Fionnuala Kilbane, founder of 53TEN, is the former Engineers Ireland communications and marketing director. With a career spanning over 20 years in business, engineering and technology, she has worked with some of Ireland and the world’s leading brands including Xerox, Zurich, the Design Council, Galliford Try, the Institute of Civil Engineers, Diebold, INTO, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and London Electricity.

Her extensive track record includes strategic planning, event management, media relations, advertising and publishing.

Highlights of her career involved introducing initiatives such as the first ever TV ad campaign for the engineering profession; the production of an annual State of Ireland report grading Ireland’s infrastructure; setting up the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards which are now in their fifth year and successfully managing the challenge of persuading senior management and the membership to move from the traditional print version of The Engineers Journal to a digital EngineersJournal.ie online experience.

About our company

53TEN is passionate about ingenuity, engineering, and technical creativity in all types of industry, including construction, technology, manufacturing, and academic research. We want to tell the general public, the media, and the Government about what you do, in language they understand.

As you're concentrating on your core business, you may not have the time to do this yourself. That's where 53TEN comes in, because we have the time, and we communicate very well.

If you would like to have your own dedicated and experienced communications department, without the expense of employing an in-house team, then we could be the answer. 53TEN provides strategic advice, and assistance in writing editorial copy and organising events. We are focused on delivering the communications you need, when you need it.

Through the use of social media, events, and traditional communication tools, we help organisations to find the best way to connect with the people that matter the most to them.

53TEN works hard to understand and fit into an organisation, ensuring we're well placed to advise you, and to communicate on behalf of your business. We operate a 'can do' approach and endeavour to establish honest, successful, and enjoyable working relationships.

53TEN is supported by our close-knit, extended network of associates and preferred suppliers, ensuring that we can deliver both small and large projects in all types of media.

If you wish to learn more about the service we provide, please get in touch. Questions cost nothing.

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