VBC – Network Overview


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Paul Murphy established the VBC, mid 2021 during Covid, and it’s this network that I’m focussing this blog on for this network overview.

VBC stands for Virtual Business Collaboration – always the first thing we want to know – what do the letters stand for!

About VBC:

The Virtual Business Collaboration network group was set up by Paul Murphy mid-2021.

The primary objective for them as a networking group is in Building Business Relations and Partnerships’ that will benefit all members through the sharing of knowledge and skills sets.

They actively collaborate and support each other in creating business opportunities.

The VBC tagline is: Supporting, showcasing and building business relationships.

Where & When:

All meetings are held on zoom and meetings are held every two weeks on Thursdays at 7pm.  The meetings are chaired by Paul.

Seat Policy:

There is an open seat policy.

Member Profile:

This is a mixed gendered network.  All are welcome and members are encouraged to bring guests along.

Other Benefits:

They share members’ news and updates in their bi-monthly newsletter.


This is a free network to attend.

2024 Summit Details:

VBC are hosting the ‘Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Growth Summit 2024’ on 18th January, from 8.30am – 4.15pm.


This event, jointly hosted by Insight HR and the Virtual Business Collaboration (VBC), will take place on Thursday 18th of January 2024 in the stunning Vertigo Room at Cork County Hall.

The ticket price is €45 and the Summit is available to book on Eventbrite here.  All proceeds go to support Down Syndrome Ireland – a very worthy cause.

The Summit promises to help attendees to kick off the new year with opportunities to network, collaborate, learn and get inspired, all in one day.

From networking sessions to panel discussions, attendees will be treated to wisdom from a number of speakers who will be outlining the foundations of building a successful business!

The event, aimed at anyone who is either growing a business, optimising a business or even starting a business, will be one not to be missed!

Speakers and sponsors include:

  • Louise Grubb, CEO & Co-Founder at Trivium Vet, and IMAGE Businesswoman of the year 2023
  • Jennifer Cashman, Partner & Head of Employment at RDJ Solicitors
  • Mark White, Managing Director at Padel Tennis Ireland
  • Carmel Murnane, Tax Partner at Deloitte Private
  • Noel Comerford, Director of Cyber Risk Services at Deloitte
  • Jennifer Doyle, Commercial Director at Contracting Plus
  • Mary Cullen, Founder & Managing Director at Insight HR
  • Stephen McCarthy, Head of Business Development at Bibby Financial Services
  • Christine Kearney
  • Down Syndrome Ireland

If you can’t attend on the day, but would like to support the cause, there is a donation button which you can find here.

Getting in Touch:

To get in touch with Paul to find out more about the VBC Network, you can click on any of the following links:

Email | Website | Linkedin

Mobile: 086-8532152


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Jean Evans
Jean Evans
Jean Evans is an expert on all things networking. It is her passion, and one that is borne out of experience and plenty of trial and error, mistakes and mishaps. Through her blogs and social media channels, Jean shares tips, tricks, hacks and ideas on how to become an effective networker in business.

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