The Small SME category will be the joint largest category contested at the 2019 edition of the Network Ireland Wicklow Businesswomen of the year award ceremony with seven nominees.
First up is Michelle Lynch Power of The Hearing Clinic. Michelle initially qualified in Audiology in 2001 in Charing Cross Hospital London and the Royal Victoria in Belfast. Having spent ten years in the UK working for the NHS and the private Audiology space in a research capacity, she returned to Ireland in 2007 when she became the head of training and development in Ireland for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hearing aids before she established The Hearing Clinic.
Georgia Gallagher, founder of Greystones Language for Children, was inspired by her children to reignite her passion for language by setting up a language school to offer classes in French and Spanish to the community. Setting up GLC enabled Georgia to bring her language, teaching and administrative skills together to run a small business which fits around the lifestyle she leads with her family.
Having trained under Ken Boylan Makeup and LA Academy, Edel Simpson of Edel Simpson Hair and Makeup provides a 5-star service to help people look good and feel better. Most of her work revolves around providing a home service to woman for special occasions. Edel has also worked with a renowned stylist on exclusive bridal, advertorial and editorial photo shoots, as well as TV including WeekendAM and Ireland’s Got Talent.
Deborah Sudding utilised her passion for providing a professional, sympathetic, reassuring and affordable private ultrasound service in setting up THE ULTRASOUND SUITE. The Ultrasound Suite offers a wide variety of medical and maternity ultrasound scans and is based out of 3 GP clinics on the East Coast of Ireland.
Prior to setting up Smiling Spiders Web Development, Clare McSharry worked in a number of prestigious blue chip companies such as Zurich Insurance and Unilever. Claire is combining her years of experience with the new technologies of the digital age to produce a great product for her customers, with the company winning awards in website design for creating responsive, clean, modern websites for individuals, colleges and businesses.
Anne TarpeyMcNally is the owner of Pretty Woman Boutique. Anne describes herself as the face behind the boutique that greets and looks after her customers 6 days a week. She sources and purchases the stock and has a passion for helping ladies to find what suits them best. Pretty Woman offers ladies fashion that is affordable, fashionable and edgy.
In business for 23 years, Aisling Callaghan set up Wilson Security Systems alongside her husband. They are experts in burglar and fire alarms, CCTV and Access control for homes and commercial properties, providing a 24-hour monitoring service. The company is based in Bray but operates countrywide and is fully licensed by the PSA and NSAI. Aisling is committed to delivering excellent customer service and enjoys her job enormously.