Top Ten Tips for a Healthy Business by Dr. Mark Rowe

“The first wealth, is health” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Spring is the perfect time to think about new beginnings and new resolutions. This applies to personal health as much as business.  Because high performance in life relates to high performance in business the Local Enterprise Office has asked Dr. Mark Rowe of the Waterford Health Park to speak at its latest ‘Top Ten Business Tips’ networking lunch on Thursday April 16th on the topic of ‘Health in Business’.

The lunch will take place as usual at the Bistro in the Tower Hotel at 12.30 and they promise you will be back at your desk for 2pm!

Following on from the success of speakers such as Emma Jane Power of PicStash, Des Whelan of WLR fm and Louise Grubb of Q1 Scientific, Dr. Rowe’s tips are sure to be eagerly received by Waterford business people looking for an edge in business.
Dr. Mark Rowe has a background of working as a family physician based in Waterford City and is a thought leader in the emergent area of health, happiness and high performance in life.

He is a member of “leading by design”, an invitation only international collaboration of leaders committed to improvements in health through a more effective design of the environment. He founded the Waterford Health Park ( as a new paradigm for sustainable improvements in community health. The building was a short listed finalist for World Building of the year at the World Architecture festival awards in 2010. 

In 2013, the Waterford Health Park received the Global Health Improvement Award, “A Place to Flourish”. Mark is author of ‘The Men’s Health Book- A Guide for the Irish Man’ which was published by Blackhall Publishing in 2009 with all royalties going to a Cancer Charity. He has also contributed to books on Leadership in Ireland and Healthcare Management.

Dr. Rowe has a long-standing interest in medical education, as a trainer of young family doctors with the South East G.P. Training Programme in Ireland, as Senior clinical lecturer with the University of Limerick Graduate Medical School and formerly as an ICGP examiner.

He has worked with organisations consistently over the years as an advocate for health. He is an international keynote speaker on the topics of ” New Philosophy of Wellbeing “, “Health Leadership”, “Generative Space” and ” A Prescription for Happiness”.  He also holds the position of Chairman of the Board at Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford City, Ireland and has recently been appointed to the inaugural Healthy Ireland Council.

The cost of this event is €8.50 and booking is essential. For more information or to register your interest please contact your Local Enterprise Office in Waterford on 051-849905 or email