The Awards Team



Donna set up High Skills Pool in 1989, an initiative that recruited Irish graduates working abroad back into Irish based companies. The company held a database of over 10,000 graduates world wide and organised annual recruitment fairs. After five years of working in the Multi-lingual Call Centre industry, Donna established Supply Chain Consulting and played a key Project Management role in the organisation of Social Economy Conference 2000, Opportunities 2003 and Opportunities 2004 (FAS / Irish Independent Careers and Education fairs, over 150 exhibitors and close to 100,000 attendees); Job Scene 2006 & 2007; Irish Contact Centre Awards 2006; Sales STAR 2003-2007. Since 1996, Donna has been a member of a judging panel for the Irish Call Centre Awards. In 2005, Donna established a partnership with David Fahy, below to provide a Sales, Marketing & project Management Consulting service for, exhibitions, conferences and events in the Public and Private Sector.


Prior to joning the Black Square team, David had had over 25 years experience in general and technology management within the Technology and Services sectors in Ireland. His experience ranges across a number of sectors including clothing, engineering, software, telecommunications, call-centre services, recruitment and business consulting. For the past 5 years, David has been part of the Black Square team focussed on providing conference and event management services to a variety of Public and Private Sector clients. David has B.Tech. from U.L., a Dip in Systems Analysis from U.C.G. and is a graduate of the International Advanced Management Programme in INSEAD.


Emer Byrne studied Visual Communications in Ireland and has been working in the Graphic Design business for over 25 years. She has worked as creative director within the industry in Ireland, UK and USA. Over the years Emer has gathered experience working with a varied range of clients in most sectors including Consumer, B2B, Financial Services, ICT, Event Management, Telecommunications and Semi-State bodies. She strives to develop close working relationships with her clients, and can respond to a brief in record time. From advertising, to marketing collateral to digital promotional pieces, she guarantees creativity within budget, consistency and brand continuity. Her project management experience enables her to run multi-faceted design projects all of which are deadline sensitive. The aim is to make the design process a friendy, painless and structured experience.