Sherry FitzGerald returned to their traditional in-person annual conference in Dublin on Friday 24th January with an attendance of over 400 professionals from across the company’s network of owned and franchised offices.
This year’s event was in association with The Irish Times Group and supported by Pinergy and McCann FitzGerald.
Guest speakers on the day included Republic of Ireland women’s national team manager Vera Pauw, who shared her remarkable tale of triumph against the odds, and her insights into management and people which can drive success in any environment.
Steven McKenna, CEO, Sherry FitzGerald Group opened the conference with a rousing address where he noted the significance of the large numbers gathered from across a network of over 100 offices nationwide. Noting the company celebrating 40 years in business, he looked to the next 40 years through a “lens of sustainability” remarking that “Sherry FitzGerald is fully committed to building a sustainable future and contributing positively to the communities we serve. As industry leaders, we must continue to find solutions to some of Ireland’s greatest societal challenges such as the ongoing housing crisis. Through our innovation, collaboration and determination we must continue to contribute and help build a more sustainable housing market for generations to come.”
Sherry FitzGerald Royal in Trim was presented with the Sherry FitzGerald Countrywide Member of the Year Award 2023. Des O’Malley paid tribute to the winners; “Celene Heffernan, who is a second-generation Sherry FitzGerald franchisee having succeeded her father Aidan, and her team simply get that small things matter, and while efficiency and processes are a prerequisite, thoughtfulness and small acts of kindness are also so important to people. The old-fashioned sense of service, combined with the latest technology, is what clients and consumers are looking for, and that’s what Celene and her team are delivering in spades” according to Mr O’Malley.
In Celene’s absence Aidan accepted the award and paid tribute to the team, their commitment and genuine care for people. He said it was a proud day for him and his family. “Our business was founded in 1971 and we have always prided ourselves on the core principles of honesty, integrity, transparency and professional knowledge and it is these basic principles that have led to our success. Both Celene and I are extremely proud to be part of Sherry FitzGerald Countrywide network which boasts an outstanding collection of like-minded professionals whose core principles, like our own.”
Some of the other finalists & winners on the day included;
Sherry FitzGerald Galway - Residential Branch of the Year Winner
Sherry FitzGerald Madden - Countrywide Member of the Year Finalist
Sherry FitzGerald O’Reilly - Countrywide Member of the Year Finalist
Sherry FitzGerald Lettings – Kennedy Lowe - Countrywide Member of the Year Finalist
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