Image Skillnet was delighted to receive Business All-Star Accreditation in addition to winning a prestigious Business All-Star Award in Croke Park on May 2nd. The not-for-profit, enterprise-led training network has been supporting the hair & beauty sector within the Republic of Ireland for the last two years.

Over the last few months, the Image Skillnet team has been busy working with the All-Ireland Business Foundation to achieve their Business All-Star Accreditation Certificate.  This accreditation is an outstanding achievement, and recognises the hard work and dedication of the team in providing a best-in-class service to all of their members. Image Skillnet received their official Certificate at the awards ceremony in Croke Park on Wednesday May 1st.

On Thursday May 2nd, the hair and beauty training network overcame tough competition in a live Judging final,  emerging victorious to be recognised as Business All Star Award Winners from the Education Business section.

Mairead McGuinness MEP – Vice President of the European Parliament, Margaret O’Rourke Doherty, Network Manager of Image Skillnet and Dr. Briga Hynes, Head of Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick  (Photo Credit: Conor McCabe Photography)

Image Skillnet supports and enables enterprises to participate in workforce development and life-long learning in order to build a strong, highly-skilled, and sustainable workforce within the hair & beauty sector. The team strive to deliver the highest quality learning and development that is effective and relevant. Our training programmes and networking events aim to have an impact on the participant, the enterprise, the sector, and the wider economy.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. They  believe that best-in-class companies should be clearly identifiable so consumers can purchase with confidence from All-Star accredited businesses. Business All-Star accredited companies are defined as; progressive, indigenous Irish businesses which meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer centricity.

In achieving this accreditation, Image Skillnet joins a unique group of businesses that continues to demonstrate commitment to improving the service to customers and suppliers.

Kapil Khanna, Programme Director of the All Ireland Business Foundation presents Margaret O’Rourke Doherty with the All Star Accreditation Certificate and medal for Image Skillnet (Photo Credit: Conor McCabe Photography)

Speaking after picking up the trophy, Image Skillnet Network Manager Margaret O’Rourke-Doherty said: “We were delighted and honoured to be crowned Business All Star Award Winners. This is a significant achievement for the network and our team who are so passionate about supporting the hair and beauty sector.”  

Margaret continued “I would like to thank our funders Skillnet Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills for the support they have given us over the years. They have enabled our organisation to support the industry and make a real difference on a national scale, delivered from the rural location of Drumshanbo.

“Finally, I would encourage all employers and employees to get involved with Skillnet Ireland. With 67 networks nationally, there is undoubtedly a sectoral or regional network that can support your business and employees to upskill”.

Image Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.