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Finalists for 2017 Network Ireland Limerick Business Women of the Year Awards announced

Pictured are winners of 2016 Network Ireland Limerick Business Women of the Year Awards Michelle Costello, Fusion Media, Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast Care and Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency

The Network Ireland Limerick Business Women of the Year Awards, sponsored by LEO Limerick and AIB, will be hotly contested by 13 businesswomen across 4 categories this year.  Representing a broad range of businesses, the contenders will find out their fate at a special awards evening on Wednesday 10 May at No.1 Pery Square Hotel.

The winners of each award category will then go on to the national finals which will be announced at a Gala Ceremony in October in Druids Glen, Wicklow.

Special guest speaker at the Limerick awards night will be the filmmaker and Emmy-nominated TV producer and director Shauna Keogh, who will discuss her success story to date.

Speaking about the upcoming Business Women of the Year Awards, Edwina Gore, President of Network Ireland Limerick said, “We are delighted to have added the Arts category this year, it reflects how our membership base has broadened and is appropriate that we have a representative at the national awards given Limerick’s evolving culture agenda.”

“The calibre of our shortlist this year is very strong and given the judges much cause for deliberation. We’re excited to see such a wide variety of businesses and organisations represented. We’re looking forward to celebrating their many achievements at the awards ceremony,” she continued.

The Network Ireland Limerick Business Women of the Year awards shortlist for 2017 is:

New Business
Briana Walsh, Best Copy
Dr Margie Lynch, GP & Aesthetic Practitioner
Rachel Walsh, Discover Digital

Employee Category
Rachel Leahy, Cube Printing
Síle Casserly, HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan
Shreejana Paudel, The Savoy Hotel

SME
Bernie Carroll, SPIL
Donna Kennedy, Lilac Rose Bridal Boutique
Moira Geary, The Recombobulator
Yvonne Clarke, JustBe Holistic Therapies

Arts
Jenny Traynor, Dance Limerick
Rosanne McDonnell, Art Summit
Valerie Dolan, Dolan’s Pub & Restaurant

The awards ceremony at No. 1 Pery Square will kick off with a wine and canapé reception at 7 pm. Members and guests are welcome to attend the event for free but booking is essential as places are limited.

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