Trinity Business Student of the Year 2009

Posted on: 17 June 2009

Brian Martin was recently announced as the winner of the 2009 Trinity Business Alumni/Bank of Ireland Business Student of the Year for his outstanding contribution to college society life, community engagement and entrepreneurial activities, at reception at the House of Lords, in Bank of Ireland College Green.

The competition, open to 4th year business students, is coordinated by Trinity Business Alumni (TBA) in association with the Business School in Trinity College which shortlists finalists from nominations received by staff and students of the College. The Bank of Ireland sponsors and supports the event and has been associated with the competition for the last fifteen years.  This year there were six finalists for the Business Student of the Year Award.  

Provost dr john hegarty with brian martin
Provost Dr John Hegarty with Business Student of the Year Brian Martin

Vice-President of the Trinity Business Alumni, Alan Foy commented: “Each finalist has demonstrated outstanding leadership and success not only in their academic studies but also in college/community life.  Between them, they combine a breadth of achievements and varied endeavours.  There is no doubt that we will see these students leading our commercial and not-for-profit organisations in the years to come”.

Mark Ryan, President of the Trinity Business Alumni congratulated each of the finalists and applauded their leadership and entrepreneurial qualities.  Mark also outlined the progress of the Trinity Business Alumni and he highlighted the exciting and ambitious plans the group has for the coming years. Mark also stated that the TBA is looking forward to welcoming each of the finalists as members following their graduation.  

The Provost, Dr Hegarty speaking at the reception congratulated Brian and the other finalists on their achievements and highlighted the importance of becoming involved in student and community life.  The Provost also recognised how Trinity alumni remain an integral and an important part of College.  He thanked the TBA and Bank of Ireland for organising the awards and recognising the contribution of business students in such a fitting way.