Catherine Norman

Catherine Norman - Framed and Delivered

Catherine Norman

Catherine Norman is a creative entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a thriving small business. She has been the business brain behind her renowned husband Giles Norman’s black and white landscape photography gallery for the past 30 years. Make no mistake, framing is her area of expertise and the inspiration for her new photo-framing app for your smart phone.

Giles is the artist, known internationally for his distinctive style of photographing only in black and white, creating iconic images of the Irish landscape, which are as synonymous with Ireland as Guinness and Waterford crystal.

Catherine’s early career was in the corporate sector. Whilst most of Catherine’s business acumen was gained through hard graft, trial and error, she decided to enhance her business knowledge and took the tough decision to return to higher education in 2010, graduating with an honors degree in business management earlier this year from Waterford Institute of Technology. This spurred her on to seek out opportunities to maximise their framing and photography skills set, culminating in “Framed and Delivered” being born.

The inspiration for the new photo-framing app on your smartphone came from Catherine reminiscing about her eldest son finishing secondary school and how they did not have one printed photograph of him since the day he started. Where was the photographic reminder of those memorable six years?

“Framed and Delivered” became the answer, a simple app for your smart phone that allows you to send your own favourite images, printed, captioned, framed and delivered anywhere in the world for just €19.95.

Giles concentrated on ensuring that the quality of the printing, framing and production were first class whilst Catherine used her business skills on marketing, ecommerce, customer service, logistics and procurement.

This product has the wow factor. The delivered framed image is 6” x 8” and comes in a choice of 3 different colour frames, beautifully packaged, designed to fit into your mailbox, a treasured and personal gift.

Catherine has been an active committee member on Kinsale‘s chamber of commerce for many years.  She is an ardent promoter of Kinsale as a shopping destination for those seeking something unique and not off the high street in a captivating retail setting.

Catherine is a busy mum, encouraging and supporting her 3 teenage and young adult children along their educational and sporting paths. As a top amateur tennis player, having won the Bandon Open as recently as 2014. she is a refreshing reminder that living a full life ensures she is a winner both on and off the court.

The App is available on the Apple ITunes Store and is to launch on Android. Full details on www.framedanddelivered.com or search on the App store or Android for “Framed and Delivered”.

*Catherine Mary featured in the Local Enterprise Office/The Opinion 'Women in Business' series. 

 

 

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