July got off to a great start with the annual joint award for ‘outstanding achievement in business and industry’. The award is made in alternate years by the Institute of Consulting Northern Ireland and IMCA in the south. Previous recipients have included Senator George Mitchel, President McAleese and IFI’s Dennis Rooney.
This year’s IMCA award recognised the achievements of Glanbia plc in developing from its origins in the Irish co-operative movement to current strong positions in key food markets and sectors around the world. The IMCA’s medal award was presented on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 to John Moloney in recognition of his role as Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc over the past ten years.
The Award is made for outstanding achievement in overcoming a challenge or taking advantage of an opportunity in business and industry (may include NGOs, healthcare, public sector or the arts).
The criteria for selection comprise:
• demonstrable innovation in the nominee’s sector that led to increased profitability, productivity or new operating model
• demonstrable leadership by the nominee in an activity outside the nominee’s sector (e.g. voluntary work; philanthropy)
• meritorious services to business and industry generally (nationally or internationally)
• outstanding business growth
• proven entrepreneurship
• learning from failure
John (right) accepted the award on behalf of his team at Glanbia. Pictured on left is Martin Rice Chair Institute of Consulting in Northern Ireland alongside Tony O’Brien, President of IMCA.