The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2019 ‘Writing a Winning Application’ Workshop

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This morning the MCE Events team worked with their client The Irish News, to host the first ever Workplace & Employment Awards ‘Writing a Winning Application’ workshop in event sponsor KPMG’s Belfast headquarters.

Delegates were welcomed by John Hansen, Partner in Charge of KPMG. Sinead Doyle, Head of Consumer PR at MCE and former Chair of CIPR NI then presented on what it takes to write a winning award entry. Sinead provided hints and tips for writing a good entry and making your application stand out from the crowd.

We then heard from 2018’s Right Place to Work winner, Baker McKenzie represented by Christina McCloskey and 2018’s Workplace Wellbeing winner Portview Fit Out represented by Karen Fullerton from, who guided attendees through how they wrote their winning entry and offered useful advice on how to make your application memorable.

The workshop concluded with some final top tips from The Irish News Business Editor and The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards judge, Gary McDonald followed by a lively question-and-answer session.

“These awards are unique in the market in that they focus not on profit and loss sheets, but on the positive work companies do in motivating their people and retaining their key talent,” Irish News editor Noel Doran said.

“Companies need to engage with the hearts and minds of their employees, who expect workplaces to stand for more than profit alone. And when people are engaged, they work better and feel motivated.” Entries for The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2019 will remain open until Friday 3rd May. More details at Follow us on Twitter at @irishnewsWEA.

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