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Family Business Top 100 Recognition For Jacqueline O’Donovan

We are delighted to announce that Jacqueline O’Donovan of O’Donovan Waste Management has been included within the inaugural Family Business United ‘Family Business Top 100,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work within a family business.

Recognition in respect of:

  • Inspirational Leader

  • Champion of Change & Innovation

Jacqueline is an undisputed leader and disruptor in the male-led construction-industry, passionately advocating for road-safety, environment and best-practice, she champions improved standards, resulting in a safer and more responsible sector.

She is recognised as an innovator and a keen advocate of sustainable operations as well as encouraging diversity and inclusion. She is one of only two female students to earn the world’s first Master’s Degree in Demolition Management.

She has received numerous accolades for her work and holds numerous respected fellowships and affiliations with professional organisations and bodies in the sector. She has highlighted the need for construction to be involved in improving road safety and reducing emissions. Collaborating with industry bodies and Mayors, she has worked to change the face of transport policy in the UK, playing a pivotal role working with HGV manufacturers to redesign lorry-cabs, resulting in the current safer direct-vision designs.

She is a great family business ambassador, full of pride and passion for the business and truly deserves her place in the Family Business Top 100.


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