Curragh Camp gets top honours

Before Christmas the Defence Forces training centre received a strong seal of approval when it was named as the ISS Site of the Year.

Before Christmas the Defence Forces training centre received a strong seal of approval when it was named as the ISS Site of the Year.

The inaugural annual GEM ‘Go the Extra Mile’ Awards ceremony took place on Friday December 16 at the Camden Court Hotel. ISS Facility Services hosted the awards, which were presented by former Miss World Rosanna Davison, Paul Lynch ISS Managing Director and Eric Doyle ISS Operations Director.

The GEM awards recognise excellence and reward outstanding achievements of individuals in their work, attitude and dedication to serving their clients.

Top honours went to Martin Morris from Cavan General Hospital as overall GEM winner and the ISS Site of the Year was awarded to Ann Lonergan Site Supervisor at the Defence Forces, Curragh Camp. The Defence Forces was also represented by Commdt. O Keefe.

ISS employees are often the first point of contact for emergencies such as snow and ice, storm damage and the recent floods. ISS plays an essential role in the support network required for many memorable national events. They were the ‘people behind the people’ when President Obama visited Ireland and played an important supporting role in the seamless and highly commendable operation around Queen’s historic visit.

Paul Lynch ISS Managing Director said “I am delighted to be in a position to recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements of individuals in our business. We take enormous pride in the work that we carry out to ensure that the facilities operated by our teams provide the best possible environment for our customers, their staff and indeed their customers and users.”