Netwatch Employee of the Year Awards 

Saturday 26th January 2019 marked the 9th Netwatch Annual Employee of the Year Awards. The company which has been in business in Carlow for 16 years, held this annual event in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow. The gala dinner serves as a thank you to all employees and their partners for their contribution to the company’s success over the past year. The highlight of the evening is the announcement of the winners in 4 separate categories, as well as the overall winner of the prestigious Netwatch Employee of the Year title.

Photo: Netwatch Employee of the Year Awards

Your future is as promising as your past is proud

This year was particularly special as members of the new Netwatch Global Group from the US and the UK also attended the event.  The overall theme of the evening was inspired by the words of John F. Kennedy, “Your future is as promising, as your past is proud.” Speaking at the Awards, David Walsh Group CEO said, “Over the years we have had some great people working in Netwatch. I will say this, hand on heart, that every single person who has worn the Netwatch jersey over the last sixteen years has contributed significantly and positively to where we are today.”

This year the after-dinner guest speaker was Darragh O’ Sé, holder of six All-Ireland titles during a glittering football career with Kerry. Darragh imparted some great words of wisdom and shared his Kerry wit with the audience. When he was joined on stage for a Q&A session with Netwatch’s Brand Ambassador, Munster rugby legend, Mick Galwey, it made for engaging repartee.

And the winner is…

The Netwatch Awards night is an opportunity to recognise and honour all Netwatch employees and specifically those deemed by their peers to have gone above and beyond the call of duty. This year, history was made when Paul Potter (Intervention Specialist) took home both the Long Service Award and the Customer Service Award. Paul has worked as an Intervention Specialist in the Netwatch Communications Hub for the past twelve years. His colleagues described him as someone who is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Andrew Nolan (Commissioning Supervisor), took home the Best Team Player Award. Andrew’s huge passion for his work and his outstanding respect for his colleagues resulted in him receiving the most votes in this category. Rebecca Drea (Administrative Assistant in Finance) took home the Best New Employee Award. Rebecca was described as someone who hit the ground running from the moment she arrived in Netwatch, and who has seamlessly fitted into the Netwatch team.

The highlight of the night was the announcement of the Netwatch Employee of the Year Award winner. This year the award went to Dannie Stone (Commissioning Supervisor) for his great attitude towards helping people and his unyielding willingness to learn.

At the closing of another successful award ceremony and reflecting on the year gone by, Group CEO and Co-Founder David Walsh said, “This is my seventeenth January as the CEO of Netwatch, and I don’t think I have ever gone into a new year with as much confidence and excitement about the year ahead. Our future is very promising indeed.”