“NTRON, a critical manufacturing site for our corporate Group PST, engaged Voltedge Management to develop our COVID-19 Business Response Plan to follow government protocol promptly. It was essential that we created a safe and fully operational workplace where our employees could come to work in the knowledge that their health and safety was safeguarded to the highest standards and that our business would not be adversely impacted by any risk presented by Covid-19.

Voltedge Management provided us with a dedicated expert who worked with the NTRON management team to develop a comprehensive plan and supporting procedures including the necessary training and worker representative supports. This has been significant in providing us with the security and knowledge that our workplace is compliant and that we have taken all of the necessary steps to prevent the spread of the virus within our workplace.

An added bonus for us was when we received recognition from our parent company PST for “COVID-19 response plan and development of “return to work” plan is a PST Best Practice”.  This was without doubt due to the excellent support we received from Voltedge Management and we would highly recommend engaging their support in getting your business COVID-19 secure.”

John Dunne  | Finance and Accounting Director | NTRON

“I have availed of the services of  Fredericka Sheppard from Voltedge and was greatly impressed by her professionalism, wise advice and practical assistance.  Having sought assistance from Fredericka in terms of organisational development, HR policies and procedures, and recruitment matters, her detailed knowledge, ability to deliver timely and fit for purpose advice that was tailored and more crucially, customised to our organisation’s needs was of the highest standard.   Fredericka and Voltedge’s ability to see the bigger picture was highly commendable; we didn’t just get an off the shelf solution.  I really felt she went the extra mile to not only understand our organision but in turn deliver a bespoke solution that aligned with our business needs and objectives.  Fredericka was an invaluable source of sage counsel to me in my role as CEO and I would have no hesitate in recommending her and Voltedge.”

Noelle O’Connell | Executive Director | European Movement Ireland

“Joyce provides an excellent service to a sports organisation of which I am the Honorary Secretary. Her professional approach and attention to detail is first class and I am delighted to recommend Joyce and her company, Voltedge.”

Jim Dolan | Managing Director | J. M. Dolan & Co. Ltd
“Voltedge provides us with a key function for our nascent organisation. Fredericka’s holistic understanding how HR underpins our competitive strategy, differentiates our start-up. The service is flexible, sustainable and 24/7, always supporting us with our HR challenges.”

Joe Kenny | CEO Zeeko

“I have worked with Joyce at a time of great change and disruptive innovation within the organisation. Joyce’s insights and knowledge in workforce analysis is second to none. Moreover it was Joyce’s personal integrity and sensitivity that made the difference between doing a good job and a great job. It was during this time that Joyce’s assistance and direction was crucial especially with the implementation of the Haddington Road Agreement. In essence Joyce is not the consultant who ‘borrows your watch to tell you the time’, she tells you it as it is with true professionalism. I have no hesitation in recommending Joyce and Voltedge.”

Maura Pidgeon (Dr) | former CEO | NMBI

 “For a number of years now I have engaged the services of Fredericka Sheppard, HR Consultant to work with me and my team in a number of different companies. Her professional and innovative approach was always exactly what we needed. She was capable of understanding our business and what we were trying to achieve, so we always felt we were getting a customised and practical service, when we needed it. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fredericka and her team for all your HR requirements.”

John Ryan | Managing Director Zinopy Ltd

“We have utilised the services of both Joyce Rigby Jones and Fredericka Sheppard over the last 3 years and we consider them to be very professional and are of great assistance to our company. They have assisted us in the whole process of recruiting and all it entails form start to finish. Their good counsel and recommendations have helped us to ensure best practice and people management with the solution of some challenging issues.

We see both Joyce Rigby Jones and Fredericka Sheppard as vital consultants in supporting our business now and into the future.”

Maurice Cahill | Financial Controller PCO – Pharmaceutical Sector

“Skillnets used the services of Fredericka Sheppard over a number of years for the development of HR procedures and documentation. These included the design and roll out of a performance management process and work/life balance programmes that were adapted to our business needs. Fredericka was also a great source of advice on a variety of HR issues. Throughout our dealings with Fredericka we were impressed by her professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail and ability to deliver on schedule and within budget.

We would not hesitate in recommending Fredericka Sheppard to any business in need of a HR professional.”

Ian Menzies | Head of Finance and Services Skillnets – Public Sector

I have had the pleasure of working with both Joyce and Fredericka and have always found them to be most professional in all their dealings and easy to work with. They facilitated change in our organisation and we look forward to working with them into the future.”

Ruth Barror | National Director ACCORD – Charity/Non Profit Sector

“As a new client of Voltedge, Kenmare was very impressed with the excellent service provided by Joyce. From a standing start, she absorbed our HR requirements and developed an Employee Handbook tailored for the needs of our Company and employees. She also helped roll out the handbook in a very comprehensive and sensitive manner, which included dealing with a range of legacy arrangements. Our first experience with Voltedge was very good indeed and will not be our last.”

Tony McCluskey | Financial Director – Kenmare Resources plc.