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Winners Announced at the CO3 Leadership Awards 2016!

Winners Announced at the CO3 Leadership Awards 2016!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the CO3 Leadership Awards 2016 – Celebrating Champions.  The feedback to date has been extremely positive and thank you to those that have filled in the evaluation form.

“Awards ceremonies such as this remind us all of the excellent work that is quietly being delivered by experts in a professional manner whilst battling with limited resources, yet changing lives daily and speaking on behalf of those less able to do so themselves. The voluntary sector are abysmal at 'blowing their own trumpet' and this event encourages this!”

Joan Davis, Family Mediation NI

The winners of the CO3 Leadership Awards 2016 are:

Leading People

  • Linda Robinson, Age NI
  • Highly Commended: Aoife Watters and David Carroll, Depaul

Champion of Good Impact Practice

  • EJ Havlin, Age NI

Best Newcomer

  • Geri Hanna, Victim Support NI
  • Highly Commended: Colm McDaid, Supporting Communities NI and Jacqueline Williamson, Kinship Care NI

Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

  • Roseann Kelly, Women in Business.

Inspiring Leader of the Year

  • Anne-Marie McClure, Start360
  • Highly Commended: Vivian McConvey, VOYPIC and Gareth Kirk, Action Cancer

Lifetime Commitment to the Third Sector

  • Joint winners Arlene Cassidy, Autism NI and Pip Jaffa, Parenting NI.       

Third Sector Trustee of the Year Award

  • Billy Webb, Northern Ireland Hospice.

“There is always a real sense of camaraderie at the awards and a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of third sector leaders in NI.”

Martin Flynn, OCN NI

Thank you also to our sponsors, in particular our lead sponsor Ecclesiastical Insurance:

Avec Solutions

Building Change Trust

Charity Bank

Department for Social Development

Grant Thornton 

Harbinson Mulholland

Hastings Hotel Group



MW Advocate


S3 Solutions


Ulster Bank

Ulster University Business School

Virtus Consultancy

“The award ceremony was excellently timed, and was a real opportunity for colleagues to celebrate all their hard work and achievements across the year. It was excellent to see so many of our colleagues from across the sector in a non work social setting. The atmosphere on the evening was so very supportive, with everyone mildly competitive but also very encouraging.”

Eddie Wallace, VOYPIC

To view the photographs please view the slideshow below. If you would like a copy of any of the photographs please email sarah@co3.bz .