Karl Fitzpatrick – Profile
Karl Fitzpatrick is a highly accomplished entrepreneur. Karl has a diverse business portfolio which includes interests in the education, recruitment and franchising sectors.
Chevron Training & Recruitment
Chevron is one of Ireland’s largest private training providers, specialising in the online delivery of QQI accredited Childcare & Healthcare training programmes. Since its inception in 2005, Chevron has trained in excess of 50,000 learners. In 2013, Karl extended the scope of Chevron’s service offering to include a recruitment division, which operates nationwide, serving SMEs to Multi-Nationals.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Karl is the master franchisee for Bricks 4 Kidz, one of the world’s fastest growing children’s franchises. Bricks 4 Kidz teaches the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to children aged 4-12 years, through LEGO.
South East Radio
As the presenter of South East Radio’s flagship business programme ‘Business Matters’, Karl has interviewed over 750 business owners from across the region and has an acute understanding and awareness of the challenges facing employers.
Karl is a member of the Chambers Ireland Employment, Skills and Workplace Policy Council and in October 2014, Karl represented Chambers Ireland at the European Parliament of Enterprises in Brussels.
Karl has been on the board of Wexford Chamber since 2010 and was elected President of Wexford Chamber in December 2015. Goals for his term as President include:
- attracting new businesses to Wexford by exhibiting at national business events
- solving the access to finance challenge for businesses by organising a Business Finance Expo in Wexford
- assisting local retailers by facilitating digital workshops enabling them to create stores on Amazon and eBay