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Ireland West Airport Awarded for Upskilling and Business Excellence

Ireland West Airport, in Knock, recently won the ‘Skillnet Regional Excellence Award’ at the Sligo Chamber Of Commerce annual Business Excellence Awards.

The Skillnet Regional Excellence Award, sponsored by Sligo Chamber Skillnet, was for businesses engaged in staff training programmes.

The award recognises the airport’s commitment to the upskilling of staff and investment in personnel enhancement. 

The airport said in a statement: “We are proud to have staff employed at the airport from right across the West and Northwest of Ireland and from EU and non-EU countries, bringing with them diversity in skills, backgrounds, and ideas. The airport supports flexible working and on an annual basis facilitates students from schools and colleges across the region to provide valuable work experience with programmes such as the Transition Year work experience programme. With the help of Sligo Chamber Skillnet, the airport delivered training in disability and diversity awareness to managers and staff and introduced the role of Support Contact Person for staff.”

Commenting on the award, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport said: “We are absolutely delighted, to have won the Regional Excellence award from Sligo Chamber of Commerce. With the support of Sligo Chamber and Skillnet, we have undertaken training and development across all disciplines, that has grown our capabilities, facilitated organisational change, supported the personal development of staff, and ultimately enabled us to develop our business and invest in and retain our staff.  We have an excellent and long-established working relationship with the team in Sligo Chamber of Commerce and have benefited from their advice, connections, and their administration and look forward to continuing to work closely with them into the future.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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