Welcome to the Knightswood Business Services (KBS) Web Site. This site is designed to inform you of the range of Business Formation, Development and Operation Services provided by KBS. We hope you find it informative and welcome any comments or feedback you provide.
Knightswood Business Services is a small Irish based Management and IT Services company. The services are designed to deliver results by assisting clients develop pragmatic strategies and plans that are executable in the short to medium term and achievement of client's business goals are accelerated. Information technology organisations are the core clients of KBS, whether they be Large Multinationals, SME's, Early Stage Start ups or Public Service Organisations. KBS has completed successful assignments in Government Departments, Local Government, Public Health, Semi State Utilities and Research agencies. In the private sector KBS have delivered results in Hardware, Software and IT Consulting firms, as well as Telecommunications, Financial, Semi conductor and many other sectors.
Declan Kavanagh founded KBS in 2001, He is an electronics engineering graduate from the Dublin Institute of Technology, He also holds a CdipAF from the ACCA and MBA from DCU. He is a fully trained facilitator and has significant hands on experience in managing business and organisational change. Declan is also Managing Director of Insight Test Services (www.insight-test.com) a small software test and quality assurance firm he founded with his partners in Nov 2002, he also is a director of Open Applications consulting (OpenAPP www.openapp.biz) a specialist Open Source software firm based in Dublin.
Declan has 23 years experience in the Information, Communications and Technology industry and for the past 17 years at senior management levels up to CEO level. He has worked in multinational companies, small start up environments and the public sector and the customers served by these businesses included Government, Financial, ICT, and SME’s across Europe and the USA. Declan’s leadership and management style is team orientated and consultative, providing guidance and support to teams taking the end customer perspective. He likes to spend time with the team and team members understanding the detail of their projects and assignments and support them in achieving their objectives without trying to do the job for them. Declan is also very comfortable working at all levels on an assignment up to board and shareholder level. Declan believes in a pragmatic and practical personal hands on approach is the most effective solution to the assignments he carries out and that execution of plans and delivery of results are what counts most for his clients.
Knightswood Business Services works closely with a number of specialist management consultant associates who can provide additional services or in particular a specialised skill should it be necessary, several of these relationships relate to Human Resource, Change Management and Strategic development. Each consultant is highly qualified and has as a minimum 20 years business experience.
Knightswood Business Services has had a strong working relationship with all its partners over many years and has jointly completed many assignments with its partners.
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