One of north Fingal's biggest employers held its very own version of the Oscars in Balbriggan recently the Moriarty Group lined up the awards in recognition of staff members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service of the company's many customers.
At a dazzling ceremony in the Bracken Court Hotel no less than 55 employees of the popular local supermarket and hotels group won awards, including Rolanda Zselemi who works in the Bracken Court Hotel and was named Employee of the Year 2016.
The Moriarty Group was established by Luke Moriarty in 1987 and currently employs 500 plus people working at SuperValu supermarkets in Balbriggan, Palmerstown and Skerries, and two top four-star hotels, the Court Yard Hotel in Leixlip and Balbriggan's Bracken Court, as well as a development company and a property business.
Presenting the 2016 Employee of the Year award to Rolanda Zselemi, Luke Moriarty said that Rolanda represented everything that was great about the Moriarty Group businesses.
Mr Moriarty said: 'We operate in the service industry and professionalism in our sector is about going above and beyond for the customer, while at the same time working well with colleagues and contributing to the success of the business.
'Rolanda consistently meets the highest standards in all aspects of her role and it is a pleasure to recognise this outstanding commitment.'
The Employee of the Year award is based on the selection of four outstanding Moriarty Group employees, one each quarter. Runner-up in the closely contested 2016 competition was Annette Arnold from SuperValu Balbriggan.
Another highlight of the Moriarty Group Gala Evening was the presentation of long service awards for employees who have been ten or more years with the business.
The locally owned group prides itself on the degree of staff loyalty, with many employees having only ever worked with the Moriarty Group in their entire career. From 10 years to 25 years service with the company, there were dozens of winners all demonstrating the loyalty the group inspires. Generous prizes were awarded to all the winners on this very special night for the company.