Our Purpose

We build our business, to provide work opportunities, to end long term unemployment.

Speedpak Group operates commercial businesses to support long term unemployed people get back to work by providing real work experience, accredited industry training, mentoring and tailored supports.

The combination of trading and training transforms lives. Matching local talent with available jobs provides training staff with greater financial independence and job resilience through employment, education and training.

We were originally founded by a local development company Northside Partnership and the business community with State support, with the purpose then as now, to address the issue of high long term unemployment in the city’s most disadvantaged areas on Dublin’s Northside.

The ‘catch 22’ of not being able to get a job without experience and not being able to get experience without a job, prevented local people from accessing employment in their community. Creating a real commercial business with a social purpose was a new and innovative solution then and has stood the test of time a quarter of a century later. That’s why we recruit local unemployed talent who experience social and economic barriers, are more distanced from the labour market and as a result find it difficult to secure employment. Since our foundation we have employed and trained over 1150 people, making a significant social impact to individuals and families in these communities.

The company has built two commercial businesses, Speedpak Contract Services and Shamrock Rosettes, to support long term unemployed people get back to work by providing real work experience, accredited industry training, mentoring and tailored supports. Our success is shared and is dependent on the collaborations we forge with Business, State, Philanthropy and Community and the courage of our training staff.