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CONTACT

Feel free to contact us at any stage to discuss how we might assist you.  Game changers, visionaries, collaborators, iconoclasts and coffee are always welcome.
IAN@PRESCIENCE.EU
M - 353 868 136 980
T -  353 238 848 880
 

WHAT WE OFFER

Prescience Business and Management Development Ltd is a specialist consultancy offering bespoke regional, rural and business development supports in domestic and overseas markets. It draws upon skills and experiences gleaned in over 25 years’ direct practitioner experience in area based, economic and business development. We offer a comprehensive range of advisory and consultancy services to our clients including:

 

·         Regional and Place-based Integrated Development Strategies

·         Sectoral & Cluster Initiatives

·         Programme, Portfolio and Project Management

·         Strategic Planning

·         Enterprise Development & Business Transformation 

·         Organisational Development, Change & Crisis Management 

·         Concept Design & New Product Development

·         Graphic Design, Branding and Marketing Services.

·         Digital and Print Content Development

·         Market Appraisal,  Feasibility Studies & Research 

·         Content, Copy & Technical Report Writing

·         Grant and Funding Applications

·         Data Analysis, Monitoring & Evaluation Services

·         Financial Planning & Management

·         Risk Management

·         Mentoring & Facilitation

          Dealmaking & Negotiation Strategies

Our domestic and overseas clients include transition and convergence regions; cluster, themed and sectoral initiatives; micro, small and medium sized businesses across all sectors as well as third sector, not for profit and non-governmental organisations.

 

Prescience works with a range of associates and specialists to form skilled and expert project teams to provide exceptional supports and services in the planning and implementation of regional and business development strategies in the domestic and overseas markets. The Prescience project team can be augmented as necessary from within its extensive network of policy experts, academics, specialists and practitioners.

Prescience is a registered business name of Prescience Business and Management Development Ltd, 6 North Square, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, Ireland. A Private  Company Limited by Shares (637759), it was incorporated under the Companies Act 2014 in Dublin, Ireland on the 15th of November 2018.

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ABOUT US

Prescience was established in 2017 by Ian Dempsey, a rural development specialist with 25 years’ practitioner experience in regional, enterprise and community development in Ireland. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the West Cork LEADER Co-op in 1999 and thereafter served as Chief Executive Officer of the West Cork Development Partnership between 2008 and 2016.  He was also Chief Executive Officer and brand architect of the acclaimed West Cork Fuchsia brand. He has an unrivalled record in the planning and implementation of four successive LEADER programmes and as a creator of innovative and progressive area-based local development strategies.  Having initiated, collaborated on and contributed to many development initiatives within EU member states and beyond his expertise and experience is widely recognised at policy and practitioner level. In 2008 the Community Development Society of North America awarded Ian Dempsey its prestigious Innovative Program Award in recognition of his work in rural development. 

 

His professional career reflects exceptional management and organisational capabilities, creativity, leadership, resilience and an impeccable work ethic. He draws upon an exceptional record and proven experience in the areas of strategic planning, programme and project management, corporate governance, business and enterprise development, innovation, budgeting & financial management, communications and change management. Award winning specialisms include innovative development strategies and place-based transformation strategies, cluster model development and regional branding. 

 

Ian Dempsey is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway; the Dublin Institute of Technology; University College Cork and the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. He holds degree and post-graduate qualifications in commerce, strategy, management, innovation and project management. He is an alumnus of the PON Global Harvard Law School Executive Education Programme. He is a member of the Institute of Project Management Ireland and is accredited to the International Project Management Association as a Certified Project Management Associate. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors.

 
 

IDEAS

EU Smart Villages Pilot Project - KIllor
A Public Bike Scheme fro Kilkenny
West Cork LDS 2014-2020
West Cork Technology Park
CMFront (2)
Mobility Planning Kilkenny
West Cork Innovation Cluster
ENPARD Georgia LDS
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Prescience Brand Development
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Fuchsia Minihan Portraits
WC Economic Development Conference
WCDP Economic Development Conference
WCDP Brand Developmentt
Beyond Landscape
WC Fuchsia Retail Display Ad
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Akhalkalaki LDS
A socio-economic plan for Killorglin
Presentation EU Seminar
Perspectives- Brand Values Copy
IFJ Enterprise Article
Farnet
EU Court of Auditors 2010
WC Fuchsia Brochure Copy
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ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Prescience we are guided by strong ethics and values.  We value integrity, vision, partnership, innovation and a genuine commitment to effecting change.  Lofty ideals for sure but each informs who we are, what we do and how we do it.  Be radical or be redundant we were once told. Eventually we became both but hey, that’s another story…What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and all that stuff.  Whatever the truth of the saying I guess that we’re more niche and less Nietzsche though.
 

At Prescience, we understand the voluntary sector and community-led local development, its power and possibility. We recognise grit and honest endeavour and admire the dogged resilience and commitment shown by voluntary effort. We know all too well the policy context in which communities and volunteers operate and the many challenges and frustrations that they face – financial and otherwise – simply to bring about the social, economic and environmental changes that makes it better for us all.  

 

We know you. We know what it takes. We‘ve worked with you in the past and will do so in the future. So if you have a genuine voluntary or charitable initiative and you're struggling to catch a break, here’s the deal.  As part of our ethical code and corporate social responsibility policy if we feel we can add value to your endeavour we are prepared to consider on a selective basis, the provision of practical guidance, advice and support pro bono. No contract, no fees and no strings attached.  No wild goose chases or white elephants though.
 

If you would like to know more just get in touch and let us know if and how we might help. 
 

As a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors Prescience adheres to its code of conduct www.imca.ie

 
 

NEWS

July 06, 2017

So six months in and we're happy to say that we've been busy travelling and working on assignment -- accounting for the sporadic posting and updates. In truth though, not all those who wander are lost as you might have gleaned from https://www.facebook.com/presciencemanagementandbusinessdevelopment/ and https://www.instagram.com/ianfrancis7486/

 

Our travels have taken us to many fascinating places and we've seen many interesting things;  new energies, ideas, ambitions and perspectives.  We've travelled to places where it's happening, brimful of optimism and confidently meeting the future head on. It would be true, however to say that there are many places where the outlook is less optimistic; the reasons for which are all too obvious.  We'll be revisiting this issue in some detail in due course. There's much to talk about. 

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there...

 

On a more positive note, we've lots of projects on the go; interesting ones in the pipeline and loads of things inspiring us.  Over the next few weeks we'll be setting aside some time for updates and revealing a little more about what we've been at and what we expect to be up to. Meanwhile here's our soundtrack for the West Cork summer. 20 years on form the original, its the best Radiohead album you've never heard.  Enjoy.

Pssst...Don't tell a soul

May 08, 2017

Prescience is pleased to announce that has been contracted under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) to deliver rural development supports to the municipality of Akhalkalaki in the Samtskhe - Javakheti region of Georgia. 

 

A partnership comprising the Georgia Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), Mercy Corps Europe, Elva Community Engagement and Prescience will introduce a community - driven  rural development  approach  in  Georgia based on the successful LEADER approach; a key instrument for promoting rural development throughout the European  Union  since  1991.

Over a four year period to 2021 Prescience will provide  training  to  develop and sustain the  principal operational  body  of  the project,  the  Local  Action  Group  (LAG), will  support  the planning and development  of  its Local  Development  Strategy (LDS) and assist in the development and implementation of the appropriate  operational systems and processes.

More anon.

Going Live

March 20, 2017

So we're finally there.  Online and up and running. Many thanks to Hugh and Jeff in Digital House, Dublin 8 for all the advice and guidance. Content or design errors are mine and mine alone.

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