Lesson in Business by the Professionals - Quintas Group Help Stressed out Students (& Parents!)

Lesson in Business by the Professionals - Quintas Group Help Stressed out Students (& Parents!)

23 March 2010

Everyone who has a child preparing for an exam knows just how much stress it can create in a household.  With this in mind, the Quintas Group, one of Munster's leading financial groups, have come up with a novel way of using their extensive knowledge of Business to ease the pressure of exams by arranging a Revision Course in Business Studies, exclusively for Junior Cert Students.  The half day workshop took place on Saturday 20th March at their Head Quarters in Heron House, Blackpool, Cork.

The course, a free resource for children of Quintas Group clients, covered off such issues as Time Planning, Topic Planning and Question Selection for the Business Studies Junior Cert Exam.  At the same time the course will hopefully be a stress relieving exercise for the students and by proxy their stressed out parents!

Behind the initiative is Quintas Group Partner, Fachtna O’Mahony "Every parent wants to give their children the best possible advantage when it comes to exams.  What we want to achieve from this Revision Course, is to guide the students through the exam paper in a comprehensive manner that will take the fear out of the exam and give them the confidence to perform well on the day."  

Fachtna added "I was working with my son last year, preparing him for his Business Studies Exam and by talking to some of my clients who are going through the same thing with their kids, I had the idea of bringing a group of children together for a half day workshop.  I just thought it could a positive resource that we could offer our clients and their children".

"The response has been amazing and we have 20 kids attending on a Saturday morning who will be sitting their Junior Cert in June.  Based on feedback we will be organising more of these on an on-going basis and will work on a variety of topics, using many of the professionals within the Group to share their knowledge."

The Quintas Group has been seen as a leader in new and innovative ideas since its inception in 2005, created through the merger of two established accounting practices McGinn O’Riordan & Partners and O'Reilly McCarthy. The group consists of 60 professionals working in four different divisions and caters for a wide range of clients from SME's to Major International Clients.  The four divisions include Registered Auditors, Business Centre providing Financial Management and Accountancy Services, Wealth Management and Renewable Energy. 

In order to thrive in this economic reality all businesses need to think outside the box.  The Quintas Group, Junior Cert Revision Course definitely is thinking outside the box, providing a service to stressed out parents who are today’s business leaders and current Quintas Group Clients and at the same time providing a resource for perhaps the next generation of business leaders.

For further information on the Quintas Group and the various divisions and offices visit www.quintas.ie