Susie Horgan, Managing Director of leading communications agency Springboard PR & Marketing, has just been named Network Cork Businesswoman of the Year 2017.
The news follows recent growth at the agency, which is marking five years in business this year.
The Network Cork Businesswomen of the Year awards are designed to honour women in Cork who have demonstrated "exceptional achievements" in business.
Ms Horgan was named overall winner of the awards at the black tie event in the Rochestown Park Hotel on Friday night after winning in the ‘SME less than 10 Employees’ category.
It was one of six award categories on the night - Sian Horn of Elite Pilates won the emerging category, while Michelle Johnson of ASA Marketing took the award for SME with more than 10 employees.
Gillian Hennessy of Collins Press was recognised in the employee award category, while Sinead O’Keeffe of Enable Ireland took the social enterprise award. Sinead Dunphy of Cork International Choral Festival was lauded in the arts category.
Ms Horgan said she was “speechless” to have won the overall prize and paid tribute to her “amazing” team for the win.
The judges outlined that Ms Horgan demonstrated strong leadership qualities, as well as business and strategic planning capabilities, matched with a huge determination to perform competitively. She was unanimously chosen as the overall winner.
Ms Horgan will now go forward for consideration at the Network Ireland National Business Awards, which will take place at a gala ceremony on Friday, October 6 in Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort in Wicklow.