Seven nominees are set to contest the Emerging New Business category at the Network Ireland Wicklow Businesswomen of the year awards.
Emma Slowe’s funny and entertaining acts have been recognised as her business Emma Slowe Entertainment has been nominated. Emma is a seriously fun entertainer who looks to make it simple for parents and let the families and the kids enjoy the party experience. Emma Slowe Entertainment offers a one-stop shop around set up, decor, food and beverage management, entertainers, venue hire, music, DJs and more.
Deirdre Doyle’s passion for teaching kids about food and cooking has also been recognised. The Cool Food School are passionate about teaching children the joys of healthy eating through fun, interactive workshops in schools and at events. They sell a small range of products to support parents to feed their children. This year The Cool Food School will be part of Bloom, Playstival and Taste of Dublin.
Deborah Brock of healthcare start-up Nua Fertility joins the list of nominees. Nua Fertility provides innovative, scientifically-sound, all-natural fertility enhancing supplements with a gut health focus for men and women trying to conceive. Deborah is highly motivated, driven and passionate about bringing relevant research-based products and services to individuals to life, to nurture health and well-being.
Dawn Leane will be hoping to lead her way to the prize with her business Leane Leaders. Dawn is a corporate trainer and executive coach, specialising in leadership development. She is passionate about the need for greater diversity in organisations and has a particular interest in contemporary issues facing women in the workplace.
Claire Williams has successfully managed to create a balance between family, farming and business in her busy life, receiving a nomination for her business Meadows Pure Skin Care. Claire started to look at some homegrown health options to treat family members with health issues such as skin allergies, eczema. Using her scientific background and love of nature, Claire has developed a natural range of skin care product.
Aoife Keogh prides herself in running here family owned business, Aoife Rose Designs, which caters for all baby needs and products. A mum of six children under nine years of age is the founder of Aoife Rose Designs, a real family business striving to provide a one-stop shop for all your baby and children’s needs. They work hard to bring you unique brands which are ethically sourced and try to keep the fun in children’s clothes.
Lastly, we have Anna Dobson of Love Mo Chusle, a clothing brand that prides itself in its use of homegrown tweed. Founded by Anna in November 2017, the brand is hitting new heights in 2019. Stocking nationally and internationally, the tweed brand uses Donegal tweed; all pieces are made in Anna’s Avoca based studio. Anna is a mum of 3 boys and says that a big influencer for her is her children. Love Mo Chuisle offers a new look on Irish Tweed for Men, Women and children.