Carmel Tierney from Bawnmore, Johnstown received the Support Employee of the Year Award for Ireland at the Sodexo 2011 Star Awards, the annual staff event organised by the food and facilities management provider to recognise employee initiative and success in Ireland and the UK.
Ms Tienery’s achievement was recognised at a gala dinner and presentation in London in front of 600 management and staff, with UK broadcaster Claudia Winkleman serving as master of ceremonies.
The award is given to employees in areas such as human resources, health and safety and finance who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in supporting the company’s operations across 200 site locations in Ireland.
Commenting on her win, Ms Tierney said, “I am delighted to have won the award for Ireland. It is very rewarding to know that all your work and effort has been recognised at the highest level in the company and attending the Star Awards was a great experience.”
Sodexo Ireland managing director Jeremy Dicks said of Ms Tierney: “Carmel’s key role is to ensure that all casual staff bookings for our sites is handled in a seamless and efficient manner. She is always looking for ways to develop her own team and is excellent at helping new members to settle in and understand our business. Carmel is always cheerful and a pleasure to work with, even under pressure.”
Sodexo Ireland provides food and facilities management services, delivering on-site service solutions to clients in business and industry, education, financial services and health care. It employs 2,000 staff nationwide.