RSVP Magazine

Women in Business: Jennifer Tobin

In the past it might have been fair to say that the motoring industry was caught up in a man’s world but these days, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In a recent market summary report by one of Ireland’s top car buying and selling websites,, it seems there is very little difference […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Helen Mannion

If you think that only the selfish succeed or that playing hardball is required to win in business then you haven’t met Helen Mannion, marketing manager with Lifes2Good in Ireland, an award winning Galway based company. The energetic Galwegian combines a strong work ethic with excellent communication skills in her role, which includes promotion of […]

Women in Business: Kelley Burke

StyleJump is the Premier destination for New & Pre-Owned Designer Brands. They source & sell authentic brands from Chanel, Hermes & Prada at up to 80% off.  Owner Kelley Burke has told all about the her success and where it all started for her. Where it all began… It all started about 10 years ago […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Hilarie Geary

Hilarie Geary was just 25 years old when she founded recruitment consultancy Executive Communications in 1991, the company of which she current holds the position as Managing Director. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and the National Recruitment Federation and is a much in demand conference and event speaker. Greary’s own family […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Kate Verling

Mink Hand & Foot Spa was created by Kate Verling along with her parents, Jim and Orla, in 2006. After spending time in the USA and observing the amount of attention salons paid to manicures and pedicures Stateside, the concept for Mink was born. The family arrived home with a focus to deliver excellent hand […]

Women in Business: Ashleigh Myles

Ashleigh Myles an emerging Milliner from Dublin. Based in Ashtown, Ashleigh opened her Studio in 2013 and is quickly establishing herself within the fashion industry. Sponsoring Dublin Rose of Tralee 2014 Headpieces for the International Tour Festival and most recently was nominated for an award within the Arts and Craft Domain for her Bridal Headpiece […]

Business woman of the Month: Carol Byrne

Carol Byrne is the drive behind the sales and marketing function at Fitzpatrick Lifestyle Hotels group, which boasts three of Dublin’s landmark designer hotels: The Morgan, The Beacon and the newly launched Spencer Hotel in the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC). Carol’s career has seen her gather marketing experience across a variety of Ireland’s top […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Tanya Airey

In April 1966, one man’s dream became a reality when Roy Beatty, along with a team of four, opened a small travel agency called Sunway in Blackrock, Dublin. Forty-nine years later, Roy’s own granddaughter, Tanya Airey, keeps the business in the family and is now Managing Director of Sunway, which has become the largest and […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Carol-Anne Leyden

Businesswoman of the month: Carol-Anne Leyden As Director and co-founder of Irish design company CA Design, who recently celebrated their 2nd birthday, Carol-Anne Leyden is the woman responsible for what has become one of Ireland’s leading interiors brands. The contemporary furniture company has a showroom in the heart of Dublin 4 and draws inspiration from minimalist […]

RSVP’s Business Woman Of The Month: Hilarie Geary

Hilarie Geary was just 25 years old when she founded recruitment consultancy Executive Connections in 1991, the company of which she currently holds the position as Managing Director. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and the National Recruitment Federation and is a much in demand conference and event speaker. Geary’s own family […]

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 […]