RSVP Magazine

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Joan McGowan

Born and raised in Limerick, Joan McGowan and her husband, chef Geoff Jones, bought The Fairways in 2006, a hugely popular and successful gastro pub just minutes outside Nenagh Town. Famous for its love of seafood, and the only pub in Tipperary to make the finals of the Irish Bar Licensing Awards in 2014, The Fairways […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Tracey Ryan

Since setting up Bia Beauty Skincare in 2012, Tracey Ryan has gone on to sell her product in over 100 stores nationwide, including Avoca and Lloyd’s Pharmacy, as well as starting to export to the UK. Originally from Tipperary, but living in Cork for nearly ten years, the married mum of one has won a […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Danielle Kennedy

Danielle Kennedy is the proprietor and manager of Lloyd’s Hair Waterford, a dedicated walk-in only salon on Patrick Street. After acquiring the business in 2011, Danielle has relocated, rebranded and relaunched the business, opened a new appointment salon and has gone on to win a number of awards for her efforts, including FAB Women in […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Natalie McCambridge

Natalie McCambridge is director of McCambridge’s in Galway, which will be trading for 90 years this summer, having opened in 1925. Natalie has worked in the business for eleven years, not including several stints in her teen years, and has seen it grow into a restaurant trade, as well as being a successful deli-cafe and […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Julia McHugh

We Love Laser has been in business in Dun Laoghaire since October 2011 and since then, the business has introduced some of the ‘newest and best’ skin and laser treatments from around the world to Dublin. We Love Laser is co-owned by Julia McHugh, a laser therapist and skin specialist, and is one of only […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Marion O’Gorman

Marion O’Gorman, CEO of The Kilkenny group, certainly bucked the trend during the recession, opening eight new stores between 2007 and 2013,while also working to keep her four original stores ahead of the game. The Kilkenny group is Ireland’s largest emporium of Irish designed products. Turnover for year ending January 2014 reached a record high […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Bridget Kearney

Based in the heart of the medieval centre of Kilkenny City, Belle Femme Lingerie is entering its fourth year in business under the watchful eye of its proprietor, Bridget Kearney. With business consistently growing from strength to strength, the Cork native tells us why she went into the lingerie business, why her service is so […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Audrey Lehane

Azure Jewellery was established by Audrey Lehane in 2004 and quickly became known as a leader in jewellery design in Cork and the Munster region. Today, the mother of two is busier than ever with her jewellery business and tells us about her inspiration behind the brand. Where it all began The inspiration for Azure collections came from […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Sarah Keary

Make-up artist Sarah Keary specialises in fashion, bridal and TV make-up and recently set up her freelance make-up business after qualifying as a professional over ten years ago and working under other management. Here, the npwDublin based make-up artist tells us what she loves about the make-up industry. Where it all began From the age […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Andrea Horan

When taking a break from a career in PR and communications, Andrea Horan and her sister Michelle came up with their idea for nail bar Tropical Popical when they were busy travelling and seeing the world. Since opening its doors in November 2012, Tropical Popical has become a firm favourite with nail art lovers and […]

RSVP’s Businesswoman of the Month: Noelle O’Connor

How the business was established? Beauty entrepreneur Noelle O’Connor founded TanOrganic, the world’s first eco-certified self-tan made from 95% certified organic ingredients, after she identified a gap in the lucrative global self-tan market in 2010. Today, less than five years since its founding, this highly innovative and rapidly-growing brand has become a global leader in […]

RSVP Businesswoman of the Month: Ellen Kavanagh

RSVP Businesswoman of the Month Ellen Kavanagh along with her business partner, Trish O’Brien, is the brains behind Waxperts Wax. As the name suggests, they are specialists in waxing and both are trained beauty therapists.  Waxperts is the only Irish wax depilatory manufacturing company and they have very successfully taken on the international  big brands, […]

RSVP Business Woman Of The Month: Arlene Nee

Jewellery designer Arlene Nee has travelled the globe sourcing unique components to help produce her exquisite jewellery collection. Since Absolute Jewellery was launched in 2002, the brand has grown in popularity and is recognised today for its creative designs and meticulous attention to detail and quality. Arlene first set up Azara Jewellery, a wholesaler of silver and costume jewellery in Ireland, in 1997 along […]

RSVP Business Woman of the Month: Siobhan Lavery

Aged just 35, Siobhan Lavery became the youngest female to be appointed Managing Director of an advertising agency in the Irish market. Siobhan is MD of ICAN, an advertising agency that offers clients fully integrated advertising services but are best known for the unparalleled approach to Digital Advertising. Her career in ICAN began back in 2000 as an Account Executive and […]

RSVP Business Woman Of The Month: Mary Fehily-Hobbs

Mary Fehily-Hobbs’ career has followed a diverse path, from working in financial services for over 25 years to her role today, as the National President of Network Ireland – an organisation representing Women in Business, the Professions and the Arts. Married to the celebrity financial advisor Eddie Hobbs, along with being mother to four children, Mary is also the Director […]