WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE DISARONNO Hi WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2014

The winners of The Disaronno Hi Women in Business Awards 2014 have been announced at a gala awards dinner that took place in Cork on Saturday night.

The Chairman of the Judging panel, Solicitor Gerald Kean said “This is the largest women in business event in Munster and the team of entrepreneurial ladies from all sectors of business life in Munster have proven that they are an exceptional group. By close of voting over 31,700 votes had been cast in a free email vote process and everyone had the opportunity to vote for their chosen nominees and the campaigns that certain nominees ran was exceptional.”

The publisher of Hi magazine Michael Mulcahy, who organised the event commented “I haven’t seen this level of interest in a business awards event in over five years. I am delighted that the winners have been chosen from all of the six counties of Munster and the event has proven so popular with our readers and the business women of Munster.”

Leading broadcaster Miriam O’ Callaghan was the presenter of the awards at the event when hundreds of the most stylish people in Munster attended Munster’s largest and most glittering women in business award ceremony and banquet hosted by Hi magazine in Silver Springs Convention Centre. The awards and the night were a celebration of all that is progressive for women in business in Munster with 40 awards and over 250 nominees. Each award winner received the specially commissioned Disaronno Business Award. The awards were sponsored by Disaronno, MSL Cork Mercedes Benz, Motivation, Revlon, Michel Jewellers. A host of innovative entrepreneurs from the women in business sector across Munster attended the event hotels around Cork were fully booked and the event was another major business boost for Cork.

The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mary Shields and the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Alan Coleman attended the awards and the Lord Mayor welcomed people from all over Ireland to the event in Cork and encouraged them to return for shopping, cultural and tourism visits in the time ahead as Cork has so much to offer everyone who visits it.

 
The winners are as follows -

Hi’s Accountant of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS JENNIFER CUDDY  OF CUDDY O’ LEARY & FOLEY CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Hi’s Solicitor of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS JENNIFER CASHMAN OF RDJ SOLICITORS

Hi’s Hotelier of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS ANITA HIGGINS OF ADARE MANOR

Hi’s Marketing Manager of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS MARIA BRODERICK OF GOOD FISH COMPANY

Hi’s Sales Executive of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS AUDREY McSWEENEY OF CORK’S 96FM

Hi’s Retail Manager of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS LILIBETH HORNE OF THE LOOP

Hi’s Bank Manager of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS ROSE HALLEY OF BANK OF IRELAND IN ENNIS

Hi’s Public Relations Specialist of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS ANN MARIE O’ SULLIVAN OF H & A GROUP

Hi’s Chief Executive of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS ADI ROCHE OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL

Hi’s Travel Agent of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS CATHERINE CINNAMOND OF FALCON IN LIMERICK

Hi’s Social Media Specialist of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS CIANA ASPELL OF INCIDIUM MARKETING

Hi’s Editor of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS DEIRDRE O’ SHAUGHNESSY OF CORK’S 96FM

Hi’s Journalist of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS ELMARIE MAWE OF CORK’S 96FM

Hi’s Radio Presenter of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS MARTINA O’ DONOGHUE OF CORK’S C103FM

Hi’s Graphic Designer of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS MARGARET BRENNAN OF DIPLOMAT MAGAZINE AND HI MAGAZINE AND BUSINESS MUNSTER MAGAZINE

Hi’s Recruitment Consultant of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS AOIFE LOMASNEY OF FRS RECRUITMENT

Hi’s Woman in Dentistry 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS MONIKA RAFFEAL FROM LIMERICK

Hi’s Medical Specialist of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS JEAN HEGARTY OF CORK AUDIOLOGICAL SERVICES

Hi’s Dietician of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS SUSAN McCARTHY OF MOTIVATION CORK AND LIMERICK

Hi’s Fashion Expert of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS KAY MULCAIRE OF ISOBEL BOUTIQUE ADARE

Hi’s Fitness Instructor of the Year
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS IRENE TWOHIG OF EDUCOGYM

Hi’s Food Specialist of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS COLETTE TWOMEY OF CLONAKILTY FOOD COMPANY

Hi’s Restaurateur of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS SANDRA MURPHY OF THE RISING TIDE RESTAURANT CORK

Hi’s IT Specialist of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS MARGARET RYAN OF STORM WEB DEVELOPMENT

Hi’s Beauty and Cosmetic Specialist of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS MARION CREEDON HEGARTY OF TOP IMAGE

Hi’s Artist of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS DEIRDRE CROWLEY

Hi’s Trainer of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS KELLY DALY

Hi’s Estate Agent of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS KATE KEARNEY OF DNG

Hi’s Clare Business Woman of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS ROSE HYNES, CHAIRWOMAN OF SHANNON AIRPORT

Hi’s Cork Business Woman of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS LINDA KIELY OF VOXPRO

Hi’s Kerry Business Woman of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS BERNIE FALVEY OF BALLYSEEDY HOME & GARDEN

Hi’s Limerick Business Woman of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS LIZ HICKEY OF THOMOND PARK

Hi’s Tipperary Business Woman of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS EVELYN O’ FLYNN OF TADGH O’ FLYNN JEWELLERS

Hi’s Waterford Business Woman of the Year 2014
AND THE 2014 WINNER IS MARY FLAHAVAN OF FLAHAVANS

There were also 9 special awards on the night from the key sponsors of the event and these are as follows –

The MSL Cork Mercedes Benz Business Woman of the Year 2014
Evelyn Barry of The New Furniture Centre

The Motivation Business Woman of the Year 2014
Kathy O’ Dwyer

The Michel Jewellers Business Woman of the Year 2014
Pam O’ Regan of Saville Menswear

The Disaronno Business Woman of the Year 2014
Celia Holman Lee

The Hi magazine Business Woman of the Year 2014
Joan O’ Connor of Kilcooly’s Country House Ballybunion

The Barry & Fitzwilliam Business Woman of the Year 2014
Kay Randles of Dromhall Hotel Killarney

The Corona Light Business Woman of the Year 2014
Bernie Reidy of Swamp

The Kilkenny Shop Business Woman of the Year 2014
Mary J Leen, Stained Glass Artist Kerry

Hi’s Publisher Award 2014
Amanda Neri – Ireland’s Bella Voce

Relive The Disaronno Hi Women in Business Awards 2014 with our fantastic video courtesy of Dreamline Media, just click the link below:

http://youtu.be/IMT4sW6jsSM

and our amazing photos courtesy of Egle Laukyte from White Cat Studios:

 

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