Jacqueline O’Donovan wins Achiever of the Year at 2016 Constructing Excellence Awards
JACQUELINE O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has won the coveted Achiever of the Year accolade at the 2016 Constructing Excellence London and South East regional Awards. The annual awards celebrate outstanding performance in the building sector, with more than 560 construction industry professionals in attendance.
Jacqueline O’Donovan was recognized for her exceptional passion, drive and continuous investment in her staff and business. ‘Jacqueline is a driver of people,’ commented Mark Armstrong, category sponsor and chair of the judging panel. ‘Her enthusiasm resonates throughout her family business, the built environment and the wider community.’
Under her dynamic leadership, O’Donovan Waste Disposal have become one of the South East’s leading waste-management companies operating within London and the surrounding area. Running the business for more than 30 years, Jacqueline O’Donovan has grown the company to a turnover of more than £16m with 140 staff and a fleet of 85 HGVs.
The Constructing Excellence Award acknowledges her passion for embedding an ethos of excellence and continuous improvement within the company, backed by her commitment to the health and safety of both her own staff and the wider industry, and investment in the company’s facilities and fleet of HGVs. Jacqueline O’Donovan is also committed to demonstrating best practice as an SME and regularly mentors smaller companies.
She commented: ‘It is a real honour to receive this award. At O’Donovan, our biggest asset is our people and I’m proud to lead a team that continues to strive for excellence in the sector.’
In recognition of her achievements, Jacqueline has also recently won the Institute of Directors Family Director of the Year Award and the Outstanding Woman in Construction Award.