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“Making The Ordinary Outstanding”


The airports of Britain and Ireland thrive on clean toilets, runways clear of snow and ice, prompt delivery of bags, and the absence of queues.

The British-Irish Airports Unsung Hero Awards are for people who take pride in their work, people who care and deliver results, and do it with a smile.

Nominating your Unsung Airport Hero is easy and free-of-charge

Nominations close on 12th April 2019

You know who your Unsung Heroes are. Nominations from the British-Irish airports community are open to any employee from c-level to cleaner. Your nominee may stand out for a specific achievement, their attitude, or devoted long-term service – anything – there no rules to being an Unsung Hero – just the need to feel the warmth of appreciation.

There are three categories of Unsung Hero Award:

  • British-Irish Airport Unsung Hero of The Year 2019 (Big Airports)

    More than 3 million pax

  • British-Irish Airport Unsung Hero of The Year 2019 (Small & Regional Airports)

    Under 3 million pax

  • British-Irish Airport Partner Unsung Hero of The Year 2019

    For employees of airport suppliers, ground handlers, airlines, concessionaires etc

Anyone can nominate a candidate; tell us who you are nominating and why in 150 words using our simple online nominations form. There is no charge – the awards are entirely free-of-charge. Nominations close on 12th April 2019. The champion Unsung Heroes will be selected from a shortlist in a live online poll which will be intensively promoted to the British-Irish airports community.

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The British-Irish Airports “Unsung Heroes” Award winners 2018


The big reveal and trophy presentation for the 2018 Unsung Airport Hero Awards were made on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

Airports under 3 million winner Kevin Cullinane
Airports under 3 million winner

Kevin Cullinane
Head of Communications
daa Cork Airport

443 Votes 39% of total votes

Airports over 3 million winner Andy Knight
Airports over 3 million winner

Andy Knight
Aircraft Operations Manager
Heathrow Airport Ltd

482 Votes 42% of total votes

Partner / Supplier / Vendor Winner Jaswinder Riat
Partner / Supplier / Vendor winner

Jaswinder Riat
Inter-terminal Driver
OmniServ

Accepting on behalf of Jaswinder Riat was Antony Marke, Managing Director, Omniserv

363 Votes 32% of total votes

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