The 15th annual IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2023 were held in Dublin last Friday night and included a new award category of Family Businesswoman of the Year, sponsored by Key Capital.
Our own Family Business Specialist at Key Capital, Ann Dugan, says ‘Being born into a family business, the nuances and the family dynamics are always present’, and it was with this in mind that Key Capital decided to sponsor the award, introduced as a new category to the IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year awards for the first time this year.
Key Capital would like to congratulate all the shortlist nominees and the winner of the Family Businesswoman of the Year for 2023, Aisling Ryan, CEO, Ryans Cleaning. Ryans Cleaning is a family-run, Tipperary based business and is one of Ireland’s leading events cleaning companies with operations in the UK and European markets.
Runners up were: Laura Kelly, Director, Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa and Ann O’Brien, Managing Director, Kent Stainless.
Speaking at the awards Marina Giblin, Director, Wealth Management, Key Capital Private, commented on the night, "It is uplifting as a company to support the event but also heartening to see how encouraging the event is for the younger generation of women in the room.”
"The award is a wonderful celebration and recognition for Aisling Ryan and the entire team at Ryans Cleaning. The IMAGE events team continues to raise their own bar and it was amazing to see the wide range of women in the room, all at very different stages of their business journeys."
Seonadh Johnson, Director, Wealth Management, Key Capital Private
The IMAGE awards are a culmination of a year long programme of IMAGE Business Club events for Irish businesswomen and Key Capital are excited about our ongoing commitment and collaboration with the IMAGE team.
Mary Robinson was honoured with the IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 and commented: “I want women to be leaders in the family, in the community, in every county in Ireland.”