Updated: 07/12/17 : 11:40:47
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Sligo Employees Honoured at Pride of Centra Awards

The fourth annual Pride of Centra Awards ceremony took place in the Cliff at Lyons in Co. Kildare yesterday where Centra employees from across the country were honoured for the passion and commitment shown in the workplace in 2017.

There was three representatives from Sligo who were shortlisted for the awards; Andrew Kerr from Centra Castle Street, Co. Sligo, Bozena Bielecka from Centra Caltragh, Co. Sligo and Philip Morrison from Centra Maugheraboy, Co. Sligo were all nominated in the Employee Award category. 

Presented by broadcaster Sybil Mulcahy, the Pride of Centra Awards were established to acknowledge staff who demonstrate passion and enthusiasm in cementing Centra as the number one convenience retailer at the heart of communities across the country. With 11,000 Centra employees across the country, it is a significant achievement to be nominated as a finalist of the Pride of Centra awards.

            Pride of Centra Awards. Bozena Bielecka from Centra Caltragh Sligo.

                                                    Photo: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Commenting on the Pride of Centra Awards, Des O’Mahony, Interim Marketing Director of Centra, said; “These awards were established to recognise and honour the outstanding representatives who consistently embody the Centra brand values each and every day. The Pride of Centra Awards 2017 showcase the exemplary work undertaken by Centra staff members, who go above and beyond to ensure outstanding customer service. Our staff are at the heart of everything we do, and most importantly they are firmly cemented in each of their local communities where they make positive impact through their work.”


                  Pride of Centra Awards. Philip Morrison, finalist, Centra Maugheraboy

                                                         Photo : Iain White / Fennell Photography

Winners on the day included:

·         Pride of Centra Overall Winner and Store Manager category winner – Fiona Reilly from Centra   Belturbet, Co. Cavan

·         Pride of Centra Employee Award – Tina Purcell from Centra Clarina, Co. Limerick

·         Pride of Centra Department Manager Award –  Graciely Pereira from Centra Capel Street, Dublin

·         Pride of Centra Outstanding Contribution Award – Breda Cahill from Centra Ballinteer, Dublin

 54 finalists attended on the day and represented 17 counties; Dublin, Cork, Sligo, Waterford, Wicklow, Donegal, Galway, Clare, Cavan, Limerick, Mayo, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Kerry, Carlow and Wexford. All shortlisted candidates were recognised for their ongoing commitment to their work with community initiatives, exceptional customer service and engaging activities in-store.