YOUNG HOSPITALITY MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Derek McConnell, Assistant Beverage and Retail Manager at Aviva Stadium, was named IHI Young Hospitality Manager of the Year at the annual IHI Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards on 29th November 2012.
The award, which is sponsored by Failte Ireland, was created to recognise excellence by young managers in the tourism and hospitality sector.
Derek began his career with Compass Ireland in April 2008, as an assistant beverage manager at Leopardstown and Fairyhouse Race Courses before joining the Compass team at Aviva Stadium in May 2010.
Speaking of the award, Fiacra Nagle, Managing Director, Compass Group Ireland, said “Derek is a very worthy winner of the award and we are proud to have him as part of our team at the Aviva Stadium. Compass Group Ireland prides itself on Great People, Great Service and Great Results and this achievement is testament to Derek’s ability to excel in all of these areas on a daily basis.”
Picture below (l-r): Martina Flood, Operations Manager Sports, Leisure and Hospitality, Compass Group at Aviva Stadium; Fiacra Nagle, Managing Director, Compass Group Ireland; Derek McConnell, IHI Young Hospitality Manager of the Year 2012 and Martin Murphy, Aviva Stadium Director.