Knowing What Not To Do: Why Strategy is Important to Irish SMEs


Knowing What Not To Do: Why Strategy is Important to Irish SMEs All businesses large and small have goals, either explicit in a mission statement, or implicit in the minds of the management and the focus of teams. Often the vision or goals are to do with how the company envisages business developing or growing to new markets; maximising sales … Read More

We are making plans and taking notes


The Design, Print and Packaging Skillnet is currently piloting a new approach to creating relevant and timely posts and articles focusing on the SME sector of our industry. Starting today we intend to bring you something fresh every Monday – Friday (We’re going to cheat and count this post for today). Sometimes we will use this space to highlight new … Read More

New Skillnets Videos – Enjoy!

THE BETTER TRAINING, BETTER OPPORTUNITIES STORY THE YOU DO BUSINESS, WE DO TRAINING STORY   We have created two new video shorts for the network to advertise the benefits that can be achieved by training with DPPSkillnet. Take a look for yourself Masters Programme and our video about our Job Seekers Support Programme. A HUGE thank you to those who helped out with … Read More

Launch of Skillnets’ Statement of Strategy 2016-2019


Skillnets launched its four-year strategy on 3rd November 2016.  The strategy was developed following a thorough consultation process with key stakeholders, including Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet and the IPF, and is closely aligned to the National Skills Strategy 2025 and other relevant policies. Speaking at the launch of Skillnets’ Statement of Strategy 2016-2019, Paul Healy, Chief Executive, Skillnets said: … Read More