Michael Fennelly High Performance, Leadership & Culture Coach

    Michael is currently a lecturer in Sports Science at Limerick Institute of Technology he is studying a doctorate in Leadership at Maynooth University and he is a performance coach with the Kildare Senior Football team. Michael marries his years of experience in the high-performance environment of the Kilkenny GAA senior hurling team with his academic experience to create innovative and bespoke leadership and cultural programs. 

    • Currently studying a PHD in leadership and Coaching in Maynooth University.
    • Lecturer on Coaching, Injuries and Nutrition in Limerick Institute of Technology
    • Certificate in Leadership in Maynooth University.
    • MSc in Sports Performance in University of Limerick
    • Honours Business Degree in Business Studies CIT
    • QFA Qualified
    • 8 All Ireland senior hurling medals with Kilkenny
    • Captained Kilkenny to All Ireland success in 2009


    Advisory services include:

    • Performance Consultant
    • Leadership & Culture Coach.
    • Wellbeing Speaker
  • Alan Kerins
    Alan Kerins Keynote Speaker & Leadership Coach

    Alan Kerins is an elite multi-code athlete, performance consultant, executive coach, public speaker, humanitarian, social entrepreneur and philanthropist.

    Alan is a Trinity College graduate in physiotherapy resulting in a wealth of experience on the academic, business and sporting fronts. He has used his broad range of experience and professional expertise to design, develop and lead the Inner Winner Institute, which offers hugely popular and successful elite leadership, personal and professional development courses in the USA, Africa, India and Ireland. Companies such as Aer Lingus, HP, Medtronic, Veolia, Vodafone, INM, Salesforce, Zurich, University of Notre Dame, Penn State University, National University of Ireland Galway and UNESCO have engaged with many of Alan’s programs.

    Alan also founded The Alan Kerins Projects in 2005 which has raised over €5 million directly and several million more indirectly for many vital and life saving projects and programs for communities all over the World.

    Alan also holds a diploma in Child and Family Support and has collaborated with UNESCO on a several global development initiatives.

    Alan has the distinction of winning both All-Ireland football and hurling medals for both his county and club – a feat rarely achieved. Alan also holds the unique distinction of having won All-Ireland club medals in both hurling and football and is the only GAA player to have done so with different clubs.

  • James Murrihy
    James Murrihy Disability Awareness, Diversity & Inclusion Trainer & Specialist.

    James has vast experience in working with people with disabilities over the past 10 years. He has developed and implemented various inclusion programs in the areas of sport and physical activity for people with disabilities in Ireland.

    James works for Clare Sports Partnership and has developed diversity and inclusion in the workplace programs for a company called DANDI which delivers these programs into tier one companies throughout Ireland.  

    James has also experience in top level permanence management and has tailored programmed workshops aimed at improving staff efficiency. He is currently the manager of the Clare ladies football team and has been involved with many teams over the years.


    Advisory services include:

    • Disability Awareness Training. 
    • Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace training.
    • Team Building Workshops.


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    Sarah Jones Accountant
  • Aidan O'Mahony played for the Kerry senior football team for 14 years. He has 5 All-Irelands, 3 NFL's, 10 Munster Championships, 1 County Senior Championship, 1 Senior Club County Championship, 1 County U21 Championship, 1 County Intermediate Championship along with 2 All Stars. Aiden also won the 2018 dancing with the stars. 1Door helped Aiden turn his passion for physical fitness into his life ling goal, AOM Fitness. 

    Aiden O Mahoney AOM Fitness
  • Our clients have received over €300,000 in funding.  

    Grant Application Aid
    Grant Application Aid Over €300k of funding received by clients we have worked with.