#IMAGEinspires: Highlights From The Businesswoman Of The Year 2016

We donned our finest gowns and joined almost 800 guests to celebrate the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin, Burlington Road last night. The awards, now in their tenth year, honoured the incredible businesswoman of Ireland and their fantastic accomplishments thus far. We popped the champagne on arrival (generously given from Marks and Spencer) and sipped on two stunning Winter Wonderland stunning cocktails provided by Diageo – attendees could choose between Tanqueray TENGin, infused with fresh cranberries and blueberries or a Ketel One Winter Frost concoction garnished with a torched pine cone, frost cinnamon and icing sugar.  In between the networking and carefully orchestrated selfies – imperative to get the amazing backdrops designed by Miller&Lamb and Appassionata flowers arrangements in the background – we raised our glasses of Marks & Spencer wine as each of the winners gracefully took to the stage to accept their awards from the legend that is Anne Doyle and sponsors Samsung, Eir, No7, and The Loop, and supported by Newstalk,, Enterprise Ireland and Marks & Spencer.

ICYMI: IMAGE Businesswoman Of The Year Awards 2016: The Winners!

#BWOTY16 trended all night, and thanks to selfie sticks provided by the Irish Independent, the enthusiastic tweeting, snapping and Instagrams kept on coming. Here are some social media highlights from the empowering night:

Every table was adorned with gifts from Chupi Jewellery, wine from Marks and Spencer, beautiful flower arrangements by Appassionata Flowers and selfie sticks by the Irish Independent. Picture perfect or what?

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No7 set up a beauty lounge to accommodate all our touch-up needs – genius or what? (especially with that weather!)

What a set up from #BootsNo7! They’ve also given us some amazing prices for tonight’s #BWOTY16!

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What a woman! Xxx @pipsy_pie #ImageWomenOfTheYear #Awards #bwoty16

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A legend & a lady!#bwoty16

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Great night last night for @oonaghohag of @meagherspharmacy winning Entrepreneur of the Year #bwoty16

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And XPOSÉ were on hand to chat to all our winners:

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Plenty of inspiring words throughout the night:

And GORGEOUS jewellery by the lovely Chupi:

And here’s our Best Selfie winner, chosen by IMAGE and The Irish Independent:

These are only a small selection of the fabulous snaps from the fun last night, see our Twitter: #IMAGEinspires and #BYOTY16 and Instagram for plenty more. And once again, check out our list of winners HERE.

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