Helping small firms extend a cultural hand of friendship

Noel and Tomoko Doyle of Equinox, a firm creating cultural exchange opportunities, found the help from their Local Enterprise Office in Carlow ‘instrumental’ in the next stage of their business

15th December, 2019
Helping small firms extend a cultural hand of friendship
Paul Dunne, International Development Manager; Noel Doyle, Managing Director; Tomoko Doyle, Director of Finance & HR, and Cathy Stevenson, Accommodation Officer, Equinox Education Services

Noel and Tomoko Doyle first met while studying in Britain. They began a relationship soon after and moved to Tomoko’s home country of Japan. There, Tomoko’s father ran a language school where Noel took up a job as an English teacher.

When the time came for Tomoko and Noel to start a family, the couple decided to return to Noel’s home county of Carlow. Despite their initial plans, the couple did...

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