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21/10/19 Aura gets the gold again at this year’s National Safety Awards 2019

Aura Gold Award


Pictured at the awards ceremony are (from left) Harry Galvin, President, National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO), Gerard Morgan, Group Health and Safety Officer, Aura Holohan Group, Sharon McGuiness, Chief Executive, Health and Safety Authority, John Thompson, Chairperson, Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG) at the NISO/NISG Twenty Eighth Annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2019 at the Galmont Hotel, Galway


The Aura Holohan Group Leisure is Ireland’s largest leisure provider operating 14 centres nationwide including the Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre. The National Irish Safety Organisation announced Aura Leisure has won 2 awards at the National Irish Safety Awards 2019, winning the Sport and Leisure award and the Consistent High Achiever Award.


The Group which operates in sport & leisure facility management, architecture, consultancy and event management includes 10 Aura Leisure Centres nationwide, 3 Anytime Fitness Clubs in Dublin, 1 DKIT Sport in Dundalk and the Support Office and Holohan Leisure Consultants in Dublin. The group has won numerous national awards for Disability Inclusion, Health and Safety, Environmental Management and Quality Systems.


Gerard Morgan who is the Groups Health and Safety Officer who is based in the Aura Leisure Centre of his hometown Navan, has been the driving force who has led Aura to achieving this accolade. Gerard coordinates the safety culture across the organisation, supported by a team of Operations Managers and safety reps across all of the Aura facilities. This is the second year in a row the group has won the Sport and Leisure National award and the Continuous High Achiever Award.


Chairman of the group, Gar Holohan said, “We have no higher priority than the safety of our customers and staff. We are delighted that our ongoing investment and commitment in safety training has been recognised again with this prestigious award”.


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