IGBF Purpose And Mission
The Irish Grocers Benevolent Gund was founded over 30 years ago and is a national registered charity assisting people in the retail, wholesale and supplier trade sector in Ireland.
We are committed to improving the lives of some of our Grocery colleagues who find themselves, for whatever reason in financial need, and the fund currently supports over 250 families and 500 individuals annually.
Our mission is to enrich their lives by engaging with and involving as many Grocery colleagues as possible in raising funds and maintaining the long term viability and sustainability of the IGBF charity.
The Aim Of Elevate
Today’s Women In Business
Elevate was established in 2018 as a supporting branch of the IGBF in the Southern Region. It has firmly positioned itself as a leading networking event, not only for women in the grocery sector, but for women in all business sectors allowing them to build new connections, while discussing prevalent issues and opportunities through led discussions by inspiration female business leaders.
All proceeds raised at Elevate events go directly to the IGBF charity to assist people within the grocery and wider industries.
Elevate Committee 2018/2019
From Left to right
Holly Barry – Barry Group,
Yvonne O’Shaughnessy – Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland ,
Deirdre Behan – Barry Group,
Maxine Hyde – Ballymaloe Foods,
Liz Griffin – Imperial Tobacco John Player,
Industry Sponsorship Support
MD Clonakilty Foods
Aldagh Mc Donogh
CEO Morgan McKinley
Growing Social Media Connections
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2018 Elevate in summary!
Successful business women across multiple business sectors gathered at the Maryborough Hotel, Cork to celebrate their personal and professional achievements, at a charity networking event focusing on the prevalent topic of work life balance hosted by Elevate, a sub-committee of the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF).
As a newly established initiative by the IGBF, Elevate has firmly positioned itself as a leading networking event, not only for women in the grocery sector but for women in all business sectors allowing them to build new connections, while discussing prevalent issues and opportunities through a led discussion by inspirational female business leaders.
Speakers included Aldagh Mc Donogh, CEO of Morgan McKinley, Colette Twomey, Managing Director of Clonakilty Foods, Deirdre Clune, Member of the European Parliament for the constituency of Ireland South and Catherine Cashman, Health and Wellness Advocate.
Deirdre Behan, chair of the Elevate committee, said “Today was a true celebration of women succeeding in the workplace. It was fantastic to see representatives of so many sectors and seeing the possibilities of what we can collectively achieve”.
Elevate has been established as a supporting branch of the IGBF which assists people in the retail, wholesale and supplier trade sector in Ireland. The objective of the Fund is to provide financial relief for persons in need, who have been involved in the Food and Beverage Trades. This includes retail grocers, wholesalers, manufacturers and general suppliers to the industry.
For more information, please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/igbfsouthernregion