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Flashback to 2012: Reeling in the Years – When Canadian Ambassador Visited Our HQ

by Joe Aherne

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Joe Aherne & Canadian Ambassador, Loyola Hearn in LEG HQ in 2012

Flashback to the 9th November 2012, when Leading Edge Group received an official visit from His Excellency, Loyola Hearn, Canadian Ambassador to our Head office in Cobh, Ireland to, at the time, mark five years of our services in the Canadian market.

The Canadian Ambassador’s visit in 2012 coincided with Leading Edge Group’s announcement of several major contract awards for the fourth quarter worth over $350,000 in their Canadian territories. Back in 2012, Leading Edge Group had been working in 
Canada since 2007 and had already experienced a successful and rapid roll-out of ‘Lean’ facilitation and continuous improvement consultancy and training into various market sectors.


Today, we have marked 10 years of our services in the Canadian market – It’s true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun!

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Joe Aherne

CEO of Leading Edge Group

Joe qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1982. It was a decision that reaped great benefits for Joe, providing him with an international recognized qualification which allowed him to follow in his father and grandfathers’ footsteps who had both worked and lived abroad. Having qualified as a CPA, Joe took up financial positions in the Middle East and UK.

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