The Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City have announced the winners of the 2018 Women in Business Network Awards.
Now in their fourteenth year, the Women in Business Network Awards recognises two outstanding members of the Local Enterprise Office’s Women’s Network, whose businesses have excelled over the past year.
Una Healy, founder of Una Healy Design, a Dublin-based creative graphic design studio, was awarded the 2018 'Female Entrepreneur of the Year' Award. Una was awarded for having achieved the greatest business performance of all of the entrants over the past year.
Maeve O'Malley, founder of Meltdown Café won the 2018 'Rising Star' Award for her Temple Bar-based café that specialises in gourmet toasted cheese sandwiches. Maeve was awarded for hitting some highly impressive targets and milestones during her first year.
Local Enterprise Office Dublin City helps start-ups and small businesses to plan, start and grow. It is part of the national network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices and is housed within Dublin City Council.
Speaking this week, Deputy Head of Economic Development and Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Dublin City, Mary MacSweeney said, "I am delighted to congratulate Una and Maeve on winning their awards – and for the tremendous work that they have done to continue to grow their businesses over the past year. The Women in Business Network is an initiative which aims to encourage and to support women who are starting a business or who are already up and running – and to provide easy access to a supportive network that can help maximise their growth potential."