Maxol CEO gets Lifetime Achievement award

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Left to right: Tom Noonan’s wife Mary, Tom Noonan, compere Miriam O’Callaghan and Tom Noonan junior

Maxol chief executive officer, Tom Noonan, was presented with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at Ireland’s ninth annual Forecourt & Convenience Retailer (IFCR) awards ceremony in Dublin earlier this month.

Tom, who joined Maxol 35 years ago as a personnel manager, accepted the accolade from the awards’ host, Irish radio and television presenter, Miriam O’Callaghan.

He told the 350-strong audience that he was delighted to win the award and spoke about his time working in the Irish fuel industry, the people he has encountered over the years and how Maxol’s forecourt and convenience business has continued to develop during his tenure.

Tom added that when he joined Maxol, the industry was 90% owned by foreign firms but that today it is 75% owned by Irish companies who are setting the standard in forecourt convenience retailing that is the envy of similar operations around the world. “Maxol is at the forefront of this movement, as evidenced by the recent launch of our new food brand “Moreish”, which highlights our dedication to further evolving and enhancing Maxol’s overall forecourt experience.”

Maxol also had another winner on the night as Conway’s Maxol/Spar, Ratoath, Co Meath picked up the award for the “Best Site” with a licence to sell alcohol.

Bill Penton, publisher of IFCR and organiser of the awards event, said that he had been very impressed by the high calibre of all the finalists in this year’s competition.

“Continuous investment in new forecourts means that the standards are getting higher every year and that means much-needed new jobs and support for Irish suppliers, growers and manufacturers,” he said.

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