Karl Fitzpatrick is one of the South East’s best known entrepreneurs.
Karl is the Managing Director of Chevron Training & Recruitment, CEO of Bricks 4 Kidz Ireland and the immediate Past President of Wexford Chamber of Commerce. Karl also presents Business Matters, South East Radio’s flagship business programme. This media platform provides him with unrivalled access to leading business figures from across the country, in both the public and private sector. Education has always been a key ingredient in Karl’s success. He is an active member of the American Association for Talent Development and travels to the US annually to attend their international conferences. This enables Karl to identify global emerging trends within the training and education sector, which is reflected in his portfolio of education based businesses. Furthermore, he has participated in Enterprise Ireland’s gold standard ‘International Selling Programme’, which is designed to assist high potential Irish companies strengthen their positions in international markets. Karl is currently completing a Law Degree.
Karl is also a director of Chambers Ireland, which is Ireland’s largest business organisation. As a member of Chambers Ireland policy council for Employment, Workplace and Skills, Karl represents Ireland in Brussels at the European Parliament of Enterprises (EPE). As Ireland’s spokesperson on skills at this event, Karl has had the opportunity to present to some of the most influential and political figures in Europe. His core message focused on apprenticeships playing a fundamental role in solving the youth unemployment epidemic, which has become the cause of great concern across Europe.