Earlybird Networking Event- Thurles Enterprise Centre 13th March 2019- Emma Lacy - Commercial Director of Horan Automation
A riveting story told by Emma Lacy, Commercial Director of Horan Automation, one of courage, resilience and sheer determination. 'Nothing is handed to you...hard work pays off...looking after your physical and mental health is crucial ....business plans should not be one page! Communication and buy in of your team is essential for success...' Just a few snippets of information shared from an inspiring business woman who juggles it all with a busy home life and a demanding work life, getting the balance right is the key to success.
Thank you Emma for sharing your story with us.
A great buzz in the air as businesses from around Tipperary gathered for the 'Connecting for Growth Expo' at the Clonmel Park Hotel on 28th February 2019. The variety of products and services offered by Tipperary companies that exhibited was outstanding- the region has a very positive future ahead!
Earlybird Networking- Employee Wellbeing - Attracting & Retaining Staff in 2019 & Beyond! 31st January 2019
On Thursday 31st January 2019 we welcomed Jim Stapleton & Brendan Reilly of Eolas who provided an interesting and interactive presentation on Employee Wellbeing - Attracting & Retaining Staff in 2019 & Beyond.
This seminar looked at the most recent trends affecting employee’s overall wellbeing – physical, emotional and financial – and proposed initiatives that organisations can take to help to improve the overall wellbeing culture within their workplaces.
Eolas Money, a financial planning and wellbeing practice, has been helping both personal and corporate clients throughout Ireland improve their financial wellbeing and navigate through the myriad of financial decisions that life throws at us for the past 10 years.
This Event is a collaboration with County Tipperary Skillnet, County Tipperary Chamber and Questum Acceleration Centre who kindly provided the venue.
Our next Earlybird Networking Event will take place early March in Thurles - date TBC
County Tipperary Skillnet celebrates 10 years! We look forward to the future and will continue to work closely with companies in County Tipperary championing innovation and workforce development.
In the picture Left to Right (Steering Group Members)-
Luke Murtagh- Tipperary Tourism
Sabrina Guida- County Tipperary Skillnet
Rhona Howley- Abbott Clonmel
Cathriona Sheehan- MSD Ballydine
Julian Smith- Showgrounds Shopping Centre
Karen Walters- County Tipperary Skillnet
Ger Sammon- Stakelums
Aidan Hennessy- Boston Scientific Clonmel
Michelle McHugh- C&C Bulmers
Paula Carney-Hoffler FCICM, FIICM. Credit Cert, Dip Law, CDPP (Cert IE273) & Director of IDPAA delivered an insightful and energetic talk with practical tips and steps to take to ensure that you get paid on time.
Topics covered included:
Managing Credit Risk
Telephone Call Techniques
Education of customers and the importance of Credit Agreements and Contracts
Thanks to Questum Acceleration Centre who kindly provided the venue.
Our next Earlybird Networking Event will take place in January - date TBC
County Tipperary Chamber & Skillnet welcome Belgian Ambassador Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw to the LIT Questum Acceleration Centre -16th Nov 2018
Back Row: Lord Mayor – Richie Molloy, Sinead Carr – Tipperary County Council, Jacques Vanhoucke - Head of Economic & Commercial Trade at Belgian Embassy, Dr. Liam Brown – VP LIT, Karen Walters – County Tipperary Skillnet Manager
Front Row: Paula Carney-Hoffler –New Chamber President, Belgian Ambassador - Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw, Chamber CEO – David Shanahan
Back Row: Garrett Ahearn – Tipperary Boutique Distillery, Lord Mayor – Richie Molloy, Jacques Vanhoucke - Head of Economic & Commercial Trade at Belgian Embassy, Dr. Liam Brown – VP LIT, Deirdre Phelan - Head of Service Operations Eishtec, Frank McGrath – Business Development Manager AIB, Anthony Coleman – District Administrator Tipperary County Council
Frank Row: Sinead Carr – Tipperary County Council, Paula Carney-Hoffler – New Chamber President, Belgian Ambassador - Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw, Chamber CEO – David Shanahan, Laura Jones – Sales & Marketing Manager- Clonmel Park Hotel
Karen Walters of County Tipperary Skillnet presents Carl Widger and Ian Cooke of Metis Ireland with the 2018 Best Employer Award. David Shanahan, Chamber CEO.
County Tipperary Skillnet were proud sponsors of the
'Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness' category at the County Tipperary Business Awards 2018 at the Clonmel Park Hotel Friday 19th October.
Congratulations to Metis Ireland on winning the award and to Surecom and BPS Crowthorne who were finalists!
The best of Tipperary Businesses were showcased and recognised for their achievements, the standards of applicants were very high, it was great to see such a variety of inspiring companies. The future for Tipperary business is bright!!
Audrey Crean of O'Gorman Brannigan, Purtill & Co. gave an informative update to attendees on the implications of Budget 2019.
Gary Morrison of Morrison BMW informed the audience about electric cars and benefits in relation to BIK etc. Thanks to both Audrey & Gary for their excellent presentations. Overall the Budget was seen as positive.
There is a 29% increase in funding for Skillnet Ireland for 2019! This brings annual funding to €28 million, the highest ever funding level for Skillnet Ireland.
Seán Gallagher- Presidential candidate 2018 visits Questum Acceleration Centre, Clonmel- 4th October 2018
Sabrina Guida & Karen Walters of County Tipperary Skillnet, David Shanahan CEO County Tipperary Chamber and Seán and Trish Gallagher
County Tipperary Skillnet & Chamber welcomed Seán Gallagher Presidential candidate to the Questum Acceleration Centre today as he visited local businesses. We wish Seán all the best for his campaign.
County Tipperary Skillnet were delighted to be invited to the Brexit update at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on the 24th September 2018 where an Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney gave an insightful, detailed and positive overview of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.