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ISME Skillnet

Network Sector

Multi Sector

Network Region

Dublin, National

Network Manager

Adam Weatherley

Network Promoter


Network Contact

Adam Weatherley



01 6622755


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Network Overview

ISME Skillnet supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) nationwide through the provision of subsidised upskilling programmes. SMEs are the biggest source of private sector employment in Ireland. The network's mission is to support regional development and the continued growth of the SME sector by helping businesses to become more sustainable, agile and competitive.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible training courses to address the ongoing needs of businesses. ISME Skillnet is promoted by the Irish SME Association (ISME). The Networkis open to SMEs throughout the country.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

“Our company has benefited greatly from membership of ISME Skillnet through access to their high quality training programmes. The range of SME-focused courses on offer, combined with the high standard of the training, fulfils the requirements of both myself and my staff.”

Brian Halligan - Halligan Insurances

“As a member of ISME Skillnet, I have benefited hugely from the training provided both to myself and my staff. What has been particularly useful is that the network can tailor the training to suit my needs and then deliver it in-house, directly to my staff. Having also attended some of their external training and networking events, I can say it is always of a very high standard.”

Eilis Quinlan - Quinlan and Company

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