Galway Committee

Gemma Ní Chionnaith

President

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Gemma is the Head of Business Development for a full service National coffee company. Prestige Coffee has been operating in the coffee industry in Ireland for 30 years. Time and experience have allowed them to develop the perfect offering – from their extensive range of premium coffee products and our carefully-chosen professional equipment, to their dedicated service engineers and experienced baristas – Prestige Coffee have you covered for all of your coffee needs. Prestige Coffee are official distributors for Segafredo Zanetti, Miscela d’Oro, Lavazza and Caffè Moreno in Ireland.

Gemma recently completed a Masters in Work and Organisational Psychology at the University of Limerick and is a TV and Radio broadcaster with over 15 years of experience. Gemma has worked with many charities over the year and her events and fundraising efforts have raised over €100,000 to date. This year, Gemma has chosen the National Breast Cancer Research Institute as her charity for 2021.

Mob: 087 6280280

Email: galway@networkireland.ie

Treasa Hanniffy

Vice President

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Treasa is the “The Key to You” Coach. She empowers professional women to find the key to what’s holding them back, whether personally or professionally.  She helps clients go from overwhelmed, exhausted, burnt out or just not sure what step to take next to unlocking their potential to thriving in their lives by prioritising themselves and their well-being. You have the answer already, I just empower you to unlock it.

Email: treasa@keytoyou.ie

Sharon Egan

Ex Officio

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Sharon is a Sales Negotiator with Sherry FitzGerald Galway after qualifying from Technological University Dublin. She deals with Residential Sales in the West side of Galway City.  Sharon Analyses client’s needs, provides market information on property market trends, agrees approaches with clients to get the best result and strives to provide a positive customer service experience for both Vendors and Buyers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mob: 087 1871123                                                                                                                                                                                                                Email: Sharon.egan@sherryfitz.ie

Sinéad O’Connell

Membership Team

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Sinéad O’Connell is the Office Manager with Computer Troubleshooters. Operating for the past 18 years and based in Bearna village. Computer Troubleshooters is a leading provider of IT technology service solutions with unbeatable customer service for both the business and residential client. They provide a full range of innovative services and cutting-edge solutions that are customised to meet the specific needs of each customer and to keep them ahead of their competition. The IT Department for your Home or Small/Medium Business!

www.ComputerTroubleshooters.ie

M: 087 2696982

 

Claire Burns

Treasurer

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Claire is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Consultant with over 15 years experience working with SME sized businesses. Claire prides herself on providing a personal accounting service with practical tax & business advice to her clients.

Asumpta Gallagher

Secretary

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Asumpta Gallagher is the owner of Best Practice. Her business helps GPs who are time poor and sometimes overwhelmed to get clarity, structure and improved processes in their Practice.

Best Practice provides bespoke consultancy and training services. Services include HR, Practice Management and Staff Training free up time, maximise income & allow GPs more time to be the Doctors they want to be. With over 20 years experience working both as a Practice Manager and Business Consultant to GPs, Asumpta understands the unique challenges that are part of running a patient centred business.

Find out more on www.bestpractice.ie

MaryPat Kavanagh

Web & Ezine Officer

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MaryPat is a serial entrepreneur, business owner, and multinational business leader and currently the President & Owner of Strategic Results Marketing, celebrating 20 years as a full-service online brand agency. She is also a published business & leadership author. She is also a certified Brené Brown Trainer and  Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL) – High-Impact Leadership program offering customised leadership plan and tactics to help you grow your business.

Sinead Cassidy

Social Media Team

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Sinead is the Sales and Marketing Manager for the Galway Races.

Noreen Mc Kenzie

National Vice President

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Noreen has 19 years experience as an independent broker, specialising in Pensions, Life cover, Illness & Income Protection, Investment Advice & Mortgages. She works as part of the team at Sherry FitzGerald Galway under the Financial Services umbrella of the company. Looking after the financial needs of her clients has always been her first priority, priding herself on giving appropriate advice, tailored to suit the clients individual needs. No jargon just plain English. https://www.linkedin.com/in/noreen-mckenzie-0aa72664/

Lorraine Scully

Ambassador

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Lorraine is Associate Director with Sherry FitzGerald Galway with BSc in Real Estate Management. She is highly committed to her clients and focused on delivering outstanding results. Her expert advice is grounded in honesty to
ensure her clients have complete confidence that their property is
in safe hands. With her professional and hard working approach
she will go the extra mile to achieve the strongest possible price
on their behalf.

Lorraine.scully@sherryfitz.ie

086 382 2467

www.sherryfitz.ie

Ruth Storan

Social Media Team

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Ruth is the Partnerships Development Manager for Connacht Rugby.

Mercy Kudakwashe

Membership Team

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Mercy is a Multi Award winning International Makeup Expert who specialises in On – Location Bridal and  Beauty with over 15 years of extensive experience and knowledge having worked for Lancôme and as Studio Manager for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics for 7 years  in Brown Thomas . She had the privilege to attend Master Classes and receive extra training from Bobbi Brown herself in London, a hands on experience not many have had. She currently manages her own makeup artistry business Miss Mercy Makeup Artistry.
Mercy has  worked as Chief Makeup Artist for a lot of fashion shows and on Movie and Television Sets.  She is also a Certified ITEC Teacher Trainer  and is  often booked to tutor Masterclasses at several makeup artistry institutions while providing private and group Makeup Masterclasses at her studio.  Mercy has been a Beauty and Makeup Contributor for several lifestyle publications and has had  some of  her work  featured in the Irish Times, The Connacht Sentinel,  Pobal TG4  and the Galway Now magazine.

Mary Finn

Membership Team

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Mary, through Connect4Work, supports clients to increase employee attendance and retention rates by reducing absenteeism.  Providing a range of services from Policy guidelines, Early Interventions, Case Management and a suite of Training, she draws from her 28 years professional experience to support organizations transform their traditional approach to absenteeism, saving them time and money.  Honesty and trust are cornerstones of her person-centred service.

Mary is available on 087 2472281 or mary@connect4work.ie.

www.connect4work.ie

Suzanne Ryan

Awards Coordinator

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Suzanne is Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care.

Olivia Collins

Business Development Officer

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An accomplished senior PR and Communications Director with over 20 years of experience of providing creative and effective PR strategies and leadership. Olivia Collins is the Managing Director of Food PR and Communications and sister agency Food Social.

Olivia provides online and offline marketing and PR services to restaurants and food producers across Ireland. Olivia works with a range of food-related clients to become national brands and household names. Creative campaigns, smart thinking and leveraging opportunities are all part of what you can expect. She also assists international food brands looking to break into the Irish food scene. Olivia founded the successful award-winning consumer PR agency Those Two Girls PR for over 10 years before dedicating the agency to food.

Food PR and Communications works with Michelin starred restaurants, multi-award winning venues, high profile chefs and quality artisan producers from all over Ireland developing online strategies, PR campaigns and managing marketing budgets.  Olivia is also the communications manager for Food On The Edge, a nationwide communications mentor to regional LEO (Local Enterprise Office), mentor and trainer at BIM and an external examiner in GMIT. Olivia is also a keen mentor to other women in business.

Olivia was awarded the 2019 Business Woman of the Year by Network Galway.

Annette Hassett

Ambassador

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OPERATIONS MANAGER, SCCUL ENTERPRISES

Annette provides support and guidance to all of the SCCUL Initiatives and is responsible for the Project Management of a 3 year European Funded – Northern Periphery & Artic Programme (NPAP) for Bizmentors with partners in Finland, Iceland, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and the WDC.  Annette has worked with SCCUL Enterprises CLG since 2015 and is currently studying for a MSc in Digital Media and Marketing.

Sinéad Carroll

Social Media Team

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CEO Mini Media and Irish Blogger Agency

Ddigital and business consultant, social media strategist, online business educator, web designer, and influencer.   I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business owners live their best digital lives by educating them on easy, proven digital marketing methods that can skyrocket their business growth.

Email: minimediairl@gmail.com