Topaz awarded workplace prize for 11th year

Topaz awarded workplace prize for 11th year

Topaz, the country’s largest fuels and convenience retailer, has been recognised as one of the best workplaces in Ireland for the 11th time.

During the 2016 Great Place to Work Awards, the forecourt brand was selected as a winner from the list of Best Large Workplaces in Ireland in 2016.

Topaz, which was acquired by the Couche-Tarde Group late last year, was the only retailer or forecourt to make the list.

The ceremony in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin took place on Wednesday night, where its group corporate services director Paul Candon also received the Great Place to Work Ambassador Award 2016.

Candon said the company’s employees were Topaz’s greatest resource and were central to its ongoing success.

“The key to our business is enhancing the customer experience and that is driven by our culture of innovation, by investing in the business, but most importantly by the professionalism and the enthusiasm of our employees.

“The last six months or so has been a very exciting time for the company, firstly with our acquisition of Esso and then becoming part of the Couche-Tard family. However our commitment to our customers remains constant.”

Mr Candon added that exciting plans lay ahead and thanked the company’s 2,000 employees for their contribution.

“Awards like this are a vote of confidence in the way we do business,” Candon added.

Great Place to Work (GPTW) Ireland is part of a global network with offices in 48 countries using the same assessment methodology to publish 45 country lists. According to GPTW the key defining feature of a great workplace is the level of trust within it.

John Ryan, CEO of Great Place to Work Ireland, congratulated Topaz and the other companies who made the list. He said achieving the status of “great” was a group effort that required everybody’s energy, enthusiasm and engagement.

The 2016 full list of listed organisations and award winners, as well as past years’ rankings, are available at