County Tipperary Business Awards 2019
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
Budget Breakfast 2020
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!
Health Awareness Event- the importance of physical, mental & financial wellbeing- 27th June 2019
This Health Awareness event was a collaboration between AIB, Health & Fitness Ireland, Co Tipperary Chamber and County Tipperary Skillnet.
Talks on the importance of physical, mental & financial wellbeing were delivered by Health & Fitness Ireland & AIB. Metabolic testing was also available, the results of which provided interesting conversations amongst attendees.
The latest in the series of Manufacturing Excellence Events was hosted by MSD at their plant at Ballydine, Kilsheelan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
This event was kindly sponsored by Boston Scientific and County Tipperary Skillnet.
Special Guest was the Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency, Mr. Miquel Malfavón.
MSD gave the visitors a guided tour of the facility including an overview of their innovative production system and a visit to the MSD European 3D Printing hub.
David Shanahan, Chamber CEO – Emma Lacy Chamber VP, Horan Automation – Karen Walters, County Tipperary Skillnet Network Manager – Tomás Olvera, Mexican Embassy – Sabrina Guida, County Tipperary Skillnet Admin – Sinéad O’Dwyer Chamber Director, PWM – Brian Killen,MSD Ballydine Plant Manager. Seated at front: H.E. Miguel Malfavón,Mexican Ambassador To Ireland - Chamber President, Paula Carney-Hoffler.
David Shanahan, Chamber CEO - Cecilia Gormley, MSD – Anne Williams, MSD – Tomás Olvera, Mexican Embassy – Cian Cronin, MSD – Elaine Murphy, MSD - Brian Killen, MSD Ballydine Plant Manager.
South East Skillnet Networks Seminar focuses on Workforce Change
County Tipperary Skillnet, Waterford Chamber Skillnet, Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet and Wexford Chamber Skillnet recently hosted their third Annual Training and Development Seminar ‘Workforce Ireland’ 2019, which focused on attracting talent to the region. As one of the five key pillars in the Government’s Future Jobs Ireland 2019 report, enhancing skills and developing and attracting talent is recognised as a significant contributor to securing Ireland’s economic success.
Employers from across the region attended the event, which took place in Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny. The seminar was facilitated expertly by Michael Cox of MCX Training and Development.
Opening the event, Skillnet Ireland Chief Executive, Paul Healy said:
“The world of work is transforming, and the accelerated pace of technological development is redefining the future of economies globally. This new landscape presents many challenges and opportunities with companies in Ireland already feeling the impact. And while the wide evidence base is telling us that the net outlook for future jobs is positive, we must act now. Upskilling and life-long learning are central to this and will help companies remain relevant in an ever-increasingly complex digital world. The work of our 65+ Networks across the country, and here in the South East, is a vital component in making Ireland a centre of talent and innovative.”
Other topics throughout the half day seminar included Attracting Talent with David Cooney of Morgan McKinley; Behaviour & Performance with Joe O’Connor of CoachPact; Staff Retention, Brian Cleary of Acorn Regulatory; Recruitment with Dr Karen O’Connor, Datapac; Learning & Development with Ann Marie O’Leary, Zurich; Spending your Training Budget with Ria White, Eirgen and Creating a Great Workplace with Lisa Murphy, Scurri.
Speaking about the event, Waterford Chamber Skillnet Network Manager, Sara Mullally said: “Along with our Skillnet Network colleagues, we were delighted to be able to host such an important event for industry leaders. The knowledge and information presented on the day was insightful and thought provoking and had given us a lot of ideas to implement.
We heard how over 60% of pupils today will end up working in jobs that do not exist yet and how 72% of millennials will leave their employer within the first five years. When thinking about the workforce in 2019 and beyond, businesses must be cognisant of the fact that this generation is tech savvy, socially conscious, flexible and dialogue orientated. Things have changed, and we must change with them. Skillnet Networks can provide that platform through our subsidised training and are on hand to cater to industry led skills needs.”
Find your local Skillnet Learning Network in the South East region: www.skillnetireland.ie/region/south-east/
1. Welcome to the Workforce Ireland Conference 2019!
2. Facilitator Michael Cox, MD, MCX Training & Development
3. L to R- Panellists Lisa Murphy- Scurri, Ria White- Eirgen, Ann Marie O'Leary, Zurich & Dr Karen O’Connor- Datapac
4. Claire O'Rourke- Wexford Chamber Skillnet, Karen Walters, County Tipperary Skillnet, Michael Cox, Sara Mullally- Waterford Chamber Skillnet,
& Ashling Ward- Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet.
5. Ashling Ward- Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet, Claire O'Rourke- Wexford Chamber Skillnet, Paul Healy- CEO Skillnet Ireland, Sara Mullally- Waterford Chamber Skillnet & Karen Walters - County Tipperary Skillnet
6. Paul Healy- CEO Skillnet Ireland, Michelle McHugh - C&C Bulmers & County Tipperary Skillnet Steering Group, Sabrina Guida- County Tipperary Skillnet, Karen Walters, Michelle Aylward- Unitec & Network Promoter, Ger Sammon- Stakelums & Chairperson County Tipperary Skillnet Steering Group.
7. Paul Healy, CEO, Skillnet Ireland
8. Brian Cleary- Acorn Regulatory
9. Joe O’Connor, CoachPact
County Tipperary Chamber along with sponsors and business partners across the county are delighted to launch the 2019 Business Awards.
The County Tipperary Business Awards ceremony will showcase the very best of business talent throughout the region.
Businesses of all sizes and genre operating in the Tipperary business world and beyond will have the opportunity to tell their story and be recognised for their positive contribution to the growth of Tipperary as a successful hub for commerce.
Paula Carney-Hoffler, County Tipperary Chamber President states
"the participation of businesses across the county was exceptional in 2018 representing the diverse range of skills and capabilities that exist in our region. The standard across all categories was extremely high and we think this was wonderfully represented by our shortlisted nominees and eventual award winners....We look forward to continued collaboration with our partner organisations, our sponsors and even more businesses across the county to make the 2019 Awards even stronger than before."
County Tipperary Skillnet are proud sponsors of the
'Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness' category.
We wish all entrants the very best of luck!
For a full list of categories and more information on the County Tipperary Business Awards go to www.countytipperarychamber.com
Back Row: Frank McGrath/AIB – Chamber VP, Mayor Cllr. Richie Molloy, Gillian Barry L.I.T. Enterprise & Innovation , Ann O’Grady and Noreen Condon – Tipperary Star, Celine Kennedy & Michael Heverin – The Nationalist, John Durkan – Environmental and Sustainability Manager ABP Food Group. Front Row: David Shanahan – Chamber CEO, Laura Jones/Clonmel Park Hotel - Chamber Director and Chair of Awards Committee, Emma Lacy/Horan Automation - VP of Chamber.
Frank McGrath/AIB – Chamber VP, Chloe Driver – Chamber Marketing Assistant, Paula Carney-Hoffler/IDPAA – Chamber President, Mayor Cllr. Richie Molloy, Michelle Aylward/Unitec – Chamber Director, Emma Lacy/Horan Automation - VP of Chamber, Ann-Marie Clancy – Chamber Accounts, Laura Jones/Clonmel Park Hotel - Chamber Director and Chair of Awards Committee.
Launch of Workforce Ireland 2019 Conference Attracting & Retaining your Talent -Wednesday 22nd May 2019- 9:00am-1pm- Mt Juliet Estate
Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet, County Tipperary Skillnet, Waterford Chamber Skillnet & Wexford Chamber Skillnet are collaborating on the South East Skillnet Annual Conference 2019 to combat the war on Talent:
How to attract and retain your talent.
The Event will be hosted by Michael Cox -MD of MCX Training & Development.
Speakers & panelists include:
David Cooney- Associate Director Morgan McKinley
Paul Healy- CEO Skillnet Ireland
Joe O'Connor- Founding Director CoachPact
Brian Cleary- Chief Marketing Officer Acorn Regulatory
Dr Karen O Connor- GM Service Delivery Datapac
Elaine Hayes- L&D and Talent Management Consultant Zurich
Ria White- Head HR Eirgen
Lisa Murphy- Head of People Scurri
The brochure launch took place on 9th April at the Skillnet Ireland Convention in Johnstown Estate.
SAVE THE DATE- 22nd MAY 2019
Pictured above Left to Right:
Claire O'Rourke- Wexford Chamber Skillnet
Ashling Ward- Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet
Sara Mullally- Waterford Chamber Skillnet
Karen Walters- County Tipperary Skillnet
An exciting day full of demonstrations, talks and meeting key players in today's world of ICT & Cloud Technology. This collaboration between Questum Acceleration Centre, Tipperary County Council, TETB, County Tipperary Skillnet, County Tipperary Chamber, Regional Skills Forum and supported by VMware, Crystal Valley Tech, Surecom, Unitec, SIRO, South Tipperary Remotes & more was a great success. The tech talent in the region discussed opportunities, formed links and networked with potential employers. County Tipperary Skillnet would like to thank all those who participated on the day, the future is bright for Tipperary Tech!
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