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Sean Dinan Crowned Hospitality Manager of the Year - Catering

11 Dec

Sean Dinan Crowned Hospitality Manager of the Year at the Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards

Compass Group Ireland is delighted to announce that Sean Dinan Food and Beverage Manager within Aviva Stadium’s Meetings and Events team has been awarded the Hospitality Manager of the Year – Catering at the prestigious Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards. The awards took place on Thursday 28th November, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin.

L-R: Stephen Connolly Director of HR Compass Group Ireland, Martina Flood Operations Manager Sport & Leisure Compass Group Ireland, Sean Dinan Food and Beverage Manager Aviva Stadium Meeting's and Events, Martin Murphy Stadium Director Aviva Stadium. 

Each year the calibre of award entrants is very high attracting the top professionals in the Irish hospitality industry. Sean was recognised for his hard work which includes responsibility for the smooth running of numerous international sporting and music events at the Aviva such as Europa League Final, The Emerald Isle Classic, Heineken Cup Final 2013, Rugby Internationals, FAI home internationals, and concerts. Sean’s role also involves looking after high profile clients such as Google, Facebook, Vodafone, O2, LinkedIn, Irish Cancer Society, GOAL, Teagasc and 3 Ireland.

Under Sean’s stewardship The Aviva Stadium has also won numerous awards including retaining the Best Event Caterer for 2013 at the Event Industry Awards and Best Conference Venue at the 2012 MICE Report Awards.

Commenting on the recent win, Fiacra Nagle, managing director, Compass Group Ireland said,

We’re delighted that Sean’s hard work has been recognised with this prestigious award. Winning the Hospitality Manger of the Year - Catering at the Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards is a fantastic achievement and is testament to his hard work and dedication to providing a top class service on behalf of Compass Group Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. 

“At Compass Group Ireland, we continually strive to recruit the best talent so we can deliver a best in class service to our clients and Sean and his team really exemplify this.”

Sean added “I am thrilled to have been awarded this accolade and it’s a huge honour to be awarded the overall winner in the category and I see this award as very much a team effort at the Aviva. I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for many years and receiving this award highlights the standard of excellence provided by Compass Group Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.”

Additional Information:

Compass Group Ireland, Ireland’s leading food and support Services Company, employs over 3,500 people on the Island of Ireland, operates over 200 units and serves over 100,000 meals a day.

Compass Group Ireland Previous Wins at the Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards

  • In 2011 Martina Flood, Operations Manager, Sports Leisure and Hospitality, Compass Group Ireland won - Hospitality Manager of the Year - Catering
  • In 2012 Derek McConnell, Retail Manager, Aviva Stadium Meetings & Events won Young Hospitality Manager of the Year

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