2019 Network Louth Finalists Announced

Posted on: 03/05/2019

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Businesswoman of the Year Awards finalists for Network Ireland Louth Branch.  They are:

Emerging New Business Category


Marina Branigan

Brava Virtual Ltd

Brava Virtual provides remote administrative support to busy entrepreneurs, so that they can reclaim their time to focus on their core business and increase their revenue.


Nicola Connolly-Byrne



I AM POSITIVE MINDSET develops people, businesses, schools and clubs empower themselves to become the best possible version of who they can be through taking action and learning how to love and respect themselves from a holistic perspective.



Lisa Dunbar

Lisa Dunbar, Nutrition and Health Coach


Lisa Dunbar is a Nutrition and Health Coach based in Dundalk. Having used diet and lifestyle changes to recover from physical and mental health challenges, Lisa is now on a mission to motivate others to take ownership of their health and teach them how to live a healthier, happier life.



Lisa Heeney



Lisa Heeney, a professional aromatherapist & reflexologist, has brought her passion for natural wellness to fruition via her range of luxurious AromaBuff face & body products. This all natural range includes beeswax lip balms, body balms and butters for women, as well as beard care products for men.




Róisín Matthews

Mess Chef Cookery & Sensory Play


Róisín Matthews is the founder of Mess Chef Cookery & Sensory Play, who provide weekly parent & child cookery and healthy eating classes as well as workshops for primary schools, autism and special needs schools, montessoris and community groups throughout the North East.


SME <10

Bronagh Conlon

Listoke Distillery Ltd


Bronagh Conlon is a Founder and Managing Director of Listoke Distillery and Gin School. Having won Best European Gin 2018, Listoke 1777 Irish Gin is available around the world. The gin school offers an exclusive gin making experience to locals and tourists.




Breda Marron

Breda Marron


Breda Marron is an award-winning artist and sculptor who creates public sculptures, as well as paintings. Her work seeks to capture the essence of a place and the energy of the people who commission her pieces.
Breda also facilitates creative workshops for schools and adult groups.



Sarah McKenna

Sarah McKenna Ceramics


I am a potter based in Ireland. My work is all about linking memories, sentiment and nostalgia to transform an everyday object into a special gift. So I impress text into the clay pieces – inspiring quotes, poetry and sentimental lyrics to tug on the heart strings and make people smile.


Social Enterprise


Sarah Daly

Creative Spark


Sarah Daly, Director of Creative Spark, an award-winning centre for creativity & innovation. With a background in the Arts, Sarah has over 18 years’ experience in business development for SMEs particularly in the creative sectors. She has a keen interest in community development & creative engagement.