14th October 2018 PRESS RELEASE
Dublin GAA star, female tech guru and cultural media MD among finalists for this year’s Lincoln Early Career Awards. The ceremony that celebrates Ireland’s young professionals sees the most diverse range of finalists yet.
IRELAND – The finalists have been announced in this year’s Lincoln Early Career Awards in association with KBC Bank. A selection of Ireland’s most enthusiastic young professionals across marketing, digital, finance, law and more have made it into the 4th gala final which takes place in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin on the 24th of October. The Lincoln Early Career Awards celebrates young professionals under the age of 35 across diverse industries.
Finalists for this year include:
- Senior Dublin Footballer and National Account Manager at Coca-Cola Hellenic
Bottling Company, Eamon Fennell
- Managing Director, Girls In Tech Dublin, Coral Movasseli
- Managing Director, of Headstuff Media, Alan Bennett
Over 300 people are expected to turn out to the prestigious event which is being hosted by renowned RTE broadcaster Des Cahill. The Lincoln Early Career Awards, in association with KBC Bank, provides a platform and recognition for Ireland’s most talented, hardworking individuals and organisations.
With over 17 categories, competition for the 2019 event was of its highest standard to date. Categories include Accountant of the Year, Lawyer of the Year, Communications and Marketing Professional of the Year and Creative Media Professional of the Year among others.
Each category consists of finalists from leading corporations such as KPMG, Deloitte, Microsoft, IBM, and Bank of Ireland.
Speaking about the significance of this year’s awards, Shay Dalton, Managing Director of Lincoln Recruitment, Chairman of the Judging Panel and title sponsor of the event said:
“This is Lincoln Recruitment’s fourth year supporting the Irish Early Career Awards. We are proud to partner with this initiative from the very beginning. The event fills a niche in recognising young professionals at an important, early stage of their career. The awards try to look at the context of a young professional’s achievements. It takes account of technical capabilities but also weighs heavily on the applicant’s commitment to excellence, ongoing learning & development, values and any contribution they make through their profession to their Industry, professional bodies and the wider community. The volume and caliber of the finalists this year are a testament to the breadth of talent across Ireland but also to the organisations who support them at such a pivotal point in their careers.”
Commenting on the partnership with Lincoln Early Career Awards, Fergal O’Riagain, Director of Retail Products, KBC added:
“We are proud to partner with the Irish Early Career Awards again this year. At KBC, we know that it is people who make the difference and we also understand the importance of nurturing young talent. Over the last two years, we have seen some outstanding Irish Early Career Award entries, and we can’t wait to celebrate the achievements of bright young professionals again this year.”
Katherine O Riordan, Events Director of Ashville Media Group (who are hosting this year’s event) said:
“Although the competition was tougher than ever this year, with an unprecedented amount of entries received, we are confident the most deserving young professionals will be awarded on the night. The Lincoln Early Career Awards is an institution and a platform for Ireland’s most talented young people to gain the recognition they deserve.”