Meltdown & Makerdesign Winners at LEO Dublin Awards
16th December 2019
The Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City has announced the winners of the 2019 Women Business Network Awards.
Now in their 15th year, the Women in Business Network Awards recognises two outstanding members of the Local Enterprise Office’s Women’s Network, whose businesses have excelled over the past year.
Maeve O’Malley, Founder of Meltdown Cafe won the 2019 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award for her Temple Bar-based cafe that specialises in gourmet toasted cheese sandwiches. Maeve was awarded for hitting some highly impressive targets and milestones during her second year, including the launch of a second location and of a hot sauce that is for sale in SuperValu stores. (www.meltdown.ie).
Kate O’Moore, founder of Makerdesign, a branding & graphic design studio that brings brands to life through creative graphic design in digital and print, was awarded the 2019 ‘Rising Star’ Award. Kate was awarded for an impressive business performance and continuous development of services and investment in her business. (www.makerdesign.ie).
Greg Swift, Head of Economic Development and Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Dublin City congratulated the two winners. “I am delighted to congratulate Maeve and Kate on winning their awards – and for the tremendous work that they have done to continue to grow their business over the past year. The Women in Business Network is an initiative which aims to encourage and to support women who are starting a business or who are already up and running – and to provide easy access to a supportive network that can help maximise their growth potential. While women are setting up businesses in greater numbers than before, women still lag behind men in the percentage involved in early stage and growth businesses. The Women in Business Network Awards are about championing these women who are trailblazing in the world of business. I would encourage any woman who is based in Dublin and is running or starting a business to get in touch and to see how the Network can help them grow”.
Local Enterprise Office Dublin City helps start-ups and small businesses to plan, start and grow. It is part of the national network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices, many of which have dedicated similar networks.
(Pictured are Pauline Logan, Network Manager Local Enterprise Office Dublin City Women in Business Network, Kate O’Moore, founder of Makerdesign, 2019 ‘Rising Star’ Award winner, Maeve O’Malley, Founder of Meltdown Cafe winner of the 2019 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award and Greg Swift, Head of Economic Development and Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Dublin City.