Gilbert has thirty years’ experience in Design, Marketing and Sales. Abroad he was the Account (Sales & Marketing) Manager for Pan American World Airways in the Eastern and Central Provinces of Saudi Arabia. In 1993 he set-up his own successful Design Agency in Leixlip, Co. Kildare which held several corporate and blue-chip clients (Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Citibank Corp, Motorola, Schneider Electric, Aer Rianta, Green Isle, NUI Maynooth).
During that period he was recipient, among others, of the:
— 1996 Certificate for Excellence in the Best Corporate Publication category of the Irish Independent Communicators in Business Awards.
— Civic Achievement of the Year (Civic Awards 1997 – Leixlip, Co. Kildare).
With the advent of the Internet, his Agency managed the distinction of being – through Ireland Today – the first independent, fully online daily news service in Ireland and the first supplier of Current Affairs News to Yahoo UK and Ireland.
Having constantly in mind the necessity of thinking outside the box, in the fast changing Irish publishing market and with his love of books, Gilbert is the main driving force behind PubliBook Ireland which he established to:
“Bring the same dedication, professionalism, imagination and energy to publishing your book that you brought to writing it.”