The President’s Excellence Awards for Staff recognise outstanding contributions by staff (academic/research/support) to the overall goals of the University and to the campus community. These awards provide an opportunity to publicly acknowledge and thank staff members for their exceptional commitment and the part they play in the further development of the University of Limerick. Congratulations to SSPC Funded Investigator Dr Pat Frawley on his award for innovation, an award that recognises examples of truly innovative work. An award could be made for innovation in research, or those who have solved problems creatively and proactively with positive results. SSPC Co-Director Prof. Michael Zaworotko and our new Funded Investigator with the Centre, Jakki Cooney on their award for leadership. An award that recognises those who create a vision, who inspire and who work with others to enable them to achieve their potential.