Karl believes that you make your living from what you get, but you make your life from what you give.
Dedicating ten hours per week to voluntary activities, Karl works on projects that support humanitarian, social and economic causes.
Karl is acutely aware of the challenges that face both schools and not for profit organisations with raising funds. In this regard, Karl facilitates fundraisers in the Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Centre in Wexford town, where 50% of the funds raised go to the cause. Successful fundraisers have already been facilitated over 30 local primary schools, scout groups, charities and disability groups
Irish Franchise Association
The Irish Franchise Association is the national self-regulatory body for the Irish franchise sector, with a standards based approach to its membership. Karl is a director of the Irish Franchise Association. Along with the board, Karl has a keen interest in developing the profile of the franchise sector in Ireland, through delivering franchising seminars and roadshows throughout the country.
Start Your Own Business Programmes
Start Your Own Business Programmes are delivered through Local Enterprise Offices and Local Development Companies, to provide start-up entrepreneurs with the necessary skills to manage and grow their own businesses. Karl is a regular guest speaker at Start Your Own Business programmes throughout the South East, where he shares his experience of growing successful businesses.
In 2013, Karl was invited to become a member of the Rotary Club of Wexford. In his role as Chairman of the Rotary’s Youth Development Council, Karl co-ordinates the Youth Leadership, Young Writer, Young Chef and Youth Speaks competitions. Hundreds of teenagers take part every year in the youth competitions, which take the form of local and regional heats, followed by a national final. In July 2018, Karl was elected as the Vice President of the Rotary Club of Wexford.
Wexford Local Enterprise Office Grants Evaluation & Approvals Committee (EVAC)
Karl is a member of the Wexford Local Enterprise Office Grants Evaluation & Approvals Committee (EVAC). The purpose of this Committee is to evaluate all projects which are being considered for financial support by Wexford LEO, in line with the Financial Instruments provided to them by Enterprise Ireland. In line with national Enterprise Policy, funding is primarily provided for businesses which are manufacturing and/or internationally traded services with demonstrable potential to export.