10 years of Partnership: Celebrating a momentous milestone
This month, BITCI was delighted to celebrate the achievements of 7 companies: Boots, Cornmarket, DHL Global Forwarding, Fujitsu, Gas Networks Ireland, MetLife, and Workday. The seven companies celebrated the momentous milestone of 10 years in partnership with their local school.
The celebration marked the dedication, work, and motivation of both the businesses and their partnering schools. BITCI are delighted to be able to work alongside these fantastic partnerships and foster another 10 years of long lasting and transformative partnerships.
Boots and Collinstown Park Community College:
Celebrating 11 years, Boots and Collinstown Community College have been partnered since 2011. Boots have gone on to remarkably partner with seven additional schools throughout the country, with more post primary partnerships than any other business in Ireland.
Pictured above is Maeve McNamara, CSR Manager, Karen Rossi, Teacher Practitioner for Boots, and Alison Daly, School Coordinator of Collinstown Community College with Alison Norman, SBP Regional Coordinator and Germaine Noonan, Head of Education in BITCI.
Cornmarket Group Financial Services and St. Paul’s CBS:
One of Cornmarket’s many partnerships and partnered in 2010, Cornmarket and St. Paul’s CBS celebrated 12 years of success. Cornmarket are also funding the Management Excellence for Principals series since 2009.
Pictured above is Rachel Hyland, Learning & HR Technology Business Partner and Paddy Curtin, Head of HR in Cornmarket, Finn Dunleavy, School Coordinator within St. Paul’s CBS and Louise Nolan, TY Coordinator with Andrea Lazenby Simpson, Assistant Manager and Germaine Noonan, Head of Education in BITCI.
Fujitsu and St. Joseph’s Rush:
The launch with Fujitsu in 2011 was exceptional and they have since gone on to celebrate 11 years in partnership with St. Joseph’s Rush.
Pictured above is Annemarie Nagle, HR Consultant, Cathleen Doohan, People and CSR Director in Fujitsu, Alison Blood, School Coordinator, Daragh Nealon, Principal in St. Joseph’s Rush with Andrea Lazenby Simpson, SBP Assistant Manager and Germaine Noonan, Head of Education in BITCI.
Gas Networks Ireland and Beneavin College:
This 12-year partnership between Gas Networks Ireland and Beneavin College has been going strong since 2009. So strong that the school opted to host its own ceremony in a Wrap Up celebration with GNI.
Pictured above is David Gilloughley, Senior Networks Coordinator, Jack Cleary, Siteworks Engineer in Gas Networks Ireland, Tony Doherty, Deputy Principal and Ger Dempsey, Teacher with Melanie Flynn, SBP Regional Coordinator, and Germaine Noonan, Head of Education in BITCI.
MetLife and St. Joseph’s Stanhope Street:
Partnered in 2010 and celebrating a 12 year partnership with St. Joseph’s Stanhope Street, MetLife held a virtual session live from Paris in this year’s World of Work programme. This year’s students got to hear from international leaders in the company.
Pictured above at the celebration is Wayne Gibbons, CFO Western Europe, Jean Harrington, Teacher, and Helen O’Reilly, Principal Deputy of St. Joseph’s Stanhope Street with Alison Norman, SBP Regional Coordinator and Germaine Noonan, Head of Education in BITCI.
Workday and St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Glasnevin:
After one year in Ireland, Workday set up their first partnership with St. Vincent’s in 2011. 10 years later and Workday are a rapidly expanding corporate presence in Ireland and have expanded their social impacts with the development of the Dave Duffield Scholarship for Leaving Certificate students as a college bursary. The business also participates in Time to Read locally.
Pictured above is Gavin Steed, Senior Manager, Vulnerability Management for Workday, Maire Quinn, Principal and Frank Kieran, Teacher with Melanie Flynn, SBP Regional Coordinator, and Germaine Noonan, Head of Education in BITCI.
DHL Global Forwarding:
DHL Global Forwarding and their commitment to the Schools’ Business Partnership was also celebrated on the day. DHL Global Forwarding were partnered with Trinity Comprehensive in 2010, this partnership concluded and for the past year DHL has been partnered with St. Michael’s in Finglas.
Pictured above is Blanaid Meade, HR & Payroll Officer, and Jade O’ Doherty, Marketing and Communications Executive for DHL with Andrea Lazenby Simpson, SBP Assistant Manager and Germaine Noonan, Head of Education in BITCI.
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