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In Pictures: Women in Business Northern Ireland Awards 2013

Core Systems' Patricia O'Hagan lifts coveted Businesswoman of the Year Award

Published 02/12/2013

Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI and Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI with Claire McIntyre of NYSE Euronext at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI and Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI with Claire McIntyre of NYSE Euronext at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women IN Business NI Awards 2013
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Andrea Martin and Tori Higginson of Stamp Promotions - winners of Best New Start Up at the Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Cllr Deirdre Hargey of Belfast City Council at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Conor and Bernie McClelland of Rayanne House, Holywood, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Staff of The Keystone Group at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI and Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI, with Gary McDonald and Valerie Gourley of The Irish News at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI with BBC Presenter Alan Simpson, Tamsin Blackbourn of Thomas Belfast and Women in Business NI board member Joris Minne at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Cara Macklin of Malone Lodge Hotel at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Claire McIntyre of NYSE Euronext at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Louise Close of NIABT at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Michelle Johnston and Caroline Bourke of ASA Marketing with Louise Close of NIABT at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Staff of Asda Antrim at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Staff of CME Belfast at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Kate Oakes of Asda Antrim, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Frances Magee of Dress This House, Belfast, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Lynda Gordon from Portadown, winner of the Advancing Diversity in the Work Place award, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Tori Higginson and Andrea Martin are presented with the award for Best New Start Up by Ellvena Graham of Ulster Bank at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests congratulate a winner at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Christine Adams of Abbey Insurance Brokers is congratulated on winning the award for Best Marketing Campaign by Joanne Grant of JC Decaux, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Shelly Taylor of Taylored Workwear Ltd makes her way to the stage to receive the award for Best Small Business at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Marie-Claire McCabe, Women in Business NI
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Tracy Meharg of Invest Northern Ireland addresses guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI, addresses guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Hilary Devey says goodnight at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Awards guest
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Awards guest
Women IN Business NI Awards 2013
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Staff of the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen's Univesrity at the Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Equality Commission guests
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Stephanie Collins, from Portglenone, of Asda Antrim, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women IN Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Homecare Independent Living - winners of Best Customer Service - at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Danielle Groogan, from Draperstown, of Asda Antrim, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Homecare Independent Living - winners of Best Customer Service - at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year 2013, Patricia O'Hagan of Core Systems, is congratulated by Anne Clydesdale of Queen's University and Tracy Meharg of Invest Northern Ireland at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Keelin McGonagle of Asda Strabane at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year 2013, Patricia O'Hagan of Core Systems, is congratulated by Tracy Meharg of Invest Northern Ireland at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year 2013, Patricia O'Hagan of Core Systems, makes her way to collect her award at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year 2013, Patricia O'Hagan of Core Systems, makes her way to collect her award at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Johann Muldoon of Manor Architects is presented with the award for Best in Professional Service by Helen Fee of University of Ulster, Ulster Business School, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Joint winners Ruth Wilson of Beaufort Interiors and Grace Weir of Stealth Translations are presented with the award for Best Exporter by Edel Doherty of Business Travel Solutions at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Anne Murphy of Delegate International Recruitment is presented with the award for Entrepreneurship/Innovation by Claire McIntyre of NYSE Euronext at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Jane Harnett of Harnetts Oils is presented with the Highly Commended award for Entrepreneurship/Innovation by Claire McIntyre of NYSE Euronext at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Mairead Mackle of Homecare Independent Living is presented the award for Best Customer Service by Kate Oakes of Asda at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Catherine ONeill is presented with the award for Best Young Business Woman of the Year at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland by Darina Armstrong of Progressive Building Society. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: BBCs Alan Simpson congratulates Jacqueline McGonigle of www.whatsonni.com on winning the award for Excellence in IT at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Hilary Devey CBE takes part in a Q&A with awards host Pamela Ballantine at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Guests at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Hilary Devey CBE takes part in a Q&A with awards host Pamela Ballantine at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Laura Dowie, Membership and Events Manager, Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive, and Eva Adams, Marketing Manager of Women in Business NI, welcoming Hilary Devey CBE to the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI (right) and Kate Marshall Chair of Women in Business NI join Valerie Gourley (left) of The Irish News in welcoming Hilary Devey CBE to the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland and supported by The Irish News. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Patricia OHagan MBE of Core Systems is named Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Moya Johnston of Survitec Group is presented the Highly Commended award for Outstanding Management/Leadership by Shauna Mullan of Department for Employment and Learning at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Shelly Taylor of Taylored Workwear Ltd is presented the award for Best Small Business by Belfast City Councillor Deirdre Hargey at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Johann Muldoon of Manor Architects is presented with the award for Best in Professional Service by Helen Fee of University of Ulster, Ulster Business School, and Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Anne Murphy of Delegate International Recruitment is presented with the award for Entrepreneurship/Innovation by Claire McIntyre of NYSE Euronext and Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Grace Weir of Stealth Translations is presented with the award for Best Exporter by Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business and Edel Doherty of Business Travel Solutions at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. Grace shared this award with Ruth Wilson of Beaufort Interiors. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Ruth Wilson of Beaufort Interiors is presented with the award for Best Exporter by Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business and Edel Doherty of Business Travel Solutions at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. Ruth shared this award with Grace Weir of Stealth Translations. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Joint winners Ruth Wilson of Beaufort Interiors and Grace Weir of Stealth Translations are presented with the award for Best Exporter by Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business and Edel Doherty of Business Travel Solutions at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Jane Harnett of Harnetts Oils is presented with the Highly Commended award for Entrepreneurship/Innovation by Claire McIntyre of NYSE Euronext and Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Mairead Mackle of Homecare Independent Living is presented the award for Best Customer Service by Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI, and Kate Oakes of Asda at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Catherine ONeill is presented with the award for Best Young Business Woman of the Year at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland by Darina Armstrong of Progressive Building Society and Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Tori Higginson and Andrea Martin are presented with the award for Best New Start Up by Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI, and Ellvena Graham of Ulster Bank at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Alison Allen of Driving Miss Daisy Driving School is presented the Highly Commended award for Best New Start Up by Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI and Ellvena Graham of Ulster Bank at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Patricia OHagan MBE of Core Systems is named Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards. Celebrating with Patricia are Kate Marshall Chair of Women in Business NI, Tracy Meharg of Invest NI and Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Patricia OHagan MBE of Core Systems is named Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards. Celebrating with Patricia are Kate Marshall Chair of Women in Business NI and Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Patricia OHagan MBE of Core Systems is named Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards. She is pictured with Anne Clydesdale of the WJ Clinton Leadership Institute at Queens University who will welcome Patricia onto the Business Leaders Programme and Kate Marshall, Chair of Women in Business NI. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Jacqueline McGonigle of www.whatsonni.com is presented the award for Excellence in IT by Valerie Gourley of The Irish News and Kate Marshall Chair of Women in Business NI at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Christine Adams of Abbey Insurance Brokers is presented the award for Best Marketing Campaign by Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI and Joanne Grant of JC Decaux, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Lynda Gordon from Portadown of Southern Health and Social Care Trust is presented the award for Advancing Diversity in the Work Place by Evelyn Collins CBE of Equality Commission and Kate Marshall Chair of Women in Business NI at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Darina Armstrong of Progressive Building Society is presented the award for Outstanding Management/Leadership by Shauna Mullan of Department for Employment and Learning and Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Marie-Clare McCabe, Marketing Co-ordinator, and Eva Adams, Marketing Manager, Women in Business NI, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com
Women in Business NI Awards 2013: Laura Dowie, Membership and Events Manager, and Eva Adams, Marketing Manager, Women in Business NI, at the third annual Women in Business NI Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland. www.womeninbusinessni.com

The contribution of female led businesses, female business leaders, organisations with female management teams and female sole traders was celebrated for the invaluable contribution they make to the Northern Ireland economy, at the third annual Women in Business Northern Ireland Awards in association with Invest Northern Ireland which was held in the Culloden Estate and Spa.

Patricia O’Hagan, of Core Systems ,was named Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year.  Patricia has been with her current company since 1999, and since she took over the role of managing director in 2005, she has led the company to glowing success particularly in global markets.  Since 2011 she has also served on the Economic Advisory Group, providing independent advice to Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster.

 

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NI AWARDS WINNERS

Best Small Business Sponsored by Belfast City Council, winner:  Shelly Taylor, Taylored Workwear Ltd

Outstanding Management / Leadership, sponsored by Department for Employment and Learning, highly commended:  Moya Johnston, 
Survitec Group Ltd

Outstanding Management / Leadership, sponsored by Department for Employment and Learning, winner:  Darina Armstrong, 
Progressive Building Society

Advancing Diversity in the Work Place, sponsored by Equality Commission for NI, winner: Lynda Gordon, 
Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Best Marketing Campaign sponsored by JC Decaux, winner:  Christine Adams
, Abbey Insurance Brokers

Excellence in IT, sponsored by The Irish News, winner:  Jacqueline McGonigle, Whatsonni.com

Best New Start Up sponsored by Ulster Bank, highly commended:  Alison Allen, Driving Miss Daisy Driving School

Best New Start Up sponsored by Ulster Bank, winner:  Tori Higginson & Andrea Martin, Stamp Promotions


Best Young Business Woman of the Year sponsored by Progressive Building Society, winner:  Catherine O’Neill, Amelio

Best Customer Service, sponsored by Asda, winner:  Mairead Mackle, 
Homecare Independent Living

Entrepreneurship / Innovation, sponsored by NYSE Euronext, highly commended:  Jane Harnett, 
Harnett’s Oils

Entrepreneurship / Innovation, sponsored by NYSE Euronext, winner:  Anne Murphy, Delegate International Recruitment Ltd

Best Exporter, sponsored by Business Travel Solutions, joint winners:  Grace Weir, Stealth, Translations Ltd; Ruth Wilson, Beaufort Interiors

Best in Professional Service, sponsored by University of Ulster – Ulster Business School winner:  Johann Muldoon, Manor Architects

Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland:  Patricia O’Hagan MBE, Core Systems

 

Each of the shortlisted entrants for the 2013 Women in Business NI Awards had previously attended a Women in Business NI Retreat in Ulster Bank’s Dublin headquarters where they had the opportunity to network ahead of the awards ceremony.

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