Protecting futures the Cornmarket way

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Made with Clipchamp

Cornmarket have been proud supporters of the Schools’ Business Partnership initiative establishing partnerships in Dublin with St. David’s CBS in Artane in 2006, St. Paul’s CBS, Dublin 7 in 2010, Mount Carmel SS, Dublin 7 in 2015 and St. Brigid’s primary school in the Coombe in 2018.

The Schools’ Business Partnership further developed its supports to schools by looking at ways for industry to assist the principals.   It established a seminar series called ‘Management Excellence for Principals’ (MEP). MEP’s aim is to harvest the potential benefits of sharing information and experiences of business leaders with school principals.  The series has broadened to include Deputy Principals in many locations.

Since 2009 the series has been proudly sponsored by Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd.  Many of the senior executives of the business have delivered seminars including:

  • Rachel Hyland, Learning & Development Specialist, on performance management and personal effectiveness
  • Roddy Murphy, Chairman, on leadership
  • Ian Masterson, former Marketing Director on PR and Marketing
  • Mary-Jane Halpin, HR Manager
  • Lisa Kelly, Marketing Manager on PR and Marketing
  • Louise Moran, Digital Marketing Manager on PR and Marketing

Key Statistics

  • Cornmarket executives have delivered 47 seminars throughout Ireland since 2009
  • 1,272 principals and deputy principals have participated to date
  • The sphere of influence on students is that circa 508, 000 students are positively impacted as a result of their principals/deputy principals attending though it could be much greater than this.


Business in the Community Ireland

Rachel Hyland delivering a seminar on personal effectiveness to Dublin Deputy Principals, April 2021