Square 5 are business development specialists based in Sheffield and North Lincolnshire offering an open, flexible approach to business. We excel in revitalising companies by helping them identify new opportunities and diversify in to growth sectors, as well as utilising innovative ways to raise their profile.
Square 5 Ltd was launched in 2009 by business partners Emma Tiernan and Mark O’Reilly. Collectively they had experience of working in a wide range of industries including Marine, Maritime, Manufacturing, Energy, Automotive and the Public Sector – working with Tier 1 companies through to small businesses. It is through this experience that they recognised a need to provide business support services, particularly for smaller businesses and so set up their own business development and communications company - Square 5 Ltd.
Mark O'Reilly now leads the organisation with its team of experienced industry associates. He is a seasoned Industrialist and has over 35 years experience in the Maritime/Industrial/Engineering sector with significant UK and International expertise of Strategy, Business Development, Marketing and Export including several years as Director and General Manager. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and contributor to various industrial, economic and academic Boards.
For the past 11 years Mark’s focus has been on the Marine & Offshore Energy "Blue Economy" industries particularly around opportunities in the "Offshore Wind" sector. He actively promotes the region as a centre for Offshore Renewables whilst endeavouring to involve local and regional companies in the supply chain. He has developed global connections in Offshore Wind and has advised several US states on economic development, strategy and supply chain.
Mark is a member of the Regional Council at Maritime UK, Humber LEP Marketing Group, North Lindsey College Stakeholder Board and is a Director (former CEO & Chairman) at Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA). Mark has many years experience in the engineering, automotive and electronics industry working closely in the past with SAAB, Ford, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Land Rover, Nissan and Bentley as well as with global Electronics giants Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, Sanmina and Flextronics.
Mark is an advocate of renewable energy, exponent of the "Blue Economy" lover of all things maritime and is passionate about collaborative working. Through Square 5 he initiated the Global Manufacturing Festival:Sheffield 2011 and through THMA the Offshore Wind Connections Conference & Exhibition.