David Hosts Prestigious Leadership Awards

May 20, 2015

David adds a pinch of magic to the CO3 Leadership Awards


Nora Smith, Chief Executive of CO3 said of David “I would have no hesitation recommending David Meade for the role of MC/speaker. He is engaging, thought provoking and entertaining, a rare combination of qualities that greatly added to the success of our Leadership Conference and Awards.” Nora went on to add; “The feedback received from attendees was very positive, many agreed that David was the highlight of the day. Nobody can match the energy that David brings to the stage.  David’s authenticity and enthusiasm on stage is simply infectious”.

The CO3 Leadership Awards 2015 recently took place at the prestigious Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle. Guests were invited to enjoy an evening celebrating the talent of 23 outstanding leaders who had been nominated across eight award categories.

The champagne reception and black tie dinner set the perfect scene for the names of the winners to be unveiled in a relaxed setting. Guests were also treated to an added pinch of magic courtesy of the evening’s MC, the highly acclaimed illusionist David Meade!

The CO3 Awards took place as part of CO3’s leadership Conference. The event gathered just under 200 Northern Ireland charity leaders as well as an impressive combination of NI, GB and US experts in Third Sector issues.

Marie Marin, founder and CEO of Lisburn-based Employers For Childcare Charitable Group, won the prestigious CO3 Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year Award at CO3 Chief Officers’ Third Sector’s Leadership Awards. Sponsored by the Department for Social Development, the award recognises Marie’s enterprising spirit and dedication to the social enterprise ethos. Marie led the development of Employers For Childcare Charitable Group from a community project set up in 1998, encouraging employers to implement family friendly policies in the workplace, to a thriving social enterprise.

Nora Smith, Chief Executive, CO3, said: “CO3 are delighted to recognise the talent, passion and real changes Northern Ireland Third Sector leaders make at the heart of our communities.”

For one night every year, the CO3 Leadership Awards shine a light on these leaders who work selflessly, quietly, and intensively to achieve life-changing results for those in most need.


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