Latest The Hub News @ : 19/06/2020 14:21:22
Friday 19th June 2020 14:21
Thanks from Hilko Hakman /
I herewith would like to thank all my ESB friends and colleagues for their support following the recent passing away of my mother Marry Hakman.
Due to Covid 19 we were not able to travel to the Netherlands and we had to follow the funeral through a live stream, which was a surreal experience.
I really appreciate the flowers, phone calls, e-mails, text and social media messages. Your support has been invaluable to me and my family in helping us to cope with our loss.
Eoin O’Brien’s final day in ESB /
Today is my last working day in ESB so I just want to thank all those that I’ve worked with over the years. I also want to thank all those who, over the last few weeks, have wished me well in my retirement.
I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with so many great people on so many projects. In 40 or so years I have worked, in one way or another on a huge variety of projects, in lots of different places, each with their own challenges, but always with people who got the job done through thick and thin. It’s unfortunate that Covid 19 has meant that I haven’t met with many of you in the last few months but, hopefully, we’ll get a chance to chat at some time in the future.
All the best for now. Keep the show on the road and keep safe. Kind Regards, Eoin O’Brien
Michael Briscoe is retiring /
After 40 years’ service, Michael Briscoe has called time on an outstanding career in ESB Networks which began in Distribution Department in 1980 and then moved quickly to Fleet Street in the old Dublin District. On his return to Distribution, Michael worked in Urban Planning before getting the call to Consultancy and work on the Jubail and Ghana projects.
In 1991 Michael moved to Kilkenny as CSE Area Services, from where he has worked and lived ever since; becoming a respected and ever-present colleague. Over the following 20 years, Michael held a variety of roles in the South East and Dublin South East Divisions including extended periods as CSE Design and then as Technical Services Engineer and Manager where he brought his characteristic professionalism and pragmatic engineering know-how to his job.
Michael returned to Asset Management in 2012, where he became an invaluable member of the team dealing with the contestability process for renewables and other major loads. Working with many colleagues across the commercial, legal and technical areas, Michael was heavily involved in the property acquisition and Electricity Act side of things as well as sharing his considerable technical knowledge.
Having enjoyed a varied and fulfilling career in ESB Networks, Michael is looking forward to having more time to ‘fix stuff’, ‘dabble in electronics’, and, most of all, travel far and wide in his camper van, including a summer trip to the Arctic Circle, no less!
Michael’s last day at work will be Thursday, 25th June. Post COVID-19 , we look forward to meeting up with Michael to celebrate his long career and his contribution to ESB over forty years. We wish Michael a healthy and long retirement.