The Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City has announced the winners of the 2019 Women Business Network Awards.
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.
Maeve O'Malley, Founder of Meltdown Cafe won the 2019 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award for her Temple Bar-based cafe that specialises in gourmet toasted cheese sandwiches. Maeve was awarded for hitting some highly impressive targets and milestones during her second year, including the launch of a second location and of a hot sauce that is for sale in SuperValu stores. (www.meltdown.ie).
Kate O'Moore, founder of Makerdesign, a branding & graphic design studio that brings brands to life through creative graphic design in digital and print, was awarded the 2019 'Rising Star' Award. Kate was awarded for an impressive business performance and continuous development of services and investment in her business. (www.makerdesign.ie).
Congratulating the winners, Head of Economic Development and Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Dublin City, Greg Swift said, "I am delighted to congratulate Maeve and Kate on winning their awards - and for the tremendous work that they have done to continue to grow their business over the past year."
He added, "The Women in Business Network Awards are about championing these women who are trailblazing in the world of business. I would encourage any woman who is based in Dublin and is running or starting a business to get in touch and to see how the Network can help them grow."