Winners of the 2017 Network Ireland Limerick Business Women of the Year Awards pictured at No.1 Pery Square Hotel: Bernie Carroll, Student Programmes Ireland Ltd, Edwina Gore, Network Ireland Limerick and Gore Communications, Rachel Leady, Cube Printing, Valerie Dolan, Dolan’s Pub and Restaurant and Rachel Walsh, Discover Digital
Winners of 2017 Network Ireland Limerick Women in Business Awards Announced
The winners of the 2017 Network Ireland Limerick Business Women of the Year Awards, sponsored by LEO Limerick and AIB, were announced at a special awards evening on Wednesday, May 10 at No.1 Pery Square. 13 finalists were competing across four categories.
The 2017 Network Ireland Business Women of the Year Awards celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of its members. Regional branch winners are put forward to compete at the Network Ireland National Business Awards. The regional Network Ireland Branch Business Women of the Year Awards take place between May and early June at separate events throughout the country. The Network Ireland National Business Women of the Year of the Year Awards will take place at a Gala Ceremony in October in Wicklow.
The winners announced at the 2 2017 Network Ireland Limerick Business Women of the Year Awards are as follows; Rachel Walsh, Discover Digital won the Emerging New Business Award. The Employee Award went to Rachel Leahy of Cube Printing. Valerie Dolan, Dolan’s Pub & Restaurant won the Arts category and Bernie Carroll, Students Programme Ireland Ltd won the SME Award.
The winners of each award category will now go on to the national finals for Network Ireland which will be announced at a Gala Ceremony in October in Druids Glen, Wicklow.
The 13 finalists, representing a broad range of businesses, were joined by their family, friends and fellow members at the glamorous awards ceremony. Also in attendance were the judges; Dr Michele O’Dwyer, KBS UL, Mary Liston, AIB and Heather Supple O’Doherty, LEO Limerick, along with Becci Harrison, National President of Network Ireland.
The Awards night was opened by special guest speaker Shauna Keogh, an Emmy nominated film producer and director of docu-drama series. She shared her success story to date and gave support to the finalists noting “Take risks. There are times when you doubt yourself but have belief and make sure you have the right people around you.”
Speaking at the 2017 Network Ireland Limerick Business Women of the Year Awards ceremony, Edwina Gore, President of Network Ireland Limerick said, “Throughout the year we support the personal and professional development of our members so it’s great to have an opportunity to recognise their achievements, ambition and professionalism. Our network is growing rapidly and it’s fantastic to see such a wide variety of businesses represented. I hope our winners and finalists really benefit from the recognition they are receiving by being part of these awards. I would like to especially thank the support of our sponsors, LEO Limerick and AIB, and judges who made this fantastic evening possible.”
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