Pat Curran Excellence in Customer Service Award 2017

In November/December 2015 Eskimo-3 in collaboration with Rude Health Magazine, the official magazine of the Irish association of Health Stores, launched The Pat Curran Award for Excellence in Customer Service. We asked customers and readers to nominate an exceptional person working in an Independent Irish Health Store.  The results was overwhelming with nominations coming from every corner of the country.

 Pat CurranThe award is presented in memory of one of the founders of PPC Ltd- Pat Curran. Pat was affectionately known as ”The Eskimo man” for his work in building the brand Eskimo-3 fish oil to become the leading Omega-3 product in Ireland. Pat often quoted the old adage, ”if you enjoy what you do you’ll never work a day in your life” and in fact never viewed his job as work, rather ”visiting old friends’‘. 

It was this positive attitude, combined with a serious work ethic, infectious enthusiasm and charisma, which gained him the respect of customers and competitors alike all over Ireland. The objective of this worthwhile award was to celebrate excellence in independent health food shops throughout Ireland.

The Award for Excellence in Customer Service goes to….. 

Congratulations to Donna Hennelly from The Health Store in Briarhill Shopping Centre, Co.Galway who is this years winner of The Pat Curran Award. PPC Ltd and Eskimo-3 presented Donna with The Pat Curran award, a €500 cash prize, and a charitable donation of €500, which The Health Store donated to the Galway Hospice.

The Pat Curran Award 2Donna received wonderful commendations in her nomination comments such as: ”Donna is incredibly dedicated to her job and she has appropriate knowledge around health. She makes you feel that she is listening to you and understands what issues you have. She builds relationships with customers and I’m happy with her service every time”.

 Olive Curran, Marketing Director PPC Ltd says ”Donna is an exceptional lady who is clearly truly passionate about customer service and the natural health industry. Her customers and colleagues speak highly of her and Eskimo-3 are thrilled to present Donna with the Pat Curran Award for excellence in customer service.”

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All who voted were also entered into a draw for their chance to win three-month supplies of Eskimo-3 oils worth €60 – Pure, Natural and Proven Omega-3 fish oils.
Photo: Boyd Challenger