JACQUELINE O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste, was recently honoured with yet another award at the annual The National Women’s Business, at Wembley Stadium on December 7.
The award event recognises industrious, hardworking and enterprising business women on a national level.
Having already picked up the PwC UK Private Businesswoman of the Year Award and the Building Magazine ‘Female Leadership’ Award as well as the Women’s Economic Forum naming her as their ‘Woman of the Decade in Enterprise and Leadership’, Jacqueline has gone onto win the National Business Women’s Awards ‘Business Woman of the Year’.
Jacqueline said: “I am delighted to win this award and with our 60th anniversary year just around the corner, this has been an exciting and rewarding time for the company.”
As managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’s leading independent waste management company, Jacqueline – who became MD at 19 – has grown the company to a multi-award-winning business with a turnover of over £21m and 160 employees.
Jacqueline’s father, Joe, started the company almost 60 years ago, and through her consistent investment in the health and safety of her staff. As a result, the company’s facilities and its fleet are state of the art.
O’Donovan has been a champion for road safety and sustainability initiatives across the construction and logistics industry working alongside HGV manufacturers, advising on safer designs and introducing glazed lorry passenger doors to improve direct vision and increase road safety.