Network Ireland Cork holds workshop on submitting a winning entry

Posted on: 21/03/2020


Entries for the prestigious Network Ireland Cork’s Businesswoman of the Year Awards are open, so Network Cork held an event to encourage members to enter with past winners speaking on how to submit a winning entry. Founder of Fuller Marketing, Ruth Fuller discussed Marketing of You: Writing An Award Winning Entry at a practical workshop on Wednesday, 4 March in the Metropole Hotel.

Speaking on the workshop, Ruth said: “Regardless of whether you are a start-up or a multinational, there are huge benefits to entering awards. However, too often businesses find it difficult to communicate what sets them, or their people, apart from others. This is the reason why practical workshops are so effective in assisting those entering awards, from providing tips on how to write an award-winning submission to discovering what judges really look for.”

Ruth was joined for a panel discussion with past Network Ireland award winners, including Helen Walsh of Employflex, who won Employee Rising Star last year. Also part of the panel was Joan Walsh of Partnership International, who won the Award for Best Use of Digital in 2018 and Fiona Kennedy, who scooped the Arts award that same year.

On the 2020 Businesswoman of the Year Awards, Network Ireland Cork’s president, Marguerite O’Sullivan said: “Every year we have some incredible women enter the awards. The calibre of entries year-on-year is a testament to the strong reputation that the Businesswoman of the Year Awards has in the local business community and we expect entries to be significantly up again this year, following last year’s high-profile finalists and winners.

“We are asking all Network Ireland Cork members to embrace the theme of our organisation — Lead Now — and consider entering the 2020 awards or nominate a colleague. There are extraordinary women working across business, professions and the arts in Cork and we urge them to enter the awards, and showcase and celebrate the innovative and inspiring work they are doing.”