Caroline Murphy, owner at West Cork Eggs, will represent Network Ireland West Cork in the Emerging New Business category at the national Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year awards final on Friday September 14, 2018, in The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway.
Speaking ahead of the final, Caroline Murphy said: “My journey from city chic to country chick has been amazing with lots of fun and new experiences along the way. From our first four hens to now supplying 21 Supervalu stores, as well as other independent shops and customers has been beyond my wildest expectations!
“I have learnt so much and grown personally, as well as the business. To win the Network Ireland West Cork Best Emerging Business award was a great honour and to be recognised by my peers is very humbling and motivating. To represent the Network Ireland West Cork branch at national level is an absolute honour and I truly hope to make everyone proud. Network Ireland is an amazing and inspirational organisation that I would recommend to all and I look forward to meeting the other finalists too.”
The inaugural Network Ireland West Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2018 luncheon took place in Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, Cork, in May, 2018. John O’Doherty, Head of AIB Cork County, speaking on behalf of the judges, said: “West Cork Eggs is a great example of a sustainable and scalable farm diversification and it enhances and adds greatly to the West Cork food culture. Caroline Murphy is very determined and has achieved considerable success and traction in a short space of time. She has achieved this, while by bringing fun into what was regarded as a traditional commodity product.”
Gráinne Dwyer and Fiona Dwyer, Co-Founders at Stori Creative, are also representing West Cork in the Network Ireland final in the Best Use of Digital category.
Speaking about the award winners, Adrienne Harrington, President of Network Ireland West Cork, said: “Network Ireland West Cork was only established earlier this year in March and we are very proud that one of our members Caroline Murphy will represent the branch at national level, as will Gráinne Dwyer and Fiona Dwyer. The branch has gone from strength to strength in six months and a national award would really be the icing on the cake for us!”
Network Ireland was established in 1983 and has over 1,000 members with 15 branches across Ireland. It is a progressive, dynamic organisation supporting the professional and personal development of women.
For further information about Network Ireland, visit networkireland.ie.