SETU / FDC Group Collaboration
South East Technological University (SETU), and FDC Group announced details of an exciting new collaboration between the two entities. FDC Group are proudly working with SETU to complement its current curriculum with a range of graduate, under-graduate placement opportunities plus working on various forms of research with the objective of growing the FDC Group Knowledge Hub.
Jack Murphy, Managing Director, FDC Group was delighted to be on SETU Campus and said “FDC Group is delighted to launch this exciting new collaboration with the SETU Business School. This collaboration is vital for us, in FDC Group, as it will support our continued expansion and enable FDC Group to create new knowledge and opportunities for our clients across every county in Ireland. We look forward to working with Business School and to expanding our geographical network and client base to meet the service needs of our business and farming clients, throughout the Southeast of Ireland.”
Commenting on the new FDC Group connection to SETU, Professor Denis Harrington, Head of Department of Graduate Business, said “We are delighted to welcome this new collaboration. FDC Group’s ambitious growth strategy and commitment to delivering a full service nationally will require a continuous pipeline of talented SETU graduates. The commitment to value is something we embrace within SETU and as we develop, we like to think that FDC Group can be a partner in this development.”
Ireland’s southeast is the fastest growing region in the one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. Eleanor O’Dwyer, Area Manager of FDC Group Southeast commented “Our clients continually come to us looking for the best financial services which can range from accountancy services to taxation advice, to financial consultancy. The SETU suite of business programs is truly impressive in that it caters for the full suite of our client needs. We are hugely looking forward to working with SETU and delighted that we are part of the best-in-class Southeast education eco-system.”
FDC Group are looking forward to working with SETU, not just at an undergraduate level but also avail of its world class research and executive education facilitates as presented to FDC Group by Professor Harrington. Jack Murphy, Managing Director of FDC Group, said “While we have an objective to service our client in the best way we can, we also have an objective to develop our knowledge and potential. We are committed to building the relationship with SETU and its business management courses and in turn aid the professional development of our company leaders and managers. In FDC Group, this is considered part of an ongoing process of lifelong learning that allows us to serve a diverse and expanding client portfolio. Both FDC Group and SETU are excited to lay the foundations for the future of the Business Community in the Southeast of Ireland”.
About FDC Group
The FDC (Farm Development Co-Op) was founded in 1973 in Dunmanway, West Cork by Mr Jack Murphy, General Manager. Today, the FDC Group is headquartered in Wellington Road, Cork city.
The group now employs in excess of 450 people across 40 different locations nationwide. As a decentralised multi-disciplined professional services provider, FDC espouses the unique values of rural Ireland and continue our delivery of a full service offering via a local presence to the farming and business communities we serve. The company is committed to having a strong presence where their clients are located.
FDC Group is now placed within the top 10 accountancy firms in Ireland. As advisors of choice in rural Ireland across a diverse client base of farmers, SMEs, family businesses, commercial agribusiness, self-employed professionals and contractors, FDC’s strength and depth is spread across the company’s key services: Accounting, Tax and Legal, Financial Services, Agri Consultancy, Management Accounting, Advisory, Banking, Audit, Training and Client Business IT Solutions.