Bobby Kerr is an Irish entrepreneur and businessman. As chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company he has led Insomnia to become Ireland’s largest coffee house chain over a 16 year period. He presents ‘Down to Business’ a Saturday Business Breakfast show on Newstalk and was a founding ‘Dragon’ on RTE’s Dragons’ Den. Featured on the show from 2008 to 2012 Bobby is still involved with 8 of his investments. Bobby is one of the owners of BANG Restaurant which has carved out a reputation as one of the finest restuarants in Dublin City. He has a variety of business interests in food & hospitality, technology, manufacturing and retail. Bobby is also a popular public speaker and business mentor.
Bobby lives by the sea in Sandycove, just outside Dublin City, with his wife Mary and their four daughters. He is actively involved in raising money for a number of Charities, including Habitat for Humanity, The Special Olympics and Fairtrade. Bobby is also actively involved in raising money for Blackrock Hospice. He has raised over €100k for the hospice in the last number of years. Bobby has been a keen yachtsman for the last 25 years and races competitively in Dun Laoghaire. He completed a challenging Round Ireland yacht race in 2014 where the boat came first in it’s class in 3rd overall of the J6 entry’s
More recently Bobby raised in excess of €40,000 working with Habitat for Humanity. In April 2011 he lead a team of 10 business people on a house building expedition in Zambia alongside local builders.