FAB Waterford Women in Business Awards 2014 Finalists List
The FAB Awards consisted of nine categories with three finalists in each and an overall winner. I was up against Sarah Flynn from Unique Aquatics, who provides aqua fitness classes and Lyndsey Power from Inn the Doghouse, who provides doggy day care and training. Among the list of finalists were some fellow business women and friends, which made the build up to the final event even more exciting. Joyce O’Carroll from Wigworld, was one of the finalist in the Best in Business Services category and Rose Walsh and Jean Collins from The Schoolbag.ie were finalists in the Best in Retail category.
The morning of the awards, Dooley’s Hotel lobby was a hub of great excitement when we arrived. The sun was shinning and everyone was full of style and smiles. We posed for official photos, mingled, greeted and networked for a while before moving into the tastefully decorated Rita Nolan room for the awards ceremony.
After an introduction from the deputy Mayor of Waterford, Cllr Tom Cunningham, a very motivational speech from Gabrielle Cummins CEO of Beat 102 103 FM and a delicious lunch, the awards got underway. Standing on the stage infront of the large screen which promoted each finalist, Lynda Lawton from Lawton Media, briskly went through a bio on each nominee and announced the winners accordingly. The winner of my category went to Sarah from Unique Aquatics but I was over the moon that Joyce O’Carroll from Wigworld, won the Best in Business Services award and Ann Cusack from the Granville Hotel won the Best in Tourism & Leisure award.