The winners of the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2015 were announced yesterday evening and though we’re feeling it this morning, we had quite a spectacular night. Almost 800 guests gathered in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin as we sought to honour trailblazing businesswomen around the country for their incredible achievements so far. All nominees and winners each play a vital role within the Irish business community at home and abroad, and we were thrilled to fittingly reward them for their efforts.
There was glitz, glamour, gorgeous gúnas and hundreds of social media snaps taken (the selfie sticks at the tables went down a treat) as guests were wined and dined in our beautiful venue, perfectly suited for the special occasion. The surfeit Appassionata flowers meant Instagram games were very strong, and we think that stunning paper flower backdrop on arrival, created by Miller & Lamb still has people talking. Even the cocktails were appropriately themed – attendees could choose between ‘The Creative Spirit’, a Ketel One vodka cocktail, or the ‘Tanqueray Trailblazer’ gin concoction. If you wanted to take a break from networking and catch-ups, the Boots Ireland No7 beauty lounge was open for touch ups – our lip liner was always on point.
Once again, we want to say a huge congratulations to all our winners and nominees; we hope you raised a glass or two of the lovely wine provided by Marks & Spencer in celebration. And can we just take a moment to congratulate shortlisted nominee Emma Buckley from Gourmet Fuel who won the showstopping one week Caribbean Cruise with Celebrity Cruises and with flights from Tour America. We’re very jealous, but we’re also incredibly happy for you.
The IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2015, were in association with Samsung, Electric Ireland, No7, AIB, Kuehne + Nagel, Versatile Bathrooms & Interiors and Weir & Sons, and were proudly supported by Newstalk, Independent.ie, Enterprise Ireland and Marks & Spencer and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.