Chadwicks Group announces winners of the second annual Chadwicks Appreciation and Recognition Awards

1 Feb , 2024  

Chadwicks Group has announced the winners of its second annual Chadwicks Appreciation and Recognition Awards (CARAs).

The CARAs celebrate and recognise excellence across Chadwicks Group nationwide from best-in-class customer service to colleagues who are making a positive contribution to their local community.  

In total, 13 winners were announced at a ceremony at the Mansion House in Dublin on Friday, 26th January, with 350 Chadwicks Group colleagues attending to celebrate the achievements of colleagues, branches and departments across the country. Winners included Gary Williamson from The Panelling Centre, Furry Park who was named Branch Manager of the Year for his commitment to going above and beyond for his customers and colleagues. Gary first joined the team in 2000, working his way up the ranks from general operations to branch manager in 2017. He now manages a team of 22 colleagues who are proud to celebrate his achievements.

Sitetech won Destination Brand of the Year, commended for their excellent performance across their operations. The team of 23 colleagues receive consistent high praise, they are leaders in the financial performance category and have an impressive internal audit score along with strong inventory management ratings, their collective efforts have secured their well-deserved title this year.

Pat Walsh from Chadwicks Groups’ finance team was named winner of the Leadership Award. Pat is the Head of Credit and Legal at Chadwicks Group, and has been with the business for 30 years. He was recognised for his crucial role in driving the company’s strategy around credit and risk appetite, while improving the customer experience through automation and structure. He is known for his positive outlook and determination to support those around him, and in his spare time volunteers with the Time to Read initiative, providing second class students in the local community improve their reading skills.

Commenting at the second annual CARAs, Patrick Atkinson, CEO of Chadwicks Group said:  “We are delighted to announce the winners of our second annual CARAs which celebrate and recognise colleagues across the company for their hard work and commitment.

“At Chadwicks Group our aim is to always provide our customers with excellence from best-in-class customer service to unrivalled product knowledge, and it’s our people that bring that excellence to life. That’s why these awards are so important and are an opportunity to show our appreciation for the people behind the brand. On behalf of Chadwicks Group, I would like to congratulate all of the winners on their well-deserved awards.”

Full list of the CARAs category winners for 2024: 

Category  Winner  
Chadwicks Branch of the Year  Chadwicks Lucan
Destination Brand Branch of the Year  Sitetech
Health and Safety Award   Damien Cotter, Chadwicks Togher
Leadership Team Award Pat Walsh, Chadwicks Group
Branch Manager of the Year    Gary Williamson, The Panelling Centre, Furry Park 
Branch Colleague of the Year   Liz Crowley, Cork Builders Providers, Blackpool
Yard Colleague of the Year   James Kearns, Chadwicks Coolock
Sustainability Champion   Sean White, Chadwicks Walkinstown
Customer Service Champion   Anthony Hunt, Chadwicks Stillorgan
Community Spirit Award (CSR)   Eileen Sinnott, Chadwicks Portlaoise
Sales Person of the YearDenis O’Regan, Chadwicks Tralee
Support Office Department of the Year   Marketing Team, Chadwicks Group
Support Office Colleague of the Year  Ellen Conry, Finance Team at Chadwicks Group