RaiSE – Enhancing social enterprise competitiveness through improved business support policies

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Increasing co-operation between social enterprises across Europe is helping to boost the visibility of the social enterprise sector and to highlight the social benefits it brings. The RaiSE programme launched in January 2017 under the Interreg Europe policy learning programme has been designed to further this momentum by bringing together organisations from Catalonia, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, […]

J.P. Morgan Careers Workshop – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Action

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Our Enhanced Skills Programme [ESP] is a series of tailor-made, work-based training programmes that provide long-term unemployed people with the skills they need to gain employment in the logistics and manufacturing sectors. This programme is supported by J.P. Morgan as part of a global philanthropic investment of JPMorgan Chase of 200 million USD each year […]

Are You Looking For A New Career?

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Are you unemployed? Did you leave school early? Would you like to re-train and get some skills for work? Did you drop out of a course because it wasn’t for you? Are you unsure of your next step? Do you live in the Northside Partnership Catchment area? Would you like a career in manufacturing and […]

Speedpak Group 2016 Enhanced Skills Programme Awards Ceremony

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The first of Speedpak Group’s new Enhanced Skills Programme participants were presented with their certificates by Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. at an awards ceremony held in Speedpak on Tuesday 20 September 2016. Developed by Speedpak Group, the programme delivers industry-specific training and mentoring and develops increased relationships with local businesses and […]

National Policy on Social Enterprise for 2017?

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2017 promises to be a progressive year for social enterprise in Ireland following the announcement by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs of a national policy for social enterprise. Minister Ring’s priority “will be to ensure that the full spectrum of social enterprises is recognised in a national framework and, as […]

Workplace Coaching in a Social Enterprise

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Coaching at Speedpak Group is delivered as part of the social enterprise dividend to the employees we set out to support. It is part of our ideal consumer journey that enables long-term unemployed people to fully participate in work experience and training programmes. Coaching also helps produce commercial dividends through the increased productivity that results […]

Thank You & Happy Christmas!

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Dear Investor, Supporter, Customer,  Thank you for helping make 2016 such a success for the Speedpak Group! Trading, Training and Transforming is what we do. The past year has seen a significant increase in activity across our Speedpak contract services division, our Shamrock Rosette manufacturing division and training offering for long term unemployed people. Our […]

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What is a Social Enterprise?

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A social enterprise is a business whose success is measured as much on the positive social impact it sets out to achieve, as on its profitability. Social enterprises tend to share the following characteristics: They are set up to positively address a social or environmental problem. They operate in a way that strives to be profitable […]

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New Arrival Gives Speedpak a Lift!

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A beautiful August sky heralded the arrival of Speedpak Group’s latest addition, the Yale ERP 13VC forklift. In a year that has seen a substantial increase in client business, the new forklift will greatly increase the efficiency with which we can move goods in and out of the plant. Meanwhile, the growing number of staff holding […]

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