Carson McDowell Partners with Irish News for 2019 Workplace and Employment Awards

28 February 2019

Author: Orlagh O'Neill
Practice Area: Employment Law


Carson McDowell is once again partnering with the Irish News for their Workplace & Employment Awards which launched in Hickson's Point on Tuesday 26th February.Representatives from many of Northern Ireland's leading business organisations and trade groups attended the event, along with past winners and senior managers from the Irish News initiative's eight business partners.

Other returning sponsors for 2019 include The Public Health Agency, Henderson Group, Queen's University and venue partner Titanic Belfast, who will join three new business partners in Miller Hospitality, KPMG and Progressive Building Society.

The WEA theme for this year is Talent Equals Success.

"Attracting, recruiting, retaining and developing teams of people who fit your organisational culture and produce results for your organisations is critical for the future of Northern Ireland's economy in an ever-evolving business landscape," Irish News editor Noel Doran said.

"The word 'talent' has Greek and Latin origins, meaning a unit of weight or money. Today’s common definition is a unit of value equal to the value of a talent of gold or silver.

"So remember, your organisation's talent is your gold and silver. Don’t let it tarnish."

This year's WEAs will see the introduction of an overall Employer of the Year award, which the judges will select from all the entries received.

As well as the kudos of being named as overall Employer of the Year, the winner will also receive a special engagement workshop from well-being partner the Ulster Orchestra, which will enable further employee engagement.

"This should be a tremendous additional incentive for companies and organisations to continue to participate in the Workplace & Employment Awards, as they’ve done in their many hundreds since 2007," Mr Doran said.

Entries for the 2019 Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards will remain open until Friday May 3, with the finalists being announced on Thursday May 16. More details at Follow us on Twitter at @irishnewsWEA