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 The Irish HR Champion Awards  Enquiries

Press  Release 28th of March, 2023

The launch of the Irish HR Champion Awards 2023 took place this morning in the offices of William Fry LLP (William Fry), Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.

This is the 7th year of the highly successful Irish HR Champion Awards, organised in association with William Fry and supported by Laya healthcare, WTW, Hays, Atomic, Platform 55 and Common Purpose.

The Irish HR Champion Awards was set up to celebrate the hard work and dedication of HR teams –  delivering ambitious programmes across
Engagement, Change Management,  Wellness, Learning and Development, Leadership, CSR, Diversity, Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding.
Over 50 submissions have been shortlisted for an Award and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner in
The Marker Hotel, Dublin, on April 21.
In excess of 200 senior HR professionals are expected to attend the event.
MC for the evening is Comedian and TV Presenter, Kevin McGahern. 

The launch today will be followed by the final step of the judging process, which will see all shortlisted companies interviewed in the lead up to the announcement of the winners.
The Judging panel is chaired by Maurice Whelan, Managing Director, Unleash Potential.

Commenting on the Awards initiative, Event promoter, Donna O’Connor said “these Awards are quite unique in that all Award recipients on April 21st will be invited to share a little of their winning strategy,
making the evening an important learning opportunity for all.  There is a great sense of excitement around the announcement of winners”

Commenting on the launch of the Irish HR Champion Awards, Catherine O’Flynn, Partner and Head of Employment & Benefits at William Fry said “This is our 7th year as lead sponsor of the Irish HR Champion Awards and we are delighted to be involved again. We work closely with the HR teams of multinational and indigenous companies of varying sizes and sectors and we understand the importance of excellent employee experience.  The world of work has changed significantly in recent years and we look forward to learning from the strategies implemented by HR leaders over the last 12 months.”

For more – contact Donna O’Connor 086-8370577 or email




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