Inaugural Network Ireland West Cork Awards
31st May 2018
The inaugural Network Ireland West Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2018 luncheon took place recently in Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen.
The West Cork businesswomen who received the awards and were recognised for their outstanding achievements are Caroline Murphy, Owner at West Cork Eggs in the Emerging New Business category and Gráinne Dwyer and Fiona Dwyer, Co-Founders at Stori Creative for Best Use of Digital. Katherine O’Sullivan, General Manager at O’Donnell Design Ltd., was also highly commended in the Network Ireland Employee of the Year regional final. The guest speaker at the awards event was esteemed West Cork entrepreneur Colette Twomey, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Clonakilty Food Company, and the MC was Susan Steele, Chair at Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA).
Announcing Caroline Murphy of West Cork Eggs as the Emerging New Business award winner, John O’Doherty, speaking on behalf of the judges, said “West Cork eggs is a great example of a sustainable and scalable farm diversification and it enhances and adds greatly to the West Cork food culture. Caroline Murphy is very determined and has achieved considerable success and traction in a short space of time. She has achieved this while by bringing fun into what was regarded as a traditional commodity product.”
Speaking about the award winners, Adrienne Harrington, President of Network Ireland West Cork, said “We are very proud of the Network Ireland West Cork award winners. Caroline, Gráinne, Fiona and Katherine have displayed excellence in their respective professions and deserve the recognition they have received here today. Caroline, Gráinne and Fiona will now represent the West Cork branch at the Network Ireland national awards in September 2018. The business awards luncheon is just the second official Network Ireland West Cork event and the branch is already thriving with upwards of fifty members. It is a real addition to the West Cork business scene.”
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(Pictured attending the inaugural Network Ireland West Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards at Liss Ard Estate in Skibbereen, Co Cork – award winner Employee of the Year Regional Finalist Katherine O Sullivan, General Manager at O’Donnell Design who will represent Network Ireland West Cork in the regional employee of the year category; Best Use of Digital Category winners Fiona Dwyer & Gráinne Dwyer Co-Founders at Stori Creative and Emerging New Business Category Finalist Caroline Murphy, Owner at West Cork Eggs. Photography by Emma Jervis).