South East Radio’s Business Matters is a weekly business programme that has become the focal point for business owners across the South East. The show is renowned for imparting invaluable business information and advice to listeners. From iconic Entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson and Sir Michael Smurfit, the world’s leading figures in business have featured among the 1700 guests on this fast paced business programme and podcast.

Since launching on 4th February 2012, Business Matters has been presented by one of the South East’s leading entrepreneurs, Karl Fitzpatrick. A Law graduate of University College Cork, Karl is the President of Chevron College, Ireland’s largest privately owned provider of accredited further and higher education programmes. Chevron College delivers its programmes through e-learning and employs over 150 staff.

Karl is also the owner of the LEGO inspired educational play franchise – Bricks 4 Kidz Ireland, English language college – English Language Ireland and Oiliuna Training – a specialist provider of business and IT programmes.

Karl Fitzpatrick is actively involved in all aspects of the business community and has advised many award winning companies from across the region. A Director of Chambers Ireland, the Irish Franchise Association, Karl has access to the people that matter in the world of business, bringing real life experience and insights to the Business Matters boardroom.

Outside of his business interests, Karl makes a significant contribution to a range of social and community projects through his membership of The Rotary Club of Wexford, where he has Chaired the organisations Youth programmes for over 10 years and is also the brainchild of the Wexford Volunteer Expo which has facilitated the recruitment of over 1000 volunteers for local charities and community groups.

Keep informed with South East Radio’s Business Matters about local, national and global business success stories. Emerging international trends are uncovered, along with exciting updates on innovative projects that will shape the future of business for SMEs.

All this and more is delivered in a conversational style for all South East Radio listeners to enjoy. If you are in business, you can’t afford to miss South East Radio’s Business Matters every Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am. Email the show businessmatters at

Access the back catalogue of Business Matters interviews on the Spotify and Apple Podcast platforms.

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