Neville Isdell has received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Docklands Business Awards 2018.
Mr Isdell is the Founder and Chairman of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, as well as CHQ, and is a Founding Patron of startup hub Dogpatch Labs. He is the former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company and serves on the boards of a number of NGOs, including the World Wildlife Fund International Board of Trustees.
The ceremony in The Gibson Hotel was attended by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, TD, and representatives from EPIC and a wide range of Docklands’ businesses.
The Docklands has transformed into a vibrant urban quarter with over 1,000 enterprises, and Mr Isdell’s outstanding contribution to this transformation was recognised at the awards, run by the Docklands Business Forum.
The Outstanding Achievement award was sponsored by Dublin Port Company. EPIC was also nominated for the Top Innovator Award and the Tourism Award.
Mr Isdell said: “I’d like to thank Alan Robinson and the Docklands Business Forum’s steering committee for their continued work in forging these valuable connections in the Docklands community.
“CHQ and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum set out to merge the global with the local – like many enterprises in Docklands.
“For me personally, it’s been tremendously satisfying to see the area go from strength to strength in the five years that we have been involved. The encouragement, support and assistance we have received from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin City Council, Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, other government departments and agencies plus our various partners has been a key reason what so much evident progress has been made in such a short time.
“Mervyn Greene has played a key role in the evolution of CHQ, Dogpatch Labs and EPIC, helping steer the team we have very carefully built to successfully grow all the businesses – while attracting more and more visitors to Dublin’s Docklands.
“For several decades now, Docklands has been a magnet for business, ideas and people from Ireland and around the world – in the form of international investors, innovators and visitors and I’m looking forward to playing an enthusiastic part in the next phase of Docklands’ regeneration,” said Mr Isdell.
The Docklands Business Forum is a social enterprise, working to ensure the Docklands realises its full potential by becoming a world centre for international commerce, entrepreneurial innovation and maritime tourism.
For more information see: http://docklandsbusinessforum.ie/news/8th-docklands-business-awards