Stephen Hughes – Manager , Construction, Timber & Consumer Products ; Paper, Print & Packaging
Stephen is a senior manager with Enterprise Ireland , the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. He leads the organisation focus in supporting companies in the consumer products sector.
Stephen has over 30 years experience in economic and export development including 13 years overseas, where he more recently led Ireland’s drive to build export growth in UK and Northern Europe. Based in London , Stephen led the operations of the agency with teams in UK, France, Benelux and The Nordics. He has also undertaken assignments in Eastern Europe and Middle East as well as holding key regional and sector lead position with Enterprise Ireland. He is a Board Member of the Design and Craft Council of Ireland and Irish Design 2015.
Stephen has extensive experience in advising Government and in working at regional , national and international levels in supporting the development and growth of Irish SME