It has been an amazing year for the Aspira team. As 2018 draws to a close, we’ve reflected on some of our favourite moments. Here are some of our top highlights from 2018…
Amsterdam Office Opens
Aspira has opened its mainland European office in Amsterdam. We are excited to bring our unique brand of client centric consultancy to the Netherlands. We look forward to expanding our team in the Netherlands in the New Year, under the leadership of Peter Ryan.
New Training Courses
This year we introduced our Leadership without Authority training course, aimed at providing teams with the skills they need to lead and deliver successful projects. It has been very successful so far, with a number of organisations booking this course as part of our bespoke Aspira training for 2019. If you are looking to plan your teams’ training for 2019, contact us at email@example.com
Sponsorship and CSR
Once again, Aspira continued our sponsorship of Cork City Football Club through the year. We also chose to further support business development in Ireland by sponsoring a number of awards including Private Sector Project of the Year at the National Project Awards, Top Innovator at the Docklands Business Forum Awards and Multinational of the Year category at the IT@Cork Leaders Awards. We also provided over ten thousand euros to good causes, such as Brighter Communities Worldwide, Simon, Irish Cancer Society and Down Syndrome Charities in Ireland. The funding was supplemented by efforts from our team in running the marathon as a relay team and through our BCW software project.
New Team Members
Our team has expanded significantly this year. We are delighted to welcome no board a number of new team members who will drive the company forward including Jim Blair, who is our new Director of Software Development, Jason Boyle who is providing guidance on our IT direction, Paula Good in Finance and Vikas Sahni who has joined the team as Head of Emerging Technologies. We look forward to further growing the team in 2019 and there are a number of positions currently available. If you are interested in joining Aspira, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, we’ve been working extensively with our clients overseas. We’ve been delivering consultancy and training to organisations in Abu Dhabi, Miami, Amsterdam and more. We work with leading companies across a variety of industries including energy/utilities, IT & software, pharmaceutical, med tech, manufacturing, finance and professional services.
We are delighted to announce that Aspira was a winner in the Deloitte Fast 50 for the fifth year in a row. This placement showcases our five years of significant continued growth. This was topped by appearing in the Financial Times Top Thousand companies in Europe. We were also very proud to be shortlisted in the National Project awards in the corporate good category for our work with Brighter Communities Worldwide.
Lastly our CEO, Pat Lucey, had the honour of holding the title of President of the Ireland Chapter of PMI this year, and receiving an award for excellence from the PMI central body in recognition of the Chapter’s achievements. Pat will continue his presidency in 2019, working with the committee to further develop and drive excellence in the project management discipline in Ireland.
The team at Aspira would like to wish our clients, colleagues and friends a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.