Jacqueline was selected by the judges for her outstanding positive leadership coupled with a strong track record of commercial success and driving a positive agenda for best practice and change in her sector whilst demonstrating her commitment to the community through her charitable activities.
Jacqueline said: “I was totally shocked to win this award but also delighted. It is no easy feat to navigate a business and achieve continuing growth whilst advocating for innovation and change in our sector but it is worth it to have tributes like this and see the hard work paying off. I am incredibly proud of our family and our team who all have a part to play in our collective success.”
As MD of O'Donovan Waste, Jacqueline has achieved impressive growth that has seen the award-winning business flourish into an industry-leading company surpassing ground-breaking milestones for innovation, health and safety, leadership and sustainability. She is passionate about education and knowledge sharing and believes everyone should have the chance to learn and progress. She works tirelessly to raise industry standards and in particular road-safety and best practice
The Growing Business Awards judges commented: “Jacqueline is a unique individual who is a real influencer in her sector. She is a passionate investor in people and is building sustainable business growth with clarity on value over price.”
In a gala event at the Tower of London, Jacqueline O'Donovan was announced as winner of the Growing Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year. The awards were established in 1998 to give highly valued recognition to exceptional growing businesses. Now in their 21st year, the awards celebrate the strength, vision and resilience of fast-growing SMEs and Business Leaders across all sectors.