National Women’s Enterprise Day 2022
National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) takes place every year in October and is a national celebration of female entrepreneurship. Below are some of the Sligo women who have been supported into self-employment by our Enterprise Officer Deirdre Kennedy in 2022
For more information on the range of pre-enterprise training options please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Funke Egberongbe is a Nigerian entrepreneur living in Ireland for over 17 years. She is passionate about food from around the globe, and holds a Hons. Degree in Nutrition, Food and Business Management. She discovered that there is no restaurant offering Afro Caribbean Cuisine in the whole North West of Ireland. Hence Zeebah’s Foods was born.
Zeebah’s Foods provide Catering services tailored to your needs and are proud to say that their kitchen is HSE approved. They cater for all events offering a variety of healthy tasty meals for your convenience and enjoyment . They also make delicious novelty cakes!
Veronika, originally from Slovakia, open her clinic in March 2022. She is a licensed Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist with a holistic background. She is also a reiki master and very attuned to energy. With the gentle help of needles, magnetic mineral heat lamp, cupping, tuina massage, diet advice or reiki healing – Veronika can help you balance your body mind and spirit. She also treats kids of any age; they are always welcome into her practice!
The Wild Things
One winter Naomi Horler challenged herself to swim in the sea at least once a week no matter how the weather was. Inevitably she discovered she felt better for it every time. And while she was out there she would notice a brightly coloured seaweed or beautifully patterned shell and take it home and think about what she could make with it. And that is where The Wild Things started…she wants to give people a reason, a purpose for going outdoors, and then the huge benefits will just come naturally.
The Wild Things is on Instagram as thewildthings.ie or you can phone Naomi on 086 3039182 or email email@example.com
Bernie Colhoun Art
Bernie Colhoun is a visual artist based in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Working from her beachside studio she creates original and limited edition sculptural and two dimensional artworks inspired by the unseen side of our natural and man made world. Geology, gemstones and time are distinctive topics that re-emerge in her work, stemming from Bernie’s background in gemstone cutting and time spent working in the jewellery trade
To view her art in real life, visit her upcoming group exhibition at the Hyde Bridge Gallery in Sligo, opening Saturday 5th of November and running until the 26th of November. If you are looking for an original or bespoke piece of art for your home or corporate office, you can contact Bernie to discuss options or you can also purchase directly from her online store.
Renewed by Shauna
‘Renewed by Shauna’ is a new business based in Dromore West, Co. Sligo. Shauna upcycles furniture and paint kitchen units. This started during the covid-19 lock down when she painted her own kitchen. She got a huge response online from pictures that she posted and began to get lots of enquiries hence Renewed by Shauna was born. The business is booming and although she is completely booked for the rest of 2022, she is available for new projects in 2023.
Since she was a little girl baking Betty Crocker’s just add water cookies! Lauren always dreamt of her own pastry business. That childhood dream became a reality in 2022. She wholesales delicious desserts to leading restaurants and hotels along the Wild Atlantic way. All her desserts and pastries are homemade using the best quality and local ingredients.
Lauren is a qualified Pastry Chef with 10+ years’ experience having worked in the world’s top locations such as Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland. Ashford Castle, Ireland. Le Petit Caporal, France and Peggy Porschen, London.
Angela runs a floral studio called Bealtaine Blooms based in Carrowmorris, Dromard, Co. Sligo. She set up her studio last year after completing a professional floristry training with Kays Flower School Dublin. She runs an independent studio and supplys unique, non-generic floral arrangements for all occasions in life. She likes to ensure friendly, reliable and helpful customer service and pours her heart into creating arrangements suitable for all of life’s events.
Bealtaine Blooms can contacted by phone on 086-1583498, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or through my social media pages Bealtaine Blooms on Facebook and @bealtaineblooms on Instagram.