Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards Shortlist Announced

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Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards Shortlist Announced
Kate Dempsey in action at Kinsale Meadery.

Network Ireland Cork Branch has today announced the shortlist for the upcoming Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards. The annual Awards and Gala will take place on the 24th of May 2019 from 7pm to midnight in the Maryborough Hotel, Cork.
Kate Clancy and
colleague Noel Finn.
Speaking about the upcoming awards, Gillian Hennessy, President of Network Cork and PR & Marketing Manager at Triskel Arts Centre said: ‘We were delighted to see so many entries this year. There is a fantastic shortlist of outstanding businesswomen who have contributed greatly not only to their companies but to their respective industries. We look forward to celebrating their successes in the Maryborough Hotel on the 24th of May.’
The award prizes are sponsored by Brown Thomas, Cork and MC on the night will be Cliona O’Connor, author of the LeanMeanMomma blog. Entertainment will be by She Said.
Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite. Tickets are €99 for members and €119 for non-members. Tables of 10 are also available – advance booking is required by emailing
Winners of the Network Cork Awards will represent the Cork Branch at the annual National Awards which will take place in West Cork later this year.

Network Cork shortlist is as follows:
Emerging New Business:
Loretta Kennedy Mama Bear Foods
Ciara Smyth LeanĂșn
Kate Dempsey Kinsale Mead Co.

Large SME:
Shirley Feeney - Shirley’s Beauty Clinic
Joelle Coade ACET Marketing Director
Ciara Crossan WeddingDates

Small SME:
Valerie Finnegan Cahill Ikon Hair Design
Kathy O’Dwyer Career Training Internships
Deirdre Corcoran Chapter

Annette Keane LSC 
Marguerite O’Sullivan Johnson & Johnson
Tanya O’Sullivan  GE healthcare

Employee - Shining Star:
Laura Flanagan DePuy Synthes
Marion Courtney Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre 
Carmel Lonergan Cork International Hotel 

Employee - Rising Star:
Niamh Hester WeddingDates
Helen Walsh Employmum
Kate Clancy Franciscan Well Brewery