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Rest, Relax and Refocus! Women in Business from Longford, Leitrim and Westmeath attend last Tri County Networking Event for 2022

WIB December 2022

(L to R) – Catriona Duffy - LEO Westmeath, Fran Best – Lissawell Coaching, Jenevieve Butler – Midland Hearing Care, Carole Coleman – Guest Speaker, Denise Buckley – Sugar Plum Sweetery, Richelle South – Leitrim Hill Creamery, Anna Lane – LEO Longford and  Sheena Cannon – LEO Leitrim

Rest, Relax and Refocus!  Women in Business from Longford, Leitrim and Westmeath attend last Tri County Networking Event for 2022!

Women in business from Leitrim, Longford and Westmeath recently gathered in The Sin Bin at Longford Rugby Club to attend the last tri county women in business event for 2022.  After two years of Covid restrictions and the return to in person business and events the theme for the evening was “Rest, Relax and Refocus!”

Speakers on the night included Carole Coleman - well known broadcaster and journalist who shared her career and life experiences while emphasising the importance of taking time out of our busy schedules for ourselves.  Fran Best of Lissawell Coaching facilitated an ice-breaker and networking session giving attendees the opportunity to circulate, network and share ideas face to face after two years of doing so on-screen.

The local business showcase featured a business from each of the three Counties.  Longford was represented by Jenevieve Butler of Midland Hearing Care.  Richelle South of Leitrim Hill Creamery and Denise Buckley of Sugar Plum Sweetery represented Leitrim and Westmeath respectively.  All three businesses told their story and how they came about setting up their own business – they all spoke freely about some of the challenges and opportunities they faced in building and sustaining their business.  Although sometimes operating in very different spheres of industry, common to all three was that they ‘followed their passion’.  Another common theme to all was the need to plan and prioritise their schedule.  What was truly refreshing was the honesty and openness in their conversation, what techniques they use to relax after a stressful day, the importance of the people around you and the self- belief necessary to keep motivated.

The event was very well attended with participants delighted to meet and socialise in person again.  We look forward to 2023 and a new calendar of events to celebrate our local women in business.

For further information on the Women in Business Network please contact Anna Lane at the Local Enterprise Office Longford at