Kilkenny Social Entrepreneur Earns Major Accreditation

Kilkenny Social Entrepreneur Earns Major Accreditation

Jeanette Delahunty Named All-Star Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023

Jeanette Delahunty has been named All-Star Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

Jeanette is the Founder of TSK Academy, a groundbreaking social enterprise based in Johnswell, Co. Kilkenny, that specialises in neurodiversity consultation and education.

TSK empowers ground workers who deal with neurodiverse individuals in their education and continuous professional development to empower them with key skills and competencies. 

Jeanette Delahunty, Owner at TSK Academy is presented with their Business All-Star Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 accreditation certificate and medallion by Dr. Briga Hynes, Kemmy Business School UL and Chair of the AIBF Adjudication Board. Also present is Mr Kieran F. Ring, Deputy Chair AIBF adjudication panel.

Jeanette and her team also ensure corporations use inclusive hiring processes and foster workplace environments that encourage and empower Ireland’s neurodiverse population.

Jeanette has been named the Business All-Star Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 in her fourth successive year as a Business All-Star. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Jeanette’s exceptional career-long contribution to neurodiversity.

Reacting to the news of her company’s achievement, TSK Academy Founder Jeanette Delahunty said: 

I am deeply honoured and profoundly grateful to have been named the Business All-Star Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This recognition is not just an accreditation; it is a celebration of the impact TSK Academy has had on the lives of neurodiverse people around Ireland. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the All-Ireland Business Foundation for this honour as well as to every individual, organisation, and partner who has supported our social initiatives over the years.

Announcing the news of Jeanette Delahunty’s achievement, Deputy Chair of AIBF’s Adjudication Board, Kieran Ring, said: 

On behalf of the All-Ireland Business Foundation, it is with great pleasure and pride that we extend our warmest congratulations to Jeanette Delahunty of TSK Academy on being named the Business All-Star Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 for a fourth successive year. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Jeanette’s exceptional career-long contribution to neurodiversity and it is truly well-deserved. Her understanding and experience working with complex, unique, and different people is commendable. Jeanette firmly believes that embracing and valuing our differences can only enrich our society, workplaces, and educational settings.

Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation, Kapil Khanna, said: The accreditation, which is now held by over 650 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.

He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

AIBF PRESS CONTACT   
Cóilín Duffy
Communications & Press Officer | AIBF
coilin@aibf.ie

TSK ACADEMY CONTACT
Jeanette Delahunty
Owner
0851728612

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