Local Lusk man, Mark Farrell, was a recent recipient of the ‘Going the Extra Mile Award’ by Sonica, the leading construction company. Sonica’s ‘Uncompromising Excellence’ Employee Awards were recently held in response to a stellar year of growth for the company and to celebrate and recognise team members who have been instrumental in helping the business to flourish on the national and international stage during what has been a challenging year.Founded in 2013, Sonica is an award-winning fitout company with over 50 employees and offices in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Berlin providing clients with uncompromising excellence in all the services they offer. The company also offers facilities and property services through its subsidiary company Preempt. Mark has recently moved to Germany short term to oversee the management of several complex projects and to act as on-the-ground support for clients. The ceremony was held virtually and hosted by Donnacha Neary, Sonica MD and the Awards were overseen by a committee with employees voting for their team members across 13 different categories.Congratulating his team on a job well done, Donnacha Neary said: “I want to congratulate each of the award winners and finalists on their contribution to Sonica over the last 12 months. These are our first ever ‘Uncompromising Excellence’ Employee Awards and this year it was more important than ever to recognise and celebrate our team’s achievements and pursuit of excellence. Throughout, our team has pulled out all the stops, kept up the energy and got the work done. Due to their dedication and commitment, we’ve now entered an exciting new chapter for Sonica where we are scaling rapidly, and not only growing but flourishing on a national and international basis.” Sonica will formally open its new Skerries headquarters, First Landings, in the new year with space for over 300 workers. Dubbed the ‘office of the future’, First Landings will operate a revolutionary model whereby new overseas clients can base themselves as they set up an initial Irish operation while Sonica will source, design and prepare a permanent location for each firm. Existing and new clients will also be given access to the high-spec workspace if they want to provide remote options for workers who might ordinarily commute across the city.