Kildare Committee

Kildare Committee

Grainne Slattery

President

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Grainne Slattery

President

Grainne Slattery is the Sales Director of Optiweb.  We are Web Design and Search Engine Optimisation specialists based in Naas Co, Kildare.  Prior to Optiweb Grainne worked in the Beauty industry for 20 years and had her own Salon in Clane, Co. Kildare for over 12 years. She is passionate about helping other businesses achieve greater success by attracting customers through their business website.  Optiweb spend time with each client and make sure their strategic message is well presented and that it targets the right customers to their website. Business is very exciting at the moment as more and more people realise the power of a good Digital presence and what a difference a really good website can make to a company.

086 3828008

grainne@optiweb.ie

Pauline Forde

Ex-Officio

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Pauline Forde

Ex-Officio

 

Pauline Forde is the 2017 President of Network Ireland Kildare Branch. She is the designer and owner of Pauline Forde Heirloom Bouquets. A background in Art and Floristry Pauline set up the business in 2011 to offer brides to be a very unique alternative to fresh flowers.

086 2332399

paulinefordeheirloombouquets@gmail.com

Edel McCabe

Vice-President

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Edel McCabe

Vice-President

 

Edel Mc Cabe is Head of Marketing with HRM Recruitment. Edel is a creative and ideas driven business professional with excellent business growth & business development skills. Highly focused on the advancement and implementation of strategies to achieve the organisation’s overall goals and objectives. Edel’s specialties lay in marketing, communications, public relations, business development, income generation, supporter and stakeholder management & motivation, strategic thinking, meeting & exceeding targets, annual planning, staff leadership, senior management, budget setting, branding. Mostly Edel is highly driven, ambitious to succeed in any project she takes on including Network Ireland Kildare. One of Edel’s greatest achievements is her award as Network Ireland Business Woman of the Year, 2012.

 

Great recruitment is both an art and a science; it demands emotion, curiosity, intuition and rich data. The HRM differentiator is the judgment we provide borne from deep vertical knowledge, the unique talent networks in which we operate and the valuable connections we make. We value mutuality which means we work to develop lasting, high professional appointments. We help the professional careers of the candidates whom we work and through their talent, making lasting improvements to the performance of our clients.

 

HRM operates through two practice groups, 1. Science, Technology & Operations Selection and 2. Corporate & Professional Services Selection across the country through a three-office platform in Dublin, Cork, and Galway.

 

086 3888532

mccabe.edel@gmail.com

 

Emily Mahon

Secretary

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Emily Mahon

Secretary

Emily Mahon is the owner and company director of MentorUs Business Solutions and is a qualified business mentor to Irish SME’s. Emily holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and an Honours Degree in Health Service Management.  Through years of experience of working with businesses and entrepreneurs through the Local Enterprise Office’s and private clients, Emily has developed a wealth of knowledge in business areas such as Marketing, Human Resource Management, Strategic Planning and Business Planning.  Our mission is to provide our clients with the mentoring and expertise required, to ensure that their business can become more successful and profitable. Support from MentorUs Business Solutions should enable the business to gain competitive advantage within their sector with a focus on empowering each and every client to reach their business goals through guided mentoring.

087 9646607

mentorus@eircom.net

Margaret O’Gorman

Treasurer

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Margaret O’Gorman

Treasurer

 

At Ambit Financial Services, Margaret O’Gorman, and her husband Sean are experienced professionals seeking to cater for the growing demand for independent, impartial financial advice. They have worked in Naas for over 2’°years and are also well known for their involvement in local charity work and the Easter Parade with their Steam Engine.

Financial planning is a comprehensive, ongoing approach that starts with helping you define your dreams, developing a plan to help you get there, then tracking your progress along the way, recommending changes where needed.

A life insurance policy can help you plan for your family’s financial needs and may also offer features that can help you meet other goals, including education, retirement, tax savings and estate planning.

When your life changes, – your financial life does too. We can help you prepare financially for major milestones – from beginning a new career to leaving a legacy for your grandchildren – with more confidence.

Life changing events include Inheritance, New baby, Marriage, Divorce, Home buying, Loss of spouse, job loss, Job transition, home downsizing.

Your financial goals may include college education, business ownership, investment planning, estate planning, insurance, and long term health care

For further information please contact Margaret at 045 883828  / 087 2583894, on email at Margaret.OGorman@ambit.ie and in person, at Unit K3 M7 Business Park, Newhall Naas Co. Kildare.

 

www.Ambit.ie

 

087-2583894

margaret.ogorman@ambit.ie

 

Deirdre O’Connor

Events Manager

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Deirdre O’Connor

Events Manager

 

087-2263787

networkkildare@gmail.com

 

Stella Johnson

Awards Co-ordinator

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Stella Johnson

Awards Co-ordinator

Stella is joint owner of Ted Johnsons along with her two brothers Dermot and Barry. Having worked in the family business for 35 years she has gained immense experience in the world of SME’s , Retail and Services. As Financial Director she has seen the business that is now 50 years old survive and flourish through several business cycles. Stella is Qualified by Experience in Finance/Accounting, Sales, HR and the day to day running and managing of a busy retail outlet and staff.

President of Network Ireland Kildare Branch in 2016 she is now on the National Executive council as the National Awards Coordinator for 2017.

087-2323570

stella@tedjohnsons.ie

Karen Geraghty

Social Media

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Karen Geraghty

Social Media

 

087 0531876

kgeraghty@osprey.ie

 

Tara Lane

Public Relations

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Tara Lane

Public Relations

Tara is owner of Centrepiece Rosettes, manufacturers of rosettes and sashes for the equestrian and agricultural shows along with community events and other special occasions such as hen parties and sporting events.   Centrepiece Rosettes also supplies rosettes to the corporate market to promote their brand to their target market. Tara is married to John and has 3 daughters. She is passionate about business and entrepreneurism and is delighted to be the 2018 PRO for Network Kildare and excited to be promoting the network to Women in Business in Co Kildare.  She is looking forward to meeting all the current members and welcoming new members to this wonderful organisation. Tara can be contacted on centrepiecerosettes@gmail.com or 087 9789318 and looks forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.

087 9789318

centrepiecerosettes@gmail.com

Emma Murphy

New Membership Co-Ordinator

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Emma Murphy

New Membership Co-Ordinator

 

087 6962172

Balloonhqinfo@gmail.com

 

Paddi Mulholland

General Committee

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Paddi Mulholland

General Committee

 

Originally from Dublin, Paddi and her husband moved to Naas in 2014.  She joined the Kildare Branch of Network Ireland in January 2017 which helped to integrate her into the local community. She now has time to relax and enjoy life in Kildare and is getting to grips with being secretary for the Network.

 

086 3793418

paddimul@gmail.com

Jenny Cunning

General Committee

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Jenny Cunning

General Committee

 

083 4224914

jennycunning66@gmail.com

Karen Fleming

President

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Karen has served on the committee of Network Cork for over 3 years, assuming the consecutive roles of Corporate Membership Officer, Business Awards Coordinator and Vice -President. Sales Director at Hayfield Family Collection, Karen has vast experience in hotel management, business development and event co-ordination. She currently serves on the Cork Simon Annual Fundraising Ball Committee and was formerly a member of the Munster council of the Sales Institute of Ireland.

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