Pride of Centra 2016

In 2014 we launched our brand new Pride of Centra Awards.  These awards honour Centra employees throughout Ireland for their commitment and dedication in working with the Centra brand and are open to all employees regardless of their length of service with the store. Stores can also nominate as many employees as they wish for these awards. The “Pride of Centra” are those employees that consistently live and demonstrate the Centra brand values on a daily basis.

In Centra, we are extremely proud of the success of our brand.  However, we also know that it is the enthusiasm, hard work and dedication of our people in serving our customers each and every day that has made us a success through the years.  With these awards we wish to capture the essence of what our people mean to us and honour our most valuable assets. 

The 2016 Pride of Centra Awards Event took place on 29th November in Killashee House Hotel, Co. Kildare.  17 Finalists from throughout Ireland attended the event with the hope of receiving a 'Pride of Centra' award for their contributions to the Centra brand.

There were a number of awards handed out on the day with the Overall Pride of Centra 2016 award going to Elaine Kirwan from Centra Charleville (Limerick Rd). Elaine, who is a store manager, took home top honours for the positive impact she has on the store and her colleagues, her optimistic outlook at everything she does and her passion for the job. Elaine has always encouraged the store to be actively involved in the community and has helped cement the store’s reputation in the local area.

Please see a selection of photos from the event below:

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate their Employees / Managers for the Pride of Centra Awards.  We received some amazing stories about the teams in Centra stores across the country.

Our 17 Finalists for 2016 were as follows:


Employee Award:

Sean O’Shea – Dooradoyle

Ronan Cunningham – Killybegs

Marion O’Brien – Charleville (Main St)

Kris Dzswonnik – Sandyford Hall

Kathleen Hurley – Ballylickey

Iveta Jansone – Grand Parade


Dept Manager:

Celine Cassidy – Bridgetown

Margaret O’Donoghue – Lismore

Melissa Kelleher – Carrigtwohill

Barry O’Sullivan – Maugheraboy


Store Manager:

Elaine Kirwan – Charleville (Limerick Rd)

Harmendra Singh – Upper William St

Fiona Walsh – Mooncoin

Donna Willis – Caltragh


Outstanding Contribution:

Mairtin Kelly – Mountain Top

Eileen Lynch - Carnmore

Bernard Lynch - Crosshaven


Well done to each & every one of the above finalists.


2015 Awards

Pride of Centra 2015

The 2015 Pride of Centra Awards took place in January with various Centra employees being honoured at the event in Croke Park.  Click here to see some images and reactions from the day.


Pride of Centra 2016

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