SHS mini-companies striving for success

For the past number of years the Sacred Heart secondary school TY programme has produced elite businesswomen.

For the past number of years the Sacred Heart secondary school TY programme has produced elite businesswomen.

This year, without a doubt, will be the same. The four new TY mini-companies are TYtanium Ltd, Shockwaves Ltd, Munchies Ltd and Qwerty Ltd. Once again the ladies will provide innovative goods and services.

Below is a brief outline of each company in their own words.

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TYtanium Ltd

TYTANIUM Ltd is excited to announce that we are now up and running. We look forward to displaying our new artistic and creative products. They include our homemade and decorative Christmas ornaments, our glamorous and unique phone and iPod covers, our flashy wristbands, our elegant bracelets, our logo tees, our creative shopping bags and our special shoe decoration service.

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Our talented team are:

Chief Executive Officer: Eimear Gallagher

Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Zoe Ryan

Company Secretary: Shauna Moran

Company Administrator: Alison Pidgeon

Financial Controllers: Lea Hanlon and Aoife Kelly

Management Accountant: Clíona Thomas

Purchasing Manager: Maeve Fahey

Advertising Managers: Alannah Byrne, Kim Cobbe and Tara Dixon

Sale and Marketing Managers: Aishling Hickey and Ciara Izuchukwu

Market Research Managers: Sadhbh Kavanagh and Anna Szelejak

Public Relations Officers: Racha Mennad and Gráinne Walsh

Human Resource Manager: Éilish Kinnarney

Production / Quality Control: Paulina Madrawska

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We would like to take this opportunity to say a special thanks to the Credit Union for giving us a fantastic experience of a real life interview. In particular we would like to thank Ms Janet Hayes for all her time and support. We would finally like to thank Ms Hughes and Ms Lee, our teachers, for their present and future involvement in our special company. We would not be able to do it without you.

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Shockwaves Ltd

Shockwaves Ltd is here and we’ll be bringing you a fun year. We have so many ideas for events that will make this year great! Our events will include students from our school and from our community. We are currently organising a First Year Tea Party for students in the school. It will entail fun games, activities and lots of goodies! It will take place on the 26th of October. It’ll be an exciting bonding say for all you first years.

We are also planning a Christmas concert called, ‘A Stocking Full of Stars,’ on the 14th December 2012. We will have students from our school performing on stage showing off their variety of talents. Auditions will be held after midterm break so don’t be afraid to sign up!

We hope to have the school choir, orchestra and the school traditional group to play at the concert. Tickets will be sold around November. We hope to see you all there.

We would like to thank Ms. Hand for her dedication to TY and our two mentors Ms. Reynolds and Ms. Feighrey. We would also like to thank the Bank of Ireland for conducting our interviews and helping to select our dedicated team:

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Chief Executive Officer: Kate Griffin

Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Rebecca Egan

Company Secretary: Laura Quinn

Company Administrator: Kelsey Dooner

Financial Controllers: Aisling McNamee and Muireann Cullen

Management Accountant: Sarah Hilliard

Purchasing Manager: Orla Daly and Nadine Birmingham

Advertising Managers: Emily Carroll and Aine Guilfoyle

Marketing Managers: Katie Fitzpatrick and Sarah Cullen

Market Research Managers: Caoimhe Direen and Niamh Burke

Public Relations Officers: Laura Quinlan and Venuri Perera

Human Resource Manager: Aimee Keenan

Production Manager: Jill Keeley and Rebecca Fitzpatrick

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Munchies Ltd

This year’s new food company Munchies Ltd will strive to live up to the high expectations in the school. Munchies have already had three sales weeks which went phenomenally well.

Munchies have come together as a team and are working exceptionally well together under the helping eye of Mr. Kelly and Mrs. Egan. During the year Munchies will be selling a variety of foods and products and hopes to cater for everyone in the school. We are under the brilliant leadership of Lauren Dunne our CEO and Amy Martin our Deputy CEO. Everyone in the team has taken on their roles brilliantly and are working as hard as they can to make this year the best.

We hope that everyone will enjoy our products and services. Everyone in Munchies hopes that we will have a great year in our new company and strive for success! On the note of success, we would like to thank all of the teachers, parents and students for supporting us in all of our sales. We would also like to say a special thank you to Hugh Byrne for organising our interviews, the Bridge House for holding them, to Catríona for preparing the room for the interviews and to Annette Bennigsen and Catherine Caronody for conducting them. Their help is much appreciated.

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Our team include:

Chief Executive Officer: Lauren Dunne

Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Amy Colgan

Company Secretary: Julieanne Mollen

Company Administrator: Nadia Worgan

Financial Controllers: Caoimhe Cullen and Patrycja Makowska

Management Accountant: Michelle Murphy

Purchasing Managers: Eimear Wynter, Jien Thum, Molly Flanagan, Melissa Gorman

Advertising Managers: Sarah Fahey, Nicole Gorry

Marketing Manager: Nikita Evans

Market Research Managers: Michelle White and Martha Ward

Public Relations Officer: Emily Brennan

Human Resource Manager: Katie Quinn and Noelle Cocoman

Production Manager: Ayesha Brazil

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QWERTY Ltd

We, Qwerty Ltd are the computer-based company of the four mini companies. This year we want to make the best of our transition year and we have great ideas and executions of products. Each company has a structure of members and after our interviews, a great deal of thought went into deciding the best people for the different positions. We would like to thank Nora and Sarah from the AIB Bank for conducting our interviews, and the Central Hotel for hosting them. Their help is very much appreciated. We would also like to thank Ms. Hand and Ms. Lanham for all of their help and support. Without their guidance, we wouldn’t be the QWERTY Ltd we are today!

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Our dedicated team include:

Chief Executive Officer: Gemma Deegan

Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Dervla Daly

Company Secretary: Sarah Henry

Company Administrator: Niamh Healion

Financial Controllers: Katie Cogley and Deidre O’Connor

Management Accountant: Aisling Feeney

Purchasing Manager: Deirdre Coonan

Advertising Managers: Ciara Murray, Nicole Carroll and Paula Kelly

Marketing Managers: Sarah Byrne and Mary O’Rourke

Market Research Managers: Chloe Delaney and Rebekah Daly

Public Relations Officers: Lucy Prendeville and Katie O’Brien

Human Resource Manager: Megan McCourtney

Production Manager: Emma O’Dea and Nicole Murray

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This year we will be selling keyrings to first and second years containing their timetables, a 6th year Year Book to keep their memories of the Sacred Heart safe and together for the years to come, a Maths Dictionary for all ages to help those doing project maths. As well as our main products, we will be making many other small products such as cards and calendars, which we will be selling for our Sales Day coming up on the 14th of December!

So far, in the year we have received many orders for our keyrings in the school and as Qwerty Ltd. we hope to receive many more orders for our products not only from our school but from the public too, so as to have a very successful and productive year.