This short video documents how Clann Credo, the Irish social finance group invested in and supported two social enterprises, Speedpak Contract Services (including Shamrock Rosettes) and Roscommon Home services.
GIY’s “Grow It Forward” campaign featured the fulfilment by Speedpak Contract Services of 50,000 seed packs.
GIY, like Speedpak Group, is a social enterprise. Its mission is to support people around the world to live happier, healthier and more sustainable lives by growing some of their own food.
The campaign was aimed at encouraging people to enjoy the benefits of growing vegetables at home and to then share their experience with ten other people.
Each growing pack included 5 different packets of seed, 10 tags and one brochure. Fulfilment of the Grow It Forward packs involved breaking bulk quantities of seed packs, tags, envelopes and brochures into smaller batches. Components were manually sorted, collated, bundled and banded.
Envelopes were addressed, packed by hand, sealed and dispatched to An Post for delivery to libraries, businesses and individual subscribers all over Ireland.
Speedpak Group was very happy to have this opportunity to work with another social enterprise.
Podcasted interview with Speedpak Chief Executive John P. Murphy as part of DCU’s ‘Passion to Action’ podcast series.
Part of DCU’s resource hub for social innovation and social entrepreneurship education, this project aims to “support educators in embedding social impact in their teaching, irrespective of discipline. In doing so, they can foster in their students the behaviour, skills, thinking and attitude in devising, testing and launching sustainable innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges.”
We are delighted to announce that David Coffey has joined our core staff team as General Operative. He will be working across our two commercial businesses, Speedpak Contract Services & E-fulfilment and Shamrock Rosettes.
David was previously a Speedpak trainee on labour market programmes, TÚS and Community Employment. During that time he achieved 8 QQI Level 4 modules, including: Work Experience; Product Packaging & Assembly; Workplace Safety; Maths; Career Planning; IT Skills; Communications & Personal Effectiveness – achieving the equivalent of the Leaving Certificate on the National Framework of Qualifications, in Workplace Learning.
Dedicated, hardworking, reliable, personable and open to learning, he will be a great addition to the team.
This role is part funded by the Government of Ireland through the Community Services Programme.
Some of our training staff attending their certified PHECC First Aid Responder course with Avalon Training recently.
This is one of the many industry-led training courses provided by Speedpak Group to participants on CE and TÚS labour market programmes.
As newly-certified First-aid Responders, trainees gain valuable and confidence-boosting skills that can build and add value to their CVs.
These skills are very useful in the workplace and in increasing participants’ attractiveness to future employers.