Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, former Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Chain
Energia Clever Business Panel on the Energia Grow SME stage with Bobby Kerr
Bobby is formally co-owner and Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company (which he exited from in 2018), Ireland largest independent coffee chain. Bobby is a presenter on “Down to Business” the popular Newstalk radio business show on Saturday at 10am and “Bobby’s Late Breakfast” a life style magazine type show which airs at 9am on Sunday mornings. He also co-hosts a slot called the “Agony Uncle” on The Hard Shoulder on Newstalk. He was one of the original Dragons on Dragon’s Den for the first 4 years of the series. Although he has left the series to look at other broadcasting opportunities he continues to be actively involved with the 9 investments he made during the series. Bobby is also a popular business, entrepreneurial and motivational speaker.
Bobby is passionate about small business. He sat on the board of Microfinance Ireland (MFI) for 3 years. MFI is a not for profit lender that provides loans to small businesses of less than 10 employees with a turnover of less than €2m. Bobby is also a member of the Small Business Advice Programme – a targeted programme set up to provide free advice and support to SMEs.