Shireburn Software supports Home-Start Malta

Shireburn supports Home-Start MaltaShireburn Software has extended its financial support to Home-Start Malta, a volunteer-based organisation that offers practical and emotional support to parents with children under 5 years of age who could be hit by crisis or find themselves struggling to cope with their young family.

John de Giorgio, Managing Director of Shireburn Software stated that they are delighted to support Home-Start Malta in its objective to assist troubled parents through its network of admirable volunteers. He said that Shireburn places an emphasis on giving back to the community and in particular in this case, supporting the family structure and the positive upbringing of children, which ultimately holds the foundation to our very own society.

Alfred Grixti, CEO of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, thanked Shireburn Software for this initiative through which they will be assisting Home-Start Malta in helping families who require assistance with parenting and to continuously support vulnerable families on a daily basis. He appealed for more companies to come forward to support Home-Start Malta which is doing a sterling job helping families at risk of poverty or lacking proper parenting skills.
Jacqueline Vella from Home-Start Malta said that Home-Start believes that the best place for the children is in their own home.

The trained and supervised volunteers who visit the families in their home encourage the parents to work on their existing skills so that they may regain or acquire the desired confidence necessary to bring up their children in a caring environment. There is no typical Home-Start family. Volunteers support the family according to their need. They might help in budgeting, preparing meals for the family together with the parent/s, or accompany such parent/s for appointments at school, hospital or where otherwise required. Dealing with difficult situations at the right time can eliminate the chance of having circumstances deteriorate to an extent that children might need to be given care outside their home.

Ms Vella said that the financial support from corporates like Shireburn Software enables them to continue offering their service which stimulates a healthier and happier environment in which these children can grow and develop.

Through various CRS initiatives, Shireburn has supported local culture and heritage, history and art, the environment, as well as charities and NGO’s through both cash and software support.
For more information about Home-Start Malta, call on 21678043/99018398 or email on maltahomestart@gmail.com.

About Shireburn Software
Shireburn Software is a software products company, specialising in the development of business software solutions and their support, both locally and overseas. Solutions include accounting, payroll and HR, inventory and retail, eCommerce, business intelligence and document management amongst others. www.shireburn.com.


Shireburn sponsors restoration at Sarria Church

Sarria Church RestorationIn commemoration of their 30th Anniversary, Shireburn Software has sponsored the restoration of Mattia Preti’s Sarria Immaculate Conception. The project, managed by Din l-Art Helwa (DLH), is being carried out also on the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the birth of Mattia Preti, the official artist of the Order of St John.
Shireburn’s directors felt that it was fitting to mark the company’s important 30th anniversary milestone by contributing to Malta’s heritage and leaving behind a permanent masterpiece that will be enjoyed for years to come. This initiative forms part of Shireburn’s CSR strategy to continue to invest back into the society in which it operates, more so this being their 30th year in operation.

Simone Mizzi speaking for DLH said the organisation was extremely grateful to Shireburn Software for recognising the enormous value of Sarria’s Titular Immaculate Conception and for the generous support that has made its restoration possible.
The painting had suffered from neglect over time, and its canvas had separated from its stretcher frame. Acting with the support of the Superintendence of Cultural heritage, Dr Anthony Pace, Din l-Art Helwa was able to take emergency action and intervene thus saving it from collapsing. The restoration work was commissioned to Giuseppe Mantella Restauri. Dott Giuseppe Mantella has restored many other Mattia Preti’s in Malta including the lunette in St John’s Co Cathedral.

DLH plan to put the restored titular painting back into its place over Sarria’s main altar in time for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on the 8th December, while work will continue on its massive stone carved frame in January 2014.
The Sarria Immaculate Conception is unique and rare in that it captures on canvas the symbolic victory over the plague in Malta, and of good over evil. The Virgin stands surrounded by angels over a background of boats that ferry the sick from Lazaretto over to Valletta. Above her figure, God the Father and the Divine Spirit, all look down at the triumph of good over evil. Archangels surround the virgin who, victorious, return their shields to their scabbards.


Shireburn Software supports Dancing Brushes – an art exhibition by Joseph Casapinta

Shireburn sponsors Art ExhibitionShireburn Software is proud to support local artist Joseph Casapinta in his current exhibition entitled “Dancing Brushes”.

The exhibition is being held at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina and is open to the public until 31st January 2014. This is the artist’s 5th solo exhibition and features a number of watercolour paintings.

“We are honoured to have the opportunity to support local art and talent and wish Joseph all the best for this exhibition and many more to come,” commented John de Giorgio, Managing Director, Shireburn Software.

About the artist:

Joseph Casapinta, an artist well known for his command of all mediums, has this time embarked upon a creative journey, an exploration of the real places that have inspired him throughout his life. In order to fulfill this, Casapinta has developed a technique with watercolours that is beyond the traditional; indeed he states unequivocally that his inspiration is part of the technique he uses. (Rob Parry 2013)


Shireburn Blood Donation Drive

Blood DriveFor the second time this year, Shireburn Software organised a blood donation drive at the National Blood Transfusion Unit in Guardamangia.

The initiative was part of Shireburn’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, as well as its ongoing corporate social responsibility programme, encouraging employees to donate blood and give back to the community.

The management of Shireburn Software thanked staff members for potentially saving lives today. They also showed gratitude for those employees who kept the office up and running in the interim so as not to disrupt customer support. The company provided transport to and from the Blood Donation Unit and also surprised staff with a much appreciated light snack back at the office once they returned.

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Shireburn Software are developers of an array of robust and integrated business solutions encompassing accounting, inventory, payroll and HR, retail, e-commerce, business intelligence and document management solutions amongst others.


Shireburn attends Microsoft TechEd2013 in Spain

Microsoft Teched 2013
Microsoft’s Premiere Event for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers

A team of Shireburn Software Developers and Technical personnel attend TechEd 2013 in Madrid, Spain. The event, held from the 25th to the 28th June, is Microsoft’s premiere event for IT professionals and enterprise developers. It provides a platform for hands-on learning and deep product exploration, together with countless opportunities to build relationships with a community of Microsoft experts and peers. This opportunity is in line with the company’s development focus with deployments of web based solutions on its Microsoft .NET platform.

Shireburn Software continues to invest in staff training and development which has led to the attainment of a wide range of industry certifications for both staff and company, one of the most recent being the Microsoft Silver Partner Status for Application Development.

“With the rate of change in the software industry being as great as it is, companies can only be successful if they continue to provide training, exposure and experience to their teams,” said John de Giorgio, Shireburn Software’s Managing Director. “Our staff is truly our greatest asset and we take active action to support this. This has been an important factor in our 30 year success and in the high levels of staff retention we enjoy.”

Shireburn Software is a leader in the design, development and support of solutions addressing business processes through the Shireburn Business Suite, including accounting, inventory, retail, payroll/HR and eCommerce, based on both desktop and web based Microsoft technologies.

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Blood Donations for our 30th Anniversary

Blood DriveAs part of our 30th anniversary and ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives, a large number of Shireburn Software’s management and staff, visited the Blood Donation Unit in Guardamangia this morning, to donate blood.

The gesture is part of the company’s CSR plan with special regard for its 30th anniversary drive to give back to the community. The response from staff was encouraging and many of the employees were first-time donors. Managing Director John de Giorgio and Director Franco Galea thanked staff members for potentially saving lives today. They also showed gratitude for staff members who kept the office up and running in the interim so as not to disrupt client support.

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Blood DriveShireburn Software is a software products company that specialises in assisting clients in identifying improvements to their business processes and addressing these through the application of information technology. The Shireburn Business Suite offers a complete integrated multi-channel solution with support for retail, distribution, salesman’s tablets and an e-Commerce offering. The Shireburn Freight System and Document Management system are also leading products that integrate with the Business Suite. The company has also recently taken one of their latest software developments, Concessionaire Analyzer+ for airports, to an international level. With a 34 strong team, Shireburn Software continues to expand its client base, product line as well as its resources in order to continue to cater for the local market, from small one-man businesses to larger corporations as well as the international market.