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We are a specialist provider of bespoke training programmes that help organisations become leaner, more compliant and more progressive. For over 30 years, we’ve brought the latest thinking, the leading techniques and the most experienced industry experts into ambitious organisations, large and small, throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond.

We trained some of the very first ISO Lead Auditors and many years ago we coached the earliest adopters of Lean Six Sigma.

We empower people with the capability to help their organisations reach the highest standards, maintain compliance and drive efficiency.

Our programmes are renowned for their dynamic, practical, real world approach and are built on a foundation of theory and practice that works. That’s why the likes of CRH, eBay, Glanbia, Kerry Group, Medtronic, Musgraves and Pepsi trust us to train their people – over 65,000 in 27 years.

As well as In-House programmes we run virtual and blended public courses.

SQT offer courses accredited by

  • QQI – Quality and Qualifications Ireland
  • IRCA – International Register of Certificated Auditors
  • IEMA – Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – approved
  • AEE – Association of Energy Engineers
  • FSPCA – Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance
  • IEMA – Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – certified
  • CompEx Foundation ExF

Our Management & Customer Care Team…

  • David Williams

    David Williams

    Managing Director

    Dave is responsible for the overall management of the organisation and ensuring that the dynamic team in SQT continue to design and deliver training programmes that are relevant, practical and always have the needs of the customer, both the learner and the organization, in mind.

    Dave joined SQT in 2016 having over 20 years’ experience in Engineering and Supply Chain within a number of multinationals including DCA, Rand McNally, McQueen, Microsoft & Dell. He has held a number of global roles including Quality, NPI, Logistics, Manufacturing, Engineering and IT.
    Dave has driven many strategic transformation projects across organisations, processes and technologies, leading to high impact efficiencies, business model and cultural changes

  • Siobhán Cunningham

    Siobhán Cunningham

    Non-Executive Director

    Siobhán joined SQT in 2001 following a 17 year career working at senior management level across many organisations.  Having worked in multinational organisations such as Dell, Rand McNally, Sykes Corporation, McQueen, DCA and Wang Laboratories; her experience spans management roles in Operations, Quality, Engineering, Project Management, Marketing, Call Centre & Service Logistics.

    Siobhán is a member of the Board of Directors and acts in an advisory capacity on the strategic direction of SQT.

  • Lorraine Halpin-Foley

    Lorraine Halpin-Foley

    Director of Quality & Academic Affairs

    Lorraine joined the team at SQT in 2013. A BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing and MSc in Information Systems, her previous roles include Head of Learning & Innovation at ICHAS, Academic & Quality Manager at HSI Limerick Business School, HETAC Institutional Review Project Manager at St Patrick’s College Thurles and Lecturer & Research Supervisor in Management in Education at Waterford Institute of Technology.  Lorraine brings great academic insight and governance to the SQT team. Her career to date also includes many lecturing roles at Waterford and Tralee Institutes of Technology. These combined roles have provided an insight into all aspects of training and education which she brings with enthusiasm to her role in SQT.

  • Aishling Madigan

    Aishling Madigan

    Operations Project Manager

    Aishling has been part of the SQT team since 2001.  A BBS (Hons) graduate, her current role is Operations Project Manager. Aishling manages our Learning Management System. She is also responsible for major tenders. To this she brings all the experience and knowledge from her previous role as Senior Course Manager, managing both In-Company and Public customer course requirements.  Prior to SQT, she worked in Diageo and ESI (Energy Services International).  Aishling also holds a Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and PR.

  • Annette Cahill

    Annette Cahill

    Accreditation Manager

    Annette recently joined SQT in 2022.   A B Comm graduate from Limerick Institute of Technology, Annette has over 30 years Customer Service, Materials Planning, Purchasing, PA, Project Management and Fundraise Managerial experience within both the Private and Charity Sector.  She spent the last 10 years with Pieta House, one of the highly established Charities in Ireland.   Annette played an integral role in helping to bring the Pieta services to the Irish Diaspora in New York.  Annette is very much customer service orientated.

  • Anthony McCormick

    Lean Six Sigma Course Manager

    Anthony joined SQT in 2021 as Lean Six Sigma Course Manager. Anthony attained an Ordinary Bachelor’s Degree (NCEA Diploma) in Business Studies from GMIT, as well as an ICM Diploma in Marketing, Advertising & PR.

    Over the last thirty years Anthony has worked in a variety of roles within the Hospitality sector working for leading organisations such as Cunard, Forte Hotels, Jury’s Group and Bulmer’s Ireland. Later he was played an integral role in the development of an Irish pub chain on the East Coast of America. More recently Anthony worked as an Administrator for ULearning at the University of Limerick.

    Anthony is a highly organised individual with great communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Bernie Madigan

    Bernie Madigan

    Course Manager

    Bernie joined SQT in 2014 as Public Course Manager and Accreditation Officer. She is the contact for all public course enquiries. Bernie comes from a financial and customer service background, previously working for GE Money and Britvic Ireland with over 12 years’ experience. Bernie is a real people person and enjoys building strong relationships with customers.

  • Jean Hastings

    Jean Hastings

    Course Manager

    Jean joined the team in 2011.  A B.Comm graduate from NUI Galway and MSc in Corporate Strategy, Jean manages our suite of Lean Six Sigma programmes and assists many organisations with large scale programme roll-outs.  Coming from a strong customer service background, she is committed to delivering exceptional standards of customer care having previously worked as an SME Account Manager for Telefonica O2. Jean has a strong aptitude for organising, planning and multi-tasking and so combining these skills with her creative talents, she also manages all email marketing activity, keeping customers regularly updated on SQT training events.

  • Karen O'Shea

    Karen O'Shea

    Course Manager

    Karen joined SQT in 2013 as our Public/In-House Course Manager. Her job is to help organisations and individuals identify the most appropriate training programme to meet their need. Karen has over 25 years Order Management, Logistics, Customer Service and Project Management experience working within the healthcare, software and call centre sectors in companies such as Chattem Global, Orlogix Software, Sykes Corp and McQueen.   She has previously worked as a Customer Service Manager, Project Manager and Fulfilment Services Supervisor. With such vast experience and knowledge, Karen is extremely customer focused and always willing to help.

  • Kim Walsh

    Kim Walsh

    Accounts Manager

    Kim joined the SQT team in 2006.  A B.Comm graduate from NUI Galway she is our Accounts Manager and the person who keeps everyone happy.  She previously worked in Accounting functions within Kerry Foods and Cara Craft and so brings to her role lots of great technical knowledge and organisational skills.   

  • Lisa Neville

    Lisa Neville

    Course Manager

    Lisa joined the SQT team in 2003 and is currently In-House Course Manager.  Lisa came to SQT from Genworth Financial where she gained a wealth of customer service experience. Over the years Lisa has assisted many companies across a wide range of sectors in rolling out their training initiatives smoothly and efficiently.