Women in Business Network Awards 2019

Trailblazing women entrepreneurs championed by Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City

Women in Business Awards 2019

The Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City have announced the winners of the 2019 Women in Business Network Awards.

Now in their fifteenth 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 Café won the 2019 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award for her Temple Bar-based café 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 SuperValue stores. (www.meltdownie)

Kate O’Moore, founder of MAKER, is 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 businesses 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.”

For further information and to find out about joining the Women in Business Network email: leodcwomeninbusiness@gmail.com or join the mailing list at: https://www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Women-In-Business-Membership.html