In October 2016 local Homevalue store manager Paul O’Shaughnessy from T. O’Higgins Homevalue was shortlisted for the National Manager of the Year Award 2016, by Retail Excellence Ireland, as part of their annual Awards programme. 

Paul was recognised amongst a huge number of retail managers across the country, as being a standout leader within the Irish retail sector. In competing for the ultimate award, Paul, who manages T. O’Higgins Homevalue, Shantalla on behalf of Micheal O’Higgins, competed against four other store managers across fashion, health and wellness, home & electrical goods and fuel.
The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards in association with Barclaycard recognises Ireland’s best retail stores, companies, people and websites. This is the 18th year of the industry awards which command over 600 entries. The awards function is to drive retail
excellence in Ireland’s largest industry – Retail.
Commenting on the shortlist announcement, Paul O’Shaughnessy said: “I am delighted and humbled to have been recognised amongst the best in the retail industry. Behind every successful individual is a great team of people so this isn’t just an achievement for me personally; it’s an achievement for my colleagues and the customers who support our business.”
Congratulating the retailer, Patrick Cassidy, CEO of United Hardware said: “It is always a delight and an honour when someone within our network receives national recognition for being best-in-class. Paul is very deserving of this industry accolade and is a wonderful ambassador for the Homevalue brand. We wish Paul the very best and we hope that he can bring home the overall prize on the night.”