Awards and Achievements

Employers For Childcare Achievements


CO3 Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year

Marie Marin of Employers For Childcare announced winner at the Chief Executives of the Third Sector Awards for ‘Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year’.

‘Business Person of the Year’ First Runner Up at Lisburn City Business Awards

Employers For Childcare Chief Executive, Marie Marin, was awarded First Runner Up ‘Business Person of the Year’ at the Lisburn City Business Awards 2015.

Business Eye Contribution to the Community Award Winner

Employers For Childcare won the Contribution to the Community Award at the Business Eye Small Business Awards. The special Contribution to the Community Award recognises the difference that organisations can make in the communities they serve through their corporate social responsibility activities.

Highly Commended at the DMS Awards 2015

We are delighted our HR team gained recognition for their hard work. The awards celebrated the achievements of individuals who had successfully completed their CIPD qualifications in the past year.


NI Chamber Awards Small Business of the Year 2014

NI Chamber Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Employers For Childcare achieved two wins in 2014 – Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year 2014 and Chief Executive, Marie Marin crowned Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.

Ulster Bank Business Achiever ‘Top Social Enterprise’

Employers For Childcare was named top Social Enterprise at the 2014 Ulster Final of this year’s Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards.

IoD Award Winner for Third Sector Director of the Year 2014

Employers For Childcare Group CEO, Marie Marin, was awarded the prestigious ‘Third Sector Director of the Year’ award at the IoD First Trust Bank Director of the Year awards.


NI Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Personal Achievement Award

Marie Marin, founding CEO of Employers For Childcare has won the NI Chamber of Commerce Award for “Outstanding Personal Achievement”. Marie was delighted to accept the award on behalf of Employers For Childcare and to attend the National Finals in London.

Highly Commended at CIM Awards

Employers For Childcare Vouchers was highly commended in the “Best Brand Development Campaign” category at the CIM Ireland Marketing Excellence Awards. Other finalists in the category were Danske Bank, Eurospar and Irwin’s Bakery. We were also finalists in the “Social Economy” sector and the “Marketing Leadership” award.

National Chamber Awards Runner Up

Marie Marin, CEO of Employers For Childcare, was awarded Runner Up in the “Outstanding Personal Achievement” category at the National Chamber Awards in London.

Other finalists in the same category included James Caan from the Dragon’s Den. The overall winner was Peter O’Brien of O’Brien Contractors Ltd.