A MAYO woman has won two international business awards for public relations and communications.
Nicola Corless, a native of Coolaght, Claremorris, will receive a Gold and a Silver Stevie Award at the 14th annual International Business Awards in Barcelona in October in recognition of her work with the marketing and communications division of University of Limerick.
UL was the outright winner in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Global Issues category for which it will receive a Gold Stevie Award. The university marketing and communications division also won a Silver Stevie Award in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Low Budget (Under €7,000) category.
Judges described the public relations campaign, Meet the Mesentery, The Organ Hiding in Plain Sight, led by UL’s communications officer, Nicola, as 'an excellent showcase of PR skills and story-telling ability'.
This is the second time Nicola’s work has been recognised this year. In June, she was highly commended in the Excellence in Public Relations 2017 Awards, run by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland and the Public Relations Consultants Association.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards programme. This year entries were received from more than 60 nations and territories.
Nicola, originally from Coolaght, now lives in Ennis, Co. Clare. Before joining UL in September 2016, she worked as a journalist in local, national, international and specialist newsrooms, including The Connaught Telegraph.