We help businesses like yours to develop and grow

About Us

SME Matters was founded In 2007.  It now has multiple associates and 10 full time staff. SME Matters works exclusively with small To medium size businesses who want to grow or develop. SME Matters offers a range of development services that meet the requirements of all growing businesses across all sectors.

SME Matters is a leading business consultancy provider. We specialise in giving you the tools to transform your business in terms of bottom line growth and personal and business satisfaction.

About sme matters

SME Matters work exclusively with and are passionate about achieving success for Owner Managers of SME Businesses.

We have worked across all sectors and have being part of SME’s that have tripled, quadrupled and even achieved triple digit millions from turnover levels of below €5M.

Our greatest ambition is to assist Owner Managers achieve success for themselves and build a business that continually delivers  enjoyment of their time within the business and time to enjoy the rewards of their success outside of the business

Our clients become our friends and become part of the SME Matters family and in turn we become part of our clients business working closely with them to achieve success.

We have a significant network at our disposal built over 3 decades and have multiple partners with expertise that support us in building the business you always wanted.

Damien O'Brien with Stuart Burke MD, Hytech Logistics on awards night for the LTA Awards where Hytech Logistics swept the boards with 3 awards on the night including Best Company
  • Strategy Development
  • MD and Senior staff Mentoring
  • Optimise your Business (Sales, Marketing & Operations)
  • Right sizing Your Business
  • Preparing your business for Scale
  • Preparing your business for sale
  • Non-Executive roles for businesses
  • Sales Development Plans
  • 1-2-1 support in strategic implementation
  • Non Executive / Board Advisory Services
  • Sales structures and processes development
  • Marketing Plans

Advantages we offer our clients


Our expert team has more than 50 years combined industry experience in the areas of strategy, leadership, sales & marketing, and soft skills training.

Proven Track Record

We have helped over 200 clients develop and grow their businesses with the highest level of satisfaction. Visit our Testimonials page to read some of their testimonials.


We work with a broad variety of companies in a wide range of SME industries and multi-national corporations.

Skilled Network

In addition to the Managing Partner Damien O’Brien, we use a well-established and highly skilled network of specialist trainers, coaches and advisors.

SME Business Consulting Services

  • Company Strategy Development
  • Sales strategy development
  • Non Executive Director Services
  • Raising Equity
  • Process Development
  • Key Man Recruitment
  • Preparing your Business for Sale

SME Coaching and Facilitation services

  • Company Strategic implementation support
  • Planning and Operational Excellence Structures
  • Future Organisation Planning & Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Leadership coaching for Owner Managers
  • Performance Management structures

Training services

  • Sales training, (sales management & staff)
  • Management / leadership Skill development
  • Communications Skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Line management skills
  • Performance Management

Mentoring for SME Owner Managers and Senior Staff

Training services

  • Microsoft
  • MicroWarehouse
  • ISME SkillNet,
  • PLATO Dublin
  • PLATO East Border Region
  • National Recruitment federation

managing Partner

Damien O’Brien

Damien is a recognised business expert specialising in developing the knowledge and skills of owner managers and giving them the tools to transform their business in terms of bottom line growth and business and personal satisfaction. His experience ranges across all sectors of the economy.

Consulting Director

Darragh Richardson

Darragh spent 15 years working for US, South African, and Belgian multinational businesses before founding his own IT business Agile Networks. He built this business to become the largest independent network integrator in Ireland before selling it to a competitor in 2017. His success is based on a close alignment of customers, employees, and suppliers all solving a common problem with a consistent plan – a template he uses to help clients grow. Darragh is a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist works with organisations such as Plato, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and DCU Ryan Academy as well as being a member of the Halo Business Angel Network.