Our Commitment


We take time to understand you and the challenges that your business faces. With over 20 years working in the SME sector we believe it is essential that advice is only given after a firm “understanding” is achieved. Our goal is to enable you to elevate yourself above the day-to-day activities and look holistically at how all the operational elements should come together to achieve your desired outcome.

Business owners are unique, as are their needs. Cantwell Consulting appreciates that as your business grows you can find yourself absorbed in operational functions that distract you from your core strengths. We bring experience and perspective to these challenges and work with you to make your business more profitable.


Cantwell Consulting offers a tailored advisory service to business owners on specific tasks or longer term business strategy development. Our advice depends entirely on the motivations and goals of our clients. We take time to form a relationship with each client that is based on trust and a firm understanding of the issues that confront them and their business.

We have found that working with our clients over time yields very positive results particularly with new ventures and concept development.


Our focus is to help you manage your business – as it evolves – in an ever-changing environment. The bridge between strategic planning and desired outcomes can only be achieved through rigorous implementation, on time and in budget.

We are confident that we can help you with the range of issues you face on a daily basis and provide sound advice for the development of a strategic business outlook that will mitigate potential risks and maximise returns for the future.

Shane Cantwell

With over 20 years industry experience, Shane provides a range of consultancy services to businesses.

Advising on a range of issues including:

  • Business planning
  • Turnaround strategies
  • Key-stakeholder negotiations
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Asset purchase
  • Estate management
  • Landlord and tenant negotiations

Shane has worked on leveraged property finance transactions and has successfully negotiated a number of debt buyouts for a range of clients. He is experienced in all types of property transactions including acquisition, divestment and deleveraging. He has a clear understanding of corporate structures, borrower/lender motivations and the vital components necessary for continuous effective business management in today’s environment.

Prior to setting up Cantwell Consulting, Shane was a Director with the Glencullen Group, responsible for managing a large domestic and international business portfolio. The groups’ activities included projects across a number of different industry sectors e.g. Motor, Property, Health, Tourism, Education and Training.

Shane is a member of the Institute of Bankers (IBI). He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin (UCD). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UCD, and postgraduate diplomas in Legal Studies from the Dublin Institute of Technology and Taxation from the Law Society of Ireland. He is also a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors in Ireland (IMCA).

Shane Cantwell

The initial consultation is free of charge and without obligation. Once the issues have been explored we prepare a scope of work with specific deliverables. If the client then wishes to engage Cantwell Consulting this sets the parameters for our involvement.

The average consultancy contract tends to be between between 3 and 5 days but is entirely dependent on the nature of the engagement and the needs of the client.