How did Córla get started?

Córla was set up in Ashbourne, Co. Meath in 2020 with the aim of serving Startups and SMEs in the Leinster area. The Managing Director of Córla is Barra Ó hÍr (Barry Hare), who has an extensive international professional services background in various industries and company sizes.

Córla is a play on the Irish language word “Comhairle” which means advice or consulting.

What services do you provide?

We work with clients to improve profitability and cashflow, and in planning growth in a structured way. We want to ensure that owners of SMEs and startups get a better understanding of their business performance, and hopefully get a few worries off their plate to enable them to be home in time for dinner. We know it can be an isolating position to be in so we are here to act as a valued business partner to business owners.

We sit down with clients to brainstorm ideas, reviewing business plans and bringing structure to how they approach their businesses.

Beyond the regular structured work that Córla carries out we are available to discuss how we can improve and systemise your business.

We also provide business mentoring services.

What clients do you work with?

We work with savvy, enthusiastic startups and SMEs with turnovers up to €10m, who do not have their own CFOs and who, importantly, have made the decision to improve and grow. As part of this, we work on profitability, cashflow management and other agreed KPIs that are specific to your business.

Why Córla?

We are genuinely interested in working closely with business owners in Ireland to do good things for their businesses, to make life easier. Córla wants to contribute to your success, by working with you to solve the problems faced by your business. We get just as excited at the thought of sustainable improvement and growth in your business as you do.

We have extensive Irish and international experience and business qualifications and we have a serious appetite for continuous improvement, both with clients and internally.

We see ourselves as a long-term business partner and valued advisor.

How long do you work with clients?

Some significant projects will last a month, a quarter, a year or more. Other projects will be short term. We see the Portfolio Finance Director work as being a long-term strategic partnership between Córla and your business.

Do you offer a free initial discussion?

We certainly do. Please contact us by email or by phone to schedule an online 30-minute call, so that we can determine: 1) if we’ll be a good fit and 2) what areas of your business you would like to improve and 3) how we can make life easier for you.

What’s the best way to contact you?

Please contact us by phone or email. We are also available on WhatsApp at 085-2294669 and will get back to you to set up a meeting as soon as possible.

Will what we discuss remain confidential?

Absolutely. Anything we discuss will remain confidential.

An bhfuil Gaeilge agaibh?

Tá, is feídir linn obair a dhéanamh le chéile trí mheán na Gaeilge.

Are you going to come in and tell me all about my business?

No we are not. Nobody knows more about your business than you do. We will ask lots of questions to get an idea of your goals for your business and take an overview of where you are in relation to that. Then we will work together to bring further clarity and structure in order to execute on the plans that we make. We have a consultative style and we appreciate that at the end of the day, the decisions you make are yours to make.