CIPD Midlands Presents: Operational Excellence Enabling Business Growth

CIPD Midlands Presents:

Operational Excellence Enabling Business Growth

Wineport Lodge

Wednesday, 10th April 2013 at 5:30pm

The midlands branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is pleased to announce details of an upcoming event; Operational Excellence enabling Business Growth. This event, which is kindly sponsored by Vhi Healthcare, will take place in the Wineport Lodge at 5.30pm on Wednesday, 10th April 2013. There will be a networking opportunity at the start followed by the speaker commencing at 6pm sharp.


This is the final public event in an exciting programme of events for 2012/2013 provided by the CIPD Midlands Region Committee. The overriding theme throughout the 2012/2013 programme of events will focus on “HR – Bringing Business Forward”.

This event will explore the area of operational excellence and how it can enable business growth, with a focus on the people side.

The speakers on the evening will be Tom Ryan, Chairman, CIPD Midlands Committee, and Sean Feeney, Associate Director of Operational Excellence (OE) at Alkermes Pharma Ireland Ltd., based in Athlone.   Sean has been with Alkermes (and its predecessor ‘Elan Pharma’) for twelve years, with previous Management roles in Manufacturing, as well as in Environmental, Health & Safety.

In his current role, he developed and implemented the company’s OE strategy, while promoting a culture of continuous improvement and a lean environment through the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools and methodologies. Prior to joining Elan, he worked for eight years in the Fine Chemical Manufacturing industry, with roles in Quality Control, Research and Development, as well as EH&S.

This will be followed by the Annual General Meeting of CIPD Midlands Region. As always, the AGM is open to all, and attendees on the night are encouraged to get involved. This is a great opportunity to keep up to date with CIPD issues that may be of interest to you.

In other news, The CIPD Midlands Region Committee may have an additional committee role for the 2013/2014 programme of events, and expressions of interest can be sent to Alternatively, please contact any current committee member for further information.

The CIPD Midlands region provides a forum for HR and business leaders in both public and private enterprises to network and share information, skills and best practice in the area of Human Resource Management, Employment Law, Employee and Industrial Relations.

To attend this event, please RSVP to by close of business on Friday, 5th April 2013.

Should you wish to be placed on the distribution list, please contact: David O’Grady, CIPD Midlands Region, by emailing .

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