Cork trading manager is named Overall Hero

The Customer's Hero, John Cooney, Trading Manager Musgrave Cork (front, 5th left) at the recent Musgrave Heroes awards at the Powerscourt Hotel, Co Wicklow, with fellow award recipients and delegates.

The ‘Inspirational Musgrave Heroes’ awards, recently celebrated at a gala dinner at the Powerscourt Hotel, Co Wicklow, saw John Cooney, Trading Manager, Musgrave Cork named as Overall Hero for 2018.

John also received the Customer’s Hero title, while two of his colleagues in Musgrave Cork were also named as inspirational heroes.

The awards, launched in 2016, give colleagues across the Musgrave network an opportunity to nominate someone who they feel brings the Musgrave brand values and culture to life every day.

This year, 40 finalists were selected across eight categories, with five finalists in each category which reflected their individual strengths.

The competition culminated in eight category winners and one overall winner announced for the first time at the gala event.

Hundreds of peer nominations were received from throughout the company with candidates selected by how they inspire their colleagues through their everyday actions.

Heroes Category winners announced were: Best Personal Achievement – Paula Flanagan, Trading Services Manager – Musgrave NI Belfast; Best Stretch Achievement – Simon Ling, Foodservice Sales Manager – Musgrave NI Belfast; Leading in the Community – Amy Martin, Receptionist – Musgrave Marketplace, Galway; Magical Thinking Brought to Life – Robbie Corrigan, Senior Engineer, IT, Musgrave Cork; Most Heroic Action – Pawel Wajdzik, Depot Operative and Trainer, Musgrave Kilcock; Most Inspiring Personality – Heidi Fitzgerald, HR Manager, Musgrave Lucan; The Customer’s Hero – John Cooney, Trading Manager Musgrave Cork; Best Brand Ambassador – Clodagh Thompson, Communications, Musgrave Cork.