Taxback Group Recognised as a Truly ‘Great Place to Work’!

Taxback Group is today celebrating the recognition it received as a Great Place to Work at a gala awards ceremony in Dublin last night. Taxback Group was listed as the No.19 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2020, making this its fifth consecutive year being recognised within the top 20 workplaces in Ireland. Headquartered in Kilkenny […]

28 Feb 2020

Transition Year Programme 2019!

This year saw us trial our first ever Transition Work Experience Programme. During the year we received a large amount of applications from Transition Year students interested in work placement and our CEO Terry Clune wanted to introduce a structured programme that would give priority to family and children whose relatives were employees. We partnered […]

14 Jan 2020

Another successful night for Taxback Group at the annual b2b Media Awards 2019

We were delighted to receive an award for our  TaxbackPro qualification program at the Annual b2b Media Awards. The event took place in the French Institute in Sofia on Wednesday evening. Taxback Group was the only Varna based company to receive an award and the award itself was presented to us by the Deputy Minister of Education […]

12 Jul 2019

Varna Business Run 2019

We were delighted to take part in the second Varna Business Run organized by Begach Runners Club on the morning of Sunday, 9th June. Business Run is the largest team building event in Bulgaria and takes place at the Bulyard shipping factory. Two teams from Taxback Group took part in the 4km relay race which […]

12 Jun 2019

Taxback Group`s career counselling program helps students ignite their professional dreams and aspirations

The first cycle of Taxback Group’s career counselling program took place in Varna High School of Commerce during the academic 2018-2019 year. The program aims to help young people in high school to acquire and develop specific skills that will help them get the best out of career exploration, job search and the job application […]

07 Jun 2019

We walked and ran for the Twomey Family Remorial Weekend!

On Friday, May 17th, Taxback Group held our annual 5k in aid of the Twomey Family Remorial Weekend. While on a family holiday to Devon in 2012, tragedy struck as the Twomey Family were involved in a horrific crash with Marek [RIP], a suicidal driver. Regretfully, the crash claimed the lives of Elber’s husband Con, […]

24 May 2019

Taxback Group Recognised as a Truly ‘Great Place to Work’!

Taxback Group is today celebrating the recognition it received as a Great Place to Work at a gala awards ceremony in Dublin last night. Taxback Group was listed as the No.19 Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2020, making this its fifth consecutive year being recognised within the top 20 workplaces in Ireland.

Headquartered in Kilkenny and employing more than 2000 people in 23 countries worldwide, the group has been listed among the leading places to work in Ireland.

Taxback Group is the parent company of Ireland’s most successful and ground breaking Fintech brands – including, TransferMate Global Payments, Immedis, Taxback International and Taxback.com. In an ultra-competitive Fintech sector, Taxback Group’s companies are all at the very cutting edge of financial innovation developed here in Ireland and exported to the world’s largest multinational clientele.

Taxback Group’s Founder and CEO, Terry Clune, said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be recognised as a Great Place to Work for the fifth year in a row! We’ve learned over the past five years that nobody gets it right all of the time and I’m delighted to see such positive change within our organisation. This has been driven by our people and by listening to what they have to say about how we do things at Taxback Group. Implementing changes as a result of this strategy has empowered our employees. Our goal is to build a culture that’s second to none and this accreditation shows us that we’re making huge progress.”

Rachael O’Shea, Head of Employee Experience at Taxback Group, added:

“The very existence of a role such as Head of Employee Experience is proof positive that culture is a huge part of what we do. My role involves ensuring that every employee, regardless of their location or position, is valued and has the opportunity to make their voice heard. This has created a sea change within our organisation. Our culture is now one that fosters collaboration, recognises and rewards innovation, encourages entrepreneurship and most importantly, provides our people with the best employee experience ever.”

The Great Place to Work Institute also recognised Taxback Group as a Best Workplace for Women. The Best Workplaces for Women list was established in 2019 and recognises the top organisations which, while providing a great work environment to all employees, are creating positive and supportive workplaces for women in particular.

Commenting on being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women, Joanna Murphy, CEO of Taxback.com, said:

 “Workplace gender equality is achieved when people are able to enjoy the same rewards and opportunities regardless of their gender.  Our customers are at the core of everything we do in Taxback.com. To have happy customers we must have happy staff. It is very satisfying that we have been recognised as one of the best workplaces for women but in truth, at Taxback.com gender is completely invisible, we are proud of creating an environment where entrepreneurship is applauded, at the end of the day, great people make great places.”

For more information, contact:

Rachael O’Shea

Head of Employee Experience @ Taxback Group

087-3450595

Great Place to Work: 01 678 8438

Transition Year Programme 2019!

This year saw us trial our first ever Transition Work Experience Programme. During the year we received a large amount of applications from Transition Year students interested in work placement and our CEO Terry Clune wanted to introduce a structured programme that would give priority to family and children whose relatives were employees. We partnered with Thriving Teens, a subsidiary of Monroe Development services to create a week- long intensive programme for our Transition Year students. This programme included both instructor led workshops and job placement. It was here that the students were given items to ‘Sell like Hell’. These items included items like donuts and chocolate dipped strawberries. It was our intention to provide the students with a unique insight into the day to day operations of a global multinational organization whilst giving them the opportunity to present their ideas, and their talents to both employees and our CEO Terry Clune.

On their last day, the Transition Year students took part in a “Sell Like Hell” activity where they had to pitch their products to our employees to try and sell them. The event resulted in the students raising over €280 for Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre Kilkenny.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and a massive well done to everyone who took part.

Another successful night for Taxback Group at the annual b2b Media Awards 2019

We were delighted to receive an award for our  TaxbackPro qualification program at the Annual b2b Media Awards. The event took place in the French Institute in Sofia on Wednesday evening. Taxback Group was the only Varna based company to receive an award and the award itself was presented to us by the Deputy Minister of Education in Bulgaria!

The b2b Media Awards Ceremony is one of the biggest events held in Bulgaria and each year, it sees international and local business leaders in attendance. The awards were established to celebrate the achievements of the companies who are focusing on innovation, talent education, corporate social responsibility, and business leadership.

The TaxbackPro qualification program helps our employees to develop new skills and competencies and gain a globally recognized professional tax qualification. Since its inception, a number of employees have become successful TaxbackPro Graduates and have taken the next step in their career with Taxback Group.

Congratulations and well done to our Bulgarian colleagues on receiving the award, and of course to all of the program’s participants over the last number of years.

Varna Business Run 2019

We were delighted to take part in the second Varna Business Run organized by Begach Runners Club on the morning of Sunday, 9th June.

Business Run is the largest team building event in Bulgaria and takes place at the Bulyard shipping factory. Two teams from Taxback Group took part in the 4km relay race which takes in some seriously breath-taking views. In 2018, over 1,600 runners from 200 of the biggest companies took part in Business Runs across Sofia, Varna and Plovdiv.

Not only is the Business Run a really great day out, it’s also a great way to give back to charity as 30% of the registration fees from the Business Run are donated to “Life with Down Syndrome”, an organization that support families and children with Down syndrome. Further to that, the Business Run was also nominated for two awards at the Bulgarian Charity Forum.

On behalf of Taxback Group, we would like to thank Kaloyan Vitanov, Aleksandar Kadanov, Stanislav Ivanov, Klimentina Rasheva, Sergey Ushakov, Petya Petrova, Yasen Petrov, Elka Kolemanova and Marina Nedelcheva for their participation. We can’t wait for next year’s run!

Taxback Group`s career counselling program helps students ignite their professional dreams and aspirations

The first cycle of Taxback Group’s career counselling program took place in Varna High School of Commerce during the academic 2018-2019 year. The program aims to help young people in high school to acquire and develop specific skills that will help them get the best out of career exploration, job search and the job application process. The students learned how to prepare impressive CV and video resumes, how to prepare for job interviews and how to find the most compelling job offers on the market.

The final stage of our career counselling program took place on the 31st of May 2019 and involved mentors from Taxback Group presenting some of the current vacancies within the company to the students. The mentors then conducted job interviews with the students based on these vacancies to evaluate the skills that they acquired over the year.

Militsa Daskalova, Recruitment Specialist at Taxback Group, Adriyana Miteva, Founder and Director of Advance Academy and Nikola Tsankov, Deputy Director of Varna High School of Commerce evaluated the students. The students that performed the best were awarded a scholarship with Taxback Group, and they also have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Students IT Academy which is organised by our partners, Advanced Academy.

Our Career Counselling Program is something that we’re incredibly proud of and it even scooped the “Innovation in Talent Education” Award at the second B2B Media Employer Branding Awards which were held in Sofia last February. We couldn’t be any happier with the results and each and every student that took part genuinely exceeded our expectations. We’re already looking forward to the next cycle of the program!

 

We walked and ran for the Twomey Family Remorial Weekend!

On Friday, May 17th, Taxback Group held our annual 5k in aid of the Twomey Family Remorial Weekend.

While on a family holiday to Devon in 2012, tragedy struck as the Twomey Family were involved in a horrific crash with Marek [RIP], a suicidal driver. Regretfully, the crash claimed the lives of Elber’s husband Con, 16 month old Oisín and their unborn daughter, baby Elber Marie. Elber established the Twomey Family Remorial Weekend, an action-packed weekend of sport and fun, to remember with love and to honour Connie, baba Oisín and baby Elber Marie. Their mission is to promote the value of how precious life is.

This year’s Twomey Remorial takes place in Meelin, Newmarket, Co.Cork (the highest village in Ireland) on June 8th and June 9th with something to suit everyone. There’s still time left to register, and you can do so here. If you can’t make it but would still like to help, you can donate online or simply support them by liking their Facebook page.

Nigel O’Donovan [Taxback International] and his wife Marguerite are life-long friends of Elber Twomey and her late husband Con, and needless to say, the charity has become very close to all of our hearts here at Taxback Group. To date, the Twomey Family Remorial has raised over €150,000 for a number of organisations and charities that help those in need including Torbay Hospital in Torquay, Devon, Pieta House, ReachOut, Brú Columbanus and many more.

Teac Tom, a local mental health support facility in Kilkenny, are one of the beneficiaries of this year’s Remorial Weekend. Teac Tom is part of the Thomas Hayes Trust, which was established in 2014 by Angela Hayes, her family and friends following the tragic loss of her son, Thomas to suicide (2010) on the anniversary of his dad’s suicide. The trust’s goal is to offer free and immediate counselling, in a safe and nurturing environment for those directly affected and their families, those suffering from suicidal ideation and emotional distress.

They offer a number of services including emergency response to suicide, counselling services, a 24 hour help-line [056-7796592], and both a school and work liaison service. Their centre on Ormonde Road in Kilkenny opens Monday to Friday from 9:30am – 4:30pm and no appointment is needed. A listening ear in a safe and confidential space, Teac Tom give hope to those that need it the most.

It was an honour to have both Elber Twomey and Angela Hayes attend our event and we’re extremely proud of our employees for getting out and supporting this cause. We’d also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Gillian and all of the team in VHI Healthcare who come out in numbers every year for this event.