The Presidents Distinguished Service Award Mr Brian Duffy – 2nd October 2015

1 December 2015

The IOSH Yorkshire branch committee work hard to bring branch members quality speakers for each meeting we hold. Additionally, a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes to deliver these regular meetings. Occasionally, it’s welcoming when appreciation is shown for the dedication and free time given by a committee member. At the recent Occupation Road Risk meeting, one such committee member received recognition for his hard work and commitment to the Yorkshire branch.

Immediate Past Chair Doug Cartwright had the privilege of presenting Brian Duffy one of our long standing branch committee members with the Presidents Distinguished Service Award.

Brian Duffy 

This award is only bestowed on those members who have fulfilled numerous criteria, some of these being specifically related to their work with branches and its members.

Brian has now been an active member of the branch executive for over 16 years and has held numerous positions during this time:

2005 to 2007                             
Vice chair
2007 to 2009 Branch chair
2009 to 2014 Branch Events Co-ordinator and Seminar Co-ordinator
Current Branch Meetings Co-ordinator

During his time attendance at both seminars and branches has grown with our most successful seminar to-date (2013) having in excess of 200 delegates and our branch meetings regularly exceeding 100 attendees.

He has put in an enormous amount of his own time for the Yorkshire branch and helped to develop the skills of individuals as well as the committee as a whole.  Brian is always one of the first to arrive and last to leave, often sign-posting members to the right people to speak to or where to source the information they need. No matter the situation or the pressure he might be under he is always the consummate professional and presents both a welcoming/friendly and professional greeting to all members when they arrive for our branch meetings.

“In my dealings with Brian during my time on the Branch committee I have found him not only diligent but extremely professional and more importantly one of my dearest friends. In my opinion Brian is a good example of a selfless volunteer.”

Doug Cartwright Immediate Past Chair

Brian received a deserved round of applause from all the delegates attending this meeting. Brian is a true role model that many branch members truly respect.

Brian Duffy