Clare students recognised at Business Studies Awards

Clare students recognised at Business Studies Awards

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Senior Tax Consultant with KPMG Robert Mortell with students Cillian Hamel and Emma Foley – Photo: True Media/Sean Curtin

Students from the mid-west region who received an A in Junior Certificate Higher Level Business Studies in 2016 were recently presented with Certificates of Achievement from the Kemmy Business School (KBS), University of Limerick (UL).

The event, held in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI), celebrates and recognises excellence in Junior Certificate Business Studies.

This is the fifth year that the Kemmy Business School (KBS) has held these awards and over 200 students from the region were recognised at the ceremony, which was also attended by their parents, business studies teachers and school principals. The students, whose exceptional achievement was recognised, represented nearly 50 individual schools from counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.

Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean, Kemmy Business School, said: “We are delighted to recognise this fantastic achievement of our young awardees – the region’s top Business Studies students in the Junior Certificate 2016. I congratulate all on their wonderful achievement and would also like to pay tribute to the commitment and dedication of their teachers in helping the students achieve such excellence”.

Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, is one of Ireland’s leading business schools, recently awarded best business school at the Chambers Ireland/InBusiness Recognition Awards 2016, with a reputation for quality and employability of graduates.

This event reinforces the important relationship between Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, and the region’s second-level students, their schools and their business studies teachers. Recent years has seen a significant increase in demand for the school’s undergraduate programmes.

This year the KBS was delighted to welcome KBS, UL, graduate and Ireland’s youngest person to summit Mount Everest, Robert Mortell, as the guest speaker. During his speech Mr Mortell, Senior Tax Consultant with KPMG, encouraged these students to “think big” and to combine their impressive natural gifts and aptitudes with strong motivations and ambitions in order to continue to progress and achieve.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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