County Tipperary Skillnet hosted a highly informative and beautiful event for International Womens Day which was attended by influential and successful women from County Tipperary.
Afternoon Tea was served at the Clonmel Park Hotel while guests were welcomed by County Tipperary Skillnet manager, Karen Walters.
Guest speaker, Emma Lacy of Horan Automation outlined the course of her very successful career with the full time demands of being a mother which struck a cord with many of the women in attendance.
Privileged to have been sponsors of Entrepreneur's Day 2020 on 10th January, hosted by Mr Tom Brennan, Entrepreneur in Residence at LIT Questum Acceleration Centre.
Boston Scientific was named as Tipperary's top company on a night when Adi Roche was honoured for her remarkable work caring for victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster at the County Tipperary Business awards.
The Clonmel woman received a standing ovation at the gala ceremony in the Clonmel Park Hotel when she stepped forward to accept the President's Award.
Chamber president Paula Carney Hoffler paid tribute to her courage and resilience over more than thirty years in fronting the Chernobyl Children's Project.
Adi Roche said she was hugely honoured to be recognised in her home town and county and remarked that her upbringing in Clonmel shaped the person she became.
She said she was accepting the award on behalf of all the people who have done so much for the children of Chernobyl since the catastrophic nuclear accident.
John Paul Phelan Minister of State Dept of Housing, Planning & Local Government was an honored guest.
Another highlight of the night was the naming of Boston Scientific as the winner of the overall award and there was great celebration among the many from the firm attending the ceremony.
The Clonmel company had already won the Best Large Business category.
The third staging of the awards was another huge success with the cream of Tipperary business assembled in the stunning setting of the Clonmel Park Hotel banquet room.
Dragons Den star Sean Gallagher was MC for the event.
The winners of the various categories were -
Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness - Vision ID
Best Corporate Social Responsibility or Contribution to the Community – Setanta College
Best Family Business – Pressure Welding Manufacturing
Best Food and Agriculture – Bulmers
Best Large Business – Boston Scientific
Best in Retail – The Gourmet Butcher
Best Service Provider – Acorn Regulatory
Best Small or Medium Enterprise – Surecom Network Solutions
Best Use of Social Media and Marketing – Blanco Nino
Best Sports, Arts and Culture – Fethard Horse Country Experience
Best Tourism and Hospitality – Anner Hotel
Best Social Enterprise – Irish Wheelchair Association
Best Start up or Emerging New Business – Oscar Wilde Water
County Tipperary Skillnet are delighted to have sponsored the annual Chamber Budget Breakfast 2020.
Audrey Crean of 'Audrey Crean Taxation' gave an excellent and informative update to attendees on the implications of Budget 2020.
Thanks also to O'Gorman Brannigan Purtill for their continued support. There is a 28% increase in funding for Skillnet Ireland for 2020!
This brings annual funding to €35.9 million, the highest ever funding level for Skillnet Ireland.
County Tipperary Skillnet were delighted to partner with PwC for the 'South East Tipperary Tax Summit' on the 10th September 2019 in the Clonmel Park Hotel. A huge thank you to the PwC team Roisin Purcell, Brian Hogan, Joan Hearne, Ciara O'Connor, Marc Cosgrove & Jennifer Hawkins who provided insightful and entertaining presentations on the following topics:
The half day summit covered the current tax risks and opportunities for businesses. We look forward to working with PwC in the future to deliver expert briefings and workshops.
The latest of the Manufacturing Excellence Events, a collaboration between County Tipperary Chamber, County Tipperary Skillnet & Boston Scientific was hosted on this occasion by Robert A. Merry & Co based in Clonmel on Thursday 4th July 2019.
An insightful and quite frankly mind blowing site visit ensued, the sheer size of the manufacturing and production that takes place at this site and the extensive list of countries that products are exported to is highly impressive. Recently Robert A. Merry completed a large extension to their premises at Cashel Road, Clonmel.
A huge thank you to Don Crowley & Michael Clarke for providing the fascinating tour. Any tasting jobs available please let us know!