Here at Making Connections giving is in our DNA.

However, since we are a charity we must count on giving as a way to grow and progress.

We want to make special mention of a behind-the-scenes donor who has made a huge impact to our growth.

Bernard Flynn is a business trailblazer in every way. He pioneered lean optimisation both in Ireland and Europe and drove many businesses to success.

He set up operations in China when few saw the opportunity, he led Chinese delegations to Ireland when few saw the value.

Bernard pioneered the method of Business imagination with his Business imagination company Katawave, which boasts clients such as Pfizer, Pernod Ricard and Abbott Pharma.

Bernard is now at the cutting edge of business disruption taking advantage of latest patterns and technologies such as blockchain, AR/MR/VR, AI and maximising the use of startups.

Bernard Flynn was one of Irelands original ironmen, taking the ironman challenge before it became mainstream. However, we want to highlight that this business “ironman” has a very human side and has touched our hearts here at Making Connections.

Bernard sponsored a member of staff for an entire year and freed up valuable resources for the team and helped us accomplish more as a result.

Bernard also asked colleagues to donate their professional skills. He provided pro bono consultancy advice to our charity. He offered the use of Katawave offices when required and he continues to follow with interest the work we do to connect the generations and to support vulnerable older adults in the Community

Bernard, a genuine thank you from the team at Making Connections, you have made a huge difference.

Mary and the team.

Bernard Flynn