Alison Richie

Alison Ritchie

Managing Director of Polar Ice Ltd.

Alison Ritchie is the Managing Director of Polar Ice Ltd., Ireland’s leading manufacturer of dry ice products since 1996. A serial entrepreneur, Alison established her second business in 2005, growing the business to become the market leader in Cryogenic Cleaning, and successfully selling the business in 2016.

Alison, graduated from Dublin City University with a Business Degree (2002) and in pursuit of business excellence, trained and qualified as a Financial Account (CPA) in 2011 and most recently a certified Tax Advisor.

An ardent supporter of Women in Business, Alison acts as lead entrepreneur and mentors a number of Women led Start-ups, on two national programmes – ACORNS (2015-2020) and the DCU Ryan Academy’s Female High Fliers (2016 & 2018).

Alison, who is originally from Portarlington, Laois, was awarded the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award for Women Led Business in Leinster 2015, named the Women Mean Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2016, awarded Accountant of the Year 2017 and most recently accredited “Thought Leader – Enterprise Development” at the All Star Business Awards 2018.

Married to Henry, with three daughters, twins - Emma & Kate (12) and Sarah (6).

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