Network Ireland, hosted their annual awards in Drogheda last Friday and it proved a great night for Fahan woman, Edel McCabe who took the top award.
Edel, Marketing & P.R. Manager from Naas Racecourse was judged to be Employed Business Woman of the Year. Twenty two finalists from across Ireland were interviewed for the Network Ireland Business Women of the Year Awards earlier this month.
The Judges, Lorna Cooney from Meath Enterprise Board, Siobhan Woods from Coca-Cola International Services and Graham Hughes from Outsource Support Services took two half days with their deliberations at the d Hotel in Drogheda.
Edel is originally from Fahan, her parent are Gerard and Rebecca Mc Cabe and she is the youngest of four, Damian, Catherine and Patrick Mc Cabe. Edel has worked in the racing industry for the past 8 years, and prior to that has worked internationally with Aer Lingus. A delighted Edel commented “I am over the moon to be awarded this much sought after title; the standard of contestants in my category was exceptionally high and it was a complete shock on the night. Network Ireland is a great organistion, through which I’ve made great client and marketing contacts. The recognition this will give me personally, and Naas Racecourse, is immeasurable. I would like to sincerely thank all involved.”
Members of Network Kildare stood out for their enthusiasm on the night as they supported all their nominated members. Naas Racecourse’s Chairman, Dermot Cantillon, commented “We are extremely proud of Edel’s achievement; she is very talented in her area of Marketing and P.R. and puts in huge work on behalf of the racecourse. It is great to see her hard work and talent being recognised nationally.”
Network Ireland provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. The event is supported by Enterprise Ireland Female Entrepreneurship programme, Louth County Enterprise and the Sunday Business Post. The Women’s Fund at The Community Foundation for Ireland is the Network Ireland Charity of the Year 2012.