Skillnet Ireland named ‘Best Agency Support to Business’ at the InBusiness Recognition Awards 2020

Skillnet Ireland was announced as the winner of the ‘Best Agency Support to Business’ award at the 2020 InBusiness Recognition awards held on Friday 29th January 2021.  This marks the third consecutive year in which Skillnet Ireland has been recognised for its work with the business community as recipients of this prestigious award at the Chambers Ireland event. 

Learning Waves Skillnet is delighted to be part of the overall Skillnet Ireland network since 2004 and congratulates all of the Skillnet Ireland team on receiving this award for the third year in a row.  The Skillnet Ireland model, through which goverment funding is matched by member company funding has provided the Independent Radio Sector in Ireland to opportunity design, develop and deliver high quality innovative and creative training programmes for all its members.  It is through the support of Skillnet Ireland, particularly in 2020, where additional funding was granted to networks through a Covid-19 grant, that the Independent Radio Sector has adopted a comprehensive and coherent approach to learning and development in the sector. 

The InBusiness Recognition Awards, which were held virtually for the first time this year, aim to celebrate successes, achievements and ambition within Irish business.

Commenting on the award win, Paul Healy, Chief Executive of Skillnet Ireland said;

“It is a great pleasure for me to accept this InBusiness award on behalf of Skillnet Ireland. 2020 has been a year like no other and one we will all remember for a long time to come. For us at Skillnet Ireland, for our enterprise partners and for the businesses and workers we support, it’s been a challenging year, but one in which we were able to respond with speed, agility and impact, to make a big difference to the businesses we support and to the lives of the workers who are employed in these businesses. I’d like to dedicate this award to our partners, to the 70 enterprise groups we work with, to the 700 people that serve on Skillnet Ireland steering groups across the length and breadth of the country, to the network managers and promoters, and to our own team at Skillnet Ireland.”

Skillnet Ireland is committed to promoting enterprise-led workforce development that advances the competitiveness, productivity, and innovation of Irish-based businesses.

Leading a partnership of 57 enterprise bodies, Skillnet Ireland helps more than 18,000 businesses and 70,000 workers innovate and upskill every year.

By working with businesses of all sizes to identify and effectively address their skills and learning needs, Skillnet Ireland puts enterprise in control of the process, fostering a networked and partnership-based approach that leverages Ireland’s uniquely open culture of collaboration.

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