Powering Progress and Profit with Invest Northern Ireland

Oct 19, 2004

The Northern Ireland Electronics Forum (NIEF) will hold a business seminar called ‘People Performance – Powering Progress and Profit’ on the 29th September 2004 in the Conference Suite of the Antrim Technology Park.

‘People Performance – Powering Progress and Profit’ is the latest in a series of highly successful events organised by the NIEF, which was set up by Invest Northern Ireland, to help support the electronics sector. Aimed at companies across the region, the seminar will focus on the important issue of motivating employees to help improve workplace efficiencies.

Bill Brown, Chairman of the Engineering Training Council (NI) will give the opening address and Sam McCrea, Managing Director of SAM Mouldings Ltd will be on hand to discuss the techniques and principles that SAM Mouldings use to empower their staff and improve the company’s competitive edge.

The second presentation will be delivered by Maeve McGee, Business Excellence Manager of Dublin based firm DMG Services Ltd. The company was recently placed in the top 10 of ‘The Best Companies to Work for in Ireland’ – part of a Europe wide award for companies excelling in managing their staff. Maeve will be providing a unique insight into the company’s journey to becoming an award winning employer.

The seminar will conclude with a brief overview of the range of initiatives and programmes offered by Invest NI and the Department for Employment and Learning to help local companies in the electronics sector improve their people management skills.

Brian Dolaghan, Director of Engineering and Business Services with Invest NI commented:

“It is no secret that a company stands or falls on the strength of its employees and that a good human resource strategy is an integral part of any company’s growth and success. This seminar has been designed to help firms within the electronics sector get the most from their staff and create a healthy, vibrant work environment.”

Jim Hanna, of the Department for Employment and Learning’s Sectoral Development Branch, said:

"Identification of the right skills, together with ensuring that they are available to the workforce, is the key to enhanced productivity in NI. The Electronics Sector, through working pro-actively on staff empowerment, is ensuring that it is equipped to take its place at the leading edge of this important industry. "

For further details on the seminar please contact Gren Armstrong at Invest Northern Ireland on gren.armstrong@investni.com.

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