We are delighted to announce the following categories. They are open to owners or operations manager within the business. We ask you to complete an application form and give us as much information as possible, all information you supply remains strictly confidential. Application forms are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org you can enter up to 2 categories with a separate entry form to be completed for each entry. We have shown examples against each category which give an idea of what types of business the category applies to. If you are unsure about your eligibility for a category please contact us and will advise, we will allocate the category we feel suits best. There are a number of special non nomination awards to be announced on the night also from the finalists in attendance. The winners will be announced at the Gala Black Tie event on Friday May 25th at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel.
1. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Health & Wellness
This award is open to all in the health or wellness therapy business. This category is open to any health or wellness business – Personal Trainers, Massage therapist, Reflexologists, Nutritionists, Slimming Groups, Osteopaths, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Yoga practitioners.
2. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Business Services
This award is open to all in the professional services field whose business serves other companies and can demonstrate the outstanding contribution they have made to their clients. This category would suit ladies in the professional services field IE; Marketing, HR, Social Media. Law, Finance, Graphic Design, Printing, Insurance.
3. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Training Education-childcare.
This award is open to all who work in the industry that supports children or families day to day. It is open to any business that works directly with children, families or parents IE; Schools, Sports Clubs, Montessori or play schools Tuition, Training, Development, Pregnancy Services, Children’s Welfare, and Nurseries.
4. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Fashion Retail
This award is open to all in the boutique industry. Whether it’s a family owned boutique or a senior management role with a national name, you are eligible to apply in this category.
5. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Technology
This award is open to all working within the technology or science field. This category is aimed at ladies who provide services in the technology sector. E.g. Website, PC support, IT training, Programming Photography or any business operating in the technology sector
6. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Retail or Consumer Business
This award is open to all retail owners or those operating in senior management role in a business that serves consumers and have a great reputation among their competitors. This category is aimed at ladies who sell products or services to consumers. This could be via retail outlets IE; shops, markets etc.
7. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Creative Design
This category would suit Artists, milliners, fashion, candle making soaps, scents flower arranging, anything in the creative industry
8. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Food production
This award is open to all in the food industry, manufacturing and producing products locally this is the ideal category for you. We look forward to hearing from you. This could be bakers, fresh food, cakes, or specialty foods,
9. Connect Kerry New Business Award
This award is open to all ladies who have started a new business in the last 2 years, it is open to all businesses and also welcomes those who may just be at the very early stage.
10. Connect Kerry Business Woman in Dining and hospitality Award
This award is open to all ladies who operate in the hotel, restaurant trade
11. Connect Kerry Tourism Award
Kerry is renowned for tourism and so there are many great ladies leading this to ensure it stays top of the list to provide the best to our visitors, if you are in this industry we want to hear from you.
12. Connect Kerry Marketing and Events Award
This award is open to all ladies who provide marketing assistance to people in business, advertising event management, marketing/event managers.
13. Connect Kerry Outstanding Manager
There are many great ladies managing businesses in the county so you tell us you’re favorite.
14. Connect Kerry young business woman
This award is open to all ladies who own and operate their own business for the last three years or less or those who may have joined a company in a managerial capacity for the first time, It is dedicated to the ladies in the industry 30 or under.
15. Community Champion
We all know someone who works tirelessly for the good of her town, her area or her charity, we want to recognize these ladies so do tell us who you think deserves this recognition.
There are a number of special awards also announced on the night so all ladies in the above will be considered for that also, the judging panel is made up of business people from across the county and their decision is final.
Closing date for nominations is April 30th
Tickets for the event are on sale at €75.00 each, it will be a full meal awards ceremony and night of entertainment.
We look forward to hearing from you all.