Family-run Irish business Kilkenny Group has announced plans to increase its staff by the end of next year in order to support its growing business both in stores nationwide and online. A total of 60 jobs will be created, increasing the number employed by the company to 275. As well as new positions in sales, retail and administration in stores around Ireland, Kilkenny Group will also be recruiting new employees for its distribution and online operations.
Over past year the company has increased its retail presence, having opened four new stores across Ireland, and plans to open three more over the course of the next year. The group has also invested heavily in the expansion and relaunch of its online store.
Supporters of the Irish crafts industry for almost 50 years, Kilkenny Group encourages consumers to ‘buy Irish’.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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