About the Award

The annual ‘Spirit of Brian Conlon Award’, has been created to recognise an exemplary FD employee whose contribution to the company embodies the core values that Brian so passionately believed in; a commitment to personal development and learning, good corporate citizenship and a focus on excellence in customer service and delivery.

Winner 2020

 Sarah Kelly | Senior Consultant, NYC

Sarah Kelly | Senior Consultant, NYC

Sarah has been with the company since 2016. Her nomination stood out as someone who truly encapsulates the spirit of Brian and the values he instilled in the company.

Highly regarded by everyone who interacts with her, Sarah leads by example. Whether that’s delivering excellent customer service on projects to mentoring colleagues and looking out for opportunities for them to learn and grow, Sarah has earned the respect and trust of clients and colleagues alike. She has also demonstrated a commitment to development and learning which has seen her brought onto some of the most high-profile and sensitive projects in her region. Not only that, but she also plays an active role in wider company initiatives, helping to drive the Women’s Network, Sports and Social Committee, Pride network and Fundraising initiatives.

Hear from the FD Family

FD CEO, Seamus Keating joins Ciaran Conlon, Kathy Kearns and the inaugural winner Sarah Kelly, to discuss what the Award means to them.

2020 SHORTLIST


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BRIAN CONLON. Founder and CEO (1996-2019): IN MEMORIAM