Q&A: Owen Brennan
Q: What's the best piece of business (or life) advice you've ever been given?
A: Surround yourself with positive people.
Q: What piece of advice would you pass on to someone starting out in business?
A: Importance of relationships.
Q: What was your best business decision?
A: Focus on innovation.
Q: If you weren't doing this job, what would be your other career?
Q: What was your last holiday? Where are you going next?
A: Salmon fishing in Scotland.
Q: What are your hobbies/interests?
A: Fishing, walking, rugby, football, horse racing and horse sports.
Q: What is your favourite sport and team?
A: Gaelic football and rugby - Meath and Munster
Q: And have you ever played any sports?
A: Football, race sailing, rugby, horse sports.
Q: If you enjoy reading, can you recommend a book?
A: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
Q: How would you describe your early life?
A: Happy, busy, secure.
Q: Have you any economic predictions?
A: Importance of sustainability.
Q: How would you assess your time in business with your company Devenish?
A: Very rewarding.
Q: How do you sum up working in the agri-food sector?
A: Great people.
Uncertainty has been a word Irish businesses have become all too familiar with since June 2016, when the UK voted to leave the EU. Pinning down any hard figures on the potential impact of Brexit on Irish companies has been close to impossible, aside from those companies already hit by currency fluctuations.