Fundraising Regulator appoints Syrenis to deliver FPS

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising Preference Service Fundraising Regulator Melanie May | 27 January 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 The Fundraising Regulator has announced that it has chosen Syrenis Ltd to provide the database and telephone service for the Fundraising Preference Service.Syrenis beat five other firms in a competitive tender process to win the business. The Regulator appointed Syrenis due to its existing The Preference Centre product, which will be built upon for FPS, as well as the firm’s previous experience of working with call centres, and the level of cyber-security built into its products.Syrenis will begin work immediately on developing FPS, with the service scheduled to go live to the public in the early summer.Stephen Dunmore, chief executive, Fundraising Regulator, said:“We are delighted to be working with Syrenis, who impressed us with their proposal for the Fundraising Preference Service. It is essential that the service operates as smoothly and securely as possible, which is why Syrenis is the perfect fit. Their commitment to flexibility will also be an asset as the product develops prior to launch.“FPS will help individuals take control of their communication with charities. It is a vital step in rebuilding trust between the public and the sector, although it is not the only answer and more will need to be done to ensure that charity fundraising is carried out to the highest standards.”Nicky Watson, CEO, Syrenis, said: Advertisement  78 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img “We welcome the opportunity to work with the Fundraising Regulator and to deliver this important service. We look forward to developing and launching the service over the coming months.”The Fundraising Regulator published its plans for the FPS in December, stating that it would not be a single ‘reset button’ as had been feared, but would enable individuals to opt out of receiving communications from specific charities. It said then that it was in discussions with a number of potential suppliers.  77 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Fundraising Regulator appoints Syrenis to deliver FPSlast_img read more

World’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in…

first_img TAGScollectionhobbymodel aircraft displayShannonShannon airport Previous articleNew jobs to come from expansion at Rigid ContainersNext articleESB partnership to transform Shannon into low carbon airport Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp NewsCommunityVideoWorld’s largest collection of model aircraft goes on permanent display in ShannonBy Cian Reinhardt – July 3, 2018 5896 Facebook Twitter Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Linkedin Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport center_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding The world’s largest collection of model aircraft has gone on permanent show in the most appropriate home possible for it – the very airport where the obsession began for a collector to purchase 1,500 plus specialist diecast models.Farranshone, Limerick man Michael Kelly (67) has put his incredible aircraft collection on view in Shannon over six decades after his preoccupation with aircraft as a young boy began there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The collection, which the retired fitter/plumber began assembling from his mid-teens and spent €25,000 each year on at its peak, outgrew his old farmhouse home just 400m from the River Shannon but has found a new one at Shannon Airport. It will be officially opened in the autumn but is already on display and getting huge attention from passengers as they marvel at the vastness and uniqueness of the permanent exhibition.The collection, which is housed in display units in a dedicated gallery area just off the departures lounge, includes every popular aircraft to have flown as well as many lesser well known, right up to modern day versions.All aircraft are 1:200 in scale and among the better known ones are a range of Concordes that perfected take-off ability at Shannon; the Sunderland aircraft owned by Al Capone from the 1930s; the world’s largest aircraft to fly commercially, the Antonov, which has also transited Shannon; the largest aircraft never to fly, the Spruce Goose of the Hughes Aircraft Company owned by ‘the Aviator’, Howard Hughes; the first Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft; the full Aer Lingus collection from its beginnings and much, much more.For aviation enthusiasts there’s also the likes of Michael’s own favourite, the VC 10, an aircraft that captivated imaginations when it came out in the 1960s; the Russian Ilyushin 62, which hubbed in Shannon, and Yaks;  the Hercules, Lockheed Electra and TriStar; and the British royal’s ‘Queen’s Flight’ BAE 146.Explaining the long journey that led to the collection, Michael recalled:  “It started back when I was a little boy. My Dad, God rest him, used to bring me to Shannon Airport. When I saw aircraft I just fell in love with them. Whatever was between the airplanes and I, it was just magic.“I’d be always talking about airplanes. I never stopped babbling on at home about them. I’d be at home playing with my ball and I might be lucky enough to hear a Viscount in the sky and, of course, that would blow my mind. And I do everything, I’d nearly try pull back the clouds to see them.”The young boy’s early infatuation with aviation never abated and, with no model aircraft shop available in Ireland, he made his first trip to the UK when he was 16.“Dad gave me the money to go to this lovely man in Wales. That was the beginning of my real journey. He (model aircraft dealer) had so many beautiful planes and I was amazed. He said to me, ‘you’re very brave little boy to come here, I’ll send the planes onto Ireland and your dad can pay me when he has the money’. That was the beginning.”However, it was when Michael was put in touch with a world-wide, exclusive dealer of model aircraft based out of a hotel at Heathrow Airport that his pursuit really took off.  “I was told, if you get in with this guy, he will get you anything.  So, I headed over to this man, Nigel Milton Tompkins, with £10,000 Irish punts at the time in my pocket in ‘84.  It was huge money that I had saved, mad money.  But I was working hard and I was making money.“I took 17 planes on the day.  That’s how I kind of broke the mould. I was taken under the wing completely within a few visits. I was able to hit Heathrow then, at least once every six weeks every time. I had this airport (Shannon) wore out. Over the period of time when I look back on my accounts I would have spent about €25,000 a year, over 20 years. I spent a luxury house on it.  I live in an old restored farmhouse in Limerick city and we built a room then off the house, 65ft long, to put all my models out there on a display.”More and more people heard about what he had assembled and, ultimately, the reality dawned that it was far too important a collection not to be public.  A quick meeting with Niall Maloney, Shannon Airport’s Director of Operations and an agreement was reached to relocate it to a designated gallery area airside, just off the departures lounge.Said Niall:  “I’d heard from colleagues about this collection in a house in Limerick and, of course, about Michael and was advised to go see it.  When you walked in through the front door, there was planes left of me, there was planes right of me, there was planes in front of me. They were everywhere. It was an aviation-enthusiast’s heaven.“Over a number of engagements with Michael we discussed what could be done.  It’s a wonderful collection and deserves to be seen by the public. We were only happy that we could bring it here to Shannon with his goodwill.”The Shannon Operations Director said Michael’s passion for his aircraft is infectious.  “Once you meet Michael his enthusiasm, his knowledge of all these planes comes across instantly. He knows every aircraft type, has all the history behind where these aircraft were, where they were flown, who they’ve flown.  This is the world’s largest diecast model collection in the world.  We’re just delighted, with Michael’s goodwill, that it’s based here now in Shannon.”The gallery is, he explained, the latest manifestation of the extra mile Shannon goes to in order to make the airport customer friendly.  “Shannon is more than an airport and one thing we are quite strong in Shannon is what you do with your time when you’re here with us. We are working all the time on become as stress-free as possible. We’re the first European airport to have a sensory room in place, we have a unique historical picture collection here of the famous people who came through this airport.  We want Shannon to be a place where people can spend time effortlessly.”Looking back on his journey, Michael said: “I don’t regret a bit of it. It was a very hard journey that I absolutely adored. No regrets. I’m chuffed that they’re in Shannon now. It’s a job well done as far as I’m concerned now. I feel now personally that it’s a great achievement.” Print Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” last_img read more

Professionals fight to woo line managers

first_img Comments are closed. Dogged determination is a major characteristic of the training profession.It works hard and is loyal to its employers. These are the findings in a career survey conducted by Training Magazine andConference Centres of Excellence. The survey, which was launched in the July edition of the magazine, paints apicture of a profession committed to its job, although often having to battleagainst lack of support. Training remains a viable career option with 40 per cent of all respondentsworking in training and development for between six and 10 years. Just over aquarter, at 28 per cent ,have worked in the sector longer term, for more than11 years. And it is still attracting people, with a healthy number regularly enteringthe profession. Nearly a third, at 32 per cent have worked in the field forbetween zero and five years. But life is not a bed of roses. More than half have acknowledged that theirline managers are the most difficult to persuade of the importance of training.This is in contrast to employees who are seen as keen on self-development withonly 15 per cent of respondents seeing them as unresponsive to the idea oftraining. And there is a sense of in-house trainers wondering what lies beyond thecorporate walls. Just over a quarter see a career move outside training astheir next step and 13 per cent have intentions of setting up their ownconsultancy. Despite these blips the majority of respondents are committed to the sector,with 55 per cent seeing the next step in their career being a more senior rolewithin the training department. Yet the idea of a seat on the board is notcontemplated. Only 5 per cent aspire for that ultimate place at the top table. When it comes to self-improvement, the training profession thinksconventionally. Over half of you, at 55 per cent, think that CIPDqualifications will enhance career prospects and a handful, at 15 per cent seeNVQs as a significant qualification. Surprisingly, MBAs didn’t come into theequation. Many of you think that a qualification in counselling would boost yourcareer prospects. This ranges from outplacement and career counselling (particularly from those with a more generalist remit) through to stresscounselling. “I want to know more about the causes of stress and also how it can behandled,” said one respondent. “And I think that many modern dayworkplaces need to have staff who are trained in counselling.” A couple of you also admitted that if you held an extra qualification itwould help you “go it alone”. But many were unclear as to what shapethis qualification would take. “The CIPD doesn’t cover this area,”said a handful. When it comes to buying in external expertise you are not afraid to acttough. An incredible 73 per cent think price is the most important criteria forselecting a training supplier. However, after that initial decision you look toworking as a team, with an equally high 70 per cent believing that developing arelationship with a supplier is important. Respondents certainly feel the pressure of their own workload, either thator you are very conscientious. An incredible 70 per cent regularly take workhome and 60 per cent eat lunch at their desks. And finally, one-third said theyare under pressure to prove ROI. By Stephanie Sparrow Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Professionals fight to woo line managersOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Mo Salah ‘can’t wait’ for Roma loan spell to begin

first_imgEgypt international Mohamed Salah says he cannot wait to play for Italian Serie A side Roma after meeting with the club\’s manager Rudi Garcia.Salah, 23, is in Rome to finalise a one-year loan deal with the club from his parent club Chelsea of England.He has already undergone the club’s medicals and should officially join the squad soon. That should bring to an end an intense and controversial transfer saga involving Roma’s Serie A rivals Fiorentina and Inter Milan, as well as Chelsea.”I wasn\’t expecting such a warm welcome,” the player told La Gazzetta dello Sport.He added: “I can\’t wait to get started!”Roma are said to have a buy-out clause in the contract that should see them sign the young Pharaoh permanently next summer. –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more