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SME Development and Internationalisation award for Optimum Results.

Aidan Harte Award WInner

June 2018

Dr Cesare Onestini, Director General of the European Training Foundation (ETF) presented the “International Best Practice” Award to Optimum Results’ MD Aidan Harte at a special event in Turin last week.

Following a rigorous peer review process, the seven 2018 award-winning training companies were selected from across 58 Countries. The central focus of the ETF initiative is to share best practice in SME Internationalisation and Management Skills Development across emerging economies of its partner counties.

This ETF award was for the Optimum Results’ IGNITE™ Line & Middle Management training programme, which has benefited many Irish Companies as well as being delivered in several overseas markets. However, Optimum Results has been the recipient of this award on two previous occasions over the past four years and is the only company to now have three European Training Foundation ‘International Best Practice’ awards.  The three programmes are:

  • “Catalyst”™ SME Management Skills Development for growth and export-focused SMEs
  • “The Professional Business Advisor”™, for those who work with SME Managers and which has been enjoyed by Local Enterprise Office (LEO) staff across Ireland and
  • MAGNA™ (also known as IGNITE™) Line & Middle Management programme for the more substantial SMEs.

Optimum Results was founded in 1995 by its current Managing Director, Aidan Harte, and specialise in building SME Management Competencies to optimise business performance.

Based midpoint on the Dublin / Belfast economic corridor, the company employs a full-time team of 22 people with 18 Specialist Associates. To date, they have worked with over 12,000 clients across 13 Countries.

Recent years has also seen Optimum Results develop an advanced ‘On-Line and Blended Learning’ Division, This new era in training providing remarkable opportunities for the company to expand its range of services and bring very significant benefits in cost, time and results for to its clients at home and overseas.

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This article is taken from The Argus.

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