A STRABANE man has been recognised for his work in technology marketing at a prestigious awards ceremony recently.
Dylan Burke (25) received the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Ireland Award for Technology Marketing at a gala event held in the Titanic building in Belfast.
The former pupil of Barrack Street Boys’ Primary School and Strabane Grammar School, graduated with a degree in marketing from Ulster University in 2012.
For the past three years he has worked as a marketing executive for Yelo, a global leader in manufacturing equipment that tests the reliability of high speed communications devices, based in Carrickfergus.
Speaking after the event Dylan said he was delighted to receive this award.
“There were a lot of people from big companies in for the award so it was really nice to win,” said Dylan.
“The CIM awards is an all-Ireland based event so competition is very high. For me to be recognised in this way was terrific.”
Entering himself in the award Dylan said he never expected to win.
“Every year our company wins loads of awards at the ceremony and I had been keeping an eye on this category for a while,’ he explains.
“When I told my bosses I was going to go for this they were really supportive. I didn’t think I would win first time so that was a surprise.”
In his role, Dylan travels all over the world marketing his company’s products but added that he still loves getting back home to Strabane.
“There are huge perks working within a company like this, especially all the international travel, I go to China and America a lot. However I try to get back to Strabane as much as possible and obviously I will be coming home for Christmas, so I am really looking forward to that,” he added.