Limerick businesswomen of the year finalists revealed

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Limerick businesswomen of the year finalists revealed

2019 winners Patricia Roberts, No. 1 Pery Square, Emma Langford, Singer-Songwriter, Hannah Wrixon, Get the Shifts, Petrina Hayes, The Savoy Collection & Olivia Buckley, Olivia Buckley International

THE finalists of the Network Ireland Limerick businesswoman of the year have been revealed.

The 22 finalists will find out their fate at a special, online awards evening on May 19 next.

Sponsored by the Local Enterprise Office Limerick and AIB, the awards celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of its members.  

There are seven categories: emerging new business, solo businesswoman, established business, rising star, shining star, creative professional, and the ‘power within’ champion.

The winners of each category will go on to compete at the Network Ireland national businesswoman of the year awards which will be announced on October 8 from the WIT Arena, Waterford. This event will also combine live, on-stage and streaming elements. Several Limerick branch members have been successful in the past and include Hannah Wrixon, Get the Shifts, who took home a national award in 2019 and Caroline Dunlea of Core Optimisation in 2018.

Speaking about the upcoming awards, Caragh O’Shea, Network Ireland Limerick president said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to not only celebrate our members’ vision and achievements but to also acknowledge their strength, courage and leadership. They are an inspiration to us all in how they have stepped up, seized opportunities and pushed on despite an extremely challenging environment and tumultuous year. I wish they could all be winners!  We’re looking forward to celebrating their success and making it a very special evening despite going virtual.”

Special guest speaker at the Limerick awards night will be former Rose of Tralee, and Bank of Ireland Limerick employee Maria Walsh.

Now an MEP, she’s an active advocate and campaigner for diversity and social inclusion for many years.

The finalists of the Network Ireland Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards for 2021 are:

Solo Businesswoman

Lynda Sheehan, Rockbarton Garden Centre

Judy Moloney, Brave Heart Therapy

Fiona Brennan, Inspire Action Success

Ciara McGuane, Rahoo

 

 

Emerging New Business 

Lisa Moloney / Fiona Hayes, Thinkhackers.com

Mary Keogh/Martha O'Brien Keogh, Mimi+Martha

Established Business

Ber Collins, Crystal Clear Springs Enterprise

Eimear McManus, Digital Works Agency

Jacqui Murphy, Educogym

 

Rising Star (Employee)

Aisling Finn, Jaguar

Susan Peña, Villiers School

Corina Hanrahan, Limerick City Council

Ashling McGrory, Humanli

 

Creative Professional

Chloe Markham, Chloe Markham Stylist

Nell Stritch, Pressed Flowers by Nell

Charanjeet Marwha, Kaya Beauty & Brow Bar

 

Shining Star

Jean Tierney, Millennium Business Solutions

Lyndsey Hall, Piquant Media

Danielle Devaney, Shannon Regional Conference & Sports Bureau

 

Power Within

All of the above PLUS

Lorna Horgan

Olivia O’Sullivan, Olivia O’Sullivan Ltd

Irene Milton, Eventbrite