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Speedpak

Speedpak has a very simple philosophy: getting long-term unemployment people back fully into the workforce can only happen if they are involved and immersed in a working environment.


In 1995, the Northside Partnership established the company in Clonshaugh, in north Dublin, as a provider of packaging services to the local business community.


Speedpak utilises integrated training programmes to help get long-term unemployment people back into the work force, providing actual experience in a fully-fledged commercial – and supported – environment.

It diversified into storage solutions and the production of promotional products. Following the acquisition of Shamrock Rosettes, the company now provides a range of products for Equestrian Events. Agricultural and Dog shows nationwide.

It delivers commercial success to 1,000 customers and the opportunities provided to over 200 people is an enormous social dividend.


Location: Units 5-8 Clonshaugh Business & Technology Park, Coolock, Dublin 17, Ireland

Website: https://www.northsidepartnership.ie/social-enterprise/speedpak/

"After I was made redundant I just couldn't get a job. The longer I was unemployed the less I was wanted. It was awful not to be able to provide properly for my children. My confidence left me. I felt useless. It was a good day when I was sent up to Speedpak. Although I now work for another company I will always remember them. -John T. Santry, Dublin"