Testimonials2011 Kildare Winner and first runner-up Nationally, in the New Business category - Martina Ginty
"I entered for an award in order to gain experience, to get exposure as a new business, to make some contacts. I enjoyed the process, great support, met new people, got great feedback, made new friends. The whole experience gave me, as a person, a boost that others believe in me which helps when you are starting out. I've recommended loads of my friends to enter this year, just as I've recommended Network and some of my friends have joined!"
Network Awards 2011
2011 Network Ireland
National Business Awards
Kildare Business women received recognition in the prestigious Network Ireland National Awards in the plush surrounds of Dublin Castle.
The Network Ireland 2011 Business Women of the Year Awards, sponsored by Celebrity Cruises, were held at Dublin Castle last week. Mary Kershaw, President Network Ireland, said that the theme for this year’s awards was “Local Talent for Global Opportunities”.
“Our members aspire to successfully developing their businesses by providing high quality products and services and raising the profile of their company brands among their target markets. Today’s awards ceremony recognises their achievements.” Mary said.
The Kildare Branch of the organisation is delighted to congratulate two of their members on achieving recognition at the Network Ireland National Awards at Dublin Castle last Friday.
Martina Ginty of Glitz and Glam was presented with a highly commended certificate and award, being the first runner up in the New Business category.
Kathleen Delehan of Patient School of Motoring was awarded special recognition in the Self-Employed category.
Photos are available for purchase from Susan Kennedy, Lensmen.
In June 2011, Kathleen and Martina were announced as winners for Kildare at a presentation for the Kildare Business Women of the Year, in the Riverside Restaurant, Kilcullen. See our Events 2011 page for further details.
Winners Martina Ginty of Glitz & Glam, won the “New Business” award and Kathleen Delahan of Patient Driving School won the “Self employed” award. Judge Jill Kerby said “the finalists are an inspiration in an economy gone pear-shaped in which it is much harder to create your own company and defy the trend.”
Read Martina Ginty's coverage in the Irish Daily Mail, October 2011
NETWORK IRELAND KILDARE BRANCH BUSINESSWOMAN (New Business) OF THE YEAR: Martina is in business less than 12 months and sells accessories online and promotes her concession stands to retailers, the judges were impressed with her business plan, enthusiasm and vision for her business.
NETWORK IRELAND KILDARE BRANCH BUSINESSWOMAN (Self Employed) OF THE YEAR: Kathleen has a more established business, as the business name suggests she offers a patient approach to learning to drive, she highlighted her niche to the judges, offering lessons to disabled and visually impaired drivers in specially adapted cars.