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Last Saturday night our team attended the annual Customer Contact Management Association (CCMA) – Irish Customer Contact & Shared Services Awards in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. The CCMA Promotes collaboration, shared learning and best practice for customer contact and shared services organisations in Ireland. The awards ceremony was hosted by Oliver Callan and entertainment was provided by The Prickly Pears which made for a great night! The awards night presents a fantastic opportunity to network with clients, competitors and other industry professionals!  

This year we were delighted to have been shortlisted in 3 out of 17 award categories, including:

Our Client Development Manager, Katherine Sutton was highly commended in the Industry Professional of the year – Team Leader category, which we are extremely proud of. Katherine has been a member of the team since 2010 and it was great to see her receive recognition alongside other industry professionals. The nomination for this award by Arema Connect is a reflection of the work Katherine has been doing with Balsam Brands, one of our multinational clients. Balsam Brands are one of the largest Artificial Tree eCommerce companies in the world. Over the past five years, this client account has expanded into new markets leading to increased volumes across all customer support channels which Katherine has effectively and efficiently managed.  


Words from our team….

“This year’s award ceremony was particularly special, as I was highly commended in my category. I received this nomination for my work with Balsam Brands. Over the past nine years, I’ve been given the opportunity to work on and manage a diverse range of clients, ranging from market research agencies to working with clients in the automotive industry. Each of these accounts has helped me to better develop my leadership skills and has greatly contributed to my overall professional development. However, my career highlight so far was getting to manage the Balsam Brands account. As a partner, they have been a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to the busy weeks ahead. A huge thanks to Pat Keogh, our Managing Director, for giving me the opportunity to work with such a progressive multinational client and to the Arema Connect Team for the nomination.”  – Katherine Sutton, Client Development Manager 

“The annual industry awards are a great way of recognising what we’ve delivered as a team, and across different areas of the organisation over the last 12 months. We would like to congratulate all category winners and a huge thanks to the CCMA team for hosting such a fantastic awards night” – Pat Keogh, Managing Director 

A huge thanks to all the team for all their hard work in completing the award applications back in August! Congratulations to all category winners! We’re already looking forward to next year!