LIFT Ireland Awards 2020

Celebrating the amazing people that are using LIFT to inspire those around them.

LIFT Awards 2020 Shortlist & Winners

LIFT Award Winners are in italics. With over 160 nominations just 4 people have been chosen for each category. We are thrilled to be celebrating those displaying positive leadership around Ireland. The awards ceremony, at which the winner of each category was announced was online on Thursday, 15th October We are delighted to celebrate the great everyday leadership we see around Ireland.
Rewatch the LIFT Awards 2020 ceremony here
Louise Barry, HR manager at Prem Group, Carlow
Suzanne Carroll, CEO at Entrepreneurs Academy, Dublin
Breda Marron, Artist, Meath
Niamh Poole, 6th year student, Kildare
Positive Attitude:
Katie Lett, Student, Dublin
Ciara O’Hagan, Brand Manager at Beauty Buddy, Kildare
Eddie Phelan, Consulting Engineer, Louth
Áine Clarke, HR Prem Group, Dublin
Jeff Buckley, 6th Yeat Student, Kildare
Tom McMahon, Manager ESB, Dublin
Mike O’Byrne, Principal at Confey College, Kildare
Victor Uchegbu, LIFT Participant
Grace Cosgrove, Marketing Enterprise Solutions, Dublin
Clara Miller, Elearning Content Developer, Dublin
Andrea Wallace, Area Manager at Prem Group, Dublin
Ruairi Watters, SalesSense, Louth
Dedication & Determination:
Nicola Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland, Kildare
Aine Cornally, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland, Dublin
Aisling Lennon, Teacher, Dublin
Pauline Nally, Midlands Science, Westmeath
Empathy & Understanding:
Caroline Bocquel, CFO at GOAL, Dublin
Marina Branigan, Virtual Office Manager, Louth
Denise Cullen, MD at Enterprise Solutions, Dublin
Trish McCafferty, Accountant, Meath
Nicola Connolly-Byrne, Meath
Paul Fieldhouse, PineBridge Investments
Kyle Mulligan, Team Leader at SalesSense, Louth
Ita Page, Kemmy Business School, UL, Limerick
Honesty & Integrity:
Louise Brennan, Student, Dublin
Eunice Chapman, Project Officer at Solas, Wicklow
Jim Murphy, CEO PREM Group, Meath
Oyinkansola Solanke, Banking Advisor, Meath
Innovation & Adaptability:
Noelle Burke, Director RSA, Kildare
Noel Davidson, Trainer, Entrepreneurs Academy, Dublin
Claire Lambe, Women in Sport Lead at Rowing Ireland, Dublin
Marguerite O’Sullivan, Innovation & Engineering Manager, Cork
Sadbh Flynn, Student, Kildare
Tracy Leavy, COO Beauty Buddy, Kildare
Denise Scully, The Entrepreneurs Academy, Dublin

LIFT Leadership Award Categories


Real listening involves hearing to understand. Listening with an open mind allows us to learn.

Positive Attitude

A person with a positive attitude recognises that each experience gives us the chance to learn and grow. 


Competent people dedicate themselves to continuous learning, development and improvement. 

Empathy & Understanding

By making an effort to understand others, we show that we care about their perspectives and experiences. 

Honesty & Integrity 

Carefully considering what we believe and stand for, and having the courage to live accordingly. 


Showing proper respect validates the dignity of others and at the same time enhances our own. 


Accountability means both taking public and private responsibility for one’s own actions.

Dedication & Determination

Some people succeed because they are destined to but most people succeed because they are determined to. 


The ability to bounce back from difficulties and grow from challenges we face.

Innovation & Adaptability

Being open to trying new ways of doing things, to improve and to react to changing environments.

Partner Organisations Recognised as Living LIFT in 2020

Bank of Ireland
Burren Smokehouse
Cancer Trials Ireland
Cantec Ireland
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Dress for Success
Enterpise Solutions
Enterprise Ireland
Entrepreneurs Academy
Excape Gym
Harvey Nash
Homecare Independent Living
Inchicore College
Liberties College
Make A Wish Foundation
McKenna & Co Solicitors
Midlands Science
Mobility Mojo
Munster Rugby
Open Doors
Permanent TSB
PREM Group
Rowing Ireland
RSA Insurance Group
Sandyford Business District 
SOLAS Learning Works
Sprint Digital
Teaching Council of Ireland
The Beauty Buddy
The Buff Day Spa
Wedding Dates
WhiteLight Consulting
Youthreach Clondalkin

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