People who make Northern Ireland a better place to be crowned

23rd Sep, 2019

Nominations are being sought for the people who do the most to make Northern Ireland a better place. The annual leadership awards of Engage Executive Talent’s parent charity, CO3, were launched today. The awards celebrate the achievements of Northern Ireland’s charity bosses,

CO3 chief executive Nora Smith said: “Charities are by definition in the business of doing good. Collectively they work with the most vulnerable people in our society, transforming lives, providing hope and promoting the public good.”

“This is a chance for people to nominate those leaders who have done the most to make Northern Ireland a better place.”

“We’re looking for leaders who inspire, who innovate, who provide the best leadership, those who have transformed their organisations and the best social entrepreneurs.”
She added that in a time of austerity and uncertainty the work of charities was now the bedrock for many peoples’ lives.

David Lane, Managing Director of awards-sponsors Ecclesiastical Insurance said: “We are very proud to support these awards. Every year they showcase extraordinary stories of leadership, which demonstrates how important the Third Sector is to each and every one of us. We should all be both proud and grateful for their tireless work.”

“As a specialist insurer to the Third Sector we see first- hand how resilient and impressive these charities are.”

Nominations are now open for the awards. Winners will be announced at a black tie dinner at the La Mon House Hotel on March 26, 2020. Award winners will gain a place on a three-day leadership development programme in Sweden, where they can learn from and share with their Swedish peers.

The ceremony will be preceded by CO3’s annual conference which will be hosted by broadcaster Wendy Austin. This year will be the theme: “Why?” exploring fundamental questions about the nature of charities and the business of doing good.

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