Maureen’s in the shake-up for retail award

A Clonmel pharmacy employee is among the Irish retail industry employees short-listed for the Irish Retail Awards.

A Clonmel pharmacy employee is among the Irish retail industry employees short-listed for the Irish Retail Awards.

Maureen Garvey of Mulligan’s Pharmacy, O’Connell Street is nominated for the Rising Stars of the Year Award, which is made in recognition of employees who have shown consistent enthusiasm and strong sales techniques.

27 year-old Maureen, who lives in Ard na Greine, is originally from Cahirciveen in Co. Kerry and moved to Clonmel last September. At present she is running her first promotion with Vichy in the pharmacy and is grateful to all those who have assisted her with this.

Retail Excellence Ireland, Ireland’s largest retail industry body, last week announced the short-list of the top managers and rising stars in the world of Irish retail. Candidates were selected from over 150 of Ireland’s top team performers. The 16 candidates will now progress to an interview in early September, which will determine the selection of the top 5 managers and top 5 rising stars in Ireland. The overall manager and rising star of the year award winners will be announced at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards on 5th November at the Radisson Hotel, Galway.

David Fitzsimons, Chief Executive, Retail Excellence Ireland said “we were simply blown away with the standard of entries. The success of every retail company is down to the people working within it and the standard of the 16 short-listed people clearly indicates that the future of Irish retail shines bright”.

The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards, in association with the Sunday Independent, recognise Ireland’s best retail stores, companies, people and websites. This is the 14th year of the industry awards, which command over 600 entries annually. The awards drive excellence in Ireland’s largest industry, retail.