A LONDON Irish business woman has been crowned Outstanding Woman in Construction.
Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, took the top accolade at the prestigious Women in Construction Awards, which were held at the The Palace Hotel in Manchester.
Describing her win as a huge honour, she said: “At O’Donovan we have worked tirelessly to improve the safety of vehicles servicing London’s construction industry and the sector’s sustainability credentials by improving recovery and recycling rates.
“It was wonderful to have this hard work recognised in this way, particularly as there were so many inspirational women in the room.”
Ms O’Donovan has run the North London-based family firm, which provides waste management services to the construction and demolition sector, since 1984.
She also provides mentoring support for a number of women within the industry and at O’Donovan, which was first founded in 1959 and today employs 140 people.
O'Donovan is aiming to lead the way in green and efficient waste operations across the English capital and has invested heavily in waste processing to ensure the maximum is recycled or re-used.
Having picked up a number of awards in the past for its environmental credentials, the firm currently recycles an average of 99 per cent of all waste collected each month.