RSVP Magazine

Women in Business: Ciara Flanagan, Plush Beauty

In this weeks Women in Business, we chat to Ciara Flanagan of Plush Beauty. Here, she opens up about her budding business and the challenges she faces.   Where it all began: I wanted to be a beauty therapist since primary school. I finished school, got a part-time waitressing job to pay college fees and […]

Deal of the Day: Topshop Shirt

Looking for a bargain? Look no further than this Deal of the Day offer from Topshop. This embroidered mustard check shirt is €42 and a perfect casual choice. Throwback to the ’90s with this grungy check shirt. Crafted from pure cotton, the soft silhouette is cut with a flattering curved hem and comes detailed an […]

Women in Business: Hollie Creedon, Cobblers Wardrobe

Cobblers Wardrobe, headed up by Hollie Creedon is a “Pre-Loved” shop, stocking high end luxury brands as well as fantastic vintage finds located in  Sandymount. Here, Hollie tells us all about her business ethic and the secrets to her success to date.  WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: Raiding my granny’s wardrobe! From a young age her and I […]

Business Woman of the month : Edel Kinane – Marketing Director of Just Eat Ireland

Edel Kinane – Marketing Director of Just Eat Ireland Edel Kinane has been working as a marketing professional for the past 18 years. Her impressive track record of experience includes working at Marie Claire in Sydney, Australia, before returning to Ireland to work for PepsiCo, Irish Distillers and Unilever, within a below the line agency. […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Mary Hopkins Chairman of Hopkins Communications

Entrepreneur Mary Hopkins has been described as “an icon of Cork business” by her peers and, after 25 years in the communications business, the accolade is well deserved, having built the company from the ground up. As chairman of Hopkins Communications – an agency that specialises in advertising, marketing, PR and events – she has […]

Women in Business: Charlene Corkery

Charlene Corkery of ‘Style Me Image Consultancy by Charlene’ is fast becoming a well-known face in Cork for styling. Whether it’s one-to-one, group styling sessions or corporate events, Charlene is the lady to guide you through the big occasions including interviews, milestone birthdays, weddings as well as your basic, day-to-day wear. “Some have the perception […]

Work wear that’s office and weather friendly

Although March is technically in spring it’s still absolutely freezing out there and it can feel like the sun is never coming back. Trying to find something both professional and stylish can be a bit of a nightmare especially when you’re rushing in the morning. Luckily we have some work wear options to brighten up […]

Leading Women in Business: Niamh Hogan, Holos Skincare

Niamh Hogan, owner and creator of Holos Skincare worked in restaurant management for five years before going back to college in 2003 to study Holistic Health. There began her journey into the world of natural health. In 2008, Niamh opened a natural health centre in Gorey, building a strong clientele of people presenting for Massage, […]

Leading Women in Business: Sarah Keary Make Up

Sarah Keary is one of Ireland’s leading make-up artists specializing in fashion and bridal make up. In 2004 Sarah started off her beauty journey studying Theatrical and Media Make up in Senior College Dun Laoghaire. She then spent over ten years working for leading brands MAC, Chanel, Make up Forever and Dylan Bradshaw. During the […]

Leading Women in Business: Noelle O’Connor, TanOrganic

A Kildare native and mother of two, Noelle O’Connor is the creator of TanOrganic, a range of wholly natural and organic products. She worked for years as a beauty therapist, before setting up Ireland’s first spa therapy chain, Éalú. The planned sale of this company fell through as a result of the recession, and ultimately […]

RSVP’s One to Watch: Natalie King

In this weeks One to Watch, fashion designer Natalie King chats to RSVP’s Mikie O’Loughlin. Firstly, tell us about yourself? I’m a fashion Designer based in Co.Clare. I lived in London for seven years where I studied and worked for some great brands like Roksanda, Betty Jackson and Dolce & Gabbana to name a few. It was […]

Leading Women in Business: Jane Swarbrigg, Inglot Ireland

Inglot Cosmetics Ireland is a family-run business operated by Jane, Geraldine and Peter Swarbrigg from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Inglot currently have nine stores located nationwide – five in Dublin, two in Cork, one in Limerick and one in Galway – and a thriving online site, Their ethos is to enhance the client’s natural beauty, […]

Leading Women in Business: Lorraine Heskin, Gourmet Food Parlour

Lorraine Heskin and her business partner, Lorraine Byrne, established Gourmet Food Parlour in 2006. Their first restaurant opened in Dún Laoghaire ten years ago, and they have since opened three more stand-alone restaurants in Malahide and Swords. In addition to a contract catering business, they operate kitchens in both House on Leeson Street and 37 […]

Leading Women In Business: Carol Anne Leyden, CA Design

Carol-Anne Leyden is the woman responsible for what has become one of Ireland’s leading interiors brands. The contemporary furniture company recently opened its first flagship store on leafy Dunville Avenue in Ranelagh. While CA Design primarily draws inspiration from mid 20th Century designers and current European contemporary furniture designers, their latest collection of CA Design […]

Women in Business: Deirdre Heffernan

Founded in November 2013, Instamedia is a creative marketing agency with a passion for helping others grow their business.  Digital Marketing Executive at this young and vibrant company, Deirdre Heffernan has given us a unique insight into her career and life as a young woman in the world of business.   So Deirdre, tell us about […]

Women in Business: Catherine Buggy, Founder of Boutique Bake

Boutique Bake is a range of award-winning gourmet baking mixes which are available in in 200 stores across the country including major retailers Tesco, Dunnes and SuperValu as well as artisan shops Founder Catherine Buggy has given us a unique insight into her career as a young woman in business.  Where it all began… Boutique Bake […]