Awards 2012

The second annual Women in Business NI Awards, in association with Invest Northern Ireland, has recognised the women at the cutting edge of our economy.

More than 470 women packed into the Ramada Hotel, Belfast to celebrate the success of business leaders, entrepreneurs and senior managers at the only ceremony of its kind in Northern Ireland.



Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year

Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year

Winner: Patricia Clements Bradfor Ltd


Award for Best New Start Up

Award for Best New Start Up

Winner: Grainne Kelly Bubblebum


Award for Entrepreneurship / Innovation

Award for Entrepreneurship / Innovation

Winner: Alyson Hogg Vita Liberata


Award for Outstanding Management / Leadership

Award for Outstanding Management / Leadership

Winner: Dr Maureen Murphy Aurion Learning


Award for Outstanding Management / Leadership (Highly Commended)

Award for Outstanding Management / Leadership (Highly Commended)

Winner: Imelda McMillan Law Society of Northern Ireland


Award for Best Marketing Campaign

Award for Best Marketing Campaign

Winner: Gillian McLean National Museums Northern Ireland (Sinead Cunningham pictured accepting award on Gillian's behalf)


Award for Best Small Business

Award for Best Small Business

Winner: Shauna McCarney Heavenly Tasty Organics


Award for Best Small Business (Highly Commended)

Award for Best Small Business (Highly Commended)

Winner: Elaine Quinn, Quinnfresh


Award for Best Customer Service

Award for Best Customer Service

Winner: Judith Owens Titanic Belfast


Award for Best Customer Service (Highly Commended)

Award for Best Customer Service (Highly Commended)

Winner: Beverley Brown Funeral Services Northern Ireland


Award for Best in Professional Services

Award for Best in Professional Services

Winner: Brigid Napier Napier & Sons Solicitors


Best Young Business Woman of the Year

Best Young Business Woman of the Year

Winner: Kelly McAllister Lough & Quay Estate Agency


Award for Advancing Diversity in the Work Place (Private Sector Winner)

Award for Advancing Diversity in the Work Place (Private Sector Winner)

Winner: Catherine Flynn Fomula Karting


Award for Advancing Diversity in the Work Place (Public Sector Winner)

Award for Advancing Diversity in the Work Place (Public Sector Winner)

Winner: Jill Minne Belfast City Council


Award for Best Exporter

Award for Best Exporter

Winner: Patricia O'Hagan Core Systems